First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odenton


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

This Past Week's Sermon:  It is I  Listen
 Mark 6:45-56 


Christian Assistance Program (CAP)

By Amy Gantt, CAP Volunteer

Back in June, thanks to our supporters, CAP was able to increase the vouchers issued to clients from $7.00 to $10. We're also expanding the items that clients can purchase to include other dairy items (e.g., yogurt, cheese, margarine, etc.) in addition to the existing milk, bread, eggs and juice.

We are pleased to announce that the CAP Food Pantry was awarded a $24,000 grant from the Anne Arundel County Local Development Council. For the second year in a row, we will be able to provide our clients with fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables to supplement the usual items stocked in the pantry. CAP expects to receive the money in early July and it must be spent by the end of the year. The timing is great because families often have an increased need for food during the summer months when children are not in school. Starting July 2nd, CAP will be issuing (instead of the CAP funded $10 vouchers) $30 , $40 and $50 vouchers to households of 1 to 2, 3 to 4 and 5 & above, respectively, until the grant is exhausted.

More than 30 years after the CAP Food Pantry began, your support is more important than ever. Your churches are our lifeblood. While the grant is a blessing, your continuous donations of money and food staples, coupled with the many hours of volunteer work from your parishioners, keep the food pantry running. Thanks for your critical support.

(During July and August CAP will ask for donations of canned meats [tuna, chicken, etc.] and canned pork and beans respectively.)

Special Events in August

August is Evangelism Board emphasis month.

8 - Oikodome Group Meeting

10 - Planning Council Meeting

12 - 75th Anniversary Committee Meeting

15 - Men's Breakfast - 9 AM; Scout Car Wash - 9 AM

31- Ladies' Auxiliary Meeting

Altar Flowers

By Jean McHenry

Donating flowers for the altar for special occasions during August are:


9—Wylie & Donna Donaldson, anniversary

16—Robert Mencik, 19th birthday



Donors are reminded to come to the Altar Guild Room after the second service to pick up their flowers. Contact Barbara Gousha, or (410) 695-0265 if you have questions.

FELC's 75th Anniversary Celebration

By Elizabeth Lueth

You are cordially invited to the 75th Anniversary Celebration of First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odenton

Sunday September 13, 2015

Special Service 2:00 pm at the church

8397 Piney Orchard Parkway, Odenton, Maryland

Dinner celebration to follow at The Odenton Fire Hall, 1425 Annapolis Road, Odenton, Maryland

Please respond on or before Friday August 28, 2015 by calling or texting to 443-310-6695 or emailing to

Please provide your name and the number of guests.


Did you know that FELC has an email list? It is used for important church-related notices and reminders, such as prayer requests and updates, notification of FELC member deaths and funeral arrangements, and reminders for church events and cancellations.

If you would like to be added to the list or have an announcement that you think might be appropriate to send to the list, please email your request to To prevent messages from the list from getting sent to your spam folder, you can add the email address "" to your allowed senders (white) list. Please do not send emails to this address or "reply all" to emails that you receive from that address.

Note that some "lower priority" events are better advertised here on FELC's website and/or FELC's Facebook site ( - if you have an item for the web page or Facebook site, please email Noah Hayward ( or JB Jaeger (


The page is updated regularly with information, articles, and fun Lutheran videos. We can be found here.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

By Kathy Reichard

Prayer Shawls are an on-going project. We have several skeins of donated yarn if you would like to make one. Contact Kathy Reichard at 410-674-8479 for details. Thank you also to the ladies who have completed shawls already.

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This week's events...

Sunday, August 02, 2015
Blended Service 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Traditional Service 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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