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Worship

We have resumed in-person worship services at St. Philip’s and we will also continue our live-stream for those who are not ready to return to church at this time.  For now we will have one service on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.  For those who are ready to return to in-person worship, please familiarize yourself with and follow the St. Philip’s Attendee Guidelines – Phase 2.

We believe that worship is an integral part of Christian life that helps us deepen our relationship with God. St. Philip’s has two main worship spaces, the main sanctuary or church and the smaller chapel, located to the left of the sanctuary. The entrances to both worship spaces face Getty Street.

Come And See

Please join us for any of our services

Please note that due to Covid-19 our worship schedule has changed and all Sunday formation classes are now taking place on Zoom. Modifications have been implemented to keep your family safe while worshipping at St. Philip’s. Please review St. Philip’s Attendee Guidelines – Phase 2 to learn more about what we are doing to keep you safe and how you can assist us.

Sunday
In-person and online at 10:30 a.m. only.

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Not meeting at this time.)
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 (In the Church and on Facebook)
Note: Christian Formation is available for all ages between the two services at 9:15 a.m.

Thursday
This service is not meeting at this time.

12:10 p.m. Holy Eucharist and Unction
(In the Chapel)

Tuesday and Thursday

8:00 a.m. School Chapel
(In the Church –
During School Year)

In addition to our regularly scheduled worship schedule, we often celebrate feast days, Taizé Prayer Services, and other holy occasions throughout the year. These special worship services will be announced in our e-news and our blog.

Prayer

Camino Sagrado – Sacred Path

Our prayer labyrinth was created in 2014. It is a replica of the ancient labyrinth on the floor of Chartres Cathedral near Paris. Walking the labyrinth is another way to pray. In walking the labyrinth in prayer, we seek to know God’s presence in our lives. This peaceful meditative space is available for individuals and groups to enjoy at any time. Our outdoor labyrinth is located on the south side of the church.

Tips On Walking the Labyrinth

It may be helpful to think of walking the labyrinth in these three stages:

  • Release Let go of the details in your life. Shedding thoughts and emotions quiets and empties the mind as you walk into the labyrinth.
  • Receive In the center, or anywhere along the path, receive what insight is there for you to receive.
  • Recharge Each time you walk out of the labyrinth, become more empowered to find and do the work you feel your soul reaching to do.

Stations of the Cross

Fourteen Stations of the Cross are located on the Getty Street front grounds of St. Philip’s. Each station is a particular event from Jesus’ passion and death. At each station we use our senses and our imagination to reflect prayerfully upon Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection.

The Stations of the Cross are illuminated at night and are available to walk anytime. Booklets with the prayers are provided in the box at the first station located to the left of the church.

We offer community walks each Wednesday during Lent and on Good Friday.

Daughters of the King

Women’s community of prayer and service. This group meets monthly and is open to all adult women who are looking to be supported and support others in a life of prayer.

Taizé Prayer Service

A quarterly contemplative service with candlelight, scripture, music, silence, and prayer. The style of worship comes from the Taizé Community in France. This service offers a chance to rest in the presence of God, to reflect on one’s life, and to experience the beauty of holiness.

STUDY

Spiritual Formation Classes are available for all on Sunday Mornings at 9:15 a.m.

Children’s Sunday School

Adult Classes

Lectionary Study
Fr. Mike’s Book Study Class

Nursery

A welcoming nursery with long time loving caregivers is available for children on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the differences between the two services?

The 8:00 a.m. service is a Rite 1 service which includes more traditional language, and there is no music. This service is slightly shorter than our 10:30 service as it lasts approximately 50 minutes.

The 10:30 a.m. service is a Rite 2 service and includes a more contemporary language. If music is important to you, you will want to join us at 10:30 a.m. This service includes choir, organ and occasional guitar music, along with a small town choir that will surprise and delight you. There are many families that attend this service, so it can be lively and joy-filled.

Are children welcome at either service?

Absolutely – children are an active and welcome part of St. Philip’s. While you will find more children at our 10:30 a.m. service, activity boxes with scriptural based activities and lessons are available for children during both services.

Am I allowed to receive communion? What about children?

All baptized Christians, regardless of age or denomination, are invited to share in Christ’s Holy Communion. The altar around which we gather does not belong to either the Episcopal Church or to St. Philip’s. It is the table of God for the people of God.

What do I do during communion if I’m not yet baptized?

If you or your children are not yet baptized or prefer not to receive communion you are invited to come forward to receive God’s blessing. Simply cross your arms over your chest, or tell the priest that you would prefer a blessing. You may kneel or stand when receiving communion or a blessing.

What is a Taizé Prayer Service?

This is a contemplative service with candlelight, scripture, music, silence, and prayer. The style of worship comes from theTaizé Community in France. This service offers a chance to rest in the presence of God, to reflect on one’s life, and to experience the beauty of holiness. This service is offered quarterly.

Is there a nursery available for young children?

Absolutely – a welcoming nursery with long time loving caregivers is available for children on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where can I get additional information about St. Philip’s?

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