Prepare for the First Sunday of Advent by exploring another theologically rich hymn with the Rev. Brian McGreevy, "Wake, Awake, For Night is Flying." Fashioned after the words of the parable of the ten virgins in Matthew 25:1-13 and paired with a beautiful hymn tune that was later harmonized by J.S. Bach, this hymn displays Philipp Nicolai's great faith in God and hope for...Keep Reading
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On Sunday evening, February 21, a large crowd gathered in front of Bill and Carolyn Warlick’s home to bear witness to the faithfulness of God in bringing Bill and Carolyn through a long and unbelievably challenging time. We were there to praise God for his goodness in the incredible healing He has worked already and for the ongoing healing that He is still working in Carolyn. We were there as the body of Christ, rejoicing together in the goodness of our great God!...
The St. Philip's Choir has been invited to serve as the resident choir at St. Paul's Cathedral in London the week of August 15–21, 2022, and all parishioners are invited to join us on this exciting adventure––you could even come along as a new choir member!...
It has been said that there are two ways to support missions: to be a missionary, or give financially to support a missionary. But this viewpoint overlooks one of the most vital and important elements of mission, and one in which we can all play a role: prayer!...
I began tithing sometime after college when I began my first job. Despite being a young believer, I understood that tithing was a way to show God how much I trusted Him to provide for me. Then a speaker came to St. Philip’s in the mid-1980s whose message greatly impacted my thinking about giving. I was challenged not only to tithe, but to see everything I had as God’s and to realize what a blessing it would be to give more and more to the work of the Kingdom, in and out of the church. ...
Jesus nudged me to write out the gospel in preparation for a Sharing of Ministries Abroad (SOMA) mission trip to Uganda in May of 2011. On a yellow legal pad I wrote the story of Jesus walking on the shore of Lake Galilee. He watched Simon and Andrew as they cast their nets into the sea and said to them, “Come follow me and I will make you into men who catch people instead of fish!”...
Join us for worship this Sunday, the Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King! The Reverend Justin C. Hare will be preaching; read on for in-person and online options....Keep Reading
When life is a battle, the Rev. Jeff Miller tells us how we can find comfort from King David in Psalm 3....Keep Reading
“How should Christians understand the warning passages in the Bible? These passages are often hard to hear but can be even more difficult to understand for Christians. In this devotional, Justin examines what it means for a Christian to do what Hebrews 3:13 says: “But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called ‘today,’ that none of you may be hardene...Keep Reading
The Gospel of John could be described as God's love letter to the world, and the heart of the letter is in chapter 13: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” But what is “new” about this command, which sounds so similar to one of ...Keep Reading
The St. Philip’s Home Missions Team is continuing its tradition of partnering with Tricounty Family Ministries to help brighten Christmas for Charleston families by collecting $25 gift cards to Walmart, Family Dollar, Big Lots, and Dollar Tree so that parents in need can have the joy of purchasing a gift for their child. This year, the Team is also working in tandem with...Keep Reading
Join us for worship this Sunday, the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost! The Reverend Jeffrey S. Miller, Rector, will be preaching; read on for in-person and online options....Keep Reading
The Compassion Committee of St. Philip’s would like to share with all of you a powerful and important new component of our ministry that was born from one of our church’s recent Spiritual Gifts workshops. After learning about her gifts of encouragement and faith, along with some complementary gifts, Ann Hunley Harrington asked us about joining one of our note-writing t...Keep Reading
"I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now." These words from St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians truly express my gratitude for each and every one of you and for your partnership in the Gospel ministry of this church, most ...Keep Reading
Let's take a look today at another great hymn of the church, one that we will be singing on Sunday even though we are accustomed to hearing it during Advent. The rich text of Charles Wesley's "Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending" is full of excellent theology...Keep Reading