Thanks to all who helped make Taco Salad last Sunday! We served about 15-20 people who loved the meal. I asked one person how often they eat taco salad & she said, “not very often. It’s really good!” And we’ll have another opportunity to have Suzanne Taylor come visit and worship when she is feeling better after coming down with the flu last weekend.

I look forward to worshiping the Light of the World this Sunday,




The readings for this Sunday can be found here:


January 16th (Monday)

Check out the flyer attached and come Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. at Snoqualmie UMCMonday January 16th, 2 – 3:30 pm. Snoqualmie UMC is hosting this event organized by Kim Ewing of One Snoqualmie with big support from Carol Morrison. Speakers include Rebekah Demirel, Tod Marshal, Gary Schwarts, and Sinan Demirel. Music may include the Chancel Choir, and Bob and Laura Antone. More information is available through the flyer that’s attached and also theValley Record online: If you have questions, please contact Carol Morrison at 425-941-0334 or

January 22nd (Sunday)

St. Clare’s Annual Meeting

  • We will again integrate the meeting into our worship time followed by a brunch based on our Walk & Be Well stewardship activity this fall. Please plan to bring a dish from one of our winning countries (Thailand, India, Ethiopia) as well as a pair of new children’s shoes to be blessed and taken to the food bank in early 2017.
  • The Bishop’s Committee has asked three great people to fill 3-year terms for the next class of Bishop Committee members. They are Holly Miller, Judy Bullard, and Cindy Remick. Many thanks go to each of these women who have offered their time and talents to serve St. Clare’s in this way. We will be giving thanks for Nancy Byrnes, Jeff Waters, & Amy Workman as they finish up their terms.
  • The Cross of St. Clare (faithful service to St. Clare’s –  often without recognition) and the Ken Van Dine Liturgy (involvement in worship) awards will be presented at the meeting as well.
  • Hear about the 2017 budget and the wrap up of our 2016 Annual Campaign.
  • Brunch!!! Always a good time.


I know this is not for everybody, but several people have asked me about the WOMXN’S MARCH on Saturday, January 21st. Here is some information that’s been sent to me and a link for further information and a possible bus ride into Seattle (spots may already be taken).

Start Location: Judkins Park 2150 S Norman St, Seattle, 98144

10:00 – Start time (arrive, find a group with which you’d like to march)

10:30 – Rally/speakers begin

11:00 – Groups begin marching

End Location: Seattle Center, 400 Broad St, Seattle 98109

Route Length: 3.6 miles

On January 21st, 2017 we will join forces and unite for the Womxn’s March on Seattle in solidarity with the national Women’s March on Washington D.C. We invite people of all gender identities, ethnicities, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations to come participate in this amazing event. Building on the legacy of the 1963 March on Washington, we continue to hold these difficult discussions surrounding race, since it has consistently played a huge role in the fight for gender equality. It is vital that we continue to incorporate people of color in these discussions, and that we learn from history. By promoting intersectionality within our movement, we hope to elevate the level of understanding for all marginalized groups, as they will be most affected by the Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, classism, racism, and sexism of this new administration. If we do not prioritize the most vulnerable voices, then we will not succeed as a movement. In response to the election many of us have felt scared, angry, or sad; but most importantly, this election has ignited the fire in many of us to stand up for human rights and get involved in our community. We recognize that this is a continuation of the work marginalized groups have been fighting for decades, and this march will serve as a catalyst for people to get more involved with those communities. It is our goal to provide the resources necessary for people to connect with one another, become accomplices, and work towards equity and social justice in this country. For more information, click here An option for riding the bus: or Cathia at

Mardi Gras Celebration & Fundraising Dinner for the Mt. Si Senior Center will be Feb 4th from 6 – 11pm. Tickets are $30 and are available at Mt. Si Senior Center 411 Main Ave S, North Bend 98045 425-888-3434.


The Rev. Patty Baker


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