Episcopal Church

408 Cedar St., Hearne, TX

Come and see! We’d love for you to visit us—we meet every Sunday at 11:00AM.

Who We Are

A Message From the Vicar

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 +

St. Philip’s

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 adopted Guy Chandler Park, with the vision of regularly hosting events there that bring our community together.  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.

What We Believe

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Coming to Church

Online Morning Prayer

Coronavirus is forcing us to get creative about how we do almost everything right now, including how we do church. On Sundays we meet via Zoom for a time of Morning Prayer and Bible study, followed by a virtual coffee hour.

Want to join us? Here is what you need to know:

Here is a PDF for the Service of Morning Prayer.

Morning Prayer is one of the oldest and most beautiful liturgies in our tradition. It is based on prayers Christians have been praying together for hundreds of years. If you’ve never done Morning Prayer in the Episcopal Church before, don’t worry! It’s easy to follow along, and instructions will be provided as we go. Everything you will need is in the bulletin.

Several of us will join at 10:45am in order to chat and also answer any questions about moving through the liturgy for those who are new to this. Morning Prayer will start at 11am. After the sermon, people are welcome to hang around and chat.

You can join Morning Prayer via audio or on your phone without needing to download anything, but if you want to join in using the camera and audio on your computer or device, 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:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86444980800

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Meeting ID: 864 4498 0800
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Wednesday Compline

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, Bible study, and conversation for those who would like it.

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https://zoom.us/j/95967890024
Meeting ID: 959 6789 0024

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What We Do

Worship and Bible Study

We worship together via Zoom during our Sunday morning service, as well as for Wednesday evening Compline, which is followed by a brief Bible study.

On the first Wednesday of every month, we offer a socially distanced, outdoor Eucharist service. Otherwise on Wednesdays evenings, we gather physically at the outdoor space behind our building to sing and hang out.

Prayer

On Fridays, our sanctuary is open from 11AM to 2PM for quiet contemplation, as well as a brief noonday prayer service.

Giving Back to Our Community

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.