First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odenton


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This Past Week's Sermon:  Servant of All  Listen
 Mark 10:35-45 


Seder Service with Meal

On March 29th beginning at 6PM we will hold a Seder meal ceremonial celebration of the Passover, the miraculous exodus from Egyptian slavery more than 3,000 years ago. The Seder is a feast that includes reading, drinking wine, telling stories, eating special foods and singing.

See church narthex for sign-up.

Altar Flowers

Because of the solemn season of Lent, we will not place flowers on the altar during the month of March. Watch the church bulletin if you are interested in purchasing lilies for the altar for Easter. The flowers will be used to decorate the altar and may be taken home after the second service.

Resurrection Walk for CAP


Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 12:00-3:00pm

Bake Sale  - Lunch Sale

This a FREE family event for all ages This family program invites children and adults to walk the path that Jesus walked. Small groups of people walk to 12 sites for activities that relate to the Passion event.

At each station, their senses are engaged through experience-focused activity that teaches the biblical Passion account.

Site activities include:

  • Tasting Passover foods and learning about the Lord’s Supper.
  • Praying with an olive garden owner who tells about the Garden of Gethsemane.
  • Touching a crown of thorns and seeing a whip to imagine the true pain of Jesus’ trials and suffering.
  • Listening to an angel and Mary, wife of Clopas, report about Jesus’ resurrection.
  • Petting a real live donkey
  • One Act Play of the Trial of Jesus
  • and much more.

Donations will be accepted for the Christian Assistance Program (CAP) food pantry.

Christian Assistance Program (CAP) / Food Pantry

During the month of March, CAP will be collecting rice. A basket is located at the bottom of the sanctuary steps to collect donations. You can donate cash in honor or in remembrance of someone. There are cards on the bookcase in the Fellowship Hall to complete and mail to our CAP address, 1239 Murray Rd., Odenton, MD 21113. Letters are sent out to the recipients or their families acknowledging these gifts.

Special Events in March

March is Executive Board emphasis month.

1 – Ladies’ Nite Out (6:30 pm)
1 - Prayer Group (1 pm)
1 – Prayer Shawl Group (7 pm)
2 – World Day of Prayer
2 – Red Cross Blood Drive (12:30-6 pm)
4 – Third Sunday in Lent
4 – Voters Meeting (between services)
5 – Ladies’ Auxiliary Meeting (6:30 pm)
6 - Confirmation (6 pm)
6 - Interesting Topics (7 pm)
7 - Meal & Lenten Service (6:30 pm)
7 – Choir Rehearsal
8 – Prayer Group (1 pm)
8 – Prayer Shawl Group (7 pm)
10 – Ladies and Youth to sew Tote Bags (9 am) 11 – Daylight Savings 11 – Fourth Sunday in Lent
12 – Planning Council (7pm)
13 – Confirmation (6 pm)
13 - Interesting Topics (7 pm)
14 - Meal & Lenten Service (6:30 pm)
15 - Prayer Group (1 pm)
15 - Prayer Shawl Group (7 pm)
17 – Men’s Breakfast (9 am)
17 – St. Patrick’s Day Event (4 pm)
18 – Fifth Sunday in Lent
20 – First Day of Spring
20 – Interesting Topics (7 pm)
21 – Meal & Lenten Service (6:30 pm)
22 - Prayer Group (1 pm)
22 – Prayer Shawl Group (7 pm)
25 – Palm Sunday
29 – Maundy Thursday
29 – Seder Meal (6:30 pm)
30 – Good Friday, Tenebrae Service (7 pm)
31 – Resurrection Walk (12-3 pm)

Vacation Bible School


Keep your eyes on the Monthly Newsletter and Church Bulletins for more news about the annual meeting for VBS Staffing and planning! We need to start now to get ready for a great time in VBS! The meeting is when we choose the date, and get the awesome staff signed up!

There is always room for more and especially new persons to help out with this ministry! So if you have helped in the past or have never tried it before, we'd love to see you at the Meeting, tentatively scheduled for late Feb - mid March!

If you have questions or want to reserve your job, please call or email Liz Lueth or Ursula PInckney!

Thanks for your consideration of serving the Lord this summer!

Lutheran Mission Society

For February and March we will be collecting the following items for Lutheran Mission Society Compassion Centers to be given out to the needy that come into their centers. A bin will be available in the Narthex for your donations.

Basic Blessing Bag:

  • Wash cloth
  • Soap/shower gel
  • Tooth brush (in original packing)
  • Tooth paste - Travel size
  • Nail clippers
  • Comb
  • Emory Board
  • Shampoo- Travel Size
  • Deodorant
  • Hand Lotion
  • Hand Sanitizer
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This week's events...

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Prayer Group 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Group 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 25, 2018
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, March 27, 2018
Confirmation Classes 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Interesting Topics 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Choir Rehearsal 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Prayer Group 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Seder Service with Meal 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Group 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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