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  • Men's Club | Mysite

    Men's Club ​ Did you know, if you are an adult male and a member of St. Philip you are automatically a member of the Men's Club. Come join us for our next meeting. We enjoy a fellowship meal, discuss upcoming projects and activities, and get to know each other little better. We meet monthly on the 2nd Thursday at 6:30 in the Parish Hall. ​ Thank you! ​ Led by "Master Chef" Charles Wilburn and "Chef" Herkie Hill, the Men of St. Philip completed another summer of specially prepared breakfast for our members, guests and visitors. ​ To the loving memory of our brother, Charles Wilburn, who is now enjoying heaven. We will miss you our dear friend! ​ Michael Armour President - Men's Club ​

  • Children & Youth | Mysite

    And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. (Mark 10:13-16) ​ The Vestry of St. Philip Episcopal Church has made a promise and pledge. We are making our commitment to grow our children’s and youth ministry. We have become an older congregation. The “heyday” of children and youth filling our halls has pasted. It is time for a fresh start. Perhaps the COVID-19 crisis has a blessing at the end. Families will return to faith and to worship. It will be a new beginning at St. Philip. We have in place an outstanding children’s Sunday School with "The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd." We have a small nucleus of youth who serve the church as Acolytes. We have a base/softball field. It needs work, but we can improve it to make a place for children and youth teams to practice or have games. We have a modern playground for children to use. We have much maintained open ground where soccer fields can be lined out and used. We have a gym space where volleyball games can be played. This same space is excellent for youth to meet. We have our Girl Scouts meetings there. We could also use the gym for children’s basketball games. Yes, we have the space for children and youth. Please, help us! Bring your children and youth with you if you are visiting. Make this your church home. I guarantee, you will have many grandparents who will love your family and welcome you into this parish home. ​ Dwight L. Wagner Sr. Warden of the Vestry 2020 ​

  • What We Believe | Mysite

    What We Believe The Holy Trinity To Pray as our Lord Taught Us to Pray

  • Worship Ministries | Mysite

    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: office@stphilipmemphis.org . ​ 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 ( ). 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. Colossians 3:24 ​ 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. At St. Philip, the LEM also participates in the worship by leading the congregation in the "Prayers of the People." Moreover, before the consecration, the LEM will assist the Priest during the hand washing to represent the purity of the blessing. ​ Lay Readers The Lay Reader volunteers to read the Scripture Lessons -- Old Testament, Psalms (first service) and Epistle of the New Testament -- during worship. 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 The Book of Common Prayer 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. The St. Philip scheduler oversees this important group of volunteers, creating the schedule and making sure things run smoothly.

  • The Book of Common Prayer | Mysite

    The Book of Common Prayer ​ I have been amazed during my home visitations and especially during this time of personal and home meditations and worship, that many Episcopalians do not have their own copy of The Book of Common Prayer. Say what? EVERY Episcopalian should have their own copy or at least a family copy of our beloved prayer book. Among other things, we are known as Lenten People and as Easter People but Anglicans, especially, are also historically known as Prayer Book People. The Book of Common Prayer is not just a Sunday prayer book that is in the pews for Sunday worship. It was also designed to be used by the people of this faith community for home devotions, meditations and worship. The early vision of the Prayer Book was that it was to be used for the benefit of the church for worship and for the private use by the people. Until you can get your own copy, the download link of The Book of Common Prayer should be useful. The Book of Common Prayer. Fr. Terry + ​ ​

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SUNDAY WORSHIP

8:00 AM CONTEMPLATIVE SERVICE (NO MUSIC)

ALTERNATING RITE I AND RITE II

9:00 AM: CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (Children's Sunday School)

9:15 AM: ADULT & YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL

 

10:30 AM HOLY EUCHARIST, MUSIC & CHOIR

ALTERNATING RITE I AND RITE II

 

CHILDREN'S NURSERY

PROVIDED FOR ALL SUNDAY SERVICES.

 

WEDNESDAY WORSHIP 
12:10 PM: HOLY EUCHARIST & HEALING SERVICE

901-388-9830

9380 Davies Plantation Rd.

Memphis, TN 38133

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OFFICE HOURS
 Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM  and Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 

We are located at 9380 Davies Plantation Road, just north of the Stonebridge Golf Course and I-40. Exit I-40 at Canada Road.  Turn north and cross over the interstate.  Take an immediate left on Davies Plantation Road (just past the Mobile Gas Station.) and go 0.8 miles.  St. Philip will be on your right just before the stop sign. CLICK HERE FOR MAP.

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