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Be Careful:  If you come here you will grow!

A Note From Fr. Michael
7 February 2019

Dear Folks:

I’m not going anywhere because …  That was the continuous refrain from last Sunday’s Annual Meeting of the Parish.  With an agenda of three major items, we first elected the Vestry class of 2021.  Robert Shaw, Elizabeth McAnulty, and Susan Sachs were elected to a three-year term as parish trustees.  They join the six other members of our Vestry: Bonnie Katusich, Joe Bianca, Julie Flahive (Class of 2020), Betty Snow, Steve Bailey, and Fran Kidder (Class of 2019).  For the first time in recent memory, St. Philip’s has a full Vestry roster with three sequential classes of leaders.  As I said at the meeting, I am not only grateful to all our Vestry for serving; I am particularly proud of the fact that our community has stepped up and regularized our elected parish leadership.

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This Sunday, February 10th, 2019
The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Bishop’s Visitation

9 am Study of the Scriptures
Isaiah 6:1-13
Psalm 138
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Luke 5:1-11

10 am Holy Communion,
Nursery, Sunday School,
Fellowship

OUR BISHOP
IS ALMOST HERE!
THIS Sunday, February 10th our  Bishop, The Right Rev. Dr. Douglas J. Fisher, IX Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts will be making his annual visit to St. Philip’s during our 10:00 am service.  Please be here to welcome him!
ANNUAL MEETING BRUNCH THANK YOU
THANK YOU to everyone for their contribution to our Annual Meeting and Brunch. Whether you helped set up or cleaned up and for all the delicious food that was made.  It was all greatly appreciated. 
With Love and Gratitude, Bonnie Pelland

March 5th
5:00 pm
Speak to Julie Flahive for more information.

LENTEN WEDNESDAY EVENING PRESENTATIONS
Beginning on Wed., March 13, from 7 p.m. to 8:15we will begin to respond to the four questions that are posted on the parish hall wall: What is the nature of your God?  What is the content of your faith?  What is the purpose of your prayer?  What is the function of your church?  We will meet in the parish hall to start to wrestle with these questions and what they entail.  See Fr. Michael for more information.

SAVE THE DATES
3 Friday nights
March 15th, March 29th,
and April 5th.

 Begins @ 5:00 pm
Speak to Julie Flahive
for more information
Easthampton Community Center – 2019 Focus

To better support the Center in their efforts to reduce food insecurity, in our local region, we request that our parishioners consider donating the following items during the coming months. Read More

In addition, the Center is always in need of size 4, 5 & 6 baby diapers.  Last year we donated over 2500 diapers and wipes.  This is a need that continues throughout the year.

Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.
ACTIVITIES CALENDAR
Sunday, February 10th   9:00 am            Scripture Study (Parish Hall)
10:00 am           The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
                                                Bishop’s Visitation
Holy Eucharist, Sunday School,
Nursery, Fellowship
11:30 am           Vestry Meeting with Bishop
                                                  2:00 pm            Girl Scouts (Parish Hall)

Monday, February 11th         7:00 pm            AA Meeting (Parish Hall)

Tuesday, February 12th        1-5 pm              Office Open

Wednesday, February 13th     1-5 pm          Office Open

Thursday, February 14th         1-5 pm          Office Open
7:00 pm        Choir Rehearsal

Friday, February 15th

Saturday, February 16th

Sunday, February 17th      9:00 am           Scripture Study (Parish Hall)
10:00 am           The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
Holy Eucharist, Sunday School,
Nursery, Fellowship

UPCOMING
Saturday, March 2nd      8:00 am – 3:00 pm     Parish Leadership Day
Tuesday, March 5th                5:00 pm             Mardi Gras Shrove Tuesday Supper
Wednesday, March 6th       Noon & 7 pm        Ash Wednesday Liturgy
Wednesday, March 13th     7:00 – 8:15 pm     Wed. Night Lenten Series begins
March 15, 22, April 5          5:00 – 7:00 pm      Friday Night Lenten Soup Suppers