First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odenton


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This Past Week's Sermon:  The King and his Kingdom  Listen
 Matthew 25:31-46 


Altar Flowers

By Jean McHenry


2: Bev & Buford Hansberger in memory of Cindy, Rosanna and Lori


16: Susie Family in honor of Bill & Debbie’s 19th anniversary.

23: Normalee Foat in memory of Darrel

30: Keisha & Noah Hayward for Thanksgiving

Christian Assistance Program (CAP)

By Jean McHenry

During November, the CAP program will be collecting canned vegetables (green beans, corn, peas, etc.).

CAP is busily taking registrations for the 200 food baskets we will give out for Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you’d like to donate towards this effort, please send your donation to Christian Assistance Program, 1239 Murray Rd., Odenton, MD 21113. If you’d like to make a gift donation in honor of someone as a Christmas gift, use same address and include the name and address of the honoree so we can notify them of this gift from you. Many thanks for your support.

Special Events in November

November is Community Services Board emphasis month.

2 - Stewardship Chili Cookoff & Apple Pie Contest 4-7 pm / All Saints’ Day / Daylight Saving Time Ends

8 - Craft Fair, 9 am—2 pm

9 - Flag Raising Ceremony & Potluck 12:15 pm

11 - Veterans' Day

23 - Last Sunday of the Church Year

26 - Thanksgiving Eve Service, 7 pm

27 - Thanksgiving Day

30 - Advent begins

Planning Council Minutes of October 13, 2014

Condensed from Jan Perez's minutes

  • Scouts invited youth on October 26th Haunted Trail outing
  • 14 youth showed up on Movie Night
  • Leigh Lebkicker and JB Jaeger researching what activities our youth are interested in.
  • 75th Anniversary Committee deciding on agenda.
  • Flea Market profits from 10/18 event will go towards Anniversary celebration.
  • Girl Scout Troop 278 to meet on first and third Sundays in the church basement from 6-7:30 pm. Church activities take priority if conflicts occur.
  • Margie Mallary will temporarily be in charge of making sure boards are able to handle coffee hours. Bulletin ad will ask for a volunteer to be in charge of this.
  • “Money and Your Child” Seminar to be held at church. Dates will follow. Thrivent will hold an-other seminar in February.
  • Scouts will hold outdoor clean-up of our church grounds the first week in November.
Ladies’ Auxiliary Christmas Dinner

By Jean McHenry

The Ladies’ Auxiliary is having their annual Christmas get-together at Osaka Grill in the Crofton Shopping Center, 1665 Crofton Center, Crofton, Maryland on Route 3. If you’d like to join us on Monday, 1 December at 6:30 pm please sign up on the Christmas Dinner sheet located on the bulletin board at the bottom of the sanctuary steps.

Everyone will pay for their own meal, Adults $10.99, Seniors $9.44, Children 6-10 years $6.50 and Children 3-6 years $4.59. The Osaka Grill is an all-you-can-eat experience located near the K-Mart and Dollar Store in the shopping center. They serve Japanese/Chinese/American cuisine. Ask to join the First Lutheran group when you get there. Please leave your own tip. You don’t have to be an auxiliary member to come, just join us and enjoy the fellowship.

Ladies who have a secret pal are encouraged to bring their Christmas gift to the dinner as it’s the time for your secret pal to be revealed. You must give thought as to whether you want to enroll for a secret pal for the upcoming year. See Secret Pal article in the News Section.

Secret Pal Program

By Jean McHenry

Every year at the auxiliary Christmas Dinner (December 1 this year), ladies who wish to participate draw names for a “secret pal”. All through the year the secret pals are requested to remember the person whose name they drew with little gifts anonymously. Gifts are usually left in the narthex near the sink. The gifts could be for a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s day, Easter, get well, thinking of you, etc. This year we will again offer the “Secret Pal” program for those who wish to participate. If you have questions, please contact Linda Vitchock, 410-987-1043 or who has generously agreed to handle the program again this year.

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This week's events...

Sunday, November 23, 2014
Blended Service 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Sunday School 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Traditional Service 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Confirmation Class 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Coffee Talk 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Thanksgiving Eve Service 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Thanksgiving Day 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Church Office Closed 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday, November 28, 2014
Church Office Closed 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Blended Service 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Sunday School 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Traditional Service 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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