St. Hilda St. Patrick is a neighborhood church and our church community includes many who live and work near here. We understand ourselves to be the hands, feet, heart and compassion of Jesus Christ for the world, and we are a place where everybody is somebody. Living our faith in our neighborhoods and the world around us is an important part of our faith.

As an Episcopal church, we are part of the Diocese of Olympia and the larger Episcopal Church USA, which is tied to the Church of England. Our worship is based on the Book of Common Prayer and we are a liturgical church, meaning our prayers and worship take a regular pattern from week to week. We are mightily inspired by the Holy Spirit and rejoice in God’s Love for all people and creation. We welcome all who want to learn about the faith of God, grow in their spirituality, and feed their soul with the teaching of Jesus Christ.

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

On Sunday, Oct. 25th, we will be having a festive after-worship feast to celebrate fall. This is a fundraiser to help us balance our budget for the year, so please come and eat, and help the church!

Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

On Friday, November 20 beginning at 7 p.m., we will memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender — that is, as a transsexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people.

We live in times more sensitive than ever to hatred-based violence. Yet even now, the deaths of those based on anti-transgender hatred or prejudice are largely ignored. Over the last decade, more than one person per month has died due to transgender-based hate or prejudice, regardless of any other factors in their lives. This trend shows no sign of abating.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgender people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve died by anti-transgender violence.

(Information on this page was taken from http://www.rememberingourdead.org/day/what.html)

Join Mother Cynthia on a Lentent Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

A Lenten Pilgrimage: Advent to Easter in the Holy Land, February 22 – March 3, 2016. Led by Rev. Cynthia Espeseth and Rev. Chris Jillard. Cost is $4225, inclusive of room, board, and airfare from Seattle.

This pilgrimage will have a unique Lenten focus as we journey through the lands where Jesus taught, healed, and confronted the authorities. We will travel from Advent to Easter, visiting the shrines devoted to the significant events of Jesus life and ministry. However, the shrines are empty unless experienced in a context both ancient and modern. So we will meet with people of the land, we will share meals and worship with them. We will hear stories and explore the realities of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. We will see the Wailing Wall, walk the way of the cross, and walk along the separation wall.

Click here for the full pilgrimage brochure and travel information: Holy Land Pilgrimage 2016

Please contact Mother Cynthia if you are interested in coming!