First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odenton


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Altar Flowers

By Jean McHenry




18: Susie Family in memory of Donald Vossler

25: Jean McHenry in memory of Bill McHenry

The 2015 Alter Flower Chart is now posted on the bulletin board at the bottom of the sanctuary steps. You are welcome to sign up for flowers and special occasions as appropriate on the date(s) desired. Flowers cost $25 per vase and 2 vases are used each Sunday. Flower donors may pick up the flowers after the second service on Sunday in the working sacristy to the left of the altar. An altar guild member will assist you.

Christian Assistance Program (CAP)

By Jean McHenry

During January CAP will be requesting donations of pasta and pasta sauces. A basket is at the bottom of the sanctuary steps to collect donations for our Food Pantry.

On December 19 CAP handed out Christmas food for 280 families in the Gambrills, Odenton and Severn communities. They were most grateful for our assistance in their holiday celebration. We now have 13 Christian churches in our CAP organization work-ing together to provide food and clothing to the poor.

Please remember that if you want to donate to CAP in another way you can donate in honor of or in remembrance of someone. There are cards to complete and mail to our CAP address, 1239 Murray Rd., Odenton, MD 21113. These cards are located on the bookshelf in the Fellowship Hall. Letters are sent out to the recipients or their families acknowledging these gifts.

Any questions regarding CAP can be addressed to me at or calling 410-674-5353.

Special Events in January

January is Board of Elders emphasis month.

1—New Year’s Day


11—Baptism of our Lord

17Quarterly Elders' Meeting, 10:15 am

18-25—Christian Unity Observance

19—Martin Luther King Birthday

23Men's Night Out, 7 pm

31—Fellowship Talent Show, 5 pm

Planning Council Minutes of Deceber 8, 2014

Condensed from Jan Perez's minutes

  • Congregation urged to attend 75th Anniversary Committee’s meetings held third Monday of the month at 7 pm.
  • Proceeds from “shelf sitters” to go towards 75th anniversary celebration to be held in September at the Odenton Fire Dept. Hall. So far that is $250.
  • Council urged congregation to pray for and support families sruggling with pre-K tuition.
  • Anniversary Committee to hold Coach Purse and Pandora Jewelry Bingo. It will be held at the Elks’ Lodge on Stevenson Rd. in Severn on April 17.
  • Council questions whether church financial matters should be published.
  • Chico Perez and Susan Moore will hold Red Cross Blood drive at church on February 16. Another drive will be set up for the summer.
  • Bev Hansberger donated her painting of our church for display.
  • Cost of using Fellowship Hall for karate classes to be revisited.
  • Rental income for Beverly Avenue house will be increased to $1300 per month.
  • Letter of appreciation received from Waugh Chapel Elementary School thanking us for do-nation of school supplies.
  • Temperature in Fellowship Hall to be monitored.
  • Boy Scouts accomplish leaf raking job for church member.
  • 127 bags of clothing donated to LMS. Prayer shawls coming along well.
  • Card designed and printed by Mike Mrozek to go with prayer shawls. Mike to be paid $30 for the 100 cards printed up.
  • Still have urgent need for choir members.
  • Lights turned on flagpole and steeple discussed.
  • Kitchen refrigerator to be checked.
  • Stewardship meeting to be held in January to discuss training necessary.
  • Website information discussed.
  • Pre-K tuition will increase for next school year. Prices are $240 for morning class and $185 for afternoon.
  • Dr. Maier will visit us weekend of March 28. Saturday class will be on the subject “The Week That Changed the World.”
F.E.L.C. Has Talent!

By Brenda Gerhardt and Margie Mallary

Don’t Miss The Show!

  • Fellowship Hall  - January 31st - 5 pm
  • Sign up in the Church Narthex on the bulletin board.
  • All ages and talents are encouraged to participate!
  • Cooking Talent- Bring your most talented dish to share as a dinner item.
  • Baking Talent- Bring your most talented baked good to share for dessert.
  • Performing Talent- Bring your instrument, Borrow our Piano, Read a Poem, Sing a Song, Do Dance….
  • Be Creative.
  • Table Talent- Bring your Arts and Crafts to display for everyone to enjoy.

If you have questions contact Margie at or Brenda at

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This week's events...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Confirmation Class 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
God & Me 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Coffee Talk 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Ladies' Prayer Group 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Choir Rehearsal 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Talent Show 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Blended Service 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Sunday School 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Traditional Service 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, February 02, 2015
Ladies' Auxiliary Meeting 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Confirmation Class 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Coffee Talk 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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