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This Week at St. Patrick's July 19, 2017

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Grace and peace. I returned from vacation this morning. I feel rejuvenated and am excited to get back into the ministries of St. Patrick’s. The picture to the right is me at the Old Course. If you remember, I told a story about this golf course last month in a sermon. A big thank...

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This Week at St. Patrick's July 12, 2017

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Kurt Gerhard is on vacation this week, so we welcome the Rev. Dr. Carol Flett, Ecumenical & Interreligious Officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, to our 10am Sunday service this week. Read more from This Week at St. Patrick's by clicking here.

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This Week at St. Patrick's July 5, 2017

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Grace and peace. You received an announcement earlier today about the death of the Rev. Don Bitsberger. Don’s death is a great loss for this parish. I hope that you will keep his wife Diane, children Tim and Martha, daughter-in-law Cheryl and grandchildren Timmy, Kristen, and Lucy in your...

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This Week at St. Patrick's June 28, 2017

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From the Rector Grace and peace. I mentioned on Sunday that your Vestry passed the 2017-18 budget last Wednesday. Our fiscal year begins on July 1. Pending the receipts from June, we are doing very well in the current fiscal year (with a likely small surplus). This is the result...

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Budget 2017-18

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The budget for 2017-18 was passed at the June 21, 2017 meeting of the Vestry. The budget begins on July 1st. The budget is for regular expenses. It does not include the monies set aside for outreach ministries including Samaritan Ministry, SOME, St. Philip's Food Pantry, and our mission...

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This Week at St. Patrick's June 21, 2017

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Grace and peace. It is officially summer and it feels like it, too. I encourage you to find spiritual sustenance at St. Patrick’s. This Sunday after the 10am service, parishioner Debbie Fickenscher will be talking about her new book, The Right to a Full Life, about her...

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This Week at St. Patrick's June 14, 2017

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Grace and peace. Tonight, thirty-five young people will graduate from our Day School. For some, they have spent their entire school career at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School. Included in this number are six parishioners: Nathan Hall, Halle Johnson, Thomas Lowe, Wiley White...

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This Week at St. Patrick's June 7, 2017

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Grace and peace. We have a wonderful Day School at St. Patrick’s. It is our largest outreach ministry to the city of Washington with over 500 students from Nursery School through Grade 8. The Day School is overseen by a Board of Trustees that is a committee of your Vestry. As the Rector, I...

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This Week at St. Patrick's May 31, 2017

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Grace and peace. The most important thing for St. Patrick’s continued ministry is the community built around its members. Without the care and concern for each other, we will cease to be a church. We will be offering activities that will draw our community closer together. This Saturday is...

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This Week at St. Patrick's May 24, 2017

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Grace and peace. With the terrorist actions in Manchester earlier this week, I saw a quotation from the iconic Mr. Rogers. He was asked by parents, “How do you walk children through tragedy?” He said, “My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helper. You will always find...

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