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Treasurer’s Annual Report Presented by Cynthia Vaughan, Treasurer 2018

Treasurer’s Report for year ending 2018 Thank you the members of St. Patrick’s for supporting our church in 2018. Thank you the members of St. Patrick’s for supporting me in the role as Treasurer for the past seven years.  It is with sadness and yet joy that I pass the job on to Penny Baker. …

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Peggy’s Ponderings – DEACON’S REPORT by The Rev. Deacon Peggy Day

This past year has brought some changes in my ministry.  I continue to serve on the Clergy Day Committee, which is responsible for developing continuing education opportunities for the clergy in the Diocese.  It has become more of an advisory group for the Bishop.  I resigned my position on the Executive Council of Deacons for…

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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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Sermon-Last Sunday After Epiphany by The Rev. Peggy Day

                                   Morning Prayer-Luke 9:18-27 This passage from Luke, follows the feeding of the five thousand.  Jesus, once again, was engaged in prayer alone, something he frequently did when facing a difficult decision, event, or interaction with others. His disciples were gathered with him.  He turned from praying to ask a question, “Who do people say…

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Deacon’s Report by Rev. Peggy Day, Deacon

This past year has been another busy year for me.  I continue to serve on the Clergy Day Committee, which is responsible for developing continuing education opportunities for the clergy in the Diocese.  It has been redesigned, so we do more of our work via e-mail or conference calls.  We serve as an advisory group…

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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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by Paula Baines