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

Announcements – February 3, 2019

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 hordourves 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.

            

 

 February Meetings:

                         Childcare/JobsWednesday, Feb. 13 @ 6 PM at First Methodist Church, Essex Street, Bangor.

                             Food Access Committee: Thursday, Feb. 14 @ 11 AM at Food AND Medicine, I vers 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


Come this Thursday, Feb. 7 @ 6:30pm to our next Service of Meditation and Song.  The Season of Epiphany  reminds us that in the person of Jesus we see who God is, and in the words and actions of Jesus we see God at work in the world and in us. This service will offer an opportunity for quiet reflection mixed with scripture, prayers and songs of Taize and Iona Communities to help us envision ourselves as Christians in the world.

Welcome to this new worship space!” Place take home the information sheet about our seating experiment. Ushers have the New Personnel Information Sheet with important numbers for you.

BISHOPQUEST WALKABOUTS

The  Bishopquest Walkabout in Bangor was  Saturday, January 19th 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/ . If you did not have a chance to participate in the straw poll that Mike Gleason polled last sunday, be sure to let Christine Talbott and Michael Gleason know your first, and  second 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.