St. Patrick’s is happy and excited to extend a warm welcome to our new, permanent rector, the Rev. Nick Roosevelt and his family: Kresta, Lily, and Brownie. They are coming to us from St. Barnabus Episcopal Church in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Dear St. Patrick’s and Church of our Saviour,
Thanks be to God for the great privilege of accepting the call to serve with you as Rector and Pastor! I was humbled by the care and thoughtfulness of your Search Committee as they discerned prayerfully over these past few months. I was inspired by your generosity and faithfulness as I prayed with your profile, vestry minutes, newsletters, budgets, website, Facebook page, Albany Herald features, interview notes, and of course, with Kristi and Casey during their visit. You have remarkable histories that have come together in partnership for the Gospel and in witness of unity. I look forward to learning from you and with you, growing as disciples of Jesus, and responding faithfully to God’s love for all. My family can’t wait to join your parish family Sunday, October 1st, and we ask your prayers during this time of great anticipation and preparation.
Peace to you,
The Rev. Nick Roosevelt
Rector-Elect, St. Patrick’s and Church of Our Saviour
While the parish is excited to welcome our new, permanent rector, our interim rector, the Rev. Galen Mirate, has found a permanent place in our hearts. She has served us with great love, devotion, and energy. She has very ably paved the way for a smooth transition for Fr. Nick.
- Worship services – Holy Communion at 9 a.m., using the ELW; at 10:45 using the BCP. Nursery – Available during both Sunday morning services. Sunday school for adults, at 10 a.m. in the All-Saints’ Room. Children’s church at 10:45 a.m. in the children’s classroom. Lessons and projects that connect to the scripture readings appointed for the day. Coffee and fellowship – Following both morning worship services in the Parish Hall.
- LOOKING AHEAD: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry visits the Diocese of Georgia Saturday, September 17 and leads a revival service at Honey Creek. Yes, a revival! More details to come.
- St. Patrick’s hosts a First Sunday Brunch every month. Parishioners provide wonderful food and fellowship after the 10:45 service.
- Men’s Steak Night is the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Bring a steak or whatever you prefer to put on the grill.
- Women’s Night Out is the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m.at a local restaurant.
- Food for a Thousand: St. Patrick’s Signature Ministry (to grow healthy food for local feeding ministries and families) is thriving!
- Ongoing Outreach: St. Patrick’s continues to be heavily involved in Storm Relief efforts after both storms, spearheaded by Deacon Joy Davis. Many parishioners have joined in the clean-up efforts through their chainsaws, sweat, and generous donations. In addition the parish ongoing outreach includes personal hygiene items for GraceWay residents – a list for specific needs may be found in the Parish Hall; food staple items for Neighbors in Need; magazines for hospitals/nursing homes; travel-size toiletries for homeless shelters; and prescription eyeglasses for the Lions Club sight program.