Monthly Archives: February 2015

Evangelical student worker to be commissioned

Service of the Word at 10.30 am this Sunday, March 1st, will include an official commissioning of Jeremy Haworth, who recently joined St. Paul’s with his wife, Claire. He is a full-time staff worker with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), a global network in 150 countries. IFES exists to encourage and equip the student Christian Unions to reach out to their campuses with the message of Jesus Christ. We will officially commission him for this work, showing our support for his ongoing ministry.
Meanwhile, later in the day, Worship and Wedges in the Parish Centre at 6 pm will include craft activity, songs led by the music group and a short bible talk, followed by a light supper of wedges and sausages.  All are most welcome. (There will also be a 7 pm service of Holy Communion in the church as usual.)

First woman bishop to preach at our Holy Week services

The Bishop of Meath and Kildare, the Most Rev Pat Storey (pictured below), will be the visiting preacher at three of our services during Holy  Week. Following  the success of last year’s experiment, during which the services rotated around four local Church of Ireland parishes, this is being repeated, with St Patrick’s, Dalkey also joining in. Bishop Storey will preach on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and the schedule for the services, which start at 8pm each evening, is as follows:
Monday, March 30th:  St Patrick’s, Dalkey
Tuesday, March 31st:  St Paul’s, Glenageary
Wednesday April 1st: St Matthias, Ballybrack
Maundy Thursday, April 2nd: Holy Trinity, Killiney 
Good Friday, April 3rd: Christ Church, Dun Laoghaire


Talking points for Lent discussions


An adult discussion group will take place every Monday night during Lent in the Committee Room of the Parish Centre, starting at 8 pm. We will use a five-session study by the liberal theologian Marcus Borg (pictured above), who died last month, called Embracing an Adult Faith – What it means to be Christian.   Each evening we will begin by watching and listening to Marcus Borg on a DVD as he introduces each topic and shares his own insights. Hopefully this will lead to a stimulating discussion.   Borg, who died on January 21st  at the age of 72, was Canon Theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland Oregon and author of 19 books.  The weekly topics are as follows:

Monday, February 23rd: God

Monday, March 2nd: Jesus

Monday, March 9th: Salvation

Monday, March 16th: Practice

Monday, March 23rd: Community

All are most welcome.  Each session will last for approximately one hour.