St. Philip’s Announcements:  May 15, 2020



1.Bishop Larry continues to send us an amazing sermon at 10:00am on Sundays. You will be able to access them on the St. Philip’s website, on our Facebook page, or our YouTube page. 


2. Please visit the Diocese of Lexington website,

You will find information and resources for the upcoming Thy Kingdom Come, the global prayer movement that will take place May 21 to May 31.

Also, there is a variety of worship and prayer resources in their COVID 19 Church at Home section. Plus, you will find news and information on events from and around the Diocese.


Congratulations to these three graduates!

We are proud of your accomplishment and wish you all the best in your next adventure.


“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”Jeremiah 29:11

Madeline Yankey (daughter of Greg & Melanie) will have her Bachelor's degree in Criminology & Forensic Psychology conferred this Friday from WKU.



Hannah Ayala just received an Associate’s degree in Applied Science for Graphic Design and Library Technology


Cannon Sultzbach (grandson of David  Taylor) graduated from Marion County High School this spring.



A Prayer for Journey

from Pathways for Pilgrims, Iona

God of journey, as we travel on
alert us to things that matter
and open our eyes to every sign of your presence.
Give us a sense of direction,
or at least a sense of purpose,
a sense of wonder,
a sense that in everything
you are walking with us step by step
gently guiding us to the heart of things.


A message from George Abbot-Maze- 


EFM (Education For Ministry) classes are winding down for

the year.

I am about to complete my 4th year in my class at St. John’s, Versailles. We have been meeting via Zoom.

Enrollment for the new year beginning in September will

be in early July. 

The 4-year curriculum is Year One: Old Testament, Year Two: New Testament,Year Three: History of the Church,

and Year Four: Development of Theology.


I invite you to consider joining a class this year.

The “journey is rewarding, fulfilling and new strong relationships develop amongst the class participants.

The class at St. John’s meets Wednesday evenings 6:15 to 8:15.

The new class year will allow for physical attendance and

virtual (via ZOOM) attendance.


             Please consider enhancing your personal knowledge

and theology development.  

Questions? Call me at 501-209-6226.


George Abbott-Maze

Staying Connected


Donnie Freeman

Donnie wants to thank the St. Philip’s family for all their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. He also expressed thanks for the food from St. Philip’s that Katie delivered to him and his guests after the passing of his son, Dennis Freeman.


Lenore and Marty Gray

They are home staying well and safe. Lenore helps her Mom out, but maintains a social distance and really misses her Mom’s hugs. Both Lenore and Marty keep busy and entertained with their 10 dogs, 2 of which they are fostering.


Hannah Ayala

Ramon turned two in April. He keeps her busy, but she is enjoying her time with him. She plans to focus on her creative writing for the next year or so. 


Pam Heathman

Pam is well at home. She has been laid off from her job as a nurse at the hospital in Harrodsburg due to lack of elective surgeries. She has enjoyed the time at home doing projects around the house and visiting with her Mom. 


Jeanette Germann

Jeanette continues to experience eye problems from Bell’s Palsy complications and appreciates our prayers for her. She is having eye surgery Monday morning.


Jim and Bonnie Tanner

They have enjoyed three months of celebrations, their birthdays and 56th wedding anniversary. Jim has repaired three banjos during his time at home. Although he enjoyed his time at home, he is looking forward to going back to work soon. Bonnie is experiencing a lot of pain right now.


Opal Lee Taylor

The treatment she is doing is making it difficult for her to eat and enjoy food and she is losing weight.


Vicky Thurman

Vicky spent two weeks in March on Sanibel Island with her daughter. She is working on getting caught up on home projects and doing puzzles.


Darrell and Sherri Ward

Darrell is working. Sherri was laid off from her job at Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital in Danville for three weeks. She wanted to spend time with her father in Indiana or their son in Birmingham but, because of the Coronavirus, stayed home and painted rooms in her house. Now she is back to work.


Dick and Kim Webb

They are doing well. They babysit their two granddaughters, Vivian, 4, and Evelyn, 1, one day each week. 

Dick enjoys meeting regularly with friends while social distancing.


Judy and Jim Hogue

They are doing fine. Judy lost an elderly aunt, living out of state to Covid-19.


Kenn Klun 

Kenn is doing well.


Daniel and Taylor

They are both doing well. They have been redecorating their house & taking our dog, Mabel, on a lot of walks.


Ann Lee

Ann Lee is doing well at home. She would like to help prepare the church when we begin to prepare for in church worship.




There is no doubt that these coronavirus pandemic days are trying times. If you are experiencing difficulties or have a need of some kind, please contact Kristie Jones or one of the other Vestry members. Remember, we're a family and are here for each other.


Even though the church buildings are closed,

St. Philip’s still has bills to pay. If you don’t have your pledge deposited electronically,

please continue to support St. Philip’s by mailing

your contribution to the church office

(118 W. Poplar St. Harrodsburg, KY 40330).


You may also give to St. Philip’s on the Diocese’s website ( for online giving.

The button below will take you to directly to online giving:

This is an easy way to make your contribution. Just be sure you select St. Philip’s Harrodsburg in the drop-down menu as to where you want your money to go. You will get a receipt via email.


3. Don’t forget the Blue Box. The need for United 

Thank Offering (UTO) grants continues.

It is important these days for each of us to find something to be thankful for and give to your

Blue Box for that blessing. 



Health care providers: Nurses- Pam Heathman & Dawn Davis and Dr. Tonya Foreman (Diana Hayslett’s daughter).  


For those in need: Adrian, Andrew, Bonnie, Donnie, Jeannette, Melissa, Opal Lee, Rebecca, Rick, Sallie Jo, Shirley and Tammy.


For the departed: Dennis, & Margaret.


Diocesan Cycle of Prayer (5/17): The University of the South: Dr. John M. McCardell, Jr., Vice-Chancellor; 

The Rt. Rev. Robert Skirving, Chancellor; The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, Dean, School of Theology


Anglican Cycle of Prayer (5/17):  Pray for the Anglican Church of Korea:  

The Most Rev. Moses Nagjun Yoo - Primate of Korea and Bishop of Daejeon


Prayer request from the phone calls –


Joyce- She was Larry’s Archdeacon and has terminal melanoma that has spread to the brain-from George.


Sara- A friend who is pregnant and has Covid-19 from Dawn


JoAnn - Neighbor needs peace from Sallie Jo. 


Donna - Friend needs knee surgery from Sallie Jo.


Katie– An elderly widow who deals with loneliness from Karen Evans.


All people suffering from the virus from Marceline.


Contact the church office if you have prayer requests and we will send in the next announcements.

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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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