Faith Lutheran Church
4150 Woodhaven Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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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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Mid-Week Lenten Service
Mid-week Lenten Services
Mid-week Lenten services will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm. The theme of this year’s services will be “Holy Lament.” This series explores various kinds of lament found in scripture. Each week we will consider what it means to sit with our grief rather than try to push it aside. There will be scripture reading, hymns, and prayers, but also a time for us to talk as a family and discover how Jesus’ death on the cross—the place to which the season of Lent leads—is the reason we never mourn as those without hope. Mid-week services will be livestreamed for those who don’t drive at night.
Last Sunday of the Month Offering
The Last Sunday Offering will go to Family Promise of Philadelphia (Formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network), an ecumenical organization striving to protect local families from homelessness. Please be generous!
Soup Sales Continue
Winter isn’t over yet, and a nice hot bowl of soup still comes in handy. Because of the success of last week’s soup sale, we will continue to offer delicious soups for sale after church this coming Sunday. The portions are frozen, so you can eat them at your leaisure. Just $3 buys a bowl of yummy flavor!
As we prepare to celebrate the resurrection ofour Lord we ask you to consider purchasing an Easter lily to help beautify our sanctuary and make this most holy of celebrations all the more joyful. Each lily pot is $10, and you’re welcome to take the lily home with you after Easter worship.
Please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.
Easter Sunrise Service
As the women came to the tomb at sunrise to anoint the body of the Lord, so we come to the garden to praise God for raising Jesus from the dead and to celebrate our shared faith with our Christian neighbors here in Northeast Philly. The annual ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service will be held at the historic Glen Foerd on the Delaware Estate, 5001 Gant Avenue (enter off Fitler Street) at 6:30am. Bring a lawn chair and your singing voice and celebrate Easter with our United Methodist, Baptist, Episcopal, and Roman Catholic brothers and sisters. Music will be provided by Paul and Jess Robertson, and an offering will be taken to assist the homeless through Family Promise of Philadelphia.
Coffee and Fellowship Time
Remember there’s coffee and sweet goodies in the Fellowship Room outside Pastor’s office every Sunday starting at 9:00am. The coffee is still hot after church too, so, whenever you get to church, be sure to stop for some refreshments and conversation with your church family.
An Important Reminder:
It’s still cold, flu RSV, and Covid season. If you’re not feeling well, please stay home from church and join us on Facebook Live. Let’s make sure we look out for each other during this season.
WELCOME ! VIRTUAL WORSHIP NEWS:
If you can't make it to church on Sunday morning, we're bringing church to you. We are 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.
You can also check out videos from our national church body, the ELCA, our Synod, or our congregation below. We usually start our livestream about 10 minutes BEFORE the worship begins, so you can fast forward through the video to hear this week's announcements and experience the previous Sunday's service.
Lessons for Sunday, March 3
Gospel: John 2:13-22
13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves and the money changers seated at their tables. 15 Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, with the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” 17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 18 The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” 19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20 The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21 But he was speaking of the temple of his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.
First Lesson: Exodus 20:1-17
20 Then God spoke all these words,
2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3 you shall have no other gods before[a] me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above or that is on the earth beneath or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me 6 but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation[b] of those who love me and keep my commandments.
7 “You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.
8 “Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work. 10 But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and consecrated it.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.[c]
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, male or female slave, ox, donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
© 2014 by Faith Lutheran Church, Philadelphia.