First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odenton

CHRIST ALONE IS SUFFICIENT FOR SALVATION




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

News


Flea Market

September 29th 9AM – 2 PM

Hot Dogs and Bake Table Donations accepted evening before

  • Space w/table - $20
  • Space - $15

Contact: Alice Andrzejewski 410-987-4575 or Denise Bach 410-562-8029



Blue Ribbon Project

During the month of September FELC youth will be collecting items for our “Backpacks of Love” project.

Look in the Church Narthex for a poster board with Blue Ribbons attached to it. Each Ribbon will have an item on it that we need to fill the Backpacks.

The Purpose of the Backpacks is to provide children with essential and comforting items during their first 24-48 hours of entering Foster Care. Please place the item in the Blue Box next to the poster board by the end of September.



Christian Assistance Program (CAP) / Food Pantry

During the month of September, CAP will be collecting peanut butter and jelly.

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.



Altar Flowers

Donating flowers for the altar guild during September:
23 – Anniversary of Janice and Chico Perez (9/21)



Special Events in September

September is Education Board Emphasis Month

2 – Worship Service (9:30 am)
3 – Labor Day
5 – Choir Practice (7:30 pm)
6 – Ladies Night Out (7 pm)
9 – Sunday School (9:00 am)
9 – Worship Service (10:30 am)
9 – Rally Day Picnic (1:00 pm)
9 – National Day of Prayer
10 – Planning Council Meeting (7 pm)
11 – Patriot Day
12 – High School Bible Study (5 pm)
12 – Coffee Talk (7 pm)
12 – Choir Practice (7:30 pm)
12 – Young Adult Bible Study (7:45 pm)
13 – Ladies Prayer Group (1 pm)
13 – Prayer Shawl Ministry (7:30 pm)
15 - Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study (9 am)
16 – Sunday School (9:00 am)
16 - Worship Service (10:30 am)
19 – High School Bible Study (5 pm)
19 – Coffee Talk (7 pm)
19 – Choir Practice (7:30 pm)
19 – Young Adult Bible Study (7:45 pm)
20 – Ladies Prayer Group (1 pm)
20 – Prayer Shawl Ministry (7:30 pm)
22 – First Day of Autumn
23 – Sunday School (9:00 am)
23 - Worship Service (10:30 am)
26 – Ladies Prayer Group (1 pm)
26 – Prayer Shawl Ministry (7:30 pm)
26 - Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study (9 am)
27 – Ladies Prayer Group (1 pm)
27 – Prayer Shawl Ministry (7:30 pm)
29 – Flea Market (9 am-2 pm)
30 – Sunday School (9:00 am)
30 - Worship Service (10:30 am)



Sunday School News

Rally Sunday is just around the corner! School will be back in session and that means it's time for us to get started with learning more about Jesus here at FELC! Our Theme is "Growing In Christ". We will have a class for the adults, taught by Pastor Alec in the Fellowship Hall. The remaining classes will be taught in the church basement. Classes are available for preschool age thru high school. Sunday, there will be a note on the church basement doors to let you know more about the intended locations of each class, as some moves may have been necessary. We are excited to have some new faces joining us this year and hope we can count on your family to join us in Sunday school!

The main change for Sunday school is the starting and ending times. The younger students should arrive in the whole group area, located in the back end of the basement by 9:00 am. We will have our regular opening that includes a welcome with singing, prayers and offering collection led by the Schmidleys. Then students disperse to their age appropriate classes. Students will be finished and ready to meet parents at 10:00. There will be coffee and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall with the Service starting at 10:30.

The Middle school students will be meeting at the same time and will join with the High School youth until October, when Mike Peterson will begin teaching the middle school class. It will include information that could lead to confirmation, if your child desires to go that route. In October, all Middle school students will have the same curriculum taught to them, but those seeking to be confirmed into the Lutheran church will have additional expectations. Mike will teach the important topics such as Ten Commandments, the Creeds, Lord's Prayer, etc., and the understanding that goes along with those topics.

We have updated our registration form to include allergies, and email addresses for parents. Please be sure to register (again) so that we have that information. Registration forms will be at the Superintendent's desk starting September 2nd at 8:45 am. Ideally we'd like that filled out before classes begin. We look forward to meeting you and your children. God's Blessings!



Confirmation Classes

FELC youth sign-up for the 2018-2019 FELC Confirmation Classes is now open.

We have five returning 2nd year confirmands. 1st year confirmand signups are for 12 and 13 year olds in the 7th or 8th grades. To sign up, send an email to Mike Petersen (maprlp@verizon.net) with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Address and parent phone number, and if desired, confirmand phone number
  • Parent email and, if desired, confirmand email

The first class will be on Sunday, Oct 14, at 9 am and will be repeated on Tuesday, Oct 16, at 6 pm. Each class will be given twice to allow maximum flexibility in attending. Classes will run through Sunday, June 9th, which is Pentecost/Confirmation Sunday.

For more information please contact Mike Petersen at maprlp@verizon.net.



Community Services Committee -Help Wanted!

Are you interested in getting involved, but don’t know where to start? Would you like to contribute fresh ideas or volunteer for fun events? Would you enjoy helping the local community and also sharing FELC with others?

Join the Community Services Committee! The time commitment is minimal, but the rewards are great! Please contact Amy Grasso at agrasso11@gmail.com for more information.



Sunday Services

Sunday Services (Summer)

(After Memorial Day through Labor Day)

9:30 am Worship Service

No Sunday School

Coffee available in Fellowship Hall following services.

Communion at all Services.

 

Sunday Services (After Labor Day through Memorial Day)

9:00 am Sunday School

10:00 am Fellowship Hour

10:30 am Worship Service

Communion at all Services.

 




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