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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

  • Start: March 6, 2019 12:00 am
  • End: March 6, 2019 12:00 am

Into the Mystic: A tribute to Van Morrison at 11:30am. Join us at all services as we celebrate our Celtic Spirituality, stewardship of creation, and honor St. Patrick with special prayers, music,& guest musicians. Yes, it is also the second Sunday in Lent, but Sundays in Lent are not Sundays of Lent so they are feast days in the midst of the season. Enjoy this respite from our Lenten disciplines. Wear green, eat Irish delicacies, and learn about our efforts to be better stewards of our creation. Patrick, Bishop of Ireland, died 461 after forty years of spreading the gospel throughout Ireland. “I bind unto myself today the virtues of the starlit heaven the glorious sun’s life giving ray, the whiteness of the moon at even the flashing of the lightening free, the whirling wind’s tempestuous shocks, the stable earth, the deep salt sea, around the old eternal rocks.” We sing these words of deep connection with the earth in celebration of the glorious trinity of God and its overflowing love for creation. Erroneously attributed to Patrick, the great missionary to Ireland, these words do wonderfully and fully express his deep love of the earth and sea. He saw God so beautifully reflected in God’s creation. He taught a deep reverence for the earth as well as love of God and humanity.His preached an intimate connection between God and God’s creation reflected in the last verses of the hymn which is called St. Patrick’s Breastplate, a poem attributed to him. “Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.”

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