St. Philip's News and Events
Front Porch Dedication
November 18
Our beautiful new front entrance will be dedicated on Sunday, November 18 at 11:30 am, right after the 10 am service. We have invited Bruce Beresh, the general contractor, and all of the subcontractors who did such a lovely job. We are so grateful for the generosity of all who contributed to our capital fund and to the Diocese of Michigan for a grant to help us finish the work. Thanks also for the patience and understanding of the congregation as we wrestled with a plan that would accomplish our goals and meet our budget. We are happy to report that the work was completed ahead of schedule and about $10,000 under budget. As a result, we did not have to accept the loan that was offered by the diocese, and we completed the project without adding anything to our debt. Please join us for the dedication on November 18 and for a special coffee hour reception afterwards in the Great Hall.
Memorial Notescards Available for Purchase
The memorial notecard photos are in! They are $2 individually or a set of 5 for $10. Brianne Turczynski will be selling them at coffee hours and at the Thanksgiving Feast. They are blank notecards, great for Christmas or other events throughout the year. All proceeds go back to St. Philip's. Please see/contact Brianne Turczynski if you're interested in purchasing some. Thank you in advance!
November Birthday Luncheon
Lucky's on Walton east of Livernois
Tuesday, November 13; noon
All are invited to join us as we celebrate the November birthdays of Marjorie Clements, Marge Gerstenlauer and Rad Jones. Please sign-up on the bulletin board in the hall.
Christmas Food Baskets
Once again, St. Philip’s will be providing 25 food baskets for clients of Rochester Area Neighborhood House for the Christmas season. The kiosk with the donation cards is located in the main lobby. Please please your donations and cards in the shopping cart by the kiosk. All donations should be turned in by December 11th. Your generosity is what makes this program a continuing success!
Altar Flowers and the Sanctuary Lamp
Sponsoring the flower arrangement on the altar on a given Sunday is an appropriate and thoughtful way of remembering a lost loved one, celebrating an event, or honoring a milestone. The dedication will be noted in the service bulletin. Altar Flower sponsorship is $45.
Sponsorship of the Sanctuary Lamp is similar but is done on a monthly basis. The Sanctuary Lamp burns perpetually to signify Christ’s Sacramental Presence in the Reserved Sacrament that is kept in the aumbry. This dedication will also be mentioned in the bulletin. Sanctuary Lamp sponsorship is $25.
If you would like to sponsor either of these, simply sign up on the clip board that is hanging on the bulletin board in the hallway. Include your name, the name(s) of those you are honoring and your dedication. Use the Flower envelopes that are hanging by the clip board or in your pew for your donation. Envelopes may be included with your Sunday Offering or turned in to the office. 
Care Packages for our Military Members
St. Philips has been supporting our Military with cards being signed and sent to them. A BIG thank you to Marge Gerstenlauer!!! Receiving care packages can be a great morale booster. Marge thought about sending our Military Sons & Daughters / Sisters & Brothers a Christmas package. We have three men and one woman. Their names again are Stephanie, Matthew, Dan and Ian. If you feel so inclined, you may donate items or monies for these packages. Monies will be used to purchase other items – if needed – and/or for shipping. Below are some items that could be used for our boxes. If you don’t see something on the list and have your ideas – that’s great too. Also we will be signing Christmas Cards for each also, but feel free to write a note or letter to them. If you have any questions, please contact Ken & Jill Zdral and/or Mike & Kathy Herderich.

A collection box will be in the hall to place your donations. Deadline to bring in donations is Sunday, November 11. Thank you for helping us show our support for those who serve.         
Energy Bars / Protein Bars / Granola Bars / Cereal Bars
Chips in Containers (like Pringles)
Chex Mix/Trail Mix
Beef Jerky/Slim Jims (NOT pork, and must be labeled USDA)
Peanut Butter
Puddings Cups/Fruit Cups
Gum/Hard Candy
Microwave Foods (mac & cheese, popcorn, etc.)
Crackers/Cheez Its/Wheat Thins, etc.
Hard Pretzels
Dried Fruit/Canned Fruit
Tuna (in the foil pouch)
Pop Tarts
Instant Oatmeal
Ramen Noodles
Hot Chocolate
Instant Coffee/powdered creamer
Tea Bags         
Propel Power – Individual packets
Gatorade Powder – Individual packets
Crystal Light – Individual packets

Hackey Sacks/Frisbee/Yo-Yos
Football/Nerf Balls (small)
Playing Cards/Poker Chips/Dice
Board Games

Word/Math Puzzle Books
Comic Books
2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Sunday, November 18

Join us as we come together for a potluck Thanksgiving Dinner. Turkey and gravy will be provided. Some dish suggestions: Green bean casserole, vegetable dish, cranberries, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, dressing, green salad, rolls & butter, mashed potatoes, pies, or wine. Bring family, friends and an appetite!! Call Susan in the office to sign-up at 248-651-6188, or sign up on the bulletin board in the hall. Please make sure to include the number of people attending and the dish you're planning on bringing.
You are invited to explore Alpha! 
Monday, December 10; 7:00pm

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explore the basics of Christian faith. It’s about the big questions of life, like, “What am I here for? To learn more about the various ways the entire community of St. Philip’s can participate in the launching of Alpha, be sure to mark your calendar for December 10, 2018. No obligation, no pressure. Just come to learn more!
For further information or to RSVP, contact:
Ronda Johnson 248-840-9026
or church office at 248-651-6188
Office Hours; Mon – Thur, 9:00 – 3:00 pm
2019 Annual Giving Campaign
St. Philip’s 2019 Annual Giving Campaign
Stewards of God’s Grace
" Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received."  1 Peter 4:10

Pledge cards have been mailed or you can pledge online at . Pledge Sunday is November 11 th . If you have any questions, contact Bonnie at  or 248-651-6188.  Thank you!
Sunday Sunday, November 11th at 11:30 am

Time Management - Donna Lindley, Professional Organizer

Donna Lindley is a Professional Organizer and owner of Organize Your World ( ) and Spark Productivity ( ), based in Rochester Hills.  She and her team have been helping to solve paper, email, clutter, space, and time management issues for individuals and businesses since 2003.  Before starting her business, Donna graduated from Hope College with degrees in Mathematics and Psychology and spent 9 years as a Project Manager with Accenture. She has been featured on the television show, The List, and in publications such as the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Oakland Press, and Costco Almanac.
Our Stewardship Witnesses

During October we will hear inspiring witnesses from St. Philip's share their deep gratitude for God's blessings and for this congregation. If you miss them, or want to hear them again, you can find them here or on our website under the Giving tab.

Sunday, October 21, 2018: Virginia Higgins

Sunday, October 14, 2018: Sheila Bareiss

Sunday, October 7, 2018: Brianne Turczynski

WANTED: Fresh Produce

Fresh fruits and vegetables needed for St. Philip’s FEAST party & Rochester Area Neighborhood House.
Fresh produce is needed for the FEAST centerpieces on November 10th. 

After the party, the food will be taken to the Food Pantry at Rochester Area Neighborhood House. Last year St. Philip’s donated over 300 pounds of quality food items for those in need.

Suggested items: apples, potatoes, cabbage, carrots and squash.

Please drop-off the food items in the Great Hall either the week before the FEAST or on Saturday morning, November 10th. 

For questions contact Mary Eberline at 248-520-0175,
The Sunday after the Great Thanksgiving Feast the Rochester Conservatory is holding one of their regular recitals. We would like some help at the end of coffee hour that day (Nov 11) getting the Great Hall set up for the recital. Should take four people about fifteen minutes to do it.
Diocesan News & Events
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The profile for the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan is now live! Please feel free to share widely. The profile helps Episcopal priests discern whether or not they might feel called to apply for the position of diocesan bishop. Nominations are due by November 1 and applications are due by November 16.
The Happening #23
November 16-18
St. John's, Royal Oak

This weekend is open to all young people in grades 9-12.

As you walk in faith, come experience God and community more deeply during this weekend of discovery and reflection. You will engage in real conversations about God and a logical presentation of the elements that define our faith. You will meet new people and hear stories of personal life experiences intended to offer Christ's message and to let you wrestle with faith questions that you may struggle with.

For more information and to register, //CLICK HERE
This Week at St. Philip's
To update the church calendar,
please contact the church office at, or call Susan at the church office at (248) 651-6188.
Wednesday, November 7
7:30pm—Choir Rehearsal
Friday, November 9
7:00pm—Readers of 100 Romeo St.
Saturday, November 10
6:00pm—2nd Annual Feast Celebration
Sunday, November 11
8:00am—Spoken Eucharist (c. Eric Williams)
10:00am—Choral Eucharist (Rev. Eric Williams)
11:30am - Stewardship Forum- Time Management
Tuesday, November 13
12noon—Birthday Luncheon (Lucky's)
Wednesday, November 14
7:30pm—Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, November 15
10:00am—Altar Guild (Parlor)
7:00pm—Bible 101: Torah (Great Hall)
Friday, November 16
7:00pm—Readers of 100 Romeo St.
Sunday, November 18
8:00am—Spoken Eucharist (Rev. Eric Williams)
10:00am—Choral Eucharist (Rev. Eric Williams)
11:15am - Porch Dedication
5:00-8:00pm - Thanksgiving Dinner

Monday, December 10
7:00pm—Alpha (Ronda Johnson)
Altar Guild (11/10-11/16): 
S. Rios-Doria / A. DeHaan / J. Tsamaidis
Acolytes : M. Lindley / Q. Hatchett
Chalice Bearers:
8:00am C. Smith / J. Behl / G . Dodd
10:00am J. Brown / K. Gravino
Church School:  A. McManus / C. Shirley
Coffee Hour: The Youngman family
Greeters: J. Peruzzi / A. McManus
Healing Team/Intercessory Prayer:
8:00am Clements / Rios-Doria
10:00am McManus / Wagner / Halbach
8:00am S. Rios-Doria/C. Smith/J. Behl/G. Dodd
10:00am F. Lude / C. Jones
Tellers: W. McManus / R. Kinwen
8:00am J. Clements
10:00am J. Anderson / B. Wagner
Vestry Person: J. Garman / J. Hatchett

Sr. Warden: John Garman
Jr. Warden: Rick Maibauer
Treasurer: Larry Ciaramitaro
Mary Eberline • Jen Hatchett • Carl Jones Manosha Joseph • Sara Sampeer
Dave Shirley • Brianne Turczynski
Read the lessons for Sunday here:
St. Philip's uses the "Track 2" readings if there are more than one.
St. Philip's Episcopal Church
100 Romeo St., Rochester, MI 48307
248-651-6188 * *