Dr. Paul Maier will be returning to FELC to present
"The Week That Changed The World"
By Jean McHenry
Because of the solemn season of Lent, we will not place flowers on the altar during March. Watch the church bulletin if you are interested in purchasing Easter lilies for the altar for Easter. The flowers will be used to decorate the altar and may be taken home after the second service.
By Jean McHenry
For those who are new to our congregation I’d like to familiarize you with the Christian Assistnace Program (CAP). CAP is a group of 13 Christian churches in our community banded together to heed Christ’s word to feed the hungry and clothe the poor. Our Food Pantry is located at Severn United Methodist Church, 1215 Old Camp Meade Rd. in Severn. The Clothes Closet is located at Nichols Bethel United Methodist Church, 1239 Murray Rd. in Odenton. Each month the CAP churches donate to the poor in our local community. Hours for the Food Pantry are Tuesdays, 11 am—1 pm; Thursdays 3-5 pm. The Clothes Closet is open on Tues-days, 11 am—1 pm; Thursdays 2-4 pm.
The Food Pantry will accept any non-perishable food but each month we make a special request. For March we are collecting rice. At First Lutheran we have a wicker basket at the bottom of the steps up to the sanctuary. If you will put your food donations in or beside the basket, it will be taken to the Food Pantry. For donations of clothing, we ask that only in-season good serviceable clothing be donated. There is not room to store warm season clothing (e.g., shorts, sandals, etc.) right now. We ask that you bring the clothing directly to the rear double doors of Nichols Bethel church during their open hours.
Our CAP churches also support CAP with monetary donations as they are able. If you prefer you may support CAP directly by sending a check to Christian Assistance Program, 1239 Murray Rd., Odenton, MD 21113. Since we are a non-profit, all donations are tax deductible and will be acknowledged.
Any questions regarding CAP can be addressed to Jean at email@example.com or calling 410-674-5353.
By Kathy Reichard
The ministry is ongoing and I would like to thank Karen Averyt and Dolores Saars for getting it started, we have given out 2 prayer shawls so far, and while we do not want anyone to get sick to get one, we are ready. We were given a generous donation of yarn for anyone who would like to make a shawl. Please contact Kathy Reichard 410-674-8479 for more information.
March is Executive Board emphasis month.
8 –Daylight Saving Time begins
17—St. Patrick’s Day
20—First Day of Spring
28-29—Dr. Maier’s Visit
Condensed from Jan Perez's minutes
By Margie Mallary
We are in need of a few people to help out with Sunday fellowship hour set up and clean up. If this is something that you can assist with, please see the signup sheet on the kitchen refrigerator for a time slot. Contact Margie Mallary for details.
The shelf sitters are here! They are on display on the narthex window sills. They sell for $20 each. Make check payable to FELC with “shelf sitter” in the memo field. Place in an envelope and put in the offering plate.
Please keep The Lutheran Mission Society in mind for clothing donations; collection area is below handicap ramp going into Sunday School area. Thank you. We had a very good year for donations. Please contact Kathy Reichard for receipts or other information, 410-674-8479.