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Women’s Retreat

Growing With Our God Images

During this retreat we will explore how our god images must change as we reshape our broken stories within life’s realities. We will delve into our own life thresholds that have forced us to retell our stories. We will consider god images we’ve had to (or need to) abandon as we’ve outgrown them, as well as inviting a bigger god to fill those spaces.  I will provide input on spiritual growth and god images, sharing from my new book OMG: Growing With Our God Images. There will be time for quiet, being outdoors, sharing and worship.

Rev. Mary Ellen Ashcroft, PhD, received her PhD in English from the University of MN, and completed ordination requirements at Cambridge University where she was a fellow in The Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies. She has written a number of books, including Dogspell and The Magdalene Gospel, which have been translated into a number of languages.  After many years as an literature and writing professor, Mary Ellen Ashcroft, now lives in Grand Marais, where she is a writer, teacher, retreat leader, wilderness guide, spiritual director, leader of Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church and grandmother.  Her book, OMG: Growing With Our God Images will be published summer 2018.

Registration: February 25-April 1st

$85 for a double room; $35 for Commuters

Registration Form

Registration Women’s RETREAT 2018

Global Outreach at St. Patrick’s

Lissa Barker gave a presentation about our global outreach this morning during Adult Education. You can download the slideshow in either Powerpoint or PDF format, or you can view the slides in your browser (click on the slides to view them full size).

Download the Global Outreach slides in Powerpoint format

Download the Global Outreach slides in PDF format

2017 Women’s Retreat

“A Window to the Soul: An Enneagram Retreat”

Facilitated by Chris Harnden and Barbara Hubbell  –
Spiritual Directors and Retreat Coordinators
for Soul Wisdom at Gilgal Farm, Lancaster, OH

The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system that identifies nine different personality styles.  This retreat will offer each participant the opportunity to identify her particular type and to learn its gifts and its challenges.  The self-discovery that results will pave the way to a more fulfilling life, healthier relationships, and a life-changing connection with her True Essence.

Registration is open until March 19.
Registration Women’s RETREAT 2017

Additional resources for descriptions of the nine types and a test to discover your types.

Winter 2017 Men’s Retreat

A one-day, off-site retreat for the men of St. Patrick’s has been planned for Saturday, February 25, 2017 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (Pickerington).  In addition to planned, content-rich large group and small break-out sessions, there will be time for rest and reflection, fun and friendship, in a truly relaxing location.  Who among us wouldn’t benefit from a little R&R, joined by our Christian Brothers.  Please join us!  Space is limited!  Please remit payment of $45 directly to the St. Patrick’s office by February 19.


Check out these opportunities

Adult Forum this Sunday Nov. 22 A look at excessive Saints. This week Margery Kempe and Oscar Romero.

Volunteers needed for Nominating Committee The vestry is looking for two volunteers from the congregation to serve on the nominating committee.  They have a big task for 2016, recruiting vestry nominees, new wardens and new delegates to Diocesan Convention. If you would like to serve please see Dwight King.

“Purls of Wisdom” Annual Advent Sale  is November 29 through December 20. All items are handmade and make great holiday gifts. This sale supports Lissa Barker’s Honduran Medical Mission.

Harvest of Hope for the Dublin Food Pantry

Help fill 350 Thanksgiving boxes by donating BOXED POTATOES & JAR GRAVY. Place your donation in the basket in the narthex. Our youth will deliver to the food pantry.  Please bring your food donation no later than November 15.


Check out these opportunities

Sunday School and Adult Forum begin this Sunday.

Adult Forum this week   Meet our new clergy, George Glazier & Steve Lane.

Server and Crucifer Acolyte Training Class on September 27 This class is for torchbearers in the 7th or 8th grade who would like to become crucifers and crucifers in the 9th grade or above who would like to become servers. Training will last approximately 30-40 minutes.

Dublin Food Pantry Each October St. Patrick’s staffs the food pantry on Tuesday’s during the morning. This is a great opportunity for 6 volunteers from 9am – 12pm. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex.

It is time to sign up for Foyer Groups!   A wonderful fellowship opportunity with 8-10 adults throughout the program year. Stop by and visit the display in the narthex.

Sacred Circles This is the last week to sign-up. See that lavender insert in the bulletin.

Thank you for attending the OPEN HOUSE and for sharing your time and talent to the ministries that participated.

Life-Changing Opportunity

Change a life in just half an hour a week!

We need to increase significantly the number of St. Patrick’s people who meet each week with a first-grader at Daniel Wright Elementary School, just seven miles from church.

Many of these children come from families whose parents have moved to Dublin specifically so their child can attend Dublin Schools. The child you work with may well speak English in school and some other language at home.

This isn’t just something “nice to do.” Research data show clearly children who do not master English and Math early on in school struggle for years to catch up — and many never do.

You may well be instrumental in changing a child’s life, simply by showing up each week to help him or her with the challenges of arithmetic or reading. (You may find yourself changed, too.)

You’ll find a sign-up sheet on a clipboard in the narthex. Or you may email Laura Leach, our program coordinator, at

Sacred Circles

The women of St. Patrick’s have expressed a desire to form Sacred Circles (Women’s Spirituality groups) that would be open to all the women of St. Patrick’s who want to participate.

The purpose of the groups would be to provide a community in which to share and navigate our spiritual journeys and what connects us to the divine, as well as deepen our spiritual quests as they are enriched by our Christian tradition.

We plan to explore the breadth of different prayer practices that re utilized by our group members. We’d like to meet monthly in small groups of no more than fifteen women, to maximize group cohesion and confidentiality. A system of rotating leadership will ensure that all group members have the opportunity to co-lead monthly sessions.

Ultimately, we hope that the Women’s Spirituality groups will deepen our relationships with God and with other women in the St. Patrick’s community, and include participation from women of all ages and backgrounds, no matter where they are on their spiritual journey.

Sign-ups begin August 30th and the groups begin in October. We will meet monthly.

If you are interested in joining a Sacred Circle, please select your preferred meeting time, and contact one of the coordinators listed below:

Tuesday nights, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Sunday afternoon, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday afternoon, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


Tracey Kubik
Kathleen Lamb
Catherine Loveland
Kim Nelson
Lisa Palchick
Val Pittsenbarger