FatherTerryWebEditRev. Terry Street - Rector

Stewards of God's Bounty

 

Well it is finally feeling more like a fall season in spite of some summer-like days throughout October. Some have trekked all the way to the Smokey Mountains to view the fall colors only to return reporting a good visit but NO fall colors even late in October. I have noticed around the Memphis area that there is a beginning of those red, yellow and orange fall colors in some of the foliage.

 

I love the Blessing of the Animals and our annual St. Philip Feast Day services and picnics in October but my favorite time of the fall is the season of Thanksgiving. It is fitting that our Stewardship Campaign has traditionally taken place through the Thanksgiving season. Both events share the common goal or theme of taking inventory of our many blessings and sharing the gifts that have been given.

 

During both of these celebrations (Yes, Stewardship should be a time of celebration, not a feeling of having to give up something!), we “Praise God from whom all Blessings Flow”! We give thanks for “all the blessings in this life”! We give “thanks” and we “give”! This is the “thanks-giving” in Thanksgiving and in the spirit of Stewardship.

 

This year’s theme for our Annual Stewardship Campaign is “Stewards of God’s Bounty”. The theme is taken from the Collect for Thanksgiving in which we pray that we may be faithful stewards of God’s great bounty: “for the provision
of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need”. And yes, indeed, our parish has a broad scope of necessities and there are many out there in the world that need relief from their needs. It is my sincere hope that through our pledges and giving, we can comfortably take care of our own parish needs so that we can share a bounty of our budget to meet the needs of others (which is actually the true goal of the church).

 

I want to thank our Senior Warden, Jonathan Bennett, for providing the leadership to lead us through this important ministry of a Stewardship Campaign. God bless his efforts, God bless our efforts and God bless St. Philip. And in our blessings, may we bless others!

 

Happy Thanks-Giving!

 


 

  “The Best is Yet to Come!”


Fr. Terry  t


 


 


November 15, 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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