Posts from 2020

Posts from 2020

Adapting to In-Person Worship

Adapting to in-person worship (IPW) August 11, 2020 Update Beloved, I am pleased to announce that the Vestry has affirmed our return to In-Person Worship this Sunday, August 16. We will offer two identical worship services on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM, with the latter live-streamed on Facebook and stpatricksalbany.org. Responding to your survey results, which overwhelmingly showed support for adapting in a safe and responsible manner, we have been monitoring local health data trends and are…

Prayer Resources during COVID-19

Beloved, As we continue during these days of social distancing, I commend to you these prayer resources for your own daily prayers. As more become available (or I remember existing ones that are pertinent), I will post them here and reference them. Peace to you, For easier navigation, click on the resource to jump to a section: from The Book of Common Prayerfrom Evangelical Lutheran Worshipfrom Psalmsfrom Virginia Theological Seminaryfrom Forward Movement from The Book of Common Prayer In the…

Responding to COVID-19

UPDATED: JUNE 17, 2021 | 12:00 PM “Rooting for the Underdog” One of the things my father learned from his father, and I in turn learned from my father was to root for the underdog. By that, I’m not asking for all of you Bulldog fans to root against your own team when favored (which is most of the time I hear). However, I’ve found rooting for the underdog can change the whole experience of enjoying sports. Perhaps this is best…

Lent 2020 Music Notes

Dear Friends, As we prepare to enter the season of Lent, you will certainly notice that the service music has changed to reflect the penitential nature of this season. First, rather than singing a Processional Hymn and the Gloria in excelsis Deo, our service on the First Sunday of Lent will began with the Great Litany. This alternating chant setting was composed by John Merbecke (ca.1510 – ca. 1585), an early Anglican composer. Martin Luther hailed the Litany as one of the greatest…

2020 Annual Meeting

St. Patrick’s held its 2020 Annual Meeting, Sunday, February 2, 2020 in the Parish Hall. The following are some highlights from the meeting. 2020 Ministry Priorities New Mission Statement Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ enfolding all in God’s Love. -St. Patrick’s Mission Statement New Leaders Elected Lesia Irvin, Alan Seely-Wilson, and Joe Wingard were elected to serve a three year term on the Vestry. The Vestry then elected the following officers: Senior Warden: Joe WingardJunior Warden: Aida CerneyTreasurer: Sam…

Feast of the Presentation 2020 Music Notes

Hello friends, This Sunday as we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple, I wanted to take time to highlight the hymns and service music. Our Processional Hymn is one not often sung, only useable when February 2 falls on a Sunday. It is found in a section of our hymnal for specific Feast Days. The text is a French Catholic hymn from the late 1600s, first written in Latin. It caught the attention of…