Sermon by Nandra
408 Cedar St., Hearne, TX
Come and see! We’d love for you to visit us—we meet every Sunday at 11:00AM.
Welcome to St. Philip’s! We believe God has called us to be a house of hospitality for all people in Hearne and Robertson County. Whether you are looking for a place to worship and grow deeper in your faith, a way to get involved and give back in our community, or just a space where it is safe to be yourself, there is room for you at St. Philip’s. We are a small church with a deep faith in Christ’s love for all people and strong commitment to sharing that love with each other and our neighbors. Like our patron saint, Philip, says in the Gospel of John, “Come and see!” We invite you to follow the way of Jesus with us, no matter where you are in your life’s journey.
Nandra Perry +
Founded in 1871, St. Philip’s came to Hearne with the railroads, and we’ve been worshiping continually in this spot ever since. Our current building, a Gothic Revival structure completed in 1912, is a registered Texas historic landmark. Long a mainstay in the downtown area, St. Philip’s is committed to serving our neighborhood and the larger community. We want Hearne and Robertson County to be healthier, happier places because our church is here. To that end, we sponsor a number of community-wide initiatives, including the Texas Rural Leadership Development Program, a community garden, and a neighbor-to-neighbor food pantry. Most recently, we’ve become the hub of the Brazos Valley Foodbank’s weekend backpack program. We believe Hearne has a bright future, and we strive to contribute to its flourishing by living out our Christian values of love, service, justice, hope, and reconciliation.
Are you new to the Episcopal Church? Learn what Episcopalians believe, who we are and what we do.
On Sundays, you can join us in person or via Zoom.
Want to join us in person? Here is what you need to know.
The Episcopal Church has a strong commitment to inclusion, and here at St. Philip’s we take that commitment seriously. We believe that everyone should feel safe and welcome in God’s house; and so we will do our best to make you glad you chose to join us.
Our liturgical style of worship is very participatory. We have many customs and traditions, but at the heart of them all is the belief that it takes all of us to make church happen. In our worship bulletin, we provide instructions along the way, so that you can more easily follow the service. However, even among those of us who are Episcopalian, you will see a wide variety of worship styles. We celebrate that diversity. Throughout the service, feel free to worship with us as you are able and most comfortable. Children are always welcome in our services, and any style of dress is just fine. We celebrate the Eucharist most Sundays, and it is open to all baptized Christians. If you are not a Christian or would prefer not to receive Communion, you are invited to come to our altar to pray or meditate. It is also acceptable for anyone to choose to pray or meditate in their seat during Communion.
Want to join us via Zoom? Here is what you need to know.
We learned to worship together via Zoom during the pandemic; and we love the way it makes it possible to visit with members of our community who live far away or can’t get out easily. Our Zoom host will join you from the sanctuary at 10:45am in order to chat and also answer any questions about moving through the liturgy for those who are new to this. You will be able to interact with our gathered congregation if you choose and your host will be monitoring the chat. It is also fine for you to turn off your camera and simply watch if you prefer
If you would like to join us by Zoom and are not already a user, you will need to download Zoom and set up an account. It’s free! Here is the link to download Zoom.
Once you’ve joined Zoom, you can use this link to join the meeting on Sunday.
Follow along with the Sunday Worship Bulletin.
Wednesday Compline Online
Compline is a beautiful, short (15 minutes) liturgy. Please join us on Wednesday evenings at 5:15pm as we end our working day together with time for prayer and conversation for those who would like it.
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For Episcopalians, this Sunday (November 29th) is the first Sunday of the season of Advent. We are leaving that long stretch of the church year
We worship together in person and via Zoom during our Sunday morning service, as well as via Zoom for Wednesday evening Compline.
On Fridays during the school year, our sanctuary is open from 11AM to 2PM for quiet contemplation, as well as a brief noonday prayer service. We are taking a break from Friday prayers this summer but will resume in September.
Take a look at our Giving Back page to learn more about our neighborhood food pantry and our community garden, as well as our partnerships with the Texas Rural Leadership Program, Brazos Valley Food Bank, Hearne ISD, The Network of Care, and Young Life.