St. Philip's Episcopal Church
St. Philip's Episcopal Church

We are called by God through the Holy Spirit and the love of Christ
to worship and serve the Lord.

Fr. Peter Doddema, Rector


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."

            Upcoming Events

Due to weather and road conditions, the midweek Epiphany

service is cancelled for Wednesday, January 20th


Join us for Special Services during Lent/Easter

Ash Wednesday-Eucharist and Impositon of Ashes:

Wednesday, February 10th, Noon and 6:30 PM


Lenten Celebration of Light: 

Wednesdays, 2/17 & 24; 3/2, 9 & 16 at 6:30 PM

Palm Sunday: Sunday, March 20th at 10 AM

Tenebrae: Wednesday, March 23rd at 6:30 PM

Maundy Thursday: Thursday, March 24th at 6:30 PM

Good Friday Liturgy: Friday, March 25th at 6:30 PM

Easter Sunday:  Sunday, March 27th at 10 AM



Midweek Service began in January -  Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM

Join St. Philip's each Wednesday evening during Epiphany for A Celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the Celtic Tradition: Sharing the Light of Christ


Enquirers' Class Continues on 2nd & 4th Sundays at 11:30 AM   

This class will meet the 2nd and fourth Sundays and conclude when our Bishop visits in May. The Bishop’s visit is a time for baptisms, confirmations, and welcoming new members to St. Philip’s.   St. Philip’s Inquirers’ class  covers a lot of important ground. Though the class is designed primarily for people interested in joining St. Philip’s, it is open to anyone interested in knowing more about the Episcopal Church & in exploring their own faith.   If you are interested in knowing more or in attending, please let Fr. Peter. Our previous classes have been a lot of fun and times of great learning and we look forward to more of that in the coming months.

During our time of study, we look at:  The history of the  Episcopal Church and also What is going on today.



Children and Youth Education. St. Philip's offers two unique and wonderful children's education programs.  Music, Art and Bible lessons occur on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays in the CER bldg. Our second program is Godly Play.  Our families meet in the church and our children lead us into worship. Then children walk with a guide to Parish Hall classroom, or CER bldg, and return to the church at the Offertory to be with their families for the Eucharist. Godly Play is offered on the second and fourth Sundays of each month for children who are preschool age through 4th grade Elementary School.  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.


Daughters of the King meeting time change beginning in 2016- will meet the first Sunday of the month at 11:30 AM

We are pleased to announce that Vicki Mackey has agreed to take over as our president of Daughters of the King.  Barbara or Rebecca will lead the January and February meetings to give Vicki a couple of months to get her feet wet.  Thank you so much Vicki for stepping in, we look forward to your leadership.

     The next meeting will be on Sunday, February 7th at 11:30 AM.  Meetings will now be the first Sunday of the month after church.  Also, there will not be a meeting in December due to our Christmas lunch at the Owl on December 12th at 11:30 am. 


 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, January 28th.  If you would like to volunteer for this ministry, please contact Vicky Thurman or Katie Lay (or church office).  See the Community Meal page in the Ministries section for more information (click here).


BB&B Men’s Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6 PM.  


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 ( Follow us to get tweets of current events at St. Philip's. You can also view our Facebook page at

Quick Links

Kroger Card Rewards

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 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 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.

Newsletter by Email

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.

Sign Up for DioLex Link

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.

Meet the Staff

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.

Look at Our Photos

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.

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