“All things come of thee O lord, and of thine own have we given thee.”
At St. Philip’s, we are grateful for the many blessings that God has given us in our lives. To express our gratitude and faith, with offer time, talent and treasure in support of the mission and ministry of the church, locally and at times, internationally.
Being a good steward has to do with using all of our resources, financial and otherwise, in a responsible way that not only cares for ourselves, but also for institutions that have been entrusted to us as well as our planet, which God has also entrusted to our care. We encourage you to make your giving to the church more than just a tax benefit, though you should not overlook this wonderful benefit. Rather, we encourage you to see that your giving to the church for the mission and ministry of God is also a spiritual discipline and can profoundly deepen your personal relationship with God.
Many members continue to prefer to put their offerings to the church in a physical envelope and place them in the collection plate during worship. This is an essential part of the worship experience and spiritual discipline for these individuals.
At the same time, members can also make their offerings to the church via electronic debit with the diocesan E-pledging program. This way, even if you are unable to physically attend church, the amount that you have requested will be taken from your account automatically and the church will receive your pledge. As a practical matter, the E-pledge system also helps the church in its administrative management by providing the church with a reliable and steady inflow of resources to pay its expenses, allocate moneys for mission and ministry, and more responsibly plan for the future.
If you would like to participate in the E-pledge program, please complete the authorization form and mail back to the church, attention: Gail Silver, with a voided check.
Gifts of flowers to be placed on the altar of the church can be given in thanksgiving for an occasion of celebration, such as a birthday, or they can be given in memory of someone who has died. The altar flowers gifts will be recognized in the bulletin.
If you are interested in having flowers placed on the altar in memory of a loved one, please contact the church office at 212-862-4940.
Within every lifetime there are events so special that they merit an everlasting remembrance. The St. Philip’s Tree of Life is a magnificent brass sculpture adorned with 1,000 leaves and the capacity for 24 stones at its base to perpetuate the memory of those moments.
The Tree of Life is a magnificent brass sculpture adorned with 1,000 leaves on its branches and the capacity for 24 stones at its base. The cost of each leaf is $200 and the stones are $1,000 and $2,000.
Our Organ Needs Love
The historic Aeolian-Skinner organ, designed by the legendary G. Donald Harrison and installed in 1932, has faithfully served St. Philip’s Church for more than 60 years and is now in great need of repair and restoration. YOU can help!
In order to help restore this great organ and continue a tradition of great music at St. Philip’s Church, please consider making a donation. Please make any checks payable to “St. Philip’s Church” and your memo line should read “organ restoration”.
Indeed, the giving of time is also an important aspect of stewardship that should not be overlooked. If you are interested in exploring ways to give of your time at St. Philip’s, please look at our established ministries to find one that may be right for you. Additionally, announcements for service opportunities are listed in the ‘Sunday News’ insert found in the service bulletin.
If you are interested in starting a new ministry, please speak with one of our clergy as the starting point.