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 St. Philip’s Annual Events

 Holy Week Palm Sunday procession with palms 

 Holy Week Maundy Thursday agape meal around the cross

 Holy Week Easter Sunday Services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist

 May Annual Strawberry Festival – Third Saturday

(In 2018, this is Saturday, May 19!)

October Blessing of the Animals – Pictures, Certificates, Treats at OCC, First Sunday 

October Harvest Party sponsored by our youth – Fourth Sunday

December Christmas Eve services at 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 a.m.


Meet Our Staff:

Rector:  The Rev. Dr. Howard Backus (pictured at right)

Office Administrator:  Laurie Anderson



Cheryl Martin:  Assistant Treasurer and Activities Director

Vernon Proctor:  Senior Warden

Todd Smith:  Junior Warden

Dawn Brittingham:  Treasurer



Vernon Proctor:  Senior Warden

Todd Smith:  Junior Warden

Sarah Christie

Craig Elliott

Deborah Keenan

Suzanne Johnson

Judy Sheridan

Lisa Schirtzinger

Barbara Wise

Margaret Anderson:  Clerk of the Vestry



Acolyte Coordinator             The Rev. Dr. Howard Backus

Altar Guild                            Barbara Truitt

Bible Study (Adult)              The Rev. Dr. Howard Backus

Choir                                    Wesley Mitchell (Organist)

Christian Education             Cheryl Martin, Jennifer Schweitzer

Counters                              Geraldine Taylor

Healing Team                       The Rev. Dr. Howard Backus

Lay Eucharist Visitors          The Rev. Dr. Howard Backus

Old Christ Church League    Keith Lloyd

Server Scheduler                 Peggy Murphy

Angels Hugs                        Nancy Hitch

Ushers                                 Vernon Proctor

Weddings -- OCC                 Keith Lloyd, Tim Keenan

ECW                                    Jennifer Schweitzer

Sexton                                Wesley Mitchell

Activities Director              Cheryl Martin

Office Administrator           Laurie Anderson






St. Philip's Collect

Almighty God, you have given us a
sacred place to gather for your worship.
Help us to create a Christian atmosphere
where everyone can worship Jesus
Christ, our Lord and Savior, accepting
all persons as they are, supporting them
in hard times and sharing the joy and
thanksgiving of good times; nurture
growth of our faith through worship,
study, and service, whereby each of us
recognizes and accepts our God given
gifts and talents, then uses them to
minister within St. Philip's, our
community, and the world. In Christ's
Holy name we pray. AMEN




600 S. Central Avenue

Laurel, DE 19956