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St. Philip's Episcopal Church
September 12, 2019

Online Donations

Did you know you can now make your donations to St. Philip's online?  Try it out and let us know what you think! 

Other Ways to Connect


What Happened on Connection Sunday?

We connected and reconnected and it was a great day. 
Thank you to all who participated with Connection Sunday! The church was full, we were blessed with the children's musical talents and smiles, feasted on a delicious lunch, informed with great presentations, enjoyed our time together, and connections were made with each other, and with our ministries.

This event was a huge team effort and so many people took part in making this a success. You know who you are -- THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Give yourself a big pat on the back and know that what you did was much appreciated. 

If you missed Connection Sunday but would like to know more about ministry opportunities, please contact me anytime! I would love to tell you about all the connection opportunities we have here at St. Philip's.

Check out the photos on our Facebook page.

Thank you again for coming, participating, helping, and most importantly CONNECTING!

Blessings - Cyndy Marsh 

New Book Study Starts Sunday! 

This is a book about relationships and life.

Love God. Love your neighbor. Love your enemy. Love yourself. If Christianity is about anything it is about relationships and relationships can be difficult. 

Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a box when it comes to relationships? Have you ever struggled with a relationship at home or at work? What’s that about? And what can we do to change that? 

I hope you will come find out beginning this Sunday,  September 15, at 9:15 a.m. in Grace Hall.

That’s what our new book, Leadership and Self-Deception, is about. 

“Through a story everyone can relate to about a man facing challenges on the job and in his family, the authors expose the fascinating ways that we blind ourselves to our true motivations and unwittingly sabotage the effectiveness of our own efforts to achieve success and increase happiness.”  

Don’t let the title fool you. This is more than a business or management book. It is a book about life and relationships. It’s about people like you and me. Everyone is welcome and all are invited. Don’t worry if you are new to the class. There are no prerequisites. This book stands on its own. 

There are two books still available in the church office for $10. You can also order your own on Amazon.

The book is an easy and fast read so let’s plan on reading pages 3-42. That will give us plenty of material to discuss and be a guide for how much we can do each week. 

I am looking forward to our time together. See you on Sunday!


Volunteers Needed for UCISD's Chain Reaction
Replacing Bullying and Violence with Kindness and Respect. 

For the 2nd year UCISD is doing their part to help create a school climate less susceptible to harassment, bullying and violence by offering a three day program called Chain Reaction for all freshman students. This program is a part of Rachel's Challenge and is designed to draw students together, break down barriers and influence students to make changes. Students respond to the day's challenges with self-reflection and the acknowledgement of personal responsibility.

This program relies on volunteers from the community to help facilitate the three-day event, which will be held at the Fairplex on October 1, 2, and 3. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Beverly Heyen or the church office. 

In order to volunteer you must:
  • attend a UCISD volunteer orientation,
  • be able to commit to a full day, 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.,
    (Note: you do not have to commit to all three days.) 
  • and you must be willing to participate in mild physical activities with the students.
UCISD orientation dates are Sept. 18 at Noon or 6:00 p.m., or Sept. 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the UCISD District Office. Click here to learn more about Rachel's Challenge. 

Church School Fall Festival!  

We need the church to get their game on! 
As part of Episcopal School Week, Oct. 6 - 12, the school is planning a Fall Festival on Thursday, October 11th, for all school and church kids and families. Each class is responsible for providing a game booth, prizes, and volunteers. That means we, the church, need to provide a game booth as well. If you would like to lead this fun activity - please contact Cyndy Marsh or the church office. We need to hear from you ASAP! It will be a fun night for the church and school to come together and play.
Watch for more information in the coming weeks. 

Children's Sunday School Resumes on Sunday! 

Hope to see your children on Sunday! 

Who's Serving this Week

It is your responsibility to find a replacement if you are unable to serve as scheduled.  
Lay Ministers 

Sunday, September 15, 2019
The Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost 

8:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist

Lector: Greg Baber

10:30 a.m.  Holy Eucharist
Greeters & Oblationers:
 Buzz and Nancy Barton 
Acolytes: Win DuBose, Jane Moore, Cyndy Marsh, Amelia Stroff 
Lector: Camile DuBose       
Chalice:  Becky Capt
Prayers:  Willie Edwards 

Septembert Birthdays
1 Jack Fitzgerald
2 Marchal Oswald
3 Pat Carver
4 Jim Woodward
5 Sharon Wilson
8 Clarissa Neutze
9 Browder Graves, Pamela Haines
11 Chris Carper, Conrad Klein, Kyra Routh
12 Cleo Lemon
15 Sherman Mumme, Caitlin Wimberley
17 Sarah Buchanan, Rebekah Lamb
18 Kay Anderson
19 Lane Kalmring
20 Don McLaughlin, Jr., Nicholas Mumme
21 Sarah Buckner
22 Dorothy Jimenez
23 Brenda Martin
28 Phyllis Helums
29 Elaine Bracy, Lory Zimmerman
30 Lewis Downing, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Mark Huffstutler

September Anniversaries
 1 Mike and Cyndy Marsh 
11 Ronnie and Brenda Martin
19 Gary and Janice Griffin

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