St. Patrick’s Welcomes You!
St. Patrick’s is the Episcopal church in NW Albany. We are located at the intersection of Old Dawson Rd. and Byron Plantation Rd. We are both traditional and open-minded, liturgical and friendly. Sunday worship is at 9:00 and 10:45. St. Patrick’s is also home to the Lutheran Church of Our Savior ( LCOS), the ELCA Lutheran church in Albany. Sunday’s 9:00 service uses the Lutheran worship book
St. Patrick’s welcomes the Rev. Galen Mirate as our interim rector while the search continues for a permanent rector. Rev. Mirate is from Valdosta and has served as visiting celebrant and preacher at Episcopal churches in the Diocese of Georgia on an as-needed basis. She has previously served as assistant rector at Christ the King Episcopal Church in Valdosta, Vicar at St. Margaret of Scotland Episcopal Church in Moultrie, and Associate Priest at Christ the King Episcopal. She is a graduate of the University of the South School of Theology in Sewanee, TN, and the University of Georgia School of Law. The Rev. Mirate joined us on October 2 for an introductory visit and then began her interim duties during the following week and started officiating and preaching on October 9.
Friday, January 6 – The Annual Epiphany Party at 6 p.m. at the home of Sandra Rowe, Please RSVP – there is a signup sheet located in the Parish Hall. Please bring heavy hors d’oeuvres and desired beverages.Canceled because of the severe damage in Albany area and the curfew. Our prayers are lifted up for all affected people.
Annual Parish Meeting – Sunday, January 8, including elections for three Vestry members, during the brunch immediately following the 10:45 a.m. service. A brief Vestry meeting will follow immediately after the Parish Meeting.Out of respect and consideration for our members who have been hugely inconvenienced or even displaced from their homes this past week by the severe storm damage, the First Sunday Brunch and Annual Parish Meeting that was scheduled for this Sunday, January 8, will be postponed until the first Sunday in February (February 5). However, the 9 a.m. and 10:45 worship services will be held as scheduled, with a focus on how we can continue to help in our city’s recovery.. Our prayers continue for relief as quickly as possible in these areas that were hit so hard!
- Snackin’ With the Rev, January 15, 6 p.m. Meet with the Interim Rector at a casual local restaurant, hang out, and enjoy low-key conversations on topics of your choice. This event was held at Five Guys in November, but is in need of a new location; the Rev eagerly awaits your location suggestions!
- Presentation of the Parish Survey, February 5th – A joint Episcopal and Lutheran service will be held at 10:45 a.m., with the survey results presented following the service during First Sunday Brunch. We urge everyone who can attend to be present!
- Sunday School for all ages every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Coffee and Fellowship follows after the 9 a.m. and after the 10:45 a.m. worship services. Come share in this time of fellowship with one another.
- Wednesday Mid-Week Worship at 6:30 p.m. in the LCOS Chapel.
- St. Patrick’s hosts a First Sunday Brunch every month with the next one on January 8 . 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: 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.
- Advent Prayer and Meditation Service was held during Advent. Every Wednesday at noonday the Rev. Deacon Jim Purks lead a time of prayer and meditation as part of the Advent season of anticipation and preparation for the coming of Christ.
- “Sunday Snackin’ with the Rev” Here an opportunity for grown folks – as well as those who may consider growing up some day – to hang out in a relaxed atmosphere and shoot the breeze with their priest. The inaugural edition of this monthly event was held on Sunday, November 20, at 6 p.m. at Five Guys Burgers & Fries.
- An enthusiastic group of packers gathered November 21 to load up the Thanksgiving boxes for 15 families. The generous people of St. Pat’s had donated turkeys and many other food items. There was plenty to fill all the boxes.
- United Thank Offering – “Thank You” to all who gave to the Fall UTO Ingathering! Your generous donations will be combined with others to provide grants for worthy causes.
- Daughters of the King met Wednesday,November 16 at the church.
- An Impromptu All Saints Cemetery Tour was conducted by Tim Davis Sunday, November 13. We met in Oakview Cemetery in downtown Albany. This is a very old cemetery, replete with history of Albany. And Tim knows all about it!
- An All Hallows Eve party was held Sunday, October 30 at St. Paul’s EC downtown with a service after the party.
- The Blessing of the Animals was held October 23 at 2:30 p.m.
- The stewardship campaign kick-off dinner, Octoberfest, was held Saturday, October 15, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dr. A.L. Addington, Retired Clergy Deployment Officer of the Diocese of Georgia was the special guest speaker. Wonderful German food was prepared by a group of parishioners. Games were played, and a special band entertained. It was a fun evening.
- Our Junior Warden Bob Cerney thanks everyone who supported the Landscape Cleanup on October 1. Bob says, “We had a great day and even the temperature was cooperating. The grounds look very good and we are ready to enter into the Holiday Season.We started at 8:30 and finished at approximately 11:30 and had at least a dozen hard workers.
- Our youth performed a local service project in conjunction with The Fuller Center, St. Paul’s EC, and St. John & St. Mark’s EC on September 24. A swim party/cookout for our youth and families was held at the Talley’s that afternoon at 3 p.m. Our youth worked with the Fuller Center from 9-2:30. They had a wonderful time.
- Full Services and Sunday School resumed September 11.
- The Episcopal Church Women hosted a Wine and Cheese get together for the women of the church Monday, August 29.
- Vacation Bible School was July 12- 14 from 6:00- 8:00 pm. It was a huge success! Click here for pictures.