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Baptism Sunday
October 28, 2018 at the 10:30am Service




Please welcome the following as they will become members of the church through baptism this Sunday:

Aria, Declan, Melanie and Stephen


Trunk or Treat Followed by Games Night with Spaghetti Dinner
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Trunk or Treat from 3:00-5:00pm
Games Night with Spaghetti Dinner at 5:00pm

 


This year we are pairing our annual Trunk or Treat festivities with Games Night and Spaghetti Dinner! WOW! Two events for the price of one! And by the way, the price is FREE! You are guaranteed to have a fun time so plan on coming! You will not want to miss out on this!


The Forum

Join us in the parlor on Sunday at 9:15am for the next series of The Forum, based on Adam Hamilton's book,  Half Truth's: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say .




Half Truth Topics Include:
  • Everything Happens for a Reason 
  • God Helps Those Who Help Themselves
  • God Won't Give You More Than You Can Handle
  • God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It
  • Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin
While you are of course welcome to purchase the book, you can also simply come and join the conversation.  We will be reading the book together aloud.

We hope you will join us!



Ministry Announcements Schedule


We will be taking a bit of time each Sunday during the 10:30am service 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:

October 28: Art Group
November 4: Acolytes
November 11: Vestry
November 25: EfM





Director of Communications

We are thrilled to announce that Cowen Harter has accepted our call to transition from Interim to Permanent Director of Communications, effective November 1, 2018. 

 Grateful Book Discussion Group




El Refugio

A message from our former Deacon Postulant John Ray.



Since our Pilgrimage of Presence to El Refugio Ministry and Stewart Detention Center almost exactly a year ago, our involvement with this ministry, and with the issue of immigrant and refugee detention generally, has grown. Our pilgrims on this trip continued to correspond with the detainees they visited. Earlier this year, many of you wrote Father's Day cards and letters which were delivered to men at Stewart separated from their children.
 
The work goes on, with both mourning and joy. Since our visit last year, two detainees at Stewart died in custody, one by suicide. At the same time, we experienced joy when one of the detainees visited during our pilgrimage last September won his case and was released, one of the only 3% of detainees who win their cases at the immigration court conducted behind the barbed wire at Stewart.
 
Relatives of those detained continue to come to Stewart County to visit their loved ones, and without El Refugio Ministry, they would have no place to rest or spend the night, as there are no hotels in the area. El Refugio has made the decision to build a new house with greater capacity for visiting families, as, regrettably, this need only rises. El Refugio intends to apply for a grant from the Episcopal Community Foundation, and St. Patrick's has written a letter of support for approval of this grant request. If you would like to help financially, you can mail a check to El Refugio Ministry, P.O. Box 3996, Decatur, GA 30031, with "Capital Campaign" noted. Thank you!


Book Discussion Group--Grateful by Diana Butler Bass

Join Bonnie Stephenson and Sharon McWhorter in a discussion about the transformative power of gratitude based on the book  Grateful by Diana Butler Bass.  

The last meeting will be held on Friday, November 2 from 10:00-11:30am in the Gathering Room.   



The Feast of All Souls' Day
Friday, November 2, 2018 at  7:00pm 


We will celebrate The Feast of  All  Souls' on Friday, November 2 at 7:00 PM. We will remember our beloved departed on this  day . On  All  Souls', we particularly recall those who have died within the past calendar year.

We will also remember them in our All Saints' liturgy on Sunday, November 4, 2018.


All Saints Ancestors Casserole  Potluck and  Stewardship Ingathering
Sunday, November 4, 2018


On November 4th, we will celebrate together as we remember those who so generously nurtured us in the past and those who share God's abundant blessings with us today.  Stewardship cards will be blessed during both services.   Saints will be feasting as well! You  are invited to bring a family favorite dish to our Ancestors Casserole Potluck after the 10:30 service. Consider dressing up as your favorite saint!

Many thanks to all who have volunteered their time to help make this meal possible. There are still openings available for helpers to set up on Saturday afternoon November 3rd and to cleanup after the event on   November 4th.
Contact    Anne Duncan (770 454-9053) to volunteer to be a part of this team.    We would be delighted to have you join us.   




CHILDREN - Contact Mo. Julia Rusling, rev.julia@stpat.net,  
with questions.

YOUTH - C ontact Liz Beal Kidd,  lizbealkidd@stpat.net 
with questions.






SUNDAY MORNING OFFERINGS:

 
CHILDREN  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 CHRISTIAN FORMATION OFFERINGS - Click here for registration form.

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.
  • Music8:45-9:00am  J2A and YEA in the Adult Choir Room
  • Music9:10-9:25am  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.

As of Sunday, October 14, 2018



 

Upcoming Events

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