Global Missions Ministries

Italian Night and Silent Auction

It’s no secret that the congregation at St. Philip enjoys sharing meals together. The Global Mission team is offering a chance to gather and break bread together with an authentic Italian meal. On Saturday, April 21 come for a dinner from 5:30 to 7:30pm and a silent auction.

The menu for this elegant evening will showcase delicious chicken Parmesan and spaghetti with Grandma Jo’s sauce, salad, bread, beverages, and Italian dessert choices. Advance ticket price is $12.00 for adults and $6 for children (age 12 and under). Tickets at the door will be $15 for adults/$8 for children. All proceeds from this elegant evening will benefit St. Philip’s sister parish in Mponella, Africa as we continue to help our brothers and sisters there with food security assistance.

Come early for the silent auction. Bidding opens at 5:00pm.  Items available in past years a signed ACC football, golf and lunch with Pastor David, a Taubman Family membership, Disney Tickets, gift baskets, and more. Admission to the silent auction only is free.

Advance dinner tickets may be purchased on Sunday mornings during Café or by stopping by the church office on weekday mornings. Please come help support our friends of the ELCM while enjoying a fun evening with friends and family in our own community.

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Global Mission News 

Thanks to the faithful support of our congregation and community we were able to send a check for $5,867.00 from this year’s Mission Fest to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi.  The money this year will all be put toward food security.  We also have collected $854.72 in noisy offering in just the first 6 months of this year.  Our St. Philip family is made up of truly generous people.

We are looking forward to a change in our fundraising for 2018.  Our 2017 Mission Fest fell on a different date due to the Lenten/Easter season.  The weekend that was chosen just happened to be a very busy event weekend in Roanoke and then we were also blessed (!?) with rain.  In spite of all this we still were able to host a successful  event.  We know you all appreciate what a big undertaking our Mission Fest turns out to be, soooo,   the GM committee has decided that we would host two smaller fundraising events in 2018 – one in  the spring and one in the fall.  More information will be coming after January 1.  We are hoping these two events will be just as successful  and that everyone can find a place where they can help out.

The Global Mission team is also hoping to plan another Mission Trip to Malawi late next summer.  Our trips are always faith building as we strengthen our relationships with our brothers and sisters in the ELCM.  If you think you might be interested in joining us or just have questions to ask please see Pastor Kelly or Kathleen Radtke.

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World Food Day 2017 – Malawi Feeding Centers & Elijah’s Backpack 

The right to food is a basic human right. Investing in sustainable food systems and rural development means addressing some of the major global challenges – from feeding the world’s growing population to protecting the global climate, and tackling some of the root causes of migration and displacement.

Currently, St. Philip supports 3 Feeding Centers in Mponela Parish in Malawi. The feeding centers serve nutritional meals to 150 orphans and vulnerable children each week during the rainy season (27 weeks). They also provide a mobile health clinic for families. $3 feeds one child for one week. Each center requires $450 each week to feed all 150 children. For the full 27 weeks, Mponela Parish needs $12,150! St. Philip’s noisy offerings have raised $1161 in 2017 – enough to feed all 150 kids for about 2 ½ weeks.

Elijah’s Backpack currently serves 43 kids in north Roanoke County – and more will join the program in the next few weeks. In 2016-2017, Elijah’s Backpack packed over 1700 bags of food. More than 50 volunteers logged nearly 5000 hours of service to kids in our community. Elijah’s Backpack has also added a new school this year: the Minnick School. We join others across Virginia in a goal to have no child hungry on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, October 31, 2017.

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Global Missions

The global missions team seeks to promote peace, justice, and care of creation through congregational support of missions at home and abroad. We will educate congregation members about the diverse needs of the community to which we all belong. We as Christians wish to share the many blessings that God has so graciously given. 

Our current mission partner is Malawi, Africa. We are active in our partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Malawi.

News and photographs of our missionaries’ trip to Malawi

Watch WDBJ7’s coverage of the mission trip to Malawi: