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This Week at St. Patrick's October 3, 2018

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Every year, as I reflect on the life of St. Francis, I read a passage in Lesser Feasts and Fasts that always brings me up short. It is: Of all the saints, Francis is the most popular and admired, but probably the least imitated; few have attained to his total identification with the...

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This Week at St. Patrick's September 26, 2018

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Grace and peace. I am excited about tonight’s National Conversation on Civility. Jennifer Gerhard and I will be attending and hope to see some of you there, too. I do believe it is our Christian responsibility to love all people. That is not an easy endeavor and requires a considerable...

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This Week at St. Patrick's September 19, 2018

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Grace and peace. The first two weeks of our program year have gotten off to a great start. Last Sunday, Jenifer Gamber offered a Godly Play retelling of the creation story. Godly Play opens up the story so that children can experience it. This Sunday, we will be beginning our...

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This Week at St. Patrick's September 12, 2018

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Grace and peace. We celebrated an amazing Kick-Off Sunday this past week which means that we are off to an amazing start of programming. This Sunday, we will offer a preview of our Sunday School for children. Jenifer Gamber, Assistant to the Rector serving as the Day School...

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This Week at St. Patrick's September 5, 2018

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Grace and peace. I hope that everyone will begin the new program year with us this Sunday at 10am. The service will include the blessing of the backpacks and briefcases. After the service, we will enjoy a moonbounce and a cookout. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, but most...

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This Week at St. Patrick's August 29, 2018

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Grace and peace. I’ve been preaching about the polarization that exists in our common life. My thesis is that we can change this if we work in community to honor the goodness of every human being, stretch our listening to hear other viewpoints, and to admit that we might be wrong. This...

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This Week at St. Patrick's August 22, 2018

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Grace and peace. Last week there was news of the Catholic Church’s coverup of over a thousand sexual abuse cases in Pennsylvania. The coverup involved the current Catholic Archbishop of Washington when he served as the Bishop of Pittsburgh. The headlines were shocking, yet we have...

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This Week at St. Patrick's August 15, 2018

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Grace and peace. At our Kick-off Sunday on September 9, you will have the opportunity to sign up for different ministries at St. Patrick’s. I hope that you will consider taking on an additional ministry this year:  Acolyte/Server– Carry the cross/torches, help...

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This Week at St. Patrick's August 8, 2018

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Grace and peace. I hope to see you this week at St. Patrick’s. This Sunday at 10am, we will gather again in the Great Hall for worship followed by a 10-minute class on why truth telling is central to the Reclaiming Jesus movement supported by Presiding Bishop Michael...

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This Week at St. Patrick's August 1, 2018

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Grace and peace. St. Patrick’s is in a very healthy position and for that I am thankful. We have engaged members and a wonderful staff. Over the past several years, we have updated our infrastructure in an effort to better serve our members and to be a place that is welcoming to people...

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