First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odenton


All are welcomed to join us in worshiping our Lord and Savior.



Community Outreach

The Community Services Board was formed to provide the public with a Christian image that reflects favorably upon the work of Christ and of the congregation as His instrument, the publicizing of the work of the congregation through various channels, and the general integration of the congregation’s work into the community in support of institutions and agencies established by the church and society in response to special human needs.

Jesus, remind me that when I give to others, I am really giving to You. Help me to share all that You have given me – my money, my possessions, my time, my talents, my love- with those who are in need. Amen.

Christian Assistance Program

The Christian Assistance Program (CAP) is a program under this board and is a cooperative ministry involving 12 Christian churches in our local area. We work together to provide food and clothes for the needy and cooperate in sponsoring the Red Cross blood drives. The local churches that make up CAP are:

Ark & Dove Presbyterian Church

Arundel Baptist Church

Delmont United Methodist Church

Emmanuel Baptist Church

Epiphany Episcopal Church

First Evangelical Lutheran Church

Gambrills Church of God

Macedonia United Methodist Church

Nichols Bethel United Methodist Church

Severn United Methodist Church

St. Joseph Catholic Church

The Church at Severn Run


Food Pantry & Clothes Closet

The CAP Food Pantry is now located at:

Severn United Methodist Church

1215 Old Camp Meade Rd. in Severn

Open to qualifying individuals on:

Tuesdays from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. &  Thursdays from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M.

 Donations to the Food Pantry from church FELC members are received in the CAP basket inside the front door of the expansion. Other churches also donate to the Food Pantry.

 The Clothes Closet is kept at:

Nichols-Bethel Methodist

1239 Murray Rd. in Odenton

Open on:

Tuesdays from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. & Thursdays from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M.

Donations to the Clothes Closet should be made at Nichols-Bethel in the rear of the church through the double doors and to the left down the stairs. Since storage space is limited, we ask that only in-season good serviceable clothing be donated.

When contemplating a holiday or memorial gift for someone, CAP has a program that you can donate to in their honor/memory. Look for the donor cards in the rack in the Expansion area. The gift received by CAP will be acknowledged to both the donor and the recipient (and it is tax deductible). (Great Christmas gift for your child’s teacher.)

CAP also makes up 175 Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for the poor in our area. We need your monetary donations for this effort. Checks can be made payable to our church, marked for CAP, and put in the regular offering.


Red Cross Blood Drives

CAP-member churches work with the American Red Cross to host blood drives at regularly scheduled intervals. Working within the community, the local churches band together to host blood drives at an interval of 56 days or greater to comply with Red Cross regulations. One donation can save up to 3 lives. These drives are open to the public, so even if you are unable to donate, please tell your friends and family. There is always a need for blood donations. First Evangelical Lutheran’s Blood Drive Coordinator is position is currently open. Working in conjunction with the CAP churches in the area, the blood drives are scheduled approximately every 56 days to provide donors a consistent schedule that complies with the waiting period eligibility.

General guidelines for donating:

Donors must be at least 17 years of age, 16 years of age in Maryland with parental consent, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. For further information, please contact the American Red Cross directly at 800.272.2048.

We also provide facilities for various outreach groups including, Alcoholics Anonymous and Adoptions Together through Anne Arundel County. Additionally, we provide facilities for many local scout troops.


Warm Your Heart, Volunteer at Augsburg

Volunteers are needed at Augsburg Lutheran Home (located near Liberty Rd. & the Beltway) for ongoing programs.

Friendly visitors, meal servers, escort residents to church services and activities, assistance with mailings are among the needs to be met by volunteers. Clerical experienced volunteers are needed for filing, gathering and assembling information. We have a special need for anyone with musical instrument or the piano or keyboard, especially for Sunday Church services. Flexible hours are available for weekdays, early evenings and weekends. For more information contact Rich Parron in the Volunteer Office (410) 486-4573 x147.

Find the joy of volunteering at Augsburg.

Address: Augsburg Lutheran Home and Village

6811 Campfield Road

Baltimore, MD 21207-4657



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