We are called by God through the Holy Spirit and the love of Christ
to worship and serve the Lord.
Welcome to the St. Philip’s Episcopal Church website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. St. Philip's has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for Holy Eucharist on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ. We also invite you to participate in any of of our many parish ministries. "Come as you are; leave a little different."
Gift card orders due by Monday, December 8, to have them in time for Christmas! Orders will be placed on December 9 and the cards should be received at the church office by December 11.
Church members and friends can order gift cards through St. Philip’s using a printed order form. Cick on the document download below to get the order form in pdf format. Return the order form to the church office with a check payable to St. Philip's (put 'gift cards' on the memo line). St. Philip’s receives a percentage of sales from each vendor. This is a painless way to increase church revenue. So grab an order form, buy cards for gifts, and for stores where you regularly shop. Also encourage your friends and family to buy cards!
Keith Stillwell is the Associate Pastor for Discipleship at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church (339 West Lexington Avenue, Danville, KY). He recently featured St. Philip's in his blog "Churches Along the Ride and Psalms". The post includes some nice photos of St. Philip's which Rev. Stillwell snapped. Click here to view the blog post.
Reading Camp is participating in the Good Giving Challenge,
an online campaign from November 1 to December 31, 2013.
Last year, Reading Camp netted over $7,000 from online giving during the Good Giving Challenge, which translated into overnight camp for 14 children or day camp for 23 children. Because of the number of children who need Reading Camp, our goal is to raise $10,000 by December 31, 2013. With this amount, we can close the 2013 funding gap and send even more children to Reading Camp this summer.
Make your dollar do more!$30,000 will be available starting at noon on Thursday, November 21. Each individual donation from $10 to $1,000 is eligible for a 50 cent match on every dollar. This means a donor making a $50 contribution will earn a $25 match, which equals $75 for helping children read better.
For more information on Reading Camp, visit the web site, Reading Camp Rocks!
Lay Worship Leader training will be held on Sunday, December 8 following the worship service. All are welcome to attend: those already serving, those who wish to refine their skills, those interested in becoming a Lay Worship Leader, as well as those who are curious to see what is involved. The goal is to have all persons confident in the duties of their task, and to have uniformity and consistency in our service. The Leaders include Crucifer, Server, Lector, Reader, Chalice Bearer, and Verger. Shadowing and coaching is always available for those who are starting on a new venture.
The men's B,B&B group will meet at the Kentucky Fudge Co. at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, December 11. The Kentucky Fudge Co. is on Main Street in Harrodsburg.
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will have a Christmas Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at 11:30 AM at The Old Owl Tavern at Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg. Please bring a $10.00 Secret Santa gift to exchange. All women of St. Philip's are invited and welcome. Please RSVP by December 8 to Rebecca at 859-734-2078.
St. Philip's will celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, December 15, at the 10:00 AM Eucharist. In honor of the Blessed Mother, the altar will be decorated with 100 roses from an anonymous donor.
The annual Greening of the Church will be on Saturday, December 21 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Please come and help decorate the church for the Christmas season. Please bring a shop vac and/or a dust pan if you can.
There will be a service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 22, at 10:00 AM at St. Philip's. This is a traditional service of Bible readings and Christmas music. Please join us in joyous worship and praise.
We will celebrate Christmas with Eucharists and special music. At 10:30 PM on Christmas Eve there will be a half-hour program of music in the church. Immediately following the music on Christmas Eve, at 11:00 PM, Holy Eucharist, Rite II, will be celebrated. On Christmas Day, we will have a Rite I Holy Eucharist at 10:00 AM. Please join us in celebrating the birth of our Savior.
Enquirer’s Class meets after the worship service on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. The next meeting is December 8 in the CER Buildling. (We will not</> meet on the fourth Sunday.) The class is for anyone who is interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church. The class will last about an hour; please bring a brown bag lunch. See the September newsletter for more information.
Choir practice during Advent will be on December 4, 11 and 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the church. The choir will sing at the Advent services and on Christmas Eve. Everyone who wants to sing is invited and encouraged to attend.
Community Meal is on Thursday, December 19, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in St. Philip's Parish Hall. See the Community Meal page in the Ministries section for more information (click here).
Please see the calendar for other important events in December. Click here for a shortcut to the calendar page of the web site.
Bible Study will not meet in December. Join us in January as we resume scripture study on Wednesdays from 10:30 AM until noon in the Parish Hall. Everyone is welcome.
Daughters of the King will not meet in December. The Sts. Martha and Mary chapter at St. Philip's will meet on the second Wednesday of January at 12:30 PM in the Parish Hall.
The monthly St. Philip's newsletter is available by email. If you would like to receive the newsletter via email(instead of a paper copy through the Postal Service), please contact the church office by email or phone (859-734-3569). The newsletter will be sent as a pdf file. This will save postage, paper and toner cost plus you'll receive the emailed newsletter before the paper copies are delivered. Electronic copies (in pdf format) of current and past issues can be downloaded here.
DioLex Link is the weekly email letter from the Diocese of Lexington. It is the primary source for news and information in the Diocese of Kentucky. If you aren't receiving DioLex Link then you should sign up today -- use the form on the home page of the Diocese of Lexington web site . Please note that the Diocese has suspended publication of the Advocate newspaper.
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St. Philip's is enrolled in Kroger's Continuous Use "Gift" Card program that donates 4% of your Kroger purchases to St. Philip's. The program takes just three simple steps:
That's it! Kroger will record your purchases and donate 4% of the total to St. Philip's. To get a Kroger card, contact the church office or e-mail Anne Donnally, Parish Administrator.
Learn about St. Philip's Episcopal Church, it's clergy, and staff. We have a rich history, and a vibrant team of people who make a difference.
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St. Philip's Episcopal Church
St Philip's Episcopal Church
118 W Poplar St
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Located on the corner of Short and Chiles Streets
Worship: Sundays at 10:00 AM
Nursery available every Sunday!
Children's Church on 2nd & 4th Sundays at 10:00 AM
Almighty God, assist us to see your vision of the growth and vitality of St. Philip's. Help us to reach those who do not know your saving grace. Deepen our commitment; increase our faith and trust, that we may live as witnesses to you. May the Holy Spirit lead us to the service you would have us do, as servants of Christ Jesus our Lord, in whose name we pray. Amen.