First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odenton


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

This Past Week's Sermon:  Weeds and Wheat  Listen
 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 


New Church Directory

A new church directory is coming to First Lutheran! Sign-ups will resume on July 6, 2014.

Photography dates are July 25, and July 26, 2014.

In order to receive a church directory, you must have your picture taken.


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Special Events in July

July is Planning Council emphasis month

Special events in July

4 - Independence Day

7-11, 6:30 PM: Vacation Bible School

Planning Council Meeting Minutes

Condensed from Jan Perez’s minutes

June 9, 2014

  • Lutheran Mission Society picked up 49 bags of clothing and donations.
  • Square foot garden is boxed in and ready for student planting.
  • Thrivent Retirement Class held on 11 June 2014.
  • Thrivent will provide donuts for “Coffee Hour” on a Sunday morning to be determined.
  • New picture of church taken for shelf-sitter project.
  • At this point, we have no one to head up Youth Board. Solutions discussed.
  • Pastor and family will be on vacation from June 12 until July 10.
  • Additional helpers needed for VBS starting 7 July.
  • Community outreach through Facebook page discussed.
  • Chico Perez will assist on Church Properties Committee along with Ray Reichard and Mike Mallary.
  • Prayer shawl ministry discussed.
Church Email

By Jean McHenry

The Planning Council gave the following guidelines regarding e-mail sent from the church. We will only send out group e-mails using the church e-mail system for direct church-related functions such as:

  • Prayer requests and updates
  • Information on church fund-raising events
  • Notification of member’s deaths and funeral arrangements
  • Reminders of changes in or special church services
  • CAP/Thrivent/Augsburg and other Christian requests for help

All other items, such as family events or community events outside of church should be put on our Facebook page through contact with JB Jaeger or Noah Hayward. If you are in doubt about whether to use email or Facebook, please contact JB or Noah first or send an email here.

If you would like to receive prayer requests, newsletters and notices from church via e-mail please submit your e-mail address to the church office or send a blank email to

Adopt a Flower Bed

By Ray Reichard

Ever thought of adopting a flower bed ? We have 3 families that have, and there are a couple still available, for weeding and or pruning. Please call Ray Reichard 410- 674-8479

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This week's events...

Friday, July 25, 2014
Church Directory Photographs 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Church Directory Photographs 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Blended Service 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Traditional Service 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Coffee Talk 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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