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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.
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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.
You can enjoy VIRTUAL worship on Facebook Live every Sunday at 10 AM. Go to Faith Luther on Facebook!
In-person indoor worship Sundays at 8:15 AM
and 11 AM.
Summer schedule Begins Trinity Sunday
One service at 10:00 AM
Space is limited.
PLEASE wear a face covering at all times when inside the building.
First Holy Communion
Ten of our young people will receive their First Holy Communion on June 6th and June 20th. Because worship space is limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the June 6th service will be a special "Mass on the Grass" at 10:00 AM on the Whiting Road lawn. We request you bring a lawn chair, but chairs can be provided. We are going outdoors for safety sake and doing so allows our first-time communicants to invite all of their families and friends. The June 20th service will be indoors, but with only three first-time communicants.
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. If you have a green thumb or if you just want to grow food for the needy, please contact Carolyn Edwards or Dorothy Wilson. Watch this space for more information on our planting date.
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.
The 2020 confirmands, whose confirmation was postponed due to coronavirus, will affirm their baptisms at separate liturgies on May 22 and May 23. All confirmation liturgies will be live-streamed and recorded on the "Faith Luther" Facebook timeline.
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 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, June 6, 2021
20 and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21 When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” 22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.” 23 And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. 27 But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.
28 “Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— 30 for they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.
31 Then his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. 32 A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters[a] are outside, asking for you.” 33 And he replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 34 And looking at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”
© 2014 by Faith Lutheran Church, Philadelphia.