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St. Philip's Episcopal Church
August 8, 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


Children and Music at St. Philip's

Calling all kids for a special children's music class. 
Beginning on Sunday, August 18th, Sierra Holley will be holding a music class for all children during the Sunday School hour, 9:15 a.m.- 10:15 a.m. in the children's Sunday School room. 

The children will learn a song that they will share with us during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sept. 8th, Connection Sunday! The music class will meet August 18th, 25th, and Sept 8th. If needed, Sierra may schedule one additional class on either Sunday, Sept. 1st or another day that works for most. 
Ms. Holley is excited about working with all of our St. Philip's children!

Confirmation Class Lunch

Do you like to cook?
Would you like to provide lunch for our adult confirmation class? The class meets on Sundays immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service. We need someone to provide lunch for this adult class on August 18th, September 8th, 15th, and 22nd for seven people. Contact Julie in the church office if you would like to help. 

A prayer for Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton

How long, O Lord, how long? 

O Lord of life, the God of our salvation, who bears our burdens: Our hearts have once again been broken by violence and gunfire; this time in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton. Our eyes waste away with grief. Our spirit shakes with terror. How long, O Lord, how long? 

By Vassil – Own work, CC BY 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

Grant, O Lord, eternal rest to all who died in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May their souls, and the souls of all the departed, through your mercy, rest in peace.

Remember in your love and compassion all who mourn and grieve the death of family and friends. Nourish them with patience, comfort them with a sense of your goodness, strengthen them to meet the days ahead, lift up your countenance upon them, and give them peace.

Draw near in this time of sorrow and anguish. Strengthen those who are weary, encourage those who despair, and lead us all to the fullness of life.

As you, O Lord, weep for the sorrows of your children, so let us weep for the sorrows of our brothers and sisters. Give us tears of compassion that our hearts may not become desensitized to violence or hardened and stored up with fear, prejudice, or indifference.

We thank you for the first responders, doctors, nurses, and unknown neighbors who gave of themselves to care for the victims of these shootings. Send you holy angels to sustain, guard, and protect them. 

Give wisdom, creativity, and perseverance to all who work for unity, peace, concord, and the freedom of all people. Guide the President and Congress of the United States in the ways of your peace, nonviolence, and justice.

How long, O Lord, how long? Open our ears to hear our question to you as yours to us. How long, O my people? How long?

Give us the faith to say our prayers and the courage to act and work for change and the well being of all people. 

All this we ask through your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Connection Sunday!

Come for Church - Stay for Lunch!  

Blessing of the Backpacks

Kids are invited to bring their backpacks to church on the 18th! 

Did you forget to take your dishes home?

Check out the kitchen lost and found! 
Everyone has done it! You bring a dish for a parish dinner or a funeral reception and forget to take your dish home with you when you leave. And you may not have even missed it yet! Please stop by the church kitchen and see if any of the dishes on the counter belong to you. Thank you 

Who's Serving this Week

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

Sunday, August 11th
The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost 

8:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist

Lector: Sharron Carnes

10:30 a.m.  Holy Eucharist
Greeters & Oblationers:
 Lisa Mumme & Tina Klein 
Acolytes: Win DuBose, Brenda Martin, Miller Carnes and Amelia Stroff
Lector: Camile DuBose         
Chalice: Nancy Bennett 
Prayers: Buzz Barton 

August Birthdays
 1 Grant Taylor 
 2 Shanna Graves, Dan Kimble
    Lizzi Kimble, Raynice Shudde
 5 Luke Haag, James Kalmring
 8 Eilee Cavasos
13 Cyndy Marsh
15 Susie Martinez, Anna Watkins
16 Cheryl McGehee
19 Emily Walker
22 Riley Fitzpatrick
23 Sue Capt, Thomas Haegelin, Kristen Tyk
26 Jane Moore
31 Adelaide Gerdes

August Anniversaries
 3 Jimmy and Amy Carnes
 9 Tommy and Revis Leonard
11 Mike and Jane Moore
16 Beau and Anna Watkins
22 Russell and Jama Brown
     Joe Bill and Josephine Carper

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