A Letter from the Rector
Dear St. Philip’s Family,
"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 especially during the time of this pandemic. Despite the challenges of these turbulent and uncertain times, the work and ministry of St. Philip’s has continued to prosper and be blessed by the presence of the Holy Spirit and undergirded by your generous and faithful financial support.
I am writing not only to thank you, but also to ask you for your continued generosity to help us finish this year strong.
We are grateful to God for the remarkable giving we have had thus far this year, but we are also aware that many of our usual revenue streams have been eliminated or greatly reduced, particularly the Sunday morning offerings and the substantial revenues that our parking lots normally produce from tourists visiting our city. Additionally, we have had to make some significant investments in upgrading our technology platforms and equipment to enable live streaming of our Sunday morning worship services and to facilitate some of our other offerings. Because of the pandemic, we have not had our traditional stewardship program and testimonies that encourage all of our parish family to take seriously our responsibility as stewards of the Lord’s blessings in our lives.
I am confident that the Lord will meet our every need and that He will move in the hearts of our parish family to finish strong and to run with perseverance the race He has marked out for us. Please consider prayerfully what role He would have you play in this important work––especially as we come to the close of this extraordinary year.
The Rev. Jeffrey S. Miller
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