First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odenton

CHRIST ALONE IS SUFFICIENT FOR SALVATION




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

Our Pastor,
Rev. Alec Fisher


Pastor Alec Fisher was born and raised in Tampa, FL. He studied Judaism, World Religion, History, and Anthropology at the University of Florida before going on to study Lutheran theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He is currently writing a thesis on 9th century Greek/Latin New Testament manuscripts. Pastor Alec is married to Rachel, and they have two children, Adeline and Jack. They enjoy traveling, reading, fitness, music, and the outdoors, as well as enjoying the company of friends and family.

Pastor Fisher can be reached at 410-672-3358 or revfisher@felcodenton.org.


 


From the Pastor's Pen...


Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
 
We read these words in the Book of Genesis and the Gospel According to St. John: Abraham answered and said, “Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes. Genesis 18:27
 
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.” John 11:25
 
As we begin the month of February in the midst of the Epiphany season, we have already faced some very cold weather. The dead of Winter is upon us, but Spring is near. As the season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, we begin another period of contemplation much like our observation of Advent. However, whereas Advent looks forward to the birth of Christ, Lent ends in his death.
 
During Lent we remember that humanity began with the dust of the earth, and there it will end as well. We cannot escape death; not even Christ could escape death. So, we spend the 40 days of Lent in remembrance of Christ’s humanity. We remember his time in the wilderness with the animals as he was tempted by Satan and helped by the angels in the midst of a spiritual battle.
 
When we contemplate the fleeting nature of life in this world, we also remember the things which are important to us. Do not take your loved ones for granted. Do not take relationships for granted. Life is short. Love your neighbor. Serve our Lord Jesus Christ. It is through death that God brings about life: life in Christ …life for you. Amen.
 
Have a blessed February!
 
Pastor Alec

 

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