“Almighty God, giver of every good gift, look graciously upon your church and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a bishop coadjutor for this diocese, and those who offer themselves as candidates, that we may receive a faithful pastor who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.”~ Prayer for the Bishop Search
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 & Special Guest each week, to explore your faith and listen to stories on how others struggle with the same questions and find their way. All are Welcome! None are Judged!
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 ministry 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 McCollough, or sign up on the information table. Thank you for all your ministry.
2023 Estimate Giving Card
On behalf of everyone on the Stewardship Committee, we want to extend a huge “Thank You,” to our church members and friends who turned in their 2023 Estimate Giving Cards. We are truly grateful for your commitment and dedication to the ministry here at St. Philip’s Church. Each week, we will add your names to our bulletin, to acknowledge that we have received your commitment and to also show our appreciation. If you would like to give to St. Philip’s Church you can go to our church website and click on the “give a gift link” and follow the instructions. Again, thank you for your devotion towards our goal to have 100% of our church family giving of your time, talents, and financial contribution.
238th Diocesan Convention
The 238th Diocesan Convention will take place November 11-12, 2022 at the Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center in Ellicott City. St. Philip’s will be represented by Pamela Gentry (delegate), Deacon John, and Fr. Callender.
SAVE THE DATE
Family & Friends Day is November 20, 2022. There will be one service at 10:30 am. We encourage everyone to bring 3 family members and friends to share in the service and the festivities. Additional details will follow.
Advent & Christmas Seasons
The season of expectation, called Advent begins on Sunday, November 27th at 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM and marks the start of a new liturgical year. This new year is noted as Year A, and our gospel moves from the Gospel of Luke (Year C) to the Gospel of Matthew. We will have one service on Saturday, December 24th at 7:00 PM for Christmas Eve and one service on Sunday, December 25th at 9:00 AM for Christmas. We will also have one service on Sunday, January 1st at 9:00 AM: Lessons and Carols for New Year’s Day. We invite you to join us for each worship service.
House Blessings in Epiphany
There is a very old tradition of blessing homes during the Season of Epiphany.
If you would like to have your home blessed between January 6th-February 19th, please contact Fr. Callender to make arrangements.
Bishop Bob Ihloff will be visiting St. Philip’s Church on Sunday, February 12, 2023. If you or someone in your family, community or even a friend would like to be baptized, confirmed, or would like to reaffirm your faith on February 12th, please let Fr. Callender know ASAP so that he can prepare you for the service. Also, “The Journey in Faith gathering” is part of the preparation for the service.
St. Philip’s Church holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for CBT Project https://patch.com/maryland/annapolis/st-philip-s-church-holds-ribbon-cutting-ceremony-cbt-project
Fr. Callender’s Interview w/ Green Fellowship Hour
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 am 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, [email protected], or Carol, [email protected], 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 Yoga Class
Throughout the pandemic, St. Philip’s parishioner Stephanie Gaines Bryant has led her 30-minute chair yoga class online 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 and physical well-being. Participants can turn video of themselves on or off, and afterward, there’s a brief opportunity to greet one another. One easily can join any or all Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays by clicking on the appropriate link below. Many thanks to Stephanie!
Saturday Zoom Link
Outreach and Feeding Ministries:
For outreach programs, particularly feeding ministries, keep in mind that no more than 10 people should be gathered at one time. Volunteers packing meals should be kept to a minimum and perhaps a schedule worked out for pick-up and drop-off of food. Meals should not be served at our churches, but should all be “to-go.” Use your creativity and best judgment as you continue your outreach ministries with gatherings of fewer than 10 people and ask your vulnerable volunteers to stay home at this time. If you have questions, contact our canon for mission, the Rev. Chris McCloud at [email protected]
Sunday Child Care (Once we return)
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 (Once we return)
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 (Once we return)
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.
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.