Welcome to Saint Pat's
A Big Heart.
When folks I meet out in the community learn that I am the Rector of St. Pat's, more often than not they declare something along the lines of, "That is the most welcoming church I've ever been to!" New members tell me all the time, "I felt so welcomed on my first Sunday here, and I keep coming back because of its' big heart."
That's why I'm here. The big, open heart of this place. The mission of this community is to reflect the big, open heart of God for all people, no matter who they are or who they love. No matter what they do or how big their bank account. No matter the color of their skin, the language they speak, or their political party, this place takes seriously Jesus' directive to love our neighbors as we have first been loved.
We seek to be people of loving action.
We seek to “put our creed into our deed,” as Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote.
"First we were loved, now we love" is from the First Letter of John and it is the driving force of this beloved community. We love one another because God first loved us. We love our neighbors because God loves our neighbors. We love those who are hard to love because God's love moves in us to love our enemies and pray for those who would do us harm. We love because God is love. And love always prevails. That's why I'm here. The big, open heart of God reflected in the faces of those who call this place home.
Why are you here?
St. Patrick's History
Two methods of stained glass window making were used for St. Patrick's windows.
The large Life of Christ and Covenant windows are "faceted glass". The thick pieces of glass are set in a mixture of epoxy and sand. This cements them into position and provides both an opaque background for the colors and the required strength. Our two windows weigh about 600 lbs apiece.
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