Blessing of the Animals Service

bless of animals3The community is invited to join parishioners at 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 23, to celebrate one of Tucson’s favorite Blessing of the Animals services. The service will be held in the church plaza of St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church. This observance was begun more than 35 years ago and continues to be one of the most popular events of the church year. It celebrates the loving relationship shared by humans and their pets, with opportunities to give thanks for the blessings animals give to us. Readings and prayers focus on the wonders of our world and our responsibility as humans to be good stewards of God’s creation. All types of animals are welcome at this service. Participants are asked to keep their pets appropriately restrained. (This service does not include communion. The usual Rite II Eucharist will take place in the Church, also at 9 a.m.)

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The public is cordially invited to attend the service. A freewill offering will be collected.

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St. Philip’s is located at 4440 N. Campbell Avenue at River Road. Ample parking is available in the north parking lot, or under our solar parking structure on the east side. The office phone number is 299-6421.

Thanksgiving Service and Dinner

thanksgiving table 3At 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 24, we will gather to thank God for the blessings of our lives. The Rev’d Robert J. Hendrickson III, St. Philip’s Rector, will preach.

Afterwards, join your St. Philip’s family and friends for our annual Thanksgiving dinner in the Murphey Gallery. The Parish Life Ministry will provide the turkeys and wine. Please come and bring one of the following dishes for 8 to 10 guests, based on your last name: A-G desserts, H-P salads, R-Z vegetables. And, mindful of those less fortunate, please also bring a nonperishable food item for the St. Philip’s Food Pantry.

You can let us know how many are in your party and what you will bring by calling the office at 299-6421 or sending an email to Parish Life.

Bring your friends and come share delicious food and good company!

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Blessing of the Animals

bless of animals1The community is invited to join parishioners at 9 a.m. on Sunday, November 9, to celebrate one of Tucson’s favorite Blessing of the Animals services. The service will be held in the church plaza of St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church. This observance was begun more than 35 years ago and continues to be one of the most popular events of the church year. It celebrates the loving relationship shared by humans and their pets, with opportunities to give thanks for the blessings animals give to us. Readings and prayers focus on the wonders of our world and our responsibility as humans to be good stewards of God’s creation. All types of animals are welcome at this service. Participants are asked to keep their pets appropriately restrained. (This service does not include communion. The usual Rite II Eucharist will take place in the Church, also at 9 a.m.)

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The public is cordially invited to attend the service. A freewill offering will be collected.

bless of animals3St. Philip’s is located at 4440 N. Campbell Avenue at River Road. Ample parking is available in the north parking lot, or under our solar parking structure on the east side. The office phone number is 299-6421.

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Open House

OpenHouse

TourGuideThe long, hot summer will soon be over, school is in session, and fall activities have begun. Why not head back to church? St. Philip’s In The Hills Espiscopal Church is hosting an Open House on Sunday, October 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are inviting neighbors and other guests to visit and learn about our parish. Come take a guided or a self-guided tour of the campus, and experience our stunning architecture, beautiful gardens, meditation labyrinth, fully stocked library, and renovated Children and Youth centers. We’re showcasing our more than 90 inspiring ministries and classes, renowned worship music, and thriving children’s and youth programs.

The 9 and 11:15 a.m. services feature special liturgical music — Schubert’s Mass in C Major, D. 452. This wonderful mass will be performed for the first time at St.Philip’s and will be sung by St. Philip’s adult choirs with soloists and chamber orchestra. We will also have a Food Truck Round-up in the east parking lot!

Our Open House is an opportunity to get to know you, our neighbors.  Share your Sunday morning with us! We look forward to meeting YOUR family!

St. Philip’s is located at 4440 N. Campbell Avenue at River Road. Parking is available in the north parking lot, entered from Campbell Road just north of the church, or under our solar parking facility on the east side. The campus and Church are fully wheelchair-accessible. The office phone is 299-6421.