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 with ONE worship service at 9:30am will continue through September 4.

Please welcome with great enthusiasm and St. Philip hospitality, Pastor Bob Ward. Pastor Ward will serve as our primary worship leader through the summer months. He is chaplain at Brandon Oaks Retirement community and a frequent visitor to St. Philip.

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.

Christmas Eve Worship

5:30pm - Children's Christmas Pagent with Holy Communion

11:00pm - Candlelight Worship with Holy Communion

Sunday, December 27 - ONE worship service at 9:30am

Christmas Eve Worship

5:30pm - Children's Christmas Pagent with Holy Communion

11:00pm - Candlelight Worship with Holy Communion

Sunday, December 27 - ONE worship service at 9:30am

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With the school year starting, St. Philip will have a Backpack Blessing as a part of worship on Sunday, August 16. All children, youth, and teachers are invited to bring their backpacks or school bags to church for this time of prayer and blessing for the new school year. Consider inviting your friends or teachers you know to come and have their backpacks blessed as we ask for God’s blessing for all teachers and students. We will have flyers the first of August to help you to spread the word. Let’s have a big pile of backpacks and a great start to a year of learning.

Our congregation will participate in The Virginia Synod Week of Service "God's Work, Our Hands" on Sunday, September 11th from 1:00-4:00 pm. at Minnick Education. There is opportunity to spray paint outdoor playground equipment and mulch in the flower beds and playground. If you would like to help, there is a sign-up sheet in the narthex. We will be ordering t-shirts again this year so please be sure to include shirt sizes on the sign-up sheet. This information is needed by August 14th so the shirts can be ordered. Please contact Linda Duncan Rhodes if you have questions regarding this opportunity to serve our community.

After celebrating who we are by serving our neighbors, return to St. Philip for a good old traditional picnic on Sunday, September 11 at 5:00pm. Bring your chairs, blankets, your favorite picnic fare to share (side dish or dessert; St. Philip will provide burgers and hot dogs), and most especially your whole family. There will be inflatables for kids of all ages, too! This is a great time for conversation and fellowship!