Faith Lutheran Church
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.
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.
Go to Faith Luther on Facebook!
Just click the underlined link!
Summer Worship Schedule
One service at 10 AM
Sunday School resumes September 11th.
COVID masks are strongly recommend when inside the building--especially if you are health compromised. Please stay saafe!
Movie Night Postponed
Due to excessive heat, we have had to postpone our Movie Night. Keep watching this space for the new--and we hope more comfortable--summer evening when we'll be screening Despicable Me. In the meantime, please keep yourself safe during this current heat wave.
Meet Pastor Natt
If you've not made his acquaintance already, please be sure to introduce yourself to the Rev. Natt Pour, Assistant Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Paynesville, Liberia. Pastor Natt is on an extended stay here in the US and worships every other Sunday with us at Faith. He will be serving on our Assisting Minister rotation and may favor us with a sermon from time to time. Trinity in Paynesville runs an elementary education program and is trying to build its own worship space. Currently, the congregation worships in the school auditorium. We hope to give you more information about this faith community in the future.
Faith’s Organic Garden Needs Your Help
Time to garden! Our plants are growing (and so are the weeds!), and it will soon be time to harvest the vegetables. We will be using the time after church on Sundays to weed, water, and harvest when it is time. If you can stay for 15 - 30 minutes to help with any of the above, that would be great! No sign up, just show up.
Message from Carolyn Edwards:
"I will again be riding in the MS City-to-Shore Bike Ride on Saturday, September 24th. The ride is 75 miles, starting in Cherry Hill and ending in Ocean City, NJ."
Nearly one million American adults live with multiple sclerosis, a disease which slowly debilitates. You can make a difference. Become part of Carolyn’s team by clicking this link:
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 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.
Gospel Reading for Sunday, July 24, 2022
Gospel Lesson: Luke11:1-13
1He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. 3Give us each day our daily bread. 4And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the time of trial.” 5And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.’ 7And he answers from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’ 8I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs. 9“So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 10For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. 11Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? 12Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? 13If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
First Lesson: Genesis 18: 20-32
Then the Lord said, “How great is the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah and how very grave their sin! 21I must go down and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me; and if not, I will know.” 22So the men turned from there, and went toward Sodom, while Abraham remained standing before the Lord.
23Then Abraham came near and said, “Will you indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? 24Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; will you then sweep away the place and not forgive it for the fifty righteous who are in it? 25Far be it from you to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?” 26And the Lord said, “If I find at Sodom fifty righteous in the city, I will forgive the whole place for their sake.” 27Abraham answered, “Let me take it upon myself to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes. 28Suppose five of the fifty righteous are lacking? Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five?” And he said, “I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there.” 29Again he spoke to him, “Suppose forty are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of forty I will not do it.” 30Then he said, “Oh do not let the Lord be angry if I speak. Suppose thirty are found there.” He answered, “I will not do it, if I find thirty there.” 31He said, “Let me take it upon myself to speak to the Lord. Suppose twenty are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of twenty I will not destroy it.” 32Then he said, “Oh do not let the Lord be angry if I speak just once more. Suppose ten are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of ten I will not destroy it.”
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