What’s happening? 
& Weekly Calendar



Upcoming meetings for current and new members:

Altar Guild Meeting and Training ~ Saturday, October 21 at 10 a.m.
Lay Reader Meeting and Training ~ Sunday, October 29 at noon


Adult Christian Education ~ Sundays at 9:15 a.m.

Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer

All interested adults are invited to join our new Sunday Adult Christian Education class, based on the book, Being Christian, by Rowan Williams. Our text is a small book, very readable, but also very incisive. Whether you can come only once, or make a habit of sharing in the study each Sunday, all are welcome. Instruction will include fellowship, written materials, didactic and media resources, as well as interesting discussions. Childcare available beginning at 9 a.m.


Wednesday Bible Study ~ 6:30 p.m. in the Canterbury Room

Childcare is provided from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

History of the Bible 

We will watch Part 1 of this PBS special. In this landmark special, NOVA takes viewers on a scientific journey that began 3,000 years ago and continues today. The film presents the latest archeological scholarship from the Holy Land to explore the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament. This archeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies: Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Bible, when, and why? How did the worship of one God—the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—emerge? September

October

11th The Bible's Buried Secrets (NOVA video)-Part 1
18th The Bible's Buried Secrets (NOVA video)-Part 2
25th Writers of the Bible

November

1st Secrets of Noah’s Ark (NOVA video)
8th Development of the Old Testament
15th Development of the New Testament


Christmas in the Barn ~ November 17 & 18, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Christmas Begins at the Barn!"

Take a drive to the country and discover Southern Oklahoma’s most festive Market. Two fun filled days with talented vendors offering unique Christmas decor and gifts, farmhouse and garden finds, lavender products, and home or fashion accessories. Top off your day with a delicious lunch or some homemade pie with the Enville Church Ladies. 

St. Philip’s parishioners Donnie Minyard and Lee Totzke host this amazing event every year and they have always placed a high priority on giving back to the local community. You can help us by bringing to the show non-perishable food items to benefit the Food and Resource Center of South Central Oklahoma (FRCSCO). FRCSCO is a volunteer supported non-profit organization that fights hunger in the four Oklahoma counties. Their new grocery-store-like facility in Ardmore provides groceries every month to an estimated 1500-2000 individuals. FRCSCO also connects clients with other much-needed social services, including dental/vision care, employment referrals and housing information. Please help us fill their shelves. Personal checks made out to FRCSCO are also welcome. Working together we can solve hunger. Last year nearly 6000 food items were donated. 

3028 Olen Road, Marietta, OK  73448
580-812-1407 or 1408


Other stuff...

* If you need a place the practice your piano lessons, but do not own a piano, you may use the one in the choir room. Call the parish office 226-2191 to schedule a rehearsal time. Times are available Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* We will be participating in the Foster Childrens Christmas Gift program again this year. It will be headed up by Elizabeth Negrete-Gaylor. Watch for details.

* The Mission Leadership Team is still collecting plastic grocery bags and egg cartons for the Food and Resource Center. There is a drop box in the hall by the Parish Office.

Become a Sunday Supper Sponsor

For only $125 you can sponsor a hot meal for over 100 people who might not otherwise have a meal that day! Drop your sponsorship check in the offertory plate with Sunday Supper in the memo line. Or mail it to: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 516 McLish, Ardmore, OK 73401. You don’t need to be a member of the parish to sponsor a Sunday Supper. Web Surfers are welcome to help out with a donation. 


Sign up for Altar Flowers 

Call Georgean Dexter at 580-220-1404 to reserve your date. Flowers are given to the glory of God, and then in honor of, in memory of, or in thanksgiving or celebration for a person or occasion. After the 10 a.m. service, the bouquets are delivered to hospitalized or shut-in parishioners, or to those with some milestone celebration. All dedications will cost $75 (or what you can afford). Make your dedication requests for a particular Sunday by calling Georgean Dexter at the number above. Dates are available starting in September.


Now Collecting…. Plastic shopping bags empty egg cartons  Please bring in your plastic shopping bags and egg cartons and we will bring them to the Food and Resource Center. They need them there for giving out the food. There is a box in the Parish Hall to put these items i


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