Worship Services

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

To attend in person, visit us at 8397 Piney Orchard Parkway, Odenton, MD.

If you’d like to attend virtually, our services are live-streamed to our YouTube (click the Live tab to see the latest recordings) 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

May 29th, 2024


On-Line Viewing

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheFirstEvangelicalLutheranChurchofOdenton
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/event/537863
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirstLutheranOdenton

Upcoming Meetings

June 3rd: Ladies Auxiliary, 6:30 PM

June 10th: Planning Council, 7:00 PM

Kick Off Summer With a Free Concert

Join us on Wednesday, June 5th at 7 PM for an evening of music by the River Hill Brass Quintet. The night will be a night of sacred and secular music that we have all come to love and know. A reception will follow after the event in the Narthex. There is no charge for this event. However, a freewill offering will be collected for the work, missions, and ministry of First Evangelical Lutheran. Make plans to join us now on June 5th at 7 PM.

Head of Properties

The position of Head of Properties on the Church Planning Council will be vacant effective May 31st. We request that you prayerfully consider filling this vacancy. If you have questions about the position, please talk to Michael Mallary or Donna Van Dine.

Content Creator Needed for “New” Digital Sign

Hopefully everyone has noticed that we got our Digital Sign in the front of the church “fixed.” Therefore we are seeking people who would be willing and/or interested in helping to create slides or screens to be displayed on the sign (e.g. Upcoming Events, Notices, Inspirational Messages, etc.). The Pastor and the Planning Council will identify the type of content that they would like to have displayed on the sign. However we need people who would be interested in generating the actual slides or screens that display that content for viewing on the sign. This is a good opportunity for our “Creatives” to be able to generate graphics to “get FELC’s word out” onto our electronic sign. If interested, please talk to Wayne Van Dine or Pastor Brooks.

Pit Chicken “Father’s Day” Dinner

June 22nd, 4-6 PM. Dinner will be Pit Chicken Quarters, French Onion Rice, Brussel Sprouts/Bacon, Carrots, and dessert. Eat-in or carry-out. $12. Cost is reduced to $10 if you donate Gatorade. Pre-orders are encouraged. Call or text Margie at 443-838-8438. Proceeds to benefit the Odenton Volunteer Fire Department. This is a Thrivent sponsored event. If you have cinder blocks we can use for the day to cook the chicken or corn hole we can borrow, please let Margie know.

VBS

Summer is fast approaching. VBS will be July 29th-August 2nd. The theme is the Lord’s Prayer. If you can help, please contact the church office, 410-672-3352 or churchoffice@felcodenton.org or let Ursula or Donna know. We need help with planning, decorating, and the week of VBS. We can’t do it without you!

Confirmation Sunday

Confirmation will be on Sunday, June 23rd.

FELC Semi-Annual Flea Market

September 21st, from 9am-2pm on the church parking lot. Spaces are $20 and an 8-foot table is an additional $5. We will have baked goods, hot dogs, chips, soda, and water available for sale. If you’re interested in setting up, please call the church office at 410-672-3352 or email churchoffice@felcodenton.org

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child: The Ladies Auxiliary and the congregation are challenged with a Goal of 100 boxes in our 4th year of supporting the Operation Christmas Child project! We again are determined to put a personal touch in the boxes. How can you help? Projects thus far, are to make jump ropes from old t-shirts, decorate the insides of our boxes and write personal messages to each and every child to show a human connection of our love for Jesus and sharing it with the unchurched children. To do that, we need some free materials you can provide. Please stop at the table at the top of the stairs as you enter the narthex. See examples of materials needed and some complete projects. They include clean, used t-shirts, old /or unused picture calendars and old greeting cards that you may have around your house. Please take one of the prepared brown bags with you this week, to collect those items for us. Ask friends and neighbors as well! So far only 3 bags have been taken. If your curiosity is peaked about these projects, then join us when we gather to put those materials to good use! We can always use more hands to make this endeavor a success! Dates will be shared when the work is to begin!

By July we will have lists for purchasing gift items in bulk, “on-line” shopping. (ex. Amazon/Walmart- toothbrushes, wash cloths and many other items. There will also be items listed for those of you that prefer in-store shopping and are for more, individual items, (yo-yos, slinkies, small cars or dolls). Stores like “Dollar Tree”, Walmart, Five Below, etc, are good places. The deadline for filling the boxes isn’t until the first week of November! However, we need to get started soon! Let’s send the love and news of Jesus to those children. We will be blessing and changing lives somewhere in the world of His choosing! We hope we can count on you again this year! Thank you for your support! Blessings to you all! Ursula 443-995-2035.

Blood Drive

Mark your calendar! Our next blood drive is June 7th, 10AM-4PM in the Fellowship hall. Walk-ins are welcome, but if the schedule fills up, you may be turned away. So, if you plan to donate, please schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: FELC or call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). For more information or to volunteer to help, contact Denise Bach. Safe the following dates for future blood drives: August 23, and October 25.

Men’s Breakfast

Join the men the fourth Saturday of the month at 8AM for breakfast and fellowship. The next men’s breakfast will be May 25th at 8AM, in the Fellowship hall. It will be a BYOB (bring your own breakfast). Please contact Mike Mrozek if you have any questions.

Shut In Visitation Ministry

If you would like to be visited and/or receive Communion, please contact the Church Office (410-672-3352 or churchoffice@felcodenton.org.

Young Adult Small Group

If you are between the ages of 20 and 30, please join us for our weekly (virtual) Bible Study, 8-9PM, on scheduled weekdays. If interested please contact John Pinckney. We look forward to discussing God’s word with you!

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   

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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.