Yucaipa, California
Faith Lutheran Church

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(Across from the Post Office)

Yucaipa, California 92399

12449 California Street, Yucaipa, CA 92399 (909) 790-1816

Office Hours: 9 am - Noon and 1-4 pm T-F

Sunday Service: 10:30 am
Thursday Chapel Service
: 6:30 p.m.

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Women's Groups
Photo Gallery
Study and Prayer
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Church Office

(909) 790-1816
Monday - Friday
9 am - Noon
1-3 pm



Our Mission:  "Living a life of Faith, we share the joy of the Gospel, gathering people hungry for Christ's hope, love, and healing."

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A Brief History

Faith Lutheran Church in Yucaipa was founded in September 1949 under Pastor Robert Rismiller.  Initially, the congregation met in the Women’s Club, and, for a time, in a local mortuary.  The first purchase of property on the present site was made in 1951.  Over the next decade, additional property was purchased as the congregation utilized the old Parish Hall and other housing on the site.  The present sanctuary was completed in 1965 and further construction took place when the first floor of the Parish building was erected in 1979.  It was at that time that the Day Care Center was opened in an effort to further serve the community.  The second floor of the Parish Building, including the expansive Faith Fellowship Hall, stage, and kitchen, was completed during the next decade.  In recent years, Faith Lutheran Church has made a significant impact on the local community with its Food Pantry which provides food for those in need two Saturdays every month.

Pastors who have served Faith Lutheran Church as primary or associate pastor include the founder, Rev. Robert Rismiller, Rev. Robert Kerstetter, Rev. Aaron Plueger, Rev. Dr. George Roleder, Rev. Ray Johnson, Rev. Paul Jorstad, Rev. Larry Wagner, Rev. Tim Drom, Rev. Patrice Nordstrand, Rev. Ken Severa, Rev. Patricia Hoenshell, and Rev. Jan Womer.  Many intern pastors trained at Faith Lutheran, as well. Rev. Elizabeth Thayer currently serves as Pastor at Faith.



Full Lent Schedule 2014

"What We Talk About When We Talk About God"

Lenten Soup Supper and Study

Thursdays beginning with soup at 6 p.m.
Study begins at 6:30 p.m. with an Informal Worship at 7 p.m.

March 13--YouTube, Rob Bell on his book "What We Talk About When We Talk About God"
Making an Anglican Rosary/Prayers

March 20--Images of God through Art and Nature Evening Prayer - ELW (Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

March 27--Talk of God from an Old Testament Perspective
Contemplative Prayer

April 3--Our Own Hermeneutics (How where we come from determines how we talk about God)
Evening Prayer - BCP
(Book of Common Prayer)

April 10--Wrap-up - A Walk through Holy Week
Praying in Color

Rev. Elizabeth Thayer


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