News & Notes

St. Philip Lutheran School - November 19th, 2021

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Colors in the Church

Our detectives, Mr. Sheer-luck and Watson, managed to “pop-in” once again from the time machine to help Mrs. Heinze, our chapel leader, discuss the meaning of the paraments. The paraments are the cloths that adorn the altar, pulpit, lectern, communion table, and other parts of the church. Mrs. Heinze noticed that the paraments change to different colors on different Sundays in the church year. These colors remind us of the life of Jesus.

The colors blue and purple are royal colors, which a king might wear. These colors in church remind us that we are waiting for our newborn King, Jesus. We see these colors during Advent.

The color red reminds us of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came down upon the apostles appearing as a flame. The apostles told everyone about the resurrection of Jesus. We also use red paraments on special days such as Reformation and Confirmation.

The color black reminds us of Good Friday, the day Jesus died.

The white cloth is for celebration days, such as Easter and Christmas. We remember that God sent Jesus to conquer sin, death, and the devil.

There is so much to observe in our church. The symbols and colors remind us of God, the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Take a moment and discover.

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Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday, November 21: 10:00 a.m. Worship
  • Tuesday, November 23: 3:15 p.m. Girl Scouts—All troops
  • Wednesday, November 24: 9 a.m. Chapel

Thanksgiving Feast Lunch

  • Thursday, November 25: Thanksgiving—No School
  • Friday, November 26: Thanksgiving break—No School

Creating Leaf Art with Miss Joseph

We Are Growing...Again!

We are excited to announce that our St. Philip family has grown twice in one week. On Monday, a new student joined our Kindergarten class. On Tuesday, a new eighth grader joined St. Philip. We welcome our students and their families into our midst. God is truly good!

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Worship With Us!

Our students and staff gather for worship each Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. On Thursday, November 24 we will have a Thanksgiving service led by Pastor. You are invited to join us in worship. In following COVID guidelines our students and staff sit spread apart. We ask that guests sit in the balcony, if able, or in our overflow room.

If you cannot join us in person, you can watch us via Facebook. We are now streaming the service most Wednesdays via St. Philip’s Facebook page.

A Note about Advent from Mrs. Schau...

Advent is the time before Christmas that we use to prepare our hearts for the coming of our Savior. Lutherans, traditionally celebrate Advent four weeks before Christmas, including Wednesday services.

It is our tradition at St. Philip to have our students participate in one Wednesday service each year. All students in PreK through 8th grade are practicing and rehearsing at school. Everyone from 1st grade and above will have a small individual speaking part.

  • 3rd - 8th grade participates on Wednesday, December 8th.
  • Preschool - 2nd grade will participate on Wednesday, December 15th.

Your child should arrive by 6:15, the services begin at 6:30 PM.

Please have your child dressed nicely, no sweatpants, sweatshirts, or t-shirts.

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Thanksgiving Feast

On Wednesday, November 24 our students will be treated to a special Thanksgiving feast for lunch. The menu includes chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, rolls, and dessert. We will need some extra hands to prepare this meal. Meal prep begins at 9 a.m. If you would like to help with the feast, please notify Mrs. Tennis ( The students always enjoy this special lunch. Thanks in advance for your help.

What Are We Thankful For....

A message from our Director of Marketing & Enrollment - Mrs. Bateman

Want to know what is happening in our school/church? Check out our Facebook page at - > and our Instagram @stphiliplutheran. As a reminder, you can also reference our website when you are in need of information such as dates, links to our tuition management website, and our church Facebook stream. Please feel free to always reach out to me at #WeAreStPhilip

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Celebrating Mickey Mouse's Birthday with a Hidden Mickey Challenge

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Investigating Animal Coverings with Mrs. Kang's Class

Check out our online calendar by clicking here.

Middle School Friends...

Save the date for the next Youth Group Meeting!

Regular Meeting

Wed December 8th @ 5 -6pm

You're Welcome to Bring a Friend!

For more information, please contact

Youth Director, Caleb Williamson

Youth Webpage

Moving a Car using P = Work / Elapsed Time in Mr. Kapolnek's Science Class!

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Chapel Offering

We gather each Wednesday for Chapel. During this time, a leader shares a message based on a Bible reading. Our chapel service also includes collecting an offering. The offerings will be given to various organizations throughout the year. This quarter we will be donating our offering to Refugee One. This organization, located around the corner from St. Philip on Lincon Ave, not only equips refugees with the skills needed to survive, but provides a full range of coordinated services that empower refugees to build the foundation for a flourishing life here in the United States

Each week teachers will send home an offering envelope. On chapel days, your child may put their offering in the envelope and place it in the collection plate in church.

Our goal is $400.00.

Collected to date: $186.50

Let Us Pray For You

We thank and praise God for His good gifts, especially for the gift new students in kindergarten and eighth grade.

We pray for all those affected by illness. We pray for Mr. Kapolnek’s uncle who is undergoing chemotherapy and his aunt who broke her ankle. We are grateful to his dad who has been providing extra assistance to the family. We pray for healing of colds among our students and their families. We ask God to watch over the Nosko family, especially Richie, Dan, and Bob.

We pray for health and safety among our students, families, and staff.

We ask God to watch over all those traveling in the next weeks. May God keep them safe.

Families, if you have any prayer requests, please email your child's teacher or Mrs. Tennis (

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About Us

School Year Theme:

Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Who God Created You to Be

Esther 4:14

Mission Statement

Growing, Serving, Sharing Christ!

Foundational Principles

  • Whole Child
  • Christ-centered
  • Academic Excellence
  • Community
  • Service