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St. Philip's Episcopal Church
August 28, 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


New Book Study - Don't let the title fool you! 

This is a book about relationships and life! New class begins - Sunday, September 15th! 

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 on 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. 

Books are available in the church office for $10. 

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 the 15th!


New Women's Bible Study

This 8 week study begins on September 12th.
Becky Capt will begin a new Women's Bible Study on September 12th. The class will meet on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. for 8 weeks in Grace Hall at St. Philip's. If you are interested in joining this study contact Becky Capt so she can order a book for you. The books are $14.00
Click here to learn more about this study.

Connection Sunday!

Connection Sunday is a time to re-think how you are connected at St. Philip's.
Have you been on the same committee or served in the same capacity for years? Are you looking to do something different at church - but not sure of the opportunities available to you? Sometimes you just need a change to spark a renewed interest and enthusiasm. That's what Connection Sunday is all about. Rethinking how and why we serve. The opportunities are endless - join us and find out what's available and how you can contribute to the life at St. Philip's and beyond. 
RSVP Here - Let us know you're coming!

Fall Retreat Opportunities in the DWTX!

Looking for a fall retreat - check out these seven opportunities available this Fall! 
Mother/Daughter Retreat at Camp Capers - Sept. 13 - 15
The Spiritual Retreat in Recovery - Mustang Island  Conference Center - October 4 - 6
Art and Soul Retreat - Camp Capers - October 11 - 13
Abundant Living Retreat - Embracing the Second Half of Life - Mustang Island - October 14 - 16
Cursillo Español - Camp Capers - November 7 - 10
Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Retreat - Camp Capers - November 15 - 17
Holiday on the Island - Mustang Island - December 6 - 8

Click on the camp links below for additional retreat information or click here to register. 

Office Hour Changes

Goodbye Summer - Hello New Office Hours!
Our summer office hours are officially over. The office will once again be open for a half day on Fridays. The office is open Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00.

Children and Music at St. Philip's

There will be music practice this Sunday Sept 1st. 
The kids will be practicing their song this Sunday, Sept, 1st at 9:15 in the school music room which is located in the building left of the labyrinth. On Connection Sunday, Sept. 8th, they will meet at 9:15 in the Children's Sunday School Room for rehearsal and will perform during the offertory at the 10:30 a.m. service.  

The kids are super excited about singing for you on September 8th, Connection Sunday!

Rector's Discretionary Fund

A means for handling pastoral needs within and outside the parish.
The discretionary fund is one of the ways the rector is able to handle immediate pastoral needs - both within and outside the parish. Through your gifts and generosity we have assisted with utilities, medical care, transportation to a new home and life, and a safe refuge for an abused woman and her children.

As you can imagine the needs are great and ever present. Please consider a donation as you are able. You may make checks payable to the Rector's Discretionary Fund. Thank you for your assistance, care, and compassion.

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 1, 2019
The Twelth Sunday After Pentecost 

8:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist

Lector: Beau Watkins

10:30 a.m.  Holy Eucharist
Greeters & Oblationers:
 Lee Case and Hanna Case 
Acolytes: Jane Moore, Riley Fitzpatrick, Amelia Stroff 
Lector: Lory Zimmerman      
Chalice:  Darrell Zimmerman
Prayers:  Cyndy Marsh 

August Birthdays
31 Adelaide Gerdes

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
24 Mickey and Kristi Gerdes

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