St. Philip's Celebrates Organization on May 12, 1958 (Part 8 of 9)
- Author: Ryan Brodin and Jan Hartsook, co-pastors at St. Philip's Lutheran Church.
- Updated: 03/19/2008
- Copyright: St. Philip's Lutheran Church, Fridley, Minn.
Front page of the April issue of St. Philips' monthly newsletter, "The Friend"
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St. Philip's Miracle Anniversary Celebration: Celebrating a Heritage of Faith, Courage and Hope
On May 12, 1958, St. Philip's Lutheran Church was organized as an official congregation. That was a day of celebration for those charter members, and now it is time for another celebration. This celebration is a chance for us to look back at St. Philip's, and celebrate 45 years of faith, courage and hope. For the next several weeks we will be highlighting the heritage of St. Philip's culminating with a congregational celebration on Sunday, May 18.
As a part of this celebration, we will have the opportunity to make a financial contribution to the vision and mission of our congregation. This is a chance to say thank you for the gifts you have received from St. Philip's and other churches that have touched your life. Remember your church experiences at vacation Bible school, the baptism of your children, the love you received from your church family and say "thank you" through a gift. Our goal is to raise at least $45,000 to help support the children's, youth and benevolence ministries of our congregation and to help ease our burdens during these tough financial times. We encourage all of you to give joyously from your hearts out of gratitude for the gifts you have received from God through the church.
Come join us in celebrating the heritage of faith, courage, and hope that has made St. Philip's a place of worship, a place to grow in our faith and a place to reach out and share God's love with others. Still today we share a strong faith, courage, and hope for the future of this church, the same as those charter members in 1958. We hope and pray that St. Philip's will continue to be vibrant and growing, reaching out with the love and compassion of Christ, and will continue to touch people's lives through worship, the nurturing of faith and loving service to one another. Come join the celebration on Sunday, May 18!