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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.

July 22 - 29, 2018

Today: Youth-Led Service

Get excited for a special Youth-Led Service today at 9:30 am! The youth will be lectoring, leading congregational singing, and sharing their experiences from Camp WAPO and the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering. What a great way to hear how God is moving in the lives of the youth at St. Philip’s!

Today: Congregational Meeting

On June 21 the Call Committee brought forward the name of a solo Senior Pastor candidate to the Board of Administration. Today after worship we will have a congregational meeting at 10:45 am for members to vote on the call of our new Senior Pastor. Please grab some coffee and come back to the Sanctuary to attend this important meeting! As in the past, the name and information about the candidate will be shared at the meeting.

Pastor Mollie's Farewell

With the call of the new pastor in place, Pastor Mollie's last Sunday will be August 19. Everyone is invited to the Fellowship Hall following 9:30 am worship where a reception will be held to celebrate her time here with us at St. Philip's. We are sad to see her go, but wish her well as she continues to discern God's call.

Youth Events

Do you have a bored pre-teen or teen at home this summer? There are some fun Youth summer activities going on these next few weeks! On Tuesday, July 24 we will meet at Caribou Coffee to play games together and to drink some delicious coffee drinks. Then on August 2 we are headed to North Commons Park to watch a night showing of “Black Panther”. To sign up or for further details, please contact Tory Plucheck, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries [toryp@splcmn.org].

Summer Special Music

Are you a musician who would like to share your gift with the congregation this summer? We are looking for volunteers to play special music this summer during worship. If you are interested in signing up, please contact Mollie Dvorak [mollied@splcmn.org].

Call Committee’s Top Ten Ways To Welcome Our New Pastor

#7. Pray for our new pastor.

#6. Open your hearts and minds to our new spiritual leader.

#5. Assume the best from our new pastor in all areas of leadership.

The All-New ALL Meeting

We have re-envisioned and expanded what was formerly known as the “All Committees” Meeting. It will now be called the ALL Meeting - as in ALL are invited to attend. We encourage all committees, ministries, groups, task forces, teams, etc. at St. Philip’s to send a representative to the meeting. We will take time to update each other on what each has planned for the next few months. Our first ALL Meeting will be held on Monday, August 13 at 6:30 pm in the Chapel. Come, share, and see how your group can work with another group to make all our missions succeed. Even if you aren’t there to report on a group, please come and hear all the awesome things going on at St. Philip’s – all are welcome! Treats will be served.

Community Suppers

Please mark your calendars: the Community Supper is cancelled on Wednesday, July 25 due to the Garage Sale. The suppers will resume on August 1. Make sure to tell your friends and neighbors!

22nd Annual Garage Sale Prep Underway

The Garage Sale time is approaching! Today is the last day we are accepting donations. Please consider spending an hour or two with us - there is so much to be done and we are especially in need of people to help staff rooms. Men need help in the back lot, and the Housewares and Books area need help as well. If you cannot spend time with us, please consider donating cases of water, soda, baked goods and chips. To schedule a time, call or email LaRae [laraekaz@aol.com] or [763-571-4266]. See you at the sale!

Yoga Classes

Please join us for yoga classes on Mondays from July 2 to August 6! Chair yoga is at 5:15 pm ($5/class) and mat yoga is at 6:15 pm ($7/class) in the Lounge. During the garage sale we will be in Room 1. The theme for our upcoming six week session is Cultivating a Quiet Heart. If you have questions, feel free to call or text Becky Becker [763-913-4059].

Food Shelf Update

The St. Philip’s Food & Clothing Shelf has finally been approved to be able to purchase food from 2nd Harvest Heartland Food Distributors. This allows us to purchase approximately $5 of food for about $1 by buying from 2nd Harvest. As we continue to increase our visitor count to the Food & Clothing Shelf, it becomes very important to sustain inventories with the donations available from the congregation. Because we are now able to purchase so efficiently, 2nd Harvest recommends that members donate money to the Food & Clothing Shelf because we will be able to stretch your dollars more. We will still need donations of clothing and certain items that we are unable to purchase from 2nd Harvest. Post-It Notes will continue to be put on the Food Shelf Bulletin Board between Rooms 11 and 12 that will list items needed if you wish to bring in tangible donations.

On behalf of all the visitors that find themselves in need and all the volunteers that work at the Food & Clothing Shelf, we want to thank you for your ongoing generosity to feeding and clothing those in need. For surely what you do for them you do to your Father in heaven. - Bob Becker, on behalf of Judy Greer and the F&CS volunteers

Songs for the E-News
Glorious Day
It Is Well
In Christ Alone
How Great Thou Art

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