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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 23 - 30, 2018

Today: Affirmation of Baptism Meeting

Join us today in the Youth Room after 10:30 am worship to discuss Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation) projects, events, and the worship service. Parents and youth are encouraged to attend the meeting.

Blessing of Beginnings

Please join us Sunday, September 30, as we gather for a special blessing of new
beginnings - such as starting a new school, a new school year, a new job, and even new moments in life. New beginnings are the best time to reflect on where we've come from and move into the future with joyful hope and prayers. A blessing will be offered during both worship services.

Pray Ground Invitation

Calling all kiddos ages 3 - 9…you are invited to use our Pray Ground in the front of the Sanctuary. There are coloring sheets, books, and quiet toys for you to use. Parents, we ask that you sit up near the Pray Ground to keep an eye on your little one. We encourage the children to use that space during worship because we know that it can be difficult to sit still for long periods of time, but we also need to keep in mind the others around us, and have the play be quiet. If you have any questions, or would like to donate quiet toys, please contact Connie Yerigan at [ConnieY@splcmn.org].

Calling all Young Adults
Young Adults (ages 19 - 30ish) of all stages are invited and welcomed to join us on Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30 pm for conversation about faith in our daily lives. We will be meeting at Faith Lutheran in Coon Rapids. Contact Tory Plucheck, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries [ToryP@splcmn.org] for more information.

St Philip's 60th Anniversary Celebration

The Heritage Group and Parish Fellowship Committee invite you to join in the St. Philip’s 60th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, October 14. A commemorative worship is open to all at 3:30 pm in the Sanctuary. A celebration dinner, reminiscent of the 1950's, will be served at 5:00 pm by the Parish Fellowship Committee. Make your reservations and get your complimentary dinner ticket, which will be available between worship in the Narthex on September 23 and 30. A reservation and a ticket are required for entrance. Mark your calendars and join us to celebrate 60 years of blessings!

Christian Yoga

A new six-week yoga session started Monday, September 10. Chair class begins at 5:15 pm ($5/class). Mat class begins at 6:15 pm ($7/class). The series theme, “Purpose,” is based on Romans 8:28, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to God’s purpose.” If you have questions, call or text Becky [763-913-4059]. Please join us.

We Are Called

A 26 - member St. Philip's Disaster Relief Team is traveling and working in the Galveston, TX area Saturday, September 22 through Sunday, September 30. The team will be assisting in the rebuilding efforts following the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and working under the guidance of the Galveston Long Term Recovery Group and construction work in the Galveston County Food Bank. Follow the team through their daily updates on the SPDR website [www.splcmn.org/spdr] or Facebook. (Search for St. Philip's Disaster Relief.) Please keep this team in your thoughts and prayers as they carry out this calling.

Life Enrichment Adult Forums (LEAFs)

Leafs will have presentations at St. Philip’s, Monday, October 8 and 22. For additional information, go to the LEAFs’ website at [www.leafsforums.org]. You may also contact Linda Poissant [763-757-1339] or Ron Seekamp [763-571-7824].

Backpack – Thank you

Due to the generosity of our congregation, 100 students at Fridley High School and Middle School were able to return to school with a backpack and school supplies! Thank you for donating so generously! The backpacks were appreciated by both student and parents!

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