Faith Lutheran Church
4150 Woodhaven Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Thank you for visiting Faith Lutheran Church online!
We are a small, family-friendly church in NE Philadelphia.
Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey--married or single, old or young, black or white, native-born or immigrant, gay or straight, bisexual or transgender, parent or childless, rich or poor--you are always welcome here at Faith Lutheran.
Help us out: If you missed your weekly offering, or if you just want to support the ministry of Faith or the ELCA, you can make an online donation by clicking the "GIVE!" button on the menu bar.
Our mission is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people through worship, education, service to our community and world, fellowship, caring, and prayer.
We would love to have you join us!
Baptisms & Weddings
Call the Pastor at (215)-637-4210
for information on how to schedule baptisms and weddings; he will be glad to work with you.
You can enjoy VIRTUAL worship on Facebook Live every Sunday.
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COVID masks are strongly recommend when inside the building--especially if you are health compromised. Please stay safe!
Gifts for the Children of Martin Luther School
Every year during Advent Faith Lutheran has supported the children of Martin Luther School. This is a supportive community for children, teens, and families who have experienced severe emotional trauma.
Please take a few minutes THIS SUNDAY, November 27th, and pick an ornament off the Christmas tree in the narthex. We ask that you purchase the gift listed on the ornament and bring it unwrapped to church on December 4th. If you don’t wish to purchase a gift, $25 gift cards from ShopRite, Walmart, Target, Amazon, Five Below, Marshalls/TJ Maxx, and Wawa are also requested.
Harvest Home Sunday
Because of the faithfulness of our members and generous grants from Thrivent Financial and the Golden Age Seniors, Faith donated 355 lbs. of food and personal care items to Feast of Justice last week. God provides
We are looking for Christmas Carolers to serenade our neighborhood. Caroling plans are not yet finalized, but if you’d like to help us make a joyful noise this Advent Season, let Pastor know.
November 27 – First Sunday in Advent
December 4 – Deadline for Gifts for Martin Luther School.
December 6 – “Greening of the Church” Decorating 7pm.
December 21 – Christmas Caroling in the neighborhood.
December 24 – Christmas Eve Worship: 5:30, 7:30, and 10:00 PM.
Feast Needs Volunteers
In order for us to serve the community Feast needs over 300 volunteer hours each week. Volunteers are local neighbors, partner congregation members, students and others seeking community service hours, guests of our programs, retirees through the RSVP program, and those seeking job skill development. Feast looks for individuals to participate in direct services such as stocking shelves or distributing food, as well as with administrative tasks such as writing correspondence, data entry, communication support, and serving on our leadership committees. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information!
WELCOME ! VIRTUAL WORSHIP NEWS:
If you're uncomfortable attending indoor worship during the COVID-19 pandemic, we still hope you'll continue to be involved with Faith Lutheran Church. We'll be livestreaming Sunday morning worship at 10 AM on the Faith Luther Facebook page. You can also read the texts of Pastor's sermons by clicking on the "Pastor's Blog" tab on the toolbar. Please remember, too that you can make online donations by clicking on the "GIVE!" button above.
Gospel Reading for Sunday, November 27, 2022
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 24:36-44
36“But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, 39and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40Then two will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. 41Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken and one will be left. 42Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.
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