St. Philip's e-News - August 29, 2018
*Parish Retreat Cancelled
Unfortunately, the parish retreat scheduled for September 14-16, has been canceled
. I am disappointed and sorry about this, but we simply did not have enough support for the retreat to make it viable. Mike+
*Renewal-Works to Launch September 16
St. Philip's will soon be taking the Renewal-Works
on-line Spiritual Life Inventory to help us discover the spiritual needs and best growth possibilities in planning for our parish. I hope you will begin reflecting on your individual spiritual life as well as the spiritual life of St. Philip's in preparation for taking the inventory.
The 30–45 minute inventory is a great opportunity to listen and reflect on where your spiritual journey is right now. We'’ll have three weeks to log on and take the inventory beginning September 16
Summer attendance at church is often low because of travel, vacations, and extra activities. But summer isn't the only time we are busy and going here and there. So how do you remain present to God amidst the busyness of life? How do circumstances affect your spiritual life? What helps you to show up and be present to God, to others, to life?
*Children's Sunday School
Children's Sunday School will resume on Sunday, September 9. Becky Capt and Sharon Haag will be leading the class. The class will use a combination of Godly Play and the Sunday gospel. If you have questions or would like to help please contact either Sharon or Becky.
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UPCOMING SERVICES & EVENTS
Sunday, September 2, The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. - Spiritual Formation Classes: Fr. Mike's Book Study, Lectionary Study.
10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
Sunday, September 16
- Renewal Works Launch
Saturday, October 6
- Blessing of the animals at Bark in the Park
Sunday, October 28
- Bishop Reed's Visit
Friday - Sunday, November 9-11
- 47th Annual Silent Retreat
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.