Lectionary Reading For This Week

2 Kings 2:1-12

Psalm 50:1-6

2 Corinthians 4:3-6

Mark 9:2-9


Lent & Ash Wednesday


Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday (February 14) and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lencten, which means “spring.” The season is a preparation for celebrating Easter.


Ash Wednesday is often observed by the administration of ashes upon the foreheads of the participants. The ashes serve as a reminder of our mortality and our dependence upon God for life. The use of ashes as a sign of repentance can be traced back to the 5th century B.C. Regular observance of Ash Wednesday in churches started around the 8th century.


 Pastor Rene’ will be available this Wednesday, February 14th to administer the ashes on those who seek to participate in this meaningful & historical ceremony.


Ashes will be administered at the church on a walk-in basis from 11:00 A.M. till 6:00 PM. No appointment is needed for the brief blessing. Pastor Rene’ will be in the office if needed.


 "Get up and Go" Invite

"Lou's Taco Soup & Cornbread"


The SPUMC " Get up & Go" group meets at 9:30 AM the 1st and 3rd Thursday's of each month. Once a year we have a lunch of "Lou's Taco Soup & Cornbread".  We have our potluck breakfast, play table games and then at noon we will eat lunch.   The date will be February 15, 2018.  Be sure & mark your calendar.  All seniors, Retiree's and stay at home's are welcome.


Lent/Easter Services

  3/29/18 - Maundy Thursday Service 7pm

 4/1/18 - Easter Musical

Services - 8:30am & 10:30am with a  reception in between


Altar Flowers

 Did you know you can host flowers for Sunday? There is a sign up on the bulletin board outside of the nursery. Cost is $40 and you will be recognized in the bulletin. This is great way to celebrate someone or something.


Bake Sale Benefiting the Ladies Retreat

Sunday, February 11th


 Box Tops for Handley

Don’t forget to bring in your box tops.

You can leave them in your Sunday school class or

there is a box in the NARTXEX you can put them in.


Tom Thumb Good Neighbor

Did you know that St. Philips receives a check each month from the Tom Thumb Good Neighbor program?

We receive 1% of your purchases excluding pharmacy, fuel, tobacco and alcohol.

 If you haven’t already take a moment when you are at the store to link  your card to St. Philips. You will find a card in the NARTHEX for you to fill out. Our Charity number is 3000 which I have already filled in for you. Just drop the card off at the customer service desk the next time you are in. If you don’t know your reward number the customer service desk attendant will help you.


Prayer Requests 

© Barbara May

© Bill Hardy

© David Hardy

© David Reeves

© Dennis Prewitt

© Doris Romanowski

© Family of Kyle Young

© Family of Hanan Dickerson

© Faye & James Nabors

© Gene Hildinger

© Hazel Irby

© Jo & Rudy Mueller

© Kathy Robertson

© Kyle & Glynda Young 

© LaDonna Sanderson

© Marty Garrett

© Randy & Charlotte Welch

© Trenda Barber

© Yolanda  Pena



New Prayer Requests

Gerald Davis

Family of Gertrude Mora

The Cleveland Family 

Weekly Calendar


Sunday,  February 11

10:30am - Worship Service


Monday, February 12

7pm Boy Scouts


Tuesday, February 13

3:30pm Probation


Wednesday, February 14

9:30am Sit & Sew

6pm Praise Team

7pm All Choir Practice


Thursday, Februrary 15

9:30am Get Up & Go


Friday, February 16


Saturday, February 17


Sunday, February 18

10:30am - Worship Service


Red Wagon Needs:

Mac & Cheese

Details about the Red Wagon Ministry are in the NARTHEX.