Blood Drive Donation Site

In May and October, St. Philip hosts the largest bloodmobile in the Roanoke Valley.  There is food to share in the canteen for those who have donated blood, volunteers who assist the Red Cross, blood donors to call, and all kinds of opportunities to serve.  Blood supplies are always in short supply.  One pint of blood can save up to three lives.  It feels good to save a life.  

Holiday Feasts


Break out the ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. For over a decade, St. Philip has hosted two meals at Thanksgiving and Christmas time.  Many families have wonderful traditions when it comes to these meals. The Feast at Philips is an opportunity on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and on Christmas day to serve the extended family of our community with a meal.  Food is served both in our fellowship hall, at the Goodwill Jobs Campus in Roanoke, as well as hundreds of to go boxes for residents in low income housing.

Elijah's Backpack
Each Friday afternoon elementary school children receive a pack of healthy food and snacks in their backpacks. Elijah’s Backpack may include the following items: cereal, breakfast bars, oatmeal, juice, tuna kits, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter crackers, soup, apple sauce, fruit cups, ravioli, vegetables, milk, and other nutritious food.

 


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:
Minnick Schools Learning Site


 

St. Philip partners with Lutheran Family Services' Minnick Schools to provide a place for students with special needs to practice life and work skills that might connect them to careers in the mainstream culture.  On any given week, 5 to eight teenagers and young adults disperse throughout the St. Philip facility to move tables, stack chairs, vacuum carpets, and other much needed tasks.  

Grocery Bag Ministry
The need at St. Mark’s Lutheran Food Pantry continues to grow. They need our help to restock their pantry.  The food items needed are all Paper products, canned fruit, & canned vegetables. You may make a check to St. Mark’s or give cash if you don’t have time to shop, leave it on the secretary’s desk. St. Mark will mail you a receipt.

 

Thank you St. Philip, for providing for those who do not have enough.

Altar Guild
The altar guild prepares the altar for worship and cares for the care of the sanctuary and worship space. Worship assistants include acolytes, users, communion assistants, lay readers, and greeters.


Day of Service
Look for the yellow shirts with the tag line - God's work.  Our hands.  Each fall a crew from St. Philip connects with a local organization to provide the people power for projects that might enhance the ministry of the organization.  
Witnessing Paws Pet Therapy Training
We have gone to the dogs.  St. Philip serves as a training site for Pet Therapy teams.  You will see many of our teams in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, anywhere and everywhere that people might benefit from the unconditional love of a trained therapy team.  Miracles of compassion, healing and wholeness truly take place.