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Pine Cone Clean Up Day 09/23    Godly Play Summer Notice    Welcome BBQ for Rev. Sarah 09/24   

Coffee Hour Signups Needed!    2017 Altar Flowers Chart    Altar Guild Recruiting    Parish Needs Team    Project MANA's
Food Distribution

Art Sought    Your Special Dates    Update Your Records / Parish Directory    Sex Trafficking Victims    Visit Our Facebook Page   

The Summer Edition of the "Shamrock" is Available

Pick up your copy at church, or read it online.

Pledge Cards

Have you turned in your 2017 Pledge Card? Help us plan our budget for 2017 by filling out a pledge card. There are cards available in the pews and on the front table. Please return them to the offering plate or the office (in the box outside the office) or by mail.

Pine Cone Clean Up Day

Saturday, September 23rd from 9 - 12pm. Bring your rake and we will have a clean-up morning at St. Pat's! If you can't make it or have time during the week, get a head start: come down any day and rake up some pine cones into piles. Ron will chip them when the piles are complete. Questions: call the church office 831-1418 or Ron Young: 831-4400.

Sarah's Welcome Beach BBQ

Join us at Incline Beach, by the creek, on Sunday, September 24th after the 10 am service (1-4pm) to celebrate the arrival of Rev. Sarah and Nate. Enjoy Food, Fun, Music, and Games! Burgers, hot dogs/sausages, lemonade/water, and all the fixings will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. BYOB for other beverages. (No glass!) Please use the signup sheet on the front foyer coffee table -or- contact St. Pat's office, 831-1418/ office@tahoeepiscopal.org

You don’t want to miss the fun! Learn more about this special couple in the Summer "Shamrock."

Godly Play Changes

This summer, Godly Play at the10am service may be subject to change, depending on attendance and teacher availability. Please contact Judy Morrison with your email address if you would like current updates: twosoinclined@earthlink.net.

Do you children love stories? Ask hundreds of questions? Want to understand lif'e mystery and meaning?

Come explore at Godly Play:
Sundays, 10:00 am, starting again this fallth
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village
Classroom 2 (downstairs, next to the Parish Hall)
Open to all children in our community

A creative, imaginative program of Christian nurture:

More information: Godly Play Foundation
Questions: email to Judy Morrison

Project MANA's Food Distribution

Volunteers are needed Thursdays from 2:15-3:45pm for Project MANA's food distribution in our parking lot! For more information, please please visit http://www.projectmana.org/volunteer.html or contact Andrea Barrow at volunteer@projectmana.org or at 298-4161 Ext 107.

Seekers Book Club

One book a month: Come if you've read it all, part of it, or are just curious!

• Drop in for lively discussions: two Mondays each month, 3:00 to 4:30 pm, St. Pat's; Library
• Each book available for borrowing (look for the "Seekers' Circle" shelf in our Library)
• Order your own copy though
our Amazon page so St. Pat's gets a percentage of the sale: on our website's "Our Amazon Store" page, click the "Seekers' Circle" tab under "Browse by Category".
• All welcome: Any faith; any path; any seeker!
• Questions? Ask Clare Novak: clarecnovak@gmail.com

The next books and dates are:

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2016 - Click to expand

January 09th & 23rd
Nine Essential Things I've Learned about Life by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner
February 13th & 27th
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
March 13th & 27th
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
April 17th & 24th
The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo
May 22th
The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us by Bruce Feiler
September 11th and 25th
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Interfaith Prayer and Quieting

What does it take to set our minds on anything in this anxious world of noise, screens, and perpetual distraction? Spirit is always here to receive and restore us. We just need a way to connect.

Come experiment with simple meditation practices that bring us back to peace.

Join us for Coloring Meditation with Music on Weds 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 in St. Pat's Library. Drop in to try this popular practice. (We'll have mandalas and other designs available to choose from.) We'll center with a guided quieting meditation and then color to music. Please bring any coloring materials (pens, pencils, crayons, markers) you have!

This is a drop-in group, so come when you can.

Coffee Hour Signups

Would you be willing to provide refreshments after our Sunday morning services? The Coffee Hour sign-up sheet is on the wooden table in the foyer.

Please sign up for as many Sundays as you can: there will be no coffee hour on those Sundays without a "host"!

Sex Trafficking Victims

RAIN, Religious Alliance in Nevada, calls on you to help the victims of sex trafficking. Support the recovery efforts by donating to the RAIN efforts to fund Nevada treatment centers for victims.

RAIN has set up a special program for accepting donations. In the memo line mark your tax-deductible donations for TVA (Trafficking Victim Account) and make out your check to St. Patrick's. We will forward the donations to the RAIN treasurer. Visit the RAIN Web site for more information.

Visit St. Pat's Facebook Page!

"Like" us on our new Facebook page! Thanks to our intrepid parish administrator, Jessica Rotter, we now have a Facebook page. You can search for "St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Lake Tahoe" on Facebook; click here, or click the icon on our home page.

Thanks, Jessica, for getting us more "online."

Godly Play Changes

This summer, Godly Play at the10am service may be subject to change, depending on attendance and teacher availability. Please contact Judy Morrison with your email address if you would like current updates: twosoinclined@earthlink.net.

Do you children love stories? Ask hundreds of questions? Want to understand lif'e mystery and meaning?

Come explore at Godly Play:
Sundays, 10:00 am, starting again this fallth
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village
Classroom 2 (downstairs, next to the Parish Hall)
Open to all children in our community

A creative, imaginative program of Christian nurture:

More information: Godly Play Foundation
Questions: email to Judy Morrison

Art Sought

Please contact the office if you're interested in presenting your art on our hallway gallery walls.

Altar Flowers Needed

The 2017 flower chart is available. Please sign-up now on the chart in the Narthex for a date to ensure a lovely display every Sunday. The altar flowers are arranged by High Sierra Gardens. Donation $65.00 (includes delivery); please note on your check "flower fund" and put it into the collection plate, mail it to the church office, or deposit it into the box outside of the office.

What Are Your Special Dates?

Birthdays, anniversaries, baptisms, confirmations, ordinations . . . we'd love to remember and celebrate along with you! Please email your special dates (month/day/year) to the office.

Office Help Needed

We need volunteers to help with office work on various occasions! Our current need is for help bringing the various parish registers up to date, including email addresses for the parish "blasts". Please let Jessica know if you will be available now or for future projects.

Keep Your Records Up-to-Date

Don't forget to let the office know if you've had a change in address, phone number, or email address so we can keep our records up to date! If you'd like to change your picture in the photo directory, please email a new one to the church office.

Photo Directories are a $5 donation, to offset printing costs, and are available on the front foyer welcome table. The directory is always being updated, so check the date on the bottom of your current copy and pick up a new one if needed!

Reading Program

Would you like to make a difference in the life of a middle school student? If you have a half hour one day per week you can volunteer to read one-on-one with a student at Incline Middle School. The students gain literacy skills and enjoy the mentorship that is formed.

The reading program is Monday, Tuesday, Thurday, Friday 11:54-12:24, starting Sept. 10th. If you are interested please contact Liz Harrell at 832-4220 or by email.

Altar Guild Recruiting

Currently, Altar Guild is enthusiastically recruiting new members, men and women! Serving on Altar Guild is an important and rewarding ministry. Altar Guild sets the stage for the worship and celebration of God using the beautiful Episcopal traditions. Preparing God's table can be a time of personal prayer and spiritual reflection. It can also be a time of friendship and sharing while serving God and the St. Patrick community.

Our schedules are flexible and can accommodate vacations, changes in plans, unexpected guests, and all others events that are part of a busy and active life. We need your help, and serving in this meaningful and important ministry has it's own special rewards. For questions please call or email Marilyn Gareffa at 775-832-0599 or email.

Parish Directory

Do you have an updated version of our Photo Directory? If not, please pick one up now, as it's always being updated. Directories are $5, to cover printing costs. If you would like to include an updated family photo, please email it to office@tahoeepiscopal.org .

Parish Needs Team

Have you heard about The Parish Needs Team? This outgoing group of parishioners can help you with meals, transportation to appointments, or just some support in hard times. Contact Lenty Hagen to request help-or to let her know how and when you could assist others in need. 775-831-1418)

Attention All Adults and Youth

If you are interested in becoming an Acolyte, please contact Clare Novak by email or by phone: 530-546-7824. Acolytes are needed at all services.

Fund Raiser

Chuck Meyer Construction will donate 5% of the proceeds from any home project to the church; just mention St. Patrick's when you call! Chuck is a licensed general contractor in Nevada with an engineering degree and over twenty years of experience in commercial and residential construction. Please call 775-843-5357.

Ideas and Energy for St. Pat’s

Our committee leaders have just been commissioned and are setting their goals for 2011. Please let them know what’s important to you and how you can help. You can contact them directly (see our parish directory) or ask the office to put you in touch (office@TahoeEpiscopal.org or 775-831-1418).
Bill Drewes
Capital Reserve Team/”Flannel Team”
Bob Skidmore
Clare Novak
Bill Drewes
Emy Gurowitz, Interim
Magnetic Church
Judy Morrison
Connie Skidmore (Global Needs) & Cherry Barney (Local Needs)
Parish Needs
Lenty Hagen
Clare Novak
Sally Hammel
Youth & Young Adults

Scheduling Events

Please remember to check with the office before scheduling any meetings or functions to make sure our master calendar is up to date and that space is available.

New USPS Address

We Have A New Mailing Address. We will be using our physical address for all future mail correspondence. Check out our new green mailbox in the front driveway!

St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
341 Village Blvd.
Incline Village, NV 89451

St. Patrick's Wish List

Check out our St. Patrick's Wish List on the front table. Due to a generous donation, new carpet was installed in the upstairs hallway and library. The Wish List has been updated with items that have been donated and also items that are needed, including new carpet downstairs!

Please contact the office if you are interested in more information about our wish list, if you would like to donate an item from the list, or if you have any ideas for items that we need to add: 831-1418 or office@tahoeepiscopal.org.

Help with Good Sams

The Good Samaritans group helps prepare and deliver meals and provides other services to people in our congregation who are in need. If you can help or require services, please contact Lenty Hagen at 832-0857 or email lenty_hagen@sbcglobal.net.

"Shamrock" Ads

"Shamrock" ads are available NOW at $120.00 for a year. Contact the office! (831-1418)

"Pot of Gold" Programs

Sign up for our "Pot of Gold" programs! Registering with eScrip will put coins in our treasury as you shop-at no extra cost to you. Details about programs are in the entryway and here. And don't miss benefiting St. Pat's when you shop at Amazon.com! Just go to our Amazon Web page.

Directory Available

Our color photo directory is available. There is a $5.00 suggested donation to cover paper and printing costs. Thank you to David Renaud for taking the majority of the photos, and to those who submitted their family photos directly to the office or via email. Be a part of St. Patrick's Photo Directory! Please send your family photos to the office by email office@tahoeepiscopal.org, drop them off in the office, or make an appointment and the parish administrator will take your family picture here! Part-timers too!

Correct Information?

Is your address, phone number, and email address information correct with the Church Office? Are you new to our church? Please call or email any changes to help update our records: 775-831-1418 or office@tahoeepiscopal.org. Or take a slip from the basket on the table in the narthex and fill in your information. Please return it to the church office or place the form in the collection plate.

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina Begins! Clare N is leading St. Pat's first ever Lectio Divina ("sacred reading") group on Thursday 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Lectio is a Benedictine discipline of reading, meditation, and prayer, which invites participants to listen for God's Word to them.

Consecrating St. Patrick's

Pictures from Consecration

Printer Cartridges

St. Pat's recycles used inkjet cartridges in exchange for money for our church. It's easy to participate: just bring in your used inkjet cartridges in a Ziploc bag and put them into the collection box in the white cabinet on the way to the Library. We send them to Empties4Cash, and then they send us a check!

Choir Members Needed

Come on out and lend your voice to our choir, which meets every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. All levels of singing ability are appreciated and welcome!!