On Saturday January 20th Saint Philip's welcomes the Benedictine Oblates to their new church home. As part of the welcome we will dedicate the baptistery as the Chapel of Saint Benedict. The service concludes with the Reception of Oblate Candidates and the Renewal of Oblation vows. Learn more about the Benedictine Oblates here.
The Rev'd Mark Stevenson, Executive Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, joins Saint Philip’s on Saturday, February 10th, for a dialogue about migration, immigration and, refugee resettlement. He brings a breadth of experience working with the National Church on resettlement, and a deep compassion. He is a partner in helping us to Pray, Give, Grow and Work to share God’s love with the world.
This Wednesday, January 10th, we will have a lively conversation about our experiences of Mosaic Dinners and Fora—sharing our experiences of where we have come in the prior months—and considering how the Spirit is leading us into the future.
Then, beginning Wednesday, January 17th, Deacon Tom Lindell will lead a four-part series on the intersection of religion, faith, and science.
After the presents are opened and the stockings are all unstuffed, join us as we celebrate the Christ-Mass, observing the feast day of the Nativity of our Lord. There will be festivity and carols, and we will welcome a new member to our community through Baptism, the sacrament of new birth! All are welcome.
Walk with Mary and Joseph as they journey from Inn to Inn seeking shelter…and a place for the Word of God to be born. Will they find the shelter they need? Might we give them room in our hearts? Could it be that the Word desires to be born in each of us?
Las Posadas (“The Inns” in Spanish) is a Mexican Advent tradition that speaks to the hospitality at the heart of conversion to the Christian life of love and what it might mean to practice the Gospel call to welcome Christ by welcoming the stranger and the seeker among us.
First Sunday Music - Trinity Te Deum
All Saints' Sunday, 9:00 and 11:15am
Requiem for My Friend, Zbignew Preisner
In Paradisum, Ēriks Ešenvalds
Soul-stirring settings of the requiem text by the contemporary Polish composer Zbignew Preisner and Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds adds to our solemn commemoration of All Souls’ Day. This is the Southern Arizona premiere of both works. The requiem will be followed by our traditional community celebration in the gardens.
Saint Philip’s Staff Singers and Canterbury Choir
Trunk or Treat is back! Join us as we celebrate Halloween spookiness by providing a fun-filled, friendly opportunity for young folks in our community and our neighborhood to trick or treat at Saint Philip's. Park your car, open and decorate your trunk in the spirit of the season, and watch as ghosts, ghouls, goblins, superheroes, princesses, monsters, and fabulous creatures of all shapes and sizes come calling for your immortal soul... er... candy.
Sharif Donald Graham, a retired professor of Religious Studies, is completing his course Introduction to World Religions, started last fall. He will be discussing in October Christianity on the 16th, Islam on the 23rd, and Native and Folk Religions on the 30th. The class is an open discussion, not a lecture. It uses Huston Smith's book, The World's Religions as a starting point. The class will be offered at 6:00pm in the Ferguson Room.
The group is a spirited, non-profit community folk orchestra, playing native Slavic instruments and wearing colorful costumes. It has toured throughout Arizona and Mexico. They join Saint Philip's as part of our celebration of the Icons in Transformation art exhibit.