First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odenton


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 John 14:23-31 


Call Committee

The Call Committee, which consists of the Board of Elders and the Church President, has begun the procedure for securing a new pastor for First Lutheran. We have met with FELC’s Circuit Counselor, and will be meeting with the District President as soon as he is available.

After our meeting with the President, we will brief the congregation on the path forward, and will ask the congregation to vote on how we will fill the vacancy before a new pastor is installed. Options include using a vacancy pastor, who would mainly be available for Sunday Services, or hiring an intentional interim pastor, who would be under contract and available “24/7.”

More information will be provided after we have met with the President. In the meantime, please contact Dave Morse (952-212-0729 / or Noah Hayward (443-831-4900 / with any questions, if you would like to help the Call Committee, or if you would like to provide the names of any pastors you would like to nominate for consideration of FELC making a call to.

Coach and Pandora Bingo

Glen Burnie Elks Lodge, June 17, 2016
878 Stevenson Road, Severn, MD
Doors open 5:30 pm -- Bingo starts at 7:00 pm
Tickets $22.00 in advance/$25.00 at the door
Extra bingo packet for tickets purchased prior to June 10th (a $5.00 value)
For more information contact Amanda Mencik (443-370-6419)
or Jean Mencik (443-995-9824)

VBS 2016

By Donna Van Dine

Vacation Bible School will be held the week of 20-24 June 2016. There is much help needed. All positions are available. Please plan to attend our VBS planning meeting on May 8th after early service in the church basement. If you have questions or if you are interested in helping but cannot attend, contact Donna Van Dine at or 410-551-0889 or Ursula Pinckney at or 443-995-2035.

Ushers Needed!

Several people stepped up to our call for new ushers for the 8:00 service. However, at the same time others who have served needed to step down. So we are still looking for additional ushers. If you are willing to be responsible for being the usher one Sunday per month or would like to serve as a substitute or backup usher, please contact Steve Mencik at or 410-672-5859. Training will be provided.

Christian Assistance Program (CAP)

By Donna Van Dine

During the month of May, CAP will be collecting canned fruit, and for the month of June, CAP will be collecting macaroni and cheese. A basket is located at the bottom of the sanctuary steps to collect donations for our food pantry. If you want to donate in another way, 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 May and June

May 2016

May is Youth Emphasis Month

3 –Coffee Talk (7:00 pm)
4 –Ladies Auxiliary Meeting (6:30 pm)
5 – Ascension of the Lord
5 – National Day of Prayer
5 –Ladies’ Prayer Group (1:00 pm)
8 – Mother’s Day
8 – VBS meeting (9:00 am)
10 –Coffee Talk (7:00 pm)
12– Ladies’ Prayer Group (1:00 pm)
14 – Ladies’ Auxiliary Flea Market
14 – Farewell to Pastor & Family (4:00-7:00 pm)
15 - Pentecost
15 – Confirmation (11:00 am)
17 – Coffee Talk (7:00 pm)
19 – Ladies’ Prayer Group (1:00 pm)
21 – Armed Forces Day
21 – Ladies’ Gathering
22 – Trinity Sunday
24 – Coffee Talk (7:00 pm)
26 – Ladies’ Prayer Group (1:00 pm)
29 – Last day of Sunday School
30 – Memorial Day
31 – Coffee Talk (7:00 pm)

June 2016

June is Worship Board Emphasis Month

7 – Coffee Talk
14 – Coffee Talk (7:00 pm)
14 – Flag Day
17 – Purse Bingo (5:30 pm)
19 – Father’s Day
20 – First Day of Summer
21 – Coffee Talk (7:00 pm)

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This week's events...

Sunday, May 29, 2016
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, May 31, 2016
Coffee Talk 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, June 01, 2016   
Sunday, June 05, 2016
Blended Service 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Traditional Service 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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