Announcements

150th Jubilee Celebration
St. Philips Episcopal Church’s 150th Jubilee Celebration 2020!
“Celebrating our History, Embracing our Future and Living Our Faith”
You’re invited to join our year-long celebration:

SAVE THE DATES!
Reunion Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM 
Costume Cabaret Party, October 25, 2019 7:00 PM-11:00 PM $25.00 per person
Friends and Family Day, November 10, 2019 at 10:30 AM: Preacher- Rev. Stephen Tillett 
150th Jubilee Anniversary Luncheon, April 25, 2020
150th Jubilee Anniversary Service, May 17, 2020
We would appreciate your support for our 150th Jubilee Souvenir Journal, we invite individuals, businesses, community and civic organizations to place greetings or advertisements in the journal.
For more information please contact St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.

Candlemas (Feast of Presentation)
Please bring a special candle to any service on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at St. Philip’s for a blessing & prayer! Candlemas or The feast of the Presentation of Our Lord, always falls 40 days after Christmas when Mary and Joseph brought the infant Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem, that way Mary could complete her ritual purification as told by the Gospel of St. Luke. (Luke 2:22-40) Simeon and Anna are overjoyed to greet the Messiah, having waited their whole life for this moment. Therefore at 8:00 AM we will say a special prayer and at 10:30 AM, our choir will sing a setting of Simeon’s Song, the Nunc dimittis, which is Simeon’s response to having greeted the Christ Child. The alternate name for this feast, “Candlemas,” is the result of the blessing of candles at the beginning of the service. (If you forget to bring a candle, please know that unscented candles will be available for the congregation as they gather).

Inquirers Gathering 2020
If you would like to become a member of St. Philip’s Church or just sort of interested in finding out more about what the Episcopal Church is all about, then sign-up for our Inquirers Gathering on the information table.

Sunday Child Care
Child Care for infants and toddlers (up to the age of four) is available every week of the year during the 10:30 AM worship service. The Child Care area is located in Classroom #1 in the Family Life Center Building. Parents should escort their children to the classroom. We utilize a sign-in procedure and collect cell numbers, so we can notify you during the service if your child needs you for any reason. If you are new to the church, the Childcare Supervisor will be able to assist you in bringing your child/ren to the classroom and answer any questions you may have.

Sunday School
Sunday School is offered for our young people ages 5-17 years old during the academic year (September – June). We offer a wonderful program (Living the Good News), where our young people have an engaging opportunity for learning the Holy Scriptures.

Youth Group
St. Philip’s Church has started a new Youth Group that will meet once a month on Saturdays for fun activities, events and trips. Please check out the full church and diocesan calendars located on the information table for upcoming events and dates.

Food Pantry Needs - Thank you for your past donations!
We ask that you remember our Food Pantry.  By giving as many canned goods (vegetables, meats, soups, fruit, peanut butter & jelly, cereals, etc.) as you are able, you are helping our community do more than just get by.  You may also make a monetary contribution & note on the memo line “Food Pantry”.
Thank you for what you will do and have done to help us continue our ministry…we appreciate you!

Diocese of Maryland Legacy Society
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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 John Parham or Pat McGrath.

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.

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