Faith Lutheran Church2020-04-02T12:28:54-07:00
Faith Lutheran Church

Who We Are

Faith Lutheran Church, located in Medford, OR, currently numbering 66 members, is a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS). The ELS is headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota. Originally founded by Norwegian Lutheran immigrants around 1850, it currently numbers 130 congregations in 18 states. Like most church bodies today, it is a melting pot of many backgrounds. The ELS supports Christian work in several countries abroad, including Peru, Chile, South Korea, and India.

What Is Our Mission?

Our mission is that which Jesus gave to the entire Christian Church: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you” (Matthew 20:18-20).

How Is The Mission of Jesus Christ Fulfilled Among Us?

  • We baptize according to Jesus’ command. If you or any of your family members are in need of baptism, we will provide instruction and preparation to receive this vital Christian sacrament.
  • We teach the Word of God, according to Jesus’ command. We do so in worship, in Sunday school and Bible class and by mutual encouragement as between friends.
  • We administer the Lord’s Supper for the confirmed membership of the congregation. (We offer Bible instruction for those interested in joining the congregation as communing members in joint confession of the Biblical faith. We want you to commune with us.)

Find Faith Lutheran Church

1773 S. Columbus, Medford, Oregon 97501
Tel: 541-816-4060

Click for COVID-19 Schedule

SERVICE TIMES – 2020
Divine Service –    11:15 a.m.
Bible Class-            12:30 p.m.

Church Calendar

Services Resume Sunday, May 17

Our Savior – 9:00 a.m.

Faith – 11:15 a.m.

GOOD NEWS!

THIS SUNDAY, MAY 17, WE WILL RESUME SERVICES. They will be at the regular times, 9:00 a.m. at Our Savior and 11:15 at Faith. No Bible Class at this time.

We will use the brief Office of Prime for the Easter Season, followed by Holy Communion.

There will be no “socializing.” Plan to arrive just before the service and plan on leaving immediately after. We will designate seats to maintain “social distancing” during the service. I will continue to record the services for those who cannot come or should not be out due to underlying medical conditions.

We are leaning it up to you to decide whether it is appropriate for you to be out and about. I must say that every day of our lives we trust in the Lord to provide for us. We take reasonable precautions in everything from the way we drive to how we care for our health and well-being. Whether it is from COVID-19 or some other illness, we will eventually reach the end of this life and exchange this mortal for immortality, so while we are prudent, we do not live in fear. So use sanctified good sense to decide whether you will attend or not.

If you are not able to attend, or consider it unwise, work with me to be sure that you continue to receive the Word and sacrament.  I will continue to shepherd you!

I have been in regular receipt of information from the State of Oregon, and have received confirmation that we are officially in “Phase 1” of reopening. You can find information here: https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon#countyStatuses

Here is the official description:

  • Phase 1
  • First reopening stage, allowed in specific counties that qualify. Includes limited reopening of restaurants and bars, personal services, gyms, and malls. Gatherings of up to 25 people allowed for recreational, social, cultural, civic or faith events – with physical distancing requirements.

Our regular attendance in Medford does not exceed 25. In Grants Pass we are usually about 30, but I do not expect that everyone will attend. If there are more than 25, we can put chairs up in the narthex, which qualifies as a different room.

Masks are not addressed in the state guidelines, but I will wear one when I am close to someone, as in serving Holy Communion.

Cordially and prayerfully, in Christ,

Pastor Bryant