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...


What an extraordinary time for the church! This month we celebrate the 500-year anniversary of Martin Luther posting his famed 95 Theses to dispute the power and efficacy of indulgences. He argues that one cannot pay for the forgiveness of sins nor does payment replace acts of love and compassion. Rather that “the whole life of believers should be one of repentance” and that “the true treasure of the church is the most holy Gospel of the glory and grace of God.” At the time he wrote this particular set of theses he had not yet fully realized the implications for the life of the believer, but soon he found himself defending the Holy Scriptures, to which his own conscious was held captive, proclaiming that we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, just as the Apostles of Jesus Christ proclaimed. He continued to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ even when it put his own life in danger. His career in the church strengthened a movement which would have world-wide implications.

When he lay ill on his deathbed, one of the last things that Martin Luther communicated was that we are all beggars. This is true. When we come to God, we come to him as beggars, because all that we have is from him. We offer him nothing, but he gives us everything. Let us remember this as we commemorate such a momentous occasion. Our God loves us so much that he proclaims that we are in good standing before him through his Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ. And he saves us in Christ alone. Have a blessed month as you continue to walk in God’s grace. Amen.

In Christ,

Pastor Alec

“[Justification] will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.” Romans 4:24-25


 

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