St. Monica and her son St. Augustine

 

Be careful:  If you come here, you will grow!

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

Easthampton, MA
A note from the Rev. Michael A. Bullock

Dear Folks:

In this letter, I want to report to you three things that reflect the ongoing life and resilience of St. Philip’s.  In a time of separation, confusion, and gnawing anxiety, our parish has gone about its life and mission with a steadfast sense of purpose, faith, and hope.  For instance, I am proud of the way that our members continue to keep the prayers together by showing up for Sunday worship on Zoom and by participating in the offering of Compline each night on YouTube.  Clearly, this experience of worship is NOT convenient.  In fact, dealing with the technology can be acid to our faith; but irrespective of the remoteness involved, we gather together to remember who we are and Whose we are.

In this vein, there are three items that I want to report to you as updates to our parish’s resilient life in this time of “wilderness”.  Read More

JOIN ZOOM SERVICE AND COFFEE HOUR ON SUNDAY
at 10 am
Join by computer or telephone
Email St. Philip’s for meeting details and instructions to join.
CLICK HERE FOR SUNDAY BULLETIN

Saint Monica, Mother of St. Augustine

c. 331 – 387: August 27—Memorial
Liturgical Color: White
Patron Saint of difficult marriages, homemakers, and mothers

Most of the female saints of the first few centuries of the Church are virgins, martyrs, or both. Most of the medieval and modern female saints are nuns, especially foundresses of religious orders. Married female saints are relatively rare. Read more

At the July, 2020 Vestry meeting the mid-year financial report was approved.  Thank you Treasurer Joe and the finance committee for your hard work!  Read the report here
Nightly Compline
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
Scripture study will return to Sunday mornings in the Fall!  See you there?
From Jon Cartledge: Take and Eat makes Hampshire Gazette!

Hey Everyone!

The fearless reporter from the Gazette who visited us on Saturday has posted his story! Thanks to everyone for their help in this endeavor. We’re getting the word out and getting the Word out!
See the article here!

THANK YOU for Maintaining Our Financial Health
During the Covid-19 Pandemic
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
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
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St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

128 Main Street

Easthampton, MA 01027