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“Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!” - Psalm 95:6

Give Thanks, Sing Praises, Be Fed

Worship is the central act of the Christian community. We gather weekly to be nourished and fed by Word and Sacrament, and then sent back out into the world to serve in God’s kingdom. We gather to be reminded who and whose we are:  beloved children of God. And we gather as one body united in Christ. All are welcome here. 

We work hard to make St. Philip the Deacon a welcoming place for all. Rainbow bags filled with quiet activities to foster a sense of belonging in worship are available for our youngest worshippers. Large print worship folders are available for every service. Williams Sound System devices are available for the hard of hearing. Our facility is handicap accessible with designated handicapped parking spots near the entrances.

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Worship

We gather in thanksgiving.

We offer five services of worship; one on Saturday; three on Sunday, and one Monday evening. Each one has its own particular flavor and we encourage you to give them all a try.

  • Saturday ~ 5:30 p.m. ~  a blend of Traditional and Contemporary
  • Sunday, ~ 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. ~ Traditional
  • Sunday ~ 11 a.m. ~ Contemporary
  • Monday ~ 7 p.m. ~ evening Vespers

You can learn more about each of the services by clicking here.

Music Ministry

Come and make a joyful noise.

For those who love to sing, we have a number of choirs that enhance the worship experience.

Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir is made up of senior high students and adults of all musical abilities and sings regularly at the 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. services on Sundays, and also on special holidays. The choir sings anthems of all musical styles, a cappella and accompanied.

SPD Singers

The SPD Singers is a group of students in middle school and high school who love to sing together and perform music of all kinds.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is made up of children in 3rd through 5th grade and sings once a month for worship services. Songs of varying styles are learned and performed at worship and concerts throughout the year. Children learn to sing, serve the Lord and have fun with their friends.

Dynamic Deacons

The Dynamic Deacons are made up of children in Kindergarten through second grade. They sing approximately once a month for worship. This choir is an enthusiastic group of children who learn about music and singing and love to praise God with their voices!

Kinderchor

Kinderchor is a musical experience is for pre-kindergarten children. Your child will be participating in singing, playing of instruments, musical movement and learning the very basic elements of music in a fun and busy setting as a prelude to his/her choir experience beginning in Kindergarten.

For more information contact: Linda Armstrong, Director of Music at 763-475-7142 or by email.

Special Events

We will praise you with music!

We welcome many musical groups as guests in our worship center. In the past, groups like the National Lutheran Choir, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Rose Ensemble, and the Minnesota Symphonic Winds have performed concerts open to the community. In additional, occasional organ concerts are offered.  Click here for the calendar.

For more information contact: Linda Armstrong, Director of Music at 763-475-7142 or by email.

— CHRISTIAN WISDOM —

“In the echoes of our restlessness we hear God’s voice.”

James Martin, S.J.