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 8th, 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

May 13th: Planning Council, 7:00 PM

The Chosen

Join us TONIGHT for the reshowing of Season 4 at the Mallary’s (8384 New Cut Road) at 7:30 PM. The show will start at dark.

The Ascension of the Lord

Join us Thursday, May 9th, at 7 PM for service.

Pork BBQ “Mother’s Day” Dinner

Saturday, May 11th, 4-6 PM. Live Celtic music. Dinner will be Pork BBQ, baked beans, hush puppies, corn on the cob, slaw, and dessert. Eat-in or carry-out. $12. Cost is reduced to $10 if you donate diapers. Pre-orders are encouraged. Call or text Margie at 443-838-8438. Proceeds to support Wellspring Life Ministry. This is a Thrivent sponsored event.

Spring Clean-Up

A special thank you to Margie and Michael Mallary, Pastor Brooks, Chris Wieland, David Pinckney and Wayne Van Dine for helping with the cleanup which had to be moved to Friday due to the forecast of rain. We got it done!

Sunday School

This week, in honor of Mother’s Day, the children will learn how to honor and appreciate mothers. The last day of Sunday School is May 26th.

FELC Semi-Annual Flea Market

May 18th 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.  Donations are needed for the bake table. Please help by making some cookies, cupcakes, brownies, or other yummy treat to be sold at the Flea Market

Pit Chicken “Father’s Day” Dinner

June 22nd, 4-6 PM. More information will be provided soon. If you have cinderblocks we can use for the day to cook the chicken or corn hole we can borrow, please let Margie know.


Summer is fast approaching. We are considering VBS for the first or second week in August. If you can help, please contact the church office, 410-672-3352 or churchoffice@felcodenton.org (mailto:churchoffice@felcodenton.org) or let Ursula or Donna know.

Mission Opportunities

For 2024, we are looking at potential mission opportunities to serve as the Body of Christ within the local community. The Elders have identified a few areas for your consideration but would like to solicit your input as well. What is your recommendation for how First Evangelical Lutheran Church should serve as the Body of Christ here within the local Odenton Community? In the short time he has been here, Pastor Corey observed that we have three specific community needs that seem to be presenting themselves:

  • Homeless Community
  • Food Insecurities
  • Mental Health & Wellness

With that in mind, we were considering potential mission opportunities which include:

  • Crisis Trailer – Convert the Church’s Trailer to a Crisis Trailer that could be used as a Mobile Compassion Unit to reach-out to people in need in the event of a Crisis in the area.
  • Food Trailer – Variant on the “Crisis Trailer” idea above. Convert the Church Trailer into a “Food Truck” like capability to be able to provide food/meals out into the community.
  • Blessing Bags – Stuff bags with non-perishable food and personal hygiene items to provide to homeless individuals.
  • Blessing Box – Construct a wooden box (possibly on Church Property), that we would regularly stock with items for the area homeless, along with a sign similar to: “Take what you need, leave what you can.

Alternatively Provide Your Ideas for How you would like to become involved in serving as a member of
the Body of Christ within the Odenton Community.

  • Provide your idea of a potential mission area/opportunity for the Body of Christ (i.e. our church) to
    share the love of God within our local community.
  • Identify the specific role that you would like to play within this (and/or other) mission areas or

Confirmation Sunday

Confirmation will be on Sunday, June 23rd.

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!

Soon, we hope to have lists for purchasing gift items in bulk, “on line” shopping. Or, if you prefer in-store shopping, we will have lists for more, individual items that can be picked up at stores like “Dollar Tree”, Walmart, Five Below and other stores where you may shop. There will be labeled bags on the table with lists of items you can purchase for our boxes over a period of time. Ursula should be nearby before and after church to answer any questions you may have! The deadline for filling the boxes isn’t until the first week of November! However, we need to get an early start! If you have questions or are interested in taking a more “hands on approach” in getting involved this year, please let me know! Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me!” So, we are saying “send the love and news of Jesus to those children”, 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! Stay tuned and check your bulletins on Sunday, and emails on Wednesdays! 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 April 27th 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 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.