Grace and peace. We are blessed with an extraordinary bishop and she will be visiting St. Patrick’s this Sunday. Bishop Mariann Budde was elected and consecrated as the Bishop of Washington in 2011. She is a renowned preacher and spiritual leader. The week before Christmas, she was interviewed by Diane Rehm. Please listen to what she said about uniting a divided country. Her schedule for January 8:
|9:00am||Sunday School Service – Bishop Mariann will teach about bishops.
Herberth Martinez, Jr. will be baptized.
|10:30am||Traditional Service – Bishop Mariann will preach.
Jo Anne Nelson will be confirmed. The 2017 Vestry will be installed.
|11:45am||Forum with Bishop Mariann|
|12:30pm||Bishop Mariann will eat lunch with the Vestry.|
I hope that you will make a special effort to be at St. Patrick’s this Sunday to celebrate with our chief pastor.
Tomorrow (Thursday) at 10am, I will officiate the burial of parishioner John Green at the Washington National Cathedral. I ask your prayers for John’s soul and for his wife Michelle and children Kendall, Brent, and Kyle as they mourn.