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...


During this time of the year the days become short; the sun goes down earlier and earlier. The sky is often gray, and light is fleeting. Sometimes it reminds us how dark and broken this world really is. It is also during this time of year that we celebrate the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy: “The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light; but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory” (Is. 60:19). It is important for us to remember that even in the midst of a dark world the Lord is our true light, and his light is never failing. We await the coming of the one who will restore God’s broken world, the one who will bring about the renewal of all things, the Christ.
 
John the Evangelist wrote this about the Christ, the Son of God: “In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:4–5). The darkness of this world does not overcome the light of God. The light of God not only penetrates the darkness of this world, but it cannot be hidden nor overcome. In fact, it dominates the darkness. The light of God spreads like wildfire in this world.
 
As Christians, we are people of the light, and as people of the light we wait for our beloved Christ to return and bring about true light and salvation. Until then, our Lord tells us, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matt. 5:14–16). Until his return, Christ shines in and through us.
 
As the body of Christ, let us be beacons of light in this world of darkness, proclaiming the good news of his reign and imminent return. And may we also rest assured that even in our darkest times, our true light will never leave us nor forsake us. No matter what happens in this world, the Lord will be our everlasting light. Have a blessed Advent and a merry Christmas Season. Our Lord comes to bring us light. Our Lord comes to bring us life. Amen.
 
In Christ,
 
Pastor Alec

 

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