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Urgent Prayer Request from Fr. Rick

An Urgent Prayer Request Sunday, June 12, 2016   To Sisters and Brothers at St. Patrick’s Neighborhood Center (Episcopal) in Brewer, as an addendum to our prayers earlier today…. President Obama described today’s Orlando massacre: “An act of terror – an act of hate.” We are becoming accustomed to living with the threat of terror…

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Peggy’s Pondering March 2016

A lot has been going on in our Outreach Committee meetings. They have been changed to the third Sunday of every month so that, hopefully, more parishioners can attend. Please see the minutes of the Outreach Committee and consider joining us. The Monday night knitting /sewing group finally has a name: The Creative Craft and…

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Peggy’s Pondering February 2016

Do you wish you could be in the company of others who knit or sew? Have you always wanted to learn a craft? Do you have a craft that you would like to share with others? Why not join a small group from the neighborhood who meet every Monday evening from 6:00PM-8:00PM to enjoy one…

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Peggy’s Pondering January 2016

(Editor’s note: This is Peggy’s sermon from December 27th) Listen…did you hear it in the Gospel I just read? Maybe not. Here it is again from verse five…”The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has never mastered it” (The Revised English Bible). I am not sure that we, who live in this day…

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Easter Season

What a gift the Holy Week services were at St. Pat’s this year! The investment of time, energy, and inspired creativity from participants made them so. There were even a few visitors and guests. The word about the resurrection got out because several visitors to the empty tomb went running back into town to tell…

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Easter 2016

This year Katherine and I have the good fortune of spending our vacation (a good part of Lent) in Florida. During our travels, we have met a lot of people in a variety of circumstances from planes and airports, to the hotel where we stayed, restaurants, boat rides, and the beach. We even met people…

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Lent 2016

I invite you in the name of the Church, to the observance of a Holy Lent. As I read these familiar words from the Ash Wednesday liturgy in the Prayer Book, introducing the next new season, I am wondering: what will make these forty days “Holy?” The Prayer Book suggests several possibilities scrambled in the…

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Epiphany 2016

Epiphany 2016 What a paradox that the original setting of our romantic Christmas narrative is today in such violence and turmoil. But life for Palestinians at the time under rule of the Roman Empire may have been similarly violent and tumultuous. Young Joseph, teenager Mary and the newborn were threatened from the beginning, having been…

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