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:


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 11th, 2022

Please continue to register. Registration is important for us to complete our end of year statistics. You can register using the link below or register in the pew registration books on Sunday. Thank you!

Registration Links for May:

May 15: https://felc.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1271316
May 22: https://felc.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1271320
May 29: https://felc.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1271321

Congratulatiions to Chaplain Eric Malmstrom

St. Martin of Tours Award recipient.

Call Process

Michael Mallary has requested a list of new pastoral candidates. If you know of a candidate that you would like to recommend or if you are interested in serving on the call committee for the next phase of the process, please let Michael know.

Samaratin’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child

Starting next week, the Ladies Auxiliary will be collecting different items to fill shoeboxes for children in various parts of the world that may not know Jesus. It is an ongoing project until November. The ladies undertook the project last year, using funds from one of our “monthly meals”.  They sent 50 boxes that ended up in Haiti where Chaplain Lorenz is deployed. They are hoping to increase that number to 100 with the congregation’s help.  A list of the items and more specific information will be coming next week. Each month there will be specific items collected that can be brought to church and put in a bin in the narthex. They thank you in advance for your support of this project. If you have questions about this endeavor, please contact Ursula Pinckney at 443-995-2035. The website for additional information on this project (Samaritan’s Purse, International Relief-OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD) is samaritanspurse.org.

For April:

  • 100 small flashlights | ex, WalMart – Ozark Trail 10-Pack Aluminum Mini LED flashlights, 50 Lumen, 10 colors, Model 3110, $9.82)
  • 300 AAA batteries 
  • Small toys | slinky, cars, yo-yo, small plastic animals, dinosaurs, etc.

For May:

  • 50 Pillow Cases for sundresses (any size) – Prints or bright colors
  • 100 Wash Clothes (for boys and girls) – Dollar store has character printed wash clothes that expand when put in water

Upcoming Meetings

June 6th, Ladies Auxiliary, 6:30 PM
June 16th, Planning Council, 7:00 PM

Chicken and Waffle Dinner

June 18th, 4-6PM: Chicken shredded with gravy and waffles, green beans, carrots, and dessert. Eat in or carry out – $12. Cost reduced to $10 if you donate gently used shoes/sandals/boots. Call or text Margie (443)838-8438 by June 16th. This is a Thrivent sponsored event.

Christmas in July and Craft Fair

July 23rd, 11AM to 2PM.  Games, dunk tank, moon bounce, prizes, hotdogs, snow cones and more. If you would like to rent space for crafts, contact the church office at churchoffice@felcodenton.org. Space only – $15, space with table – $20. Bring school supplies for our local schools or gently used shoes and receive a free hot dog.

Ladies Bingo

May 14th, 1-4PM – Donate a prize and bring your lunch. Snacks/desserts and drinks will be provided.

Flea Market

May 21st, 9AM to 2PM. To reserve a space, contact Alice at 443-995-9822. Space only – $15 and space with a table – $20. Hot dog lunch and bake sale items will be available for sale.

VBS Meeting

There will be a meeting on May 22nd, 9-10 AM, in the Fellowship hall to discuss plans for VBS which will be held August 1-5, 2022. If you can help in anyway, please plan to attend. If you can help but can’t make the meeting, please contact Ursula or Donna. The theme this year is Monumental. Celebrating God’s Greatness.

Blood Drive

Mark your calendar! Our next blood drive is June 10th, 10 AM – 3:30 PM, in the Fellowship hall. Walk-ins welcome. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: firstevangelicallutheranchurch or call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). For more information or to volunteer to help, contact Denise Bach. (Future dates scheduled are August 5, October 7, and December 2).

Let’s Start Each Month Together in Prayer and Praise

When: First Monday of each month at 10 a.m.
Who: Anyone who wants to attend; both ladies and gentlemen
Where: At the home of Beckie and Mike Petersen, 558 Williamsburg Lane, Odenton

We will sing together, have a short devotion, pray together, and (Oh Yes) fellowship with coffee, tea, or other drink, and a goody. Hope you can make it. For more information please call Mike or Beckie or Dana Toon. 

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).

Coffee Time

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

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!

Sunday School

Join us this Sunday morning at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall for our multigenerational Sunday school class.  All ages are encouraged to attend.  This week, We will discuss prayer. Note: This is our last class until September.

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.