The Guiding Team continues to encourage you to be alert to the many opportunities in your daily lives to listen, observe, meet, share and engage with your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances, and with those you have chance meetings. Let your senses come alive! Please continue to pray the Holy Spirit leads us each day, to grow in openness with the people we encounter, to hear and connect with them. AMEN
Holyoke Street Garden Club will hold its first 2019 gathering at 11:30 Sunday, Feb. 3 in the Shamrock Room. Adam Theisen from Food AND Medicine will be with us to help us envision how to excite more neighbors. Join the discussion whether you intend to garden or not. The more ideas, the better the results! Talk to Mary Ann Perry for details.
FLIA is planning a Progressive dinner fundraiser for Sunday, March 3rd. For $20.00 folks can enjoy appetizers at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Bangor, a main course at Hammond Congregational Church and dessert at Redeemer Lutheran. It is scheduled to begin at 5:00 and is a good way to meet members of other faith communities and see their spaces.
Please stay tuned for more details.
Faith Linking in Action is very active. Many from St. Patrick’s attended the quarterly convening in January when the focus was on Transportation for All. What an eye-opening experience for non-bus riders to try to plan just one day having to use public transportation. It became very clear that public transportation is important to all of us whether we use it or not. The better the service, the better for all citizens.
- Childcare/Jobs: Wednesday, Feb. 13 @ 6 PM at First Methodist Church, Essex Street, Bangor.
- Food Access Committee: Thursday, Feb. 14 @ 11 AM at Food AND Medicine, Ivers Street, Brewer
- Transportation for All:Thursday, Feb. 21 @ 9AM Peace & Justice Center, Bangor
For more information speak to Peggy Day, Peg Olson, or Mary Ann Perry
Our next Meditation Service of scripture, prayers and songs of Taizé and Iona will be Thursday, February 7 @ 6:30 pm. This service will offer an opportunity for quiet reflection mixed with easy songs to help envision yourself in the world as we progress through the Season of Epiphany.
Dear brothers and sisters of St. Patrick’s,
Thank you so much for your generous financial Christmas gift. It was much appreciated and will go toward my addiction to yarn and needle felting.
I greatly love serving as deacon among you. I can’t think of a place I would rather be.
Thank you again for your love and generous gift.
The Bishopquest Walkabout in Bangor was last Saturday, and many St. Patrick’s people attended. If you did not, you can view the interviews with all five candidates online at: http://bishopquest.episcopalmaine.org/ . Be sure to let Christine Talbott and Michael Gleason know your first, second and third choices as they will be representing you at the election on February 9.
PRAYER FOR TRANSITION
God of Grace, we give you thanks for all the blessings of our common life and ministries as the Episcopal Diocese of Maine. We thank you for the faithful work of the Discernment Committee and for all who have offered themselves to your service in this season of change. May the Holy Spirit continue to bless the Transition Committee, and to infuse this process with the gifts of faith, hope and love. We give thanks and pray for Anne, Janet, Ken, Rachel, and Thomas. May they be filled with vision, courage, patience and hope as our work of discernment continues. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.
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