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This Week at St. Patrick's March 29, 2017

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Grace and peace. This morning, I dropped off clothes for the annual Rummage Sale to benefit the St. Patrick’s Outreach Fund. I hope that you will look in your closets and storage areas for items with which you should part ways and bring them to St. Patrick’s (see information below)...

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This Week at St. Patrick's March 22, 2017

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ONE SERVICE THIS SUNDAY AT 10:30AM Grace and peace. This past weekend was a great celebration of our patron saint. We worshipped, served the community by making 250 sack lunches and distributing them to those who are hungry (see pictures below), and shared two meals with each other. It was a...

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This Week at St. Patrick's March15, 2017

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Grace and peace. This is the week we celebrate our patron saint. Patrick of Ireland lived a long time ago. Born in Britain in circa 390, he was captured by slave traders bound for Ireland when he was sixteen. He escaped five years later and made his way back to Britain where he dedicated his...

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This Week at St. Patrick's March 1, 2017

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Grace and peace. Today marks the beginning of Lent. If you missed an earlier service, there is one more Ash Wednesday service tonight at 7:30pm. Ash Wednesday begins a period of 40 days reapplying ourselves to the truly important things. It is easy to get distracted by the many things happening...

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This Week at St. Patrick's February 22, 2017

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Grace and peace. A week from today is the beginning of Lent. We mark the beginning with Ash Wednesday (services at 12:30 and 7:30pm). Before we get there, we have a special Mardi Gras Sunday at St. Patrick’s. At 9am, the Bluegrass troupe will provide music. Between services (9:45-10:30)...

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This Week at St. Patrick's February 15, 2017

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Grace and peace. In just a few weeks, the season after Epiphany will end and Lent will begin. Lent is a time of preparation. I will write more about this sacred season of 40 days in a few weeks. There will be several opportunities for preparation including Alpha, the Hope Initiative, and the...

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This Week at St. Patrick's February 8, 2017

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Grace and peace. Your Vestry met in retreat this past weekend. We prayed that God’s mission will continue to be accomplished right here at St. Patrick’s. As always, the Vestry is full of many ideas. Here are the key things that the Vestry plans for 2017 (this was a portion of my...

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This Week at St. Patrick's February 1, 2017

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Grace and peace. Last Sunday, we heard the beatitudes, the opening words of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, as our gospel passage. These profound words of blessing were directed at an audience of marginalized outcasts who were seeking meaning in their lives. They found it in Jesus&rsquo...

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This Week at St. Patrick's January 25, 2017

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Grace and peace. It has been an interesting week in Washington. On Sunday, I preached on how Christians might move forward in a new era. I encourage you to read or listen to it. The summary is that all of us must keep the light on, must find a purpose in our efforts to bring the people together...

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This Week at St. Patrick's January 18, 2017

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Grace and peace. This is an interesting week. On one end, we celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On the other, we mark the transition of power from one presidential administration to another. Earlier this week, 11 youth from St. Patrick’s joined our...

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