Faith Lutheran Church Riverside
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Welcome to Faith!

Rev. Dr. Paul Wenz
Rev. Dr. Paul Wenz and our Faith Family welcome you to our church community (on campus and online)! We are a Christ-centered, Bible-believing church which is part of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS), located in Riverside, California.

At Faith, we have been carrying out a Gospel Ministry of sharing Jesus since 1937. You can check out our history from our special–75th Anniversary Celebration Booklet in 2012!

It is our mission to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all of God's children and connect them to the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12). We also recognize that Christians are to be a family of believers and so we want to build one another up in the Body of Christ to be more like Jesus each day! We extend a warm welcome to you and invite you to worship with us each Sunday.

Our Mission Statement  —  "Bringing God's Children Home"

Our Vision Statement"To support foster families and children impacted by abuse and neglect, giving them hope so they will know God's Loving Grace!"

Faith’s Sanctuary (indoor) Worship Services re-opened in April 2021. Sunday worship continues to be live-streamed! Worship at 9:00 AM inside and online at: Faith’s Facebook Page and on Faith’s YouTube Channel!

Faith currently has one service at 9:00 AM with live streaming at the same time. We no longer have any Covid restrictions, but attendees can wear masks if they want.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion may be received every Sunday.


~Faith Lutheran Church had hosted the Indonesian Lutheran Church (LCMS) from 2012 to 2016~

The Indonesian Lutheran Church at Faith has disbanded as of 2016


Upcoming Events at Faith:

  • April 24, 2022, 9:00 AM—Confirmation Sunday— Join us at church to celebrate the public confession of faith of our junior confirmands. NOTE—this is Pastor Wenz’ last Sunday at Faith as well, as he takes the call to Emanuel Lutheran in Santa Barbara in May.
  • April 16, 2022, 9:00-11:30 AM—Children’s Walk to Calvary and Easter Egg Hunt— Join us in front of the church to watch a reenactment f Jesus’ Passion, death and Resurrection, followed by Easter Egg hunts, candy and crafts for children of all ages!.
  • April 15, 2022, 12:00 and 7:00 PM—Good Friday Worship— Join us at church to remember Jesus’ crucifixion and why it was good for our salvation! These will be different services. The 7 PM service is a Tenebrae Service of Darkness.
  • April 14, 2022, 6:00 PM—Seder Supper dinner and Worship— Join us for a special Maundy Thursday remembrance of Jesus’ celebration of the Passover and institution of the Lord’s Supper. This is a dinner and worship service combined. We will go through the significance of the Passover with the celebration of communion at the end of the meal. An $8 donation is requested. Please call the church office to sign up by April 13th.
  • April 14, 2022, 1:00 PM—Maundy Thursday Worship— Join us at church to remember Jesus’ institution of the Lord’s Supper.
  • April 10, 2022, 9:00 AM—Palm Sunday Worship. Join us at church or online to celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the beginning of Passion Week.

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View previous Worship Services here. (Past archived worship bulletins)

Online Church Giving through Tithe.ly! All offerings are welcome and appreciated as we build God’s Kingdom together! Thank you for supporting this Gospel Ministry! Click the button below to give through our secure site.

We are located at 4785 Jackson St, Riverside, CA 92503

Office: (951) 689-2626

or: (951) 689-2627

e-mail: faithriverside@att.net

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