St. Philip's e-News - October 9, 2018
*Renewal Works - Survey Success!
Thank you to all who took the time to participate in the Renewal Works survey. We had 84 surveys submitted which is 16 over the required number we needed to make this a valid representation. Thank you!
- The anonymous bulk data will be sent to St. Philip's.
- There will be a conference call with the team leaders, clergy and Renewal Works.
- A larger team of about 24 will have four meetings to analyze the gathered data from the survey.
- A report from the larger team will be submitted to the vestry.
- The vestry will forward the information to the congregation.
Thank you Bobbie Jean Low (Adult Sunday School) and Don Huddleston (Children's Sunday School) for your Ministry Moments last Sunday. Don't miss this week's Ministry Moment as Barbara Edwards shares her Open Table experiences. These Ministry Moments will continue each Sunday through November 11th. On Sunday evening November 11th we will gather for a parish dinner to give thanks for the many ways St. Philip's has been blessed and to learn about how we can support the continuing work of St. Philip's.
*Blessing of the Animals - A fun day for all!
"More than pets were blessed today with addition of the pet blessing. Bark in the Park was blessed beyond measure!" - Kelly Faglie
Moving the pet blessing to Bark in the Park this year was a great success. Fr. Mike blessed more than 50 animals, no one got bit (although there were a few close calls) and money was raised for the Uvalde Humane Society. It was pretty clear that everyone was enjoying the day with their beloved pets.There was only one little hiccup . . . when Fr. Mike was arrested. But no worries - it was all for a good cause. If you missed it - click here to see all the photos. It was a blessed day to celebrate St. Francis and his love of animals and creation.
*Updates to the Church Directory - Has your phone number or address changed in the last couple of years? If so - we need to update your information in our on-line church directory. Also, we have many people in the directory who have not submitted a photo. Photos help our newest members get to know us a little bit faster by being able to put names to faces. If you need to update your information or add or change your photo or just need additional assistance in accessing the directory please contact me. The on-line directory is a great tool for us to have and I am here to help if you need any assistance. -- Cyndy Marsh
Help is needed with the upcoming Breakfast with the Bishop, Oct 28th and the Parish Dinner on November 11th. Please contact the church office, 830-278-5223, if you are willing to help. Thank you!
*Taizé Service - December 9th
Mark your calendars and invite your friends - they next Taizé service will be Sunday, December 9th at 6:00 p.m.
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UPCOMING SERVICES & EVENTS
Sunday, October 14, The 21st Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. - Spiritual Formation Classes: Fr. Mike's Book Study, Lectionary Study, Children's Sunday School
10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
Sunday, October 28
- Bishop Reed's Visit - Breakfast Between Services
Friday - Sunday, November 9-11
- 47th Annual Silent Retreat TBarM - New Braunfels, TX
Sunday, November 11
- Parish Dinner
Sunday, December 9
- Taizé Service
God calls St. Philip’s to be a public face of Christ and to offer all people concrete ways to participate in the mystery of God. St. Philip’s responds to God’s call by:
+ Reflecting the beauty of holiness in our sacred spaces and worship;
+ Being a catalyst in our region for collaborative ministries that care for people in need;
+ Providing transformative experiences for people in our region through teaching and practices of Christian formation; and
+ Appreciating the uniqueness of each person and nurturing and supporting their relationship with God.