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.

Latest News and Updates

In God’s Presence We Ask: “What should we do?”

Friday, October 6th, 2017

St. Hilda St. Patrick church mourns and calls out to God in the wake of the killings in Las Vegas.

It is shocking. People are pulled in all directions now. Do we act and organize and speak out?  Are we so weary of these things that we sit in silence not knowing what else to say or do that we citizens have not done before?  We are asked to follow Jesus, and to stick to the faith that God is on the side of those who suffer violence. Being with Jesus, as best we can, means we will not always be joyful or even content with the world as it is. Hope comes to us from beyond us and our wisdom and our abilities, necessary as they are.  Let us all be Christians, armed with the love God has for us in our weakness, who go with our fellow citizens in search of the way forward as communities and as a nation.

Father Mark Miller

Profile Committee Update

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
The Profile Committee (commissioned on Aug. 27) held our first meeting on Sunday, Sept 24. Karen Gusse, the diocesan search consultant, joined us to review the overall plan and help us kick off the process. Over the next several months, the group will be completing a 15-part description of our church community and what we are looking for in a new vicar. As of now, the committee plans to meet about twice a month to further the process. While the effort will be lead by this team, everyone at St. Hilda St. Patrick’s has a role to play. A general survey will be coming to ask your opinion, and you may be approached personally by a member of the team for your input. Since our future vicar is a shepherd for ALL of us, we ask that you participate prayerfully, enthusiastically, and honestly when called.
Top: Bill Plankenhorn, Greg Walrath
Bottom: Andrea Riseden-Perry, Carol Rypkema, Valerie Kelley, Rick Paul
Profile Committee

Profile Committee

Welcome for all People

Monday, September 18th, 2017

The Rev. Mark Miller is the interim priest for the rest of 2017 and into 2018. He retired this past year after many decades of experience. “I have found this church full of very cooperative leaders and members who are ardent in love for this congregation and dedicated to making it available and welcoming for all persons,” he said after the first months this summer.

Godly Play

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

This hands-on, “Montessori”-style learning time is for children in 1st through 3rd/4th grades. It is based on learning the stories of the Bible by showing them in small images and figures which the children handle, and then asking “I wonder…” about how it was to be there when these stories happened.

Godly Play meets every Sunday at 9:30am (at the same time as the regular service).