FatherTerryWebEditRev. Terry Street - Rector

Ready, Set...Rally!

 

Our participation in our annual “Backpack Ministry” was a pre-curser or sign that a new season was on the horizon. Labor Day has traditionally been a marker that turns our attention from the summer months to a new season. Although we are still feeling the temperatures of a summer heat, most of us are now in that transition into a fall season. Our children and teachers have returned to school, most of our college students have returned to their campuses or attending freshman orientations, summer vacations and summer activities are a not-so-distant memory and most of us are returning to the routines of work or a fall schedule. Even the NFL exhibition games and the beginning of college football schedules tell us that we are embarking on a new season.

 

As we transition into a new season of our lives, so do we also transition into a new or renewed season in the life of the church. It is that time that we “re-gather” or return to a more routine time in our worship and parish life together. As the Benedictine mantra goes, “And . . . We begin again!” It is a time that we re-gather to re-focus or re-commit our attentions, efforts, and commitments to a more faithful discipleship, a more faithful living and faithful attendance within our church community at St. Philip. This remains our “holy obligation”
to worship regularly, to give generously of our time, talents and treasures, to participate in Christian formation and to take care of the needs of others all through a faith community. There is no such thing as “solo Christianity”. I am always dismayed at the comments of concern over the depleting and changing values of our society when many of the same people do not follow the “moral compass” found in the weekly worship, fellowship and ministries of a faith community. The discipleship found in a faith community like St. Philip can help build our own spiritual formation and spiritual well-being so that we can better fulfill the Great Commission of sharing the Good News by word, deed and example.

 

On Sunday, September 9, the Sunday after Labor Day, we will have our annual Rally Day or “Gathering Day” to mark the beginning of a new season in our parish life together. It is, in effect, a Homecoming to celebrate who we are and the various ministries of our church. It is a Gathering Day to “kick off” the new season and our fall activities including the return of our Christian Education and Formation classes. So, get ready, get set . . . and rally for this upcoming season of our parish life together!

 

 


 

  “The Best is Yet to Come!”


Fr. Terry  t


 


 


September 18, 2018

 

 

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

 



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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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