OUR MISSION VALUES
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.
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.
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.
News, Events & Celebrations
The office at Faith Lutheran Church has re-opened!
Office hours: M-Th from 9AM to 1PM.
Faith Lutheran Church will remain closed to meetings due to the Covid-19 Pandemic until further notice.
Faith Lutheran Church has re-opened for Sunday services!
Worship Service for Sunday, August 2nd:
When: 9:30 AM
Where: Faith Lutheran Church
This Sunday’s worship will be OUTSIDE with communion.
We will reserve the first row of parking for people that would like to stay in their vehicle.
Worship will also be available Online using FLC’s Facebook Group account.
Click here or on the Facebook icon at the bottom of the page under “Connect With Us” to join our online service.
After our Outdoor Worship we will BBQ! The BBQ will start at 11 AM. Bring a chair, hat, sunscreen and any outdoor games you may have. Donations will go to the Scholarship Fund. Eat here or take home.
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.