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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: April 30

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"I nothing lack if I am his, and he is mine forever." In preparation for Good Shepherd Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, explore with the Rev. Brian McGreevy the history and meaning of the great hymn "The King of Love My Shepherd Is," a mixture of Psalm 23 and the great Good News of Jesus himself being our Shepherd....

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: April 29

News--Daily Devotion Miller April 29

Join the Rev. Jeff Miller as we read Mark 1:40-45 and consider the account of Jesus healing a man with leprosy. What does this story teach us about Jesus Christ, the Great Physician?...

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Serving the Lord in Song: Children's Choirs at St. Philip's

News--Hethcox Choir

St. Philip’s Children’s Choir program brings together almost one hundred children who actively serve the Lord in rehearsals on a weekly basis September through May. The joy and love of serving the Lord in song begins early at St. Philip’s with the three- and four-year-olds of the Cherub Choir. These children grow in their love of the Lord and in their service to the ...

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Daily Devotion with Ryan Streett: April 28

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Explore with the Rev. Ryan Streett Psalm 119:9,11. We all know to use our Bible in the midst of trials and difficulty, but do you know that it's more important to use it as a tool in preparing for those times?...

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: April 27

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"My grace is sufficient; my power is made perfect in your weakness." Join the Rev. Marc Boutan on breezy Wadmalaw Island as he illustrates the message of 2 Corinthians 12:9 with Dennis Jernigan's "You Are My All in All."...

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Join us for Worship on Sunday!

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Our preacher this Sunday will be the Rev. Brian K. McGreevy. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may choose to watch on our Vimeo or YouTube Channel....

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: April 24

News--O'Dell devotion week 3

Of the three persons of the Holy Trinity, it is often the Holy Spirit who is the least understood, and yet the Holy Spirit is actively at work in the life of the believer, working behind the scenes to encourage us, guide us, nudge us, empower us, and point the hearts of believers back to the Father and the Son. He is also the giver of spiritual gifts...

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Update from Tricounty Family Ministries

News--Kara Stewart Tricounty

I’m so excited to report to you that yesterday at our food distribution, we served 129 individuals by giving out 229 bags of groceries, along with toiletry kits and diapers, and helped to feed 420 people. But more than the numbers, the true story was in the faces of the people we served: the joy on the face of a mom who wasn’t sure if we would have diapers to share, th...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: April 23

News--McGreevy Devotion week 3

This morning, take a closer look with Brian McGreevy at one of the oldest Easter hymns, "That Easter Day With Joy Was Bright," which has been used in worship since at least the 8th century and is likely even older than that....

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: April 22

News--Miller Devotion week 3

Today, the Rev. Jeff Miller visits Luke Chapter 24 and reflects on the familiar story of Jesus' encounter with the Emmaus disciples. What does it mean for us that people, including those closest to Jesus, failed to recognize him following the Resurrection?...

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Tricounty Family Ministries Resumes Food Distribution

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A note from Kara Stewart, Executive Director of Tricounty Family Ministries: I hope that you are all safe and healthy in these extraordinary times. Tricounty has experienced many challenges with the spread of the virus in our community. We shut down our services, including our food distribution, out of an abundance of caution. Most of our staff and many of our volunteer...

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Daily Devotion with Ryan Streett: April 21

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On this Tuesday in the second week of Easter, the Rev. Ryan Streett reflects on the power of the psalms to calm fear, anxiety, and worry, sharing about a time when he himself leaned on the psalter and drew particular comfort from Psalm 116:6....

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The Holy Spirit: Your Prayer Partner

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John 14:26: "The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you." What does Scripture say about the Holy Spirit? John 14-16 tells you a lot. I suggest you study and meditate on these chapters. Here are a few more job descriptions to ponder: He is equal with the Fathe...

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The Word: Full of Grace and Truth

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For quite a while now, this small, humble poster (“laminated” with clear boxing tape) has been strategically positioned on a counter in our kitchen where we prepare tea and coffee. It’s been there long enough that I’ve forgotten the details of why I originally made it and placed it there. Time and again, it has caught my eye at just the moment when I am tempted to ...

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: April 20

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What does it mean for God to put his name upon us? This Monday morning, the Rev. Marc Boutan talks to us about God's desire to bless his people. "May the Lord, Mighty God, bless and keep you for ever."...

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: April 17

News--Andrew April 17

The Christian life is a life of giving; do not underestimate the spiritual food that YOU can provide! On this Friday in Easter week, the Rev. Andrew O'Dell will guide you as you look to the interest of others in the name of the Resurrected Jesus Christ....

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Join Us For Worship Online This Sunday!


This coming Sunday, April 19, was scheduled to be Confirmation Sunday, and although confirmation has been postponed, we are pleased and honored that our bishop, the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, will still be with us as preacher. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may choose to watch on our Vimeo or Yo...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: April 16

News--Daily Devotion April 16

On Thursday of Easter Week, explore with the Rev. Brian McGreevy how "Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain," a glorious hymn written by St. John of Damascus in the 700s, encourages us to live in the light and joy of the Resurrection....

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: April 15

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Jesus' story does not end with his death on the cross. On Wednesday in Easter week, explore with the Rev. Jeff Miller John chapter 20, a chapter that includes some of the last words that Jesus spoke, words of comfort and encouragement....

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COVID-19 and our Mission Partners: Mighty Prayers Needed

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If we are honest, I think it would be safe to say that most of us are focused on our own needs at this incredibly unpredictable and challenging time. Some are out of work, parents are having to homeschool for the first time, some are sick with the virus, and all of us are experiencing a level of uncertainty like none before. Yet while we here in America are facing this dif...

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Daily Devotion with Ryan Streett: April 14

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We are accustomed as a society to focusing on the future; what do we do in times like these when the future is so uncertain? Join the Rev. Ryan Streett on this Tuesday in Easter week as he helps us find guidance in Psalm 13....

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Global Day of Fasting and Prayer: How's Your Peripheral Vision?


From Christian Grandparenting Network: Have you ever noticed how myopic our vision of who God is and what He is doing can become in life? Our regular routines, including those routines related to our faith journey can make us so nearsighted that we fail to see the divine appointments God places right along our life path. That's why we need those times in life when we can r...

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: April 13

News--Daily Devotions Boutan April 13

This Easter Monday morning, the Rev. Marc Boutan gives us Michael Kelly Blanchard's "Be Ye Glad." Every debt that you ever had Has been paid up in full by the grace of the Lord. Be ye glad, be ye glad, be ye glad!...

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Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Thoughts

News--Hagood Easter Maundy Thursday

I spent Maundy Thursday reading Exodus 11 & 12 plus the final chapters of the four Gospels, beginning with the Passover meal in Jerusalem celebrated by Jesus with his disciples that was his Last Supper, continuing on to his crucifixion and then concluding with his resurrection and ascension. In conjunction with the readings, I prayed for all of us and for our families and ...

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Easter Worship: Join Us Online at 10:30 a.m.!

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Celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ online tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.! You may stream our Easter service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may choose to watch on our Vimeo or YouTube Channel....

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: April 10

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Why do we call today "Good Friday"? How does Good Friday connect to the Jewish Feast of Passover? Reflect on this connection with the Rev. Andrew O'Dell and his special musical guest....

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Rector's Update: A Note About Spiritual Communion


Dear Friends, As we continue our way through Holy Week, I trust you are benefitting from the Daily Devotions offered by the clergy. Although they are a far cry from the services we customarily offer, I hope you find them to be a blessing and encouragement. As I mentioned in an earlier communication, we will not be offering a Maundy Thursday service this year, but we wil...

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Join Us Online at Noon For Good Friday Worship

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Please join us for worship online on April 10, Good Friday, at noon. You may stream the service at the link below, or you may choose to watch on our Vimeo or YouTube Channel. ...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: April 9

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On Maundy Thursday, explore with the Rev. Brian McGreevy one of the great hymns of the church, "Pange Lingua," which has been sung faithfully by Christians in the midst of plague, war, and every single horror the human race has endured since it was written in the year 569....

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Virtual Worship: Fellowship on the Screen

News--Zoom Worship Coffe Hour

If you are anything like us, you are finding the Sunday morning St. Philip's services an enormous blessing during these days of uncertainty and isolation! At the end of a long week where bad news seems to abound, it has been so reassuring and comforting to hear some good news on Sunday mornings...

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Daily Devotion with Ryan Streett: April 7

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We may not understand the why, why our loving and all-powerful God allows evil and suffering in the world, but we can understand the who. Learn what Psalm 22 tells us about God's character, about who he is, and walk the path of the cross with the Rev. Ryan Streett on Tuesday in Holy Week....

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: April 6

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What can you offer the Lord today? What can you give Him that shows YOUR way of loving Him? Click below for a Holy Week reflection from the Rev. Marc Boutan, the first in a new series of daily devotions from our clergy....

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Make a Palm Cross and Join Us For Worship Online on Palm Sunday!

News--Palm Sunday

St. Philippians and Friends, Thank you to all who submitted feedback about our online worship offering! Most of you streamed the service without trouble, but we have some solutions for those of you who did encounter issues. The link below will take you to the streaming site; the Palm Sunday service will begin a few minutes before 10:30 a.m. with the Prelude....

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How May Your Clergy and Church Help You?


Dear St. Philip’s Family, During this time of isolation, the members of the clergy and staff want to stay connected with you and continue to meet your spiritual needs. We realize there is a great deal of anxiety and fear, and being separated from your church family can be particularly painful. In an effort to best serve you, we have compiled a questionnaire that we h...

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