St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

Easthampton, MA

News of the Week (NOW) 7/16/2020

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Jacobs Ladder, C.1490 Oil On Panel Photograph by French School

A NOTE ABOUT THE
“JACOB’S LADDER” HYMN

This week’s First Lesson tells the well-known story of Jacob’s Ladder.  Thanks to my Liturgical Music guide, which helps me to choose hymns based on the lectionary, I discovered a new-to-me hymn.  “As Jacob with Travel Was Weary One Day,” # 453, is an English folk melody with words likely from the 18th century. Its verses paint a picture, and its melody is charming.  Please sing with me, especially the repeated refrain.
Karen Banta, Minister of Music
Nightly Compline
We now have 8 people participating in the leading of Compline. Thank you to each and every one of them for their willingness to assist with this important ministry. One of the purposes of Compline is to close down the day and prepare ourselves for rest, but it is also a part of the larger purpose of having a book of common prayer. Read More
ZOOM SCRIPTURE STUDY SATURDAYS 10 AM
Track 1 Lectionary
http://lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp11_RCL.html 
THANK YOU for Maintaining Our Financial Health
During the Covid-19 Pandemic
In the next couple of weeks the finance committee will be sending out year to date, as of June 30, pledge statements.  If you see any discrepancies please let Joe Bianca or Julie Flahive know.We still have six months to go, so please continue to honor and maintain your financial pledge, while we are not able to be in church together.  You can mail your weekly pledge directly to St. Philip’s at 128 Main Street, Easthampton, MA 01027, attention Joe Bianca, OR you can now pay your pledge or other donations securely online here: https://tithe.ly/give?c=1332157.

Thank you again and God bless you all,
The Finance Committee

Hello Everyone,
The Take & Eat coordinators would like to thank you for continuing to volunteer for our Saturday service. We (and our clients) really do appreciate your help. Our next service will be on July 25th. We will be serving meatloaf with all the trimmings.
We will continue to operate with a smaller crew to reduce exposure. If you feel ill in anyway, please stay home.  Read More
During the Covid-19 Pandemic
SUPPORT OF THE EASTHAMPTON COMMUNITY CENTER
The need for food aid continues to grow in our region, as more families become victims of the economic fallout associated with the pandemic.  The center continues to provide food aid to several hundred families and senior citizens as well as distributing a “Kids Bag” to every child every week.  Read More