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

Announcements – May 26, 2019

Morning Prayer-David Blethen-Leader

In this time leading to the season of Pentecost, the St. Patricks Living Local: Joining God Guiding Team would like everyone to think about their answer to this question: “How are you engaging WITH others in the world?”  Write ways you as a person of faith are being WITH others on the stickies provided on Sunday and place them in the collection plate.



Our Easter Season Taize/Iona Meditation Service will be Thursday, June 6 at St. Patrick’s beginning at 6:30. In this Season of Easter we renew our faith as a people of hope. We receive the word of God for the light times and for the dark times, and we commit ourselves to be with him wherever he leads us.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate our being.”

                                         … Pope John Paul II 1986 upon visiting the Community at Taizé                               


The consecration of the 10th Bishop of Maine, the Rev. Thomas Brown, will be held at St. Luke’s Cathedral at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 22. More info

The lottery for the 8 available tickets is today at coffee hour.  Still wish to participate?  Grab Christine after church to get your ticket in the hat. The rules of the lottery are as follows:  Individuals, not couples, will each have a chance at the draw. This means that one of a couple may win a ticket and the other may not. We will also draw a number of alternates in the event anyone who gets a ticket cannot attend so that ticket is not wasted. 

Presiding Bishop Curry’s Revival, June 23rd

Presiding Bishop Curry will be preaching at a revival the day after the consecration of our new bishop. This event takes place at the Temple in Old Orchard Beach, Sunday, June 23rd at 10:30 AM.  

If you plan to go, you must register.  Go to and follow the links to registration.   All are welcome and you, as registered, may bring up to 3 guests. Bishop Curry is an amazing and inspiring preacher and we are gifted to have him here in Maine for this event. There will be more information out at St. Patrick’s, including the possibility of ride share.


The second interdenominational potluck gathering of members of St Pat’s, Brewer, the Methodist and Congregational churches will be at the Brewer Methodist Church (just down the street from us) on Friday,  May 31st.  The last meeting was very productive and we want to keep the energy going.  A sign up sheet is on the Common Room table.


Where does the loose offering in the plate go?  The Outreach Committee would like to remind folks that the  loose plate offering on the second Sunday of the month goes into the  Outreach fund.   On the third Sunday of the month it goes to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund. On other Sundays it goes into the general fund.


Faith Linking in Action

  • Our Transportation for All group is bringing the voices of bus riders and drivers to be heard by the City of Bangor and Stantec as the transit study continues. For more info or to get involved, contact The regular meetings are the 2nd Thursday of each month at Peace and Justice Center, Harlow Street, Bangor. 
  • The childcare/Jobs Team meets the second Tuesdayof each month at 6pm at First United Methodist Church, Essex Street, Bangor. 
  • Our Food Access Committee is busy planning this year’s gardens – we planted some seedlings last week, while others have been growing in the FAM/EMLC greenhouse. Garden builds are scheduled for the next few weeks. For more info, contact 
  • Holyoke Street Neighborhood Garden is planning a fun neighborhood gathering “Plant Party” for June 1from noon – 2. We plan to start planting at this event at well. 
  • Faith Linking in Action (FLIA)held a convening on May 2nd focusing on Faith & Politics, and has met with two congregations who are considering joining FLIA. Four others will be visited in the fall. For more info, contact The Rev. Peggy Day will be one of the new co-chairs of the FLIA board. 

Coming soon! Food AND Medicine Solidarity Harvest Auction will be June 29 at 4:30 at FAM, 20 Ivers Street, Brewer. Already many amazing items up for bidding…local restaurant coupons and scenic airplane ride around MDI, performing arts tickets, hand made items and homemade foods, sports items, etc. All proceeds support the November Solidarity Harvest Thanksgiving  Basket program.

The Holyoke Neighborhood Garden is having a Plant Day Party on June 1, 12-2 PM.  The Holyoke Neighborhood Garden is in our very own yard.  There will be gardening tips, and is kid friendly with snacks, rock painting and serious crawling through a  worm hole tunnel.  It’s a great opportunity to meet our neighbors and connect through gardening. Come and share in the fun or volunteer to help. Check out the event.

Artful Spirit Connection is hosting an exhibition of Kelly Neptune’s photography from June to mid-July in the Shamrock Room. Exhibition will be put up during the first week in June.  Stay tuned.

Coffee hour sign up.  Please consider volunteering to provide simple fare during coffee hour. There are dates open.

Prayer list updates: Larry and Bonnie Puls are the new contact people for creating the prayer list.  If you would like to add or delete someone from the prayer list you can add your request in the Common Room or contact the Puls’ at or 942-1321 or find their contact information in the new green directory.