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

ANNOUNCEMENTS February 25, 2018

Welcome our guest celebrant The Rev. Ginny Peacock.

Thank you to Sheriff Troy Morton, Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department for being our guest speaker today. The Guiding Team for Living Local: Joining God extended the invitation. Throughout the year, they will be inviting neighbors and other organizations into St. Patrick’s to share what they are doing in the community.

 The next Ecumenical Lenten Service is Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 PM at the North Brewer and Eddington First United Methodist Church, 31 Main Road, Eddington, Maine. Guest preacher: Rev. Linette George of the Dedham and Holden United Church of Christ.

 Be sure to check out Outreach’s Lenten Project.  Please visit the back of the sanctuary for how you can help the Street Pastor’s in their ministry. Help us fill our space with footprints.

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.

Pick up your 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.

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. Upcoming Faith Linking in Action Team meetings:

  • Jobs and Child Care joint meeting: March 13, 6-7:30 at First United Methodist Church, Essex St. Bangor. Talk to Peg Olson or Mary Ann Perry if you would like to attend. There are several very important issues regarding safe and appropriate child care that the legislature is addressing currently. Please visit the website to learn more and please contact your legislators with your concerns. Our children are important to us. Ask Mary Ann for a brief description.
  • Transportation for All: first & third Thursday of the month. next meeting is March 1 at Hammond Street Congregational Church, Bangor. 9-11am.
  • Food Access and Gardening: first Thurs. of the month. The next meeting is March 1 location to be announced.

Creative Crafts and Conversation meets Monday evenings from 6 pm to 7:3o pm.

 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.  Katherine is our only acolyte now 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.

 Bye, bye, buzzy buzz!  Notice our new keyboard. Doesn’t it sound so much better than the old one!!! We used some of the money in reserve for instrument maintenance. Donations are greatly appreciated and thank you so much to those of you who have donated to help our music ministry. The total cost was $999.

Our Prayer List has been updated. Remember you can make changes at anytime by contacting 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 Ford will be teaching Recovery Yoga at St. Patrick’s on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month between 5-6:40 PM.  Yoga of Twelve Step Recovery combines a basic yoga practice followed by a meeting for those dealing with their own or another’s addiction.  It is open to people dealing with any type of addiction in themselves or a relative or friend.  It is also open to those who do not identify as an addict or the friend or family member of an addict, if they are curious about the program.  No yoga experience is necessary.  For more information call Mary at 469-5541, email or visit us on Facebook at Yoga of Twelve Step Recovery Bangor.

Credits for music for Sunday, February 25, 2018

 “Sanctuary” words and music by John Thompson & Randy L Scruggs. CCLI #595820. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense, A-725586.

“God is was” Words by John L Bell Music: Traditional Scots Gaelic, arr. John L Bell and Graham Maule ©2002 WGRG, Iona Community, Gia Publications, Inc.

“Holy, holy, holy” Columbia Sanctus & Benedictus Music: John L. Bell ©1986. 2008 WGRG, Iona Community, Gia Publications, Inc.

“This is the Body of Christ” © 1998, Iona Community, Gia Publications, Inc. Agent contributors: Iona Community.

“In Love You Summon” © WGRG, Iona Community, Gia Publications, Inc. Agent contributor: John Bell.