God works in profound and mysterious ways. The genesis of Faith Lutheran Church, a “mission in formation,” was the disruption of life as usual in the life of another large Lutheran Church. Without seeing a clear path to reconciliation, the seed was sown to create a new entity of people who love the Lutheran expression of the Christian faith. Some folks decided to join already established churches but there were some of us who prompted by the Holy Spirit were inspired to begin something new. We do have a sense of being called out. We are a church in the “raw”. That is to say, we are free to assemble around God’s Holy Word and precious sacrament without the distractions that sometimes come from much larger congregations with a church building and larger budgets. We are filled with joy and gratitude that God in His mercy has allowed us to have this time together with Him at the center of all we do. Much like the early Christian church we hold fast to: “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:20 We are free to focus on Christ’s commands to love and serve God and our neighbor with weekly worship and our direct involvement with domestic, foreign, and local missions. Since we are a small church at this time, all are involved and experience a closeness to one another in mission. We are served by a variety of supply pastors from the NALC who lead worship and are on call for other needs.
We are not sure where God is leading us, but we love who we have become and want to be a blessing to the community of Wilmington.