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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.

September 15 - 22, 2019

New Worship Band Leader
We welcome Cheri Sykes, our new Worship Band Leader to St. Philip’s Church. Cheri brings years of experience leading combos in Lutheran, Methodist, and Catholic parishes. She loves the energy, creativity and stylistic diversity of today’s contemporary worship. As a musician, Cheri wears many hats. She is longtime leader of her own gospel - jazz combo, Wild Honey and the Locusts. With seniors, she enjoys presenting the history of ragtime and boogie boogie. She’s a solo party pianist. At her Osseo studio, Cheri enjoys tutoring piano students of all ages, specializing in improvisation and popular styles. Please welcome her to our church family.

Sanctuary (& Future Youth/Children’s) Choir Director Position
We are looking to hire an enthusiastic Choir Director to provide spiritual enrichment through music ministry. The commitment is 8 - 10 hours a week and involves leading our gifted volunteer choir in one weeknight rehearsal and during Sunday morning traditional worship, as well as the opportunity to start a Youth and Children’s Choir in the near future. A full job description and application details can be found on the church website [].

Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
Please come join the Sanctuary Choir to sing Praises to God! If you have any interest in singing, please join us at our next rehearsal, Wednesday, September 18 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Sanctuary. Even if you can only make a commitment for a short time, or every so often, you are welcome to sing with us. We will have fun and sing some new and familiar pieces. For questions or concerns, contact David Geslin at [].

Children, Youth & Family Ministry Program Registration
Registration is open! If you have a child who is 3 years old through grade 5 and is interested in taking a faith journey with us, please register them today! Please tell your family, friends, and neighbors too! All are welcome! Registration can be done online by following the link on our website, our Facebook page, or by contacting Connie at [].

Growing Through Loss
“Grief: A Journey” presented by Linda Cherek; Licensed Therapist, Educator, Consultant and Author; kicks off the fall series on Monday, September 16. This is the first of six consecutive Monday sessions, held through October 21, at the Catholic Community of St. Odilia in Shoreview. Each weekly session begins with registration at 6:45 pm, followed by a professional speaker at 7:00 pm with small group gatherings from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. There is no fee, but donations are welcome. Free childcare is available, but please call a week in advance so they are ready for the children. For more information, call [763-755-5335] or visit [].

Christian Yoga
Join us for our fall series: “Finding Love in Christ.” Classes run each Monday, September 9 through October 14. Classes will not be held this week, September 16, but will resume on September 23. Christian yoga is where our yoga practice and our faith intersect. Everyone is welcome!

Searching for the Sound of Music
Our Youth is in search of a gently used, good working condition, upright piano for the Youth Room. With all keys, plus a functioning sustain foot pedal, please. If you or someone you know is looking to sell or donate their older piano, please contact Connie Yerigan, Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministry at [ or 763-571-1500].

Worship Band Rehearsal Time Change
Going forward, the Worship Band will rehearse on Tuesdays at 7:30 to 9:00 pm in the Sanctuary.

Library Group Meeting
Please join us on Tuesday, September 17 at 9:00 am in the Library. There are lots of plans to be made, coffee to drink, and goodies to be eaten. Add prayers and devotions, and fun is had by all! Everyone is welcome to attend!

Songs for Sunday at 9:00 am
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Seek Ye First - Sanctuary Choir
Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us
Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound

Songs for Sunday at 10:30 am
You Never Let Go
Good Good Father
Here is Love
All Who Are Thirsty
Build Your Kingdom Here

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