The Shamrock
 Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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This Week at St. Patrick's
Lamentation: A Holy and Essential Journey
March 21: Mr. Nathan Medley and Choir - In the Ruins of Suffering


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
This week's theme is: A Renewing God: The Story of the Flood
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!)

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.
Team Trivia
Thursday, March 21, 2019
O'Brian's Tavern at 8:00pm
Traditional Stations of the Cross
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:00pm
New Beginnings
Friday, March 22-24, 2019

Please pray for the following as they will be at New Beginnings this weekend:

Liz Beal Kidd and Joel Kidd, Bailey, Autumn, Natalia, Haley, Bobby, and Sydney.

Scripture Study & The Forum
Room 8
Sunday Morning Adult Lenten Study

Scripture and Forum Classes are joining together this Lent as we explore the fulness of Holy Week, using Amy-Jill Levine's new book and DVD,  Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Week . We are super excited about this new offering, and believe it will bring a richness and depth to your experience of Holy Week. Class will meet in Room 8.
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Jesus’ final days were full of risk. Every move he made was filled with anticipation, danger, and the potential for great loss or great reward. 

Jesus risked his reputation when he entered Jerusalem in a victory parade. He risked his life when he dared to teach in the Temple. His followers risked everything when they left behind their homes, or anointed him with costly perfume. We take risks as we read and re-read these stories, finding new meanings and new challenges. 

In  Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week , author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. She shows us how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience. 

Entering the Passion  of Jesus provides a rich and challenging learning experience for small groups and individual readers alike. The book is part of a larger six-week study that is perfect for Lent and includes a DVD, and a comprehensive Leader Guide. 

The book’s six chapters include: 
  1. Jerusalem: Risking Reputation 
  2. The Temple: Risking Righteous Anger 
  3. Teachings: Risking Challenge 
  4. The First Dinner: Risking Rejection 
  5. The Last Supper: Risking the Loss of Friends 
  6. Gethsemane: Risking Temptation

To purchase the book on Amazon, click  here .

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 24: Communications & Marketing
April 7: Intercessory Prayer
April 14: Palm Sunday - No Announcement
April 21: Easter Sunday - No Announcement


Upcoming Events & News
Online Giving

Did you know? St. Patrick's offers online giving as a means of making gifts to St. Patrick's via debit/credit/e-check. One of the features of our giving site is that users are offered the choice of covering the card processing fee (i.e., what St. Patrick's pays out of the donation, to cover the card transaction fee). To put this in numbers, imagine a user making a $100 monthly payment via online giving. The card processing fee for this transaction would amount to about $3 each transaction, but over the course of 12 months would amount to $36 (money that St. Patrick's is responsible for paying). Now imagine that figure multiplied by the various users that choose to give in this manner.   In 2018, St. Patrick's paid a little over $2,000 for these fees. Over a five year period that would amount to $10,000 for online processing fees.  

Now imagine if the user covered the processing fee as a part of their donation. Their $100 donation would now amount to $103, all of which would be tax deductible and applied towards their record of giving. By doing so, the donor absorbs the transaction fee instead of it impacting St. Patrick's operational expenses.  

The option for the donor to cover the processing fee is found at the bottom of the transaction screen, right above the option to click submit.  

Contact Nicole Cone, Parish Administrator, if you need any assistance. 
Our St. Patrick's Family
Thursday Evening Lenten Series
Workday
The workday was successful! Here's a summary of what was worked on:

Front sign lights, nave lights, classroom lights, roof leak, window washing, and siding & stone caps.

This work was done in community, nobody worked alone!
Sensory Stations
Christian Formation
SUNDAY MORNING OFFERINGS


  CHILDREN CHRISTIAN FORMATION OFFERINGS 

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 CHRISTIAN FORMATION OFFERINGS

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 CHRISTIAN FORMATION OFFERINGS

Adult classes run from 9:15-10:15am.
  • Scripture Study & The Forum - Room 8: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Week
  • Art Community - Room 15: Doing Art Looking Up. 
  • Dreams - Library: Listening to God.
Children and Youth Ministry
For Questions Contact:

Children - Kelli Jones,  kelliwjones@gmail.com

Youth - Liz Beal Kidd,  lizbealkidd@stpat.net 
Income Summary
As of March 10, 2019
Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
4755 N.Peachtree Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
770-455-6523