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

September 15th, 2021


Upcoming Meetings

October 4th: Ladies Auxiliary, 6:30 PM

October 11th, Planning Council, 7 PM

The Chosen Viewing

We are planning a weekly Watch Party outdoors on the Church property. Bring a blanket or chair! If we have inclement weather, we will be in the Fellowship hall. Water and snacks will be available. For those not aware, 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 creating a wonderful Outreach opportunity for both the churched and “unchurched” within our community. 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 €œour 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. Our next viewing of €œThe Chosen€ is Wednesday, 15 September 2021 @ 8:00 PM. 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.

Men’s Breakfast

The next men’s breakfast will be this Saturday, September 18th, at the Nautilus Diner, 1709 Transportation Blvd, Crofton, MD, 21114, at 8:30 am. If anyone would like to lead the devotion please let Mike Mrozek know.  Hope to see you all there. Please feel free to invite fellow members, friends, and family. Reminder, they will not seat us until everyone is there, so try to be on time.

Chicken and Waffle Dinner

September 18th, 4-6 PM.  Chicken shredded with gravy and waffles, green beans, carrots, and dessert.  Carry-out or inside seating.  Cost is $10.  Cost is reduced to $8 if you donate gently used school clothes for a back-to-school clothes swap/sale (date to be announced).  Proceeds will go toward Anne Arundel County Literacy Council, Inc. (provides free, individualized, 1-on-1 literacy, math, GED, and ESL instruction to interested low-income adults and out-of-school youth in AA County).  Preorders requested by September 15th.  Call or text Margie (443)838-8438.  This is a Thrivent Sponsored Event.  Contact Margie if you can help Friday night or Saturday with the dinner.  And, don’t forget we need desserts!  Thanks!

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.

Shut In Visitation Ministry

We are in the process of restarting our Shut-In Visitation ministry within the Congregation. Pastor Harris has agreed to visit our shut-in on a monthly basis to offer communion and absolution for those who are interested.  In addition, we have a number of individuals 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 Secretary (churchoffice@felcodenton.org) 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.

Back to School Clothes Swap

Sep 25, 2-4PM, see flyer for details.We are requesting donations of clean gently used school aged clothes (K- 12 grade). This is a community event that allows parents to come in and swap clothes for their children. Invite your friends and neighbors! If you can help with this event, please contact Margie. We need help with the following:

Sorting clothing
Handing out tickets as people arrive with their clothing to enter into the swap
Collecting tickets as people leave with their newly swapped clothing
Keeping the area tidy
Serving refreshments
Making snow cones
Raffling off door prizes
Seamstress
Helping with selfie booth
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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.  

Coffee Time

Coffee and desserts, when available, will be available in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays, 10:00-10:30 AM. Join us!

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  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 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!

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   

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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.