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Maundy Thursday: April 9 (Prerecorded Service for the Evening Meal)

We will share, virtually, an “Agape Meal” – Agape being Greek for unselfish love for another person, expressed in compassion and service. This is a symbolic meal, and we suggest meatless/vegetarian items such as soup, cheese & crackers, nuts, dried fruit, grapes, hummus, guacamole, you get the idea.  Please have bread (such as pita) and wine or grape juice for each person. Please also have one or more candles (lighted) on the table.


All Night Prayer Vigil: Thursday Evening through Friday noon

Sign up here to take one hour for our traditional prayer vigil from Thursday at 8 pm through Friday at noon. Pray at home. You can use centering prayer, read Scripture, journal, or use the new photo directory to pray for each member of the parish.


Good Friday: April 10 Stations of the Cross at 12 noon

Join us on Good Friday at 12 noon for the Stations of the Cross. If you can't make it for the live service, you can watch the recorded service later in the day on our YouTube channel.


Holy Saturday: April 11 Diocesan Easter Vigil at 8 pm

St. Philip's is participating with a dozen or so congregations around the diocese in the Great Vigil of Easter. Our youth group is reading a lesson. All are invited to tune in at 8 pm using the following link: edomi.org/vigil


Easter Day: April 12 Sunday Service, Coffee Hour and Youth Group


Noonday Prayer: Every Monday-Friday at 12 noon



Palm Sunday Service: April 5, 2020


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You can help us out by supporting the church during this time of social isolation. There are several ways to give:

  1. Just continue to mail your pledge payment to church. We are checking the mail weekly and making deposits twice a month.
  2. Automate your giving by setting up an automatic ACH payment with your bank. Email Bonnie Haacke for more information.
  3. Give online -- it's easy. Just go to this page on our website and you can make pledge payments, memorial gifts, and more.

Or watch Fr. Eric's short video on how to do it:



We are now also using a program called Zoom to create more opportunities to stay connected to God and to each other.

***NEW*** Zoom is now requiring passwords for scheduled meetings. Watch your email or read the E-pistle for the passwords for your meetings.

This week, we will be offering:

  • A Service of Noonday Prayer -- Monday through Friday from 12:00-12:15 pm.
  • Virtual Coffee Hour on Sundays at 11:00 am
  • Virtual Youth Group on Sundays at 11:30 am
  • The choir will also be meeting virtually on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm.

Zoom is very flexible. It is designed as a video conferencing platform, so you are invited (if you are able) to use your computer, tablet or smart phone to join by video. There is a separate link for each event and you can find those below.

But you can also participate by phone as well by calling the phone number provided. You will be able to hear, but not see, the meeting, service or class.

Zoom also requires some different skills in online etiquette as well. It can be frustrating when everyone is talking and you can't understand anything. It works best when we take turns talking. It will definitely take some getting used to. But I invite you to give it a try.

If you are new to Zoom, I invite you to watch a tutorial first to get a sense of how it works. Please note, you do not have to have or pay for Zoom or any other program. You just click the link and add the meeting number. Or if you are calling, you just call the number and then add the meeting number when prompted.




  • Virtual Youth Group on Sundays at 11:30 am (Check with Kathy Gravino for up to date information.)
    • Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/746731065?pwd=QkNuREh3eGNHWjVUNXRhOTdZL3pzZz09

    • Meeting ID: 746 731 065

    • Password: STP20

    • Join by phone using One tap mobile +19292056099,,746731065# 



Here are some other resources for you to use as you worship and pray at home.


Start with the Book of Common Prayer

  • I particularly recommend the Daily Office, beginning at page 74.
  • The Daily Office includes services for Morning Prayer, Noonday Prayer, Evening Prayer and Compline.
  • There are also shorter services called Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families, beginning at page 136. They are shorter versions of the four services above.
  • If you don’t have a prayerbook at home, the whole prayer book is also online at: https://www.bcponline.org


Speaking of the Daily Office, I really like the Mission of St. Clare.


St. Philip’s


Lent Madness: https://www.lentmadness.org/category/lent-madness-2020/

  • For a light-hearted look at the saints of the church, check out Lent Madness.
  • Every day during Lent you can vote between two saints.
  • On Easter the winning saint receives the Golden Halo.


The Washington National Cathedral offers free webcasts of their worship services.

  • These will continue even though the cathedral is closed to public worship for the next couple of weeks.
  • The preacher March 15 will be the Most Rev. Michael Curry, and on March 22 Bishop Marianne Budde will be the preacher.
  • They also have archived webcasts here: https://cathedral.org/worship/service-archive/


Centering Prayer

  • Paul Bozymowski offered a wonderful workshop last week on centering prayer, which I am finding really helpful in these anxious times.
  • You can learn more at: https://www.contemplativeoutreach.org.
  • There is also a neat app for your phone or tablet available on Apple or Android. It is called Centering Prayer.


  April 2020  
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