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

Announcing our new Interim Vicar!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Greetings to all from your Bishop’s Committee!

We are delighted and excited to announce that we have a new Interim Vicar joining us on Sunday, September 9th and for the near future.

Rev. Sabeth Fitzgibbons is very happy to agree to be our spiritual leader and shepherd as we continue on our journey to find our new vicar over the next several months.  She will encourage us when we become impatient, and she will reassure us as we move forward in our search.

Sabeth began as an English major at Seattle University.  She is wonderful at weaving engaging stories. She will get us to drop our guards and allow ourselves to walk with her through the scriptures.  We look forward to hearing her sermons, and to her leading us in our worship and prayers to our Lord.

Sabeth most recently served for 22 months as Interim Rector at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Mercer Island.  She comes with a strong love of liturgy, the skills to guide us in building our community, and leadership as we look forward with hope and faith into the future that God has in mind for us.

Please join us in welcoming Sabeth into our midst as we celebrate the beginning of our next chapter as the family of St. Hilda St. Patrick!

In peace,

Michael Rader
Senior Warden


Welcome Back Sunday–September 9th

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Join us for the Holy Eucharist at 9:30am. Godly Play, Youth Group, and Choir all resume! Meet our new Interim Priest-in-Charge, the Rev. Sabeth Fitzgibbons!

Bring your friends and family — all are welcome! After worship, stay for a barbecue lunch.

  • Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, hosted by the Bishop’s Committee
  • Cold beverages of all kinds, hosted by the Brewers Guild
  • Delicious potluck sides and desserts — sign up in the Parish Hall
  • Games on the lawn for all ages (unsupervised)

We hope to see you there!BBQ Time


The Search Continues

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

The Search Committee is working to apply the St. Hilda St. Patrick Profile to interested clergy members forwarded by the Diocese. At the end of the process, they will report one nominee for consideration by the Bishop’s Committee (congregation governing council). The BC will take it from there. All this will take some several months more. We are now in the second of the two stages of transition work: Searching for the clergy member to nominate.


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


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).