FatherTerryWebEditRev. Terry Street - Rector

Oktober Feasting at St. Philip

 

Whew! Mid and upper nineties in October? I love warmer weather but many of us are ready for more of a feeling of fall with some cooler weather. The forecast is supposed to change but . . . We’ll see. Going with our fall schedule, we had our annual “Rally Day” after Labor Day to kick off our return, in earnest, to our parish life and schedules.

 

In our Christian Education and Formation this fall, the Women’s Bible Study on Tuesdays are studying Romans while the Adult Education class on Sunday mornings is studying the journey and significance of Simon Peter through a very interesting study guided by Adam Hamilton’s video/book series, Simon Peter. The faithful ladies of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd have returned to their post holding classes for our young people to provide for them a firm foundation of our faith and worship.

 

Our Director of Music Ministry, who happens not only to be a nationally accomplished organist, is also quite an accomplished pianist. Dr. Richard Townley demonstrated his skills as a concert pianist by putting on a benefit piano concert in September as a fundraiser for our newly acquired piano in the church. In short, it was extraordinary!

 

We continue our festive fall in October by an “October-feast” of other special events. We will celebrate St. Francis Feast Day by having our annual Blessing of the Animals which is popular with owners and pets alike (no scorpions please!). In mid-month, we will celebrate our annual St. Philip Feast Day by offering special liturgies and some very special food delights at noon on that Sunday. Toward the end of the month, back by popular demand, we will be having our now famous St. Philip Shrimp Boil for our parish, friends and community.

 

During these festive times, let us not forget that we also continue in that sacred and liturgical time of the Pentecost Season—Ordinary Time. We are reminded from a recent celebration of St. Matthew Feast Day in our Healing Service and in our ongoing study of Simon Peter that God calls lowly and ordinary people to do great things for the Kingdom of God. There is a long history of people responding to God’s call by saying “What? Little ole’ me?” God doesn’t buy it because He knows that through His will and the Holy Spirit that ordinary people can do extraordinary things for the Kingdom of God. Our Lord knows that at the very least ordinary people can make an extraordinary differences in the life of another. We are all called to look for and find opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others by sharing the love of God and by being an example of God’s love. Yes, “little ole’ us”, ordinary people, attempting to make an extraordinary difference in . . . Ordinary Time. May it be so with us.

 

  “The Best is Yet to Come!”


Fr. Terry  t


 


 


November 12, 2019

 

 

SundaY WORSHIP


8:00 AM ContemplAtive Service (no music)

Alternating RITE I and Rite II


10:30 AM Holy Eucharist,Organ & Choir

Alternating Rite I and Rite II

 

Children's Nursery

provided for all Sunday Services.

 

Wednesday Worship 


12:10 PM Holy Communion and Healing Service

 



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We are located at 9380 Davies Plantation Road, just north of the Stonebridge Golf Course and I-40. Exit I-40 at Canada Road.  Turn north and cross over the interstate.  Take an immediate left on Davies Plantation Road (just past the McDonald's) and go 0.8 miles.  St. Philip will be on your right just before the stop sign. CLICK HERE FOR LARGER MAP.


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