Service Times...
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES

ST. PATRICK'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1322 Church Street, Zachary, LA  70791
Holy Eucharist.......................................................10:45 a.m.
Nursery is provided for ages 3 and under.
Join us for fellowship, coffee, & snacks directly after service.


ST. AUGUSTINE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
12954 Joor Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70818
Holy Eucharist at St. Augustine's............................9:00 a.m.
Join us for fellowship, coffee, & snacks directly after service.

CHILDREN'S CHAPEL

Sunday mornings, during service, the children will process out of the church for Children's Chapel after the collect and before the readings. They will return before the Peace.

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY

Join us Wednesday evenings at 6:00PM for Bible Study in Martin Hall.
School News and Events...
DAY SCHOOL IMPORTANT DATES

FEB 21: School Mardi Gras Parade & Parties
FEB 24: St. Patrick's Closed for Mardi Gras (day before M.G.)
FEB 25-26: Elementary Full Day Care

MARDI GRAS PARADE SCHEDULE

PARADE DONATIONS NEEDED

Please bring donated throws before Monday, February 17th; beads, candy, doubloons, cups, and small toys accepted.

Church News and Events...
CHURCH IMPORTANT DATES

FEB 24 - Church Office will be closed due to the Mardi Gras Holiday (The Day before Mardi Gras)
FEB 26 - Ash Wednesday Service

MAR 8 - Oakwood Visit w/Service
MAR 11 - FAITH TALKS: David Amrhein, Mayor of Zachary
MAR 17 - St. Patrick's Day
ASH WEDNESDAY - ASHES TO GO!


St. Patrick's Episcopal Church & Zachary United Methodist Church will be offering ASHES to GO on Ash Wednesday. As you exit the drive thru line simply roll down your window and we will say a prayer then impose you with Ashes. 
If you are a walk-in customer simply speak to us before or after you enter the coffee shop.

If you would like to attend full Ash Wednesday service, 
St. Patrick's Ash Wednesday service begins 6:30P on 2/26/2020.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS


HOLY WEEK & EASTER CALENDAR


2020 EASTER LILY FUND

Each year, the St. Patrick's Episcopal Church altar is decorated with live Easter Lilies in celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. If you would like to contribute to the Easter Lily and Lenten fund, please fill out the form below. Place your completed form and marked donation (as "Flower Fund"), in the offering basket on Sundays or drop it off at the church office.  (Forms will be provided on Sundays.)
The deadline for listing in the Easter bulletin is April 6, 2020.
Donations of any amount are appreciated.

2020 LENTEN FOOD DRIVE


GOOD FRIDAY OFFERING


FAITH TALKS

Once a month  from 6:30-8:00PM
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Martin Hall

Light refreshments served

FAITH TALKS:  A series of guest speakers from the local community presented by St. Patrick's Episcopal Church.
Once a month from 6:30 - 8:00PM 

MARCH & APRIL SPEAKERS TBA

ALTAR FLOWER DONORS NEEDED

1 DATE AVAILABLE!

All Parishioners are welcome to sign up as a Sunday Altar Flower Arrangement Donor.  The framed 2020 Altar Flowers sign-up poster is located within the entrance of the chapel, on your right-hand side. No prior donor experience needed!  

Currently, the donation requested for Altar Flowers is $100. Altar Flower Donors and their commemoration will be listed in the Sunday bulletin.

The date available is: May 31

OAKWOOD VILLAGE SERVICE

St. Patrick's visits Oakwood residents from 2:30 to 3:00 and celebrates the Eucharist at ever second Sunday of the month. The youth and other members of the church are invited to participate.

Our next visit will be MARCH 8, 2020.

COINS FOR CHRIST


MEN'S CLUB MEETING

All men of the church are invited to enjoy coffee and fellowship every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at Jett's Country Kitchen,  4760 Old Scenic Hwy, Zachary 658-8820.

AMAZON SMILE

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REALM

Be sure to check our REALM site! Please login and update your profile information .  
If you have not received an email invitation, please contact Jessica Leet at 225-654-4091.

PASTORAL CARE NEEDS

Should you or someone you know have need for pastoral care or prayers, please contact:
     Father Ashley Freeman, Rector 
     225-800-2636 
     Ashley@StPatsLA.org


FEB & MAR 2020  Lay Server Schedule

ST. PATRICK'S CHOIR

All who are interested in singing in the St. Patrick's Church Choir,  you are invited to Sunday morning rehearsals! 
Weekly practices will be held before church on Sunday mornings at 10:00AM.

CHILDREN'S MUSIC

If any children would like to play the hymn on the piano or using another instrument as the children process to Children's Chapel, please see Ms. Mary after church to get added to the playing schedule.
We love our children and want them to participate!

ST. PATRICK'S PRAYER LIST

Weekly Prayer List as of February 19, 2020

The St. Patrick's community is praying especially for:
Kathryn
Teresa
Pat
Myrtle
Trey
The Guidry Family
The Greene Family

 
Our Long-term Prayer List:
David
Hunter
Betty
Luke
Vita
Michael
The Sanders Familly
Bernice
Marcie
Wilma
English
Carlette
Alna
Scott
Larry
Sharon
Wick or Welton
The Pierce Family
Salley
Phillip
Brett
Joshua
Adalyne
Mae
Niki
Casey
Pierce
Tom
Virginia
Fred
Jimmy
AC
MawMac
Tela
Patsy
Wayne
Maryln
Philip
Judy V.
Jimmy W.
Curtis B.
The Men and Women deployed overseas

MONTHLY TREASURER'S REPORT

ST. PATRICK'S 2020 VESTRY MEMBERS

Daniel Melkild,  Junior Warden (22)
Jesse Noble (20)
Monica Dugas (21)
Teresa Boatner (21)
Edgar Cage (21)
Amanda Foote (22)
Susan Leese (22)

LOST & FOUND

These have not yet been claimed...

Please contact Jessica Leet if these are yours!
Jessica@stpatsla.org or 225-279-5589


Diocesan Events...
LENTEN SILENT RETREAT

Where: Solomon Episcopal Conference Center
When: February 28-March 1

Join Todd van Alstyne and John Pitzer for a Silent Retreat for the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and their friends during the first weekend in Lent. The retreat will be held at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center and will include an introduction to monastic spiritual practices, adoration, a labyrinth, prayer, teaching, stations of the cross, all in a quiet and peaceful setting. This contemplative weekend will include spiritual direction and sacramental support from Fr John as well as guided meditations and teaching from Br Todd. The weekend will be full enough for you to engage and loose enough to let you rest and go at your own pace. The cost for the weekend is $315 per person for single occupancy or $285 per person double occupancy. Discount of $50 if you register prior to January 31st. We anticipate these spaces to fill up quickly so please reserve your spot soon.



LENTEN SILENT RETREAT AT GRACE

Grace Church
11621 Ferdinand Dr.
St. Francisville, LA

February 29 from 9 am - 3 pm

Mary C. Earle returns to lead another reflective Lenten Retreat at Grace Church.
On February 29th renowned theologian and Episcopal Priest, Mary C. Earle, will return to Grace to lead another riveting Lenten retreat.  Throughout the day, Rev'd Earle will lead us through reflections and prayers from her book The Desert Mothers: Spiritual Practices from the Women of the Wilderness.  At the dawn of Christianity, holy women went into the deserts of northern Egypt to devote themselves to lives of prayer. Almost forgotten in today's contemporary society, now The Desert Mothers provide you with the writings of these holy women and apply their spiritual practices to modern day life. Each chapter contains a summary of the spiritual practice and a closing prayer, making it a useful tool in your devotional practice.  Lunch will be provided during the retreat; purchase tickets  here .   We pray you can join us as we begin Lent in prayer and reflection.


A GATHERING OF MEN:
Connecting Soul and Role

Solomon Episcopal Conference Center
March 6-8

The Retreat features an outstanding group of presenters including the Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner, founder of the Living Compass Faith-Based Wellness program, a great leader in the Anglican Communion, Bishop Greg Kerr-Wilson from Calgary, Canada, The Rev. Bill Miller, and favorite musicians Matt Lemmler and Crispin Schroeder. The Retreat is centered on the Living Compass model of balance, wellness and wholeness. The weekend includes five delicious meals, a time of silence and contemplation late Friday evening, presentations on Friday evening and Saturday, optional Saturday afternoon workshops, a great concert on Saturday afternoon, renewal and play, some group discussion, fellowship and fun with our cook-out and campfire on Saturday evening, and a closing worship service on Sunday morning. It's a weekend NOT to be missed! If you have never been to the Solomon Center, our Diocesan conference center just 30 minutes away - you are in for a treat. It is a gem of a location with excellent facilities set amid a forest with a lake. I hope you'll sign up today for this special weekend of spiritual growth and renewal with Scott, Greg, Matt, Crispin and a great group of guys. Please invite a friend. This retreat is open to all men. See you there!

If you pay in full by February 1, the early bird prices below are in effect. After February 1, the prices are $299 for single room, $249 for double room, and $119 for commuters. You may fill out the online registration below and pay with a credit card or you may print this  registration form and turn it in to the church office with a check.


STEPPING STONES RETREAT - BR

Stepping Stones Retreat
St. Alban's Chapel, LSU Campus, Corner of Dalrymple Dr & Highland Rd, Baton Rouge
March 7 from 9:30 am - 4 pm

Stepping Stone Retreat Registration
Saturday, March 7, 2020, at St. Alban's Chapel at LSU

Presentations will include:

"Corporate Prayer: Spiritual Practices in Community"
"Silence: Finding God in Stillness"
"Personal Prayer: Developing a Spiritual Practice"

This retreat is part of a series for young adults who want to deepen their spiritual life and ask questions like, "How do I pray?", "What is God calling me to do?" or "How do I recognize the Spirit moving in my life?" Each retreat focuses on a different topic with talks, small group discussions, and activities. This is an opportunity to hear the stories of faithful people and have meaningful conversations with peers about the spiritual realities of life as a young adult.

Co-hosted by the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and St. Alban's Chapel, LSU.

For more information, contact the Rev. Watson Lamb at (504) 533-4916 or  frlamb@holyspiritnola.org or the Rev. Liz Embler-Beazley at  lembeaz@stpauls-lakeview.org.

Cost: Free

MOVING YOUR LENTEN PRAYERS

Solomon Episcopal Conference Center
March 14 from 10 am - 3 pm

Participate in movement meditations of scripture, song, and prayer which offer openings for spiritual growth.  Experience stillness and peace in the busyness of life.  Allow your mind, body, and spirit to express relationship with the Divine.  No experience needed.  All mobility levels, seated or standing, are welcome.  Retreat led by Vickie Polchow and Betty Wooddy who have led sacred movement workshops at the Solomon Center for 10 years and most recently at Kanuga Episcopal Conferences in North Carolina.  the $25 registration fee includes lunch and can be purchased by checks payable to St. Paul's Holy Trinity Church, with Moving Prayers on memo line, mailed to:  SPHTC; attn Betty Wooddy; P O Box 386; New Roads, LA  70760.


BISHOP'S VISITATION

St. Patrick's - May 31, 2020 (Pentecost Sunday)
St. Augustine's - September 13, 2020


Zachary Community Events...
ZACHARY'S CHILI COOK-OFF


ZEPTO's CALENDAR OF EVENTS

A MESSAGE FROM FR. ASHLEY