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Going Away and Coming Together

In last Sunday’s gospel (Mark 6:30-34, 53-56) Jesus said to the disciples “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” Jesus and the disciples had…

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St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Uvalde

Updated COVID-19 Guidelines – Effective May 30, 2021

On May 18, 2021, Bishop Reed issued Updated COVID-19 Guidelines. In light of these changes and our local situation the Vestry and I are updating the St. Philip’s COVID-19 Guidelines.…

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The Gift of Years – New Book Study

As an older person, I’ve been navigating this stage of my life along with my other senior friends, with our occasional conversations about life’s changes and challenges at this age. Recently,…

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Palm Sunday 2021

An Invitation to Walk through Holy Week

Holy Week is believed to have developed in Jerusalem in the fourth century. The Easter Vigil, one of the oldest of the church's liturgies was already in existence at this…

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Sunday School Uvalde, Texas

Moving Forward with Sunday School and Childcare

Over the last few weeks the vestry has met several times to discuss whether to resume further in-person activities at St. Philip’s. After consultation with local physicians and in light…

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Barbara Edwards

A 2021 DWTX Council Experience and Recap

By: Barbara Edwards “Nevertheless, the kingdom has come near.”  That was the theme of the 2021 Diocesan Council which was held in February. Because it was my first time serving…

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Welcome LaSabra Venegas – New Church Secretary

We are pleased to introduce you to LaSabra Venegas, the new church secretary here at St. Philip's. LaSabra graduated from Uvalde High School in 2017 and is currently enrolled at…

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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

  • What’s Next? – A Sermon On Mark 4:26-34
    What’s next?  It’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. What’s next for Uvalde? What’s next for me and my priesthood? What’s next for St. Philip’s? What’s next for Cyndy and me in our marriage and life together? What’s next for me and my life as an individual, a human being? What’s next? […]
  • Be Crazy Like Jesus – A Sermon On Mark 3:20-35
    Last week we got angry Jesus. In this week’s gospel (Mark 3:20-35) we get crazy Jesus. People are saying, “He’s gone out of his mind.” They’re calling him insane. Have you ever thought Jesus was crazy? Have you ever said he was out of his mind? I don’t think I have but more and more […]
  • Be Angry Like Jesus – A Sermon On Mark 2:23-3:6
    Last week Cyndy and I were leaving the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin when a little boy who was probably two or three or years old screamed at his mother, “I want to catch a dragonfly.” He was so angry and he was loud. He sat on the ground yelling and crying.  “But […]
  • Filling The Empty Space – A Trinity Sunday Sermon On John 3:1-17
    Today is Trinity Sunday but I’m not going to say much about the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit. Today, I’m more interested in the empty space. Are you familiar with the empty space in the Trinity? Let me show you what I’m talking about.  This is Andrei Rublev’s icon of the Holy Trinity. […]
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