First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odenton


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This Past Week's Sermon:  Grace Alone!  Listen
 Matthew 20:1-16 


CPR Class

By Leigh Lebkicker

(Not for certification) in the fellowship hall on Sunday February 28 from 1-3pm. This is for all middle and high schoolers as well as any adults in the congregation. The class is free and you will learn cpr and how to use a defibrillator and other life saving skills. For more info please contact Leigh Lebkicker @

2016 Baby Bottle Campaign

Change a life by saving your Change for Life. "The Pregnancy Clinic" (Annapolis/ Bowie/Crofton/Sevema Park) is a Christian ministry dedicated to serving those who face unexpected pregnancies. Filling your bottles with your change, paper money or checks can make a lifesaving difference in our community. Your spare change helps in the following ways:

$1.70 buys a pregnancy test

$15 provides emergency formula for 2 weeks

$25 gets GOD's Word into the hands of 10 clients

$100 provides 2 abstinence presentations

$200 provides a life affirming 3D/4D sonogram

The bottles, alone with informational brochures, are available in the narthex.  The clinic is a non-profit 501(c)3 agency and all donations are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to the Severna Park Pregnancy Clinic. The campaign will run from Sunday February 7 through Sunday February 28, 2016.

If you have questions, please call Dolores Saars, 410.721.7563 or Donna Donaldson, 410.674.2677.



Condensed from Jan Perez’s minutes

  • Treasurer’s Report – We paid $15,000 for heat and air conditioning units.
  • Pre-School is not breaking even with spending. Tuition was raised recently, but there aren’t enough students to cover expenses. Suggestions were made but further discussion will take place at the next meeting.
  • The contractor will be contacted about replacing the boiler. The work will take about a week.
  • More people are needed to serve on the nominating committee. Pastor will speak to members who may be interested in serving.
  • Pella was contacted regarding the stained glass for the new windows. Pella suggested contacting the architect.
  • JB will no longer be holding self-defense classes in the Fellowship Hall.
  • There was discussion about doing the Easter station service with live animals.
  • Red Cross contacted Sue about having a Blood Drive on Monday, February 15th (President’s Day). We will need to do more advertising to make it worthwhile.
  • A fundraiser for Sarah’s House was discussed. It was suggested that, since Sarah’s House is tied in with Catholic churches in the area, they get donations we are not aware of. It was suggested to contact the Lutheran Mission Society for a list of specific items they could use and make it a Thrivent event as well.
  • Youth – Checking into holding a CPR renewal class.
  • Fellowship – Upcoming events: Scout Sunday on February 7th, St. Patrick’s Day Gathering on March 19th at 4 pm, and a church property cleanup by the Scouts on May 18th.
  • Ladies Auxiliary – Upcoming events: Annual Turkey Dinner on April 23rd at 4-7 pm (need some men to help out) and the Annual Spring Flea Market on May 21st.
Looking For a New VBS Director

By Donna Van Dine

Summer is closer than you think, so now is the time to start planning for Vacation Bible School 2016. If you would like more information on the Director’s duties, please contact Donna Van Dine at or 410-551-0889 or Ursula Pinckney at or 443-995-2035.

Christian Assistance Program (CAP)

By Donna Van Dine

During the month of February, CAP will be collecting canned soup. A basket is at the bottom of the sanctuary steps to collect donations for our Food Pantry.

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, 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 Donna at 410-551-0889 or

Special Events in February

February is Fellowship Board Emphasis Month

7 – Quinquagesima; Scout Sunday w/Breakfast @ 9:30; Super Bowl Sub and Chili Sale

9 – Shrove Tuesday; Pancake Supper (5-7 pm)

10 – Ash Wednesday Communion Service (7 pm)

13 – Valentine’s Gathering (4 pm)

15 – President’s Day; Church Office Closed

17 – Lenten Service 1 (7 pm)

24 – Lenten Service 2 (7 pm)

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This week's events...

Sunday, February 14, 2016
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 15, 2016   
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Confirmation Class 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Coffee Talk 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Lenten Service 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Ladies’ Prayer Group 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Men's Bible Study and Breakfast 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Blended Service 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Sunday School 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Traditional Service 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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