Dear Friends of St Patrick’s,
Merry Christmas and Happy new year! We cannot thank you enough for your prayers and financial support of our church plant over this past year. Because of you we have been able to plant a church in North Dallas and build a beautiful growing community that is truly walking with the Lord as well with one another.
Though the road has not been without its ups and downs, I am excited to share that in our second year we are seeing fruits of our labor. One of the most recent blessings to St. Patrick’s has been Jake Glover joining our staff as our new worship and outreach directer, along with his wife Ally and four children. Both Jake and Ally have been drawn to the people of St Patrick’s for some time now and have both said that coming out of the mega church world, where numbers and metrics/production were primary, into the ancient traditions of the faith have felt eye-opening and renewing. Their sentiments are echoed by many here. It is one of the most beautiful things to witness as the Lord reveals himself to a culture that has been left to starve without any real roots to anchor into. Whether they are drawn to the ancient aspect of our worship, or the three stream DNA of the Anglican Mission, the Lord seems to be using St. Patrick’s as a church where we are seeing eyes opened and souls renewed. And praise God for this!
Another wonderful change has been we are finally meeting on Sunday mornings for worship instead of Sunday afternoons. This is proving to be a game changer in the life of our church. As we consider our evangelizing and invitational spirit to the outside world, it is worth noting that Sunday mornings continue to be available space with ever-increasingly busy lives. So we are creating space for individuals and families to quiet their souls enough to hear from God’s Spirit. We will do this by continuing to faithfully preach His Word and celebrate His Sacraments, all while building deep roots as a community. Learning to walk with the Lord and one another in our daily lives is the cornerstone of what we do as a church.
So here we are, friends. Asking for your help to continue in this important work. Your donation would help us to pay for our new music and outreach director, pay additional rent in our new location, and build a culture of invitation within St Patrick’s. Any amount helps, but we are seeking $60,000 in additional funding to close our year end gap. To this date, we have raised $14,800 in promised funds already! Please consider this over your next few days and follow the link below and select “St. Patrick’s Anglican Church plant” to make sure the funds get to the right place.
Thank you in advance for your giving, prayer and support. We could not do this without you!