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View all offerings in the 2023 fall discipleship brochure

Sunday Morning Offerings

The Rector’s Forum:
The Gospel of John
The Rev. Jeffrey Miller
Parish Hall, 9:30 a.m. 

Join the Rev. Jeffrey S. Miller, Rector, as he continues his study of the Gospel of John, an extraordinary book breathed out by God. This gospel, described by Martin Luther as the “unique, tender, genuine, and chief Gospel,” has had a profound impact on countless lives and the history of the world. Bring your Bible so that you may fully read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest these remarkable words.

A Journey of Faith
The Rev. Andrew O’Dell
Philadelphia Alley, 9:30 a.m. (Registration closed)
Questions? Drop Andrew a line. 

Foundations is one of the best ways to get connected at St. Philip's. This semester-long course explores the foundational beliefs of the Christian faith in an environment that allows for conversation and connection. For those who feel led to join St. Philip's, the class will culminate in the service of Confirmation when the bishop makes his annual visitation (typically on the Sunday after Easter). Foundations is offered both in the fall (beginning a week after Rally Sunday) and in the winter/spring (generally beginning the Sunday that falls after the New Year). Both newcomers to the church and longtime members will find the journey of Foundations to be an enriching, encouraging and spiritually enlightening experience!

Foundations is an adult Sunday School class for those who are:

  • New to St. Philip’s, or
  • Looking for a refresher on what we believe as Christians and why we believe it, or
  • The parent of a student currently enrolled in our Confirmation Class, or
  • Interested in:
    • Being baptized
    • Becoming a member of the St. Philip’s family through Confirmation/Reception
    • Having their infant baptized
    • Getting connected into the St. Philip’s community
    • Reaffirming their faith in Jesus Christ

Connecting Our Faith and Work
The Rev. Justin Hare (
Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 9:30 a.m.

“How much should my work inform my purpose and identity?”

“Should I change careers if I am currently dissatisfied with my job?”

“How do I honor God practically in my work?”

“Is it wrong to see my work just as some means to another end?”

These are great questions that everyone has. The majority of the Christian life is spent not at church but in the world, and yet so many struggle to understand how their faith connects to their work, whether paid or unpaid, inside or outside of the home. In this seven-week course, Justin will examine the Scriptures to show that God cares about every single sphere of life––in fact, He has created humanity in His image to work.

This class will seek to provide a holistic definition of work, offer an overall framework for how Christians should understand their work, and give some practical ways that Christians can honor God and serve others through their work. Parents of young children are especially encouraged to attend since work is a critical aspect of married and family life, but this class is open to anyone. Please register for class communication purposes.