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We will be returning to worship in the sanctuary on October 11th at 10:00 for the First Congregational Meeting with masks and social distancing.  Dependent upon COVID-19 cases in our community, worship is subject to change.  Please sign up for our newsletter emails to be notified of any changes as we approach this date or follow us on Facebook.  If you think you have been exposed to someone that has COVID-19, please stay home and enjoy worship online.    

We are currently offering worship each Sunday via YouTube.  We plan to begin Sunday School back on November 1st at 9:00 with a few changes; please see the bulletin for additional information.  

Thank you for your patience.  

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St. Philip's Lutheran

2461 St. Philips Church Rd.
Newberry, South Carolina 29108
Phone 803-276-5549

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Announcements

  • Second Congregation Meeting

    Notice of the Annual Congregational Meeting – November 8, 2020

    The 2nd session of the Annual Congregation meeting will be held during worship in the sanctuary with masks and social distancing on November 8th at 10:00 AM. For members not comfortable attending the meeting inside the sanctuary, two Council Members will be present outside underneath the Family Life Center portico to allow these members to drive up and cast their ballots to vote for five new council members, the 2021 Budget, and the option of receiving newsletters by mail. You may vote from 10:00 to 10:30 AM. In case we have a tie and need to revote, we will have to have counted all the ballots during worship service and will not be able to allow a full hour for voting. Thank you for your understanding of this time frame.

    Members nominated for election to Church Council include:  Libby Bedenbaugh, Bradd Bunce, Bill Hester, John Hollowell, Justin Howe, Dean Lominick, Pat Meetze, Tina Moore, Frankie Sease and A.P. Smith.  

  • Back to Sunday School Transition

    We will begin a transition back to Sunday School beginning on Sunday, November 1st. All attendees are asked to continue to follow recommendations for wearing masks and social distancing. All adult Sunday School classes will be held in their normal classrooms, except for the Faithful Servants who will meet in the Fellowship Hall to allow for social distancing. With limited teachers for the elementary school ages, we will be grouping ages 2 through first graders. They will meet in the classrooms previously for 2s and 3s and 3rd-5th (beside the PICs room) with dividers opened. Second through fifth graders will be grouped and meet in the Council Room (beside the Bridal Room) in the Family Life Center. Sixth through twelfth graders will be in their normal classroom. If you are interested in teaching any class from 2s and 3s to the 6th-12th graders, please Lorianne Riggin or Julie Dennis know. We will need additional teachers for the kids and youth as the months progress and we are able to return back to our normal Sunday School rooms and age groups. Please be patient as we may have to adapt locations and age groupings if the number of attendees back to Sunday School increases, but the decision made for the current age groupings was based on the feedback provided by the surveys and discussions with all the past Sunday School teachers. Thank you!

  • Operation Christmas Child Underway

    Operation Christmas Child is underway!  In this time of fear and uncertinty, let us help bring good news to the ends of the earth.  Shoeboxes are in the narthex and the fellowship hall along with the brochures telling people how to pack your box.  The filled boxes need to be returned to the narthex or Fellowship Hall by Sunday November 15th.  For more information about this program, visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ

     

  • God's Global Barnyard

    Remember your God's Global Barnyard bank?  Those will be collected on Sunday, November 22.  You can place thes in the containers in the narthex or Fellowship Hall.  If you need a new barn bank or coin box, there are some in the narthex and breezeway.  

     

  • Free Thanksgiving Meal Pre-Order at Grace Lutheran

    Free Thanksgiving Meal Boxes will be distributed at Grace Lutheran Church, Prosperity on Sunday, Nov. 22 from 1-3 p.m. Call the church office at 803-364-3331 to reserve your box of Thanksgiving meal fixings. Reservations will be taken through Monday, Nov. 16 or until all boxes have been reserved, whichever comes first.

  • Christmas Poinsettias

    Red Poinsettias are $11.00. This price includes the green paper, red bow and delivery to the church. Place your order and money in the offering plate no later than November 29. They may be given in memory or honor of a loved one. Please pick up your Poinsettia after our Candlelight Christmas Eve service.

    Monetary donations may also be given in honor or memory of a loved one.  These are due no later than December 13th for recognition to be printed in the bulletin.  

  • ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response

    The ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response is responding to the needs of those affected by the Covid-19 virus, the hurricanes, and the Western wildfire. If you wish to help, please mark your envelope “Lutheran Disaster Response” and make checks payable to St. Philip’s.  We can reflect Christ’s light and hope to our neighbors in their time of need. Thank you!

  • Pomaria Food Bank Needs

    Donations are being accepted for the Pomaria Food Bank.  Please bring canned goods, rice, soups, peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, etc  A box will be in the church breezeway. Thanks!

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