First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odenton


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This Past Week's Sermon:  Help!  Listen
 John 15:26, 27 16:4-15 


Summer Service Times BEgin May 31, 2015!

As a reminder, the late service begins at 10:00 AM starting May 31, 2015.  Sunday School will resume in September.

Vacation Bible School - Time to Start Planning!

The theme for VBS willl be Camp Discovery!  

It is scheduled to be held the week of June 22- 26, 2015, 6-8:30 pm.  

We are looking for volunteers to help with  he following positions:  Director, Registration, Bible Story, Crafts, Snacks, and Games. 

If you are interested, please contact Ursula Pinckney at 443-995-2035 at your earliest convenience.  A meeting will be held between services (9:30 am) in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, June 7th.  Please plan to attend to find out what you can do to help.

We need youth!

We need youth to help with this year's Crab Fest at Mr. Canet's home!  For the past 3 years, our youth group has volunteered at the Crab Fest in exchange for a $500 donation to our youth.  Each youth has also been paid for helping.  We need youth on June 12th from 3:30-7pm for set up and cleaning, and June 13th from 9:30am-4pm for clean up, serving, and watching the pool & bounce house. 

We will meet at church both days and Kevin & Amanda Fritsch will drive the kids there and back again, as Mr. Canet's home is in Ellicott City.  We need about 4 kids on Friday and about 8 on Saturday.  We will eat there both days, and there is a variety of delicious food.  After the work is done, the kids are invited to swim and have pizza.

Please let Kevin or Amanda Fritsch know ASAP is you are able to help: or 920-226-1623 (no texts).

Christian Assistance Program (CAP)

By Jean McHenry

We’d like to thank our church members who serve with CAP. They are Karen Averyt, Buford Hansberger, Don Glass, Tom Girgash and Ben Saars who pick up donated groceries from Food Lion every week and take them to CAP for distribution. Special thanks to Chuck Nelson and Denise Bach who serve packing groceries every Thursday. Ron and Carol Sams have been active in the pantry for years. Dana Toon and Donna Van Dine keep order in the pantry by stocking shelves and sorting donated foods. Donna and family also take our church’s contributions to the Pantry. Of course, we can’t forget the Food Pantry Manager, Dave Vitchock who does a balancing act managing the Pantry. If you would like to volunteer time with CAP please contact Amy Gantt, or call (410) 760-0485.

The Pantry is open on Tuesdays from 11 am to 1 pm and on Thursdays from 3-5 pm. We have volunteers from any of the 13 CAP churches serving and we are proud to have so many FELC volunteers. Our Clothes Closet works from Nichols Bethel United Methodist Church, 1239 Murray Rd. in Odenton. Contact Nichols Bethel at 410-674-2272 if you would like to work with sorting and distributing clothes.

During May we will be collecting canned fruit.

In June we are asking for macaroni and cheese.

Of course any non-perishable food is welcome. Please check the dates on the food so it has not expired.

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.

Special Events in May and June


May is Youth Board emphasis month.

7—National Day of Prayer

9—Oikodome Fellowship Campfire, 5 pm

10—Mother’s Day

14—Ascension of Our Lord

16—Armed Forces Day/Flea Market 9-2

17—Game Night, 5 pm

23—Mother’s Day Celebration, 4 pm

31—Confirmation/Summer Worship Schedule begins


June is Worship Board emphasis month.

14—Flag Day

21—Father’s Day/First Day of Summer

Mini Pictorial Directories

Mini Pictorial Directories have been paced in each pew. Please do not remove from the church.



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Next Gospeltality: July/August 2015

From the Editor: The next issue of the Gospeltality will be for the July/August time frame.

Addresses Needed

If anyone knows the addresses of the following families, please contact Elizabeth Lueth at 410-674-7569 or

  • Kathy Cordova
  • Robin Acklin
  • Clyde & Darlene Bell
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This week's events...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Confirmation Class 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Coffee Talk 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Ladies' Prayer Group 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Elder's Meeting 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Blended Service 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Traditional Service - 10 AM 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday, June 01, 2015
Ladies' Auxiliary Meeting 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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