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 above or the "DONATE" button below:
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 at 10 AM.
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Sunday Worship is at 10:00 AM
Sunday School meets
at 10:00 AM
1st and 3rd Sundays
PLEASE wear a face covering at all times when inside the building even if you ARE vaccinated.
Martin Luther/Silver Springs
As Christmas approaches let’s not forget the children of Martin Luther/Silver Springs. Our annual gift drive has begun. If you’d like to purchase a gift for the abandoned or abused children sheltered at ML/SS, look for the giving tree in our narthex and buy the gift written on one of the ornaments. Bring the unwrapped gift back to church by December 5th. You can also email pastor for a list of gifts to purchase. Questions? Email Jen Sykes at email@example.com. Let’s make a child’s Christmas special.
Starting Sunday, December 5th, Sunday School will be held only on the first and third Sunday of each month at 10 AM (concurrent with worship). The church council made this decision in the hope the time slot will make attendance easier for parents, and will allow them to attend worship while the children learn. We plan to return to a two-service (8:15 and 11 AM) schedule on January 2, 2022. At that time, Sunday School will be held twice a month at 11 AM.
Women’s Christmas Party, Etc.
We rejoice to announce the resumption of some of our favorite holiday activities:
December 7th: A catered Christmas party for Faith’s Women (and other women, too!) will be held in the Lower Auditorium. Cost and more details to follow.
December 12th: The Hallelujah Singers will be performing an afternoon concert at Faith. This is a FREE concert and will put you in the mood to celebrate Our Lord’s birth.
December 24th: Christmas Eve worship. We are planning three opportunities to worship the birth of Our Savior—3pm, 7:30 pm, and 11pm. Holy Communion will be celebrated at each. More details later.
REMEINDER: MASKS ARE TO BE WORN AT ALL CHURCH ACTIVITIES.
Remember Your Offering
Because of COVID and other factors, our General Fund offerings have declined by several thousand dollars since the start of the pandemic. We have had to rely on reserve funds, which are certainly NOT unlimited. Even if you cannot attend worship regularly, we encourage you to remember your offering so Faith can continue to be the presence in the neighborhood we’ve always been. Please consider:
· Using the merchant service portal above.
· Signing up for “Simply Giving” so your offering comes automatically from your account at a time and in an amount you specify.
· Making a one-time End-of-Year gift to show your gratitude to God.
· Increasing your 2022 offering by 1% as an act of “Faith for Faith.”
· If you are financially challenged, please consider being a volunteer. We can use people to help clean the building, tend the veggie garden, assist with the grounds, make Sunday bulletins, etc.
This Month at Faith
In-person worship has been resumed, but masks are required for all attendees per the mandate from the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health. As Lutherans, we adhere to Article XVI of the Augsburg Confession and Luther's explanation of the Fourth Commandment to obey civil authorities for the good of society.
Even 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 "Donate" button above.
NEW: Pastor is livestreaming Mid-Week Devotions on the "Faith Luther" Facebook page Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:30 PM
Gospel Reading for Sunday, November 28, 2021
25 “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. 26 People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in a cloud’ with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." 29 Then he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees; 30 as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near. 31 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. 32 Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all things have taken place. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 34 “Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day does not catch you unexpectedly, 35 like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
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