Parish Connection

Fellow Parishioners: God’s Grace and Peace!!!

Reminders: Things to Note:

Opportunity for Worship ~Next Wednesday will be the final mass at 12:15 for the Lenten Season.  Join us in the


Thank You~ We wish to thank all those who turned out for the Rally Assembly on Tuesday evening at St. Paul’s A.M.E. St. Philip’s was the only church that exceeded the attendance goal.

Trip to Holy Land ~ The Episcopal Church Women of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church is sponsoring a day trip to Orlando, Florida to visit “The Holy Land Experience” Saturday, May 4, 2013.

  • Luxury bus leaving St. Philip’s parking lot – (time to be announced later).
  • Cost:  Adults (19 and up) $90.00, Youth (6-18) $75.00, Child (3-5) $60.00.
  • Deposit of $40.00 due by March 31, 2013; balance due by April 14, 2013.
  • No refunds unless trip cancelled by the ECW

Contact:  Linda Witsell 904-887-1691, e-mail: for information or to pay deposit.  Lunch is not provided. BYOL (bring your own lunch). We are planning to go offsite and have a picnic and return to the park after lunch. Checks should be made out to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. In the memo section, please indicate “Holy Land Experience”

FAMUS Concert Choir~ St. Philip’s Episcopal Church hosts Internationally acclaimed Florida A &M University Concert Choir ~ Winner of the Cincinnati National Negro Spiritual Competition ~ Appearances with musical greats such as, Richard Smallwood, Three Mo’ Tenors, and Grammy award winner, Phil Driscoll.  Come enjoy an evening musical delight in the company of family and friends ~ April14, 2103, 4:00 P.M.   Director, Mark Butler    ~  Accompanist, Dr. Sobkowska  ~ Free Admissions ~ Donations appreciated ~ Light refreshments served at a reception immediately following the concert            

 The Sidney B. Parker UBE is sponsoring a sweepstake for the Liki- Tiki Village Resort, Orlando Florida.  For more information or to purchase a ticket contact, Alma Flowers at 403.2100 or any UBE member.   Donation~ $40.00   The drawing will be Sunday after the Eucharist.

UBE Convocation ~ This historic gathering of Black Episcopalians is scheduled for June 30th-July 3rd right here in Jacksonville, with the opening Eucharist at St. John’s Cathedral on the evening of June 30th.  We want to encourage parishioners to give their fullest support to Alma Flowers and the local planning committee.  It has been decided that the Youth Night (Eucharist) will be held right here at St. Philip’s (July 1st).  Kindly circle those dates on your calendar and support the committee as they raise funds to help defray the cost of this Convocation that will bring together Episcopalians from across the country, the Caribbean and as far away as the United Kingdom!


Palm Sunday ~ We will join with St. John’s Cathedral, First United Methodist, and the Salvation Army for the annual blessings and distribution of palms at Hemming Plaza on Sunday.  Service time is 9:30 a.m.

Holy Week Services~ Just a reminder of the services planned for next week-Mon~ Prayer Service(6:00 p.m.), Tue ~Stations (6:00 p.m.), Wed ~ Tenebrae (7:30 p.m.), Thru~ Mass of The Last Supper (7:30 P.m.), Fri~ Devotional Service (7:30 p.m.), Sat~ Paschal Vigil (8:00 p.m.)  Invite your friends and family members to join us for our Easter Celebrations ~ Children’s program (9:00 a.m.) and a Solemn High Mass (10:00 a.m.

Do Pray For: Tanya  Wynns as she recovers at home and all those who are in trouble with the law at this time.   

 Porteh Sayon

Juanita Bivins 

Clarence Sims

Fr. Joslyn Angus                                                                         Carolyn Parker

Lurretta Blackshear                                                                  Charles Murray

Doris Widemon                                                                          Rutha Watson

Okil Hunte

Janet Owens                                                                               

Marian Walker              

Anthony Bivins

Brandon Johnson

Horace Quinney

Theresa Glass                                                             

Anthony Nembhard     

Mr. Walter Davis Sr. (Houston, Texas)

Michelle Roberts          

Florence Kenderick (Alma’s sister)                                    

John Melville (Rector’s friend)                                            

Geraldine Bennett (Rector’s aunt)


Those in the Military/Military Contractors:


Adam Pierce

Joseph Terrell

Donald Colbert

Michael Wright

LCDR Dereck Brown

LT André L. Williams, Jr.

MSG André L. Williams, Sr.

André Lee

Patrick Hall

E. LeShan Wright, Sr.