Welcome to Faith Lutheran Church - Phoenix, Arizona
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Everyone is welcome at Faith ELCA!
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, a family of God and a part of the Body of Christ, joyfully affirms God's love, word, and grace. We strive to follow Christ's example in the world. We therefore welcome ALL people, extend God's loving mercy, and nourish all who seek God's strength and support. Vibrant and engaging worship, inspiring proclamation, excellent music, extraordinary welcome, devoted outreach, and growing as the Body of Christ. This is Faith Lutheran.
Within the Faith Lutheran Community, you will always find yourself at home. We seek to be a center for ministry, carrying on faithfully in the example that Jesus Christ left for us - to love all people and to be a reflection of Christ's unconditional love in the world. Our focus begins in living the Word of God in the real world - to extend the loving arm of God to all, regardless of faith background, age, income, nationality, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, and physicality. You are honored as a child of God at Faith Lutheran, and encouraged to grow with us as the Body of Christ.
Voices in the Desert Concert
Voices in the Desert will be offering a concert of Filipino Classics and All-Time Favorites on Friday, June 17, 2016, at 7:00pm in the Faith Lutheran Sanctuary.
Featuring international artists, Nenen Espina (soprano), Joseph Cruz (tenor), and Mary Ann Espina (piano), tickets are $20.00 for regular admission, $15.00 for students, and $10.00 for seniors at the door.
All are welcome!
What Does It Mean to be a Reconciling in Christ Congregation?
The Rev. Elaine Watskey, ReconcilingWorks Region 2 Coordinator
Who is sitting in worship each Sunday and suffering in silent anguish? As a retired ELCA pastor and as a Regional Coordinator for ReconcilingWorks, I often ponder this question. Sadly, I think the answer to this question is “there are many.”
The Church should be the place where all can feel safe and loved—a place where the warmth of a faith family surrounds you. Yet that often is not the case. Consider the youth who feels he must hide the fact that he is gay; or the parents that hesitate to invite their visiting daughter and her same- gender partner to worship with them because they are afraid that the pastor or parishioners will shun them or treat them badly. What about the grandparents who are afraid for their little grandson who will soon begin school and thus are worried that parents will discover that this little boy has two mommies, not a mom and dad? Will the little boy be bullied or treated as someone who is “different” and therefore rejected by his classmates and their parents? No one wants to be rejected or have a loved one rejected by others. Hearts are broken every day, because we, the Church, we, the people of God, don’t reach out in a public way to welcome all people. Through love and understanding, we must bring those who are silently suffering out of the shadows into the radiant light of Christ’s love, where they and those they love can find safety, respect, and the embrace of welcome. That is what it means to be a Reconciling in Christ congregation, a congregation that has intentionally and publicly made it known that all are welcome.... We are the Church. We are God’s hands, feet, mouth, and ears. We are the visible presence of Christ in the world. We are the ones who can love and welcome. We are the ones who can bind the emotional wounds of others and offer a whole and healthy life to all who cross the threshold of our place of worship.
2016 Silent Auction
Dear Faith Family,
The annual romping-fun Oktoberfest – the primary fundraiser for many Faith programs – seems still far off (Oct. 22), but is already into significant planning. One hugely successful part of Oktoberfest has been the Silent Auction, a wonderful bazaar of surprise treasures to bid on for your very own. In addition to soliciting community business donors, we also look to Faith/La Fe members and friends for donations of goods or services to auction to the competitive crowd. As a part of Faith’s Stewardship Program, this would be a loving and valuable way for you to share your unique talents, treasures, and time for Faith.
Do you have a skill, creation, or service that you could donate (Such as dog grooming? Homemade toys or work of art? Woodworking, yoga, golf, or photography lessons? Food from your garden or kitchen? A personality-filled theme basket? Computer training? A weekend at your beach condo or mountain cabin?!)
Do you own or manage (or have influence with!) a business that could donate an item or gift certificate (Ex.: Car wash or care? Salon service? Store gift item? Teeth whitening or cleaning? Tax preparation? Floral arrangement? Restaurant or concert evening out? Plastic surgery tummy-tuck?!!!)
Have you received a wonderful gift or made an impulse purchase that just doesn’t suit you (e.g., Kitchen appliance or workshop tool? Artwork or decorative item? Jewelry? Workout equipment? Mink coat or leather vest?!!)
Read Our Latest Newsletter!
The Faith newsletter is published twice per month and is available online through this site. Our newsletter contains great information about all that's happening at Faith Lutheran Church and is a vital source of parish communications.
To read our latest newsletter, as well as previous newsletters, go to the Newsletter page on this site or CLICK HERE!