On November 14, 2021, St. Philip’s Church, Blacksburg, Virginia was pleased to welcome the Most Rev’d Chandler H. Jones, SSC, Bishop of the Eastern United States for an episcopal visit and to confirm and receive new members. The Rev. Canon Wade Miller, rector of St. Philip’s, presented nine candidates for confirmation and also four people for reception into fellowship with the Diocese. Those confirmed were James Martin Corey, Alice Katherine Corey, Beatrix Adeline McCarthy, John Atticus McCarthy, Ada Annette McCarthy, Alf Landon Covey, Sophie Rose Covey, Daniel Stuart Sterling, and Joy Jarrells. All the confirmands were under the age of 26. Those received by the Bishop, who had previously received the sacrament of confirmation, were Jim and Barbara Zartman and Clayton and Sue Williams.

The congregation celebrates and is thankful for the continued blessings of growth, both spiritual and numerical, shown to them by Almighty God. They also extend their thanks to the wider Church for its support through prayers and financial gifts which has made the renewal on this congregation possible. The parishioners of St. Philip’s look forward with joy and excitement to see what the Lord has in store for them in working to advance His kingdom.

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