The Shamrock
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The deadline for Shamrocks and bulletin submissions is Monday at 1pm. Send your submission to Cowen at 

Parish Work Day
Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 8 am - 12 noon

Sheriff Pat and Deputy Doug are looking for volunteers for St. Patrick's upcoming semi-annual parish workday. We need teams to help spruce up the church grounds.

Please sign up this Sunday for one of the following teams:

Team Name
Team Captain
The Hose Brigade
Pressure wash the sidewalks
We Do Windows
Wash Windows
Slim'n Trim
Trim bushes and hedges
Petals and Pin
Clean flower beds/spread pine straw
The Bees Knees
Install Carpenter bee traps/plug existing holes
The Mountain Climbers
Replace Stage Lights in Nave using scaffolding

Coffee and doughnuts will be provided in the morning, as well as FELLOWSHIP all day.    

EfM Open Class - Monday, April 16, 2018 
Room 8, 6:45 - 9:00 pm

What really happens in EfM? Verna Dozier maintains that the vocation of the lay order is "to be the people of God in the world, to witness by their choices and their values."   We begin our Education for Ministry gatherings with a check-in question, such as "When have you experienced being invited to be a witness this week by means of your choices and values?" Please c ome and see what EfM is all about! 

Text: Verna Doziers' The Dream Of God; available from Amazon (Kindle or print).

SIGN UP NOW by contacting: 
Kathryn Turman at 404-303-86 91 or

Oakland Cemetery Walking Tour 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 

Join us as we tour Oakland Cemetery.  Lunch, which is optional and Dutch treat, will follow at Six Feet Under. This tour is  Sponsored by SPARKS and is open to everyone.  Please g ather in the parking lot at  9:30 am  to take the van or join the caravan. 

SIGN UP NOW by contacting 
Kathryn Turman at 404-303-86 91 or

Lemonade Days
Wednesday, April 18 - Sunday, April 22

Lemonade days are here again! This is a great opportunity for our church to show the community what kind of people we are. Can you help show people where to park? Liz needs LOTS of adults to help our youth do this event. If you can help, sign up with Liz Beal Kidd ( ) for a 2 hour shift: 

Wednesday, April 18: 3:30 - 8:00pm      
Thursday, April 19: 3:30 - 8:00pm      
Friday, April 203:30 - 9:00pm
Saturday, April 21: 8:00am - 9:00pm     
Sunday, April 22: 11:30am - 8:30pm

All proceeds will benefit our youth and the J2A program. The J2A class is required to volunteer 6 hours per J2A participant and 6 hours per parent

Join Father Dick and Mother Julia for a joyous book 
study during this Easter Season!

Topics include:
          • The nature of true joy
          • Have you renounced pleasure?
          • The Obstacles to Joy: Fear, Stress and Anxiety; Frustration and Anger; Sadness and Grief; Despair; Loneliness; Envy; Suffering and Adversity; Illness and Fear of Death
          • The Eight Pillars of Joy: Perspective; Humility; Humor; Acceptance; Forgiveness; Gratitude; Compassion; Generosity
          • Joy Practices

This first week we will introduce the book and share our reading schedule. 

Both Father Dick and Mother Julia resoundingly agree that this is a fantastic book!  Will you join us?


 Shine-A-Light made lunches for 60 at-risk kids over spring break.

St. Pat's Parish Family - Sabbath Weekend
REGISTER NOW-- if you haven't already!

We will be returning to 
Forrest Hills Mountain Resort, Dahlonega  
for a joyful time of Sabbath on  Friday April 27 thru 29th .

Book now and avoid disappointment. 

Find additional Information & Registration sheets on the information table in the narthex. 

Please talk with Alison Forbes (678 644 5553 or if you have questions or wish to join Liz Beal Kidd and Alison on the welcome crew. 

Return  your completed forms and checks to Alison in person  on Sunday mornings or via the Parish Office.


Save the Dates:

Lemonade Days
Wednesday, April 18 - Sunday, April 22

CHILDREN - Contact Becky Beal, with questions.

YOUTH - C ontact Liz Beal Kidd,  with questions.

Children and the 10:30 AM Sunday Service:

We welcome and encourage all ages to be a part of the activities and worship at St. Patrick's. Children multi-task very well and there is a table of quiet activities in the office hallway for use during the 10:30  Sunday service. 


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. 
  • Dreams - Library - Room 2: Listening to God.

As of Sunday, April 1, 2018

Safeguarding Training

Safeguarding God's Children and Safeguarding God's People training is being offered. For more information or to sign up for training, click here