Welcome to St Philip's Church
Welcome, and thank you for visiting St Philip's Episcopal Church online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.
Please know everyone is always welcome here, as you are, without judgement or expectation. No matter your position, situation, circumstance or orientation, you truly matter to us because you matter to God!
We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen and love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
“We are the people of God, committed to Jesus Christ and the advance-ment of his kingdom on earth. Moving in the power of the Holy Spirit, we will adopt a spirit of Christian stewardship, fellowship brotherhood faith consciously and actively in our hearts and minds; so that all become aware of their heritage as children of God.
FROM OUR BISHOP....
March 18, 2020
Those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High,
abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
They shall say to the Lord,
"You are my refuge and my stronghold,
my God in whom I put my trust." (Psalm 91:1-2)
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Effective today, Wednesday, March 18, I am calling on all clergy and congregations of West Texas to cease gathering in person for worship and meetings until May 3rd. In this way, we will join our communities' and our nation's efforts to slow community spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Suspending in-person gatherings has now become the consistent, urgent, and best advice of medical and public health professionals, as well as public officials at all levels of government. A two-week moratorium is not very long, and we should be prepared to see it extended for significantly longer, depending on the continued spread of the virus.
"Tangible Resurrection: Keeping Holy Week in a Time of Distance"
A Holy Week video mini-series from the Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop of West Texas
[April 2, 2020] Join Bishop Reed as he reflects on the spiritual richness of walking the road to Jerusalem with Jesus during a Holy Week marked by physical distance.
Updated 2 April 2020
God is our hope and strength, a very present help in trouble.
O most mighty and merciful God, in this time of grievous sickness, we flee unto thee for succor. Deliver us, we beseech thee, from our peril; give strength and skill to all those who minister to the sick; prosper the means made use of for their cure; and grant that, perceiving how frail and uncertain our life is, we may apply our hearts unto that heavenly wisdom which leadeth to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. — 1928 Book of Common Prayer
Resources for Families Affected by COVID-19
With so many neighbors unemployed through no fault of their own, you may know someone who has just lost their job and may need financial Assistance. Use this link to find the necessary assistnace
A NOTE FROM FR. ALLAN...
Dear Members of St. Philip's,
Truly we are living in unprecedented times.
THERE WILL NOT BE ANY SERVICES OR MEETINGS AT ST. PHILIP'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND THE THRIFT SHOP WILL BE CLOSED, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
The Parish office will be closed. Please continue to call the church office for assistance.
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2020 Diocesan Theme:
With the eyes of our hearts enlightened. | “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which God has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people, and His incomparably great power for us who believe.” Ephesians 1:18-19a (NIV)
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1310 Pecan Valley Dr
San Antonio, TX 78210-0143
Clergy: The Rev Allan A. Conkling
Sunday of Passion: Palm Sunday
First Lesson: Matthew 21 : 1 -11
Second Lesson: Philippians 2:5-11
The Gospel: Matthew 26:14- 27:66