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.
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Sunday Worship is at 8:15 and 11 AM
Sunday School meets
at 11:00 AM
1st and 3rd Sundays
PLEASE wear a face covering at all times when inside the building even if you ARE vaccinated.
Sunday School and Worship Schedule
Starting January 2, 2022 we will return to a two-worship schedule with services at 8:15 and 11:00 AM. Sunday School will be on the first and third Sundays of every month at 11:00 AM, allowing parents to bring children to Sunday School while they experience worship. The children will be brought into the worship space during the celebration of Holy Communion for blessing by Pastor.
Free COVID-19 Testing
The Northeast Family YMCA, located 11088 Knights Road, announces FREE COVID tests starting Friday, January 7, 2022. There will be a testing van in the parking lot of the Y every Friday afternoon from 2 to 4pm. The van will off rapid tests (once they become available) and laboratory PCR tests. With the Omicron variant still extremely contagious, it’s a great idea to get tested if you have any symptoms or if you have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive. Masks, ventilation, and social distance are still wise choices until we’ve beaten this disease. Please stay safe.
Feast of Justice Needs Volunteers
Feast of Justice is looking for individuals who can volunteer and assist our efforts in serving our guests. Feast of Justice thrives on the generosity and gifts of our volunteers. We are critically looking for volunteers during January and February. Workers are needed to help with distribution of food, re-stocking shelves, and other important work. Just a friendly reminder that volunteers must be 14 and older and all PPE supplies will be provided unless you bring your own. For more information, call Feast at (215) 268-3510 or speak with Carolyn Edwards.
Annual Meeting of the Congregation
The Annual Meeting of the Congregation has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 6, 2022 directly following the 11 AM worship. The change of date was made to give ample time for Council to close out our fiscal year which ends on January 31 and create a realistic budget proposal. This is an important meeting as five seats on the Church Council will need to be filled. Your input is vital. All confirmed members of the congregation are expected to attend.
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 8:15 and 11 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 Wednesdays at 12:30 PM
Gospel Reading for Sunday, January 23, 2022
3rd Sunday After Epiphany
14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15 He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
20 And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”
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