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There are many interesting and engaging things happening at St. Philip's. We've highlighted some of these things below. Check back often as we update this information weekly.

“Come and See” (John 1:46) is the foundation of St. Philip’s Lutheran Church. We invite and welcome those of every spiritual background, ethnicity, gender orientation, or economic situation. We are committed to our place within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We seek to please God through expressions of grace, acceptance, and faithful living. We extend this invitation to you. Come and see!

Our Vision: St. Philip’s is a vibrant Christian community, working together to know and love God, our neighbors and the world.

Our Mission: St. Philip’s Lutheran is a community church centered on Christ that invites you to come and see Jesus.

Come as you are to

Worship, Wonder, and Work

in Jesus’ name!

June 25 – July 2, 2017

Community Suppers
St. Philip’s is starting a new ministry serving the community meals on the second Wednesday of the month during the summer. We would love a few people to help make this ministry a success! Please consider volunteering three hours a month, helping make and serve supper on June 28, July 12, and August 9. For more information contact Renee Youngberg[763-780-6390].

Wednesday Night Worship and Discussions
Join us for lakeside worship on Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm here at St. Philip's. Following worship, everyone has a place to go. Children are invited to join Connie at our "Noah's Park" playground located in the garden near the Education Wing, the youth are invited to join Sara for s'more conversation, and adults are invited to join one of our pastors for discussion surrounding each night's message from the book, The Gifts of Imperfection. Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join us, too!

Friends Helping Friends
St. Philip’s has a long history of reaching out and helping those in need. If you know of someone with a need please contact Pastor Mollie [] or Pastor Margie, our Visitation Pastor [].
This week we are sharing information about Lori Nelson who needs meals and help in her yard. If you would like to help her with meals please look on the Meal Train website for information about available dates and food allergies []. If you can help Lori with her flower gardens please give her a call [763-786-2488], she lives in Spring Lake Park.

Board of Administration Bullets
Each month, following the Board of Administration meeting, our President will submit a brief summary to report in the weekly announcements. The full BOA meeting minutes are available to read on the website and are also posted on the BOA bulletin board. Here is what's happening at St. Philip’s:
  • Gathering feedback to begin the process of hiring a new Sanctuary Choir Director.
  • Approved formation of a new St. Philip’s Advocacy Group.
  • Planning the upcoming BOA retreat with staff and members of the Transition Task Force to work on the ongoing Mission and Vision of St. Philip’s.

Gas, Food, and Bus Cards
The St. Philip’s Food Shelf is “running on empty” for gas, food and/or bus cards. If you are able to donate some cards in the amount of $10 - $20 each please bring them to the office and leave with a staff member.

Thank you!

A Thank You Letter From Arise Ministries
Dear friends at St. Philip’s,
We cannot thank you enough for your very kind gift of Bibles. The Arise Ministry Groups counsels and leads Bible studies with teenagers. Most of these teens have in the most cases never had a new Bible of their own. Your donation of over 300 Bibles is an eternal investment in these youth. Thank you!
-Arise Ministries

Vacation Bible School Thank You!
Wow! What a GREAT week we had here at Vacation Bible School! 60 children filled the halls with laughter each day. Led by amazing volunteers, each crew rotated between four rooms where they participated in different activities. Learning that God made us, God is for us, God is always with us, God will always love us, and God made us for a reason, each child had a blast this week! When asked what their favorite part was, many children couldn't name just one thing, they loved it all! The excitement and success of this week wouldn't have been possible without our volunteers giving so generously of their time and our wonderful congregation who donated, without hesitation, all of the items needed for snack each day. Thank you all so very much! You are all so appreciated!

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