Faith Lutheran Church of Shelton

Faith Lutheran Church  of Shelton

Who We Are

Welcome Home!

We have a saying around Faith Lutheran Church: “Welcome Home!” We say welcome home because this is a church of the God who welcomes all.

There’s a story in the Bible that Jesus tells about a father with two sons. The younger son makes off with half of the family fortune and spends it all on “wild living.” Tired, broke, and broken, he heads back home with his tail between his legs, ready to eat crow and take his lumps.

But here’s the thing: Jesus says that “while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” And the point of the story, Jesus says, is that God is like that father.

We say welcome home to one another because each one of us is the wayward child who has been welcomed home by a loving, gracious father. We say welcome home because we want you to experience the same transforming power and love of the God who created you, loves you, and has a purpose for your life. The Bible says that nothing can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus. This church is made up of people who cling to this promise with everything we’ve got.

If you’ve been wandering a bit; feeling lost or out of place; if you’re broken or beat up: Faith Lutheran wants to welcome you home.

May God bless you and have a good day!

Rev. Dr. Douglas Peterson, Pastor

Our Services

Service Times

  • 09:00am - Traditional Worship
  • 11:00am - Contemporary Worship

What to Expect

What are services like?
Our traditional service starts at 8:45am on Sunday morning. At this service we draw on the rich liturgical tradition of the Lutheran Church, but you don't have to be a Lutheran to appreciate the beauty, depth, and richness of our worship life. The service is meaningful and alive with elements of both ancient traditions and contemporary practices. Generally we change the musical setting with the changing of the church seasons. We have learned a variety of liturgical settings (music which we sing weekly in our service), including an African American Gospel setting, a setting by contemporary composer Marty Haugen called "Now the Feast and Celebration", and several other settings found in our new worship hymnal "Evangelical Lutheran Worship". We believe you will find the music we share each Sunday joyful and inspiring. What to expect at the 11:00 Contemporary Service -A warm, loving welcome where you know that you can come just as you are. -Dress tends to be casual. -Friendly for all ages - you may very well spot kids dancing to the music. -Worship music is led by a talented, spirited Praise Band which plays a variety of music from contemporary Christian pop to Gospel Honky Tonk -Lay leadership is especially important - every Sunday a different member of Faith welcomes visitors and leads the congregation in prayer -A special message just for children (and children at heart). -We hear God's word in Scripture and learn to apply it to our lives in the sermon. -We share Jesus' meal together each week

What is the community like?
We are a church that prides itself as being friendly and loving. We hope that when you come to our services you feel inspired and a part of our church family from the very beginning.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Don't worry. We have a class led by one of the Pastor's about what it means to come to worship here at Faith. We also have small groups that dig into the Bible and that is a great place to learn what it means to be a follower of Christ.


Doug Peterson
Senior Pastor


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