Fr. Peter Doddema, Rector


Welcome to the St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. 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 our many parish ministries.

"Come as you are; leave a little different."





St. Philip's Episcopal Church Pioneer Days Worship in the Park

Sunday, August 19th @ 10AM under the Osage Orange Tree at Old Fort Harrod.

We are delighted that we've been asked to do this and ask that, if possible, you bring a lawn chair and a friend and come out. It should be a lovely, casual worship service. The format will look like our regular service in the park and is a great opportunity for us to bring the wonderful love that we share with one another into our community.


The 122nd Convention of the Diocese of Lexington elected the

Rt. Rev. Mark Van Koevering as the new Bishop Provisional.


St. Philip's vendor's booth is now at Rags to Riches in Harrodsburg 

We are still collecting gently used and vintage items to sell! 

Check out the booth -- it's toward the back of the building and has a "St. Philip's" sign on it.

You can drop your items at St. Philip's office on Mondays/Fridays from 10-2 (Call Ahead) or larger items can be picked up. Thanks for all the generous donations!

Call the church office if you need someone to pick up your donations.


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Service Schedule


August 12 @ 10AM: Rite II Eucharist


August 19 @ 10AM: Worship in the Park for Pioneer Days


August 26 @ 10AM: Rite II Eucharist


The Mid- week  Service of Reflection & Dialogue will resume

Wednesday, September 5th

Upcoming Events


Movie Nights: Thursday, August 16th, & 30th

@ 7:00 PM


St. Philip’s Movie Night is every other Thursday at 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall. Come join us for a night of Classic Movies!


Addiction & Recovery Family Resource Group

St. Philip’s hosts an open Addiction/Recovery Family Support Meeting every Tuesdays at 6:00 PM in the Parish Hall.

The group is facilitated by Marty Gray. This is one of the only meetings in Mercer County to offer services available to people here who wish to maintain their sobriety and help others become drug-free as well.

All interested persons are invited to attend the meetings, and everyone is asked to remember this ministry in your prayers.

Recurring Events


This Service will resume September 12th: 

Service of Reflection & Dialogue every Wednesday at (new time!) 7 PM:

 This is a casual interactive service.

Father Peter has a short sermon followed by a time to reflect, respond, and discuss. 

It is a relaxed and supportive service with time to listen and speak about life's concerns.

Please join us for a quieter time of worship, prayer, and healing.


Children & Youth Education

Nursery available every Sunday for children under 4 yrs.

Children's Church on 2nd & 4th Sundays at 10:00 AM

St. Philip's offers 2 wonderful children's education programs:

The 1st Sunday of the month, kids remain & serve in church. 

The  2nd and 4th Sundays are, Godly Play, a Music, Art and Bible lesson that occurs in the CER Youth Center located next door to the church building (ages: Preschool - 4th Grade.)

Our families meet in the church and our children lead us into worship. Then children walk with a guide to the CER bldg, and return to the church at the Offertory to be with their families for the Eucharist. 

Godly Play is the sacred space for kids to explore the stories of our faith. We openly and warmly invite all age-appropriate children to this beautiful introduction to experiencing the mystery of God in our lives.


Daughters of the King meet the first Sunday of the month at 11:30 AM

Please contact Vicki Mackey or Rebecca Robinson for questions about DOK or if you would like to add someone to the DOK prayer list.


The Community Meal is served in the Parish Hall

4th Thursday of the month from  4:45-6PM.

If you would like to volunteer for this ministry, please contact Katie Lay (or church office).

See the Community Meal page in the Ministries section for more information.


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. 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.  There are no flowers during Lent.

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.

Sign Up for DioLex Link

DioLex 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.

Kroger Card Rewards

Keep the Rewards coming. 

Please enroll anytime 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!

A Prayer for Service

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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