Church Office Closure
Wednesday, November 21 at Noon - Friday, November 23
Yoga Is Cancelled on Friday, November 23, 2018
If you have not already done so, it is not too late to submit a pledge card. You can find them in the pew racks or in the church office.
Ministry Announcements Schedule
We will be taking a bit of time each Sunday during the services to share with you information about our ministries here at St. Patrick's. During this time, you may expect to learn about the purpose of the ministry, upcoming events, and how you can become involved. Below is the schedule of announcements for the next four Sundays:
November 25: EfM
December 2: Ushers
December 9: Endowment Board
December 16: Brotherhood of St. Andrew
During his sermon at the Diocesan Council Eucharist last weekend, Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry reminded us of the scriptural command to be witnesses for Christ, and challenged us to testify to the love of Jesus for all. Below you will find a link to the video recording of his sermon. Take a few moments now (unless you are driving!), watch it, and be moved to action by that same love!
We are so proud of Kathy Malcolm Hall, who received the Bishop's Cross for her work through Malachi's. She was selected as the person from the Northeast Metro Convocation who best embodied our diocesan purpose statement:
"We challenge ourselves and the world to love like Jesus as we worship joyfully, serve compassionately, and grow spiritually."
Blessing Our Christmas Trees
During Advent, we sing,
O come, O come Emmanuel,
knowing that Emmanuel, God with Us is
We feel a sense of joyful anticipation that God may become ever more present to us.
Beginning this weekend, you will find burlap bags in the narthex that contain blessings to read before, during, and after you decorate your Christmas tree! Feel free to take one to share with someone else to help them remember and experience God's presence during the holidays, too!
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
The goal of the Brotherhood is to bring men and youth to our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ. Our ministry rests on three disciplines: Prayer, Service, and Fellowship. We would like to welcome all new arrivals to St. Patrick's Church by inviting you to come to a future Brotherhood meeting, which usually occurs on the fourth Thursday of every month (except for the months of November and December). The Brotherhood meetings are scheduled from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Usually we meet in the kitchen, which is adjacent to the church social hall. Dinner is served at 6:30. At 7:00 we begin reading the following Sunday's lectionary and also turn to prayer. We make ample time for socialization both before dinner and after 7:30.
It is "ok" if some brothers prefer to arrive early for dinner then leave after the meal. It is also understandable if some men find it difficult to arrive at the meeting before 7:00 because of traffic delays, family obligations, etc. We also request your RSVP for an accurate head count, so David White can purchase food and refreshments for the dinner. Please contact Bill Shaughnessy either
or 404-936-6850 (cell) for further information. Future meetings are scheduled as follows:
November 29, 2018 - 5th Thursday
December 20, 2018 - 3rd Thursday
January 24, 2019 - 4th Thursday
Sign-Up Deadline is December 16, 2018
The sign-up sheet is in the narthex. Please sign up now.
Advent Wreath Making and Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, December 2, 2018
After the 10:30 am Service
The Advent Wreath-Making and Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for December 2nd, immediately following the 10:30 service. Greenery and other supplies will be provided or bring your own to share. Chili contestants should sign up on the board in the narthex, or feel free to show up with any last-minute entries! Please bring any "fixin's" you would like to complement your chili.
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm
A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
Please see Bill Rankin for details.
An Advent Invitation
Join Fr. Dick and Mo. Julia for an "at home" formation opportunity, as we read Walter Brueggemann's book,
Celebrating Abundance: Devotion's for Advent.
The church has purchased thirty copies, which we will make available beginning Sunday, November 25. If you would like to commit to joining us in a short daily reading, we invite you to take one home!
On Monday, December 17, at 7 p.m., as you are able, we also invite you to join us in the parlor for a time to discuss our Advent journeys as related to our reading of Brueggemann's book.
It will be a joy to journey together.
Christmas - Save the Dates
SUNDAY MORNING OFFERINGS:
- Click here for registration form.
YOUTH CHRISTIAN FORMATION OFFERINGS - Click here for registration form.
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: 6th-7th 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 (8th-9th 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 (10th-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.
- 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.