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

ANNOUNCEMENTS for SUNDAY, APRIL 8 2018

by Paula Baines

ST. PATRICK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Welcome’s Bishop Lane 

Please join us for a traditional Irish corn beef and cabbage luncheon and an opportunity to visit with Bishop Lane.
Outreach: It’s not too late to place your  UTO envelope   in the alms plate today. This offering is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. It encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing. UTO distributes 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion. There are extra envelopes at the back of the church.

Prayer List:   You may make changes to the prayer list at any time. Please send your notice to maryann_perry@Hotmail.com.

Artful Spirit’s Next Activity.   Mark your Calendars for Saturday, April 21, 2018 for Artful Spirit Connection’s next field trip to the Colby Museum of Art. This is a free event. We will carpool from church at 10:45 am. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/157291614989477/

Faith Linking In Action:

We have had a little break from meetings these past few weeks. So much work has been done behind the scenes so come to one of the meetings this week and next week to catch up or to sate your curiosity! The Child Care/Jobs Team even has a one time volunteer opportunity for you. See the schedule below and talk to Peg Olson or Mary Ann Perry for more details.

            Child Care/Jobs Team Tuesday, April 10 at First Methodist Church, Essex Street, Bangor. We encourage you to ask your representatives to support LD566, an Act to improve access to high quality child care by increasing child care rates for state vouchers. We also ask for your support of LD274 to require criminal background checks for child care providers. Coming April 28 is a Free Family Festival at the Bangor Children’s Museum. There will be activities for children 3-8 years old. We need VOLUNTEERS!!! Please speak to Peg Olson or Mary Ann Perry for details and to volunteer.

             Food Access Team Thursday, April 12 location TBA. The meeting is 11-1 at Crestwood Place 812 Ohio St. Bangor and includes lunch. Gardening plans will be discussed. Mary Ann Perry has details. This will help for the expansion of our garden for the Holyoke Street Neighborhood Garden.

             Transportation for All Thursday, April 19 at Hammond Street Congregational Church, Bangor at 11am. They continue to work closely with Penquis and Bangor City Council to enact positive improvements in the bus system.

The  Diocesan Spring Training Workshop is just around the corner. . There are 20 workshops to choose from. April 28 in Augusta. The St. Pat’s Guiding Team for Living Local will lead one. See fliers in the Common Room.

 

 

From our deacon, the Rev. Peggy Day: Have you ever wanted to know more about what makes deacons tick?  We can be an odd bunch!  Well, here’s your chance. Why not attend a Deacon Discovery Day.  One will be held here at St.Patrick’s on May 12th from 9-11.Another will be held on May 5th from 9-11 at St. Mary’s in Falmouth.   Light refreshments will be served and both will be informal times to ask questions and learn a little more about the diaconate. 

Coffee Hour Sign-Up.  Our 2018 list is ready for you to host a coffee hour. Please check the list for openings.

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.

Creative Crafts and Conversation meets Monday evenings from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

Other Events:

Partners for Peace  is focusing on our amazing volunteers this year. . If you’d like to help, we begin trainings for new hotline workers inJuly, September, and next January. Visit their  website to find out more about all kinds of volunteer opportunities. In addition, there will be a training for faith leaders (clergy and lay), domestic violence advocates, and anyone who is interested in understanding the importance of a faith-based response to domestic violence. The training will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex Street, Bangor on Thursday, April 12 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. To register cContact Mary McQueen at mmcqueen@partnersforpeaceme.org.  Call  (207) 945-5102.

 

St. Patrick’s Mission Statement

We care for and accept all God’s children. As children of God, each of us has unique and wonderful gifts. We value kind, open, and honest communication. . We provide a positive, joyful place for people to come together for worship and fellowship.  We value our Lay Ministry and Outreach programs as a key element of who we are. . We are a parish that supports its members in time of need, whether those needs are financial, physical, or spiritual. We are grateful for God’s creation and strive to be environmentally conscientious.