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  • Worship - Live Streaming | St. Philip Episcopal

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  • Recent Sermons Archive | St. Philip Episcopal

    Sermons - Audio & Video Click the BLUE links below to play Third Sunday After Pentecost 6/26/22 "The Cost of Discipleship" Video Tenth Sunday After Pentecost 8/14/22 "Jesus Said: Analyze This!" Video Fourth Sunday After Pentecost 7/3/22 "Ambassadors and Harvesters for Christ" Video Fifth Sunday After Pentecost 7/10/22 "The Good Samaritan" Video Sixth Sunday After Pentecost 7/17/22 "The Tyranny of the Urgent" Video Seventh Sunday After Pentecost 7/24/22 "Teach Us to Pray…" Video Eighth Sunday After Pentecost 7/31/22 "To Be Rich Toward God" Video Nineth Sunday After Pentecost 8/7/22 "Do Not Be Afraid" Video

  • Home | St. Philip Episcopal

    St. Philip Episcopal Church READ MORE >> Welcome With activities and ministries for all ages. We seek to provide opportunities for worship, growth, fun and service. CELEBRATE WITH US THE HOLY EUCHARIST - To worship God in the Anglican Tradition- WORSHIP SERVICES GOOD NEWS ​ Note: We have resumed our in-person worship services at 8 am and 10:30 am each Sunday. All previous and updated protocols of a worship service, including Holy Communion, will be observed. We will continue to provide a LIVE PODCAST 10:30 am Sunday Service and a follow-up streaming video that will be available during the week. We encourage everyone to use their personal Book of Common Prayer during these services. The Sunday Podcast bulletin is available as a page on this website . Sunday Morning 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Contemplative Service (no music) ​ 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Music with organ and Cantor Live Podcast (click) CHILD CARE IS NOT PROVIDED AT THIS TIME. Wednesday 12:10 PM Healing Service with Holy Eucharist READ MORE >> HELP US TO SPREAD OUR LOVE AND FAITH We strive to provide a sanctuary for prayerful worship within a respectful and welcoming environment and to meet the spiritual needs of our parishioners and community, using Christian ideas and values. READ MORE >> Important Links: Worship Services, Meditations and Articles Worship this Week ​ Archive of Sermons ​ Fr. Terry Hosting"Faithfully Memphis" ​ Archive of Fr. Terry's Meditations and Articles ​ Stimulus Giving! ​ ​ ​

  • ECW | St. Philip Episcopal

    The ladies of St. Philip at the Christmas Ornament Exchange Party If you are a female member of the church, you are a member of the Episcopal Church Women of St. Philip ! Please join us for our monthly luncheon meetings, held on the first Sunday of each month excluding the summer months about 12:00 PM (after second service) in Bernard Hall. Look for dates and times in our weekly newsletter. ​ Ongoing Events & Ministries: ​ Emmanuel Center "Welcome" Baskets Thistle & Bee Ministry Collections Pickle Making Parties Spring & Fall Bake Sales Coffee Hour Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Lenten Soup Suppers Receptions: Bishop's Visit, Confirmations, Baptisms, Weddings etc. Annual Christmas Exchange Decorating Chrismon Tree and More! ​ ​ ​ Betty Albert ECW President 2021-2024 ​

  • Outreach | St. Philip Episcopal

    The Emmanuel Center The Emmanuel Center served more than 2,000 people each year through programs that inspire spiritual, physical, and educational growth. They provided recreational activities and continued learning and developing programs that include spiritual direction, social service programs, educational enrichment, and organized sports. ​ This has been an amazing community outreach ministry in our city. The Emmanuel Center was an oasis of hope amongst an area with many statistics. Their statistic, moreover, was at a 100% high school graduation rate with kids going on to do great things! For more information, you can check out their website. Click the link "Emmanuel" . ​ ​ St. Philip continues to provide the Emmanuel Center with baskets full of cleaning supplies and other household goods for new families that move into their neighborhood. St. Philip maintains a "blue barrel" in the Parish Hall where food and non-food items are collected for this ministry. If you would like to give funds, please make your check out to St. Philip and write "Mid-South Food Bank" in the memo line. We will forward the money to this worthy cause. Parish Discretionary Fund The Discretionary Fund is received the first Sunday of each month during the Worship times. The loose offering and other gifts so designated are given to St. Philip’s Discretionary Fund for the purpose of helping persons in times of serious need. Regardless of their circumstance, this Parish takes seriously the words of our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 25: "Lord, when did we see you. . ." The Parish Discretionary Fund is administered by our Rector Father Terry Street. If you wish to contribute by check, please make it out to St. Philip and designate: “St. Philip’s Discretionary Fund.” You may contribute to this fund at any time. Your funds are always in great need. Your checks may be mailed to the church office. Please indicate "Church Discretionary Fund" in the memo line. Thank you for your continued and generous support. Also, you can contribute with a debt or credit card to this much needed ministry by clicking: DISCRETIONARY ​ ​ The Manna House of Memphis Ministry A long time and essential ministry that has the active support of St. Philip Episcopal Church is the Manna House of Memphis. The parish has donated much money, time, food, and articles of clothing. Each year, we have a time when we collect coats, socks, shoes and underwear so that the "guests" of Manna House can have warmth from the colder temperatures outside. ​ Manna House of Memphis offers hospitality to homeless and poor guests. Hospitality includes welcoming of guests, and the offering of basic services such as clothing, hygiene items, showers, and serving coffee or other beverages. Staff and volunteers seek to interact with their guests and will learn their names and their stories. ​ Manna House is grounded in the spirit of the Catholic Worker Movement and thus seeking to welcome all guests from the streets with a spirit of hospitality that respects their dignity as human beings. In offering hospitality, Manna House affirms that hosting guests involves not only provides needed material goods, but more importantly honors guests’ humanity and personhood. As stated on MHM website: “We are not a social service agency; rather we are persons welcoming other persons to share ourselves, our gifts, and gifts we have received from others. We seek to know our guests as persons with names, histories, and hopes. We seek to be stewards of God’s graciousness, not possessors of power and privilege dispensing charity from above. We seek to build relationships and we are not out to “save” people or remake them in our own image. We recognize and repent of our racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism, and we seek to create a community of hospitality in which all are welcomed as children of God.” ​ The mission : Hospitality to homeless and poor persons in the city of Memphis; Advocacy for persons on the streets; Opposition to violence–on the streets, by the police, through imprisonment, executions & war; Witness to the reign of God. ​ If you want to learn more about the Manna House of Memphis, donate money or become a volunteer for this worthwhile ministry, we invite you to visit their WEBSITE: Relief for Victims of the Recent Natural Disasters Considering a way to assist the victims of the recent natural disasters in the U.S. and abroad? Episcopal Relief and Development is working in these areas to provide help to those impacted. You can donate through St. Philip by noting "Relief Fund" in the memo line of your check and placing it in the offering plate. You can also donate directly to the Fund via their website .

  • Worship Ministries | St. Philip Episcopal

    Worship Lay Ministries During times of Worship, there are several lay participates who actively contribute to our Holy experience. These people are Parish members and their ministry actions represent the worship community with Holy participation. If you are interested in serving the ministry of the church in any one of these capacities, please contact the Church Office: . ​ Ushers Acolytes An important ministry for our youth and adults is to serve as Acolytes. The word “acolyte” means “helper”. With the Acolytes’ responsibilities, they perform valuable services in helping those in charge of the Worship. At the beginning of the service, they are lighters of the candles and extinguishers of the flame at the end. During the processional, they may carry candles (torch bearers), banners, or the cross (crucifers) as the ministers and choir enter or exit the church. The Acolytes assist with the Gospel Procession when it is read from the center of the church. They also help with receiving the offerings from the congregation and assist the priest with his or her duties at the Altar. St. Philip welcomes worshipers who want to become a part of this vital ministry. Training is scheduled at convenient times for participants. ​ Parish ushers are persons who help ensure a smoothly running church service and who ministers to people in a variety of practical ways. Their duties include greeting people as they arrive for the service, assisting people with special needs, collecting the offering. St. Philip provides a pocket tag that easily identifies our ushers. As the worshipers arrive, the ushers will act as doorkeepers, greeting each person with a smile, shaking hands, and handing out bulletins. They are also available to answer visitors’ questions and extend extra help in seating those who need the assistance. They are ready to assist anyone in the congregation who might need help, to aid latecomers in finding a seat, and to inform those in the sanctuary of any urgent matters. The ushers will always present first-time visitors with a welcome gift bag. As a part of the liturgy, the ushers are responsible for taking up the church offering and then walk back toward the alter during a hymn of praise. They hand the plates to the Verger who then presents it to the Rector who blesses the tithes and offerings. Also, they count the number of worshipers so the Rector will know the amount of bread and wine to prepare for the Eucharist. After the service, ushers will again be at the door to greet the congregation as they leave and provide assistance as needed. The ushers will then make sure that the sanctuary is tidy, the thermostat is adjusted, and the lights are shut off. The heart of an usher is that of a servant, and he/she does this work for his Lord Jesus (Colossians 3:24 ). The church usher has a true love for the people of the Parish and a desire to promote an atmosphere of reverence and worship in the house of the Lord. . ​ Verger Ministry The term verger usually refers to a member of an Anglican Church who takes on the extra duties of planning the details of services, participating in religious processions, and can substitute for any worship role except Priest or Deacon. The word verger comes from the ceremonial staff or rod that the verger carries during these processions — in Old French, a verge is a "twig, branch, or wand of office." Vergers serve the church in a ministry of welcome. Often a visitor to a new parish church will see the verger in a simple black cassock moving about the church before the worship service, checking fonts, candles, and in general prepping the church for solemn worship. The verger is usually the first person a visitor meets and cheerfully responds to any inquiry concerning the upcoming service, church facilities or current program offerings. Logistically, a verger’s support allows the clergy more time for pastoral and sacramental responsibilities. Many of the other typical verger duties include assigning, training and checking in lectors, chalice bearers, acolytes and prayer intercessors. The verger coordinates with the altar guild and funeral guilds, checks lighting, and the Priest’s vestments and liturgical hangings. Above all, he/she works behind the scenes making sure that everything runs smoothly during the liturgy. All of the Verger's duties are specific to the church in which he/she serve and can evolve through many years under the direction of the rector. ​ Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEM) Lay Eucharistic Ministers are licensed by the bishop to administer the consecrated elements of the eucharist. Lay eucharistic ministers may be licensed to administer the consecrated bread and wine at any celebration of the eucharist in the absence of a sufficient number of priests and deacons to assist the celebrant. They may also be licensed to go from a Sunday eucharist or other principal celebrations of the eucharist to share the sacrament with members of the congregation who were unable to be present at the celebration because of illness or infirmity. Lay eucharistic ministers may be licensed for either or both ministries. This ministry is understood to be an extraordinary ministry, and is not to take the place of the ministry of priests and deacons concerning the administration of the eucharist. ​ Lay Readers The Lay Reader volunteers to read the Scripture Lessons during worship services. The Book of Common Prayer directs that laypeople should read the lessons preceding the Gospel. The readers at St. Philip are provided a printed copy of Lessons well in advance so they may practice their reading. All scripture readings are derived from the Episcopal Church Lectionary . ​ Oblation Bearers Oblation Bearers are responsible for processing the oblations (the bread and wine to be offered for consecration) to the altar during the Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion). They also represent the entire congregation in which we offer our lives to God as a “reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice.” ​ Offering Counters The Offering Counters count the Sunday and special service offerings and prepare the receipts for bank deposit. They document the giving for the finance secretary who then enters the information in the church finance database, preparing a record for each giver.

  • Worship | St. Philip Episcopal

    WORSHIP In this section, you will find a video of Fr. Terry's sermon at St. Philip. You can click to hear Fr. Terry's most recent sermon , or go to the link podcast page and select the sermon you would like to hear. The sermons are mobile ready to listen with your smart devices. BECOME A PART OF OUR WORSHIPPING FAMILY We invite all to join us as we celebrate the Lord's grace and love. Celebrate with us the Holy Eucharist. All baptized Christians are welcome and we welcome all people to alter to receive a priestly blessing. May the Peace of the Lord that passes all understanding and circumstances of this life be with YOU! During times of crisis, St. Philip Episcopal Church's prayer is that you will find hope and peace. May you find comfort in these words that echo throughout the worship services: “Keep calm and carry on.” “Take heart, do not be afraid.” Pray for protection, healing and restoration. Fortify yourself with spiritual readings and study. Stand firm in our faith. Reach out to those in need. Allow your hearts and homes to be a temple of God. Prepare a place for a sacred space. As Easter People, celebrate Easter – Alleluia! Be patient!

  • Holy Eucharist | St. Philip Episcopal

    Receiving Communion All baptized Christians are welcome to receive the Blessed Sacrament if they so desire and are prepared. If you do not wish to receive the bread or the wine, cross your arms over your chest and the priest will give you a blessing. To receive Communion, kneel at the Altar rail, if able, and hold your hands one on top of the other with your palms up. The priest will place the bread in your hand. If you wish to receive the wine by intinction (dipping the host in the wine), continue to hold the bread in your hand and the L.E.M. will dip it in the wine and place it on your tongue. If you do not wish to receive the wine, cross your arms over your chest and the L.E.M. will pass by. If you are unable to come to the Altar, please notify an usher and Communion will be brought to you. ​

  • Lectionary & Scripture | St. Philip Episcopal

    Episcopal Church Lectionary with Scripture Links If you want to study the four scriptures readings (Old Testament, Psalms, Epistle, & Gospel) for any Sunday or Holy Holiday, you are invited to check out the Episcopal Church Lectionary site. It is in calendar form. For each Sunday or Major Holy Holiday, there are links to the biblical verses. These "lessons" can be downloaded in a MS Word document format. Planning Ahead? Use these calendars 2021 Liturgical Calendar 2022 Liturgical Calendar Reverse Lectionary NEW Resource: RCL Daily Reading s