Parish Connection – January 21, 2016

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Mark your calendars for February 9th, 6:00 p.m. to enjoy fun, fellowship and lots of

pancakes. What is Shrove Tuesday? It is the last day for celebration and feasting

before the period of fasting required during the Lenten season. This celebration is

sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women. Ladies, please contact the chairperson,

Chawna Newman (904-945-0138, to make donations for

the meal.

Diocesan Convention

Our Diocesan will begin with the Opening Eucharist at St. John’s Cathedral at 4:00 p.m.

on Friday. Later that evening, delegates will gather at the Jacksonville Marriott on Salisbury

Road for a banquet at which the Bishop will award crosses to faithful members of our

Diocese. The Business Session of the convention will convene Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at the Marriott.

Annual General Meeting

Our annual meeting is set for February 14, 2016, the first Sunday of Lent. The

Nominating Committee is poised to interview those who feel called to serve on the parish

vestry. The Senior Warden (Edward) and Vestry Clerk (Clement) are both retiring.

Reports from Committees and Organizations are due January 31, 2016.

Prayer Group Gathering

We wish to remind parishioners that our Prayer Group continues to meet every Monday

evening in the DOK Chapel at 6:15 P.M. Come join those who gather every week, as

they intercede for our Church, our Nation and the World.

Supplies Needed

We need supplies for our Thursday outreach to the Homeless Community – Vienna

sausages, fruits, apple sauce, crackers, juice, spoons, napkins, and bags. Give


Choir Rehearsal

The choir will meet this evening for rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. under Organist and Choir

Master, Christopher Drummond. Anyone wishing to join the choir should contact the

secretary, Dorothy Holder (904.322.7986) or the parish office (904.354.1053).

Study Programs

Both the Bible Study and Christian Education programs have resumed. The Bible

Study Group meets on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. Christian Education and Sunday

School is on Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Lenten Committee

The Lenten Committee under the leadership of Pamela Pierce has begun the planning

for our parish observance. If you feel called to serve contact her (904- 881-2016).

R.A.P. Sessions at Saint Philip’s

This tutoring session ministry has begun – R.A.P. (Raising Academic Performance) and

will continue every Monday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Please bring children,

grandchildren, or children of friends if you think they would benefit from additional

academic support. ALL grade levels! Please also bring samples of your child’s work

in a folder. Providing a few samples of your child’s classwork, homework, and

assessments would allow tutors to analyze the work, and provide appropriate

learning steps. We look forward to seeing you at our R.A.P. sessions.