First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odenton


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This Past Week's Sermon:  For Real  Listen
 Luke 24:36-49 


Smart Money Smart Teens

By Wayne Van Dine

Our teens (and children) aren't always receiving adequate instruction regarding "how to handle money." How will our teens obtain these basic money skills without being taught? Unfortunately, "the norm" appears to be that the financial and credit industries (who prey upon people who don't handle money well) want to promote "bad money habits" which benefit those institutions rather than benefiting our children.

On 25 April 2015, from 5:00-7:00 pm (in the Fellowship Hall) -- In an effort to better equip our teens to handle their finances, we invite our teens (and their parents) to attend a Smart Money Smart Teens information session. When properly equipped, our teens will be better postured to handle the monetary resources that God will entrust to them within their young adult life. This will benefit them, our local community, and society as a whole. Pizza and ice cream will be served as a part of this event. For any questions about this session, please contact Wayne Van Dine at, or 410-551-0889.

Altar Flowers

By Jean McHenry

April 5 - Eater Lillies

April 12 - Barb & Tom Girgash in memory of Joe

April 19 - Susie Family in memory of Bill’s mother, Marie Susie

April 26 - Barb & Tom Girgash in memory of Marge


Christian Assistance Program (CAP)

By Jean McHenry

CAP will be collecting boxes and bags of cereal during April.

The CAP Clothes Closet located at Nichols Bethel Methodist Church needs more volunteers. Please contact Nichols Bethel at 410-674-2272 if you can help.

Special Events in April

April is Church Properties Board emphasis month.

2—Holy Thursday Service, 7 pm

3—Good Friday Service, 7 pm

5—Easter Sunday Services, 6:30 and11 am. Breakfast at 8 am; Childrens' Presentation at 9:30 am; Easter EggHunt 8:30 am

11—75th Anniversary Committee’s FleaMarket, 9 am—2 pm

17—75th Anniversary Committee’s Bingo at Elks Lodge, 7 pm

19—Sale of Olivewood Crafts

22—Administrative Professional’s Day/ Scouts’ Tree planting on Pre-K Grounds, 6 pm

25—Smart Money Smart Teens Class 5-7 pm

Planning Council Minutes of March 9, 2015

Condensed from Jan Perez's minutes

  • Treasurer reports that income is down because of snow removal and members’ absence.
  • Internet ads are out as of 3/10/15 regarding Dr. Maier’s visit from 27 March through 29 March. Check-in time on Saturday is 8 am. $5.00 lunches available.
  • Rob Mencik went out to area businesses for prizes for the Bingo.
  • Current balance for the 75th Anniversary celebration is approximately $700.00.
  • Ladies’ Auxiliary and 75th Anniversary Committee needs more members.
  • Concern expressed for rise in Pre-K tuition.
  • Forms need to be completed to keep Concordia plans for paid workers.
  • FELC will pay employees’ share of Concordia Life Insurance.
  • Cub Scouts to plant trees on Pre-K property on 22 April (Earth Day).
  • Ace Hardware getting a larger sign. Now would be the time to order a “topper” for our current sign so Odenton Chamber could help with getting permit.
  • Wayne Van Dine assembling a curriculum about teens managing their money.
  • Easter “shelf sitters” being considered.
  • Shelf Sitters will be available during Dr. Maier’s visit.
  • Red Cross Blood Drive short on donations. Need more church support.
  • Tom Girgash to give informal talk on 4x4 planter boxes.
  • Tom Girgash and Dave Pinckney thanked for becoming Elders.
  • Facebook page doing well and can be found here. New church website coming soon (JB Jaeger working on).
Lutheran Mission Society

By Kathy Reichard

Please keep the Lutheran Mission Society in mind when you change over to Spring clothes. They also accept household items. We collect them alongside of the handicap ramp going into the Sunday School Rooms. If you need a receipt please contact Kathy Reichard at 410-674-8479. Thank you.


By Liz Lueth

Design a banner for the 75th Anniversary. We are asking for your ideas for a banner that shows what the Church means to you. Please design with the theme of “This little light of mine…”. Submit your entry in the provided box in the Narthex. Your idea may just be made into a banner to be displayed at the 75th celebration.

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This week's events...

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Smart Money Smart Kids 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 26, 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
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Confirmation Class 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Coffee Talk 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Ladies' Prayer Group 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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