“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.
Come Back to Church Sunday
The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland has announced that we can begin inviting members to return back to St. Philip’s Church. We invite you to join us each Sunday at our 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM services. Wearing a mask is optional. (Most members and guests attending are vaccinated)
Join Us for a Discussion and Q&A on Everything you Want to Know about DIABETES
The second topic in St. Philip’s Health Series will be about Diabetes and feature returning and longtime community healthcare experts, Dr. Errol Phillip and Joyce Phillip. St. Philip’s Health Series aims to allow each of us to focus on self-care for our health. And, two separate Zoom sessions are being offered to accommodate members’ schedules. The first discussion on Diabetes will be Tuesday, July 19 at 6:00 pm and the second will be Monday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m.
Video: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4345492848 (copy and paste the link)
Call in: 929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 434-549-2848#
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
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 will be on hiatus for July and August
The Anglican Rosary group will take a break during July and August and resume in September.
Monthly Anglican Rosary
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. Centering Prayer is a
Christian form of meditation that over time deepens our relationship with God by 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. The next Centering Prayer Group meeting at St. Philip’s is Tuesday – July 5, 2022. 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.