Clare Andreasson

Voice of the Vestry: We don’t need a canoe

by Clare Andreasson, Senior Warden “What you need,” said my father, in a voice weighted with authority and experience, “is a canoe.” My husband and I and our two children were in the midst of a long season of changes for our young family which left us feeling fragmented, fearful, and disconnected from one another.  …

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Voice of the vestry: Season of Paradox

By Clare Andreasson Senior Warden Fall is a season of paradox.  We gather in the harvest of a season of beauty and bounty.  We look back in gratitude for all that we have been given.  And we let go.  Leaves change from green to gold.  They fall from the trees.  The plants that have provided …

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Full-time intentional interim will join Grace in October

By Clare Andreasson Sr. Warden The vestry is delighted to bring you the news that the Rev. Kathryn Costas has accepted a call to serve as full-time Intentional Interim Rector at Grace Church.  We finalized our covenant with her at our vestry meeting on Tuesday, September 19.  She will begin working with us the first …

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Vestry seeks the wind of the Holy Spirit

By Clare Andreasson Senior Warden Sometimes it is an image that grounds me and brings me grace. In late January, the week before the vestry retreat, Rosemary Hagan and I met to prepare and to pray.  During our prayer, as Rosemary spoke of the wind of the Holy Spirit, an unbidden image arose in my …

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Voice of the vestry: “Fear not”

 By Clare Andreasson Last year at this time our oldest child was in the second semester of his senior year of high school.  As a family we were up to our necks in one of the major transitions of our life together.  On an ordinary Saturday afternoon I found myself standing in the doorway of …

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