Come and join us for worship service on Sundays at 10:30 AM.
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.
The YouTube link will also be posted directly to the church’s Facebook page:
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
July 21st, 2021
August 30th, Ladies Auxiliary, 6:30 PM
August 9th, Planning Council, 7:00 PM
Please note that the Ladies Auxiliary will not be meeting on the first Monday in August. In lieu of a September meeting, we will be meeting on August 30th at 6:30 PM.
Please plan to stay after service this Sunday for the final vote on the Visioning Elements (Mission Statement, Values, Strategy, and Measures) This information will be used to complete the Congregational Profile required for the Call Process. If you want to join us on-line, here’s the
Adult Bible Study
Join us for Adult Sunday School, each week at 9:00am (right before Church Services). We have just begun a new series on Household of Faith which covers practical information regarding how to foster faith within our various households. This study (as the series prior to those one) was initiated from discussions within the Visioning Process whereby it was recognized the need to provide information and training on discipleship into order be more effective as the Body of Christ. For additional information, contact Wayne Van Dine at email@example.com.
The Chosen Viewing
We are planning a weekly Watch Party outdoors on the Church property. For those not aware, The Chosen is 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 creating a wonderful Outreach opportunity for both the churched and unchurched. We encourage the entire congregation to participate within these viewings to 1) Enjoy the awesome story-lines portrayed within the video series; 2) Visibly model our church community for those who join us from outside for the event. The hope is that by being more visible as a church community (for the surrounding area), it will encourage more people to be interested in joining our compassionate community. Stay-tuned for updates, however initial plans are to start these viewings in early August. If you are interested in being involved, and/or if you have specific ideas to contribute to these sorts of events contact Wayne Van Dine.
Thank you! A great big Thank You to everyone who helped with the Enchilada Dinner and Vacation Bible School! We greatly appreciate your help. These events can’t happen without you.
Coffee and desserts, when available, will be available in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays, 10:00-10:30 AM. Join us!
Know anyone who is college bound this year? Let the Ladies Auxiliary know by contacting Denise, Margie, or Donna. We would like to give them a care package.
Online registration: http://vbsmate.com/FELCOdenton
All men are invited! The next men’s breakfast will be on July 17th. Note change of location and time. The place will be The Nautilus Restaurant at 1709 Transportation Blvd, Crofton MD 21114. We will also be moving the time up to 8:30 am. I’m also looking for someone to lead the bible study and discussion. Any volunteers please let me know.
August 6-8, 2021, Brenda Gerhardt’s Farm, Allegheny Mountains, Somerset, PA. Enjoy a weekend away with praise and worship, rustic campfires, and cooking in a serene mountain landscape. For more
information or to RSVP, contact Margie at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Tuesday, August 3, 2021
- 10 AM – 3:30 PM
- FELC Fellowship Hall
To schedule, visit redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: firstevangelicallutheranchurch or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
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Register by July 9th. Call or Text Margie Mallary at email@example.com .
Young Adult Small Group
The young adult small group is finally resuming our virtual meetings!
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.
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.
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:
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