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June 2020 Vestry Summary

SUMMARY St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Vestry Meeting June 18, 2020 This summary is provided to highlight vestry discussions that may be of interest to the congregation.  Complete minutes follow this summary. Options for on-line giving are being explored. St. Pat’s received $8,500 under the Paycheck Protection Program.  Now the program has been extended through July,…

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REFLECTIONS OF A DEACON

                                      As I journey with everyone else on the Covid-19 journey, I have found myself spending even more time in prayer and reflection.  I have had an image that has been with me for about two weeks now and so I thought I would share it and where it has taken me. The image is…

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Cross Words – Epiphany by Fr. Rick Cross

        W                                                                                       Epiphany, 2020 C r O s s       R       Discernment Circle – You are invited!       S Next Thursday, January 9th, beginning at 5:30 pm, a new and unique opportunity awaits the St. Patrick’s Community. This year as an alternative to the traditional small Nominating Committee (usually the Wardens, the priest…

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Cross Words by The Rev. Myrick Cross

     W                                                 c r O s s                                                   R                                                       …

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Crosswords by Rev. Dr. Myrick Cross, Priest-in-charge

       W C R O S S        R        D          S   2 0 1 9    The faces of the three boy-magi bringing their gifts to the altar on the Feast of the Epiphany will be in my heart’s memory for a long time. I hope you saw them or a picture…

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Cross Words by The Rev. Myrick Cross

     W CROSS       R   A D V E N T   2 0 1 8        S “On the first Sunday of Advent the church says, Look! Keep awake! Face your profoundest fear, and then, my Love, I have something wonderful to show you!” Suzanne Guthrie writes in her blog. The first Sunday of…

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DEACON PONDERINGS FOR THE ADVENT SEASON

Thanksgiving is over and so let the shopping craze begin.  This is a time when many hustle around to find just the right present, the perfect tree, and many will become anxious as they must bake goodies to give to neighbors and friends.  I also have to get my Christmas cards out and they have…

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Cross Words by Rev. Myrick Cross

       W C R O S S      R      D      S Fall, 2018           “Thanks for the changing colors!”            As the season turns all around us on the outside, it is a good time to turn inward and discern how God’s Spirit is alive and inspiring us on the inside. The Fall…

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Crosswords for Lent 2018 by The Rev. Myrick Cross

Katherine and I attended Ash Wednesday services at Good Shepherd, Dunedin, Florida, just North of Clearwater where we attended the Mardi Gras celebration the night before. The Reverend Becky Robbins-Penniman is the Rector of what appears to be a small but active congregation. Approximately 35-40 people attended the service and I appreciated the printed service bulletin and…

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Crosswords with Rev. Myrick Cross-January 2018

W C r o s s        R        D        S   2 0 1 7 A couple of weeks ago I was discussing my new two-year Letter of Agreement with the Vestry and realized that I had completed three years of ministry here at St. Pat’s. How time flies when you’re having fun!…

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