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

Christmas at St. Hilda St. Patrick

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

December 24, Christmas Eve  (5 PM & 9:30 PM)

Note: there is also Holy Eucharist at the regular service time (9:30 AM) on the 24th

Family Service (5 PM)

We will have an all-family service at 5 pm. We set up the Nativity Scene or Creche in the Church. All will be invited to participate in various ways. We will sing Carols which tell the story and which invite us to pray to the Lord Jesus. We then share the Holy Eucharist and sing “Silent Night” by candlelight.

Festival Eucharist in the Holy Night (9:30 PM)

9:30 PM: During the gathering of the congregation, the Choir leads us in Christmas Hymns and music. 10 PM: The Festival Eucharist. The hymns and music of Christmas, Sermon, Prayers for the world, and Holy Eucharist. Candlelight “Silent Night”  (No use of incense this year)

December 25, Christmas Morning  (9:30 AM)

A simple celebration of the Holy Eucharist, with carols sung around the Nativity Scene.

Profile Committee News

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

This coming Sunday, Dec. 3, the Profile Committee will be holding small group conversations after worship, during our coffee hour. Refreshments and child care will be provided, so please plan to stay after the service to participate. If you have youth group members, their conversation following the sermon on Sunday will be related to our search also.

During this week, the Profile Committee would like you to think about the following questions which will guide our discussions on Dec. 3.

  1. Our new vicar is a person who _______
  2. Our new vicar will expect us to _______.
  3. In five years, St. Hilda St. Patrick will _______.
  4. Describe a high point for you at St. Hilda St. Patrick, when you felt most engaged. Your answer can be about a worship service or an activity outside of worship.
  5. What did the CAT miss that you would like to tell us?

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to approach any member of the committee. Thank you for your ongoing support of this process.

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).