Be careful: If you come here, you will grow!
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
A note from the Rev. Michael A. Bullock
I want to pick up on two themes from my sermon on Christmas 1 (27 December).
Today is the 6th day of Christmas, which is to say that Christmas is not limited to one morning (as frantically exciting as that morning may be). Our liturgical tradition reminds us that Christmas contains twelve days. It is a season of time and experience, which leads to an important extrapolation that Christmas is a way of life. The birth of Jesus proclaims the marvel and mystery of the Incarnation: the Divine present fully in the human; God fully present on our terms; Jesus the physical presence of the eternal God. Scandalous and breath-taking all at once, Christmas as Incarnation speaks of God’s love and life: an intimacy that is fully present and also vulnerable to our rejection – a stunning reality that one “season” cannot contain. READ MORE
This Sunday we celebrate the Epiphany,
transferred from January 6.
Our service is streamed online at 10:00 am on Facebook Live.
The Prelude starts at 9:55 am.
You do not need a Facebook account to view this Livestream of our service.
Sunday Lectionary Study is at 8:45 a.m.
and Coffee Hour follows the service on Zoom
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I hope you all had a relaxing Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year. I wanted to send a quick note of thanks to the folks who helped this past weekend. It was a small crew, but we managed to get out 99 meals this Saturday. Thanks to our drivers’ for their patience as we got the meals finished.
I also wanted to thank everyone for all their help in 2020. It has been a wild and challenging year, but I’m proud to say we still managed to deliver 90+ meals every month, in spite of the pandemic.
Finally, I wanted to share with you some quick stats. We submitted our grant report to our Episcopal Diocese in November. From that report, I can inform you that during the grant period of April 2019 – March 2020, we had 40 participants from St. Philips, Westhampton Congregational, and Our Lady of the Valley. We made 1112 deliveries to our clients.
This success garnered additional funding at the beginning of 2020: Westhampton Congregational donated $900 to the operating fund and the Westhampton Council for the Aged donated an additional $100. Currently we have a little over $2300 in our fund – enough for ten more months of further service!
Thanks for all your support and see you in the New Year!
Jon and the T&E Coordinators
THE ANNUAL CANVASS TO SUPPORT THE 2021 PARISH BUDGET is set to conclude. Thanks to all those who have sent in their 2021 financial commitment to the life, ministry, and mission of St. Philip’s. Senior Warden, Bonnie Katusich, and the Vestry would like to wrap-up this asking period so that an operating budget for next year can be adopted. If there are any questions or concerns about making a pledge, please speak with Bonnie or Fr. Michael.
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