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Conversation Cafe Thurdays Starting 1/11    Seekers Book Club 02/05, 02/19    Grief Companions Thur 02/15 - 03/22    Seekers' Cinema: Fridays 02/16, 03/02, 03/09, 03/16   
Spirit on the Slopes Thurs 02/22 - 03/22    History Book Club 02/27    Holy Conversation 03/04    Evangelist Needed 03/14-17    Community St. Pat's Party 03/18   

Coffee Hour Signups Needed!    2018 Altar Flowers Chart    Altar Guild Recruiting    Parish Needs Team    Project MANA's
Food Distribution

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Pledge Card

* Have you turned in your 2018 Pledge Card? Please place completed pledge cards in the lock box outside of the office or mail to the church office.

Annual Stewardship Campaign

As we prepare to commence a new church and calendar year, the leadership of St. Pat's is discerning what we need financially to continue in our mission and ministry. During this time we invite you to pledge to St. Patrick's. A pledge is a promise of a financial contribution to our community, for the upcoming year. Your pledge not only assists us with our own planning for the future, but it is a reminder that we are all stewards, caretakers of this congregation and that all we have been given is a blessing from God. Please prayerfully consider pledging for this coming year, so that we can continue to seek light and share love in this community. On December 3rd, we will give thanks for this generosity during worship.

Grief Companions

A 6-week Support Group. Thursdays, Feb. 15 through Mar. 22, 9:30 to 11:00 am here at St. Patrick's. Find help and healing with others grieving the death of a loved one. This no-cost peer support group, facilitated by Dr. Sue Maturlo and Rev. Clare Novak, will offer insight and compassion on your journey to understand and ease your grief. Please email Sue (bozk@aol.com) or Clare (clarecnovak@gmail.com) to sign up or ask questions. We encourage you to share this opportunity with anyone in our community who might benefit from it. All are welcome.

Seekers' Cinema: A Journey through Lent

Fridays (dates below), St. Patrick's Library. Potluck, 5:00 pm (optional). Movie discussion with film clip, 5:30 to 7:00 pm. In this 4-week series, we'll watch clips from some engaging films about journeys-then discuss the central spiritual themes they raise.To deepen your experience, please watch the full-length movies in advance. Join us whenever you can! Questions or to request child care, please contact Clare at clarecnovak@gmail.com. All films available from Netflix on DVD and streaming via Amazon Prime Video. One copy of each also available for borrowing in the Church Office starting 2/13.
February 16:
Finding Nemo (animated comedy; 2003; G).
March 2:
Cast Away (adventure, drama, romance; 2000; PG-13).
March 9:
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (comedy; 1987; R).
March 16:
Wild (adventure, biography, drama; 2014; R).

Spirit on the Slopes

Thursdays, Feb. 22nd through Mar. 22nd, 9:00 to 11:00 am, Diamond Peak. Join the Rev. Sarah Syer at Lakeview Lift at 9:00 am for an hour of fellowship on the snow, and then meet up at Snowflake Lodge for an hour of Bible study. Our Scripture focus will be "Mountaintop Experiences." Please contact Sarah at ssyer@tahoeepiscopal.org if you're interested in participating.

History Book Club

February 27th, 3:00 pm, St. Pat's Library. Discussion of David Oshinsky's Polio: An American Story with Wayne Glass.

Holy Conversation

Be sure to join us on Sunday, March 4th for "Holy Conversation" after the 10 am service with the Bishop's Search Committee.

Community St. Pat's Party

Our Annual Community St. Pat's Party will be Sunday, March 18th from 4:30-7:30pm at the Chateau. Join us at our new venue for a traditional Irish dinner and fun. Suggested ticket donations are: $25 adults/$15 child/ kiddos 5 and under are free. Tickets will go on sale soon!

Evangelist Needed!

Interested in learning tools for how to, "proclaim by word and example and the Good News of God in Christ?" Consider joining our own Catherine Hutton Markwell as she attends the "Evangelism Matters Conference" in Cleveland Ohio, March 14-17. Please contact Sarah for more information.

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 Store 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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A Man Called Ove by Frederick Bockman
February 5th and 19th
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

Intercessory Prayer Group

The Intercessory Prayer Group meets every Wednesday at 4:45pm in the Chapel! All are welcome. Please email all prayer requests to office@tahoeepiscopal.org.

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.

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 2018 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!!