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Faith Ev. Lutheran Church

Empowered by the Holy Spirit; reaching out in love


We are a community of individuals seeking to be on God's Mission in the Twin Cities. 
Our commitment is to engage our community, bringing the love and service of Jesus into the world around us. 
We welcome you to join us as we study His word and seek His will for our lives.
 

Worship Schedule

Our weekly Sunday worship time is 9:00am, followed by coffee and refreshments.  Education opportunites for all ages begin at 10:30am.

Weekly Lenten services are held on Wednesday at 1pm and 7pm.

All Bible Classes and other special worship times will be posted in advance on the calendar.

Lutheran Braille Workers

Your Hands Needed for Those Without Sight
 
The gift of sight.  We often take it for granted.  But every day there are thousands in the Twin Cities who are unable to see God's beauty around them.

In addtion to the challenges and istolation they face in living, the visually impaired also share the same needs we all have for socialization, support and love.  Many are also un-churched or in spiritual darkness, and need Christ's love and hope to shine on them.

That's why we're launching the Blind Fellowship Outreach, bringing the local body of Christ together to serve God's people with visuall disabilities.  An affiliated progarm with Lutheran Braille Workers, which strives to "Help People Touch the Promises of Jesus," this Blind Outreach Center will be open to all visually impaired, and operated by volunteers from all denominations.  


Based at Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, this progarm will pair vounteers with blind guests for a once-a-month afternoon fellowship gathering.  Guest will be served a delicious meal, hear a bible study message, and enjoy a featured program activity -- all free of charge.

Whatever your personality or gifts, there is a way to help:
  • Prepare food in advance, or at the event
  • Assist and socialize with gurests during the meal or program
  • Purchase food and supplies (funds provided)
  • Serve as an ongoing friend to a guest.
Who can Help?
  • Church teams
  • Small groups or growth groups
  • Youth/Teen groups
  • Student Groups
  • Families and individuals.
Contact the church office, if you need more information or would like to volunteer to help.

90th Anniversary Events

PRAISE THE LORD!
Upcoming Events:

Celebration Day -- Sunday, May 8th at 9am
 
Special Guests:  Christus Chorus Ensemble from Concordia University, St Paul
The choral music on May 8th will be offered by an ensemble of singers from the award winning Christus Chorus of Concordia University, directed by David L. Menniicke.  They will worship with us, and give us the opportunity to support them in raising funds for their concert tour to Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland from May 9 - 23, 2016.  The tour will include performances at churches and schools throughout "Lutherland" in anticipation of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  
 
Speaker:  Rev. Jeff Walther, Pastor at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Esko, MN
Pastor Walther is the grandson of F.W. "Walt" Walther, the first pastor to serve our congregation.  At that time, it was known as Morris Park Lutheran, located on 56th st and 34th ave.  Pastor Walther is also a decendant of C.F.W Walther, the first president of the LCMS.
 
Ice Cream Fellowship following the service in the church basement.  -- All are invited to attend.
 

Church History:

A little over ninety years ago, the Minnesota South District of the LCMS began mission work in the Nokomis area by sending Rev. W.F. Walther.  Through his work, the leading of the Holy Spirit, and the faithfulness of God's people, the congregation of Faith was organized on January 6, 1926.

At that time, the congregation was know as Morris Park Lutheran Church, and the group met for worship at 56th Street and 34th Avenue.  That site is now occupied by the local American Legion.  The city was beginning to expand, so the location was considered ideal in reaching out to the new neighborhood.  The church name was changed to Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1934.

A race track just a few blocks away from the church became the airport.  Soon, it was apparent that the airport would continue to grow with the city's southward expansion, so the congregation began discussions over moving to a more favorable location.  By 1945, the decision to relocate had been made, and after purchasing land at it's current site, constrution began.  It would be another five years before the first stage of the building would be completed, so the congregation held services in the auditiorum of Nokomis Junior High School.  

With the exception of brick facade, the electrical work and installing the heating system, the labor on the new building was done by volunteer members of the congregation working on evenings and Saturdays.  The first phase of the current building was completed in 1950.  A second addition was built and dedicated in 1958.  This included more space for worship, offices and education.

More building modifications were made in the late 1980s, which included remodeling the sanctuary and adding stained glass windows.  More stained glass was added in 1990s.   By October 1998 the building, as it is today, was completed following the entryway remodeling for andicapped accessibility.
 


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Accessible to All

Our building includes an elevator to make it accessible to all people.