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.
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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.
Because of the Covid-19 outbreak, and in accordance with the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and the Philadelphia Office of the Mayor, all activities at Faith Lutheran are suspended until April 1, 2020. Please keep Coronavirus patients, their families, medical personnel and 1st responders in your prayers. Watch this space for updates. We hope to be offering online sermons and/or "drive-thru" communion shortly.
60th Anniversary Party
On March 6, 1960, Faith Lutheran Church chartered as a member congregation of the now-defunct Evangelical Lutheran Church. Even though the denomination has changed, our congregation continues to serve the neighborhood in myriad ways. We will celebrate 60 years of ministry with a special dinner/dance on March 8, 2020 at the Maltese Room on Bristol Pike from 4 to 6 pm. Tickets are $40 and ALL are welcome. There will be a delicious buffet plus beer and wine (a cash bar is available for mixed cocktails). There will also be a dj, dancing, and raffle baskets. We hope to see EVERYONE there! For more details, contact Laura Duffield.
Lent at Faith
As part of the Lenten discipline of prayer and worship, we will be holding 45-minute mid-week services on Wednesday evenings. These will be at 7:00 pm. The Wednesday services will feature Pastor's "first person" character sermons and will highlight 20th century Christians who exemplified discipleship.
The Women of Faith have purchased a goat and an alpaca through Heifer International which will be given to two families in the developing world. These animals will provide a source of nutrition and income for these families. thank you to all who donated and made this act of generosity possible.
Case for Smiles
The bibliophiles of the Faith Book Club made 30 festive pillow cases for Case for Smiles, a local non-profit organization which provides fun pillowcases for hospitalized children. Book club members also volunteer at Feast of Justice for Feast Nights, the community meals open to all and held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.
Palm Sunday Coat Collection
As the cheering crowds in Jerusalem welcomed Jesus by strewing their garments in his path, this Palm Sunday, April 5, we at Faith will again strew our garments down the center aisle of our nave. If you have gently-used outerwear--men's women's or children's--which you no longer need, please bring them to church and we'll see that they get to the needy through the Feast of Justice's clothing closet.
Thank You for the Socks!
Sunday School Superintendent Dawn McHale thanks all who contributed to the "Box for Socks" collection of new, warm socks for homeless veterans. Dawn is director of the Parkinson's unit for the Philadelphia VA, and the "Box for Socks" donations will be used as part of the VA's annual Stand Down to help these veterans re-enter society.
Never Surrender Hope
Never Surrender Hope, the support group for families dealing with addiction, has expanded its meeting schedule at Faith Lutheran. The group will now meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. NSH holds meetings for families to share their issues in a supportive environment. They also provide transportation and emotional support for addicted family members before, during, and after treatment. They serve as a referral service and encourage current drug users to seek help. Additionally, NSH champions advocacy for drug treatment and humane consideration for those under the burden of addiction. Faith is honored to host this very worthwhile and essential organization.
This Month at Faith
March 2020 activities have been suspended because of the Covid-19 outbreak. You can still make donations to the church by clicking the "Donate" button above, and you can read the text of Pastor's sermons by clicking on "Pastor's Blog" on the toolbar. Information about video church will be available shortly. May God bless you and keep you safe during this difficult time!
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though the waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult" (Psalm 46: 1-3)