Welcome to St. Philip Lutheran!

We gather for worship each Sunday morning at 8:30a.m. and 11:00a.m. (9:30a.m. from June 16 through August 4) at 8115 Williamson Road in Roanoke, VA. But we are more than a building. We are a congregation that has been in existence for more than 50 years. We are a growing congregation who come from a wide variety of backgrounds seeking to be disciples of Christ. Check out the rest of our website to discover some of the ways that we try to live out our calling as disciples.


Our Mission Statement

Open tomb!  We are people tied to the resurrection of Jesus Christ!

As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here.  ~Mark 16: 5-6


Open hearts!  We are people transformed by this good news, marked with the cross of Christ forever!

We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you.  There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours.  In return—I speak as to children—open wide your hearts also. 

 ~2 Corinthians 6: 11-13


Open doors!  We are people called to proclaim good news with words of invitation and welcome!

I know your works. Look, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.  ~Revelation 3: 8

St. Philip Lutheran Church

8115 Williamson Road

Roanoke, VA 24019


Our worship schedule is:

Summer Worship Schedule

9:30 A.M. - *Blended Style Worship with Holy Communion  (Begins June 14 - August 16)

This is an informal (casual dress) worship service using a more contemporary setting from our Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal.

Blended Style Worship with Holy Communion 8:30 A.M.*

This is an informal (casual dress) worship service using a more contemporary setting from our Evangelical Lutheran Worship Hymnal.  Musically this service utilizes a musical ensemble including piano, guitar, sax, and drums.  It is liturgical in form, but more informal in setting.  Holy Communion is celebrated each Sunday. 

Adult Faith Formation (Sunday School) 10:00 A.M.*

Children's Faith Formation during each service

Traditional Worship Service 11:00 A.M.*
This is a liturgical setting reflecting the rich heritage of Lutheran worship, choir, children's message, and Holy Communion.

*Childcare provided during worship and Faith Formation.

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Bishop Mauney calls for Prayer for Charleston Congregation

This morning I read the letter from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and it flat took my breath away. The 21-year-old shooter was an ELCA member. Two of the nine shot and killed by him were graduates of our Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.

In the prejudice for color of skin one of our own killed nine of our own. In evil lies about “all of them”, a 21-year-old Lutheran shot and killed two graduates of our very own seminary.

We sing, “Red and yellow, black and white, all are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.”

We are joined to Emmanuel AME congregation as we have been all along in the eyes of our Lord. Up to now we didn’t even know it.

I ask every one of us to pray for these nine sisters and brothers of ours. I ask that we pray for their families as one of us who have violently lost those most precious to them….. by one of us.

I ask for a long moment of silence in our prayers of the church this Sunday for us to contemplate that this young man is from our Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Then let us pray for him and his family.

I recall Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words that we teach our children and ourselves to recognize another by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin.

Sisters and brothers, we have work to do within our church.

The All-Inclusive Outreach Team of the VA Synod has provided a resource that includes suggestions of how to talk about the events in Charleston during our worship services.

With so much sadness I will lift all of you up in my prayers.

Jim Mauney
(The Rev. James F. Mauney, Bishop VA Synod)