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.
Welcome to Faith!
(Traditional Organ Music)
Sunday School & Catechism
(We welcome children from age 3 up to 8th Grade!)
Contemporary Music Mass
Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday at every service.
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.
Plan on staying after 11 am worship on the February 16 to enjoy a screening of "The Boxtrolls," fun animated family film. 'Eggs," a human boy, is raised by a subterranean tribe of mischievous but otherwise friendly creatures. See how he defends his friends in this charming film. If you liked "Wallace and Gromet," you'll certainly enjoy "The Boxtrolls."
Ash Wednesday and Lent at Faith
The holy season of Lent begins on Wednesday, February 26th. This day is known as Ash Wednesday and is a day set aside for repentance and contemplation. Christians throughout the centuries have marked this day by wearing a cross of ashes on their foreheads as a sign of contrition for sin and acknowledgement that our lives are brief and our time on earth precious.
Faith will off two worship opportunities on February 26th: A brief service of imposition of ashes at 11:30 am, and a full Ash Wednesday mass at 7:00 pm. The evening service will be preceded by a soup supper in the lower auditorium starting at 5:30 pm. All are welcome.
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.
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
Sunday, February 2
Presentation of Our Lord & Hospitality Sunday
Fellowship Room after 11 am service
Tuesday, February 11
Never Surrender Hope
Lower Auditorium 7 pm. See description at left.
Tuesday, February 11
Women of Faith
Open to ALL women.
7:30 pm. Lower classroom.
Saturday, February 15
Cup Stacking Club
All are welcome to learn this fun and challenging skill!
Fellowship Room 5:30 pm.
Sunday, February 16
Join with our Faith family in viewing "The Boxtrolls," a delightful animated film for the whole family. Lots of snacks, too!
Lower Auditorium following 11 am service.
Sunday, February 23
Annual Congregational Meeting
The annual business meeting of the congregation. 2020 fiscal year budget will be available in the narthex on February 16th.
Church Sanctuary, 12:30 pm.
Wednesday, February 26
Imposition of Ashes - Sanctuary, 11:30 am
Soup Supper - Lower Auditorium, 5:30 pm
Ash Wednesday Mass - Sanctuary, 7:00 pm