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Worship Schedule 

Blood pressure screening is held following the 10:15 service the first Sunday of the month. 

Saturdays:  5:00PM

Sundays:    10:15AM    

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:00 - 10:00

Elementary classes meet in the lower level conference room.

Middle School meets in the youth lounge.

Lounge class is held in the lounge. 

Joanne Hanners leads a Bible study in the blue room. 


Pastor Culver, former interim pastor, passes away on November 5.

 Faith Lutheran Church extends its sympathy to the family of Rev. Max Culver who served our congregation as interim pastor after the retirement of Pastor Risch.  He was highly regarded and loved by our congregation.  Listed below is the Pastor Culver's obituary from the Columbus Dispatch. 

Culver Rev. Max R. Culver, Ph.D., age 93, died Thursday, November 5, 2015. Preceded in death by his parents Robert and Luella Culver, three brothers Richard, Dale and Thomas, three sisters Virginia Wangler, Joanne Chesnick, and Fay Krueger. Survived by his beloved wife, Virginia; children, Catherine Ward, Gahanna, Mark Culver (Cindy) of Columbus, and Janice Hedges (Ryan) of Reynoldsburg; grandchildren, Timothy Ward, Dathan Ward, Joshua Culver, Emily Culver, Regis Hedges; and sister, Donna Napierala of Toledo. He served three years in the 94th Infantry Division in Europe. Graduated from Capital University, '49 and Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary, '52. He served two congregations as full-time pastor: American Lutheran Church, Gibson City, IL, and Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN. Two further degrees were earned at University of Illinois, Urbana. Dr. Culver served on the faculties of Concordia University, River Forest, IL; De Paul University, Chicago; Kansas Wesleyan, Salina, KS; and Capital University in Columbus, from which he retired in 1988. He served numerous congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as Interim Pastor. Member of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Clark State Road, Gahanna, where his Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to the time of service. Bishop Suzanne Dillahunt presiding. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST CHAPEL, 1051 E. Johnstown Road, Gahanna. Clergy are invited to wear vestments. The color will be white. Private entombment will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to Capital University or Trinity Seminary, 2199 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43209. Please visit to send messages of condolence to his family. - See more at:

Potlucks to End Hunger on November 21

Potlucks to End Hunger is hosting the "World's Largest Potluck" on November 21st.  In conjunction with that event, faith leaders will descend on the Statehouse on November 18th for a press conference and legislative meetings. We need you! Come on out and stand with us against hunger in our communities. Please arrive at 9:30 for the press conference and head to the Ladies Gallery in the Statehouse (ask the guard as you enter).   

After the press conference, we will meet with a handful of legislators to discuss hunger in your communities. Legislative meetings will run from 11:00am until mid afternoon.  

“We are grateful for all of the generosity that pours out at this time of year, but we pray and challenge our state leaders to prioritize ending hunger in 2016,” Bishop Dillahunt says. “Through public leadership, and our partnership, we can eradicate hunger in Ohio.”

If you are interested in attending, or would like more information email

In Service, 

Nick Bates, Diaconal Minister
Southern Ohio Synod Public Policy Ministry

B.R.E.A.D - Building Responsibility Equality and Dignity

BREAD'S 2016 Officers

Co-President:  Apostle La Fayette Scales, Rhema Christian Center

Co-President:  Rev. Eric Moehring, Faith Lutheran

Vice President:  Rev. Joel Miller, Columbus Mennonite

Treasurer:  Noel Williams, First Unitarian Universalist

Recording Secretary:  Ben Gibbons, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic

Corresponding Secretary:  Rev. June Wilkins, Gethsemane Lutheran

Bread Leaders 

Over 400 network members attended the BREAD Assembly on  November 16th at Christ the King where we heard an update on the "Care, Not Crisis" campaign.  The Assembly heard personal stories which highlighted the top problem areas raised in our Listening Process: 1) Crime 2) Jobs/Economic Opportunity 3) Education 4) Youth & Family.  The Assembly voted to determine which area would be focused on in 2016.  Jobs and Economic Opportunity received the highest votes.

Thanks to the following Faith members who attended this meeting:  Rich Kuhn, Dorrie Mayer, Carol Barber, Alec McArthur, Jodie Martin Oiler, Jeff Cirelli, Herb Scholes, Leroy Pherigo, Angela Biller, Alice Appel and Pastor Eric.    

For more information, please read the accomplishments of BREAD during 2015 in the article below. 



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Advent and Christmas Worship Opportunities


Friday, November 27

     Assemble and decorate large Christmas tree.  Coffee and doughnuts provided. 

Saturday, December 19

     5:00 - Potluck Parish Christmas Dinner.  Bring a dish to pass. 

Sunday, December 20

    Caroling after the 10:15 service.  Pizza will be served before caroling.  .

 December 24 - Christmas Eve

  • 4:00 - Family Carol Service including carols, sermon, and Holy Communion
  • 8:00 - Christmas Service including carols, children's message, sermon, Holy communion, bells, and choir. .  Special music begins at 7:30.

January 3

  • Chilldren's Christmas Program - 10:15 AM 

Quilts created by Faith Quilters


Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Letter

In light of the events that occurred in Paris last weekend, the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has distributed a letter expressing their concern for the Syrian refugees and the state of terrorism in the Middle East.   

Click on the link below for the letter.

LSS Needs Help with Thanksgiving Dinners!

 LSS needs your help with providing Thanksgiving dinners to those in need.  Please review the following flyer and determine if you can assist with food items or can provide monetary assistance.  Make a difference for someone in need during the holidays!! 

LSS flyer

First English Meals

Faith Lutheran prepares and serves breakfast for people living in the central city on the fourth Sunday of each month at First English Church.  Please contact Dave or Mary Garvin if you would like to help out.

Pictured below is Mary Garvin with other helpers at a First English block party.

 First English - block party

Faith Lutheran Recognizes Five Members

 Faith Lutheran Congregation recognized five members who demonstrated outstanding leadership and support during the renovation of the sanctuary.  They are from L to R:  Larry Allen, Teri Allen, George Pymer, Jim Wille and Rich Kuhn.

Their responsibilities included planning the renovation, working with the contractor and architect, raising the funds, communicating progress during the lengthy renovation, and providing support to the entire congregation during the tear down and rebuilding.  Thanks to these individuals for their time, expertise, and their devotion to Faith Lutheran.   

Renovation Celebration Recognition

Sunday School Participates in Project Linus

 Patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital will beenjoying the warmth and comfort of sixty new fleece blankets recently completed by elementary and high school Sunday School students, parents, and staff of Faith Lutheran.   In the fall,  Faith Lutheran Sunday School students decided to sponsor Project Linus, a non-profit organization which provides homemade blankets to children in need at local hospitals.

 Linus project 2014 group



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