The Shamrock
 Wednesday, May 29, 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
Team Trivia
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Meet at Dunwoody Tavern for fellowship and some friendly competition. The game begins at 8:00pm and we gather beforehand to claim a spot and grab a bite or a drink. 

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.

June 2: Anam Cara Spiritual Direction
June 9: Pentecost - No Announcement
June 16: Choir
June 23: MSP Coordinator

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer will be taking a break for the summer.
Upcoming News and Events
Pentecost - Save the Date
Sunday, June 9, 2019

Gather your red, orange, and yellow clothes to wear on Pentecost Sunday! We will celebrate with a parish picnic after the 10:30am service. A bouncy house will be provided for the kids to enjoy.

Tickets will be on sale this Sunday in the narthex after church. Ticket prices are $7 per person with a max of $20 per family.

We have exciting news! We will be offering Christian Formation for all ages this summer beginning on Sunday, June 9th . A brochure of our offerings will be available this Sunday. Please take home a brochure! You may also access the brochure online by clicking here .
The Contemplative Group at St. Patrick’s supports parishioners who have an interest in beginning or maintaining a practice of Centering Prayer. We notify members of opportunities to deepen this spiritual practice through readings, workshops, seminars or retreats. If you have an interest in learning more about this powerful practice, and perhaps accompanying one or more of us to a retreat, please contact Bonnie Stephenson, Sharon McWhorter or Anne Duncan to discuss. 

The next retreat, Call to Personal and Global Transformation,  will be held at Ignatius House on June 6-9, 2019. Please respond to Bonnie Stephenson ( ) if you would like to attend with her. For reservations, click here .

“Humanity as a whole, needs a breakthrough into the contemplative dimension of life. This is the Life at the heart of the world. There the human family is already one. If one goes to one’s own heart, one will find oneself in the heart of everyone else, and all in the heart of the Ultimate Mystery.”  -- Thomas Keating

Do you know what SPARKS stands for? ( S t. P atrick’s A ctive R etired K indred S pirits) Have you ever enjoyed a trip/meal/social time with this group? Might you like to be part of a great group of parishioners who are 50+ years old? If so, come join Fr. Dick and Alison Forbes for a light supper and an opportunity to brainstorm, Monday, June 24, 2019 at 5.30pm at the home of Alison and Peter Forbes – Historic Roswell.

Please RSVP so we know how many places to set!

Let’s make time to find out where this group would like to see growth, as we seek to welcome, love, nurture and feed all God’s children. We are already in the middle of 2019, let's plan for the rest of this year and 2020.

If you can’t join us on the 24 th please email your contribution, so it may be included in our discussions.

RSVP to Alison Forbes at 678 644 5553 or
Transformation for Ministry
A Summer Intensive Offering from Mother Julia+
Transformation for Ministry is a class grounded in the exploration of transformational practices to attend to the nurturing of spaciousness for the growth of freedom, joy, and courage in discipleship, prophetic imagination, and ministry of presence.

Because creation of community is an essential part of this experience, committed attendance at all classes, as well as completion of assigned practices, readings, and reflective writing is expected. The workload is not heavy, but a commitment to regular practice and completion is essential.
The dates for this offering are:

Sunday, June 16, 1-3 p.m.
Tuesday, June 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m
Thursday, June 20, 11 a.m - 1 p.m.
Sunday, June 23, 1-3 p.m.
Tuesday, June 25, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Thursday, June 27, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday, August 4, 1 - 3 p.m.
Sunday, August 11, 1- 3 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Please email Mo. Julia+, ( ), to register or for further questions. 
A Residential Retreat to the Abbey on Iona

After talking with Fr. Dick around a Hinton campfire some two years ago, I have been working to find a time to get a group together to experience what this most special and Holy island has to offer.

I have visited 3 times, each pilgrimage led by my then parish priest in the City of London, a member of the Iona community. He is now the Dean of Montreal and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, Canada. Together, we are hoping to take a group of his parishioners with a group from St Pat’s.

Please talk with me or email if you are interested in learning more. It would be helpful to have a ballpark number and list of names.

At this stage, we are waiting on the Iona Community programming for 2020 to be published. As a member of the community, Fr. Bertrand will get an early head’s up. We may need to be ready to make a decision about a programmed week quickly as both The Abbey and MacLeod Centre book up very early and are currently being re-furbished.

We imagine the first date a trip might be possible is August or September 2020 but we may have to wait until 2021.

Alison Forbes - or 678-644-5553
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.

St. Patrick's Happenings
The Rev. Spenser Simrill
Christian Formation

  • 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.

ADULT CHRISTIAN FORMATION OFFERING: Adult classes run from 9:15-10:15am.
  • Scripture Class - Room 8: The Constitution of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.
  • All-Ages Offerings: Please see the brochure available in the narthex. 
Children and Youth Ministry
For Questions Contact:

Children - Kelli Jones,

Youth - Liz Beal Kidd, 
Income Summary
As of May 19, 2019
Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
4755 N.Peachtree Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338