The Shamrock
Wednesday, April 25, 2018


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THIS WEEKEND!

St. Pat's Parish Family - Sabbath Weekend
REGISTER NOW-- Just a few rooms open!

Everything is in place for a meaningful and fun family retreat at
Forrest Hills Mountain Resort, Dahlonega  
on  Friday April 27 thru 29th .

Perhaps your plans for the weekend have changed. Good news, there is space  for you!  

Please talk with Alison Forbes (678 644 5553 or  forbes@millquayuk.com) if you have questions 
or wish to join Liz Beal Kidd and Alison on the welcome crew. 
                   
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Wanted:  Folks who like origami! 
Please contact  becky.beal@stpat.net
ASAP if you can create a dove OR if you'd like to learn! 


Director of Music Parish Survey



We believe it is important to provide the opportunity for everyone to provide their input to be considered in the discernment process for the Director of Music. The Committee has created a survey and is asking that you take time to complete it. The survey can be accessed here. Your thoughts are important to us and to the discernment process! 



Sunday, April 29, 2018

This Sunday, Fr. Spenser Simrill will lead the Rector's Forum in the parlor. We will continue with our study of the  Book of Joy on  Sunday, May 6, 2018.



No Yoga on Monday, April 30, 2018




Tuesday, May 1 at 7 pm. 


Oakland Cemetery Walking Tour

 




Lemonade Days

A HUGE thank you goes out to all of the youth, parents, and parish members who helped to park cars and collect donations! We could not have done it without you!






Ms. Battle 'Just Fell in Love' with Malachi's Storehouse

Since 2013, Stone Mountain resident Brenda K. Battle has been a regular at Malachi's Storehouse, the outreach ministry of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Dunwoody.
 
"I came here first as a recipient," she explains, "but I soon figured out that I really would do better volunteering." Ms. Battle, who is disabled, is in charge of the prepared foods section, and sometimes the dessert section, of Malachi's Storehouse's food pantry, where clients in need of emergency support are invited to pick up groceries every Wednesday.
 
"This place really helped me," notes Ms. Battle. "For me, being here was the perfect therapy that I needed when I went through a depression. I just fell in love. I don't care who knows that I went through that dark time - and I want you to know: this is my family. This is my place to come home to."
 
These days, Ms. Battle, often joined by her cousin Claudine Williams at Malachi's Storehouse on Wednesdays, volunteers all through the week, feeding the homeless and hungry in the Stone Mountain area. She also helps drive people around who need to get to appointments and events but don't have their own transportation.
 
"Now that I have had my knee replaced, I can do so much more," says Ms. Battle with a big smile. "Sure I make some long days - and I love every minute of it."

Volunteer Viewpoint at Malachi's Storehouse

Chuck McClellan has been an active volunteer with Malachi's Storehouse at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church for more than twenty years.

"I am so impressed with the scope of this outstanding outreach ministry," he says. "It has grown from feeding maybe 15 people in the beginning to an average of 150 to 200 people per week. There has been a tremendous change in the level of the services that are provided, and with these service level changes, all of us have learned to adapt and change as well."

Initially, Malachi's Storehouse team had to pick up food items at the Atlanta Community Food Bank or collect left-over prepared foods from certain restaurants. These days, surplus, perishable food from Food Donors including Cox Enterprises, Whole Foods and Trader Joe's is delivered by volunteer drivers of Second Helpings Atlanta.

Another change was changing from pre-packaging groceries to setting up a food pantry that allows clients to 'shop' at Malachi's Storehouse for exactly the items they need.

Chuck, who is retired, spends approximately six hours per week on IT and reporting duties related to the functioning of Malachi's Storehouse. "It's a joy to be part of the team and to provide practical support where I can."




Graduation Celebration
May 6, 3:30-5:30pm
Location: St. Patrick's Dunwoody



The Bishop will be joining us the first Sunday in May as we come together to celebrate our graduating seniors. All youth in middle and high school, their families, and friends travel from across the Diocese for the occasion. Registration is available on the  calendar pageYou can find an event flyer on our  event resources page.


Save the Dates:

Diocesan Graduation Celebration: Sunday, May 6 from 3:30-5:30 pm


CHILDREN - Contact Becky Beal,  becky.beal@stpat.net with questions.

YOUTH - C ontact Liz Beal Kidd,  lizbealkidd@stpat.net  with questions.


SUNDAY

Our nursery is available at 8:45 am. All children/youth classes begin promptly at 9:00 am. Adult formation classes begin promptly at 9:15 am.
  
CHILDREN/YOUTH CHRISTIAN FORMATION OFFERINGS:
  • The Nursery - Room 6
  • The Alleluia Class (Kindergarten-2nd Grades) - Room 4A
  • The Agape Class (3rd-5th Grades) - Room 7
  • The Rites of Passage Class (Rite 13: 6th-7th Grades) - Room 12
  • J2A Class (8th-9th Grades) - Room 3
  • YEA (10th-12th Grades) - Room 14
ADULT CHRISTIAN FORMATION OFFERINGS
  • Rector's Forum - Parlor: Join us for a lively discussion. The topic changes weekly. 
  • Scripture Study with Marigold Watson - Room 8: Getting Personal with Scripture.
  • Art Community - Room 15: Doing Art Looking Up. 
  • Dreams - Library - Room 2: Listening to God.

As of Sunday, April 15, 2018





Embracing our Sacred Humanity with Dr. Gail C. Christopher
Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing * Saturday, May 5 * 9 - 10 a.m.



There is a wound in the soul of America, and faith communities must now lead in helping us to heal that wound. The wound is a consciousness that embraces and nurtures hate; while refuting compassion. It is rooted in the antiquated belief in a false hierarchy of human value; a belief America cannot allow to persist in the 21st century. Dr. Gail C. Christopher is an award-winning change agent widely recognized for designing holistic strategies for social change. She is the former senior advisor and vice president of the WK Kellogg Foundation and past executive director of The Institute for Government Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. This talk will draw from decades of experience as a social change agent to explore practical approaches to overcoming hate and embracing our sacred interconnected humanity.  Register here