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 guidelines Please 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:


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

April 14th, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

May 3rd, 6:30 p.m., Ladies Auxiliary

May 10th, 7:00 p.m., Planning Council


Elections for the next Planning Council are coming up. We will hold a voters meeting April 18 after church. We were supposed to have elections last year (elections are normally on even years), but we delayed them due to COVID. The positions on the Planning Council are below. In bold are the positions with vacancies. It will be a 1 year term until the next elections are held in May of 2022. Please contact Kevin Fritsch or any Planning Council member. We are reminded throughout the Bible that service to others and service to Christ is a high calling and an obligation we have in
response to our redemption found only in Him.


1st Vice President

2nd Vice President

Recording Secretary


Financial Secretary

Board of Elders

Board of Worship

Board of Evangelism

Board of Education

Board of Youth Ministry

Board of Stewardship

Board of Church Properties

Board of Fellowship

Board of Community Services

Celebration of Life for Beverly Hansberger

The American Legion Auxiliaryinvites you to join them for dinner and to celebrate Beverly’s life on:

Saturday, June 5, 2021 4-7 PM

Howard L. Turner Post 276

8068 Quarterfield Road, Severn, MD 21144

Please feel free to share your memories of Beverly during the celebration.  RSVP to Tammy at 410-446-2901 (requested but not required)

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 at jpinckney1997@gmail.com for more information.

We look forward to discussing God’s word with you!

We Pray For…

Eugene Ruff, friend of Lisa Jacobs, recovering from heart surgery.

Dee Weingaertner, friend of the Van Dine’s, for health.

Audre and Matt Slusher & family, friends of Kathy Klingler, for health
condition of their unborn child.

Joseph Repa, brother to Georgia Margin, for healing.

Mike Petersen, for upcoming surgery.

Mark Speicher, father to Brenda Gerhardt, for thyroid cancer.

Rob Kraus, relative to Linda Kraus, for God’s guidance.

Chris and Chuck Churches, relatives of the Petersen family; Chris is in the
last stage of cancer.

Gene Patterson, neighbor to Janice Perez, for kidney cancer and surgery

Kerri Bachman, friend to the Van Dine’s, for cancer diagnosis

Charlotte Angeli, friend of Wayne Van Dine, thanksgiving for good outcomes
and continued prayers for recovery

Adrianne Allen, Cub Scout Pack 662 parent, for recurring brain cancer

Adrianne Allen’s Family, for strength and comfort

Adria, Viia Erwin’s daughter, for a broken leg

MaryAnn, sister to Heidi Forsyth, for comfort and peace

Michael Crossett, cousin to Donna Van Dine, for healing and peace

Anne Marie McCullough, coworker of Alice Andrzejewski, for healing

Maddy Petrelli, coworker of Alice Andrzejewski, for healing

Bill Carey, for healing from 3rd degree kidney disease

Glenn and Dolores, friends of Viia Erwin, for healing

Donna and Joel Finchum, relatives of Buford Hansberger, for healing

Ada Lusk, for healing

Rose Van Dine, mother of Wayne Van Dine, for continued recovery

Bob Pelott, for healing

Ron Nelson, brother of Larry Nelson, for healing and peace

Karen Averyt, for healing

Viia Erwin, for peace and healing from pneumonia


Carol Moore, aunt of Susan Moore

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:


For further instruction see:


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.

Upcoming Events


FELC’s “socially distant” Roast Beef Dinner is scheduled for April 17th, 4:00-6:00 PM.  See the flyer below for more details!

We also have a fundraiser to help fund maintenance on the church’s organ:



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.