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:

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

July 2nd, 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

August 5th: Ladies Auxiliary, 6:30 PM

July 8th: Planning Council, 7:00 PM

Elder Service

Pastor Brooks will be out of town Wednesday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 7th. We will have an elder-led service on July 7th. If anyone needs Pastoral care during this time, please contact one of the Elders.

Bike Ride/Walk

Looking for an opportunity to be active while also enjoying fellowship with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ? Join us on Saturday, July 13th at 7:00AM in the church parking lot as we take off on a nice ride/walk down the WB&A Trail located across from the church. If you have any questions, you can reach out to Wayne Van Dine or Pastor Corey for more iLooking for an opportunity to be active while also enjoying fellowship with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ? Join us on Saturday, July 13th at 7:00AM in the church parking lot as we take off on a nice ride/walk down the WB&A Trail located across from the church. If you have any questions, you can reach out to Wayne Van Dine or Pastor Corey for more information.

The Chosen

Join us Wednesdays at 7:00PM in the Fellowship Hall.

VBS

“Teach us to Pray”: July 29th-August 2nd. 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. If you know a child who would like to attend, please register by emailing Donna.

Head of Properties

The position of Head of Properties on the Church Planning Council will be vacant effective May 31st. We request that you prayerfully consider filling this vacancy. If you have questions about the position, please talk to Michael Mallary or Donna Van Dine.

Smoked Brisket Dinner

July 27th, 4-6 PM. Smoked brisket, cowboy beans, green beans, roll, dessert. Eat in or carry-out $15. Cost reduced to $12 if you donate old used crayons for recycling or clean used blankets for our four-legged friends. Reservations requested by calling or texting Margie (443)838-8438. Proceeds will go toward Operation Christmas Child. This is a Thrivent Sponsored Event

VBS

Summer is fast approaching. VBS will be July 29th-August 2nd. The theme is the Lord’s Prayer. If you can help, please contact the church office, 410-672-3352 or churchoffice@felcodenton.org or let Ursula or Donna know. We need help with planning, decorating, and the week of VBS. We can’t do it without you!

Annual Ladies Retreat

Save the date, pack your bible, and invite a friend! Aug 9-11 in Laurel Highlands, Western Pennsylvania. More details coming soon!

FELC Semi-Annual Flea Market

September 21st, 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

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child: Our handmade projects are going well. At this time, we could still use help with making “Jump Ropes from T-shirts”. On June 9th at 6:30 PM and June 15th @ 10AM, some of the ladies will be sewing the “Pads” and others will continue to work on the “Jump Ropes”. If you can help, please join us and bring your sharp scissors! As future dates are planned throughout the summer, we will let you know! We still need more used, but clean t-shirts. Also, if you have old or unused calendars with pictures and used greeting cards, they can be dropped off at the table at the top of the stairs in the Narthex. They will be used for other projects to come! Feel free to take a brown bag to remind you to collect those items for us. We hope you will join us as we gather to work on future projects. It is said, “many hands make light work!” This month, the lists of items we are collecting will be made available in the bulletin and on the OCC table. The items can be bought online in bulk, or picked up as you do your regular shopping at “Walmart”, “Five Below”, and “Dollar Tree” stores, etc. We have had 3 successful collections in the past and we hope we can count on you again this year! Thanks for your support! Blessings to you as we strive to bless 100 children around the world with the love and knowledge of Jesus! 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 8 AM for breakfast and fellowship. The next will be July 27th. 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, please join us for our weekly (virtual) Bible Study, 8-9PM, on scheduled weekdays. If interested please contact John Pinckney. 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.