Worship Services

Come and join us for worship service on Sundays at 10:30 AM.

To attend in person, please register via our Church Center page.  In-person worship follows our COVID worship guidelinesPlease read the guidelines before registering.

In accordance with Maryland COVID-19 guidelines and our desire to keep everyone safe, you must pre-register every week as we will be limiting attendance to ensure social distance remains in effect.

If you’d like to attend virtually, our services are live-streamed to our YouTube and Vimeo channels.

The YouTube link will also be posted directly to the church’s Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/FirstLutheranOdenton/

We hope to continue and even expand our online ministry through this forum into the future to provide not only for those folks at high-risk for COVID-19, but also for shut-ins, out-of-state travelers and those who prefer online access to God’s word.

Announcements and Prayers

November 24th, 2021


Thanksgiving Eve Service

Tonight at 7:00PM!

Let’s Start Each Month Together in Prayer and Praise

When: First Monday of each month at 10 a.m. 

Who: Anyone who wants to attend; both ladies and gentlemen

Where: At the home of Beckie and Mike Petersen, 558 Williamsburg Lane, Odenton

We will sing together, have a short devotion, pray together, and (Oh Yes) fellowship with coffee, tea, or other drink, and a goody. Hope you can make it. For more information please call Mike or Beckie or Dana Toon.

Christmas With The Chosen

This is a Christmas special shown in theaters.  See the birth of Christ through the eyes of Mary and Joseph.  We would like to go as a group to see this show at Regal Theaters at Waugh Chapel on December 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM.  Tickets are $15.05 per person.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Wayne or the church office at churchoffice@felcodenton.org.  The first scheduled showings have already sold out across the country, so we need to buy our tickets as soon as possible.  The Chosen has been an excellent series and this presentation of Christmas with the Chosen should be just as extraordinary.

Shut In Visitation Ministry

Pastor Harris visits shut-ins on a monthly basis to offer communion and absolution for those who are interested.  In addition, we have several members who have agreed to also visit with our shut-ins and other isolated individuals within the congregation.  Consistent with our Visioning, there is a real need to continually connect with the other individuals within the congregation, especially during these troubling times.  Therefore, if you are a shut-in or know of any shut-ins within the congregation who would like to be visited by Pastor Harris and/or other individuals within the church, please let Wayne or the Church Office know. Similarly, if you are interested in Visiting our Shut-Ins or isolated individuals let us know, and we can add you to that list as well.  Regardless, I encourage you to connect with other people within the congregation (and/or the community) in whatever capacity that the Lord leads you.  Caring for others is a specific role that the church has been given by our Lord, for the church.
 

FELC Confirmation Classes Forming for 2021-2022

Confirmation classes are now forming for 2021-2022 and are open to all youth ages 11 years and up who have not yet been through confirmation classes covering Bible history, stories and truth, the 10 Commandments, the Apostles Creed, the Lords Prayer, and other topics. The goal of confirmation is to provide and strengthen our youth with the foundational truths of our Christian faith and to prepare them to be confirmed in the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. Classes will meet on Tuesdays, starting in October at 6:00 p.m.  The first class will be October 12th.   Please contact Mike Petersen to register your youth. 

Blood Drive

Thanks to every who came and gave blood.

Decorating For Christmas

Please plan to stay after service on November 28th to help decorate the sanctuary for the Christmas season. The more help we have, the quicker we can get done.

Advent Mid-Week Meal Services

Advent mid-week services are scheduled for December 1st, 8th, and 15th. Join us in the Fellowship Hall for a meal at 6:30 PM and service starting at 7:00 PM.

Digital Sign

Recently we had another problem with our digital sign not working. It is time we start looking to replace it. If you would like to be on the sign committee to research companies, please contact Donna.

Coffee Time

Coffee and desserts, when available, will be available in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays, 10:00-10:30 AM. Join us!

Young Adult Small Group

If you are between the ages of 20 and 30 and would be interested in joining our Bible Study, we meet on Wednesdays from 8-9pm.  We are currently studying Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s “Life Together” and would love to add more people to our conversations. If interested please contact John Pinckney for more information.  We look forward to discussing God’s word with you!

Sunday School

Join us each Sunday morning at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall for our multigenerational Sunday school class. All ages are encouraged to attend.  If you would like to help, please contact Ursula Pinckney. This week’s lesson (Lesson 10), “The Land at Last” (Joshua 3:1-4:18). For forty years, the Israelites wanted on sandals that didn’t wear out and ate daily doses of manna. Following Moses’ death, Joshua prepares to lead a new generation into the Promised Land.  This time, the floodwaters of the Jordan River stand in the way; but, hearkening back to the Red Sea crossing, the people pass through on dry land as they gather twelve stones for a memorial to God’s faithful care for His people. Next week (Lesson 11), “A Judge Leads” (Judges 7:1-23). God called Gideon to lead His chosen people against their Midianite enemies. God leads Gideon to reduce his army from 32,000 men to a mere 300. Reassured by the Lord, Gideon moves forward with God’s improbable plan. Armed with only torches and trumpets, Gideon’s mini army defeats the mighty Midianite force without lifting a sword.

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Updated Contact Information and Call Request

We now have an online form to help keep our information current. If you would like to have your contact information updated, you can do so via the following link. You can also make a request for a phone call.

https://felc.churchcenter.com/people/forms/119816

Giving

There are currently two ways to give. One way to give is by mailing your offering directly to the church office (8397 Piney Orchard Parkway, Odenton, MD 21113). Only a few months ago we installed a secure mailbox with a lock to keep our mail safe. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to consider another way to give online. It is one easy way to be faithful in financial stewardship.

For online giving:

https://felc.churchcenter.com/giving  

For further instruction see:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oqxqUbWiQE   

You can also help the church out via Amazon Smile.  More information at our Amazon Smile page or click the banner below to get started.

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About Us

From its humble beginnings almost 80 years ago, First Evangelical Lutheran Church has brought the Gospel Of Jesus Christ to Odenton and the surrounding areas.

Come and join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM for worship as we come together in fellowship to grow as disciples of Jesus.