Worship At Home

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, our Sunday service remains available online. We have a few in-person meetings and events that are being conducted, following the guidance of our diocese and health officials. Below you will find the latest Sunday service as well as some resources you and your family may find useful. The newest service will be posted below this text every Sunday morning. Previous services can be found after the resources tabs. We encourage you to join us after the service for virtual coffee hour using Zoom. There is a link to that meeting with the service materials below. We look forward to gathering once more in person, but until then, if you should need anything at all, please do not hesitate to let our office know. Peace be with you!

Digital offerings during Covidtide

The bulletins for previous Sunday services can be found toward the bottom of this page sorted by date.

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified of new posts. We are currently posting Morning Prayer service weekly on Sundays at 10:30am (est).

(The current week’s Sunday Morning Prayer service is posted just below this section)

Sunday Morning Prayer

Please check here every Sunday for a Morning Prayer service (to be posted at 10:30 am EST). We also extend an invite to attend our virtual coffee hour via Zoom. All links for this Sunday are located below:

  • Bulletin
  • Children’s Bulletin
  • Coffee Hour Link
  • Video will be posted below when available (Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-719132).

The Season of Lent

Season of Lent is a time of preparation for Holy Week and Easter.  It is the most somber of Christian Seasons.  Following in the example of early Christians, we recognize this time as one of repentance and fasting.  During these forty days, we examine that which separates us form the love of Christ and pray for reconciliation and forgiveness.  We also fast, participate in self-examination, and mediate on scripture.

We invite you to participate in the following Lenten activities:

Lenten Micropractices Booklet: In this booklet, you’ll find a new practice to guide you each day on your journey. Some practices can be done on the spot, some during the day, and others will take some time and/or preparation. Engage with the practices when and how you can. There is no right or wrong way to do them. You are no more or less holy by doing them all or only a few. Feel free to adjust the practice of the day to better fit yourself or the members of your household. 

Bluegrass Region Daily Evening Prayer: The Bluegrass congregations within our diocese are putting together daily Lenten prayer services. These services will be published at 6:30pm (est) on Facebook throughout Lent. Each congregation will be responsible for a particular day during the week. Daily Lenten Prayer Service Schedule (with links):

Lenten Evening Prayers (hosted by us)

Links to our Thursday Evening Prayer Services can be found below, with the most recent video below this text box:

2/18/2021: https://youtu.be/sPZvwJRM-7M

2/25/2021: https://youtu.be/pwD1UEBC8jg

3/4/2021: https://youtu.be/upuc1Okh_zQ

Ash Wednesday Service

Please check here at 7pm (eastern) on Ash Wednesday (Feb 17) for our digital service. Video will appear below this dialogue box.

During the service there will be space to put ashes on ourselves and one another. If you were unable to pick up ashes from the church, we wanted to suggest that you take a little soil from plants or the frozen ground. Earth to earth, dust to dust, ashes to ashes. Soil will suffice as a substitute for this service.

Please use the Bulletin below to follow along with the service. Lines in bold are for the congregation to say aloud.

  • Bulletin
  • Video is posted below (Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-719132).

Digital Service Playlists

Please click an image below for more videos of our services. Thank you.

Additonal Resources

Please see below for additional resources, and check back often as things may be added daily!

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
St Patrick E-News
Messages From Saint Patrick's Vestry

June 23, 2020

Hello everyone!

I hope all of you will be excited to share Eucharist and have a service with Mother Chris and your St Patio’s Eucharist Group.

We have thoughtfully arranged everyone into 9 groups, and beginning June 29 will follow a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule of Eucharist services. These services will be about 35-45 minutes; Mo. Chris will preside with a homily and Eucharist. Some of these services may be outdoor or indoor at your hosts’ homes or in our memorial garden.

  • You may be asked to bring your own chair.
  • You will be asked  to wear your mask.

**This is not a food fellowship, but if your hosts ask that you stay after service that is optional, and you should bring your own food/drink.

****Your host will be contacting you in the next week to give you a date and time.

We understand that some of us may not feel comfortable being out and about; we respect your decisions.

I am anxious to see you soon at St Patio’s.
Janie

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May 2020
Today is Derby Day, always has been anyway, this year is quite different.
Our vestry meeting this morning offered us (St Patrick) as the winner. Our part time transient priest in charge, Mother Chris, has offered and we, your vestry , has accepted that she will be with us, stay with us, no more searching for our next priest.
we are entering into an agreement with Chris Brannock , the diocese of Lexington, St Patrick episcopal church.
Since her very first Sundays with us, so many have ask, can we keep her.
Yes , we will.
Chris plans to move her home to Somerset and we will start our our permanent journey together June 1, 2020.
Most importantly, we have structure for being our church thru coividtide.. by creating this union, we will bring our church together and be responsible for each other with new and creative ways . We all will be ask to step up , be the church.
I know we can do this. I look forward to it..
Peace be with you
Janie

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“To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda, nor even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery. It means to live in such a way that one’s life would not make sense if God did not exist. “ – Cardinal Suhard

I cannot think of a time in which this call to witness could be more apt and at the same time more challenging. Night after night we are all seeing and hearing doctors and nurses humbly remarking that they are ‘just’ doing their jobs. On this evening’s news I saw a group of doctors give a standing ovation for the orderlies and kitchen crew working in the hospital. Essential services are grocery store workers, postal workers, truck drivers, delivery persons, cooks and on and on. At this moment I find myself overwhelmed by gratitude for all kinds of people and all kinds of work.

I am thankful for all of us joined together to be St. Patrick’s, for the way that we would not make sense if God did not exist. Faith, hope and love. Let’s ‘just’ do our job and love one another as Christ loves us.

~Mo Chris

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I was so happy to see our sweet church online last Sunday; to hear our amazing musicians and listen to the words of Mother Chris. As always, all of these offerings are hope.

I have a ‘circle of hope’ out in our yard. It’s a garden sculpture, well it is actually an iron circle, a tractor or wagon wheel mounted to a stand. Bill questions if it is a sculpture or art! To me, it is a reminder of hope. The day I saw this iron circle, I saw hope. Hope for us to keep living our life, detoured and anxious but with faith and prayer our hope remains.

My hope is to be with all of you listening and saying ‘amen’ together.

~Janie (Senior Warden)

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We (Chris and Margaret) hope everyone is healthy and well.
We have been thinking about how we are in a very “unusual” time right now and how we are blessed that this is unusual for most of us. We are having to be socially distant from our family and friends. Many of us may be experiencing financial uncertainty or having feelings of isolation. We are trying to remember that for some in our community this is their normal and it does not end when the pandemic ends. Let’s remember those that can’t count down the days to when this is over.

Margaret and I miss everyone and sharing in community with all, Hearing Mother Chris and the musicians is helping us get through another week.

~Chris Childers (Junior Warden)

Previous Services

Year B Services (beginning with Nov 29, 2020)

Below are the services we broadcasted during Year B in the liturgical calendar. These include services held beginning with November 29th, 2020, The First Sunday of Advent. Year A ended on November 22nd, 2020 (below).

The Season of Lent is a time of preparation for Holy Week and Easter.  It is the most somber of Christian Seasons.  Following in the example of early Christians, we recognize this time as one of repentance and fasting.  During these forty days, we examine that which separates us form the love of Christ and pray for reconciliation and forgiveness.  We also fast, participate in self-examination, and mediate on scripture.

Together with the rest of the Bluegrass Deanery, St Patrick Episcopal Church will be observing a nightly evening prayer. On Thursday nights we will be hosting and posting that service here alongside our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Below are the links to the various hosts of these Evening Prayer Services.

Bluegrass Lenten Evening Prayer
Daily Schedule (6:30pm)
Sundays – Trinity Danville
Mondays – Ascension, Frankfort
Tuesdays – St. Michael’s, Lexington
Wednesdays – Our Saviour, Madison County
Thursdays – St. Patrick’s, Somerset
Fridays – St. John’s, Versailles
Saturdays – Resurrection, Jessamine County

For St Patrick specific services, please visit the links below:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for February 14th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for the March 7th Worship Service:

  • Bulletin
  • Children’s Bulletin
  • Video of Service
    • Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-719132.

Please see below for links to the DioLex service for February 28th, 2021:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for the February 21st Worship Service:

Please see below for Ash Wednesday Worship Service:

  • Bulletin
  • Video of Service
    • Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-719132.

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for February 7th Worship Service:

Please see below for links to the DioLex service for Jan 31st, Ordination of Kenneth Pierce

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for January 24th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for January 17th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for January 10th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for January 3rd Worship Service:

We posted a special video representing a year in the life of our church for 2020. You can find the video at the link below

  • Video of Service
    • Permission to stream the music in this service obtained from the musicians themselves.

Please see below for links to the DioLex service for Dec 27th – “Lessons and Carols”

We posted a special Advent Meditation for Christmas Eve. You can find the video at the link below

  • Video of Service
    • Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-719132.

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for December 20th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for December 13th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for December 6th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for November 29th Worship Service:

Year A Services (up through Nov 22, 2020)

Below are the services we broadcasted during Year A (2020) in the liturgical calendar. These include services held from the beginning of Covidtide through November 22, The last Sunday after Pentecost. Year B starts with November 29th (above).

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for November 22nd Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for November 15th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for November 8th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for November 1st Worship Service:

Sunday, October 25 we joined the rest of the Diocese of Lexington for a diocesan service.

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for October 18th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for October 11th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for October 4th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for September 27th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for September 20th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for September 13th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for September 6th Worship Service:

Diocesan August Service

In lieu of an individual St Pat service video this weekend, we will be worshiping alongside the Diocese of Lexington. Our August diocesan virtual worship service will be led by the faith communities of our Eastern Mountains region. The format will be the same as for past diocese-wide services. We look forward to worshiping with you! Please join us in this online diocese-wide worship. You can find the video below.

Bulletin can be found here

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for August 23rd Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for August 16th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for August 9th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for August 2nd Worship Service:

This Sunday’s service was provided by DioLex as a diocese-wide service. Please see below for more information and the service video.

Below text and description provided by DioLex:

Thank you for joining us for July’s diocesan online worship service! For this Sunday’s service, we are led by the faith communities of our diocese’s Greater Bluegrass Region.

The bulletin for today’s service may be downloaded here.

Please watch all the way to the end, when Bishop Mark Van Koevering will share a special invitation to an important reconciliation-focused prayer initiative we’re launching in our diocese for August: 30 Days of Prayer. Additional information about 30 Days of Prayer will be made available next week.

For the offering today, you are welcome to give to your own faith community, and we also invite you to consider supporting one of these organizations that support and empower People of Color in the region.

NAACP of Lexington, or your local NAACP chapter
Black Soil
Black Church Coalition of the Bluegrass

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for July 19th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for July 12th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for July 5th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for June 28th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for June 21st Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for June 14th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for June 7th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for May 31st Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for May 24th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for May 17th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for May 10th Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for May 3rd Worship Service:

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for April 26th Worship Service:

 

In addition to the service above, DioLex posted the following service on Sunday April 26 for St George’s Day

 

St George’s Day

8am Sunday: We hope you’ll join us this Sunday, April 26, for our annual diocesan St. George’s Day celebration! We will be celebrating online this year, from our virtual gathering place at The Cathedral Domain. The Rev. Jay Sidebotham of RenewalWorks will be with us to talk about Rooted Discipleship, Bishop Mark Van Koevering will lead us in a service of Spiritual Communion, and we will enjoy virtual community through voices from around our diocese.

The video will be available beginning at 8 a.m. on Facebook, as well as on our website, diolex.org. It will also be sent out to those of you on our e-news mailing list. We are looking forward to celebrating this special day in the life of our diocese with you!

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for April 19th Worship Service:

  • Bulletin
  • Service Video
    • Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-719132.

Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for March 29th Worship Service:

  • Bulletin
  • Video of Service
    • Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-719132.

Season of Creation

Below text borrowed from the Season of Creation packet (link below blurb).

“Each year, Christians around the world join in celebrating the Season of Creation. This is a time for renewing, repairing and restoring our commitments to God, to one another and to all of creation – relationships at the heart of Christian discipleship. It is also a time for deepening and expanding our work and witness for climate justice and environmental care.

Together we have prepared these devotions for the Season of Creation 2020, one for each week from Sept. 1 through Oct. 4. We invite you to join us through Scripture, hymnody, prayer, advocacy and action as we seek to live out our vocation as stewards of creation.

For our four churches, this is also a season of deepening our relationship with each other. We are on the cusp of entering into full communion relationships that reach across the borders between us – as churches and nations – for the sake of our common mission and witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

We are mindful in this season that we share in the gifts and responsibilities of God’s good creation. Our stewardship of the earth is not bound by national or ecclesiastical borders, but by our common baptism. By enriching our spirits together, we become emboldened as disciples of Christ and enlivened in our witness to the One, who came to redeem all of creation.”

Links:

Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday

Before the service, gather branches, leaves, or plants from around your home (or make some drawings of them). They do not have to be palms — the Gospel lesson just says that the people cut branches to prepare the way for Jesus. You can also collect some stones to make a small model of a road somewhere in your house. These activities may be especially good for children.

It is appropriate that the service begin outside in the yard, or in a distant part of the house, and then process to a main room for Morning Prayer.

Bulletin

Service Video

Maundy Thursday

The family, or those participating in the service, gather in one place in the house. It is appropriate that this service be held around a dinner table, as Jesus dined with his friends on the night before he died. Because this is a Lenten liturgy, the meals should be simple. A meatless meal is preferred; bread, wine, olives, soup, and cheese are appropriate. The table should be set with candles that are lighted to signal the beginning of the service. Have an empty bowl, pitcher of warm water, and one towel for each person at the ready before the start of the service. The prayers, blessings, and readings can be divided among those participating.

The candles are lighted to signal the beginning of the service.

The video below is for the “sermon” part of the bulletin.

Bulletin

Slide Show

Meditation Video

Good Friday

It is appropriate to hold this service beginning at Noon, the hour when Christ was hung on the cross. Gather with your family, alone, or with friends and church members on the phone or video chat and begin in silence. Different members of the household or participants can read or lead different parts of the service. Select (or make) a cross from your home to be presented during the service. If you need a cross, you can find some on our Holy Week page. Drawing or building a cross may be a good activity for children and families.

The service begins and ends in silence. Give yourself and those with you a few moments to gather and pray before the leader begins the service. If you are alone or feel lonely, remember that Jesus was lonely too: his friends left him when he was handed over to Pilate. Commit yourself to being in Christ’s presence as he suffers for the life of the world. On this day, Jesus hangs on the Cross, interceding for the world. As people of God, we pray the Solemn Collects to intercede for a world that desperately needs God’s love.

Bulletin

Video

Holy Saturday

This simple service can be said alone, or with friends connected through the phone or video chat. It should be held in the morning or very early afternoon so as not to conflict with the Easter Vigil, which begins at sunset. Different people may be assigned to read different parts of the service.

Bulletin

Service done by individuals and families

Easter Sunday

All services listed below are available online. (all language below was copied from episcopalnewsservice.org and corresponding webpages)