October 2014 Edition
Kumulipo – What’s that???
I just completed a “trip of a lifetime” to Hawaii, a very beautiful and spiritual place indeed. On each island that we visited a guide talked about the Kumulipo, which is an ancient, sacred oral tradition of Native Hawaiians. The Kumulipo stories describe the interrelationships between the people and resources, both spiritual and physical. Spiritual relationships with all resources come first. Nā Akua (the Hawaiian deities) provide the resources and the people are its stewards. All resources are explained and inventoried so that proper care is applied through kuleana (responsibility). Sound familiar??
Let us work together within our community to use all of the resources we have been given in a responsible way.
Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace. (Paul Theroux).
Co-Chair Stewardship Committee
We received the following thank you…
To the parishioners of St. Philip-in-the-Fields,
I wanted to thank all of you who attended the Dine & Donate for the Bonnie J. Addario’s Your Next Step is the Cure 5K. Your support for an organization that does wonderful things to assist patients with lung cancer is very appreciated. Since losing my Pop-Pop, my organization has provided me with a healthy outlet for my grief & a way to make a difference for other patients. In total, I was able to raise $461.00 & could not have done it without your help. This truly is a great community of people!!
Please Keep in Your Prayers
Charles H., Tim S., Beryl S., John O., Beatrice B., Sue G., Don S., Michael F., Marcia W., Kierstin S., Jude H., Gabe H., Kai B., Christine G., Margie Z., Edward S., Karen F., Fred G., Ian B., Jennifer G., Colin, Gloria H., Johnny, Jane C., Pam D.
Upcoming Special Services
Community Thanksgiving Service: Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Mattie N. Dixon Ambler Community Cupboard – Don’t forget our on-going campaign to fill the cupboard. If each of us brings just one non-perishable food item each time we come to church, we can make a difference in the fight against hunger. The Cupboard accepts donations Tuesday through Friday, from 9:00a.m.- 2:00p.m. The Cupboard is located at 150 N. Main Street in Ambler. Call 215-628-3002.
Remember our Fresh Produce Sundays -The first Sunday of every month you are asked to bring fresh fruits and vegetables, especially those that will keep reasonably well without refrigeration for a few days – apples, oranges, green bananas, potatoes, onions, squash and anything else you think might fit that category. The produce collection we had last year generated a tremendous response and the Vestry hopes that we will be able to make a significant contribution to addressing the needs of those in the Ambler area.
Keep in Your Prayers – Charles H., Tim S., Beryl S., John O., Beatrice B., Sue G., Don S., Michael F., Marcia W., Kierstin S., Jude H., Gabe H., Kai B., Christine G., Margie Z., Edward S., Karen F., Fred G., Ian B., Jennifer G., Colin, Gloria H., Johnny, Jane C., Pam D.
The Shephards – If you, or someone you know, is in need of help from the Shepherds, Lin Watton is the contact person. Please call the church office for his contact information.
Crisis Catering – Call Carol Schweitzer if anyone is in need of meals when coming home from the hospital. Please call the church office for her contact information.
Stewardship Sunday - November 16th Our hope is to collect the majority of pledges on that day. Watch for a communication and pledge card from your Stewardship Committee shortly, and do set aside some time for prayerful consideration of your pledge this year.
Church Greens & Christmas Poinsettias Envelopes for your contributions will be in the Narthex and Parish House. Please include any memorials which will be printed in the Christmas Eve service leaflet. The deadline for memorials is Sunday, December 21st.
Holiday SPIRIT Deadline – Tuesday, November 4th Remember you can fax, e-mail or mail your articles or just put them in the SPIRIT mailbox by the deadline. Just get them to the church on time!