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."
St. Philip's Adult Forum meets on Sunday at 9 AM until 9:50 AM in the CER Building (entrance next door to church front door). Join us for the Bible challenge which is reading the Bible in it's entirety in one year. The Adult Forum will meet on August 16th and will meet every Sunday beginning in September.
Godly Play Spoken Here! Godly Play is offered on the second and fourth Sundays of each month for children who are preschool age through 3rd grade Elementary School. The children and teachers meet in the CER Building during the first part of the worship service and return to the church at the Offertory to be with their families for the Eucharist. Godly Play is the sacred space for children to explore the stories of our faith. The Complete Guide to Godly Play describes it as a time for children to “enter in into parables, silence, sacred stories and sacred liturgy in order to discover God, ourselves, one another and the world around us.” Beth Pritchett is a certified teacher in the Godly Play curriculum, and she openly and warmly invites all age-appropriate children to this beautiful introduction to experiencing the mystery of God in our lives.
Finding your way to St. Philip's. Finding one's way around our buildings can be difficult at first. To make it a bit easier we have a map of our buildings showing entrances. Click here to view the map.
The Sts. Mary and Martha Chapter of the Daughters of the King (DoK) at St. Philip’s meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 12:30 PM in the Parish Hall. The Installation of the new members of the Daughters of the King will be on Sunday, August 9th during the 10 AM service. A reception will follow in the Parish House. There will not be a regular meeting in August. The next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, September 9th at 12:30 PM in the Parish House.
The Community Meal will be served in the Parish House on the Fourth Thursday of the month beginning at 5 PM. The next date is Thursday, August 27th. See the Community Meal page in the Ministries section for more information (click here).
The C/O/G (Caring/Outreach/Growth) meets on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 1 PM in the Parish House. The next meeting date is September 15th. The focus will be the 2015 Calendar. Meetings will now rotate the focus on one area at a time and will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. All are invited to attend and share ideas.
BB&B Men’s Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6 PM. The next meetings are scheduled for August 19th and September 16th at 6 PM in the Parish House.
Attention all Men!! The Men's Breakfast continues on August 27th and September 24th at 9 AM at the Olde Bus Station. This is scheduled for the 4th Thursday of every month at 9 AM. All men are welcome- Bring a friend!
Sign-up sheets for altar flowers are in the church. Altar flowers are $40 per Sunday, and a dedication for the flowers appears in the bulletin (for example, "in honor of ..." or "in loving memory of ..."). We also need volunteers to provide snacks or finger food for coffee hour on the first Sunday of the month. Please sign up for these donations using the sign-up sheets.
Follow St. Philip's on Twitter. The St. Philip's Twitter feed is @StPhilipsKy (https://twitter.com/StPhilipsKy). Follow us to get tweets of current events at St. Philip's. You can also view our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stphilipsharrodsburg.
Keep the Rewards coming. Re-enroll for 2015-2016. Each participant currently signed up to support St. Philip's through the Kroger Community Rewards will be required to re-enroll his or her Kroger plus card on an annual basis through Kroger.com website. Re-enrollment for 2015-2016 will be from August 1-August 31, with the new year beginning September 1, 2015. Please contact the church office for assistance.
Please enroll or re-enroll in August- Participants need to register their Kroger Plus cards online at Kroger.com/CommunityRewards by clicking on Enroll. You can then search for St. Philip's Episcopal Church by name and/or NPO number (11100) to link your Kroger Plus Card reward to St. Philip's. Every time you shop at Kroger and scan your Kroger Plus card, St. Philip's will receive a donation at no cost to you. Sign up, and ask all your friends to sign up too!
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.
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.
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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See a slideshow of our wonderful community, and get a glimpse of some of the many activities that take place at St. Philip's on the Photo Galleries page.