Rejoicing Partners

Individuals who include the St. Philip the Deacon Foundation or St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church in their legacy plans not only enjoy real tax benefits, but also have the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping to provide ongoing support for the church they love in perpetuity.

Anyone who designates a gift to the Foundation or Church in a will, estate or other form of legacy gift will be recognized as a member of Rejoicing Partners. You can learn more about what kinds of legacy gifts make most sense for you and your particular circumstances at

You can download a Letter of Intent to indicate your intention to include the Church or Foundation in your estate plans. By completing and returning this form, you will automatically be enrolled as a member of Rejoicing Partners.

Rejoicing Partners gets its name from the book of Acts, which tells the story of St. Philip the Deacon and the Ethiopian. Acts 8:39 reads: “When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing.”

Members of Rejoicing Partners are recognized by St. Philip the Deacon both to thank them for their generosity, and to encourage others to consider leaving a legacy gift to the Foundation or Church. Donors may also choose to remain anonymous if they desire.

Thank you, as always, for your partnership in the Gospel at St. Philip the Deacon. And remember: Your gifts—even your future gifts—do indeed make a difference.

Hear more about why members of St. Philip the Deacon became members of Rejoicing Partners in the videos below.