Growing in God's Love as an Open, Caring Community

ANNOUNCEMENTS-February 11, 2018

Join us for the traditional Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper at 6:00 PM Tuesday February 13th.

St. Patrick’s is hosting an Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service  February 14 at 6:30 PM with a reception to follow.  Join us in observing the beginning of the Lenten season with our sister churches in the greater Brewer area.  Our music team has put together some lively music to accompany the evening and we need all the great voices of St. Patrick’s to lead the singing and the energy that evening so join us!  And thanks to all  of you who signed up to help bake and prepare for the reception. 

Ecumenical Lenten Services for 2018…Read more

Creative Crafts and Conversation meets on Monday evening from 6:00-7:30.  Please join us and bring your project,  Why not invite a friend.  If you don’t have a craft project and would like to learn one, come join us.  If you are in need of cloth or yarn or needlepoint supplies, let Peggy know and we can make sure you get some as we have some of these items that have been donated to give away. E-mail.

Looking ahead, the Faithful Refreshment Group will gather on Saturday,  February 17th from 9:00-10:30 for a time of prayer, reflection, listening and sharing. If you would like more information,  please contact Peggy. 

The Easter Vigil will be here before we know it and we will be doing dramatic readings  for the lessons. We have done this before and people who have attended have found it to be meaningful.   If you would like to participate, please see Peggy and she will give you a copy of one of the lessons and script. Many times you share the reading with another person.  There will be a rehearsal on Saturday morning prior to the Vigil.

Acolytes wanted:  Have you ever wanted to be an acolyte?   You don’t have to be a child to apply.  Adults are invited to this ministry,  as well.  Catherine is our only acolyte at the moment and it would be great to have others available to share in this ministry, especially  when she is not here.  Please see Peggy if interested or have questions. Training will be provided.

Our Lenten Taize Service will be Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6:30. This service of meditation, scripture, and prayer will include Songs of Taize and songs from the Iona Community in Scotland.

The Sign-up for Columbia Street Community Lunch is now available in the Common Room. We will serve our Meatloaf Special on March 4.

Coffee Hour sign-up. 2018 list is ready for you to host a coffee hour. Please check the list for openings. No one is signed up for next week.

Coming for Lent is a Lenten Calendar offered by the Living Local: Joining God Guiding Team. We want to help you experience a meaningful Lent  as you go about your daily life.

 Music today: Please stay again this Sunday for a few minutes to practice our closing song for Ash Wed. “We walk His way”. Meet by the organ. Thank you.

The Faith Linking in Action Team meeting: Transportation for All: Thursday, Feb. 15 @ 9-11 am, Hammond Street Congregational Church. 28 High Street, Bangor.

Faith Linking in Action is one way we are experiencing our faith journey in the broader community. We learn to listen to others and work together to build a better community. Learn more from Rev. Peggy Day, Peg Olson, Mary Ann Perry or Rev. Rick Cross.                       

 What’s the buzz?  Mary Ann is searching for a new keyboard to replace our poor “buzzing” keyboard.  Donations are welcome.

Our Prayer List has been updated. Remember you can make changes at anytime by contacting maryann_perry@hotmail.com. We like to keep this as current as possible. You may add the name of a loved one to the Memorial for our Sanctuary Candle. A $5.00 donation is suggested. See the list on the bulletin board in the Common Room.

NEW TO SAINT PATRICK’S!

Mary Eyerer is delighted to have found a new home at St Patrick’s for teaching Mindfulness Based

Stress Reduction, an eight week experiential class in which participants learn several forms of meditation and bring mindfulness to the challenges in their lives.  Becoming aware of the mind’s antics such as going on autopilot, judging both outer and inner experiences often leads to an increased sense of freedom and living in the now.  Her website is mindfulnessmaine.org and there is a free orientation for the next class on February 28 from 5:30 to 6:45 at St. Patrick’s.  A sliding scale is available for the class.  If you have any questions,  Christine Talbott has taken the class and will be happy to share her experience with you.