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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.
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Sunday Worship is at 10:00 AM
Sunday School meets
at 9:00 AM
PLEASE wear a face covering at all times when inside the building even if you ARE vaccinated.
Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends
Boscov’s department stores are holding a fundraiser on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at all locations. If you donate $5 you get a 25% Discount Shopping Pass for the whole day and you’ll be registered to win a $1,000 Boscov’s Gift Card. The best part is that 100% of your donation goes to our congregation to support Sunday School and other worthwhile projects. Want more details? See Sue Jones.
2021 Crop Hunger Walk
If you like to walk and you don’t like to see people go hungry, consider signing up for the 2021 Northeast Philadelphia Crop Hunger walk. The walk steps off from St. John’s Lutheran on Tyson Avenue on Sunday, October 17 at 2 PM and strolls through the Northeast to raise awareness of hunger issues in the US and abroad. A portion of the money raised by your walk sponsors will go to support Feast of Justice at St. John’s.
You can register as a walker online by going to:
Events.crophungerwalk.org and clicking on the Northeast Philadelphia link.
Aid for Haiti
As of our Welcome Sunday, September 12, 2021, Faith Lutheran has raised $2,155 to aid the people of Haiti devastated by the August 14 7.2 earthquake. Elder Maurice Cassius of our paartner ministry, Beersheba Seventh Day Adventist Church, is now in Hiati working with Christian congregations to provide food and shelter for those most effected.
Golden Age Seniors
The Faith Golden Age Seniors meet at 12:00 PM in the lower auditorium for coffee, bingo, and good fellowship every Wednesday. If anyone knows of anyone who would like to join the group, you may invite them and earn a $5.00 discount off your dues. Questions? Call Mary Heavey at 267-229-0996 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have sensitive documents you need to get rid of? Old tax returns? Receipts with credit card numbers? Bring your documents to the Our Lady of Calvary parking lot on Saturday, October 9th and they will be shredded for free. Limit is three boxes of paper per person, and you are asked not to get out of your vehicle. The event is from 10 AM to 1 PM.
Faith’s Girl Scout Troop will be returning this fall. The troop will meet on Monday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 in the lower auditorium begining September 27th. Contact Leader Karen Wlodarczyk at email@example.com or call her at (215) 595-6193 for more information.
Caring For Friends
In spite of the dissolution of the Women of Faith, Faith will continue to support Caring for Friends (formerly “Aid for Friends”). We are not currently making meals, but we still contribute financially. If you designate “Aid for Friends” on your offering envelope, we will see that your gift gets to the right place. Please don’t forget about our elderly shut-in neighbors. The need is as great as ever.
This Month at Faith
In-person worship has been resumed, but masks are required for all attendees per the mandate from the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health. 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, October 10, 2021
17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.’” 20 He said to him, “Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth.” 21 Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money[a] to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” 22 When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.
23 Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how hard it is[b] to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 They were greatly astounded and said to one another,[c] “Then who can be saved?” 27 Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible.”
28 Peter began to say to him, “Look, we have left everything and followed you.” 29 Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news,[d] 30 who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age—houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields, with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.”
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