October 2015 Newsletter

Breastplate – October 2015

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.

The Meaning of the Eucharist

A sermon, with visual aids, to describe the meaning of the Eucharist.

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 lgleach@hotmail.com

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.

Coordinators:

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

A Joyful Community of Faith