This past Wednesday, the young adults of College Fellowship came together to celebrate Ryan’s birthday. As I was looking across the table at everyone in attendance, I came to realize that we were celebrating so much more than Ryan’s birthday. ...Keep Reading
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Wow! What an amazing experience seeing God’s hand at work and to be able to experience it with fellow St. Philippians ... well, let’s just say it is something that both my son, Clay Hershey, and I will never forget! From the fellowship amongst all of us seven St. Philippians who went on the trip to seeing the fruit of the many years of relationship-building that Gerry and Suzanne have cultivated over the years, it was truly a remarkable experience!...
After Hurricane Mitch hit Honduras in 1998, George and Molly Greene’s environmental consulting and engineering company, the GEL Group, built six water treatment systems at the request of the Episcopal Bishop of Honduras––and Water Mission was born. Since then, this water engineering ministry has expanded into Mexico, Indonesia, Tanzania, Uganda, Haiti, Kenya, Peru, and Malawi, and it’s still growing. ...
Sam and Carol Robinson, Miles Barkley, Emmie Hershey and her son Clay, and Gerry and Suzanne McCord were in La Gonâve, Haiti, June 19-24 for St. Philip’s annual Jean Baptiste Feast Day Mission. Read about their experience in the next inSPIRE! ...
The Resurrection Choir is accepting new members! The presence of this choir makes a huge difference at funerals. No rehearsals, no anthems, no audition! Just lead the congregation in singing familiar hymns at parish funerals. Please contact Pat Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-364-9552....
I am proud to be a member of the St Philip’s family of volunteers that took part in preparing and serving lunch at Tricounty Family Ministries last Wednesday. Marc Boutan, Ben Hagood, and Andrew O’Dell provided beautiful praise music along with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” to Ryan Streett. The diners enjoyed the music as well as a fabulous barbecue meal donated ...Keep Reading
Sunday, May 19, was a gorgeous day and our last high school youth group of the season. What was different about this when compared to other senior high send-offs? The McAdams family hosted our youth group at their home on Shem Creek. Allison (Mrs. McAdams) had been asking me for a while to please take her up on her offer to host us during a high tide. She twisted my arm so...Keep Reading
O Eternal God, bless all schools, colleges, and universities, that they may be lively centers for sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom; and grant that those who teach and those who learn may find you to be the source of all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen....Keep Reading
I am grateful to several St. Philippians who have prayed for my little sparrow in Rwanda. Fraterine is a ten-year-old boy who, until the last year, has led a solitary life, away from school and simply drifting during the days because so many children made fun of his discomfiting, facial skin condition. Since discovering God’s little sparrow last summer, we from the Dufat...Keep Reading
What a privilege and blessing it is to live in a country where we have the freedom to participate in a National Day of Prayer. Created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed by President Harry S. Truman, the National Day of Prayer is significant because it prompts us to remember how our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when making d...Keep Reading
On behalf of my co-chair, Amanda Steinhardt, and the entire Tea Room Committee, I would like to thank you so very much for all of the hard work and effort that each and every one of you put into last week! The weather was beautiful, the food was delicious, and the crowds were steady and strong. I personally enjoyed meeting so many new people and getting to know fellow chur...Keep Reading
Dear St. Philippians, On behalf of the clergy, staff, and Vestry of St. Philip’s, we wanted to provide a quick snapshot of our debt retirement campaign launched on April 1. To briefly review, our goal is to raise $113,000 in additional giving above and beyond normal giving before the end of May so that we may fully retire the approximately $197,000 in debt currently on ...Keep Reading
This past February, I returned to Rwanda for three weeks. For almost six years, I lived in Rwanda’s Northern Province, an area nestled in a chain of eight imposing volcanoes. Their towering spires appear to direct the earth’s timid gaze to heaven’s sublime and regal dominion. When they quake, fire and brimstone slide from their lips, demonstrating God’s almighty, o...Keep Reading
This Saturday was my second time handing out the St. Philip’s Tea Room flyers. Like last year, I had a lot of fun. We started off by getting some doughnuts at Glazed, our youth minister David Gilbert’s special treat....Keep Reading