First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odenton

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Ladies Tea and Flowers

Ladies of All Ages!
Join us for an afternoon of tea and take home a potted flower.

 

May 27, 1:00-3:00 PM
 

FELC Fellowship Hall



Special Events in May

May is Worship Board Emphasis Month

1 - Confirmation (6 pm)
1 - Interesting Topics (7 pm)
2 – Choir Rehearsal (7:30 pm)
3 – National Day of Prayer
3 – Prayer Group (1 pm)
3 – Prayer Shawl Group (7 pm)
7 – Ladies Auxiliary Meeting (6:30 pm)
8 - Confirmation (6 pm)
8 - Interesting Topics (7 pm)
9 – Choir Rehearsal (7:30 pm)
10 - Ascension
10 - Prayer Group (1 pm)
10 - Prayer Shawl Group (7 pm)
13 – Mother’s Day
13 – Voters’ Assembly (9:30 am)
14 – Planning Council Meeting (7 pm)

15 – Confirmation Rehearsal and Pizza Party (6 pm)
15 – Interesting Topics (7 pm)
16 – Choir Rehearsal (7:30 pm)
17 - Prayer Group (1 pm)
17 – Prayer Shawl Group (7 pm)
19 – Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study (9 am)
19 – Flea Market (9 am-2 pm)
19 – Armed Forces Day
20 – Pentecost and Confirmation
22 – Interesting Topics (7 pm)
24 – Prayer Group (1 pm)
24 – Prayer Shawl Group (7 pm)
27 – Trinity Sunday
27 – Tea Party (1 pm)
28 – Memorial Day
31 – Prayer Group (1 pm)

 

 



Sunday School

By Ursula Pinckney

It's so hard to believe that another year of Sunday school is about to pause for a summer break. This was another year of learning about Jesus and his love and sacrifice for us. We were excited to greet our new Pastor and his family! Then having Mike & Kathy Schmidley step up and help out with the opening, including singing and music, was an unexpected blessing! The students and teachers in pre-school to 5th grade appreciated the great job they did and we want to thank them for all their efforts!

Thanks also go out to Ms. Susan, Ms. Alice, Ms. April, Ms. Brenda and Mr. Mike who worked as our regular teachers! Additional thanks for others who have served as substitutes, program directors, and helpers. Thanks to Pastor Fisher for leading our adult class in Bible Study.
 

A Sunday school is dependent upon faithful workers who want to see that the children of our church and the friends they may bring hear about the love of God our Father and Jesus his Son. So we pray a special blessing to these people as they shared their love, time and resources with the children of our church.

We would like to ask you to pray that the Holy Spirit guide future growth of our Sunday school and future teachers and helpers in the coming year. Mostly we'd like to encourage you and your children to invite others so that no one is unaware of the love and blessing God has for all of his children!



Confirmation Classes for 2017-2018

Confirmation classes for 7th and 8th grade students will begin in October for the 2017-2018 session, culminating on 3 June 2018 (Pentecost and Confirmation Sunday).

This year, Lesson 1: Introduction to Confirmation and to the 10 Commandments will be held on Sunday, 8 October and Tuesday, 10 October.

A detailed calendar of classes and lesson notebooks will be provided to each confirmand.

1st year confirmands will also receive a special Bible and Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanations.

Each class will be taught twice: on a Sunday and on a Tuesday, allowing each confirmand the opportunity to easily attend confirmation classes as well as school or other activities.

Parents of prospective confirmands are urged to contact Mike Petersen at 443-223-5884 or at maprlp@verizon.net to register their child or to obtain more information.



Craft Work Day

We’ll be sewing dresses for girls in Nicaragua.

Bring scissors, pillowcases, and trim.  June 16, 9am - 12pm.

For more information, contact Denise Bach @ 410-674-3182.



Vacation Bible School

GET READY FOR VBS 2018

Strap on your life jacket and get ready for a rip-roaring river ride with Splash Canyon: God's Promise on Life's Wild Ride.

June 18-22, 6:30-8:00 PM

Ages 4 to Adult welcome!

FELC invites the community to join in the learning and fellowship



Ladies on Fire for God Retreat/Campout

Ladies of all ages welcome.

Bring a friend!

June 29th (starting at 5 PM) to June 30th (ending at 11 AM)

Mallary Meadows (8384 New Cut Road)

Devotion, Campfire Sing-along Cast Iron Cooking, Chocolate Scavenger Hunt, Crafts and more

Reservations being accepted at bmargiex@mallary.net, please include:

  • Bring your own tent/gear;
  • Would like to borrow a tent/gear;
  • Would like a room; or
  • Will be coming for the activities only


Altar Flowers

Donating flowers for the altar guild during May
13 – Mike & Becky Petersen in honor of their 50th Wedding Anniversary
20 – Confirmation Flowers
27 – Pinckney family in honor of Matthew Pinckney’s 24th birthday

Donating flowers for the altar guild during June:
3 – Georgia Martin – in memory of loved ones
3 – Susie Family in memory ofBill’s father, Albert Susie
10 – Susie Family, in honor of Anna’s 20th birthday
17 – Susie Family, in memory of Debbie’s mother Janice Vossler
24 – Susie Family, in memory of nephew, Michael Cindea



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 June

June is Youth Emphasis Month

10 – International Children’s Day
11 – Planning Council Meeting (7pm)
14 – Flag Day
16 – Men’s Prayer Breakfast (9 am)
16 – Ladies’ Craft Day (9 am -12 pm)
17 – Father’s Day
21 – First Day of Summer
18-22 – Vacation Bible School (6:30 pm)
26 – Interesting Topics (7 pm)
29-30 – Ladies Retreat/Campout



Sunday Services

Sunday Services (Summer)

(After Memorial Day through Labor Day)

8:00 am Blended Service

10:00 am Traditional Service

No Sunday School

Coffee available in Fellowship Hall following services.

Communion at all Services.

 

Sunday Services (After Labor Day through Memorial Day)

8:00 am Blended Service

9:30 am Sunday School

11:00 am Traditional Service

Coffee available in Fellowship Hall following services.

Communion at all Services.

 



Interesting Topics Bible Study

Interesting Topics Bible Study (formerly "Coffee Talk"): Tuesdays at 7pm




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