PARISH CONNECTION – Newsletter – September 29, 2015

Christian Education Program
Come join us in the parish hall at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings, as we explore together the basic
teachings of our faith. The children have their own program, so bring them along.

ECW up Coming Events
 September 2015
The ECW is sponsoring a “Blanket Drive” for our homeless brothers and sisters again this
year! Please bring your donations of new twin size blankets to church beginning September
20th. The donations will be delivered to City Rescue Mission October 19th. Thank you for
helping to support this ministry.

We have several ministries that we hope to implement before 2016. In order to do so, we need
financial support. If you have not paid your dues for 2015 please do so as soon as you are able.
Thank you Gloria Belton, ECW Treasurer.

 October 2015
Think Pink! October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and as such, the ECW will
celebrate our Survivors on Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Auditorium.
We are asking all women of the church to join us for food, fellowship and a time of reflection,
as we give God thanks and Celebrate our Women!!

 November 2015
November 1st will be our Fall UTO (United Thank Offering) In-gathering. Please fill your blue
boxes with coins for your many blessings

Search Committee Formed
The search for the new organist begins its work next week. The following parishioners have agreed
to serve – Joseph Morrison, Kenneth Nixon, Carolyn Parker, and Edward Witsell. We have
identified three candidates: Pamela Smith, Alexei Romanenko, and Tim Huber. Dorothy Holder
and Linda Witsell will serve as facilitators.

Prayer Group Gathering
We wish to remind parishioners that our Prayer Group continues to meet every Monday evening in
the DOK Chapel from 6:15 P.M. Come join those who gather every week, as they intercede for our
Church, our Nation and the World.

Bible Study Program
The Bible Study Group meets every Tuesday in the parish hall from 5:30 p.m. for an hour. Our study
text for the Fall, is the Acts of the Apostles. Do join us.

Weekday Mass
Beginning next week a mass will be said each Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. in the DOK Chapel. This
Eucharist will be contemplative in nature with reflections taking place of the liturgical readings we
would normally use. Do join us.

Music Ministry
Alexei Romanenko will supply the music for our worship service this Sunday, October 4th, 2015.

Harvest Festival
We have set aside Sunday, October 25th for our Annual Harvest Festival. The Sanctuary Guild is
asking that we all begin to collect our cans and nonperishable items. Whatever is received will be
shared with St. Mary’s Mission in Springfield.

Edward Waters Day at St. Philip’s
Come Sunday, October 25th, the much acclaimed Edward Waters College Concert Choir will present
a ‘Concert to Remember.’ We ask that you invite everyone that you know, to join us on the day.
Remember a love offering will be received for the college. Concert time is 4:00 p.m.
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

Recovering at Home
Mercedes is recovering at home after undergoing surgery yesterday. Please do keep her in prayer.

Keep in Prayer this week
Mercedes Robinson, Jacquelyn Wright, Meisha Sudiene, Horace Quinney, Anthony Nembhard,
Eleanor Hughes, Javon Roberts, Marsha Roberts, Alma Flowers, Jasmine Exson, and Darcel
Wilson, Oliver Robinson.
John Melville Dr. Philip Thompson
Ronald McGrier Shirley Austin
Kaleb Way Doris Widemon
Cynthia Baker Edward Witsell
Marchette Thomas DeRonda Paula-Williams
Canon Nelson Pinder Barbara Lee
Genevieve Chapman Gabriel Garland
Fr. Sebastian Campbell Lois Iszard
Kaleb Wright Rhona Warren
Jerry Iszard Mr. Alfred Nobles, Jr.
Juanita Bivins Miss Cherise West
Mrs. Virgie Harris Mrs. Wilma Hall
Mrs. Althea Jackson Mr. Arnold Collins
Mrs. Ethel Moore Mr. Walter Davis Sr. (Houston, TX)
Jerome Flowers Willie Christian
Richmond Peacock Reginald Gant
Ruby Herndon Jacquan Patterson
Darcel Dean Nadine Mobley
Frederick Reeves Jr. Loizelle Castillo
Theresa Palmer Henry Mack
Linda Witsell