On Sunday, May 24, the Rt. Rev. Kirk Stevan Smith, Bishop of Arizona, will make his annual visit to St. Philip’s. Bishop Smith will preach and celebrate at the 7:45, 9, and 11:15 a.m. services. The 9 a.m. service will include baptisms, and the 11:15 a.m. service will include confirmations.
Special envelopes will be placed in the pews for contributions toward the Bishop’s discretionary fund. This fund is used to help clergy and their families in need.
At 10:15 a.m., Bishop Smith, along with his puppet, Dexter, will meet with children and families in the Children’s Chapel. He will tell them about his job as Bishop, and we hope he will bless the Promised Land Puppet Church, our new puppet theatre.
After the 11:15 a.m. service, we will have a light lunch and Pentecost Birthday Party celebration (think cake). Afterwards, Bishop Smith will lead a question and answer session for the parish as we move into the exciting and challenging journey of transition now that our Rector has announced his plans to retire. All are invited.