Welcome!

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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Lenten Book Study

Friday, February 9th, 2018

For a study and focus for our spiritual journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter, Father Mark has chosen a book* which is about social concern and also personal conversion.. We can meet together to discuss this book in several ways. Starting Feb 18th, Father Mark will be at church at 8:45am Sundays and those who wish can gather for a 35 minute sharing and conversation. For many this may not be a convenient time. On March 11th, Father Mark will also lead an after-church session, from 10:45 until 12 noon.

The book is *America’s Original Sin: Race, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America by Jim Wallis. You can find this book to buy on Amazon, and Father Mark will purchase copies for our church library which you may also borrow.

Jim Wallis is a Christian social critic and activist, a founder of Sojourners magazine. He has written and advocated on behalf of  a Christian vision of a just society for over 50 years. Here is a review and comment on the book.

“America’s problem with race has deep roots, with the country’s foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. Racism is truly our nation’s original sin.

“It’s time we right this unacceptable wrong,” says bestselling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis. Fifty years ago, Wallis was driven away from his faith by a white church that considered dealing with racism to be taboo. His participation in the civil rights movement brought him back when he discovered a faith that commands racial justice. Yet as recent tragedies confirm, we continue to suffer from the legacy of racism. The old patterns of white privilege are colliding with the changing demographics of a diverse nation. The church has been slow to respond, and Sunday morning is still the most segregated hour of the week.

In America’s Original Sin, Wallis offers a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in American society. He speaks candidly to Christians–particularly white Christians–urging them to cross a new bridge toward racial justice and healing.

Whenever divided cultures and gridlocked power structures fail to end systemic sin, faith communities can help lead the way to grassroots change. Probing yet positive, biblically rooted yet highly practical, this book shows people of faith how they can work together to overcome the embedded racism in America, galvanizing a movement to cross the bridge to a multiracial church and a new America.”


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).