Spiritual Formation & Education at St. Philip's
Bible 101 on Thursday Evenings

This course is an overview of the whole Bible.  Participants will learn what is in the Bible, how the Bible is put together, and how Episcopalians generally interpret the Bible.  The class will meet once a month for two hours and will be led by Father Eric. You do not need any prior knowledge or experience of the Bible, but even those who are pretty advanced will find new insights and information.  

September 20 – How the Bible was written
October 18 – History in and behind the Bible
November 15 – Torah
December 13 – Prophets

January 17 – Writings
February 21 – The Apocrypha
March 14 (Lent) – Mark and Matthew
March 21 (Lent) – Luke and Acts
March 28 (Lent) – Johannine Literature
April 4 (Lent) – Letters of St. Paul
April 11 (Lent) – Other Letters
May 9 – Reading the Bible through many lenses
Readers of 100 Romeo Street
All are welcome to join the third year of our Adult Spiritual Formation Group of readers that will meet on Friday evenings from fall of 2018 to spring of 2018 from 7:00 p.m. To 8:30 p.m. Our plan is to meet either in the Great Hall or the library, depending on the size of the group. We break for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Lent. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Our first session will be from September 14 th. To October 5 th. The book we will discuss is “Love Heals” by Becca Stevens. The author writes that in “Love Heals” you’ll find principles that have transformed lives. Each chapter brings encouragement and practical steps for going through a difficult season or searching for a deeper faith.

Amazon has both hard cover and Kindle versions of this book. I have purchased 6 new copies of the book for loan or purchase for $5.70 each (included shipping).

Please sign up by Sept 07 with Susan Mason, Administrative Assistant, Info@stpfeeds.org of call the church office at (248) 651-6188. We will have a notice and sign up sheet on church bulletin board too.

The discussion leader for this session will be Jean Behl, (248-689-5865.)
St. Philip's News and Events
Guided Tour of the Holocaust Memorial Center
Farmington Hills, MI
NEW DATE: October 21, 2018
"The Holocaust is a history not only of evil, although the evil is undeniable, but also of great courage, strength and righteousness.
The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus has been teaching about the Holocaust and its legacy for more than 25 years, and its building, exhibits and programs have been receiving international accolades and heartfelt thanks from our millions of visitors."
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Women (ECW) has arranged this group tour and is inviting the entire Parish.

The Center teaches about the senseless murder of millions during WWII and why each of us must respect and stand up for the rights of others if we are to prevent future genocide and hate crimes.

Our group is to arrive at the Center by 1:15 p.m. Tour will commence at 1:30 p.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. 

The plan is to have carpooling; therefore we will need to leave St. Philip’s by Noon.
The deadline for sign up and admission fee is October 12 th . (If you want to be part of the group tour).

Please sign up and pay either through St. Philip’s website or through the Bulletin Board Notice (if you pay with either check or cash, see Jean Behl at 8am Sunday service or Anne McManus at the 10am Sunday service)

Group Tour Admission fees: All adults $6.00; students with ID’s (7 th grade and above) $3.00.

Questions? Contact Jean Behl or Elaine Hernandez

When you sign up please provide:
           Number of adults and students
           Do you need a carpool ride?
           Can you be a carpool driver?
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
November 14-25, 2019
Information Sessions
Fr. Eric will be offering an information session for all those who are interested in the 2019 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

2 Opportunities:

  • Thursday, October 4 at 7 pm at St. Philip's

  • Or join an online information session using Zoom on Tuesday, October 9 at 7 pm. From your PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android device, just go to: https://zoom.us/j/987468616 - or use the link below.
Coffee Hour sign-up sheets are now posted on the bulletin board for September and October.

Mary Eberline and Rob Halbach will make the coffee and we ask you to bring a treat and a welcoming smile. 

Please join in the fun and sign-up for a Sunday coffee hour!  For questions email Mary using the link below.
Olive Garden on Rochester Road
Tuesday, September 18; noon
All are invited to join us as we celebrate the September birthdays of Jean Behl, Jean Giddens, Rad Jones, Walter Rios-Doria and Sylvia Tomlinson. Please sign-up on the bulletin board in the hall.
Wednesday, September 12; 7:30pm
St. Philip’s talented choir will resume rehearsals this week. Please talk with Jim Bain if you are interested in joining the choir.
Beginning in September, St. Philip's weekly electronic newsletter will be published on Wednesday instead of Thursday. Please make sure all articles are submitted to Susan in the office no later than noon on Tuesday. The earlier the better!!! Thank you!!
Rochester Area Neighborhood House
50th Birthday Celebration Car Show & Party
September 16
Traveling the ROAD to Self-Sufficiency Since 1968

Car Show: 9am-2:30pm
  • Classic and exotic cars
  • "Shine and Show"
  • Prizes and trophies announced at 2pm
  • Gift bag, dash plaque, and t-shirt with $25 registration ($35 pull-in and late registration)
  • Car corral available to all registrants 
  • 50/25/25 raffle
  • DJ and food on-site
  • Sponsorship opportunities available
  • FREE to the public

50th Birthday Party: 3pm-7pm
  • Dinner and open bar
  • Music
  • Silent auction
  • $115 per ticket ($95 before August 1st or with car registration)
Please call Katie Lamb at (248) 651-5836 ext. 17 with questions
Scare Away Hunger 5k Run/Walk - October 21
Diocesan News & Events
Epiphanies Speaker Series: Understanding Jesus means Understanding Judaism
October 3, 2018 9am - 3pm
All Saints', East Lansing

A self-described Yankee Jewish Feminist, Professor Amy-Jill Levine is a member of Congregation Sherith Israel, an Orthodox Synagogue in Nashville, although she is often quite unorthodox. Known for her dynamic teachings and insight into the Jewish foundation of the New Testament, Amy-Jill is a sought-after conference leader. An affiliated professor at Cambridge University, Dr. Levine's most recent volume is "Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi."
This Week at St. Philip's
To update the church calendar,
please contact the church office at info@stpfeeds.org, or call Susan at the church office at (248) 651-6188.
Wednesday, September 12
7:30pm—Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, September 13
7:00pm—Altar Guild Meeting
Friday, September 14
7:00pm—Readers of 100 Romeo St
Sunday, September 16
8:00am—Spoken Eucharist (Rev. Eric Williams)
10:00am—Choral Eucharist (Rev. Eric Williams)
Tuesday, September 18
12noon—Birthday Lunch (Olive Garden)
Wednesday, September 19
7:30pm—Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, September 20
7:00pm—Bible 101 (How the Bible was Written)
Friday, September 21
7:00pm—Readers of 100 Romeo St
Sunday, September 23
8:00am—Spoken Eucharist (Rev. Eric Williams)
10:00am—Choral Eucharist (Rev. Eric Williams)
11:30am—Stewardship Forum- Financial Planning

Some planned events to save the date and watch the Epistle and bulletin for more information.
October 21 —1:15pm **NEW DATE**
Holocaust Museum Tour
November 10 —6pm **NEW DATE**
2nd Annual Feast Celebration
Altar Guild (9/15- 9/21): 
K. Mowers / C. Austin / B. Lude
Acolytes : A. Ubaydi / Q. Hatchett / M. Lindley
Chalice Bearers:
8:00am C. Smith / J. Behl / G . Dodd
10:00am E. Hatchett / K. Gravino
Church School: P. Wagner / ______________
Coffee Hour: The Lude's
Greeters: J. Peruzzi / B. Turczynski
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 C. Jones / R. Grobbel
Tellers: W. McManus / R. Kinwen
8:00am J. Clements
10:00am J. Anderson / B. Wagner
Vestry Person: J. Garman / M. Joseph
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 * info@stpfeeds.org * www.stpfeeds.org