The Shamrock
Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Guest Preacher on Sunday, March 11
Bonnie Wallace

Acolyte Training
Saturday, March 10
9 AM - 12 Noon

An acolyte training session, for new or returning acolytes, will be held on  Saturday, March 10 , from 9 AM - 12 Noon. A light breakfast will be served at  9 AM.  This ministry is open to children and youth at least 8 years old and in 3rd grade. Please contact Dana Dolan to confirm that you are coming.  or  678-467-4098  (cell/text)

Young Families Lunch at:

Parents and Children are invited to gather for lunch at Takorea in the Georgetown Shopping Center on Sunday,  March 11th  after the  10:30  service. Please let Becky know if you'd like a reservation! 


Yoga class has been cancelled on the following dates:
March 9, 16, and 26


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

Lenten Speaker: The Rev. Spenser D. Simrill

Artists' Stations of the Cross Service

Click here for the 2018 Stations of the Cross book.

YEA/J2A Lock-In


St. Patrick's Day Ingathering and Celebration, Sunday, March 18

Yes, we know it is Lent!  But it is also time to celebrate Patrick, our patron saint! On Sunday, March 18, both services will include a time for those who have agreed to increase their commitment to the operating budget (and those making first-time pledges this year) to offer pledge cards during the liturgy.  We will have a reception, with an Irish flair, following the  10:30 to service.  Join us on  March 18 for a deep drink at this Lenten oasis as we celebrate what God is doing among us here at St. Patrick's.

 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.

Thursday, March 8
Guest Presenter: The Rev. Bonnie Underwood

The Rev. Bonnie Underwood serves as the Associate Rector at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Cumming, Georgia. Within her work as pastor, priest, and teacher at Holy Spirit, she supports Family, Youth, and Children's ministries; Women's Spirituality offerings; Parish Life activities; and short-term mission trips to Honduras each year. Her passion is helping others to come to know that all are beloved children of God.
Prior to the priesthood, Mother Bonnie was an executive for ADP, a Fortune 500 company, for over 20 years, and also served in the United States Marine  Corps for 12 years, both as an enlisted Marine and an officer. Mother Bonnie  and her husband Jess have raised 5 children and are now blessed with 4 grandchildren, ages 4 and under.

Thursday, March 15
Guest Presenter: Deacon Postulant John Ray

John, a Deacon Postulant, is the founder of Backpacks of Love, which works through North Fu lton and Forsyth County schools, serving homeless and at risk children and youth with hunger needs. He has also been active in ministries related to housing, immigrants and refugees, the elderly, and hospice. He is currently in the Deacon formation process for the Diocese of Atlanta. John's sponsoring parish is St. Aidan's in  Milton and he is currently serving at Holy Comforter in Atlanta. John runs his own business advisory practice, providing fractional CFO services and pricing strategy consulting to small and medium sized businesses.

Stations of the Cross Services

The Stations of the Cross is a liturgical way to reenact Jesus' journey as a meditation and an act of devotion.  In remembering, we are making our own journey.  

Friday, March 23, 6:00 PMThe Family Stations offer a reenactment of Jesus' last week beginning with Passover. We use costumes and actors to tell the story as we  move around the church. 

St Pat's Parish Family - Sabbath Weekend
SAVE THE DATE -- 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 .

Please talk with Alison Forbes (678-644-5553 or if you 
have questions or wish to join the rooming and/or welcome team.

We will take room bookings starting on Palm Sunday. 
Book early to avoid disappointment!  

Save the Dates:

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 Saint 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, February 25, 2018