The Shamrock
 Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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This Week at St. Patrick's

Baptismal Classes
Sundays: May 5, 12, and 19
The Gathering Room (room 1) at 9:15am

Are you interested in baptism? We will hold our next baptismal class for the three Sundays on May 5, 12, and 19 during the 9:15am formation hour. This class is for adults who are interested in being baptized, as well as for parents who are interested in their children being baptized. It is a fun class in which we not only explore the symbols and liturgy of the sacrament of baptism itself, but also talk about real life practical application of our baptismal covenant. Please register by Friday May 3, 2019 with Mo. Julia by emailing her at .

Senior Youth Goodbye Dinner
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 6:00pm

Our graduating seniors will be recognized at a dinner being held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall. Please congratulate the following seniors the next time you see them.

Natalia Carlson, Isabella Huelsbeck, Avery Lauber, Andrew Lee, Sai Phochan, Bennett Solomon, and Autumn Toms.

Team Trivia

Team Trivia will meet on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 8:00pm at Dunwoody Tavern.

The Forum - During the Easter Season

Join us during the Easter Season to listen to two of the great preachers and teachers in the Anglican Communion: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

We will listen to original recordings of their preaching and teaching, with robust opportunity to discuss and explore their powerful Gospel messages.

Listening will include Bishop Curry's  The Power of Love , and Bishop Tutu's  God Has a Dream .

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.

May 5: Stewardship Group
May 12: Vergers
May 19: Youth
May 26: Contemplative Group
Upcoming Events & News
Book Discussion

Join Sharon McWhorter and Bonnie Stephenson in a group discussion about the possibilities of a reborn and reconnected Christian faith. John Philip Newell in his book The Rebirthing of God offers the hope of a fresh stirring of the Spirit among us, leading to new possibilities for sacred living.  The discussion will be held on the following Fridays from 10:00 -11:30 AM: April 26, May 3, May 17, and May 24, in the Gathering Room.  The book is available through Amazon. There are also two copies in the St. Patrick’s library. Please read the Introduction and first two chapters before the April 26 meeting.

All are welcome—newcomers, former group members, and those who don’t read!
Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
Sunday, May 19, 2019

St. Patrick’s would like to thank our Christian Formation teachers for 2018-2019 by honoring them at a celebration brunch in the Parish Hall on May 19th from 9:00-10:15am. Mark your calendars to come and be a part of this celebration. Brunch casseroles will be provided.  In addition to your gratitude, please bring a brunch side dish to share as you are able!  Teachers and students of all ages are invited to take part in this joyous celebration.
Name Tags

Wearing your name tag each Sunday is a form of hospitality.

If you do not have a name tag, please sign your name on the Name Tag sign-up sheet located on the podium in the narthex.

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.
The Forum
See Details above.
Children and Youth Ministry
For Questions Contact:

Children - Kelli Jones,

Youth - Liz Beal Kidd, 
Income Summary
As of April 7, 2019
Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
4755 N.Peachtree Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338