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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 Mission:

God calls us to receive and share God’s love and grace with all people.

Our Vision:

With God’s help, we will be joyful, compassionate and generous as we Worship, Grow and Serve in community.

January 19 - 26, 2020

Annual Budget Forum
Please join us next Sunday, January 26 at 10:00 am in the Lounge as we hold the proposed 2020 Annual Budget Forum. We will discuss the budget in detail and answer questions that arise. This will help us prepare for the Annual Meeting held the following weekend.

St. Philip’s Annual Meeting
This year’s Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 2 at 12:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. A light luncheon will be served beforehand at 11:30 am. We encourage you to attend to hear committee reports, vote on open positions, and to approve the budget.

Cinnamon Roll Sale!
They're coming back! Ooey, gooey, fresh baked cinnamon rolls. Is your mouth watering yet? What better way to support our children and youth than by purchasing yummy cinnamon rolls! They will be on sale Sunday, February 9 between worship services in the Narthex. The proceeds from this fundraiser will support the youth going on the Mission Trip to Nashville this summer.

Bells of Praise
Have some free time on Wednesday evenings? Interested in joining the Bells of Praise?
We have openings for you! There are only four requirements:
1. Ability to read music
2. The need for a new adventure
3. Want to meet new friends
4. Enjoy having fun!
If interested, just pop into the Lounge on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm or call Dawn Hansen at [763-780-0360].

Holy Yoga
Join us for Holy Yoga classes at St. Philip’s for our 6-week winter series, “Living Our Faith”. Classes will continue each Monday through February 10. Chair begins at 5:15 pm ($5/class) and Mat begins at 6:15 pm ($7/class) in the Lounge. Everyone is welcome! Holy Yoga is where our yoga practice and our faith intersect. We can breathe in the Holy Spirit during our practice and worship the Lord at the same time.

Lifetouch Photography
All of the pictures taken during our Lifetouch photo sessions have arrived and are located in the office. If you elected to have your complimentary 8x10 sent to St. Philip’s for pick-up, you may do so at your earliest convenience.

Community Supper Hours
Going forward the Community Supper has returned to its original time of 6:00 – 7:00 pm on Wednesday evenings in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome!

SPDR Lasagna Dinner and Silent Auction
The SPDR Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction will be held on Sunday, February 16. As in past years, there will be two settings, one at 4:00 pm and one at 6:00 pm. Tickets for the event will be on sale Sunday, January 19 and 26. Adult tickets are $10 each and kids’ (ages 5 – 12) tickets are $5.

Library Group
The January meeting of the Library Group will be held on Tuesday, January 21 at 9:00 am in the Library. Everyone is welcome and we would love to add new members. Happy New Year!

Office Closed in Observance of MLK Day
The office will be closed Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Regular business hours (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) will resume on Tuesday, January 21.

Scripture for Sunday
Psalm 40
John 1:29-42

9:00 am Worship Songs
Arise, Your Light Has Come!
Beautiful Savior - Sanctuary Choir
O Day Full of Grace
O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright!

10:30 am Worship Songs
God of Wonders
Lead Me to the Cross
Fire Fall Down
Unfailing Love
Be Thou My Vision

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