About St. Philip's
St. Philip’s Parish Collect for 2018
At our February Vestry Retreat, we decided that although the vision and mission of our parish has not changed, we wanted to write a Collect or prayer that summed up what we believe to be important here. So we wrote a parish collect to use in worship:
Oh God, you call us to move beyond the familiar into a Promised Land of transformation and new possibilities. Grant us courage to journey together through challenges, the power of our support for each other, and the joy of welcome and inclusion for those who come to us. Teach us how to be more than citizens of your kingdom–to be your disciples and to make new disciples in your name. In all we do, we follow you alone, our God and Creator. In the name of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord we pray. Amen.
St. Philip’s Vision
Every day Saint Philip’s proclaims Christ’s love by nurturing our church family, young and old, and actively reaching out to our community. Through our words and deeds we inspire, welcome and encourage others to journey together in Christian faith and growth.