Welcome to Faith Lutheran Church
1364 Washington St.
Andover, Iowa 52701
1364 Washington St.
Andover, Iowa 52701
We are a welcoming people of God striving to reflect Jesus Christ's love, grace, and are open to the work of the Holy Spirit.
Join us on Sunday mornings!
Sunday School at 8:45 a.m.
Worship at 10:00 a.m.
The beginning of Faith Lutheran Church started in 1946, when adults and teenagers participated in Sunday School. Due to the absence of a church building, Sunday School was held at the old depot, old city hall fire station, dance hall and a home. Faith Lutheran Church grew out of the prayers and concerns of devoted people who believed a
The beginning of Faith Lutheran Church started in 1946, when adults and teenagers participated in Sunday School. Due to the absence of a church building, Sunday School was held at the old depot, old city hall fire station, dance hall and a home. Faith Lutheran Church grew out of the prayers and concerns of devoted people who believed a church was a necessary part of the community. On December 20, 1949, 13 people representing nine families, met at a home to consider organization. This home was renovated and became a place of fellowship and living quarters for the minister.
In April 1951, ground was broken to build the church structure on 3 1/2 acres of land on the edge of town. The dedication of the new church was held on September 14, 1952. Through the years, many improvements and changes to the building have been made possible because of the committment and generosity of the disciples of Faith.
“Praise and thanks be to God for His grace and His presence in all our past, present, and future endeavors.”
At Faith Lutheran Church, we believe that we are freed by God’s unconditional love in Jesus Christ that is freely given to all of creation. You are unconditionally loved by God, so am I, and so is everyone else, and in this amazing love there is freedom! All of our other beliefs and values as a Church body comes from this understanding of God and the world God has made.
Mid-Week Advent services will begin on Wednesday, November 29th at 1pm followed by a light lunch. Each Wednesday evening of Advent, Anthony will be hosting a time of devotion, prayer, a message, and maybe a little singing via our church’s Facebook Live. You can eat your soup at home while you watch!
Join us for a fun morning of caroling to our homebound members on
Saturday, December 16th. We will meet at the church at 9am.
The winter solstice is the longest night and the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere. For many, the lack of daylight intensifies other suffering. The weight of depression grows heavier when light is scarce. We get stressed out when out calendars fill with extra social obligations. We mourn for those who have died. The message of Christmas is
specifically sent for those in pain and suffering. It is not that “all is merry and bright.” Rather, it is the abiding truth that God seeks to be with us, even when we are “blue.”
Join us for our Blue Christmas Service on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 12 p.m. If you know of someone who may be hurting, bring them with you!
Join us on December 17th as the youth of Faith share the story of Jesus’ birth
during worship at 10 a.m.!
Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, therefore, our 10 a.m. worship will be an Advent worship service. A candlelight service will be held later at 4 p.m.
A pre-recorded Christmas Day
Service will be posted to our Facebook page Christmas morning.
Sunday School is held on Sunday mornings September -May at
8:45 a.m. for children 3 years of age through 6th grade.
S.T.U.F.F (Sunday Teens Under Faith Formation) is held for confirmation and high school students on Sunday morning at
Women of the church who meet monthly for Sharing/Caring Circle, participate in many community service projects, and sew quilts September though April.
Inter-generational mission trips are held each year. Every other year, our group travels to an area of the country that is in need. The opposite years, a mini-mission trip is held at Camp EWALU.
Held every second Sunday of November. We serve ham and Kalmes' Chicken, carrots, mashed potatoes, salads and desserts.
We value compassion, kindness, and acceptance. We believe in treating others with respect and dignity, regardless of their beliefs or backgrounds.
Non-perishable food items are collected and distribute to Elvira and Preston food pantries a few times a year.
The Stewardship Committee leads our members in planting and tending to our garden. Produce is available for members, the community, and is also taken to the homebound and The Victory Center.
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We love to have visitors, so feel free to worship with us on Sunday mornings!
1364 Washington Street, Andover, Iowa 52701, United States
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: Worship at 10am