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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!
PLEASE wear a face covering at all times when inside the building.
Feast of Justice Silent Auction
Feast is holding a silent auction on their webpage www.feastofjustice.org. You can bid on some really great items including lessons, décor, and restaurant meals. Just go to the homepage and click on the catalog tab. The auction is from April 11 to May 1st. Please check this out and help Feast in her mission to feed and provide a myriad of other services for the needy in our neighborhood.
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. We'll have a work day May 8, 2021 on the east lawn. If you have a green thumb or if you just want to grow food for the needy, please contact Carolyn Edwards or Dorothy Wilson.
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
If you know of a third or fourth grader who has not yet received his or her FIrst Holy Communion, please let pastor know. We will put together a list and look for a time when the youngsters can make this important step in their faith journey.
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, April 11, 2021
19When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” 24But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”
26A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” 28Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” 30Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. 31But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.