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
Maundy Thursday Mass and Good Friday Tenebrae Services at
PLEASE wear a face mask when inside the building. We want you to be safe!
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has once again changed its mind about masking in indoor public spaces. As of April 12, indoor masking is recommended but not required. Masks will still be available on the landing for those who wish to wear them. We encourage everyone to consider your own health and the health of those with whom you live. Take personal responsibility and remember the Omicron BA.2 variant is still out there and highly contagious.
Attention BINGO lovers! Faith is holding a bingo night on Tuesday, May 17th at 6:30 PM. There will be gift cards to win, a raffle, and 50/50 drawing. Best of all, there wil be time for fun and fellowship. Everyone is invited, so ask your friends and neighbors. Refreshments will be served, too! Mark your calendars and sign up on the bulletin board.
It’s getting to be that time again when Faith’s green-thumbed folks start to plant and tend our organic garden. In past years our garden has produced literally tons of produce for Feast of Justice and those who are facing food insecurity here in Northeast Philadelphia. If you’d like to help, please look for the sign-up sheet which will be on the bulletin board shortly. This year our work days will be on Sundays following the 10 AM service. You can wear your work clothes to church and be ready to dig in right after worship. Questions? Contact Carolyn Edwards or Dorothy Wilson.
Feast of Justice
Feast of Justice has seen a huge increase in requests for aid and in first-time visitors because of inflation and the loss of the Child Tax Credit. Please remember our shopping cart in the hallway and continue to bring donations. Non-perishable food items are always welcome, but so are personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.), paper goods, and household cleaning supplies. Let's not forget those who find themselves in need.
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 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, May 1, 2022
The Resurrection of Our Lord (Easter Sunday)
21 After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. 2 Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin,[a] Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. 3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
4 Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5 Jesus said to them, “Children, you have no fish, have you?” They answered him, “No.” 6 He said to them, “Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish. 7 That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the sea. 8 But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, only about a hundred yards[b] off.
9 When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it, and bread. 10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” 11 So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred fifty-three of them; and though there were so many, the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14 This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.
15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. 18 Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.” 19 (He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.) After this he said to him, “Follow me.”
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