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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 9 AM and again at 10 AM.
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Summer schedule Begins Trinity Sunday
One in-person service at 10:00 AM
PLEASE wear a face covering at all times when inside the building if you are NOT vaccinated.
It's time once again to start harvesting the beds and delivering 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. Our first "harvest" netted us over 30 lbs of fresh, organic veggies. Right now we need donations of quart-sized containers like the type you get at your grocery store with berries or grape tomatoes. If you have any, please save them and bring them to church.
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.
We have received numerous requests for baptism this summer! Special thanks to Marilyn Griffiths for donating 24 lace baptismal napkins, and to Lorraine Keller who embroiders them. If a member of your family is being baptized at Faith, we rejoice with you but ask that you remind all guests about our mask policy during the pandemic.
This Month at Faith
In-person worship has been limited per recommendation of 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 9 and 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, August 1, 2021
24 So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.
25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26 Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.” 28 Then they said to him, “What must we do to perform the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” 30 So they said to him, “What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? 31 Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32 Then Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is that which[a] comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”
35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
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