“Bonnie In the Morn” by Pleasant Company
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!
October 25th Service
This coming Sunday (October 25), we will be joinging the rest of the Diocese of Lexington for a diocesan service. The access will be the same as for all the other virtual services they’ve offered in the past. The video and bulletin will be made available beginning at 8:00 am on the morning of the 25th on the DioLex website, on social media, and by email to subscribers of their weekly e-news (you can subscribe via the form found on this webpage).
Coffee Hour will be available from 10am on Sunday until 12pm via the Zoom Link here. This is to make the coffee hour flexible to folks who may be viewing the diocesan service, as well as those attending the animal blessing in the church parking lot at noon.
Please see below for additional resources, and check back often as things may be added daily!
St Patrick E-News
Messages From Saint Patrick's Vestry
June 23, 2020
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.
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
“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.
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)
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)
The Episcopal Diocese of Lexington
Special note from the Bishop (5/18/2020)(this message is being sent today to clergy and wardens in charge, and will be posted on our website tomorrow.)May 18, 2020Greetings!We hope this message finds you healthy and well. You will find below a link for the finalized version of “A Way Forward,” the phased re-entry process in our Diocese. We invite you to share this with leaders in your faith communities. Thank you for your continued faithful leadership in this different time.
- DioLex “Church at Home”
- DioLex Covid-19 Reponse Resources
- DioLex Facebook Page
- DioLex Creating a Sacred Space Resources
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
“As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing physical distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a ‘habit of grace.’ A new meditation will be posted on Mondays through May. These meditations can be watched at any time by clicking here.” — Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Building a Home Altar and Sacred Space
- Sunday Virtual Coffee Hour via Zoom (Meeting ID: 898251388/Password: StPatCoffe)
- How to Join a Zoom Meeting
- 60 day free trial to Dwell Bible app
- The Book of Common Prayer
- The Lessons (click on the day you want to view the readings for)
Videos From Around the Anglican Communion
- The Way of the Cross: A Liturgy from Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle
- The Cathedral of All Souls Musical Meditation (March 31)
- Logue Prayer in Pandemic
- Father Arthur Jones of Diocese of Bethlehem, PA, Facebook page (with Morning, Noonday, and Evening Prayers)
- Diocese of Indianapolis Virtual Abbey (Morning and Evening Prayers in English & Spanish)
- Palm Sunday Service by Bishop of Manchester, England
- October 18th
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- September 27th
- September 20th
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- September 6th
- August 30 - DioLex
- August 23rd
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- August 9th
- August 2nd
- July 26th - DioLex Service
- July 19th
- July 12th
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- May 31st
- May 24th
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- April 26
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- March 29
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.
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.
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.
Please see below for Morning Prayer materials for May 31st Worship Service:
- Morning Prayer Bulletin
- Children’s Bulletin
- Illustrated Ministry
- Video of Service
- Bishop Mark’s Pentecost Message
- DioLex’s “Hail Thee, Festival Day”
- Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Pentecost Prayer Message
- 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 April 26th Worship Service:
- Children’s Bulletin
- Video of Service
- Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-719132.
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!
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.”
Holy Week Services
- Palm Sunday
- Maundy Thursday
- Good Friday
- Holy Saturday
- Easter Sunday
- Mother Chris Video
- Bishop Mark Video
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.
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.
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.
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.
Service done by individuals and families