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This Week at St. Patrick's May 16, 2018

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Grace and peace. We will be celebrating the Feast of Pentecost this Sunday at St. Patrick’s. Pentecost is one of the primary feast days of the Christian year (like Easter and Christmas), but is often overlooked. Pentecost marks the 50th day after Easter when the disciples received the...

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

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From the Rector Grace and peace. My mother is one of the most important people in my life. If you look at the entire corpus, she is the most important. I cannot imagine life without her in it. This year, so far, has been a difficult one for her, so I keep her in my prayers all the time. I also...

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This Week at St. Patrick's May 2, 2018

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Grace and peace. We have spent several weeks exploring caregiving and end of life in our adult forums. This Sunday, we will conclude with a session exploring Resurrection Hope with me. I will be talking about what our faith says about death and what that means for our life. I do believe that...

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This Week at St. Patrick's April 25, 2018

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Grace and peace. We have had two amazing weeks in the Finding Peace series on Sundays at St. Patrick’s. The first was Mona Hanford and Lalie Tongour talking about their new book, The Graceful Exit. Last Sunday, we heard from the Rev. Dr. Larry Packard about Christian Caregiving (watch...

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This Week at St. Patrick's April 18, 2018

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Grace and peace. This past Sunday, St. Patrick’s was treated to a conversation with Mona Hanford and Lalie Tongour about their recent book, The Graceful Exit. The celebration, organized by Renée DeVigne, marked the beginning of a four-week series about caregiving, death...

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This Week at St. Patrick's April 11, 2018

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Grace and peace. As you know, my father died on Good Friday. We decided, on his behalf, that his last days would be spent in hospice. It was the humane thing at that stage of his life and it led to an alleviation of his suffering. There will be a time, if it hasn’t already happened to...

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This Week at St. Patrick's April 4, 2018

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From the Rector Alleluia, Christ is Risen! It was not the Holy Week and Easter that I expected. On Palm Sunday, I was ready to replay the sacred story and walk the path of Jesus through crucifixion to resurrection. That changed early on Wednesday morning when my mom called to tell me that my...

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This Week at St. Patrick's March 28, 2018

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Grace and peace. The prayer for Wednesday in Holy Week is: Lord God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his body to be whipped and his face to be spit upon: Give us grace to accept joyfully the sufferings of the present time, confident of the glory that shall be revealed...

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This Week at St. Patrick's March 21, 2018

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From the Rector Grace and peace. Spring and snow have arrived simultaneously. I hope that you are keeping warm and staying safe. On Sunday, we begin Holy Week. Holy Week is a time in the annual church calendar cycle when we reflect deeply on the suffering of Jesus which culminates in the...

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This Week at St. Patrick's March 14, 2018

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Grace and peace. Saturday is the Feast of St. Patrick’s, so we will celebrate with one service this Sunday at 10:30am (no 9am service). After the service, we will have a potluck lunch in the Great Hall with games and conversation for people of all ages. I do...

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