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Letter from the Rev. Kara Stewart: Update From Tricounty

News--Kara Stewart Tricounty

This week we came close to breaking our record for number of families served during the pandemic. We stayed open longer than usual to accommodate the crowds––204 families came to us for help. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to share canned goods, fresh produce, frozen meat, breads, milk, and cooked meals. We also were able to share bagged lunches made by our pa...

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Reservations For September 6 Worship Now Open

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The links to reserve space at one of the September 6 services are below. The Rev. Justin Hare, the newest addition to our clergy team and the officiant at yesterday's services, will give his first sermon at St. Philip's. Please note the change from earlier announcements: Childcare will not be available this week and will instead begin on September 13. ...

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Worship With Us on Sunday!

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Worship with us on the Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost, August 30! The Reverend Andrew R. O'Dell will be preaching; read on for in-person and online options....

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Daily Devotion with Justin Hare: August 27

News--Devotion Hare August 27

In his first devotion for St. Philip's, the Rev. Justin Hare introduces himself by sharing one of his favorite passages, taken from the third chapter of St. Paul's letter to the Philippians. As he unpacks the passage, learn what he has in common with St. Paul and what God's grace can do for your weary heart....

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Daily Devotion with the Rev. Jeff Miller: August 26

News--Devotion Miller August 26

"If God loves us and cares for us, why does he allow affliction and difficulty to come into our lives?" Using Scripture as a guide, explore this age-old question of suffering and the problem of pain with the Reverend Jeff Miller, and find out how God can use the suffering in our lives for his glory and our greater good. ...

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Devotions on Wednesday/Thursday Schedule This Week

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While you look forward to tomorrow's devotion, you might enjoy rewatching some past devotions at the links below. On May 6, the Rev. Jeff Miller explored the parable of the Good Samaritan from Luke chapter 10, and on May 22, the Rev. Andrew O'Dell looked at 1 Corinthians 13, reflecting on what St. Paul is telling us about the building up of the Church. Happy watching, and ...

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Reservations for August 30 Worship Now Open!

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The links to reserve space at one of the August 30 services are below. To ensure that we seat as many people as we are safely able to seat, we will honor these reservations until five minutes before the start of each service, at which point we will seat those waiting on a first-come, first-served basis until we are at capacity. ...

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Worship With Us Tomorrow!

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Worship with us on the Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost, August 23! The Reverend Jeffrey S. Miller will be preaching; read on for in-person and online options. We are resuming in-person worship tomorrow with services of Morning Prayer at 8:15 and 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 serv...

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: August 20

News--Devotion O'Dell August 20

St. Paul said in his letter to the Romans, "I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship." In today's devotion, the Rev. Andrew O'Dell makes the case for wearing one's "Sunday best" to worship...

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Olive Smiles: An Update from the Dufatanye Organization

News--Olive Rwanda

Early in the days of the pandemic, the Dufatanye Organization joined forces with partner organization ZMission to provide emergency relief to desperate people in Rwanda. At that point, I was skeptical that we’d be able to raise the funds to make even a small dent in such an overwhelming need, and I told one of my friends that I would be surprised if we could donate provi...

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: August 18

News--Devotion Boutan August 18

In his last devotion before his 12-week sabbatical, the Rev. Marc Boutan reflects on the comforting words of John 14:2: "In my Father's house are many rooms ... I am going to prepare a place for you." But the promise of the Father's house is more than a promise of Heaven, because that place of welcome and promise is a place that God wants for us right now....

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Reservations for August 23 In-Person Worship Now Open!

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The links to reserve space at one of the August 23 services are below. To ensure that we seat as many people as we are safely able to seat, we will honor these reservations until five minutes before the start of each service, at which point we will seat those waiting on a first-come, first-served basis until we are at capacity. Those unfamiliar with making online reserv...

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Join Us Online For Worship on Sunday!

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Join us for worship on the Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost, August 16! The Reverend Andrew R. O'Dell will be preaching. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may watch at your convenience on our Vimeo Channel beginning at the same time. You may also watch on our YouTube Channel beginning at 8:15 a.m. ...

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Guidelines for In-Person Worship Beginning August 23

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St. Philip's is pleased to offer in-person worship once again beginning August 23 at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.! For the safety of all of our St. Philip's family and friends, several modifications are in place. Please be sure to read the complete guidelines at the link below to ensure that your return to worship is as smooth as possible....

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Honor the Warrior

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I stand before you a proud daughter and granddaughter of two United States Marines. I am very proud of my military heritage and the service of these two great men in my life. I'm proud of my brother, who also served in the United States Marines. But above all I am proud of the young people of our church who have stepped up and answered their country’s call to join the ar...

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Daily Devotion with Jeff Miller: August 13

News--Devotion Miller August 13

Today the Rev. Jeff Miller continues the conversation begun earlier this week by the Rev. Andrew O'Dell on the theme of waiting. How did Jesus' disciples spend their time during a season of waiting, and how might we imitate their example during our own present situation?...

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Unity in Christ

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There is much anger and shouting in the world around us. Certain words and concepts are repeated over and over. One particular word encompasses others and has taken root in the culture. That word is Diversity. The cry of the crowd is for “greater diversity,” that “diversity is our strength.” Diversity denotes the division of people into groups based on the differen...

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Daily Devotion with Andrew O'Dell: August 11

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"Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!" (Psalm 27:14.) The Rev. Andrew O'Dell is back from the mountains of North Carolina to share a message with you: When you are in Christ, waiting time is never wasted time....

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Join Us Online for Worship on Sunday!

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Join us for worship on the Tenth Sunday After Pentecost, August 9! The Reverend Jeffrey S. Miller will be preaching. You may stream the service at the link below beginning a few minutes before 10:30 with the prelude, or you may watch at your convenience on our Vimeo Channel beginning at the same time. You may also watch on our YouTube Channel beginning at 8:15 a.m. ...

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Daily Devotion with Brian McGreevy: August 6

News--Devotion McGreevy August 6

"Mortals, join the mighty chorus, which the morning stars began; Father-love is reigning o’er us, brother-love binds man to man. Ever singing march we onward, victors in the midst of strife, Joyful music leads us sunward in the triumph song of life."  JJoin the Rev. Brian McGreevy this morning to hear the story of and inspiration behind "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore ...

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Daily Devotion with Marc Boutan: August 4

News--Daily Devotion Boutan August 4

"God loves you. He's on your side. He's coming after you. He's relentless." This morning, join the Rev. Marc Boutan on Wadmalaw and learn why he closes almost all of his devotions with this message, and listen to his offering of Stuart Townend's "The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)."...

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