Faith Lutheran Church Hamilton, Montana

Faith Lutheran Church is a family of God built on love: Worshiping, Welcoming, and Serving in Christ’s Name


All are welcome at Faith Lutheran in Hamilton

All Are Welcome

Jesus welcomed all people with no distinction. He taught, healed, ate, prayed, and wept with his friends—and so do we. Whether you come once or for a lifetime, you are fully welcome here, part of the family. You belong, just as you are.

Faith Lutheran in Hamiton Worship Service

Worshipping Together

We gather weekly for Sabbath, as have God’s people for millennia, to sing, pray, wrestle with God and others, and share a meal of forgiveness and freedom. We lean on ancient prayers and creeds and freely enjoy new styles and expressions of prayer and praise.

Service to Others

Service to Others

God provides all we need. Made in God’s image, we also provide for others near and far. From cups of coffee to quilts flown ’round the world to the Habitat House down the street, Faith’s members and friends answer the call to serve.

Upcoming Church Services


Worship Services for Sunday, July 21st:

When:    9:30 AM Worship Service

Where:  In-person worship will be held at Faith Lutheran Church and also streamed online via YouTube and Facebook.

Click here for the Sunday Bulletin.

Click here to go to Faith Lutheran on YouTube.

Click here to go to Faith Lutheran on Facebook.


News, Events & Celebrations


Annual Report, Calendars and Newsletters:

Click here for the July Faith Herald.

Click here for the January 26th Golden Group Scoop.

Click here for the July Calendar.

Click here for the 2023 Annual Report.



Quilting will be held at Faith Lutheran Church on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday of each month.  The next Quilting session will be held Wednesday, July 31st.

When: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

For more information, please contact Sandy Russ at 406-531-0424.


About the Pastor

How blessed I am, from where I’ve been to where I am.

Coming from Fairfield WA, my wife and I were blessed with the view of the rolling hills of the Palouse.  Never was there a bad view no matter where we went.  Like-wise, as we find ourselves now in the Bitterroot Valley, the view of the landscape is breathtaking.  Even before we arrived at Faith Lutheran here in Hamilton we were welcomed.  Since we have arrived, our welcome went from words, to actions of welcome with loving hearts and open arms to receive us, (and to help us carry many boxes and things into our new home).  Gwen loves returning to Montana, and I love being here as well.  We are blessed to be here.

I grew up a native flatlander from Newark Illinois, where my mom still lives on the farm I grew up on.  I was baptized on July 8, 1956, and subsequently confirmed my baptismal faith in Jesus Christ on June 13, 1971.  Helmer Lutheran Church was instrumental in nurturing and growing my faith.  After High School, I attended the Lutheran Bible Institute of Seattle and Wartburg Theological Seminary.  I continue meeting people where they are with the love of God through Jesus by the Holy Spirit—no matter where that is—at church, in my family, in our community, and in our world.  I am also, often times, meeting Jesus as I meet people where they are.  As a child of God, and throughout the years, it amazes me how big and how vast the family of God is.  We are indeed blessed by God’s amazing grace and love.

I am happily married to my wife Gwen of 32 1/2 years.  We are blessed with 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren. 

I am excited for the blessings the future will bring.