St Philip's Newsletter (49)
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Subject: St Philip's Newsletter (49)

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The Rev. John H. Poole - Vicar Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 am -12:00 pm (727) 366-5536
And by appointment
SPAC©RM Widgery 2013-2015
“O Come All Ye Faithful”

Sunday Worship Service [Holy Eucharist] 10 a.m. ASH WEDNESDAY Morning Worship 7 a.m.and 11 a.m., ASH WEDNESDAY Evening Worship Service 7 p.m.

Children’s Bible School: 9 am [Church’s Anteroom] A d u lt Bible Class: 9 am [Gerhart Hall]
This Sunday February 15, 2015

This Sunday – Please remember to bring in your palms from last year, they are needed by Father John to make ashes from them to be used during the services that are held on Ash Wednesday.

Readings & Lessons for this Sunday
I Kings 19:9-18 • Psalm 27 • 2 Peter 1:16-21 • Mark 9:2-9

Norma, Ken, Pamela, David, Jan, Diane, Joseph, Donna, Bill, Bertha, Maura, Meg, Phyllis and Richard.
MILITARY Taylor, Alex, Tommy and Bobby.

Lord, we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers of thy people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen

Dear Family;
For Lent, Sunday school will do The Children's Way of the Cross. We do the Stations every Sunday in Lent using books especially created for children. In addition to our Stations, we will concentrate on two major themes of Lent - prayer and almsgiving. In the past, our Sunday school has done "Quarters for Prayers". The purpose of this exercise is two-fold: the children develop a habit of praying each day and because they were faithful in their prayers, I donate a quarter for
each and every prayer for each and every child. Because they do not get to keep the quarters, they are practicing almsgiving but are able to see, in a way they can understand, the benefit of prayer - they get to know God in that special way and we get to give our quarters to the Church which will decide the best way to spread those blessings. It is very important for the family to support the children in this exercise. Be with them when they say their prayers at night and help them with their prayers in the morning. When you drop off your children for Sunday school each week in Lent, tell them how many quarters are to be given to God for His glory and for His use.
We add the quarters each week and watch them grow. On Easter Sunday, the children present their alms to Fr. Poole with the offerings of the day. It fills the children with pride - the good kind - and it warms the hearts of the congregation to see the children so dedicated.

Ash Wednesday
February 18th 2015
We look forward to seeing you this Sunday…
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