About Faith Lutheran Church
|Faith Lutheran Church has been
part of the Arlington Heights community since 1947.
Statement of Faith
We believe in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that all who believe in Christ's atoning sacrifice are saved.
We believe that our Lord is calling Faith to be partners with Him in the
area of Arlington Heights and to make a special place in our hearts and
congregation for children and families. We will focus our ministries
towards children and their needs of heart, body, mind and soul. In
reaching children, we will also share the love of God with their
Faith Lutheran is a church that partners
with Christ in the building of His Kingdom. We invite you to be part of a church that
builds faith, hope, and love in the lives of people.
Our Motivations (Values)
In 1947, the winds of hope and promise
drift across the country. College Enrollment soars to an all-time high of 6.1 million as
more than 4 million returning veterans use their new opportunities for education, housing,
and business provided by the GI Bill of Rights. Miracle on 34th Street premieres, Frank
Sinatra, Doris Day and Perry Como lead the way on the hit parade, and A Streetcar Named
Desire opens on Broadway. The average salary in America is $2,589. Sugar rationing ends,
sparking an enormous increase in ice cream consumption. In Arlington Heights, Faith
Lutheran Church is established, and the new congregation holds its first service at the
Arlington Heights Field House on February 23. A week later, Sunday School classes meet for
the first time. The church is named Faith Church on March 3, and officers are
elected. Pastor Edgar Behrens is installed as pastor on September 14, preaching his first
sermon a week later on Sunday, September 21. On Palm Sunday in 1948, the first
Confirmation class is confirmed. On June 13, ground is broken at the site of the new home
of the church, and on September 13 the cornerstone of the church is set in place. On
September 25, 1949, the new Faith Lutheran Church is dedicated. An education building is
added to the church in 1960. Further remodeling was done in 1966 and again in 2000 to
modernize the educational building and sanctuary. In
2004, the Rev. Thomas Sanders was called as the Director of Growth and Renewal. In 2006, Pastor Tom was
officially installed as our Pastor. Today we enjoy the winds of hope and promise again, as we communicate the
love of God as it is manifest in His Son, Jesus Christ, and share this love through our actions with all people
Faith Lutheran Church's national
affiliation is with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), English District. The LCMS,
with headquarters in St. Louis, numbers 6500 congregations in the United States. Through
our affiliation with LCMS, we support mission work in 35 foreign countries and train
pastors, missionaries, church workers, and teachers to staff the largest Protestant system
of parochial grade schools and high schools in the United States.
Faith offers many opportunities for young
and old to join in fellowship, have fun and to feel good about sharing the Lord's message
with one another.
Frequently Asked Questions
|Here are the answers to some
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Faith Lutheran Church and the teachings of the
Lutheran Faith in general.
As a visitor,
will I be introduced during the service?
As a visitor, will I be
introduced during the service?
Are there accommodations
for families with young children?
accommodations for the hearing and visually impaired?
Who may take Communion?
How do I become a member of Faith Lutheran Church? Rite of Confirmation - for those who have never been confirmed in the Lutheran Church.
Rite of Confirmation - for those who have never been confirmed in the Lutheran Church.