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."
Kroger has changed the way it pays rewards to non-profit organizations. The gift cards we have been using will not benefit St. Philip's after August 31. (The gift cards can continue to be used until the cash on the card is gone, however, St. Philip's will not receive a donation from use of the gift card.)
Beginning on September 1, 2014, rewards will be paid based on purchases with a scanned Kroger Plus card. 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!
The Diocese of Lexington is holding a children/family event on September 20 at St. Mary's, Middlesboro. All children and their friends as well as their families are invited. It is called "Meeting on the Mount: the Heights of God's Love". Below is a link to download an article with additional information. Consider attending -- it is sure to be fun as well as educational.
The Rt. Rev. Douglas Hahn, Bishop of Lexington, will conduct the service of Celebration of a New Ministry for the Rev. Peter Doddema as Rector to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, September 7, at 4:00 PM at St. Philip's. All are invited and encouraged to attend.
St. Philip's Adult Forum meets each Sunday from 9:00 AM until 9:50 AM in the Parish Hall. Join us for exploration and discussion of issues of importance to 21st century Christians. Click here for directions to the Parish Hall.
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 Caring/Outreach/Growth meeting will be on Tuesday, September 9, at 6:30 PM in the Parish Hall. Please join us and share your concerns and ideas.
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 next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 10.
The B,B&B Men's Group will meet on Wednesday, September 17, at 6:00 PM in St. Philip's Parish Hall. All men are invited for food, fellowship and discussion.
Community Meal is on Thursday, September 25, 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).
The fall Vestry Retreat will be on Saturday, September 27, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. All Vestry members should attend this important meeting.
Photos from the July 13 Parish Picnic are posted on the Photo Gallery pages. Click here to view the photos.
St. Philip's Parish Annual Report for 2013 is available to view online or download.
Click here to go to the download page.
Sign-up sheets for altar flowers and coffee hour are in the church. Altar flowers are $50 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.
We’ve been talking about holding a service or two outdoors for some time. On Sunday, September 28 we’re going to do it! On that day (weather permitting) we will gather for worship at 10:00 AM near the Osage Orange tree near the front of Old Fort Harrod State Park. (If the weather is bad, we’ll gather for services at St. Philip’s.) The worship will be our regular Sunday morning worship (including Eucharist), just adapted a bit for the change in surroundings. Please bring a lawn chair, dress casually, and plan on having fun!
Worshiping outdoors places us in a new context, allowing us to hear the prayers, Scripture reading, and liturgy in a new way. Many of the prayers from our Celtic heritage celebrate nature and how God is revealed through creation. Worshiping outside provides an opportunity to connect with our roots.
This is a great time to invite someone to worship. The outdoor space makes our worship more accessible and the causal environment helps people relax. I am inviting people to worship with us that day and ask that you do the same. Let’s have fun and see what the Holy Spirit does that day!
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.
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.
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