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Join Us for Worship on All Saints' Day!

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Worship with us on All Saints' Day, November 1! The Reverend Andrew R. O'Dell will be preaching; read on for in-person and online options....

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: October 29

News--Devotion O'Dell October 29

In the next couple of days, you may be surrounded by costumes and pumpkins and all things Halloween, but let's shift focus to the very important day Halloween precedes: All Saints' Day, one of the Principal Feasts in the Church....

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The St. Philip's inSPIRE

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Click the link below to read the St. Philip's eSPIRE, the email version of our weekly inSPIRE newsletter, which is packed with information about all that's going on in the life of our parish....

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Diocesan Women's Retreat: Finding Shelter in Times of Unrest

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Unlike most things that have occured in the year 2020, this year’s Diocesan Women’s Retreat at Camp St. Christopher actually lived up to what it claimed to be, and even more! The overwhelming sense that I felt from the first day to the last was shelter from the craziness of the world we are currently living in. Just walking up to Susannah’s House, where the weeke...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: October 27

News--Devotion McGreevy October 27

Prepare for November 1, All Saints' Day, by exploring the hymn "For All the Saints" with the Rev. Brian McGreevy. Bishop W. Walsham How's theology-rich text was inspired by Hebrews 12:1, and the words pair beautifully with Ralph Vaughan Williams's familiar tune "Sine Nomine."...

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Tricounty Family Ministries October Update

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A message from the Rev. Kara Joy Stewart, Executive Director of Tricounty Family Ministries. Our neighbors’ needs continue to increase. On October 7 we served 194 families. On October 14, we served 204 families. And we set another record for number of families served in one day on October 21: 263 families....

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Worship With Us Live This Sunday: In Person or Online!

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Worship with us on the Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost, October 25! The Reverend Justin C. Hare will be preaching; read on for in-person and online options....

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: October 22

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Besides Jesus Christ, who was the greatest man in the Bible? Would you think perhaps Moses or Elijah, or someone we know from the New Testament...

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The Open Doors of LAMB: Party With a Purpose Virtual Event

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2020 never ceases to change things around! After realizing that an in-person event was not feasible or advisable, our incredible staff at LAMB created an amazing virtual event. John and I were able to watch from our den and cast it up on the television just like we’ve been doing for our Sunday services since the “shut down” occurred. I did miss seeing people who I o...

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Daily Devotion with Justin Hare: October 20

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What does it mean to "live into" one's baptism? Spend a few minutes with the Rev. Justin Hare this morning and learn about this sacrament that, though widely known, is not very well understood. "Almighty and everlasting God, who of thy great mercy saved Noah and his family in the ark from perishing by water, and also safely led the children of Israel through the Red Sea...

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Worship With Us In-Person or Via Livestream on Sunday!

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Worship with us on the Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost, October 18! The Reverend Jeffrey S. Miller, Rector, will be preaching; read on for in-person and online options....

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2021 Vestry Nominations

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Dear St. Philip’s family, On March 7th of 2021, we will hold our Annual Parish Meeting. During that meeting, we will elect the next “class” of leaders to serve on the Vestry. At our September meeting, the Vestry appointed Martha Freshley (Senior Warden), Todd Brown (Junior Warden), Reid Davis, Guv Gottshalk, Robby Marion, Connie Rink, Sam Robinson, and Bill Warlic...

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: October 15

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How to vote in November....

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: October 13

News--Devotion McGreevy October 13

Learn today about another great hymn of the Church, "Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation," which was originally sung in Latin and, after it was written as early as the 500s, was regularly sung at the dedications of new church buildings, including many of the European churches we are familiar with today. The Rev. Brian McGreevy explores the theology of the text and shares so...

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Armed with Gloves: St. Philip's Workday at St. Christopher

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It began with a simple question to Martha Freshley, the Senior Warden of St. Philip's Church, from parishioner Dr. Heather Dawson. “With the struggles that St. Christopher is having as a result of the pandemic, would the Vestry consider having a St. Philip's work day at St. Christopher?” Martha brought the question to the Vestry at our September 2020 meeting. I serv...

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Worship With Us On Sunday!

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Worship with us on the Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost, October 11--the Reverend Brian K. McGreevy will be preaching. We are offering in-person worship with services of Holy Communion at 8:15 and Morning Prayer at 10:30 a.m.! If you reserved space, you may get checked in and seated by an usher beginning 45 minutes before the start of the service; the ushers will begin se...

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: October 8

News--Devotion O'Dell October 8

To make Jesus the cornerstone of your life, you must learn how to communicate with him and get to know him. Today, the Rev. Andrew O'Dell offers you a practical, step-by-step guide to making that happen, no matter where you are on your journey. "Thus says the Lord: 'Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man...

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St. Philip's 1978 Organ Console Gets a 2020 Rebuild

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Over the past two weeks, you’ve likely noticed our increased use of the piano and the gallery organ at the back of the church. The reason for this change was that our main organ console, located in the chancel, had been gutted and sent to the organbuilders’ shop in Denver, North Carolina, for refurbishment. This organ, our third in this building, was built in 1978 by t...

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Daily Devotion with Justin Hare: October 6

News--Devotion Hare October 6

In today's devotion, the Rev. Justin Hare expands on the topic of his September 27 sermon, exploring beyond the humiliation to the exaltation of Jesus Christ in Philippians 2:5-11. What encouragement do we get from Jesus' exaltation, beginning with his death on the cross? "Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so tha...

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Worship With Us On Sunday!

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Worship with us on the Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost, October 4...

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: October 1

News--Devotion ODell October 1

While St. Paul was imprisoned, he wrote in his letter to the Philippians, "It is my prayer that your love may abound more and more." You may be feeling out of sorts, but don't let that make you ignore God's calling, because if there was ever a time that the people of God need to be the people of God, it's right now....

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