St. Clement’s Veteran Ministry and 4 Paws 2 Freedom Provide Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD

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Veteran Ministry

The goal of the Veteran Ministry at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church is to create a safe space for veterans to worship and heal and to educate the community about the struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and Moral Injury, that are common after Veterans return from war.

4 Paws 2 Freedom Staff

Terry Sandhoff – Board Chair

Tim Tribble – Vice Chair

Sharon Burke-Polano – Secretary/ Treasurer

Steven Barnett – Service Dog Trainer

Amanda Cowden– Service Dog Trainer


Paraklete Press of California / Revised Common Lectionary Bible Study


Betty Chapman founded Paraklete Press of California and the Revised Common Lectionary Bible Study at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church on May 14, 1989.  Paraklete Press of California has been an outreach Ministry of St. Clement’s for over 20 years.   We publish The Revised Common Lectionary Bible Study as a quarterly study booklet.  We currently sell about 1,000 books annually to churches in the United States and Canada.

Many volunteers at St. Clement’s are responsible for this unique educational and spiritual venture.  Betty Chapman writes The Revised Common Lectionary Bible Study and arranges for it to be printed.  Chris and Jim Wash process the orders and mail the books.  Mickey Boughton, Bobby Keill, and Thomas Casady (Betty’s brother in Oklahoma) are proofreaders and editors.


Everyone from St. Clement’s who helps with the production of The Revised Common Lectionary Bible Study is a volunteer.  Expenses consist of advertising, envelopes, stamps, formatting, and printing costs.  The income helps to supplement the church’s annual budget.

Our main source of advertising is through our webpage at:

Contact us at:  [email protected]




Choir – “To sing is too pray twice.”

The purpose ~ Under the direction of Carole Maxson, the choir enhances the worship experience of the parishioners.

At St. Clement’s we use music that directly relates to the lectionary readings appointed for each Sunday.  Music is selected to further interpret and offer an expanded view of those readings.  The congregation joins in singing a wide variety of music from contemporary Christian to traditional hymns to assist in that worship experience.  An appropriate anthem is presented by the choir each Sunday.

A fall choir retreat begins the year. Time is spent in getting better acquainted and planning the musical year.

There are two major events presented by the choir each year.  A Lenten gift to the congregation and the community on Palm Sunday afternoon and our annual Christmas performance followed by a banquet.

The choir rehearsal is held each Sunday after service.  We welcome new members.

Contact: [email protected]


The Order of Daughters of The King

The Order of Daughters of the King is an international religious order for Episcopal women.  A Daughter pledges herself to a lifelong program of prayer, service, and evangelism.

St. Clement’s Maranatha Chapter meets the second Saturday of each month and includes a book study program.  We meet in the Sunday School Room for Bible study, prayer, coffee, and fellowship from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In addition to monthly meetings we provide support to St. Clement’s with service projects and helping to organize events (Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Founder’s Day and other church functions).

Contact Sharon Burke-Polana to learn more about The Order of the Daughters of the King.