UPDATE June 16, 2020

As we move into summer, Faith Lutheran Church is actively planning for the months ahead. Our goal is to be able to resume worshipping in person soon, so long as it is safe to do so.

We recognize the uncertainty so many are feeling and the longing to return to routines. As we have entered the yellow phase in our area, there continues to be restrictions based on the Governor’s evolving guidance. We have Key Principles to follow:

  • Safeguarding the health of our congregation, staff, and children. We will follow guidance from the CDC to ensure that we can worship and work safely.
  • Creativity and flexibility. We need to use a creative mindset that begins by asking “how might we complete various practices?” and acknowledge that practices may change daily and weekly.
  • Communication. Any path forward we pursue must involve communication with worship leaders, Pastor, Elders, staff, council, and, of course, our congregation.

In the coming weeks, we will slowly open the church for cleaning, various group meetings and maintenance.  To safeguard our building and the people, leaders must fill out forms before events are scheduled. The sooner you submit the form, the greater the likelihood of space being available.  Attached is a request form for anyone who wants to host a meeting in the church building.

Our hope is the church will open, with restrictions, in July.  It is important to remember we do not control the public health or the decisions made by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Yet much is in our control:  creative modifications to the practices of our church and adaptions of our physical space that safeguard health.

We have been blessed as God has defended us during the last few months as we have followed guidelines intended for our safety.  In the process we have been blessed with the opportunity to develop the use of technology that will aid our ministry and proclamation moving forward.  As we work to transition back to in-person worship we take the words of St. Paul to heart: “Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all.  The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” (Philippians 4:4-8)

He who calls us is faithful, and He will remain faithful through the end of the age.

In Christ,
Eric Himmelwright, Brenda Cavella and Pastor Crume
Task Force Team Leaders

UPDATE April 23, 2020

Faith Lutheran Church continues to adhere to government guidelines regarding COVID-19. The facility will remain closed and all functions held at the church will continue to be cancelled until further notice.

Although the church is closed, we are still available! We are monitoring both our church office email and voicemails. Email faithlcms@outlook.com or call the church and leave a message for the Office Administrator at 610-253-1625 x201. We will do our best to continue to serve our members and community with spiritual needs during this unprecedented time.

If you have not already visited our YouTube Channel, visit today! Videos include Sunday Worship Services including Easter Service and Lent Services, Pastor Crume’s bible study on Philippians and Peter, and Kid’s Messages with Alex. You can also visit, like and follow our Facebook page where we you can find notices of new videos posted to YouTube.

This past Sunday (April 19, 2020) we held a Special Voter’s Meeting and had the highest attendance at a Voter’s meeting within the past two years! We are encouraged by this and are working on more ways to stay connected during this time. Please stay tuned!

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed ” Deuteronomy 31:8

In Christ,
Eric Himmelwright and Brenda Cavella
Task Force Team Leaders

UPDATE March 16, 2020

Thanks to our Faith family for your continued dedication and flexibility as we navigate the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19.

To continue our efforts to keep everyone healthy, we continue to modify our processes. In light of today’s announcements from our government officials, Faith Lutheran Church has canceled all functions held at the church and the Church will be closed until further notice.

We are working on ways that we can support our members and community during this time and will be sharing them with you as more information becomes available. Please check out our website (faithlcms.com) to stay up to date!

We believe these ongoing adjustments are essential for our community and hope that in short order, we can be back to Faith Lutheran Church as usual.

In Christ,
Eric Himmelwright and Brenda Cavella
Task Force Team Leaders

HELPFUL LINKS

Faith Lutheran YouTube Channel – Worship Services, Bible Study, Kids Message, and More!

Faith Lutheran Facility Use Request Form

Message from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) President

What To Do About Coronavirus