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

Holy Week Schedule

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Come worship and pray with us through Holy Week, our most sacred time of the year. Our worship schedule will be as follows:

Palm Sunday, March 25th, Service at 9:30 a.m.

We bless the palms and prepare to enter Jerusalem with Jesus and make the journey to the cross. All are invited to bring branches or flowers from home; these too will be carried and blessed and taken home.

Maundy Thursday, March 29th, The Lord’s Supper Eucharist at 7 p.m.

We remember Jesus’ Last Supper with the Apostles with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

Good Friday, March 30th, Service at 7:00 p.m.

We will have Stations of the Cross in the Rotunda, marking many stations along the way of the cross of Jesus, illustrated by members of St. Hilda St. Patrick. The Good Friday Liturgy will follow in the Sanctuary, including reading the Passion and veneration of the cross.

Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, March 31st, Service at 8:00 p.m.

All are invited to bring bells to ring. This is the first and most glorious service of Easter. Our worship is full of story, mystery, hope and joy! Come hear the story of our salvation told through scripture.

Easter Sunday, April 1st, Service at 9:30 a.m.

We continue our celebration of Easter with a Festive Eucharist on Sunday morning.

Searching for our next Vicar

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

It is with great pleasure that we announce that our Profile has been enthusiastically approved by Bishop Greg Rickel, and we have just posted links to it on our St. Hilda St. Patrick website Transition page.

I invite each of you to open it and read it. It is an amazing portrait of our church family. It represents months of hard work and dedication by our Profile Committee – and great participation by the members of SHSP in both small groups and in the CAT survey.

With the achievement of this milestone we are now ready for the next phase, and we begin calling our Search Committee. And we eagerly wait for the Diocese to send us news of interest in our wonderful church by clergy looking for a church like ours.

Now, just as much as ever, your prayers for the Episcopal Church of St Hilda St Patrick are vital. Please pray also for the Bishop’s Committee as they begin the work of discerning whom they will call to be part of the Search Committee.

Stay tuned for more details!!

In Christ,
Michael Rader
your Senior Warden

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).