Philadelphia Latvian Lutheran Church

The Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John

Category: Church News

  • Lecture on Latvian Culture and Democracy

    Libraries Today: A Conversation about Culture and DemocracyTalk and discussion with Dagnija Baltiņa, Director of Special Collections at the National Library of Latvia & 22-23 & Ford Foundation Mason Presented by The Latvian Society Date and time Sat, March 18, 2023, 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM EDT Location The Latvian Society of Philadelphia 531 North 7th Street…

  • The Holidays In Pictures

    Our congregation has enjoyed being able to celebrate, pray, and worship in person together this holiday season after having been apart during COVID. Here are a few photos of highlights.

  • Ladies Luncheon

    On January 8th men of our church hosted a luncheon dedicated to the ladies of our congregation. Most Sundays our church has a luncheon after the service, and these are usually prepared by the women of the church. This luncheon is meant to thank them for all their work. The pulled pork and desa (sausage)…

  • Dec 18 Concert Cancelled

    We regret that the Christmas concert planned for December 18, 2022 has been cancelled, but please join us for our weekly worship service on  December 18 at 11:00 am when there will be a service of song and word. Soloist: Julia Plostniece, Gunta Plostniece, organ.Fellowship after service.

  • Layman’s Course Certificates

    On the first Sunday of Advent, November 27, Māctītaj Gija Galiņa presented certificates to Silvija Mežgailis, Ruta Ore and Māra Buks for completion of LELBA’s Layman’s Courses.  The classes were held from March through May, of 2022.  Thank you Silvija, Ruta and Mara for your service to our congregation!

  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, November20, was Mirušo Piemiņas Dienu.   During the service we honored the memory of eleven sisters and brothers in Christ who went to the Lord in 2022. Ruta Ore lit a candle as each name was read by Pastor Gija Galiņa. Their flames burned brightly in a circle by the altar, reminding us that love…

  • Peace Lights

    On December 11 at 11:00 a.m. our Latvian School students and families will join our congregation for an Advent service. It will include sharing the Peace Light, a continuous flame originating in the grotto of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem. The light is shared person to person throughout the world with a message of peace and…

  • Work Day at The Church

    Saturday, November 5, a group gathered at the church to clean up leaves, bushes, and vines while enjoying great fellowship together. We especially appreciated the delicious lunch break by Sylvija M and Inta E. While most of us are pictured in the photo, some are missing including Andris M (hiding in the back), Wes O,…

  • Concert “Mūzikas gaismā” Sep. 24, 2022

    Renowned artists – violinist Una Tone and pianist Rudolfs Ozolins – will perform at our Church on Saturday, September 24, at 2 o’clock. All are welcome with a donation of $35 by adults. Please join us to enjoy this lovely concert.