FatherTerryWebEditRev. Terry Street - Rector

"Yes, We Begin Again!!"


“And . . . We begin, again” is a historical Benedictine mantra that applies to the life of the church as we transition into a new season. Labor Day in the Episcopal Church and in many other churches in the United States has traditionally been a marker that turns the pages of our summertime experiences, opportunities for travel and leisure and generally taking a break from the previous fall-spring schedules. By now, children and teachers are back in school, college students are getting settled in for a new collegiate year and experience, and our college freshmen are pretending a certain sense of confidence. Some of us may be experiencing new assignments or responsibilities in the workplace or new career opportunities. Most of us are returning to a more routine schedule in our work, in our family life and in the life of the church.

 

As we transition into this new season, so do we transition into a new or renewed season in the life of the church. It is a time that we return to a more routine time in our worship and parish life together. It is a time that we re-focus, re-commit or make a new commitment to our faith and to our parish life. It is a time to re-focus our intentions and commitment to a more faithful discipleship, faithful living and faithful attendance within our own faith community here at St. Philip. I know that many of us may cringe at the word “obligation” but it is my obligation to remind all of us of our “holy obligation” to worship regularly, to give generously of our time, talent and treasures, to participate in Christian formation and to take care of the needs of others, particularly those needs as identified by the Church.

 

We need to be reminded that all are called to serve God’s church, not just a faithful few who attempt to maintain or manage the various ministries, programs or maintenance of the church. On September 10th we will have our “Rally Day”, preceded by our Organ Recital performed by Dr. Richard Townley on Friday, September 8th. “Rally Day Sunday” has traditionally been our “kick-off” celebration for the return of our Christian Education, choir and renewed parish life. It is also an invitation to renewal through our re-commitment to a Christian life, to the mission of the church and to the parish life at St. Philip. See you there as we celebrate who we are and whose we are in Christ!

 

  “The Best is Yet to Come!”


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September 22, 2017

 

 

SundaY WORSHIP


8:00 AM ContemplAtive Service (no music)

Alternating RITE I and Rite II


10:30 AM Holy Eucharist,Organ & Choir

Alternating Rite I and Rite II

 

Children's Nursery

provided for all Sunday Services.

 

Wednesday Worship 


12:10 PM Holy Communion and Healing Service

 

MORNING PRAYER 


Third Friday of the month, 9:00 AM



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We are located at 9380 Davies Plantation Road, just north of the Stonebridge Golf Course and I-40. Exit I-40 at Canada Road.  Turn north and cross over the interstate.  Take an immediate left on Davies Plantation Road (just past the McDonald's) and go 0.8 miles.  St. Philip will be on your right just before the stop sign. CLICK HERE FOR LARGER MAP.


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