With the school year starting, St. Philip will have a Backpack Blessing as a part of worship on Sunday, August 16. All children, youth, and teachers are invited to bring their backpacks or school bags to church for this time of prayer and blessing for the new school year. Consider inviting your friends or teachers you know to come and have their backpacks blessed as we ask for God’s blessing for all teachers and students. We will have flyers the first of August to help you to spread the word. Let’s have a big pile of backpacks and a great start to a year of learning.
Our congregation will participate in The Virginia Synod Week of Service "God's Work, Our Hands" on Sunday, September 11th from 1:00-4:00 pm. at Minnick Education. There is opportunity to spray paint outdoor playground equipment and mulch in the flower beds and playground. If you would like to help, there is a sign-up sheet in the narthex. We will be ordering t-shirts again this year so please be sure to include shirt sizes on the sign-up sheet. This information is needed by August 14th so the shirts can be ordered. Please contact Linda Duncan Rhodes if you have questions regarding this opportunity to serve our community.
After celebrating who we are by serving our neighbors, return to St. Philip for a good old traditional picnic on Sunday, September 11 at 5:00pm. Bring your chairs, blankets, your favorite picnic fare to share (side dish or dessert; St. Philip will provide burgers and hot dogs), and most especially your whole family. There will be inflatables for kids of all ages, too! This is a great time for conversation and fellowship!