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. Go to Faith Luther on Facebook!
In-person indoor worship Sundays at 8:15 AM
and 11 AM.
Space is limited and reservations required.
PLEASE wear a face covering at all times when inside the building.
Faith's Veggie Garden
It's time once again to start tending the beds and growing good, nutritious food for those who lack it here in Northeast Philly. Last year Faith Lutheran provided over 400 lbs. of organic produce to Feast of Justice. We need people to "adopt a bed" and grow some more tasty veggies. If you have a green thumb or if you just want to grow food for the needy, please contact Carolyn Edwards or Dorothy Wilson. Watch this space for more information on our planting date.
Please keep the church informed when you have received your vaccination. The more immunity we have, the sooner we can fully reopen and get things back to normal.
First Holy Communion
Nine of our young people will receive their First Holy Communion at the 11 AM services on June 6 and June 20. The Department of Public Health guidelines allow us to have as many as 25 people in the worship space at one time if properly spaced and masked. Space is therefore limited, and we are asking that only the first-time communicants and their parents attend the service. The liturgies will be live-streamed on the "Faith Luther" Facebook page so other family members can watch and enjoy.
The 2020 confirmands, whose confirmation was postponed due to caronavirus, will affirm their baptisms at separate liturgies on May 22 and May 23. All confirmation liturgies will be live-streamed and recorded on the "Faith Luther" Facebook timeline.
This Month at Faith
In-person worship has been limited per recommendation of the City of Philadelphia for the remainder of the year. 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.
Gospel Reading for Sunday, May 16, 2021
6 “I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; 8 for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9 I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. 10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. 11 And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them in your name that[a] you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost,[b] so that the scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves.[c] 14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 15 I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one.[d] 16 They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.