At St. Philip’s the congregation gives praise and thanksgiving to God for His blessings and gifts during weekly services. We also nurture our faith, and seek to grow in knowledge and love of Jesus Christ through our special services and programs.

• Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Sundays at 10 a.m. Sunday School for all ages is held at 9 a.m.
• Adult Bible Study is held on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
• Lay Eucharistic Ministers provide a vital link to the parish for those who cannot attend church services.
• Special services are planned for Christmas, and Holy Week.
• Lenten Season services include a weekly Wednesday night program and meager meal.
• Vacation Bible Retreat is an annual, intergenerational Bible Study and fellowship weekend held during the summer.

Christian Education

St. Philip’s has a long-standing tradition of providing quality christian Education for parishioners of all ages. St. Philip’s has a long-standing tradition of providing quality christian education for parishioners of all ages.

Sunday morning classes meet at 9:OO a.m. These classes seek to equipt parishioners for ministry with grounding in the traditions of faith and encouragement to engage the world.

The classes offer a range of educational experiences, reflecting the needs and interests of the congregation and honoring the different ways people learn. Classes address topics in theology, scripture, formation in faith, and faith and culture.

Adult & Youth Choir

Music is one of God’s greatest gifts to humankind and at St. Philip’s we offer music back to God by glorifying him in our worship with voices of all ages. Music has the power to inspire, to comfort, to console and to heal.

In keeping with the rich tradition of the Episcopal Church, the Music Department at St. Philip’s is committed to maintaining and enhancing this vested heritage by reflecting the nature of today’s church with historical and contemporary music suitable for worship. In addition to strengthening vocal techniques, musicianship and aesthetic development, participants can develop skills which will serve as a basis to glorify God and continued spreading of the Gospel of Christ with glorious music representing the Christian faith.

Youth Program

The 4th Sunday each month is designated YOUTH Sunday, to train young saints for ministry in worship. The young people of the parish are responsible for the reading of the lessons, prayers, singing anthems, greeting and ushering duties.

Activities & Calendar
Acolytes Baptized youth, age 6-18. Worship Practice monthly on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays – 10:00 a.m., meet for service 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Contact Durell Smith brigettedurell@msn.com

Cherub Choir – Pre-K through 5th grade. Meets for rehersal monthly the Saturday prior to the 4th Sunday. contact Kendra Way

Teen Choir – 6th grade through 12th grade. Meets for rehersal 2nd & 3rd Sundays following the morning worship. Contact Kristen Baker kristencms@bellsouth.net

The choirs sing monthly at YOUTH Sunday.

Junior Daughters of the King meets monthly the 2nd Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Contact Janet Owens gjowens@bellsouth.com

Episcopal Youth for Christ 6th grade through 12th grade and meets the 4th Sunday following morning worship. Contact Kristen Baker kristencms@bellsouth.net

Ushers

Our ushers extend a friendly welcome to parishioners and visitors at each service. Working in teams they help seat people, distribute bulletins, pass the alms basins and assist newcomers in finding their way around the church grounds. Any confirmed parishioner may train for this work.

Eucharistic Ministers

Parishioners are trained and licensed to serve at Eucharists. Eucharistic Ministers are assigned to assist during Sunday services.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is responsible for preparingall things necessary for the celebration of the Eucharist or any other sacraments and offices of the church.

Acolytes

Any young person in grades 3-12 may take an active role in worship by serving as an acolyte. Acolytes are trained and then assigned to serve, primarily on Sundays, at the 10:00 a.m. service as well as at festival services.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers

Each Sunday a parishioner trained in Eucharistic Ministry receives blessed sacraments that can be taken and given to any homebound or hospitalized church member. Contact the church office to request that communion be delivered to you or a loved one in the parish.

Lectors

Parishioners are recruited and assigned to serve as Sunday lectors and intercessors. They may be asked to read at any of the four services and on special occasions.

Stewardship

Through Stewardship we acknowledge that the many gifts we have been given are gifts from God. Stewardship calls us to give back to God, by offering our time and talent and by making a financial commitment to the church.