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 great time in the life of this parish. Thanks to all who participated and organized events on both Saturday and Sunday. I delivered a sermon about what we can apply to our lives from the life of St. Patrick. Please take a moment, if you weren’t there, to listen or read it on our website.
In just a few weeks, we will be celebrating Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday at 9am and 10:30am (April 16). I hope that you will be there for Easter and Holy Week at St. Patrick’s. We are inviting our neighborhood to join us on Easter and hopefully to join our faith community for the long-term. In the first week of April, 5000 postcards will be sent to our neighbors along MacArthur Blvd. and Foxhall Road. These cards will be more successful if you encourage your friends to join your church.
On March 12, Matt Zeller from No One Left Behind inspired us with his personal story of welcoming refugees from Iraq and Afghanistan to the United States. The inspiration continued when your Vestry voted to send $1,000 to support No One Left Behind’s work. I believe this is some important work happening around us. St. Patrick’s plans to be involved in efforts of this organization moving forward. If you want to help lead this effort, please contact Senior Warden Dan Bourque.
I received a list of items needed for refugee families who have recently moved to our area. Most of the items on this list are household goods and furnishings for an apartment. If you want to donate something to fulfill this list (and it can fit in my car), please sign up and bring to St. Patrick’s. I will deliver it when I deliver the lamps that I am donating. DONATIONS NEEDED FOR REFUGEES