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

Speaking of Dying, Video and Workshop Series

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Fear of dying is most often fear of the unknown. Because of this fear, far too many of us die in ways we would not wish to— often in ICU’s, tethered to feeding tubes, in intolerable pain, or unconscious and unable to say a meaningful goodbye to our life and those we care about.

Sunday, February 12 at 11:30 a.m., we will screen the video, Speaking of Dying, which captures the importance of individuals and groups speaking openly about all aspects of the dying process. Most of all, Speaking of Dying will help you believe that your can have a peaceful and meaningful ending that will be a gift to you and to your loved ones.  The interviews and stories in this 30-minute documentary reveal the complexities of end-of-life choices in today’s medical environment while also demonstrating resources and attitudes that can empower us. We have more control over where and how we die than we may think. Good and peaceful endings are possible— if we speak openly about dying.

The video is followed by four workshops on February 26, March 5, 11 & 19 where we explore in depth how we can prepare to die well.

This series is strongly encouraged for everyone, whether for yourself, or as you work with aging elders to make their own end-of-life decisions.

The cost is $125 per person or $200 per couple. Scholarship assistance is available.

Ash Wednesday, March 1, Lent Begins

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

We enter into the Season of Lent on Wednesday,  March 1. There will be two services of the Imposition of Ashes with Holy Eucharist on Ash Wednesday 1 1:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday Sermons, Audio Recording

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Audio recordings of Sunday sermons are now located under the Sermons menu item (see menus at top left corner of site).