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Rector's Reflection

RECTOR'S REFLECTION - Rev. Justin A. Ivatts, Priest-in-Charge

January 23, 2019

2019 will be an exciting year in Clarke Parish, it will mark a new chapter in ministry as together we seek to serve Christ in this community.  There are several exciting new items on the horizon.  As one parish with two churches we have already begun the work of doing more together as a parish and not as separate churches.  We will continue the combined Adult Christian Education hour at St. Mary’s at 10 AM each Sunday.

In Lent we will pilot a Saturday Evening Taize style Eucharist at 5pm to try and attract those members of our community for whom Sunday mornings are a struggle.  If it is successful, we will continue it beyond Lent.

This is your parish and thus I would like your feedback and suggestions.  As such we will host a series of listening sessions in parishioner homes for which you can sign-up.  We currently have two hosts and I could do with four or five more.  If you would be willing to host a coffee morning or a potluck lunch/dinner, then please contact Robin or me.  If you would like to place a limit on numbers, you can do that and we will notate that on the sign-up sheet.

Blessings, Justin+