In person worship
The Session has approved that in person worship, for a limited number of people, will resume on Sunday, October 18 at 11:00 a.m.
But please be aware that this may change depending on COVID-19 case counts and the epidemic curve. Please check your emails for any changes in this date and please continue reading below for what to expect when we return to worship.
Details on resuming for worship Oct. 18:
Live Streaming will continue with the usual worship service at 8:30 a.m. in the sanctuary (this will not be our in-person worship service. Only the live stream team and pastors will be present for this service.) People will be able to watch the live stream anytime by going to our YouTube channel “St. Philip Presbyterian Church, Hurst TX”
The number attending in person worship will be limited to 50 and will require members and visitors to call Patrice or Mitzi for reservations. (see below for more details on calling for reservations.)
The in person worship will be different. The Session is extremely concerned for the safety of members as they worship. The Order of worship will be similar but will not include singing of hymns or responsive or unison readings.
Peace & Global Witness Offering on
World Communion Sunday
On October 4, Presbyterians will join believers around the world to celebrate
World Communion Sunday. On that same day St. Philip, along with many other
congregations, will receive the Peace & Global Witness Offering. For over three decades Presbyterians have been contributing to this offering, responding to the call to be peacemakers.
Christians are called as Christ's people to be God's peacemakers as agents of reconciliation in families, individual lives, communities, churches, the international arena, and the whole of creation. We will share our local portion (25%) of the offering with our ministries to CPS families and KEYS High School since this was the recommendation from St. Philip’s Confirmation Class last year and their graduation has been delayed due to covid-19.
Today people continue to struggle with racism. Social media is being used to divide our nation rather than bringing us together. covid-19 challenges all of God’s people. This is a record year for wildfires and hurricanes. As we gather around the Table of the Lord, we unite as sisters and brothers in Christ, children of the God of peace. Together we pray for a world desperately in need of the God of peace.
Since we are still worshiping together in spirit, but in ways that protect each other from covid-19, you are encouraged to either send a check (marked Peacemaking) to the church office or give online by clicking on Give Now at the top of this page. Then click on the “Seasonal Special Offering” Donate button. Please give generously on October 4 to support local and global peacemaking ministries.
October 4th, 3:00 PM
Come join us once again for an anti-racism conversation.
Rev. Alissa Conner will lead us with some
Watch your email for the Zoom link.
All are welcome.
21 Day Anti-Racism Challenge
Our country has faced another wave of racial unrest
Some know exactly what racism is, what it looks like, and what it sounds like. Others might not be so sure how racism manifests itself.
The Session of St. Philip recommends that our members consider taking the 21 Day Anti-Racism challenge.
Other Churches have begun to learn more about racism by taking this challenge.
Click on the button below for the Challenge.
Feel free to add resources to this list or take a look at what others have added. Message AlissaC@stphil.org. if you need any help. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aRYMWQ35SBHfvLT08Rgr2-WrLPzaP-1Oeo7E7kzGfno/edit?usp=sharing
Note: any changes you make to this document will save automatically and be accessible to anyone with this link.
Looking for a way to connect?
As we finish up the unraveled
sermon series we continue to
recognize all the things that have
unraveled in our lives. Let’s weave
in some blessings!
Want to pick up a blessing to take home?
Stop by the church
Untie a blessing ribbon from the brick wall
Take it home
May God Bless you and keep you!
Want to leave a blessing?
Get some ribbon or a strip of fabric approximately 51 inches long.
Write a blessing on it
May God Bless you and keep you
May God’s face shine upon you
May God’s peace be with you
Or one of your choosing!
Stop by the church and tie it on a bow on the brick wall outside of the church.
Let us remember we are connected and God’s blessings are woven in our lives. May God bless you and keep you!
Members and friends of St. Philip contribute to the mission of God because giving is at the core of our theological identity. God has given us gifts of faith, mutuality, generosity, and hospitality. Giving simply grows out of the life of faith.