St. Philip's Episcopal/Anglican Church
(The Diocese of Long Island)
The Venerable Carver W. Israel, Rector
The Right Reverend Lawrence C. Provenzano, Diocesan Bishop

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© Copyright 2014: St. Philips Episcopal /Anglican Church
334 MacDonough Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233

Church Telephone: 718.778.8700
Rectory Telephone:  718.467.5250
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All guests and visitors worshiping with us are warmly welcome. If you are not currently a member of a Church family, and/or are seeking a Church home, please consider making St. Philip’s your home. Contact the church office or see one of our Ushers after service, and will be happy to provide you with the necessary information to make this possible.


Welcome to St. Philip's!

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE is pleased to announce Advent Bible Study: The last Advent Bible Study Class will take place Friday Dec. 19th at 6:00 p.m. Soup will be served at the beginning of the session. 

LINE DANCING is back at St. P’s and will take place in Martin Hall on the following Saturday’s from 10:00am – noon: Dec. 20th; Dec. 27th; Jan. 3rd; and Jan. 10th. Cost: $5 per session. Please dress comfortably. 


UBE, family & friends present KWANZAA, December 27th 3-7pm. We welcome potluck donations and vendors are welcome for a nominal fee. Contact Sherri Hobson or Renee Gregory.
















VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The St. Benedicts Food Pantry is desperately seeking able-bodied young men to volunteer on Tuesdays from 8:00am - 10:30am. Volunteers will assist with unloading the food truck, packing bags, etc. Please speak with Evelyn Rainford or Unell Burton to sign up. Thank you!  

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Join us on Sunday, Dec. 28th
First Sunday After Christmas

Bible Study, 9:15 AM
Mass, 8:00AM & 10:30AM


SAVE THE DATE

Join us for our New Year's Eve service at 
St. Philip's Episcopal Church on 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 10:00 pm,
 to bring in 2015. Everyone is welcome! 
A Stewardship Minute: December 2014

Inspiring a deeper understanding of true giving

What is Christmas all about? It is about God's special gift to 
the whole earth: our Lord, Jesus Christ … and about our
 response to that gift!

The Christmas issue Stewardship reminds us of how we ought to respond to God’s love, as shown in the person and actions of Christ on our behalf. Our response to God’s gift of Jesus should be showing our love for God by being committed stewards of our entire lives. Here is a statement from Stewardship that deserves thinking about seriously: “I’m just managing what God has entrusted to me, but I’m doing it in his best interest.”

The prophet Isaiah had a challenge while worshiping in the temple one day. The whole account of his experience is found in the Isaiah 6. Here is what Isaiah describes happened to him: “I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!” It is interesting to notice that right after the words, “send me!” there is an exclamation symbol. “Send me!” Isaiah was willing to give his all. And right then and there.
Christmas offers us the challenge to decide what we might do in response to God’s loving gift to us. Shouldn't each of us think seriously about our commitment to Christ!

Prayer: Dear Lord, you gave us the gift of our Savior. Help us to give you the gift of ourselves and our sincere stewardship. Amen