Notes from the Pastor: May 2018 - The month of May this year holds two holy festivals: the Day of Christ’s Ascension and the Day of Pentecost, as well as the secular holiday of Mother’s Day.
Notes from the Pastor: April 2018 - St. Philip’s Church is looking ahead to the coming days and the new ways that God will choose to call you into ministry.
Notes from the Pastor: March 2018 - As the month of March begins, we have already entered the Season of Lent, and by the end of this month, we will be in Holy Week.
Notes from the Pastor: February 2018 - This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him! Mark 9:7b Dear Friends and Partners in the Gospel: These words, reminiscent of those spoken to Jesus at his baptism, are spoken out of the cloud on the Mount of Transfiguration, where the disciples Peter, James and John have just experienced the last of the wonders known as the Epiphany. The Read More
Notes from the Pastor: January 2018 - Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? Isaiah 43:18-19 Dear Friends and Partners in the Gospel: The year 2017 is coming to a close. For St Philip’s Church, it has been a year of transition. We’ve said goodbye Read More
Notes from the Pastor: December 2017 - Notes from the pastor for December 2017 on the topics of Winter Solstice Celebration and Christmas Eve morning worship.
Notes From the Pastor: November 2017 - NOTE: Don’t forget that daylight savings time ends on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Set your clocks back one hour and enjoy and extra hour of sleep before getting ready for church. Dear Friends and Companions on the Way of Christ, The month of November is here, and the crisp fall temperatures are beginning to make us conscious that the holiday Read More
Notes from the Pastor: October 2017 - October 2017 Unless I am convinced by proofs from Scriptures or by plain and clear reasons and arguments, I can and will not recant, for it is neither safe nor wise to do anything against conscience. Here I stand. I can do not other. (Hier stehe Ich. Ich kann nicht anders.) God help me. Amen. Martin Luther’s closing words in Read More
Notes from the Pastor: August 2017 - August 2017 Turn away from bad things! Do good! Seek peace and go after it! Psalm 34:14 Dear friends and partners in the Gospel, Temperatures reached the three-digit mark this July in St Louis, but activities at St. Philip’s Church continued unabated. During July, we sent a group of young people off to Appalachia for a week-long experience which included Read More
Notes from the Pastor: July 2017 - July 2017 Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common. Acts 2:43-44 Dear Friends and Partners in the Gospel, These words describe the extraordinary community of the Spirit that was celebrated in the early church. There may be reason to question whether Read More