The Shamrock
Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
  12:15 PM and 7:30 PM (no meal provided)

Lenten Quiet Morning --- Last chance to register  
is this Friday by 11 AM.

Saturday, February 17, 2018
8:30 AM - 12 Noon
Theme: Journey to the Center

Join us for a morning of quiet, 
labyrinth, song, and space.

Please contact Mo. Julia ASAP if you would like to attend. She may be reached at:
or leave a note on her door.

Please pray for the following youth who will be 
attending Happening this weekend:

Maddie, Van, Jillian, and Michelle

Happening Staff:
Ian, Isabella, Lyndyn, Autumn, Natalie, Avery, and Ryan


The deadline for Shamrocks and bulletin submissions is Monday at 1pm. Send your submission to Cowen at
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2pm

The Hunger Walk is quickly approaching! Please save the date:  Sunday, February 25th at 2pm.  
Join the Malachi's Storehouse Team here, or simply donate to support our walkers. 

Malachi's is conducting its only fundraiser this month. 
Our goal is $15,000 which will feed our  neighbors for the remainder of the year. 
Every dollar you give allows us to buy food for $0.16 a pound!   
Thanks for giving so generously!

Reception for Chad Watkins

Thank you Chad for sharing your talents with us! We will miss you dearly!

YEA Movie Night

Transfiguration Sunday With Our Children!

The Children's formation classes learned about the Transfiguration last Sunday. The Alleluia class learned about the Transfiguration and hid Alleluia in their  classroom until Easter.  The Agape class had a mountain top experience as they traveled around St. Patrick's, ending in the Godly Play room.  They followed the footsteps of Elijah and Elisha from Gilgal to Bethel and saw the Chariots of Israel. Our disciples followed Jesus (Gavin) and climbed the mountain and saw Jesus transfigured into dazzling white and speaking with Elijah and Moses. At the end of the journey, the word of the day was CLIMB.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Pancake Olympics


Rector's Forum during the Season of Lent:

Gospel Contemplations in the Ignatian Tradition

Gospel Contemplation offers an opportunity to experience the gospel stories in new ways that touch at the very depths of the whole of our being.  It meets us where we are.  It is imaginative work, not in the sense of fantasy, but in the realness of Spirit led guidance, reflection, and prayer.  It is work that deepens intimacy with God, ourselves, and one another, doing so in a way that powerfully supports the growth of the inner....outer...inner... outer.... flow of spiritual growth.  The growth of discipleship.

Will you join us?  We will be using the gospel readings of the given Sunday as our guiding texts, 
which may well touch on your experience of our communal worship on Sunday mornings as well.


2018 Foyers groups are now forming! 
Reserve your place at the table.

Please contact Bill or Diane Rankin at

Art Lab Open

The art lab will be unlocked for an "Open Studio" each  Saturday  in February from  Noon to 5 PM . There will be those around to give feedback or provide a helping hand to each other as needed. 

Call or email Diane Rankin if interested.

St. Patrick's Music Update

We are pleased to announce that Paul Tate will be directing the choir and instrumentalists through mid-April.  Paul is eager to work with us and welcomes all who are interested to join for rehearsals on Sundays at 9:30am.  He is also planning rehearsals in preparation for Lent and Easter services from 7:15-9pm on the following Wednesdays: 2/28, 3/14 and 3/28.  Please reach out to Paul with any questions. 
He would love to hear from you! 

 Lenten Speaker Series: Water in a Dry and Weary Land

    Join us for our Lenten series, "Water in a Dry and Weary Land", as we hear from different  voices about their journeys of creating a way or rule of life that sustains and  refreshes them, in times that are dry and weary.

To view the Lenten brochure, click here

Join Us for Dinner Thursday Nights Before Programs!
Here's the Thursday Evening schedule:

Meal at 6 p.m.
All-Hands Clean-Up at 6:40 p.m.
Programs run from 7-8 p.m.

Water in a Dry and Weary Land - Thursday, February 22
Guest Presenter: Rev. Mary Demmler

The Rev. Mary Demmler is the rector of Saint James in Clayton and is the middle school chaplain at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. Mary+ lives on the Rabun Gap campus with her husband Derek, who is a high school humanities teacher, and their three children, Hannah (9), Bailey, (8), and William (5). Mary+ grew up in Gainesville, Georgia on her family's farm and attended Lakeview Academy. She graduated from Washington and Lee University with a BA in Religion then completed her Masters of Divinity studies at Duke University. She is excited to be attending General Convention this summer as one of the clergy delegates for the Diocese of Atlanta. In addition to her church and school work, Mary+ loves to cook with people of different religious and cultural backgrounds as a part of her Prayerful Kitchen project. She regularly leads vestry retreats, quiet days, and workshops around the diocese.

Save the Dates:

CHILDREN - Contact Becky Beal, with questions.

YOUTH - C ontact Liz Beal Kidd,  with questions.
  • Happening - February 16-18: For more information, click here  

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.
  • 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
  • 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. Book making and Visio Divina, along with other opportunities.
  • Dreams - Library - Room 2: Listening to God