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:


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 24th, 2023

On-Line Viewing

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

Pastoral Visit

Pastor Brooks and his family will be visiting us over Memorial Day Weekend. Join us Sunday morning, May 28th, at 9:00AM for
breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. Sunday evening we are planning a bonfire at the Mallary’s, 6PM, 8384 New Cut Road, which is open to all.

Save the Date

June 24th, 4-6PM, Picnic dinner
July 22nd, 4-6PM, Brisket dinner

VBS “God’s Living Water”

June 19-23. Ages Pre-K through 12th grade. As in the past, Middle and High school age will complete mission projects. Details are being finalized. If you can help, please contact Ursula or Donna.

Confirmation Update

The last Confirmation class this session will be May 28th. Classes will resume in October 2023; more information to be provided later. Confirmation Sunday will be June 4th with the confirmation of Savannah and Jackson taking place at the 10:30AM service. Confirmation robes will be handed out in May. We’ll also publicize Savannah’s and Jackson’s confirmation verses in early May; can you guess which verse goes with which confirmand?

Roast Beef Dinner

Saturday, May 27th, 4-6 PM. Dinner will be roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, mushrooms, carrots, and dessert. Eat-in or carry-out. $15 adults. Reduced cost to $12 if you donate any of the following to Operation Christmas Child – fishing line, fishing hooks, or sewing needles. Pre-orders/reservations requested by May25th. Call or text Margie at 443-838-8438. Proceeds to benefit Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. This is a Thrivent sponsored event. There will be a silent auction – see information included with the Operation Christmas Child update below.

Operation Christmas Child

Good News! We have already collected all the soap bars (90), washcloths (70) and toothbrush covers that were requested! YAY! We are still in need of the April items and the new May items listed below. Please stop by the Christmas tree and pick an ornament of an item you’d like to donate. Lastly, please check out the items that we are collecting for making the sewing/fishing kits. We will work on assembling these kits the first Monday of each month, starting on June 5th, at 6:30PM in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to help. No special skills are required.

| Mini Flashlights | 60 | WalMart has pkgs of 10 for about $11
| Non-medicated lip balm | 60 |

| Stick Deodorant | 72 | 10-14 year olds
| Yo-yos or tennis balls, Small footballs | 69 | 10-14 year olds
| Playing cards | 78 | 10-14 year olds
| Foam or softer balls | 25 | 2-4 year olds
| Underwear (10 pack) | 15 boys, 13 girls | Girls and boys | 2-4 years old
| Bandanas (2 pack) | 30 | Available at the Dollar Tree

Items we will be collecting throughout the year: large empty medicine vials with lids, assorted buttons, sewing needles, unused fishing hooks, sinkers, and bobbers, wine bottle corks. Please continue to pray for the generous hearts of everyone involved throughout this process. Thanks for your support! For questions or additional information, contact Ursula Pinckney, 443-995-2035.

We are having a Silent Auction at the Roast Beef dinner on May 27th. The proceeds for this meal and auction will go toward supporting the Operation Christmas Child endeavor. This is a fun activity. We are looking for donations of items to be auctioned off. I hope you can help! Rumor has it there may be some cinnamon rolls and a child themed basket available. Some items already planned for this year’s auction is Mary Plitt’s yummy Snickers Cheesecake and an Oriole’s T-shirt. Some items donated last year included a Basket of Cheer, an Ice Cream themed basket, and a Raven’s blanket. This is a time to showcase your skills and creativity for a good cause. Other ideas for themes are Spaghetti Dinner, Summer Fun, Candle Collection, Chocolate basket or a healthy Fruit basket. If you are planning to donate something for the Silent Auction, please let Denise know as soon as possible. Questions can be directed to Denise or Ursula.

Upcoming Meetings

June 5th, Ladies Auxiliary, 6:30 PM

June 12th, Planning Council, 7 PM

Blood Drive

Mark your calendar! Our next blood drive is June 23rd, 10AM-3PM 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. Mark your calendar for future Blood Drive days – August 30, and October 27.

Shut In Visitation Ministry

Pastor Harris visits shut-ins If you would like to be visited and/or receive Communion, please contact the Church Office (churchoffice@felcodenton.org).

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 Job. If interested please contact John Pinckney for more information.  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.



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.

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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.