Syria Conflict
For over two years, ongoing violence in Syria has led to an increased risk of a humanitarian crisis. Many Syrians have left their homes, choosing to escape the violence by relocating to more stable areas of Syria or neighboring countries. Syrians are also now faced with decreasing levels of security, restricted access to primary healthcare -- jeopardizing child nutrition and health -- and high levels of unemployment because of displacement.

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St. Philip Lutheran in the News


Read The Roanoke Times article: Critters and creatures turn out for Blessing of the Animals

Read Metro columnist Dan Casey's article: Church ladies make blood drive 'slice of Americana'

Watch WDBJ7's news coverage of Elijah's Backpack: Children carrying more than just books in their backpacks

Watch WDBJ7's coverage of the mission trip to Malawi:A group of Roanoke women planning to change lives thousands of miles away

Watch WDBJ7's coverage A dozen Patrick Henry High School student-athletes commit to playing at the next level featuring our own Harrison Toney and read The Roanoke Times article PH's Harrison Toney runs to WVD record

Read Roanoke Times Article featuring our own Kacy Edsall: Edsall, Hardister win B'nai B'rith awards

Watch WDBJ7's coverage of Blessing of the Animals 2012: Animals gather at Roanoke County church for special blessing

Watch WDBJ7's coverage of Souper Bowl 2013: Roanoke County church turns "Souper Bowl" into a day to help others

Watch WDBJ7's coverage of Mission Fest 2013: Local church is on a mission to help those in Africa

See WDBJ7's coverage of Mission Fest: Parishioners are raising money for African mission

Watch WDBJ7's coverage of St. Philip's 40th semi-annual blood drive: Large blood drive being held in Roanoke Monday and Red Cross Hosts Large Blood Drive at Roanoke Church

Read The Lutheran article Bless This Food, featuring St. Philip Lutheran's Elijah's Backpack ministry and the sidebar piece on the ethics of food buying and food growing, The Trouble With Food.

Recommended Websites


ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) - for news of the global church, information on disaster relief and more information on being a Lutheran

Virginia Synod - for information about the Lutheran Church in Virginia

The Lutheran - The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Book of Concord - The confessions of the Lutheran Church

Oremus Bible Browser - NRSV Bible Online

A Kids Heart - Bible study and memory verses for children

Congregational Resources

Proposed Amendments to the Church Consitution (pdf)

Council Candidates' Bios (pdf)

Sabbatical Timeline (pdf) or (html) and FAQ (pdf) or (html)

ELCA Model Constitution (pdf)