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.

Latest News and Updates

Reformation Sunday–October 29th

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

SHSP observes the 500th anniversary of the Reformation which protested corruption in the church of the time, and also against teaching which left people unsure of God’s love for them. Martin Luther studied the Bible and was bold enough to stand up and say what his conscience taught him.

Lutheran Christians and others world-wide are marking this anniversary not only to renew the need for church reform in every age, but also to discover the ways that divided churches are today finding the Good News in common. The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America declared themselves “Called to Common Mission,” in a covenant almost twenty years ago.

Our Sunday Eucharist will commemorate this with a choir anthem led by parish musician Kenneth Walker, and the organ played by our Timothy Hillerman.

For those interested, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Everett will host a Reformation wine and beer reception and music at 6pm on the 29th, followed by a 7pm concert and sing-along with the Everett Chorale.


Profile Committee Request

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

The Profile Committee is asking ALL of you to prayerfully think about two questions regarding our congregation:

  1. What is your favorite thing about the St. Hilda St. Patrick community?
  2. What do you see as an opportunity for growth in the St. Hilda St. Patrick community?

 

Over the next three Sundays, we will gather your answers to these questions on two large posters in the rotunda. You are encouraged to write your responses on the provided sticky notes and place them on to the appropriate poster. The sticky notes method preserves your anonymity, but if you would like to sign your name, that is fine, too.

Remember, this is about our congregation and our future vicar — we all have a voice in this. Please participate prayerfully and honestly!


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).