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

October 13th 2021


Upcoming Meetings

November 1st, Ladies Auxiliary, 6:30 PM

November 8th. Planning Council, 7 PM

Sunday School

There is no Sunday school on October 10th. We will resume on October 17th at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall.

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.

Missionary Talk

Please join us on Sunday, October 10th at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall to hear Pastor Philip Jaseph and Deaconess Rachel Jaseph talk about their upcoming missionary trip to Uruguay. What they have to say is very interesting and is pertinent to our own mission field here in Odenton. Coffee and treats will be served.

The Chosen Viewing

Bring a blanket or chair and join us outdoors on the Church property as we continue with Season 2 of The Chosen! If we have inclement weather, we will be in the Fellowship hall.  Water and snacks will be available.  The Chosen is a TV Series centered around the early church.  It includes a Christian-generated view of what the back-stories might have been of the early disciples Chosen by Christ based on scripture, and what we know from History.  The episodes within the series are very well written and professionally produced. Our next viewing of The Chosen is Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 @ 8:00 PM.   For more information, contact Wayne.

Annual Pork Dinner

November 13, 2021, 4-7 PM. Eat-in and carry-out available. If you can help Friday night or Saturday and/or provide desserts, please contact Margie Mallary.

20201 Trunk or Treat and Winter Wear Drive

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 2-4PM in the church parking lot.  Bring your children in costume (nothing scary please), enjoy treats from a variety of trunks, which also provide a ton of fun and entertainment.  Want to decorate a trunk?  Contact the church office, churchoffice@felcodenton.org, to register.  Donate used winter wear: coats, hats, gloves, scarves, etc., and receive a free goodie bag!

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

Mark your calendar! Our next blood drive is November 24th, 9AM-4PM, in the Fellowship hall.

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. In this week’s lesson (Lesson 4), Call to Action (Genesis 12:1-9), Abram responds to God’s calling as he leaves his idolatry and homeland to follow the one true God. Abram takes his wife, Sarai, and nephew Lot as they journey to the land of Canaan. The Lord?s appearance prompts Abram to build an altar, celebrating God?s promise to give this land to his descendants. Next week, Lesson 5 , A Promising Dream (Genesis 28:10-22), Jacob undeservedly receives his father’s blessing-he and his offspring will dwell in the land of Canaan. As the days of Isaac?s life approach their end, Jacob rightly fears for his life. Following the urging of Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob sets out for the house of his uncle Laban. Along the way, Jacob dreams of a ladder reaching to heaven, with the Lord Himself standing at the top. The preincarnate Christ repeats God’s promise to give his land to Jacob and his descendants.

Ladies Day Bingo

November 20, 2021, 1-4 PM, in the Fellowship Hall. A light lunch will be provided.

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.