St. Patrick's Episcopal Church

Explore your Questions in a Child-Friendly Community with creative worship Pooler, GA
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church

Who We Are

We believe in God who loves each of us as we are, and who shows us that love in the world around us, in the stories of our faith, and most fully in Jesus Christ. We respond to God's love in our daily lives, caring for all those around us, working for the good of Creation, and seeking to grow into our identity as God's beloved children.

Our life together is centered on worship, common prayer, work, and play together. Our Sunday worship is a service of Holy Eucharist, also known as Mass, Communion, or the Lord's Supper.

We welcome questions, doubts, and wondering. We believe that by engaging in such questions we grow in our faith.

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Creative, Down to Earth, Multigenerational, Friendly, Progressive, Young families

Programs
Children's Ministry, Nursery, Adult Education, Food Pantry, Community Service

Music
Singer-Songwriter, Traditional Hymns, Contemporary

Denomination
Episcopal

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
1980

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
1285 Pine Barren Road
Pooler, GA 31322

Phone

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
Our worship services are informal while still using the traditional Episcopal structure found in The Book of Common Prayer, 1979. The majority of our service is printed in our bulletin. We use music from our traditional hymnal, but also include music from other traditions, some lively, and others meditative. Our music is led by our priest, who is an expert guitarist and hammered dulcimer player. At St. Patrick's, chairs are set in a semi-circle before the Altar. There are young children who remain in the nursery during the first half of the service, and others who stay with their parents for the entire service, according to each family's preference. Some sermons are given in a traditional style while others involve the preacher sitting on the floor and telling the story to both children and adults, using small figures to make the story come alive. All are welcome to receive the bread and wine, Holy Communion, at each service. Come with your doubts and questions.

What is the community like?
The church community is actively seeking to reach out to the community around it. The community is made up of young adults, families with young children, adults in their forties and fifties, and adults in their sixties, seventies, and eighties. Members are African-American, Trinidadian, and Caucasian. The community gathers together outside Sunday mornings for work, for play, and for worship. We believe that our life together calls us to engage with the world in an open and welcoming way.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Come with your doubts and your fears. Come with your hopes and your dreams. We don't promise to have all the answers, only that we will explore the questions with you. We proclaim the Love of God, made known to us most deeply in Jesus, the Christ, but also in the world around us. All who are seeking to live that Way of Love are welcome to worship and seek with us.

Leadership View all

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Joshua Varner

The Rev. Joshua Varner has served as the Vicar of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church since March, 2012. Prior to coming to St. Patrick's, he served for 10 years in the Diocese of North Carolina. He holds an M.T.S. degree from Harvard Divinity School, an M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary, and a B.A. in Music and Religion from Sewanee: The University of the South. Joshua brings experience working with children and youth and his skills as a musician to our community. He offers sermons for adults and also for children. He leads monthly Sunday School for children after worship, helps with Adult Sunday School before worship, and offers his musical gifts each week at St. Patrick's. He also provides music for events throughout the Diocese of Georgia, and has led several Youth Mission Trips for the Diocese.

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