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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.

May 19 - 26, 2018

Music Sunday Featuring:

~Bells of Praise, Children’s Choir, Sanctuary Choir, and the Worship Band

Today: Baptism – Alyson Delores Mickolichek

Congratulations to Chris and Kara Mickolichek, parents of Alyson Mickolichek, who will be baptized today at the 10:30 am worship service. We would also like to congratulate Alyson’s family, sponsors, and friends on this joyous occasion.

Today: Conclusion of Sermon Series, “Process for Good Change”

Pastor Matt will conclude the three-part series on the process for good change. Today he will speak about moving forward with change. This series was based off the book, Who Moved My Pulpit. If you haven’t picked up a copy of the book and would still like to, please stop by the office. The suggested donation amount is $5.00, but please feel free to take a book regardless of donation.

Today: Celebrating our Grads!

We are overjoyed and proud of our youth and young adults who are graduating. Today during both worship services, we will say a blessing for our graduates reaching this important milestone in their lives.

Today: Pew Modification Forum

Modifying the pews in the Sanctuary to provide ample space and convenience for people needing handicap seating has been a huge success. The spaces are being used regularly on Sundays and during funerals. Today at 9:35 am, an adult forum will be held in the Chapel to further discuss the following options:

Option A: Keep the pews as they are now

Option B: Add additional handicap seating, which would mirror the other side of the center aisle

Option C: Put the pews back to their original location

Today: Cinnamon Roll Sale!

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 today between worship services in the Narthex. The proceeds from this fundraiser will be split between three third graders going to Camp WAPO for the first time and the youth going on the Mission Trip.

Vacation Bible School Registration

Vacation Bible School is just around the corner! Beginning Monday, June 17 through Friday,
June 21, we will learn that 'Life is Wild, and God is Good!' This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Register your little adventurer today at []. Please contact Connie Yerigan with any questions [].

Volunteers Needed for Vacation Bible School

If you love children and feel so called to volunteer this summer at VBS,please contact Connie Yerigan at [] with any questions or visit [] to sign up. VBS is
June 17 – 21, for children ages three years old through completion of grade five.
Volunteers needed:

  • Crew Leaders – You would lead a group of kids, with another volunteer, around to each station.
  • Station Leaders– You would teach the lesson for that station. All supplies and materials would be ready for you each day.

Volunteers Needed for Summer Worship

We begin our summer worship schedule next Sunday, May 26 at 9:30 am., and we would love to find more people for serving communion and greeting during our one worship time. If you can help, please contact Jenni Anderson at []. Thank you for your time!

Community Supper Volunteers Needed

Looking for a few people willing to give 1½ hours, once a month, to the Community Supper on Wednesday evenings. We need assistance with prep, serving food, or clean up. The prep shift is from 4:00 – 5:30 pm. The serving shift is from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and the clean-up shift is from
6:30 – 8:00 pm. If you can help, please contact Renee Youngberg at [ or

Christian Yoga

Join us for our spring series, “Diligence.” Classes will run for six weeks and started Monday, April 29. Chair class begins at 5:15 pm ($5/class) and Mat class begins at 6:15 pm ($7/class) in the Lounge. Christian yoga is where our yoga practice and our faith intersect. Everyone is welcome!

Are You Interested in Becoming a Part of a St. Philip’s Advocacy Team?

Scripture calls us, as part of our Christian response, to walk in solidarity with people of color, because standing in silence sanctions continued injustice and violence.
Team Focus:

  • Partner with the ELCA Synod representative (Brenda Blackhawk) who coordinates the Minneapolis Synod Racial Justice division.
  • Work with Unite Table finding new ways to advocate for racial justice.
  • Develop a racial justice statement in context for St. Philip’s Lutheran Church ELCA.

Contact Bob Becker at [ or 763-786-6702].

Library Group Meeting

The Library Group will meet Tuesday, May 21 at 9:00 am in the Library. Everyone is welcome, and we would love to have some new members in our group. We always have lots to do, but include time for laughter, yummy treats, devotions, and planning. Come join us.

Board of Administration Meeting

The next Board meeting will be held Monday, May 20, at 6:30 pm in Room 3. All members are welcome to attend.

Songs for Music Sunday!

Bells of Praise:

This is My Father's World
Festival Celebration

Children's Choir (singing at the 10:30 am service only):

Hallelujah! Praise Ye The Lord
Lord, I Lift Your Name on High
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
Earth and All Stars
Soul Adorn Yourself with Gladness

Sanctuary Choir:
Come Build A Church
Lord Listen To Your Children
His Eye is On the Sparrow
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Worship Band:
Lift Your Head Weary Sinner
Is He Worthy
It Is Well
All Who Are Thirsty
Until These Tears Are Gone
For the Beauty of the Earth

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