ONLINE 10:30 AM Worship Services on Church Website/Facebook & YouTube Page
St. Philip’s Church will Livestream the 10:30 AM worship service on our Website, Facebook page, and YouTube page.
JOURNEY IN FAITH
Join us each Sunday, at 9:00 AM in the Great Hall, to take a journey with Deacon John, Michelle a Special Guest each week, to explore your faith and listen to stories on how others struggle with the same questions and find their way. This gathering is also a part of the confirmation class to become a member of St. Philip’s Church.
All are Welcome! None are Judged! Invite three people to join you!!!
Family and Friends Day
We are delighted to invite you and your loved ones to our highly anticipated Family and Friends Day service, taking place on Sunday, November 12th, at 10:30 AM. This special event promises to be a joyous occasion filled with worship, fellowship, and the warmth of community. (One Service on Sunday)
St. Philip’s Sunday School
We are thrilled to announce that our Sunday School program has been up and running for several weeks, and we are eager to invite your young ones to be a part of this enriching experience! We extend a warm invitation to all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and caring individuals to bring their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or any children in the community to Sunday School every Sunday at 10:30 AM.
Stewardship Sunday on November 19th
We are excited to inform you that Stewardship Sunday is just around the corner, and we invite you to join us on November 19th as we come together to celebrate and practice the valuable act of stewardship.
Stewardship is a fundamental principle that reminds us of our responsibility to use and manage the resources entrusted to us by God. It is a time when we reflect on the abundant blessings we have received and consider how we can give back to support the mission and ministries of our church.
Our goal is to achieve 100 percent participation from our members, as we firmly believe that when we all contribute according to our means, we can make a profound difference in the lives of those we serve. The Stewardship letter will be mailed to your homes and copies will be on the information table, we kindly request that you take a few moments to complete the estimate-giving card. Please return your estimate-giving card no later than November 19th, either by mail or by placing it in the collection plate on Sunday. We thank you in advance for your commitment to stewardship and for being an integral part of our church family. May your generosity be rewarded many times over, and may God continue to bless you abundantly.
Thanksgiving Eve Service
We are delighted to invite you to our annual Thanksgiving Eve Service, a cherished tradition in our community. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 22, at 11:00 AM, as we gather together in the sanctuary to give thanks and celebrate the blessings in our lives. We are also invited to worship within St. Luke’s Church in Eastport at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 22nd for the joint Thanksgiving Eve service.
Advent Series on Zoom
We are excited to invite you to our special Advent Series Bible Study, where we will explore the true meaning of Christmas and prepare our hearts for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. This four-week study will be held on Zoom.
Wednesday, November 29th at 7 pm
Wednesday, December 6th at 7 pm
Wednesday, December 13th at 7 pm
Wednesday, December 20th at 7 pm
During each session, we will delve into the scriptures and reflect on the significance of the Advent season. Whether you are new to Bible study or a seasoned participant, this series is designed to deepen your understanding of scripture and its profound impact on our lives. (You can find the Zoom link on of church website)
Take Our Survey: Christmas Eve Service at 7 PM
As the holiday season approaches, we want to ensure that we are meeting the needs and preferences of our congregation. This year, an exciting opportunity has arisen as Christmas Eve falls on the same day as the Fourth Sunday of Advent. In light of this unique occurrence, we are considering adding an additional service at 7 p.m. to celebrate the joyous occasion. We understand that many of our members have treasured traditions and commitments on Christmas Eve, which is why we want to hear from you. We value your input and want to gauge the level of interest in attending a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Your feedback will assist us in making an informed decision that best serves our church family.
Please take a moment to participate in a brief survey by clicking on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/36MX8L5 The survey will only take a few minutes to complete and your responses will remain completely anonymous. Your feedback is vital in helping us shape our worship schedule and ensure that we create meaningful experiences for all.
Healing Service every Tuesday – at 11:00 am in the sanctuary. All are welcome to come.
Most needed items for the Light House Shelter pantry
We will be collecting for the Light House pantry.
Any questions, please contact:
Dr. Gail Hewitt-Clarke email@example.com
or Ingrid Davidson Ingrid.firstname.lastname@example.org
New Environmental Committee Forming
Our members have done a lot of good work over the years to help St. Philip’s be a good steward of the environment, but there is more to do in a holistic way, related to both the building and the grounds. Some of you have already expressed interest in joining this group, so please contact me if you are called to join in this important effort. I welcome you to be involved in whatever way works for you. If so, please reach out to me, Ann O’Malley, at email@example.com, 443-995-1214. More input will result in a better plan for the church.
Ushers/Greeters/Acolytes/ Lay Readers
Ministry at St. Philip’s Church could never happen without the faithful service of so many people. From those who read, to those who sing, to those who set up for hospitality hour or even the people who welcome newcomers or pass the offering plate, and to those who lead worship, all of the ministries you do is important. By serving, you fulfill God’s purpose for your life. Since the pandemic, we continue to struggle with having volunteers for the multiple ministries here and the future ministries we hope to provide. If you are interested in serving as an Usher, Greeter, Acolyte, and/or Lay Reader, please contact our Verger, Velma McCullough, or sign up on the information table. Thank you for all your ministry.
Bishop’s Annual Ministries Appeal
When we work together, we can make a positive difference in the lives of many and share the love we have in Christ. Start your gift to the Bishop’s Annual Ministries Appeal today! For more information go to www.episcopalmaryland.org/give
Anglican Rosary Group
The Anglican Rosary Group meets on the first Monday of the month on Zoom. Please contact the church if you would like to be added to the email list.
Centering Prayer at St. Philip’s
Centering Prayer group, which has met at St. Anne’s for 20-plus years, has moved to St. Philip’s. Carol Leach and Lynn Thonnard, facilitators of the group, invite anyone interested at St. Philip’s to join us on the first and/or third Tuesdays of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 in Classroom #1. All are welcome! If you have never done meditation before, we will help you. A centering Prayer is a Christian form of meditation that over time deepens our relationship with God through our presence with God in silence. During those 20 minutes, we consent to God’s presence and love for us just as we are. It doesn’t replace other forms of prayer but often makes them more meaningful. After centering, the group discusses a reading that supports our regular practice of prayer in our daily life. Six to eight people come to our group twice a month. We also have a Zoom group on the second Tuesday of the month – please contact us for those details. Looking forward to meeting many of you! Please reach out to Lynn, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Carol, email@example.com, with any questions.
New Church Email
St. Philip’s Church is using a NEW email:
Want To Learn About The Native Plants We Added To Our Conservation Landscape Along Bestgate Road?
Here is a list of the six native plants we added to the garden:
Click on the link below
Members and friends can send their tithes and contributions, through online giving. If using online giving please go to our church website: https://stphilipsannapolis.org, then click on the “give a gift online” banner on any page and follow the prompts. Also, you can go to the Diocese of Maryland’s website and find St. Philip’s Church and give your offering there. Beginning immediately (for Financial Contributions Only) please address your mail-in contributions to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 6371, Annapolis, MD 21401”
Free Radio Yogi Zoom Chair Yoga Class
St. Philip’s parishioner Stephanie Gaines Bryant leads a 30 minute chair yoga class on-line via ZOOM. The days and times continue to be Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. The class is free and great for anyone who simply wants to keep moving or has physical challenges. And it does wonders for one’s mental as well as physical well-being. Participants can turn video of themselves on or leave it off, and after the class there is a brief opportunity to greet one another. One can participate any or all of the days by clicking the appropriate link below on-time. Continued thanks to Stephanie!
Saturday Zoom Link
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 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.