St. Philip's e-News - November 8, 2018
Have You RSVP'd Yet? - Parish Dinner - Sunday, November 11th - 6:00 p.m.
If you have not yet RSVP'd for our upcoming parish dinner - please do so today! We have a fun evening planned; a special dinner, activities for children, and a special video presentation. Come learn more about our "Inside and Outside the Walls of St. Philip's." A team will be preparing for Sunday night's feast on Saturday the 10th at 10:00 a.m. in the church kitchen. If you would like to help just show up! If you have not yet RSVP'd please contact Julie in the church office
, 830-278-5223. Looking forward to our evening together on Sunday night
Taizé Service - December 9th
Mark your calendars and invite your friends - the next Taizé service will be Sunday, December 9th at 6:00 p.m.
Ministry Moments Continue
Our Ministry Moments will continue this Sunday. Mike Fitzpatrick will talk to us about our video streaming of our 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday mornings. Thank you again to all who have participated with these Ministry Moments. On Sunday evening November 11th we will gather for a parish dinner to give thanks for the many ways St. Philip's has been blessed and to learn about how we can support the continuing work of St. Philip's.
Field Education at St. Philip's
Last year the Diocese began a training program for bi-vocational priests called the Iona Collaborative. These are men and women who, upon completion of their training, will be ordained to serve in the Diocese of West Texas. They are non-stipendiary, meaning they are not paid by the church. They will continue to work in their day job but serve in a congregation on Sundays.
I am one of the teachers in the Iona Collaborative. I taught both semesters last year and will again this year. As part of the training the students are placed in a parish other than their home parish so they can see and experience life in a different congregation and receive some mentoring from the priest of that congregation. Bishop Reed has asked us to take Arnoldo Romero from Del Rio. Arnoldo's first Sunday with us will be November 18th. Thereafter he will join us every 3rd Sunday of the month through May. I am looking forward to this opportunity and grateful for Bishop Reed's trust of St. Philip's. - Fr. Mike
UPCOMING SERVICES & EVENTS
Friday - Sunday, November 9-11
- 47th Annual Silent Retreat TBarM - New Braunfels, TX
Sunday, November 11th, The 25th Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. - Spiritual Formation Classes for All
10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
6:00 p.m. - Parish Dinner
Sunday, November 18th
- Seminarian Arnoldo Romero's First Sunday at St. Philips
Sunday, December 2
- First Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 9
- Taizé Service @ 6:00 p.m.
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: