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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.

November 11 - 18, 2018

Today: Service Sunday

Join us today between worship services for another Service Sunday activity! This month we will be assembling sandwiches for The Sandwich Project. Through generous donations, The Sandwich Project feeds around 4,500 people in the Minneapolis area per week! A few minutes of our time, and the use of our hands can truly make a difference to many. Please consider joining us for an hour of service.

Today: Adult Forum

The will be no Adult Forum today, but instead we will have our Service Sunday project. Adult Forum will resume Sunday, November 18, with guest speaker, Lonny Evans, Director of Volunteers and Outreach at Loaves and Fishes. You won’t want to miss it.

Today: Youth Cinnamon Roll Fundraiser!

Make sure to stop by the Narthex this morning and visit with our youth heading to Denver, CO for the 2019 Mission Trip. We will have fresh baked rolls for sale: $3 each, or 2 for $5. Your donations will support high school youth heading to Denver to serve and learn alongside new communities and expanding our connection of God's kingdom here on earth.

Today: Equal Exchange Coffee Sale

November’s Equal Exchange Coffee sale will take place between services today instead of next Sunday, November 18.

Today: Japanese Tea Ceremony

Come join us today at 3:00 pm in the Lounge, for green tea and a genuine cultural connection and mission moment. The Japanese Tea Ceremony is a personal, "Thank You" from Chieko Takadate, a resident of the disaster stricken Northeastern Japan, where many prayer shawls were sent by the St. Philip’s Knitters.

New Pastoral Emergency Phone Number

Effective immediately, we have a new pastoral emergency phone number. If you have an emergency and need to speak with Pastor Matt outside of St. Philip’s normal office hours, please call [612-930-1588].

Calling all Christmas Choir Participants!

The Sanctuary Choir is looking for seasonal members to round out our sound for the Christmas concert and Christmas Eve worship. We will rehearse at 7:00 pm every Wednesday in November with a new schedule to come in December. The Christmas concert will be held Sunday, December 16, at 4:00 pm and the Christmas Eve service at 10:00 pm. Come and join us!

ALL Meeting

The next ALL Meeting is this Monday, November 12, at 6:30 pm in the Chapel. ALL are invited and encouraged to attend. Come and hear all that is going on at St. Philip’s.

Christian Yoga Classes

The Christian yoga fall 6-week session begins Monday, November 5. Chair class begins at 5:15 pm ($5/class). Mat class begins at 6:15 pm ($7/class). Both classes are held in the Lounge. See you there!

Handicap Aisles

We are very excited to announce a modification in the Sanctuary to make the seating more handicap accessible. After careful consideration Property & Grounds, Worship Life Task Force, and the Board of Administration have approved the removal of two pews from each side of the middle aisle for a trial period. For more details feel free to contact anyone from Property & Grounds, Worship Life Task Force, or a Board member.

Community Supper

Looking ahead: There will be no community supper on Wednesday, November 21. It will resume on Wednesday, November 28 at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

December Articles for The Friend

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday and office closure on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, please make sure to submit all articles for the December edition of The Friend to Jenni Anderson [] no later than Tuesday, November 13. Any articles received after this date may not be published. Thank you for your cooperation.

Treats & Trunks

On Halloween evening, St. Philip's held their annual Treats & Trunks event. Fifteen cars gathered in the parking lot to 'treat" approximately 195 children. Thank you to all who participated in this event by donating candy, decorating a car, or decorating the doorway to the Narthex. A special thank you to the men who helped get the parking lot ready. It was a great event for St. Philip’

Magazine Subscriptions in the Library

The St. Philip’s Library subscribes to several magazines that may be of interest to you. They include: Living Lutheran, Sojourners, Christianity Today, and Gather. You will find of these magazines on the rack to the right of you as you enter the Library. Stop by and enjoy.

Giving Trees

Our annual tradition of Christmas Giving Trees continues as they will be put up on Wednesday, November 21, in the Narthex, and include tags with gift suggestions. Please take a tag, purchase the gift and return it by the date indicated on the tag. This year we are partnering with the following organizations: Kinship of Anoka County, CEAP, Hope4Youth, SACA, and Stepping Stone. We will also have a tree with gift suggestions for residents of Lynwood Care Center.

8:30 am Music
O God of Mercy, God of Light
Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
Lift High the Cross
10:30 am Music
Come to the River
How Deep the Father's Love for Us
Lord I Need You
Beautiful Things
Revelation Song
Your Grace is Enough

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