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,


One question which I often ask people is this: which holiday is celebrated the most frequently? Most people react with a somewhat confused look on their faces, because they assume that every holiday is celebrated just as frequently as another. We celebrate every holiday once a year …don’t we? Well, not Easter.

Yes, we do pick one Sunday out of the year and call it “Easter Sunday,” which is often filled with loud, joyous music and Alleluias. This is my favorite day of the whole year, and the Easter Season is my favorite season, but did you know that Easter was also the first Christian holiday? The early Christians celebrated Easter before they began celebrating any other holidays. And, not only that, they celebrated Easter Sunday every single week! And we have continued that tradition. Easter Sunday is the most frequently celebrated holiday, because it is celebrated 52 times a year. Every Sunday is Easter Sunday! Every Sunday is the first day of the New Creation!

Even more than that, every day our resurrected Lord continues to live and reign. As we prepare ourselves for “Easter Sunday” and the “Easter Season” as a whole, I encourage you to keep in mind that every day is a day in which our Lord Jesus Christ lives and reigns over God’s creation. Whether we are at work or in school or at home, whether we are by ourselves or amidst loved ones and friends, every day is a day in which our crucified and risen Lord watches over us and shepherds us as we go about our lives. He has promised never to leave us no matter what. During this Lenten Season, let us reflect on our lives, not only as we live in this broken world, but also as we look forward to the new reality, which we have seen begun in our Lord Jesus Christ. The new creation has begun in Christ, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, it dwells within you as well. May the Holy Spirit overflow in your life. Amen.

In Christ,
Pastor Alec


 

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