Be Careful:  If you come here you will grow!

A Note from Fr. Michael
16 May 2019
Dear Folks:

From the personal healing department: I continue to get stronger, although it is a very slow process.
I am realizing (at long last) that this recuperation is going to take all the time that the doctors said it would.  My walking is producing results, to the extent that I am (at times painfully) aware of how atrophied my muscles had become; but as St. Paul says [Philippians 3:14], I “press on”.

I have worried about being absent from you, of us losing our partnership’s focus and the momentum we have created together.  In a real sense I have been quarantined from you and from the life of the community.  For me, the result has been that I often feel lost: Such is the powerful reality of community, that being together especially for worship brings an essential, life-giving perspective and experience.  We are members of Christ’s Body, and that phrase is certainly not a matter of mere metaphor.

So it is that this past Tuesday I met with our Wardens at my house to prepare for May’s Vestry meeting.  To re-establish the monthly convening of the ‘Executive Committee”, to create the agenda for the monthly Vestry meeting, and simply to catch up with my two, main, lay partners-in-crime was a real boost for me.  In fact, two things emerged as I met with Bonnie and Joe. Read More

This Sunday

This Sunday,
May 19, 2019

The Fifth Sunday
of Easter

The Rev. Canon Robert Miner, Celebrant & Preacher
9 am Study of the Scriptures
Acts 11:1-18
Psalm 148
Revelation 21:1-6
John 13:31-35

10 am Holy Communion,
Nursery, Sunday School, Fellowship

Parish-wide gathering
Williston 3.0
Join us on Saturday,
June 15th from 8:30 am until
3:00 pm
Please RSVP to Laura
 in the office
so that we can plan accordingly
Take & Eat Ministry
The Take and Eat ministry, a collaboration between St. Philip’s, Our Lady of the Valley, and Westhampton Congregational prepares and delivers weekend meals to over 90 clients in Easthampton, Southampton, and Westhampton, on the fourth Saturday of each month. This non-denominational effort serves elders and home-bound in need. 

If you, or someone you know needs weekend meals in the Westhampton, Southampton, or Easthampton area, please let us know. They do not need to be enrolled in Meals on Wheels – if they need a weekend meal, we will provide for them!Read More

Every month the ECC distributes a supplemental bag of food to each child of the families that it serves.  We would like to help the community center in this effort over the next two months.  Please consider making a donation of the following needed items:
  • Raman Noodles
  • Granola Bars
  • Pop Tarts
  • 100% Juice Boxes
  • Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
  • Peanut butter or cheese crackers
  • Small packages of raisins, fruit chews, etc.
  • Peanut Butter

Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.

Sunday, May 19th       9:00 am            Lesson Discussion (Parish Hall)
                                      10:00 am           The Fifth Sunday of Easter
                                                           Holy Eucharist, Sunday School,
                                                                  Nursery, Fellowship
                                  2:00 pm            Girl Scouts (Parish Hall)
Monday, May 20th        7:00 pm          AA Meeting (Parish Hall)
Thursday, May 23rd     7:00 pm          Choir Rehearsal
Saturday, May 25th     9:00 am           Take & Eat Ministry
Sunday, May 26th       9:00 am           Lesson Discussion (Parish Hall)
10:00 am           The Sixth Sunday of Easter
                                                           Holy Eucharist, Sunday School,
                                                           Nursery, Fellowship
Tuesday, May 28th           7 pm Vestry Meeting (Parish Hall)
Saturday, June 15th          Williston 3.0
Saturday, June 22nd         Take & Eat Ministry