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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.

March 18 – 25, 2018

Today: Disaster Relief Team Commissioning

Today in worship we bless our St. Philip's Disaster Relief Team as they prepare to travel to Galveston, Texas on April 7 - 15. The team will help assist victims of the devastating hurricane which occurred in 2017. Please keep the Disaster Relief Team in your prayers as they engage in God's ministry in Galveston.

Palm Sunday Service – 9:30 am

Mark your calendars! We will be worshipping together at one service on Palm Sunday. At 9:30 am our church will participate in “The Cry of the Congregation” – a spoken and sung drama that enables the congregation to be interactive with the story of the Passion of Christ. Come and experience Christ’s journey to the Cross in a unique way with your fellow believers.

Young Adult Ministry

Young adults ages 18 - 30ish are invited to join us Tuesday, March 20 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm for our Young Adult Ministry time. We will be meeting at Faith Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids and jumping into conversation and devotion. We would love to have you there. Contact Tory [] for more information.

Envelope Project Fundraiser

The Envelope Project Fundraiser has ended! If you still have envelopes that you have not turned in yet, you can drop them off in the office or give them to Tory. Thank you to everyone for your generous support. We raised over $3,000 with this fundraiser which puts us close to our goal to empower our youth attending the ELCA Youth Gathering.

Easter Flowers

Would you like to help decorate our Sanctuary for Easter? Please consider purchasing a blooming plant by Wednesday, March 21. Four different kinds of plants are available. Details and sign-up sheets are available in the Narthex or in the Office. "Your" plant will be available for pick up after Easter Sunday worship.

Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast - March 25
Mark your calendars for March 25 as our youth host the annual Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast! Breakfast will begin after 9:30 am worship. We will be serving pancakes (regular and gluten free), sausage, fruit, and more, so make sure to come hungry! There will be a free-will donation and proceeds will benefit our youth attending the ELCA Gathering in Houston.

Good Friday Day Camp

Please join us for some Easter science fun as we partner with Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fridley for a morning of activities! On Friday, March 30 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm we are invited to participate in a Day Camp at Redeemer for all 3 year olds through fourth graders. Grades 5 and older are encouraged to help. The cost is $15 per child or $30 per family. The fee includes a snack, t-shirt, egg hunt, games, crafts, and egg coloring. To register your child, please fill out the half sheet that is being sent home with your child or can be found in the back of the Sanctuary. Any questions? Contact Connie Yerigan [].

Garage Sale Meeting

A kick-off meeting of the garage sale committee will be held on Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 pm in the Chapel. All those interested in attending are welcome to join us. Spring is coming!

Endowment Grants Now Available

Endowment grants are now available for use on current projects that are consistent with the mission and vision of St. Philip’s Church. Grant applications must be submitted to the Endowment Committee by April 15, 2018 to be considered. Forms are available in the church office or you can download the application at []. Grants will be awarded in May 2018.

Library Group Meeting

The March meeting of the Library Group will be held Tuesday, March 20 at 9:00 am in the church library. All are welcome – see you there!

Festival of Tables

The Festival of Tables will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Tickets will be sold March 25 in the Narthex after the 9:30 am Palm Sunday service and between services on Sunday, April 8. Tickets are $15. Guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item. Make plans now to attend this beautiful fundraiser for area food shelves.

Call Committee Update

The Call Committee has met several times and held a mock interview with Pastor Christine last week. It was very helpful, as she was able to give great feedback on the interview questions that were put together. If you have any questions or concerns for the committee, you may send an email to us [].Emails sent to this address will reach all members of the Call Committee. You are also welcome to speak with any of our members directly: Mike Anderson, Bob Becker, Gary Blomster, Barb Cooper, Renee Falkum-Youngberg, Bryant Holmstrom, Jennifer Prasek, Dana Rebelein or Andy Tjader. Please continue to pray for our committee and our task!

Wednesday Lent Worship - March 21

12:00 pm worship

with a light lunch to follow

6:00 pm supper

7:00 pm worship

Palm Sunday – March 25

9:30 am worship

10:30 am brunch

Maundy Thursday – March 29

12:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Good Friday – March 30

7:00 pm – Sanctuary Choir Cantata

“Once Upon a Tree”

Easter Sunday – April 1

7:30, 9:00, and 10:30 am worship

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