The Shamrock
 Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The deadline for Shamrock and bulletin submissions is Monday at 1pm. Send your submission to Cowen Harter at
This Week at St. Patrick's
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Lamentation: A Holy and Essential Journey
March 14: Dr. Kyle Lambelet - The Gift of Lament

Please join us on Thursday evenings in Lent for our Lenten series, Lamentation: A Holy and Essential Journey. Our evenings will begin in the Parish Hall with a simple soup dinner at 6:15pm, with the program to follow in the nave from 7:00-8:00pm. Our speakers are:

Click here for online access to the Lenten brochure.
Lenten Program for Children
March 14, 21, 28 and April 11
Come, gather around as we tell some of the very best tales from the journeys of the mothers and fathers of our faith.

5:30pm is an all-ages adventure (parents, please accompany your children) to explore a new story each week with a hands-on, interactive presentation from the Bible and then a time to respond with our own creations (in art, craft, or even LEGOs!)

This week's theme is:
A Creating God: The Story of Creation

At 7:00pm, older children and youth are invited to recreate the story of The Flood in video.

Click here for online access to the brochure.
Yoga Is Cancelled:
Friday, March 15, 2019
In addition to spring cleaning, some carpentry, electrical, scaffolding set-up and punch-list type items will be done. Team leaders (Andy’s Angels) will be there to assist you! Come for the entire time or for a few hours. Have fun and help St. Pat’s at the same time!
Intergenerational Sensory Stations
Sunday, March 17th at 9:00

All Are Welcome!
All are welcome to come and experience the Stations of the Cross through our senses of sight, touch, taste, smell, and hearing. The experience begins in room 1, The Gathering Room, and travels through the church building. Parents of children through 6th grade are encouraged to attend with their children. 

Formation classes will follow the schedule below. 

8:30am - J2A
8:40am - YEA
8:50am - Break
9:00am - Open Time for folks who do not attend Adult Formation classes
9:15am - Choir
9:20am - Scripture Class & The Forum
9:30am - Rite 13 & Club 5/6 Children's classes go with teachers, caregivers, and parents
9:40am - Art & Dream Group
9:50am - Agape & Little Lambs Children's classes go with teachers, caregivers, and parents

Ministry Announcement Schedule

During Sunday service, you may expect to learn about the purpose of church ministries, upcoming events, and how you can become involved. Here is the schedule of ministry announcements for the next few weeks.

March 17: Chalice and Cheese
March 24: Communications & Marketing
April 7: Intercessory Prayer
April 14: Palm Sunday - No Announcement

Upcoming Events & News
Call for Vestry Nominations
The Vestry is seeking nominations to fill the unexpired term of Star Rios, who recently stepped down from vestry.  Star’s term ends in January of 2021. 
At its retreat this past weekend, the Vestry discerned that there is a particular need for a new member who feels called to the Feed Pillar, which focuses on the many ways we care for our parish family (pastoral care, parish events, etc.).

We are asking those who feel called to join our vibrant Vestry team to arrange a meeting with Fr. Dick or Senior Warden Michael Crowe prior to submitting a nomination form. 
Nomination forms and qualification details are available at the volunteer desk in the church office or as a PDF here . Nominees are required to be active, contributing, confirmed or received members of the Parish.
The deadline to submit a nomination form is   today. The Vestry hopes to discern a call to a new vestry member at the March 24 Vestry Meeting . Nomination forms must be accompanied by a photo of the nominee. Please email the photo and completed form to Cowen Harter at by the March 20 deadline. 
St. Patrick's Endowment Fund

The Mission of St. Patrick's Endowment Fund is to provide parishioners with the opportunity to create a legacy by giving St. Patrick's church an enhanced financial capacity for long term ministry.

How Can Gift Plans Help You Meet Your Current Or Future Needs?

An endowment fund is like an orchard from which we harvest fruits and nuts. And there are many ways for you to plant new trees.

Would you consider a planned gift if we could show you how? A planned gift should/could be a part of your diversified portfolio.

You might be able to relate to one of these scenarios:

1.    Are you concerned about income? How to grow it, provide security for a spouse, with CD rates so low?
2.    Do you have rental property you no longer want to manage, but need the income and are concerned about capital gains taxes?
3.    Do you have appreciated property that you would like to convert to income for your family?
4.    Can you see a time when you are no longer able to drive to your vacation home and your children don’t want it?
5.    Are you supporting an older generation and cannot make a gift now? Do you believe you must wait until that obligation has ended at some future undetermined time?
6.    Are you concerned about a child with issues?
7.    Do you have appreciated stock that has reached a price that you want to cash in on?
8.    Are you considering gifting your home, vacation home, or farm?
9.    Are you concerned about the taxes on required minimum distributions?
10. Are any of your portfolio assets illiquid?
11. Are you sure of who the beneficiaries are for all of your financial accounts?
12. Do you have a business to sell or leave to heirs, and are concerned about capital gains or estate taxes?

Most attorneys, accountants, wealth management advisors, and estate planners are not aware of the variety and benefits of gift plans. If you’re at all curious, please talk with John Watson.
For those who love to collect toiletries when traveling, please consider donating the extras to Malachi's Storehouse guests. Gather up those tubes of toothpaste, shampoo, moisturizer and anything else you can imagine that makes one shiny and clean and drop them off at the church. Please bag them and deliver them to St. Pat's on Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. or during the week during office hours. It is time to purge!
Lee County, Alabama - Tornado Relief

If you feel called to support the residents of Lee County, donations may be directed to the Community Foundation of East Alabama Lee County Disaster Fund. Contributions may be made via the website, or mailed to the Community Foundation of East Alabama, P. O. Box 165, Opelika, Alabama 36803-0165.
Our St. Patrick's Family
Vestry Retreat
The Vestry Retreat at Ignatius House the weekend of February 22 – 24 was a very productive and inspiring time for your Vestry. We felt the Holy Spirit very much with us. Work was done on developing and defining the goals for our Pillars of Welcome, Love, Nurture, and Feed. We left Ignatius House full of energy, enthusiasm and excitement for what we can do as servant leaders of the St. Patrick’s Community. 
Christian Formation


Children's classes run from 9:00-10:15am. 
  • Nursery - Room 6: Care for infants and children up to age four is provided on Sunday mornings in Room 6, 8:30am-noon, with the wonderful Marias.
  • Little Lambs - Room 6: Ages 3 and 4 begin in the Nursery, and then move next door to an adjoining room for a half hour of story, craft, and music, after which they return to the nursery for additional play time.
  • Agape - Room 4: Kindergarten through Fourth Graders meet and use the curriculum "Living the Good News" and building community.
  • Club 5/6 - Room 7: Fifth and Sixth graders meet and use the curriculum "Living the Good News," building community, and preparing to move into St. Pat's youth program the following year. Teachers design fun "field trips" around the church as part of the lesson.
  • Music - 9:00-9:10am Kindergarten through fourth grade in their Sunday School room
  • Music - 9:25-9:45am Club 5/6 in the Youth Music Room (Room 10)


Youth classes run from 9:00-10:15am.
  • The Rites of Passage Class (Rite 13: 7th-8th Grades) - Room 12: A major component of J2A is the way it is structured around Rites of Passage that mark the transition of young people from childhood to adulthood. 
  • J2A Class (9th-10th Grades) - Room 3: This class begins a two-year preparation for a Holy Pilgrimage. This sacred journey has the potential to transform not just the young pilgrims who travel, but also the congregation who has sent them forth. 
  • YEA (1th-12th Grades) - Room 14: The YEA class has learned to pray, to share their faith with each other and they have traveled to sacred places where others have found God. This last piece of the journey into adulthood seeks to actively equip and enable them to be a part of God's healing presence in the world. Confirmation is offered in this class.
  • Music - 8:45-9:00am J2A and YEA in the Adult Choir Room
  • Music - 9:10-9:25am Rite-13, playing the bells in the Youth Music Room (Room 10)


Adult classes run from 9:15-10:15am.
  • The Forum - Parlor: A book discussion group.
  • Scripture Study - Room 8: The Constitution of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. 
  • Art Community - Room 15: Doing Art Looking Up. 
  • Dreams - Library: Listening to God.
This Sunday, all Christian Formation classes will have the opportunity to experience the Sensory Stations.
Children and Youth Ministry
For Questions Contact:

Children - Kelli Jones,

Youth - Liz Beal Kidd, 
Income Summary
As of March 3, 2019
Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
4755 N.Peachtree Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338