Category: Sermons

Forgive us our sins.

4th Sunday in The Lord’s Prayer, a 5-week series

Guest Preacher:  Pastor Ray Ranker
Chaplain, Lutheran Campus Ministry, University of Maryland
Senior Pastor, Hope Lutheran Church in College Park, MD

Accompanying Scripture:
Isaiah 43:18-25
Romans 5:6-10
Luke 11:1-4

Image: Briton Rivière – The Temptation in the Wilderness
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Thy Kingdom Come

2nd Sunday in The Lord’s Prayer, a 5-week series

Guest Preacher:
Rev. Dr. Graham F. Bardsley
Director of Pastoral Care
Virginia Hospital Center


Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 145
Luke 11:1-4


Image: Briton Rivière – The Temptation in the Wilderness
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Living Pentecost

God, in his birthing of the church at this first Pentecost event, did not erase our differences. What I believe in my entire being, is that god invites us to celebrate what makes us so unique and amazingly different.  

Being different is something that we do not need to ever fix. God joins us in the midst of our human messiness and continues to light a path for the prophets to lead the church. Today, that is you and that is me.

Guest Preacher: 
Deacon Christine P. Connell
Chief Executive Officer
Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area

Accompanying Scripture:
Acts 2:1-21


The Latin term Incurvatus in se means “to turn or curve inward on onesself.”  Martin Luther explained this state in his Lectures on Romans:

“Our nature, by the corruption of the first sin, [being] so deeply curved in on itself that it not only bends the best gifts of God towards itself and enjoys them (as is plain in the works – righteous and hypocrites), or rather even uses God himself in order to attain these gifts, but it also fails to realize that it so wickedly, curvedly, and viciously seeks all things, even God, for its own sake.”

How can we uncurve our hearts and open our arms to others?

Accompanying Scripture:
Acts 1:6-14
John 17:1-11

Image credit: Ron ron

Got Your Back

Charles Boyle and Jake Peralta are partners and best friends on the sitcom, Brooklyn Nine Nine. They always have each other’s backs, and this is especially true when Charles needs a Captain Latvia doll for his son for Christmas.

Pastor Kate explores their relationship and the connection to Jesus’ promise to the disciples to ask God the Father to send another Advocate to be with them forever.


Accompanying Scripture:
John 14:15-21


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Faith Lutheran Church

3313 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

703.525.9283 (Church)
703.525.1375 (Preschool)

Worship Times

8:00 AM (Traditional Service with Organ)
9:30 AM (Praise Service with Band)
11:00 AM (Blended - Piano and Organ)

We invite you to join us this Sunday.