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Children are important members of our community. 

We believe families should worship together because that is how children learn the importance of faith and the power of community. We also believe that the message should be offered at a developmentally appropriate level. Over the past several years, we have been transforming our Sunday morning offerings to achieve these two goals.

We discovered that families in today's world have many demands on their time, so we combine our worship and Sunday School. Beginning in September and continuing through May, we offer a new Sunday School program called "Godly Play." Children begin the service with their parents and process out at the Song of Praise to our Church Library for the Godly Play lesson of the day.  They return at The Peace to share Communion with their families.

In addition to our Sunday formation and worship offerings, we also have special music programs for children in a variety of different age groupings. 

Music in Motion (Kindergarten - Grade 2)

Action abounds as these children learn about music and the church through song. A related craft ties the lesson together and we finish with pizza dinner!

Periodic Fridays 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, and often sharing a song in church the following Sunday, September-May

Please contact Dr. Adele Lynch for more information.

Jubilate Deo Choir (Grade 3 - Grade 6)

The “Deo” is for young persons grades 3-6. This incredible group of kids provides occasional special music on Sundays and participates in special events throughout the school year. This past year highlights (click on the title to see pictures!) included two mini-musicals, "A St. Patrick's Christmas Carol" and "A Not So Terrible Parable".

Our mini-musicals are a favorite project among our Jubilate Deo singers.  Check out some pictures from previous years!

Are We There Yet? iAM
Table for 5,000 One Bad Apple
Elijah! God's Faithful Prophet The Sailor's Bible
The Agape League Acorns to Oaks
The Old Testament Fast Forward Miracle on Bethlehem Street
GPS Malice in the Palace

Rehearsals are weekly by session, September – May

St. Patrick’s Peal

Our handbell groups are varied (One-Rehearsal Handbells, 7th/8th grade Classy...) and are open to Grade 5 through Adult.  Family “teams" are welcome to participate together. Music reading is not essential, though musical training happens as we rehearse.

Rehearsal is by session September – May.  

Drum Corps and Youth Instrumentalists

Two beautiful Timpani, and a new Gretsch Drum Set are parts of the collection of terrific instruments here at St. Patrick’s and young people from 5th – 12th grade are invited to join in the fun. Just schedule a Sunday and commit to a weekday rehearsal beforehand. 

We also invite you to put those music lessons to work and share your talents with our parish and offer instrumental music during worship services. Let me know when you have something all polished up and ready to play!  

Family Choir/Seraphim Choir

This lively group meets occasionally on Sunday morning throughout the year. We gather at 9:15 before the 10:00am service for donuts, juice, hot chocolate and coffee, before rehearsing a simple contemporary anthem to assist in leading morning worship. It is open to all (from 1 – 92!) and provides an opportunity in music for those unable to commit to a weekly rehearsal.                      

Please contact Dr. Adele Lynch for more information.