First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odenton


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Coach and PANDORA Bingo

By Amanda Mencik

Coach and PANDORA Bingo

Proceeds benefit First Evangelical Lutheran Church's 75th Anniversary Celebration and CAP Food Pantry.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Elks Lodge #2266: 878 Stevenson Road, Severn, MD 21144

Doors Open: 5:30 PM / Bingo Starts: 7:00 PM

Tickets: $22 in advance; $25 at the door.  Includes 20 Regular Bingo Games

Also available: King Tut, Raffles, Special Games

Purchase by April 10th and receive an extra Bingo Packet

For info or to purchase tickets: Amanda Mencik, (443) 370-6419 /

*Fundraiser is in no way affiliated with Coach or PANDORA Jewelry.  All prizes purchased separately.

Bingo Fundraiser

By Amanda Mencik

Don’t forget the Bingo Fundraiser on April 17 at the Elk’s Lodge opening at 5:30 pm. Coach Purses and PANDORA Jewelry are the prizes! All funds raised will go toward funding the 75th Anniversary Celebration in September. If you are interested in going to the bingo, but you are in need of a ride, please let Amanda know and she will coordinate for you to be there. Alternatively, if you are planning on going and don't mind picking up and driving home some fellow church members, should there be a need, please let Amanda know. We currently have a couple of willing drivers but may be in need of more. Thanks

All tickets include 20 games of regular bingo and a chance for a door prize. There will be three special games, raffles, and King Tut pull tabs, available for additional purchase.

This event is open to the public so feel free to invite family, friend, neighbors, coworkers, etc! Tickets are $22 if you reserve tickets ahead of time. Tickets are $25 if you purchase at the door. Purchasing early not only saves you some money but if you purchase by April 10th, you’ll receive an extra bingo packet as well!

Bingo will be held at Elks Lodge #2266 – 878 Stevenson Road, Severn, MD 21144. Doors open at 5:30 pm and Bingo starts at 7 pm. To reserve tickets: there will be a sign-up sheet in the narthex by the front door or you can call or email Amanda Mencik at (443) 370–6419,

Beautiful Olivewood Crafts

On April 19, 2015 after each service we will be hosting at the church fellowship hall a nice display of handmade olivewood religious articles from Bethlehem and Jerusalem available for purchase. These carvings include olivewood Nativity sets, crosses, Christmas ornaments, candle holders, angels and many other religious crafts that make nice wedding, baptism, confirmation, and Christmas gifts.

These carvings are handmade by Christian families in Bethlehem who rely on sales for their daily bread. For more than eight years those Christians have been enduring many hardships as tourism in Bethlehem has plummeted and access to other sources of income has been sharply restricted due to the ongoing conflict and the volatile war situation in the country. Many Christians left their homeland. The Christian population of the Holy Land went down from 30% in the last century to 1.8% today.

Please help support our Christian brothers and sisters in the town where Christ was born by purchasing their carvings. George Ghanem, an indigenous Christian from Bethlehem will be telling us the story of the Christians of the Holy Land and he will be presenting these carvings after the services.

Proceeds go to support Christian families from Bethlehem. It is never too late to help. The website showing the crafts is

Administrative Professionals' Day

By Jean McHenry

On Wednesday, 22 April, we celebrate all administrative professionals. If you’d like to mark the occasion with a gift or a card as a thank you to our administrative professional, Edie Warther, you are invited to do so. It’s always nice to be appreciated. Cards can be sent to Edie at the church address: 8397 Piney Orchard Pkwy., Odenton, MD 21113.  Or simply drop Edie a note of appreciation at or call her at 410-672-FELC (3352).

Smart Money Smart Teens

By Wayne Van Dine

Our teens (and children) aren't always receiving adequate instruction regarding "how to handle money." How will our teens obtain these basic money skills without being taught? Unfortunately, "the norm" appears to be that the financial and credit industries (who prey upon people who don't handle money well) want to promote "bad money habits" which benefit those institutions rather than benefiting our children.

On 25 April 2015, from 5:00-7:00 pm (in the Fellowship Hall) -- In an effort to better equip our teens to handle their finances, we invite our teens (and their parents) to attend a Smart Money Smart Teens information session. When properly equipped, our teens will be better postured to handle the monetary resources that God will entrust to them within their young adult life. This will benefit them, our local community, and society as a whole. Pizza and ice cream will be served as a part of this event. For any questions about this session, please contact Wayne Van Dine at, or 410-551-0889.

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This week's events...

Friday, April 17, 2015
Coach and Pandora Bingo 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Men's Bible Study and Breakfast 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Youth Group Car Wash 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Blended Service 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Sunday School 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Traditional Service 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Olivewood Crafts Sale 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Confirmation Class 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Coffee Talk 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, April 22, 2015   

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