Annual Congregational Meeting 11/21/2021

Make sure you get to celebrate what God has done through us in the past year, and that you have a voice in where we go from here, by attending our Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, November 21. To encourage folks from both services to attend, the meeting will take place at 9:45. We’ll meet in the worship space so there is room to spread out. All Confirmed Members (not just adults!) are invited to attend and participate.

So teachers can participate in the meeting, there will be no Sunday School on November 21.

If you have not received the packet by Sunday 11/14/2021, please let us know by emailing [email protected] or calling the office 301-663-3344.


Church Directory

Are You Ready? Look this way! CLICK!

We are creating a new church directory for staff and members. It is even easier than before! However, we need your help. Volunteer opportunities are available. Stop by the table in the Narthex on Sundays.

We’d love to see you and your family in our directory. And what’s more, Lifetouch is including a complimentary 8×10 photo for each family in the directory!

How to Schedule

Families must schedule a time for their photo appointment. You can schedule appointments online Monday through Saturday. On Sunday the online scheduling site will be closed, but a paper sign up sheet is available before and after the services at the church.

The photo shoot appointments are offered from 1:30pm until 9:00pm on the following dates:

  • Monday, March 16th
  • Tuesday, March 17th
  • Wednesday, March 18th

Scheduling tips: Please note that families of 6 or less will only need one time slot, while families of 7 or more will need additional time. Staff images will be taken at the same time of their family appointment.

Happy Reformation Day!

Martin Luther (1483–1546)
Artist: Workshop of Lucas Cranach the Elder 
c. 1532
Oil on wood
Martin Luther (1483–1546)
Artist: Workshop of Lucas Cranach the Elder
c. 1532, Oil on wood
MET, New York

On this day, Lutherans celebrate the symbolic beginning of the Protestant Reformation. According to Philip Melanchthon, 31 October 1517 was the day German monk Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Electorate of Saxony in the Holy Roman Empire. This event set in motion a dramatic separation from the Catholic Church, even though Martin Luther did not intend to leave the church.

Lectionary Readings:

  • Jeremiah 31:31-34
  • Psalm 46 (7)
  • Romans 3:19-28
  • John 8:31-36

Almighty God, gracious Lord, we thank you that your Holy Spirit renews the church in every age. Pour out your Holy Spirit on your faithful people. Keep them steadfast in your word, protect and comfort them in times of trial, defend them against all enemies of the gospel, and bestow on the church your saving peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.