Welcome to St. Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church
St. Clare’s is a growing, inclusive, service oriented faith family. We welcome All (yes, we really mean all! Old, young, straight, LGBTQ, life time church goers, first timers, those who question…. ALL) who are trying to find meaning and purpose and fellowship in a world that often seems broken.
Reaching Out To the Snoqualmie Valley
One of the ministries of St. Clare’s Episcopal Church is to sponsor the Sundries Closet for the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank. We accept donations of necessary paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, disinfectant wipes etc., personal care items such as feminine products, incontinence products, tooth paste, body soap, shampoo etc., and cleaning supplies. Any financial donations will be used for the purchase of these items for distribution at the food bank. If you would like to find out more information or would like to donate, please contact our coordinator, Cindy Remick.
Reaching Out Beyond the Snoqualmie Valley
As we have moved to on-line worship, we have been overjoyed to welcome guests from Maine, Indianapolis, Indiana, Caldwell, Idaho, Vancouver, Washington, Newberg, Orgegon, Silverdale, Washington and the city of Seattle. We welcome old friends and new friends from where ever you are able to worship. If you would like to join us for services or have a prayer request, please contact the Reverend Patty Baker at: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an invite to our Zoom Services (see Worship at Home, below)
Worship at Home
Until further notice we will be worshiping on-line via the Zoom App. Our two services each week will be Sunday Morning at 10:00 a.m. and Compline on Thursday Evenings at 7:30 p.m.
To access our services you must first download the Zoom App onto your device. The Reverend Patty Baker will send a clickable link via e-mail prior to the service. Members of St. Clare’s will receive the link before each service. If you are not on our mailing list but would like to be included, please e-mail Patty at : email@example.com
Link to Patty’s sermons is here: https://stclareschurch.org/pattys-sermons/
The link to on-line donations is in the menu at the top of this home page. If you are using a phone or tablet, look under the hamburger menu (3 horizontal lines or 3 dots)
He is rsen, he is risen! Tell it out with joyful voice;
he has burst his three days' prison;
let the whole wide earth rejoice;
death is conquered, we are free,
Christ has won the victory.
If you would like to read Patty’s sermons, they can be found here: Patty’s Sermons
If you would like to hear Bishop Rickel’s Easter message, it can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2sjBfuvtSY&feature=youtu.be
If you would like to hear Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Easter message, it can be found here: https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/bishop-preached-prince-harry-meghans-wedding-gods-church/story?id=70083083
On-Line Resources to Enhance Your Worship at Home
With all of us spending much more time at home than is our habit we might be looking for new ways to structure our prayer time. Below is a short list of links of on-line resources to serve as a starting point for structuring your daily practice.
Episcopal Book of Common Prayer: Downloadable PDF of the Book of Common Prayer: https://episcopalchurch.org/book-common-prayer
The Way of Love with Bishop Curry Lenten Series: https://episcopalchurch.org/files/documents/way_of_love_lent_curriculum.pdf
Lectionary on Line: Specific readings for specific days. Included is a link to the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) Daily Readings. There are links here to sermons and Bible Study Tools: https://www.lectionarypage.net/
St. Marks Live Stream ( Eucharist and archives including Evensong service) The videos are in arrears. Videos showing people in the congregation were filmed prior to the temporary closure of our churches. https://saintmarks.org/worship/live-stream/
Compline Choir at St. Mark’s Cathedral: This is an explanation of what this beautiful service is along with the service itself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ2HQagOGkA If you go onto You Tube and search for Episcopal Compline, you can find several recordings from all of the world.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: Concerning Covid-19: https://episcopalchurch.org/concerning-covid19
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: Habits of Grace: As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing social distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a ‘habit of grace.’ A new meditation will be posted on Mondays through May https://episcopalchurch.org/habits-of-grace?bbeml=tp-kZu-uZr-i0SdHnj_R20rnA.j-CspRqzctEi0QSRAcDHMSA.rnTKEe0xHpUa3rA8McVhw8A.lvGRJP1oU_0iA475w8wOgPQ
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Word to the Church: Holy Week and Easter Day 2020 Online worship supported and encouraged. : https://episcopalchurch.org/posts/publicaffairs/presiding-bishop-michael-currys-word-church-holy-week-and-easter-day-2020-online
Website for the National Cathedral in Washington, DC https://cathedral.org/
Worship at St. Clare's
Due to the Coronavirus, all worship services at St. Clare’s will be held via streaming services until further notice.
What’s it like to worship at St. Clare’s?
People often say it is relaxed, but reverent. We gather, we sing, we listen, we pray, and we share in a holy meal. When we’re done, we go out into the world to do the work God has given us to do.
We celebrate Holy Communion almost every Sunday and all are welcome at the table. While it is generally understood that a person be baptized in order to receive the bread and wine, we do not check credentials at the door. This may be the very meal you have hungered for all your life! If that’s the case, please know you are welcome.
On the first Sunday of the month we offer healing prayers with anointing. And on the last Sunday of each month we all worship in a multi-generational style that teaches us that all of us together are the body of Christ.
Occasionally instead of hearing a sermon, we explore the Gospel by engaging in acts of service to the greater community. We have prepared meals for our local Winter Shelter and Food Bank’s Soup Kitchen, made hanging flower baskets for our neighbors, and assembled Blessing Bags for our homeless neighbors and school backpacks for Snoqualmie Valley students in need.
As an Episcopal Church, we are known by our liturgy or our style of worship. We stand up, we sit down, and we come forward to the altar because the bodies God gave us are meant to move as we worship. We follow a set of readings that take us through almost all the scriptures in a three-year cycle. We also laugh and sometimes weep, knowing God shares in our joys and our sorrows. Our worship takes us through the Christian year seasonally beginning with Advent and moving on to Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost, and the season of Ordinary Time.
To Learn More about what we believe as Episcopalians and how we live out our faith in the world, check out our What We Believe Page.