St. Patricks Episcopal Church - Albany, Georgia

St. Patricks Episcopal Church - Albany, Georgia St. Patrick's Episcopal Church Welcomes You! In-Person Worship on Sundays
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The people of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church are young and old, black and white, rich and poor, conservative and liberal. We embrace the virtue of love and reject hate and discrimination. Our common identity is not found in looking alike, acting alike, or all believing the same thing, but in our common faith in Jesus Christ.

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09/05/2021
The 15th Sunday After Pentecost | Holy Eucharist

Good morning to all! Please say hello or other words of greeting to those worshipping with you this morning. We pray that God will offer a mutual blessing upon you and the community that includes you today. We’re glad you are with us!
The Scriptures for this Morning: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125; [James 2:1-17] Mark 7:24-37

Serving this morning in worship:
Greeter: Sam Stringer
Ushers: Aida Cerney, Bob Cerney
Altar Guild: Eloise Talley, Ann Bolton, Joyce Bridges-Judkins, Barbara Strickland, Carol Wilch
Flower Guild: Tricia Moreschi
A/V Team: Michael Plowden
Reader: Joyce Bridges-Judkins
Verger: Carolyn Brunson
Deacon: The Reverend Deacon Joy O. Davis
Presider: The Reverend Nick Roosevelt

“We are going to Grandma’s House!”
Growing up, we used to visit my grandparents on weekends like this one. They lived in Alabama (both familes) and we lived in the upstate of South Carolina. Because of the distance, my parents insisted we visit four-five times a year whenever there was an extended break.
The five+ hour trip to Alabama (largely depending upon traffic in Atlanta) was a long time for younger children. This was before the advent of infinite screens and handheld devices. So, my mother was always coming up with car games and songs we could play along the way. One of them, “we are going to grandma’s house,” both helped the time pass and literally was what we were in the midst of doing.
Today’s psalm is similar, in that it is a pilgrimage song, or a song of ascents. While making the journey to Jerusalem, the children of God would sing songs that spoke of God’s faithfulness and favor. Today’s psalm rang out on the theme of trusting God, something that was important when making what could be an unpredictable and perilous trek to Jersualem. What song has been on your heart in these recent or former days?
Yours, Nick+

09/02/2021

Join us in saying Happy Birthday to Doris Alley, who is 99 today!!

Join us beginning tomorrow, September 1st for Holy Communion each Wednesday at 6:00 PM featuring stories and accounts fr...
08/31/2021

Join us beginning tomorrow, September 1st for Holy Communion each Wednesday at 6:00 PM featuring stories and accounts from Lesser Feasts and Fasts. We'll meet in the Chapel of Our Saviour.

Join us beginning tomorrow, September 1st for Holy Communion each Wednesday at 6:00 PM featuring stories and accounts from Lesser Feasts and Fasts. We'll meet in the Chapel of Our Saviour.

Join us this Thursday afternoon from 2:00-2:30 PM for a birthday drive-thru celebration for Doris Alley, who turns 99 ye...
08/31/2021

Join us this Thursday afternoon from 2:00-2:30 PM for a birthday drive-thru celebration for Doris Alley, who turns 99 years young!

Join us this Thursday afternoon from 2:00-2:30 PM for a birthday drive-thru celebration for Doris Alley, who turns 99 years young!

08/31/2021

The office will be closed today and will open again on Wednesday, September 1st. Please call or email Fr. Nick directly.

08/29/2021
The 14th Sunday After Pentecost | Holy Eucharist

Good morning to all! Please say hello or other words of greeting to those worshipping with you this morning. We pray that God will offer a mutual blessing upon you and the community that includes you today. We’re glad you are with us!
The Scriptures for this Morning: Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10; [James 1:17-27] Mark 7:1-8, 14-23

Serving this morning in worship:
Greeter: Joe Wingard
Ushers: Brian Williamson, Loretta Williamson
Altar Guild: Mary Shapard, Sunny LaFontaine, Louise Little
Flower Guild: Celie Hogue, Emily Hogue
A/V Team: Michael Plowden
Reader: Joyce Bridges-Judkins
Verger: Lamon Brand
Acolyte: Bob Baranko
Deacon: The Reverend Deacon Joy O. Davis
Presider: The Reverend Nick Roosevelt

“Somebody get Jesus some hand sanitizer!!”
Alright now, let's have a come to Jesus moment here. Have you been washing your hands for the full 20 seconds? I have an idea, let's make it 30 seconds because I heard some of you don't add the Mississippi when you count. Anybody rolling their eyes yet?
This morning's Gospel reading gets at a tendency of religion to turn a ritual, sign, or practice into an idol. This often comes about when the performative aspects of these rituals take on a greater meaning than the intention behind them. The core message of today's lesson is about the core intentions of our hearts and the practical implications of our behaviors. In the middle of a pandemic, this is more important than ever across our society.
It is the things that we believe and the actions that arise from those beliefs that actually matter for the sake of God's Kingdom. As Episcopalians and Lutherans, we have many performative rituals in our worship. But as I tell new servers and acolytes, as I once heard from a Bishop myself, "truly the only thing that can go wrong in worship is to forget why we are here."
Yours, Nick+

08/22/2021
The 13th Sunday After Pentecost | Holy Eucharist

Good morning to all! Please say hello or other words of greeting to those worshipping with you this morning. We pray that God will offer a mutual blessing upon you and the community that includes you today. We’re glad you are with us!
The Scriptures for this Morning: 1 Kings 8:22-30, 41-43; Psalm 84; [Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69

Serving this morning in worship:
Greeter: Ann Young
Ushers: Lesia Irvin, Bill Young
Altar Guild: Mary Shapard, Sunny LaFontaine, Louise Little
Flower Guild: Ann Bolton
A/V Team: Michael Plowden
Reader: Sandra Rowe
Verger: Carolyn Brunson
Chalice Administrator: Sandra Rowe
Acolyte: Riley Driggers
Presider: The Reverend Nick Roosevelt

“It’s All Too Much”
How many amps is the circuit breaker in your house rated to handle? Have you ever had an outlet stop working only to head out to the closet or garage and see that a circuit had broken?
This week I read a compelling article by the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, a Lutheran pastor, theologian, and author. She was writing about the circuit breaker in a former apartment where she lived. The place was old, real old. “Were I to audaciously assume my hair drier could run while my stereo was on, I would once again find myself opening the grey metal fuse box next to the refrigerator and flipping the breaker,” she writes.
These past couple of weeks have been full of a lot of news. However close to home or heart or however far across the expanse of the world, we have been inundated with not only news that is predictable and regular, but with the unexpected and uncertain. “It’s all too much,” Bolz-Weber writes.
This morning, I want us to hear the good news from 1 Kings as Solomon completes the Temple to the Holy One of Israel. I want us to hear that sometimes it is all too much for us, but never too much for God. I want us to hear that we can flip the breaker, make some adjustments, and keep going.
Yours, Nick+

08/18/2021
stpatricksalbany.org

Due to audio & tech troubles, many of our streaming viewers weren't able to clearly hear Deacon Joy's sermon this past Sunday. For those who missed it (or just want to experience it again), we are making the text version available to you at the link below.

https://stpatricksalbany.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2021.08.15-I-am-the-Bread-of-Life-The-Rev.-Joy-Davis.pdf

08/15/2021
The 12th Sunday After Pentecost | Holy Eucharist

Good morning to all! Please say hello or other words of greeting to those worshipping with you this morning. We pray that God will offer a mutual blessing upon you and the community that includes you today. We’re glad you are with us!
The Scriptures for this Morning: 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14; Psalm 111; [Ephesians 5:15-20]; John 6:51-58

Serving this morning in worship:
Greeter: Libby Sisson
Ushers: Bob Cerney, Marian White
Altar Guild: Jane Braun, Sandra Rowe, Adia Sakura-Lemessy,
Donna Sakura-Lemessy
Flower Guild: Celie Hogue, Emily Hogue
A/V Team: Michael Plowden
Reader: Lindsey Stewart
Verger: Carolyn Brunson
Chalice Administrator: Carolyn Brunson
Acolyte: Bob Baranko
Guest Musician: Suzanne Unger
Deacon: The Reverend Deacon Joy O. Davis
Presider: The Reverend Nick Roosevelt

“I am the bread of life”
I read a touching little story this week in Pulpit Digest that I want to share with you:
“There was a new young associate pastor that was given the assignment of taking communion to an elderly woman in a nearby nursing home. When she arrived the attendant on the hall said the woman is bedridden and does not even know her children. The young priest found the woman in her bed babbling incoherently while looking out the window. She did her duty and set up her communion kit and proceeded with the short service and was able to give the woman the body and blood of Christ. As she gathered her supplies and started to go, the old woman suddenly turned toward the priest and clearly said, ‘God really does love us doesn’t he?’ The Holy Communion had triggered a memory of love planted long ago.
Yours, Deacon Joy

Timeline Photos
08/11/2021

Timeline Photos

In all that we do in youth ministry, we are called to balance our desire to engage in potentially transformative ministries with our young people with our need to minimize the risk to their health.

In order to hold in-person events in the fall and to increase our chances of doing so while minimizing the risks to participants, the Diocese of Georgia is implementing the following precautions:

1. Covid-19 Vaccinations are now required for any overnight event for all who are eligible.
2. Everyone must submit proof of a negative Covid-19 test administered within 96 hours of the start of the event.
3.We will make use of Honey Creek’s beautiful outdoor spaces as much as possible, and will have fans on and windows open much of the time while indoors.
4.Masks must be worn while indoors at all times, except when eating or sleeping, regardless of vaccination status.
5. Registration numbers will be limited.

To read the full guidance, visit https://gaepiscopal.org/covid-19-resources/

08/08/2021
The 11th Sunday After Pentecost | Holy Eucharist

Good morning to all! Please say hello or other words of greeting to those worshipping with you this morning. We pray that God will offer a mutual blessing upon you and the community that includes you today. We’re glad you are with us!
The Scriptures for this Morning: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; Psalm 130; [Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2]; John 6:35, 41-51

Serving this morning in worship:
Greeter: Joyce Bridges-Judkins
Ushers: Jim Kempf, Sam Stringer
Altar Guild: Jane Braun, Sandra Rowe, Adia Sakura-Lemessy,
Donna Sakura-Lemessy
Flower Guild: Celie Hogue, Emily Hogue
A/V Team: Michael Plowden
Reader: Ann Bolton
Verger: Lamon Brand
Chalice Administrator: Ann Bolton
Acolyte: Riley Driggers
Guest Musician: Melody Sheffield
Deacon: The Reverend Deacon Joy O. Davis
Presider: The Reverend Jim Bullion

“Our mission continues”
This Sunday, we welcome back to St. Patrick’s our 4th Rector, the Rev. Dr. Jim Bullion. Fr. Bullion served St. Patrick’s beginning in 1993 until his retirement in 2008.
We also have announced some additional, temporary, precautions for our in-person worship until we learn more about the prevalence of breakthrough infections and outcomes for the vaccinated and transmission for children under 12 who are yet able to be vaccinated. These changes include continuing our mask mandate for indoor gatherings of over 10 people and will include seating again every other row to space us out. I promise you we will not keep to these changes any longer than we absolutely feel is necessary to be proactive in preventing the worst for anyone coming to worship in our congregation.
I will be away through next Sunday, August 15th on my annual vacation. During this time please contact our Senior Warden, Joe Wingard (229) 376-1030 or The Rev. Deacon Joy Davis (229) 347-0034 for pastoral care needs. In the case of a sacramental emergency, they will be in contact with a priest. I’m praying for you all and asking the Holy Spirit to lead us as our mission continues to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ enfolding all in God’s love.
Yours, Nick+

08/01/2021
The 10th Sunday After Pentecost | Holy Eucharist

Good morning to all! Please say hello or other words of greeting to those worshipping with you this morning. We pray that God will offer a mutual blessing upon you and the community that includes you today. We’re glad you are with us!
The Scriptures for this Morning: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a; Psalm 51:1-13; [Ephesians 4:1-16]; John 6:24-35

Serving this morning in worship:
Greeter: Aida Cerney
Ushers: Bob Cerney, Joe Wingard
Altar Guild: Marian White, Kristi Baranko, Myra Walker, Loretta Williamson
Flower Guild: Celie Hogue, Emily Hogue
A/V Team: Michael Plowden
Reader: Stacey Driggers
Verger: Lamon Brand, Carolyn Brunson
Chalice Administrator: Stacey Driggers
Acolyte: Riley Driggers
Guest Musician: Melody Sheffield
Deacon: The Reverend Deacon Joy O. Davis
Presider: The Reverend Nick Roosevelt

“You are the man”
“Nathan said to David, ‘You are the man! Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: I anointed you king over Israel, and I rescued you from the hand of Saul; I gave you your master’s house, and your master’s wives into your bosom, and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would have added as much more. Why have you despised the word of the Lord, to do what is evil in his sight?”
If the last few weeks of our readings have focused on the rise of David to the throne of a united Israel and culminated in God’s promise to make him a house forever, we begin to confront a part of David that has likely been there all along. This part of David is less preferable in the annals of history, much like we in the south (and everywhere) tend to remember selective parts of our leaders when discerning how to honor the truth of history.
This week, we will look at how Nathan’s prophecy helps turn David’s self-denial into a self-confession. We will explore just how restorative redemption, not just for David, but for Bathsheba, indeed for Israel and for us, comes about when in response to our confession we are able to make repentance, to turn away from sin and toward grace. Such justice is the loving-kindness of God, whose mercies cannot be numbered.
Yours, Nick+

07/31/2021

Please join me in praying for Conner Sloan, who is lying in great weakness. 🙏🏼

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Wednesday 9am - 12pm
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Always a beautiful & caring Service & appreciate being able 2 see & follow.
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I don't do much Facebook, but the article in todays Albany Herald about "Rudy" Berry was outstanding. "Rudy". as Sylvia affectionately calls him, is the grandson of Arthur and Sylvia, and the son of Keith! He has excelled all his life. You need to look it up!
Please keep Riley in your prayers Wednesday at 8:30am. He is having spinal fusion surgery at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta to correct his scoliosis. We are very confident in his surgical team. He is young and will recover quickly, we are assured. It’s still a big surgery, so we appreciate your prayers ❤️🙏🏼 love to you all. We miss you !
Thank you Father Nick for sharing Larry Danzer's service via youtube this morning. It was a beautiful service. The music was wonderful. A truly befitting celebration for Larry. Thanks be to God I had the opportunity to get to know him and call him friend.
Ashes to Go was a very moving and spirit filled time for me this morning. I am so thankful I had this opportunity to meet and pray with the people who came by for ashes. What a fantastic way to begin Ash Wednesday and Lent!
Merry Christmas! ❤
Don't forget that Ladies Night Out is at The Rocket tonight at 5:30. If you can't get there that early, come when you can. See you there!
Don't forget! Friday, June 14th at 6pm is Casey & Gabriel's farewell fiesta! Fun for the whole family!
2011. Look how young. Tag any you remember.
Reminder to all coming to the wedding tomorrow: the Choral Prelude begins at 6:35pm - you don’t want to miss it! Service begins at 7pm. We hope to see you there!