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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.

January 13 - 20, 2018

Today: Service Sunday

Join us in Fellowship Hall today, during the Education Hour. This month, our project will be tying blankets and decorating birthday cards for Camp Noah. The camp is supported by Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota, many volunteers and, now you! Camp Noah is provided free of charge to the children who attend, by generous support from partners and donor contributions. If you have any questions, please contact Connie Yerigan at [].

Today: New Communion Pottery

Starting today we will be using our beautiful new pottery for Communion, which was created at Studio 2 Ceramics. These beautiful new pieces will complement the worship space and make serving communion easier.

Each paten (or bread plate) has a small cup on one side to hold the gluten-free wafers. Each cup is divided into two parts – one larger side for wine, one smaller side for grape juice. These cups are shallow for intinction (or dipping). We also have a chalice (or cup), a chiboram (or wafer bowl), and a flagon (or picture for the wine) to use on the altar.

Children's Worship Bulletins

Bulletins, filled with fun activities that follow the week's Lectionary, are now available for children to use during worship. They can be picked up in the back of the Sanctuary or by speaking to an usher.

Young Adult Ministry

Young adults of all stages are invited to join us this Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Faith Lutheran in Coon Rapids. We will gather together for a time of discussion and fellowship as we explore how God is at work in the world today. Contact Tory Plucheck, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries [] for more information.

Come Join the Worship Band!

The Worship Band is looking for new members, both instrumental and vocal! If you wish to get involved, please contact Jeffrey Langevin, Music Coordinator []. All talent is welcome, including every instrument and voice part!

New Member Classes

We invite all who have interest in membership to join our classes, Wednesday, January 16, 23, and 30, at 6:30 pm in Room 3. Come learn more about St. Philip’s and the many ways we can help you meet other members and join activities and ministries that interest you. If you have any questions, please contact the office at [763-571-1500 or].

Save the Date – St. Philip’s Annual Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, February 3 at 12:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall, with a luncheon served beforehand at 11:30 am.

St. Philip’s Library Group Meeting

The January meeting of the Library Group will be Tuesday, January 15 at 9:00 am in the church library. All are welcome; come join us.

Board of Administration Meeting

The January meeting of the BOA will be held Monday, January 21 at 7:00 pm in Room 3. Members are welcome to attend.

February Articles for The Friend

Due to the MLK holiday and office closure on Monday, January 21, please make sure to submit all articles for the February edition of The Friend to Jenni Anderson [] no later than Monday, January 14. If you can send them prior to then it would be greatly appreciated. Any articles received after January 14 will most likely not be published. Thank you for your cooperation.

Christian Yoga

Join us on Mondays for our series on “Everything is Beautiful.” Chair class begins at 5:15pm ($5/class) and Mat class begins at 6:15 pm ($7/class) in the Lounge. Classes end on February 11. Christian yoga is where our yoga practice and our faith intersect. Everyone is welcome!

SPDR Lasagna Dinner and Silent Auction

St. Philip's Disaster Relief Ministry will hold its Annual Lasagna Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser on Sunday, February 10. As in past years, there will be two settings, one at 4:00 pm and one at 6:00 pm. Tickets will be on sale Sunday, January 13, 20, and 27, prior to the 8:30 am service and in between services.

Pastor Debra Grant, Senior Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Dickinson, TX, will be
our guest for the fundraiser weekend. She has lead her congregations and communities through the rebuilding process following several hurricanes. She also is an author of five books. She will take part in both Sunday services on February 10 and will speak at both dinner programs later that day. SPDR team members met and worked with Pastor Grant during both of our recent trips to Galveston. We are extremely happy that she has accepted our invitation to join us and that she is a partner in the SPDR Ministry.

60th Anniversary Celebration DVDs

If you enjoyed the DVD that was specially made and played during the 60th anniversary celebration service and reception, you can now have one of your own. Thanks to the special funding for the anniversary celebration we can make a limited number of copies of the DVD. There is a sign-up sheet in the office with more details.

Community Supper Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for community supper on Wednesday evenings. If you are interested in being involved, please contact Renee Youngberg [ or 763-258-7807].

8:30 am
Crashing Waters at Creation
Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized
God of Tempest, God of Whirlwind

10:30 am
There is a Cloud
What a Beautiful Name
Amazing Grace
Nothing but the Blood
Until These Tears Are Gone
Your Grace is Enough

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