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Please also see what’s happening with Kids LINK and Pulse Student Ministries!

Announcements Kids and Youth
  • “God Wants Us to Live for What Matters Most”

    Dr. Dale Schultz
    Scripture: Luke 12:13-21
    Sunday July 20, 2014


  • DAILY BIBLE READINGS – For the week beginning Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Sunday Matthew 18:21-35
    Monday Luke 12:13-21
    Tuesday Genesis 25:19–34
    Wednesday Psalm 119:105-112
    Thursday Romans 8:1-11
    Friday Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
    Saturday Luke 12:13-21


  • DAILY BIBLE READINGS – For the week beginning Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Sunday Matthew 18:21-35
    Monday Luke 12:13-21
    Tuesday Genesis 25:19–34
    Wednesday Psalm 119:105-112
    Thursday Romans 8:1-11
    Friday Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
    Saturday Luke 12:13-21


  • Looking For Ministry Opportunities?

    In September, we will be kicking off the pilot program for “Missional Communities.” Missional Communities
    are a key component in our new discipleship path that we’re calling “Our Path to 3D Christianity.” If you’re interested in finding out what a missional community is, and being involved in the pilot program this fall, please contact Dr. Schultz or Adam Ribbeck to find out more about it.


  • World Service Fund – Your dollars make a difference!

    “Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.” – Matthew 10:39, NRSV

    Basic to the financial program of The United Methodist Church, the World Service Fund is the primary way to support the denomination ’s global mission and ministry. This vital fund connects local churches with ministries across the denomination through church agencies and other national and international programs.

    Giving to the World Service Fund enables the people of The United Methodist Church to play an active
    role in reaching the denomination’s four areas of focus. The World Service Fund equips United Methodist
    boards and agencies to work in developing principled Christian leaders for the church and the world, creating new places for new people and renewing existing congregations, engaging in ministry with the poor, and stamping out killer diseases of poverty by improving health globally.

    The World Service Fund truly demonstrates the mission of The United Methodist Church by supporting work
    with children, youth, students, people with mental and physical challenges, adults and older adults.
    The fund also provides leadership and coordination for denominational ministry with youth and continues its commitment to quality under-graduate and post-graduate education, as well as giving certification to United Methodist professional Christian educators, communicators and musicians.

    The World Service Fund makes sure that United Methodists speak and work to encourage a more ethical, just and humane world. World Service maintains a proud tradition of cooperation and dialogue with other faith traditions through interdenominational and ecumenical work.

    St. Philip’s helps support the World Service Fund through our United Methodist Connectional Giving.
    These apportionments for 2014 total $77,131, which is 9.5% of our Budget. Thank you for your faithful, generous, and consistent gifting!


  • DAILY BIBLE READINGS – For the week beginning Sunday, July 6, 2014

    Sunday Matthew 13:31-32
    Monday Matthew 18:21-35
    Tuesday Genesis 24
    Wednesday Psalm 45
    Thursday Romans 7:15-25a
    Friday Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
    Saturday Matthew 18:21-35


  • “God Makes the Smallest Faith Grow Wildly”

    Dr. Dale Schultz
    Scripture: Matthew 13:31-32
    Sunday July 6, 2014


  • We’ve All Got Issues

    Our summer Bible study will be focusing on seven issues that we’ve se-lected through online voting. These are issues that are controversial, and they are issues that non-Christians find very objectionable about our faith often times.
    St. Philip’s is seeking to provide a respectful, safe forum for discussing and looking at the biblical perspective on these issues.

    We will be offering two times each week: 7 pm on Tuesday, and 12 pm on Wednesday. Please call the church office to reserve childcare if needed. For the Wednesday time slot, feel free to bring your lunch.

    Schedule for the Study
    July 1 & 2: Is faith irrational?
    July 8 & 9: Science and Christianity
    July 15 & 16: Is spirituality enough?
    July 22 & 23: The death penalty.
    July 29 & 30: Why does God allow suffering? August 5 & 6: Politics and religion in America.

    August 12 & 13: The Christian view of homosexuality.
    August 19 & 20: What about other religions?


  • Layette Kits For UMCOR

    Since there is always a need for these kits and the congregation has responded so positively, St. Philip’s United Methodist Women will once again
    collect layette items for United Methodist Committee on Relief.

    Each of the last three years, the number of kits sent to UMCOR has increased. Last year, your generosity provided enough items to complete 135
    kits to be used by first responders in disaster areas.

    This year, we will be collecting items June 29 through July 31. A complete kit consists of:
    -1 sweater or jacket
    -2 receiving blankets 30”x30” or 32”x32”
    -2 gowns or sleepers
    -2 undershirts or onesies
    -6 cloth diapers
    -2 diaper pins with protecting plastic closures
    -2 infant wash cloths
    (sizes 0-3 months and 0-6 months, no larger than 9 months)

    We welcome single items as well as complete kits.
    Cash gifts are also appreciated.
    Be watching for our display!


  • Spiritual Life Retreat

    July 25-27, Port Aransas, TX, $150
    Otherwise known as Beach Retreat! Mark your calendars. This retreat is for students going into High School thru 12th grade, including recently graduated seniors. More information coming soon.


  • Family Summer Sunday School: Parable ME!

    This Sunday, our Children’s Ministry begins a grand experiment: Family Summer Sunday School: Parable ME! for parents and children in PreK-5th Grade, at 11:00 am in the Education Ministry Center. Families are encouraged to worship together at the 9:30 am service, then attend Sunday School together at 11:00 am. There will not be children’s Sunday school concurrent with the 9:30 am worship service, because we want families to worship God and learn about God together this summer. The nursery will still be available to children birth – 4 years old.

    Thank you for your support of our children’s ministry!


  • Starry Ministry – Finding the Light of Hope in the Darkest Hours

    STARRY’s goal is to be a beacon of light for children, youth and families in the midst of crisis by nurturing children, strengthening families and restoring hope. To learn more about Starry and the various programs visit their website at www.starryonline.org


  • Questions for Discussion
    • The Bible mentions that God loves a cheerful giver and that generosity is a spiritual gift. What does it mean to be a cheerful giver? What do the words “generosity” and “generous” mean? Do you consider your gift to be a “generous” amount of money?
    • How does it feel to be used by God to help others?
    • What did you learn about the mission or the project that you decided to sponsor?
    • Do you have any ideas for future projects?


  • Paper Pals Meets at St. Philip’s

    First & third Friday’s, 7:00 – 11:00 pm, Children’s Ministry
    Building; All day Saturday Scraps throughout the year Paper Pals is a scrapbooking, stamping, and crafting group that meets on the first and third Fridays of each month from 7:00 – 11:00 pm, in the Children’s Ministry Building (CMC). Additional information may be found on the group website at:
    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/paperpalsgroup/info


  • Our Worship Services on Sundays

    All of our Worship Services are directed to God who is revealed to us through the love and life of Jesus Christ.

    • 8:15 am A traditional, liturgical style of Worship in our historic Chapel.
    • 9:30 am A contemporary style of Worship using multi-media in our Family Life Center.
    • 11:00 am A traditional, liturgical style of Worship in our historic Chapel.


  • Volunteers Needed

    Teachers and subs continue to be needed for preschool and elementary Sunday School. Please contact Kyren Schultz at children@stphilipsumc.org or call the church office at 512-244-2175 to discuss possibilities. Thank you so much!


  • Movie Tuesday

    July 15, 6pm, Cost $2, Cinemark Movies 8 on North Mays Join us this Tuesday to go watch Heaven Is
    For Real at the Round Rock discount movie theater on North Mays. Movie starts at 6:45pm. Meet at the church at 6pm if you want a ride, or you can meet us there! Cost of movie $2.

  • Beach Retreat

    July 25-27, Port Aransas, TX, $150
    For incoming high school students through graduating seniors. Join us for fun at the beach, plus some great times of worship. Go to www.stphilipsumc.org/beachretreat to sign up.


  • Youth Text Messaging Available

    To sign up text: @pulses to the number 512-865-4843. This service allows us to keep you informed on up to date info regarding our student ministry activities.


  • News from St. Phil’s Kids

    Last Sunday was amazing in The Tree House! During both Sunday School hours, the children assembled 60 “Blessings Bags” for the less fortunate. We talked about Matthew 22:37-39 “He replied, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is: You must love your neighbor as you love yourself,” which is the story of the Good Samaritan from Luke.

    The Blessing Bags include bottled water, peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers, granola bars, a pair of socks, a comb and toothbrush, and a small first aid kit. The bags are to be kept in the car and shared with someone less fortunate. The kids all took bags and also shared them with the adult Sunday School classes in the EMC. Thank you to the many people who donated items and to Ginnie Colbert, Mark Wood and Deanna Feil who helped Sunday morning.