- St. Philip's School Christmas Program - Thursday, December 15, at 6:00 p.m.
- Children's Christmas Pageant - Sunday, December 18, at 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent immediately follows.
- Christmas Eve - Saturday, December 24
- 6:00 p.m. - Holy Eucharist
- 10:30 p.m. - Holy Eucharist (with incense and candlelight)
- Christmas Day - Sunday, December 25, at 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the church. There will be no 8:00 a.m. service.
Alleluia. To us a child is born: Come let us adore him. Alleluia.
Please join us is celebrating our Lord's Nativity.
Last month about thirty people from St. Philip's visited Temple Beth-El in San Antonio. It was a chance to meet some of Abraham's children. Abraham is said to be the father of the world's monotheistic religions; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Though our beliefs and the expression of our faiths may be different we share a common ancestor. Not only that, we share a common humanity. As one of the Morning Prayer collects says, "O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth." So how about we meet Abraham's other children?
Next month on Saturday, January 7, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. we have the opportunity to visit the Raindrop Turkish House in San Antonio. It is home to an Islamic community and a place of prayer, learning, Turkish culture, and interfaith dialogue.
Mr. Oguz, a member of the community and one of our hosts, is inviting members of his community to join us. We'll begin at 11:00 a.m. with brunch followed by a short introduction to Islam and the work of the the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest. Most of our time there will be spent in conversation with members of the Islamic community. Mr Oguz asks that we come with questions. The imam and director of the San Antonio Chapter of the Islamic Institute, Beytullah Colak, will also join us for conversation. He has a very interesting story that has taken him from Turkey, to Argentina, to San Antonio.
Everyone is invited. If you want to go please let Julie know so we can make travel plans and let Mr. Oguz know how many people to expect.