Weekly E-News - August 6, 2020

"Virtual" Blessing of the Students, Teachers, Backpacks, Tablets, Laptops, etc. 
Sunday, August 23 - We need your photos by August  17th. 

Although the "Blessing of the Backpacks" will look different this year - we still plan to send our students and teachers back to school with a blessing. 

This year we ask that parents take a photo of your child(ren) with their backpacks. Or, since many will be virtual learners at home for a while, perhaps a photo of your child with their laptop/tablet or them in their home school classroom. All teachers, educators, counselors, or others working in education are encouraged to send their photos as well.  All photos will be compiled into a video to be shown during the service (in person and online) on Sunday, August 23 as Fr. Mike prays for the students, teachers and all who work in education. 

Photos can be mailed to and must be received by Monday, August 17th. This will give us ample time to complete the video for the Sunday service. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces. 

Session 5: Staycation Bible School 2020 
Bless "Share faith and unselfishly give and serve."

It's VBS week five! This week we will learn what it means to bless and be blessed. 

Session 5 - Blessing
How can we be a blessing to others
Session 5 Lesson "Bless" - Presented by Haleta Heinrich (18:44 Minutes)
Session 5 - Music
Craft Materials Needed:  
Blessing Stone - smooth stone, waterproof paint, small paint brushes
Blessing Cone - paper, tape, ribbon, hole puncher, crayons or markers
Blessing Bags - gallon size Ziplock bags
Snack Bag - granola bar, pop top canned protein, apple sauce cup, juice box, small bag of chips or crackers
Hygiene Bag - deodorant, small comb or brush, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste
We would love to have videos and photos of your children participating in Staycation Bible School 2020 that we can share with everyone. Photos and videos can be sent to Enjoy!

Prayer Vigil - Migrant Cycle of Prayer 

August 6th @ 7:00 p.m. - Led by Bishop David Reed

Immigration Ministries is organizing a prayer vigil, Thursday, August 6th at 7:00 p.m. For this first gathering in the ongoing Migrant Cycle of Prayer for those impacted by the crisis at our border, the Rt. Rev. David Reed will lead us in prayer. He shares, "I invite all churches and parishioners to join in prayer for immigrants and refugees; for Customs and Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents; for the stations and detention centers across the U.S., and for everyone who serves in ministries to care for all involved."

After the first prayer vigil, Immigration Ministries will host weekly online gatherings for fifteen minutes of prayer, Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m., led by a rotation of diocesan clergy and inspired by a Cycle of Prayer laid out by Episcopal Migration Ministries.  

RSVP to receive the Zoom information at Please feel free to share the event with anyone who might be interested in participating in the weekly Migrant Cycle of Prayer gatherings.

Morning Prayer and Compline are both going "Live" 

Begin and end your day in prayer. 
Join us fo Morning Prayer on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8:00 a.m. and Compline on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

These services can be accessed on the St. Philip's Facebook page in the same way you watch services on Sunday mornings. 

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


 3 Jimmy and Amy Carnes
 9 Tommy and Revis Leonard
11 Mike and Jane Moore
16 Beau and Anna Watkins

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