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Please check back here for the latest announcements, Sunday Guide, and calendar.

Please also see what’s happening with Kids LINK and Pulse Student Ministries!

Announcements Kids and Youth
  • Sermon Title: “How to Suffer Without Being Miserable”

    Dr. Dale Schultz
    Scriptures: Romans 5:1-5
    Sunday May 22, 2016

  • Sermon Title: “Let Your Light Shine”

    Dr. Dale Schultz
    Scriptures: Matthew 5:14-16
    Sunday May 8, 2016

  • Sermon Title: “Unlimited Love”

    Dr. Dale Schultz
    Scripture: John 5:1-9
    Sunday May 1, 2016

  • Sermon Title: “When NOT Seeing is Believing”

    Dr. Dale Schultz
    Scriptures: John 20:19-31
    Sunday April 3, 2016

  • Sermon Title: “Why Easter Is Truly Amazing”

    Dr. Dale Schultz
    Scriptures: Luke 24:1-12
    Easter Sunday March 27, 2016

  • Sermon Title: “Well Loved, Loved Well”

    Frank Holder
    Scriptures: Colossians 3:15-17
    Sunday March 6, 2016

  • Backpack Coalition Update

    William Larrimer
    Sunday March 6, 2016

  • Backpack Coalition

    Bill Larrimer overview this year’s Spring Break 2016 Food Drive.

  • Ronald McDonald Houst

    Overview by Lydia Garcia,
    Communications Coordinator
    Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas

  • David Gould Talks about Hope House

    David Gould
    Executive Director
    Hope House

  • Renegade Gospel Lenten Bible/Book Study

    Thursdays, 12 p.m. Starting February 19, 2015 EMC 11
    Save the date for our Lenten Bible/Book Study, starting February 19.  Bring your Bible and a copy of Renegade Gospel (copies are available in print and for E-readers through your favorite bookseller). For the first session, please read the first chapter.  More details to follow.  See you there!  

  • St. Philip’s Missions Golf Invitational

    April 25, 2015 1:30 p.m. shotgun start, $85/person
    Support our mission teams this summer by playing golf. Gather your four-some for a round of golf at Avery Ranch Golf Club. For more info check out the flyers taped to the doors of our buildings around campus. Invitation cards coming soon!

  • Missonal Community FAQ

    by Adam Ribbeck, Discipleship Minister
    There’s a lot of people around us today who are asking spiritual questions, seeking truth and meaning, and in a sense they are pursuing God. They are our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends and our family members.
    What they are not doing, however, is they aren’t waking up on Sunday morning saying “Ya know, I really need a sermon today, I think I’ll go to church!” That’s just not in their frame of reference anymore. There are still those for whom Sunday morning worship will be the “front door” of the church; but many people need a new doorway into the Christian community.

    So how do we reach them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
    The missional community is a group of friends who are committed to living a “sent” lifestyle. Friends who live out their “sentness” together, inviting people who are unsure about Christianity to join them along the way. Over the last four months, the Missional Community Pilot Program has been learning about how to live in these groups, and how to launch them this Spring.

    In this space, I’ll be writing some more about missional communities so that you can catch the vision and join us as we launch them at St. Philip’s. If you’re curious or you want to get involved, get in touch with me at or on my cell, 512-784-1127.

  • Love The Rock – Recap

    Recap of the Love the Rock Campaign

  • Looking For Ministry Opportunities?

    In September, we will be kicking off the pilot program for “Missional Communities.” Missional Communities are a key component in our new discipleship path that we’re calling “Our Path to 3D Christianity.” If you’re interested in finding out what a missional community is, and being involved in the pilot program this fall, please contact Dr. Schultz or Adam Ribbeck to find out more about it.

  • Volunteers Needed

    Teachers and subs continue to be needed for preschool and elementary Sunday School. Please contact Kyren Schultz at or call the church office at 512-244-2175 to discuss possibilities. Thank you so much!

  • CTCYM Louisiana Mission Trip

    June 14-20, 2015 – Cost $235 if sign up by 3/5/15CTCYMLogo
    Sign up for the popular summer mission trip! Early registration ends on 3/5/15, and after that the price goes up! Go to our website at for instructions to sign up. Talk to Jeff for more details at or call


  • Summer Vacation Bible School

    Mark your calendar and join St. Philip’s June 22-26, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., for Vacation Bible School!


  • Panama Mission Trip Opportunity

    July 4-12 2015, Cost $1400
    If you are interested in being a part of our Panama mission team this summer, sign up at our website at The age limit for this trip is from Fall 2015 High School students and above. Adults are encouraged to go, even if you have no youth. After signing up you will receive more details about the mission. The last date to sign up / drop out of the trip is January 30, 2015.

  • Youth Text Messaging Available

    To sign up text: @pulses to the number 512-865-4843. This service allows us to keep you informed on up to date info regarding our student ministry activities.

  • News from St. Phil’s Kids

    Last Sunday was amazing in The Tree House! During both Sunday School hours, the children assembled 60 “Blessings Bags” for the less fortunate. We talked about Matthew 22:37-39 “He replied, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is: You must love your neighbor as you love yourself,” which is the story of the Good Samaritan from Luke.

    The Blessing Bags include bottled water, peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers, granola bars, a pair of socks, a comb and toothbrush, and a small first aid kit. The bags are to be kept in the car and shared with someone less fortunate. The kids all took bags and also shared them with the adult Sunday School classes in the EMC. Thank you to the many people who donated items and to Ginnie Colbert, Mark Wood and Deanna Feil who helped Sunday morning.