~ the eSPIRE Newsletter ~
June 30, 2019
The Third Sunday after Pentecost
No inSPIRE or eSPIRE next week
Thank You, VBS Volunteers!
St. Philip’s VBS, June 10-13
from Amy Watson Smith, Director of Ministry to Children and Families
Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers and staff who helped with Athens VBS two weeks ago: 

Florance Anderson, Marlee Asmer, Glo Avent, Becky Barber, Lisa Barker, Wolfgang Barnwell, Mara Brockbank, Alexa Conlon, Maggie Conlon, Chandler Grace Ghegan, David Gilbert, Chloé Gilbert, Cornelia Graham, William Grubbs, Mary Anne Hanckel, Lulu Highfield, Elisabeth Hunter, G.W. Jilich, Noel Kunes, Dorothy Lancaster, Anne Lancaster, Mary Kathryn Lancaster, Liza Layfield, Monet Lescow, Sarah Massar, Amber McCann, Gerry McCord, Suzanne McCord, Clair McEniry, Lynn Ellen Mcgaughey-Smith, Grace Ellen Mcgaughey-Smith, Brian McGreevy, Jane McGreevy, Barnes McLaurin, Margaret Merritt, Carlisle Miller, Lexi Moore, Tricia Moore, Michaela Mueller, Rachel Murphy, Ellen O’Dell, Lily O’Dell, Frances O’Shea, Roberta O’Shea, Chase Patterson, Cynthia Patteson, Sallie Robinson, Irene Rose, John Settle, Jill Settle, Sarah Silcox, Ben Singleton, Cameron Smith, Sarah Suttner, Martha Vetter, Margaret von Werssowetz, and Will Walters.
VBS would not have been possible without you! Want to see how the week went? Click below to see our video, and visit our website for more pictures! 
ACNA Assembly 2019 and the Call to Discipleship
From anglicanchurch.net , the website of the Anglican Church in North America
From Monday, June 17, to Wednesday, June 19, the Anglican Church in North America held its Provincial Assembly on the heels of Provincial Council. Assembly, which meets at least once every five years, is the largest governing body of the province. With it comes a conference that brings the Church together for prayer, praise, fellowship, and teaching. At this Assembly, the province celebrated its ten-year anniversary, providing its people an opportunity to look back and see from where the church had come and to look forward to see where she is going. This occasion was marked with the special release of the province’s 2019 Book of Common Prayer, a copy of which all conference attendees received.

The Opening Eucharist was hosted by Christ Church, Plano on Monday night and marked the beginning of the conference. In his opening address during that service, the Most Rev. Foley Beach, Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America, reflected on the journey as a province over the last ten years, remembering all that God has done for her in both her successes and trials. He preached on the ministry of John the Baptist, a call to repentance and reform based on the Word of God. St. John’s ministry reflects the province’s work as part of the Church in today’s culture, which includes bringing people to repentance and engaging in the ongoing work of discipleship. “Our calling as believers is not to plant churches,” Beach said, “as good as that is. ... Our calling from Jesus is to go and make disciples. Jesus calls each of his followers to be about this business of disciple-making, helping others follow Jesus as he leads them in their lives.” He encouraged the Anglican Church in North America to take up this call and remember what is most important in the life of the Church: our commission from Jesus Christ to grow disciples for the Kingdom of God.
Youth Bible Studies and Fellowship Beginning in July
July is a busy month for our youths in middle school and high school! Click below to learn about opportunities for Bible studies and fellowship.
Welcome Back, St. Philippian Missionaries and Pilgrims!
Sam and Carol Robinson, Miles Barkley, Emmie Hershey and her son Clay, and Gerry and Suzanne McCord were in La Gonâve, Haiti, June 19-24 for St. Philip’s annual Jean Baptiste Feast Day Mission. Read about their experience in the next inSPIRE!

The second group of St . Philippian pilgrims, pictured below in Ephesus, journeyed in the footsteps of St. Paul through Greece and Turkey June 11-21. The first group journeyed May 28-June 7. Click the links below for pictures from their pilgrimage!
Calling Anyone Who Enjoys Singing Hymns!
The Resurrection Choir is accepting new members! The presence of this choir makes a huge difference at funerals. No rehearsals, no anthems, no audition! Just lead the congregation in singing familiar hymns at parish funerals. Please contact Pat Gould at pgould@stphilipschurchsc.org or 843-364-9552.
Join the St. Philip’s Choir for the Summer!
Please consider joining the St Philip’s Choir for the summer––a commitment of only two months! No rehearsals––we meet at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings to learn familiar anthems for that day. Singers are especially needed on July 28 and August 4 because of planned absences due to vacations and the children’s choir trip. Please contact Pat Gould at pgould@stphilipschurchsc.org or 843-364-9552.
Do You Know of Someone Who is Hospitalized or Homebound?
If you know of a parishioner who is sick, hospitalized, homebound, or otherwise in need of pastoral care or prayer, please call the church office at (843) 722-7734. Our clergy, staff, and volunteers are equipped to minister to those parishioners who need it, and it’s important that no one is overlooked.

Please help us by calling the church office even if you think someone has already been informed.
Summer Camp at St. Philip’s Preschool
~ for infants through age three ~
July 15-19, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
St. Philip’s Preschool's first summer camp session wrapped June 21––what a fun week! The second session will run July 15-19 from 9:00-12:00 daily. This program is for infants through age 3 (must be born after September 1, 2014). Your child does not have to be a student of St. Philip’s to attend. 

For more information, please email preschool co-director Lee Moore at lmoore@stphilipschurchsc.org or call her at (843) 722-7610.
Youth Commission: A Great Way to Grow in Faith and Leadership Skills
From dioceseofsc.org , by Ann Claire Gaillard, former Youth Commission member
Serving on the Youth Commission is an incredible leadership opportunity that allows high school students who are mature in their faith to work and grow with other teenagers from across the diocese who have decided to serve the Lord with their whole hearts. The team of young people is formed each year to work with the leadership of the diocese’s youth ministry to put on four retreats and serve at the Diocesan Convention.

During retreats, the Youth Commission is responsible for a range of duties including setting up the worship and activity areas, leading aspects of the program, assisting with worship, leading small groups, and working behind the scenes to make the weekends run smoothly.
Application deadline is July 8. Click the link above for more information and to apply.
Website Audio Recordings and Podcast Reorganization
Last month, we began the task of reorganizing our website so that parishioners can easily find the information they’re looking for and visitors and newcomers know right away what we’re about, what to expect at our services, and how they can get involved in the life of our parish. Last week, we began the task of separating teaching series from sermons both on our website and in our podcast, and you may have found that series such as the First Wednesday Men’s Lunch and the Inklings forum were temporarily unavailable. You may now find links to all series on our website, where you will also find the separate podcast links, most of which are available now.
Last service of the summer is today, the 26th!
Your Fellow Parishioners Want to See YOUR Words in the inSPIRE!
Are you planning on attending an upcoming St. Philip's event, or have you just come back from Greece or Haiti?
We want to hear about your experience! We are looking for perspectives on special events as well as regular weekly happenings. We are also looking for more personal pieces on topics of your own choosing; you may contribute anonymously if you prefer.

If you’d like to contribute, please contact Lea Andrews at (843) 722-7734, ext. 232, or click below to email her. No experience is necessary.
Sunday Morning Rewind
Would you like to take another listen to Sunday's sermon? Or were you out of town and you missed it the first time? Sermons, the Rector's Forum, and more are available on our website, stphilipschurchsc.org/sermons-classes .
Never miss a sermon! Click below to subscribe to our Sermons podcast.

July 15-19 ~ St. Philip’s Preschool Summer Camp
(registration form available at stphilipschurchsc.org/preschool) 

July 20-August 6 ~ Canterbury and St. David Choirs
in Europe (please pray)

Sep. 8 ~ Rally Sunday
Membership Directory

Are you looking for a fellow parishioner's contact information? Our directory is online! Click the "My St. Philip's" button on our homepage, stphilipschurchsc.org , to log in or sign up for an account. And for easy access on your phone, download the Church Life app!
Do you have a loved one you would like added to our prayer list?
Please provide his or her name by calling the church office, 843-722-7734 .
 We pray for the sick: Rhett Ambrite, Katie Burris, Elizabeth Flowers, Tracy Graudin, Jonathan Hanger, Mary Hatcher, Joe Livesay, Jean Gray Mohs, Peter Moore, Edmund Rhett, Antoon Rijswijk, Benjamin Schools, Michael Walsh, and Lindsey Wing.

We grieve with and pray for: Rachel Murphy and family on the death of her grandmother, Charlotte Christensen, on June 14.

We grieve with and pray for: The family of Bill Gorgas, who died on June 21.

We pray for our expectant parents: John and Kelsey Lipscomb, Sam and Carrie Little, Boykin and Thomas Anderson, Katie and Ruben Perez-Phillips.

We pray for protection for:   Becca Baird, Julia Beasley, Graham Blunt, Henry Clayton, Ben Colyer, David Daughtridge, Hayes Fair, George Hoefer, Andrew Kane, Charles Kirkman, Frazier Kulze, Clay McLaurin, Ned Montgomery, Edward Pritchard, and David Scott serving in our Armed Forces.

We pray for our home missions: Star Gospel Mission, Tricounty Family Ministries, Life Resources, St. John's Chapel, and the Open Door Committee.

We pray for our world missions:  For Suzy McCall and LAMB, for the medical missions to Honduras, for ministry to victims of genocide and AIDS in Rwanda, for 10/40 Tribal Commission, for Water Mission, and for St. Jean Baptiste, our sister church, and the schools in Haiti.
St. Philip's Regular Weekly Worship Services
Collect for the Third Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 8:
O Almighty God, who hast built thy Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto thee; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 

Lectionary Readings for Sunday :
  • 1 Kings 19:15-16,19-21
  • Psalm 16
  • Galatians 5:1,13-25
  • Luke 9:51-62
8:15 a.m. – Holy Communion: Rite I, in the Church
10:30 a.m. – Holy Communion: Rite I, in the Church (on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays)           
10:30 a.m. – Morning Prayer: Rite I, in the Church (on the 2nd and 4th Sundays)

8:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer, 1928 Prayer Book, in the Chapel
5:30 p.m. – Wednesdays Alive! Holy Communion: Rite II, in the Church (Sept.–June)

Lay server schedules are sent out quarterly, one month prior to the start of each quarter.
If you are unable to serve, please make an effort to find a substitute, and let  Felicia Lescow  in the church office know who will be substituting for you.
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