Posts by Nick Roosevelt

Posts by Nick Roosevelt

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: September 22, 2020 | 2:30 PM Annual Blessing of the Animals and Humane Society Partnership Beloved, As we round the corner to October, we also look ahead on our calendars to some opportunities to gather outside more safely as a congregation. One of these opportunities much loved by those with pets is the annual Blessing of the Animals to coincide with the Feast of St. Francis. This year’s effort will include a new partnership with the Albany Humane Society.…

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…