Healing Service & Bible Study - Every Wednesday St. Philip’s has a Healing Service at 11:00am followed by Bible Study at Noon. The Gospel of Mark will be our current study focus.
Food Pantry Needs - Thank you to all those who have been so generous! Please bring your donations to the church office during the hours of 10am-2pm Monday through Friday. Alternatively, you can help by writing a check to St. Philip’s and note “Food Pantry” on the memo line. We appreciate your generosity–thank you!
Knitting Circle – The Deacon Pat Arey Knitting Circle meets on Thursdays at 11:00am. We meet each Thursday from 11:00am-1:00pm. All skill levels are welcome. Questions? Give Lolly Thomas a call at 410-268-0980.
Wednesday Evening Prayer and Study during Lent ~ During Lent it is traditional for Christians to make extra time for prayer and study so that we can allow God to renew us spiritually as we prepare for Easter. This year, St Philip’s is offering two opportunities to come together with others to pray and read the scriptures. There is a book group reading John’s Gospel, and also an opportunity to meet with others to pray the Anglican Rosary. All are welcome to attend either or both of these events.
1. Lenten Book Group: The Gospel of John, Wednesdays, 6-6:45pm ~ Tom Clement, our intern, is leading a discussion group on John’s Gospel. We are reading the whole of John’s Gospel over 6 weeks. Each week’s reading is only 3 or 4 pages. We meet each Wednesday evening from 6 until 6:45pm. Our first meeting was February 21st when our reading was John’s account of the Word made flesh, and our final meeting will be on the Wednesday after Easter (April 4th) when we will read the account of the Risen Christ cooking breakfast on the beach for his disciples. Please sign up at the Information Table.
2. Anglican Rosary, Wednesdays, 6:45-7:30pm ~ It has become a tradition at St Philip’s to meet during Lent to pray the Anglican Rosary. The Rosary is a meditative practice that uses the repetition of simple prayers as a means to clear our minds and make space for God. If you haven’t prayed with the Rosary before, this is an excellent opportunity to try something new. Anglican Rosary beads will be provided for those who do not have their own.
Poetic Justice Encouraged ~ Sonnets, haiku, free verse … do you like to write poetry? You can join the Poets of the Green Tables here at St. Philip’s to read your work and critique others. We meet every other month on the 3rd Monday of the month from 1 – 3. This is a group of local poets who are striving to be better artists. Come to our next meeting on March 19th to see if it’s for you. For more information, contact Barbara McCord at 410-353-5809.
Good Friday Fish Meal – Save the Date! The Men’s Club will be selling fish, two sides and a drink on Good Friday, March 30th, from 11 AM – 5 PM. Patrons may eat in or take out. Orders will be taken by advance sale. Tickets are $12.00. Contact John Merrick at 443-336-4593 with any questions.
Diocese of Maryland Legacy Society ~ The Legacy Society is an opportunity for churches to recognize persons who have remembered their church in their will and estate plans. We encourage all parishes to establish a Legacy Society as a part of their development planning. We also have an All Saints Diocesan-wide Legacy Society which honors persons who have remembered either their parish or the Diocese at large in their will and estate plans. Your name is published in the Diocese of Maryland’s convention booklet and you will be invited to a service and reception honoring each member this fall, where both Bishops will present you with a Diocesan Legacy Society Pin. If you are interested or want more information please see Fr. Callender, John Parham or Pat McGrath.
148th Anniversary Celebration in Music! ~ “An Evening of Jazz” with The Ronny Smith Project will kick off St. Philip’s 148th Anniversary! Friday, May 4th from 7pm-11pm. There will be a 50/50 Raffle, Hors d’oeuvres, and BYOB. Tickets: $35 (purchased early) and $40 at the door. For tickets, please contact Murnie Wenn at 410-212-1199 or Nadine Forgenie at 410-279-5842.
“The Lion King” on Broadway! ~ Aaahhh…New York City, the home of great jazz & wonderful theatre! You can join the group to see this fabulous, long-running play or have the day to play at your leisure in New York City. Saturday, May 12th, 2018 ~ Theatre Package: $220/person; The City at Your Leisure: $75/person ~ For more information, please contact Murnie Wenn at 410-212-1199 or the Church Office at 410-266-9755. If some folks could help sponsor a child, who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience such a wonderful live performance, we will greatly appreciate your sponsorship.
St. Philip’s Mission Statement & Vision:
Vision Statement: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church is an energetic, ever growing and increasingly mission focused Christian community that is highly visible in the Greater Annapolis area and Maryland Diocese.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to restore people to unity with God and each other in Christ by promoting Stewardship, Community Outreach, Diverse Worship Services, Church Growth and the Involvement of Youth and Young Adults in the development of a cross-generational church family.