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  • Author: Jerry Hoffman served as interim senior pastor at St. Philip's Lutheran Church of Fridley, Minn., Aug. 16, 2002, through May 31, 2003.
  • Updated: 08/22/2006

St. Philip's Stewardship Committee made use of Lyle Schaller's book 44 Ways to Expand the Finance Base of Your Congregation (Abingdon Press: 1989) in planning its special giving campaign and "Miracle Sunday."

Two issues of St. Philip's monthly newsletter, "The Friend," and five appeal letters were employed to inform parishioners of the church's financial need.

Following are highlights from the book that guided the committee.

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St. Philip's Miracle Anniversary Celebration: Celebrating a Heritage of Faith, Courage and Hope


Happening  Happening
  • Author: Stewardship Committee
  • Updated: 08/22/2006
  • Copyright: St. Philip's Lutheran Church

Facing a significant shortfall in contributions, leaders at St. Philip's Lutheran Church decided to combine a 45th anniversary celebration with a special giving campaign. The result was an outpouring of donations and a revitalized congregation.

Following is the letter church leaders used to communicate the need to members.

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St. Philip's Miracle Anniversary Celebration: Celebrating a Heritage of Faith, Courage and Hope


Happening  Happening
  • Author: Jerry Hoffman served as an interim senior pastor at St. Philip's Lutheran Church of Fridley, Minn., Aug. 16, 2002, through May 31, 2003.
  • Updated: 08/22/2006
  • Copyright: St. Philip's Lutheran Church

St. Philip's faced major a major shortfall in financial resources in 2003.

Leaders of the congregation decided to celebrate the congregation's proud and successful 45 years of faith, courage and hope, including a special thanksgiving offering.

Planning and holding the celebration, along with the generous offering that ensued, has significantly lifted the spirits and the hopes of the congregation.


Happening  Happening
  • Author: Steve Trewartha is pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Prague, Minn. E-mail: prsteve@bevcomm.net
  • Updated: 07/31/2006
  • Copyright: Steve Trewartha

In the congregation's newsletter, "The Visitor," Pastor Steve lifts up the value of the gifts of little things, which aren't so little after all.


Happening  Happening
  • Author: Kristine J. Houtman is a member of St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, Plymouth, MN who agreed to publically share she and her husband's faith statement.
  • Updated: 05/24/2006
  • Copyright: Kristine Houtman, a member of St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, 17205 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN  55447 - 763-475-7128.

Different members of the congregation were invited to speak about their whole life mission statement during the mid-week Lent services.  This is one example. 

In Kristine Houtman's Lent Meditation she reveals how she and her husband participated in a walk with God in the construction of their faith statement

Their Faith Mission Statement is:

To seek God and serve others.
To live and lovely generously.
To celebrate the beauty of God's creation.
Waiting. Hoping. Choosing Joy.

Her meditation is a testimony to their experience and an interpretation of their mission statement.