Announcements

Men’s Steak & Eggs Breakfast

The Men’s Steak & Eggs Breakfast is this Saturday the 14th at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall.  Family and friends are welcome.

Be there … you won’t be disappointed!

Small Group In-Home Bible Study Forming

Starting Thursday, January 9th from 7 PM to 8 PM, Beckie and Mike Peterson will hold a small group Bible study in their home.  We will study the NT Letter to the Hebrews.  The study will run for about 12 weeks and is limited to 8-10 participants.

A sign up sheet is located on the bulletin board in the church entry foyer or contact Mike Peterson through our web form.

Angel Tree

FELC is collecting Christmas gift and food donations for families this year!  Angel Tree tags are posted in the narthex for pick-up.  Each tag reflects the due date: some are due December 8th while some are due December 15th.  Please place your gift or food donation in the area where the tags are located along with the tag.  The gifts should not be wrapped.

We appreciate the congregation’s continuous support of families during the holiday season!

Advent Meal Services

Join us Wednesday’s during December (the 4th, 11th and 18th) at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall as we gather around the word of God and share a meal together as we await and celebrate the coming of our Lord!

 

Altar Flower Chart

Interested in helping beautify the church and honoring your loved ones on their birthdays and anniversaries?  The 2020 Altar Flower Chart will be posted in December at the bottom of the the stairs to the sanctuary so that you can donate flowers for the upcoming year.

We have two vases of beautiful, professionally-arranged flowers each Sunday.  A vase costs $25 and is available for you to take home following the Sunday service.

For more information, contact Debbie Susie.

CAP Matching Donations

A congregation member has agreed to match any CAP donations made this holiday season up to $1000!  Please take advantage of this and consider giving to CAP at this time when they are providing turkey dinners to the less advantaged. 

Volunteer help is always needed as well

CAP Collecting Vegetables

CAP is collecting canned vegetables for the month of November.  Place your donations in the basket at the entrance to the church.

Pastor Lucas Witt Installation

As Pastor Witt has been called to become Missionary to Baltimore and Associate Pastor for Immanuel Lutheran Church, his installation has been set for Sunday, December 15 at 4 PM with a pot luck dinner to follow in the Fellowship Hall.

CAP Food Bank Delivery

From CAP: we will be receiving a couple of truckloads of food from the Anne Arundel County Food Bank this Friday, December 13th at 10 AM.  The trucks should arrive at the CAP Food Pantry (1215 Old Camp Meade Road in Severn) around 10 AM. As always, we will need help unloading the trucks and sorting through the donated items to check expiration dates. For planning purposes, we will also receive Food Bank deliveries on January 24 and February 21, both at 10 am.

Christmas Holiday Sharing Food Give-away   

Thurs, Dec 19  

9-11:30 AM:  5-7 able-bodied men to meet at the church at Severn Run and travel together to Walmart and Aldi’s to pick up the food, bring it back to the church, and unload trucks 

12-1 PM: volunteers to help pack the food into 180 bags  

Fri, Dec 20   

3-4 PM, 4-6 people to help bag turkeys 

4-7 PM, volunteers to assist with the food give-away (the first hour is usually the busiest and when we need the most help)  

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  Thanks in advance for your assistance. You are such a blessing to our community!  Thanks!  Amy (410) 733-6022  

A Message From the Pastor

December 13th, 2019


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Grace to you and peace from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The
eventfulness of the Advent Season continues as we have a lot going on this weekend.  Tomorrow morning at 9am is the Men’s Breakfast yearly steak and egg breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. After that, in the early afternoon, our Sunday School will be rehearsing for their Christmas program as they will be leading us in a readings and carols service on Dec 22.  This Sunday we will finish up our sermon series on John the Baptist by taking a look at Matthew 11:1-19 and talking about the clarity of God’s path for us in the midst of a confused world. In the afternoon, our Young Families Small Group will have its December meeting.  Also, at 4 pm Lucas Witt will be installed as associate pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in
Baltimore, and all are invited.  Wednesday is the last of our Midweek Meal Services, which means that Christmas is coming soon!  As always, we will have our 7 pm and 11 pm Christmas Eve services, but this year we will also have an additional 3 pm service!

As we look forward to celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus, let us also rejoice that he has come to restore all things, to bring peace and joy, to forgive our sins, and to reconcile us with the one who created us in the first place.

Would you pray with me?
Heavenly Father, you are the most high over all the earth, and you are exalted above all things. You are our light and our joy having done  marvelous things and making known your salvation through your Son, Jesus.  Strengthen our hearts that we might trust in you in an increasingly confused world. Lead us that we might always make a joyful noise to you. We pray this in the name of our Lord Jesus. Amen.

In Christ,
Pastor Alec

Upcoming Events

December


 

Sunday, December 15th

9:00 AM Coffee and Educational Hour

9:00 AM Confirmation Classes

10:30 AM Worship Service

Tuesday, December 17th

6:00 PM Confirmation

Wednesday, December 18th

6:30 PM Advent Meal Service (Fellowship Hall)

7:30 PM Choir Practice

7:45 PM Young Adults Small Group

Thursday, December 19th

1:00 PM Women in Prayer Small Group

Sunday, December 22th

9:00 AM Coffee and Educational Hour

9:00 AM Confirmation Classes

10:30 AM Worship Service

Wednesday, December 24th

3:00 PM, 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM Christmas Eve Worship Service

Sunday, December 29th

9:00 AM Coffee and Educational Hour

9:00 AM Confirmation Classes

10:30 AM Worship Service

 

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About Us

From its humble beginnings almost 80 years ago, First Evangelical Lutheran Church has brought the Gospel Of Jesus Christ to Odenton and the surrounding areas.

Come and join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM for worship as we come together in fellowship to grow as disciples of Jesus.