First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odenton


All are welcomed to join us in worshiping our Lord and Savior.

This Past Week's Sermon:  He Came, He Saw, He Conquered  Listen
 John 1:43-51 


Altar Flowers

Donating flowers for the altar guild for December:

7 – John Pinckney’s 21st Birthday
14 – Susie Family IMO Debbie’s father, Donald Vossler
21 – Susan Moore IHO Paul (18) and Dorothy (24) Birthdays


Christian Assistance Program (CAP) / Food Pantry
We would like to thank the many volunteers who helped with assembling and distributing Christmas dinners to our CAP clients.
The Clothes Closet needs winter clothing in all sizes - adults and children, particularly winter coats and boots. When you switch over to seasonal clothing, please consider donating any cold weather clothes, shoes or outerwear that you may no longer need.
The Food Pantry is looking for someone to do registration on the 3rd Tues of each month from 11 am to 1 pm. Registration involves working closely with the Pantry Manager to check IDs of recurring clients, ensure their information is up-to-date, and hand out vouchers. For new clients, it also includes interviewing individuals to ensure they meet eligibility requirements and working with them to complete the necessary paperwork. Physically, registration is the easiest volunteer position at the Pantry, but it does require you to be people-oriented and organized. If you are interested in doing registration, please contact Amy Gantt, (410) 733-6022,
The Food Pantry is also seeking individuals to carry bags of food out to the clients' cars on Tuesdays (11 am-1 pm) and Thursdays (3-5 pm). This is the most physically demanding of our volunteer positions and requires repeatedly carrying bags/boxes weighing approximately 25-35 lbs up 8 steps. They are then loaded into a shopping cart and taken out to the clients' vehicles. Our carriers work in pairs and typically assist 15-30 clients per session.
During the month of January, CAP will be collecting pasta and pasta sauces. A basket is located at the bottom of the sanctuary steps to collect donations. You can donate cash in honor or in remembrance of someone. There are cards on the bookcase in the Fellowship Hall to complete and mail to our CAP address, 1239 Murray Rd., Odenton, MD 21113. Letters are sent out to the recipients or their families acknowledging these gifts.
Special Events in January

January is Board of Elders emphasis month.

1 – New Year’s Day
2 – Confirmation (6 pm)
2 – God & Me begins (5:45 pm)
4 - Prayer Group (1 pm)
4 - Prayer Shawl Group (7 pm)
6 - Epiphany
7 – The Baptism of our Lord
8 – Planning Council (7 pm)
9 – Confirmation (6 pm)
9 – Interesting Topics (7 pm)
10 – Choir Rehearsal (7:30 pm)
11 - Prayer Group (1 pm)
11 - Prayer Shawl Group (7 pm)
13 – Talent Show (4 pm)
15 – Ladies Auxiliary (6:30 pm)
15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Observance
16 - Confirmation (6 pm)
16 – Interesting Topics (7 pm)
17 – Choir Rehearsal (7:30 pm)
18 – Prayer Group (1 pm)
18 - Prayer Shawl Group (7 pm)
18-25 – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
20 - Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study (9 am)
23 – Confirmation (6 pm)
23 – Interesting Topics (7 pm)
24 - Choir Rehearsal (7:30 pm)
25 - Prayer Group (1 pm)
25 - Prayer Shawl Group (7 pm)
30 – Confirmation (6 pm)
30 – Interesting Topics (7 pm)
30 - Choir Rehearsal (7:30 pm)
Confirmation Classes for 2017-2018

Confirmation classes for 7th and 8th grade students will begin in October for the 2017-2018 session, culminating on 3 June 2018 (Pentecost and Confirmation Sunday).

This year, Lesson 1: Introduction to Confirmation and to the 10 Commandments will be held on Sunday, 8 October and Tuesday, 10 October.

A detailed calendar of classes and lesson notebooks will be provided to each confirmand.

1st year confirmands will also receive a special Bible and Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanations.

Each class will be taught twice: on a Sunday and on a Tuesday, allowing each confirmand the opportunity to easily attend confirmation classes as well as school or other activities.

Parents of prospective confirmands are urged to contact Mike Petersen at 443-223-5884 or at to register their child or to obtain more information.

Sunday Services

Sunday Services (Summer)

(After Memorial Day through Labor Day)

8:00 am Blended Service

10:00 am Traditional Service

No Sunday School

Coffee available in Fellowship Hall following services.

Communion at all Services.


Sunday Services (After Labor Day through Memorial Day)

8:00 am Blended Service

9:30 am Sunday School

11:00 am Traditional Service

Coffee available in Fellowship Hall following services.

Communion at all Services.


Coffee Talk Bible Study

 Bible Study: Tuesdays at 7pm

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This week's events...

Sunday, January 21, 2018
Blended Service 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Sunday School 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Traditional Service 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Blended Service 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Sunday School 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Traditional Service 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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