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Blessed Beyond My Expectations

By The Reverend Arnoldo L. Romero MLA As some of you may be aware, God willing, I will be ordained to the priesthood in less than six weeks. Mike and our…

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Update: Crossroads Academy Self-Care Rewards

As you know St. Philip's has agreed to provide the rewards for the Crossroad's Self-Care challenge for the 2020-2021 school year. We have decided to donate 20 gift cards each month starting…

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Where We Stand With Further Resuming Congregational Life?

At its most recent meeting the vestry discussed resuming childcare in the nursery and in-person Sunday School classes for children and adults. The consensus is that we want to do…

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New Bible Study

Read the Bible. Make Art. Drink Coffee. Live!

OK, maybe you don’t like coffee, but you can substitute it with water, tea, milk, juice, a soft drink, or a smoothie!  The point is that since God created us…

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Luke 6:31

Loving our Neighbors During an Election

“I want us to have a conversation about the upcoming election.” That’s what I told the vestry at our September meeting about a week and a half ago. As soon…

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Church in the Digital World

Church in the Digital World: What does this mean for St. Philip’s?

What does it mean to be the church in this new digital world? This is a question many are asking. I recently attended a webinar entitled  “Welcoming and Belonging in…

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Arnoldo Is Ordained a Deacon

What is a Deacon?

Deacons are members of the ordained Christian ministry, along with priests and bishops. The word deacon is a derivative of the Greek word diákonos, which means servant, minister, or messenger. Hence, in…

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Read The Rev. Dr. Michael K. Marsh’s Sermons

AN EPISCOPAL PRIEST’S SERMONS, PRAYERS, AND REFLECTIONS ON LIFE, BECOMING HUMAN, AND DISCOVERING OUR DIVINITY

RSS Interrupting the Silence

  • Yes Means Letting Go – A Sermon On John 13:31-35
    I was invited to be the guest preacher at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, San Antonio, on the Sunday before The Rev. Beth Knowlton, rector of St. Mark’s, began her sabbatical.  ————— I want to start by being very direct with… Read More Yes Means Letting Go – A Sermon On John 13:31-35
  • Living In Suspense – A Sermon On John 10:22-30
    “How long will you keep us in suspense?” the religious leaders ask Jesus in today’s gospel (John 10:22-30). I suspect we’ve all had times of suspense in our lives and we’ve all asked that question, whether of Jesus or someone… Read More Living In Suspense – A Sermon On John 10:22-30
  • What’s The Story Of Your Easter? – A Sermon On John 21:1-19
    I want to begin by asking a couple of questions about the Easter story. Here’s my first question. It’s pretty simple. If I asked you tell the Easter story, what would you say? How would you tell it? Most of… Read More What’s The Story Of Your Easter? – A Sermon On John 21:1-19
  • Sermons For Easter Sunday And Holy Week 2022
    I often follow a thread or theme through Holy Week to Easter. This year I focused on self-betrayal, the ways in which we turn away from ourselves and our lives, and live less than who we truly are. It will… Read More Sermons For Easter Sunday And Holy Week 2022
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