|St. Mary's is an assembly of Christian
believers who gather together in the
community of Silver Run. We are a
collection of people with different needs and
concerns and yet we are called to a unity
which grows from joining together in worship
of God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy
Spirit. Each of us has different God-given
talents which we are called to use to witness
to our faith in God's love revealed through
Jesus Christ. We are called and empowered
by the Holy Spirit to invite others to share in
our faith in Christ and to welcome them
into the life of our congregation.
|St. Mary's Evangelical
3978 Littlestown Pike
Westminster, Maryland 21158
(At Route 97 and Mayberry Road, Silver Run, MD)
|Mission Statement: "As the Body of Christ, St. Mary's Evangelical Lutheran Church is called by the
Father through the Holy Spirit to worship God and witness to others."
|Learn about the
VOLUNTEERS NEED TO MOW GRASS around the church and parish house throughout
the growing season. A sign-up sheet is available on the table in the back of the the parish
hall. For additional information, please contact Gary Meadows at (home) 410-346-6994 or
DAILY FAITH PRACTICES is the theme of a Bible Study class Pastor Lee will be leading
each Sunday during the month of October from 11 a.m. – 12 Noon (the Sunday school
hour). Studies will focus on readings from Philippians and Thessalonians, and how they
connect with our lives today. Classes will be held in the Parish House Kitchen. Classes
will begin today. Contact Pastor Lee (410-346-7146) if you would like more information
THE LUTHERAN CHURCH MEN OF THE WESTMINSTER CONFERENCE WILL
HOLD THEIR FALL DINNER MEETING, Monday, October 27 at Grace Lutheran
Church, 21 Carroll St., Westminster. The ladies of the church will be serving a family-
style dinner featuring Baked Ham with cherry glaze, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans, and
Tossed Salad. Desserts will be an assortment of homemade cakes and pies. As has been
customary, a free-will offering will be received for the meal with at least $11.00 expected.
Folks should gather in the sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. before proceeding to Grace Hall for the
meal and program. There are parking lots on two sides of the church and one across
Carroll Street in front of the church. Men should enter the church sanctuary from any of
the front doors on Carroll Street. Following dinner a short devotion and hymn sing will be
led by Pastor Martha Clementson. Ms. Karen Ganjon will up-date the men with news from
Carroll Lutheran School. An offering for the school will again be lifted. Hope has been
expressed that the group could build on the funds already given which may get to the point
that the men could have a named scholarship at the school. There has also been discussion
that in addition to the attendance trophy that a door prize be awarded to the youngest and
oldest present. Please contact Pastor Lee by no later than Sunday, October 12th so that he
can phone in reservations. For those planning to attend from the Silver Run area, please
meet in the church parking lot so we can leave by no later than 5:45 for Grace Lutheran.
CHURCH COUNCIL MEMBERS NEEDED! Rick and Cindy Sparacino and Dwyn
Flesicher will be leaving the church council at the end of 2014, leaving us with Craig
Fleischer, Frank Blickenstff, and Jill Spriggs (maybe?), with Pastor Lee as ex officio
member. Basic responsibilities: “The Congregation Council shall have general oversight of
the life and activities of this congregation, and in particular its worship life, to the end that
everything be done in accordance with the Word of God and faith and practice of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America” (Constitution and By-laws of St. Mary’s ELC,
C12.04) Please give prayerful consideration to serving your church in this way. Term of
office is for three (3) years, with the possibility of an additional three years.
THE WESTMINSTER CLUSTER OF THE WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION OF THE
WOMEN OF THE ELCA will hold their Fall Meeting on Saturday morning, October 18,
2014 at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 827 Leister’s Church Road, Westminster,
MD. Agenda: 9:30 a.m. – Registration with light continental breakfast; 10:00 – Devotions -
Jerusalem Lutheran Women; 10:15 – Program – Come and join us as we learn about the
Lutheran World Relief Fair Trade projects. The speaker will be Leesa Yhim. ~Gloria
Kniss, Cluster Secretary
|Click Picture for 250th Anniversary Page Past and Present in Pictures
|Did You Know?
St. Mary's Lutheran Church is the only
church in the Delaware-Maryland Synod
named for a woman and is one of the
synod's oldest churches.
|St. Mary's Bulletin Board
|1st & 3rd Wednesdays
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Carroll Lutheran School is planning for its annual golf outing on October 17, 2014,
at Piney Branch Golf Club, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun tee-off. The tournament,
“Swing for Scholarships,” will benefit the scholarship program for students K – grade
8 enrolled at the school based on need.
The Board of Trustees of the school has pledged its support by becoming a “Title
Scholarship” sponsor of the event. Sponsorship levels start at $125 and rise to $3,500.
Many sponsorships come with gratis golfers. Golfer fees are $125, with an early bird
special of $115 if registered by September 15.
The planning committee consists of Justin Durboraw, Chair, Jim Crew, Andrew
Dean, Don Heath, Wade Johansen, Alex Myers, Matt Rickeman, Eric Shadoff, Rev.
George Tuttle, Ben Yingling, and Michele Crew. To become a sponsor and/or a golfer
for this worthwhile endeavor, contact Justin Durboraw at 410-596-3771 or at
To: Pastors, Thrivent Church Advocates and all interested Members are invited to ……
Save these dates …..
American Music Theater
Christmas Show Bus Trip
Home for the Holidays 2014 and smorgasbord luncheon at Bird in Hand Family
Restaurant. Saturday December 6, 2014. Reserve your seats now and pay on or before
November 1st. Tickets $75/person all inclusive.
Leave Westminster 8:15 – return 5:00. Parking at the County Office Building. Reserve
by calling Ed or Becky Leister at 410-857-1333 or 410-259-5922.
Annual Chapter Dinner and Elections for the 2015 Chapter Board
New Windsor Fire Company Social Hall, New Windsor, MD.
Saturday, November 15, 2014; 1:00 p.m.
For Tickets contact Ed & Becky Leister (410-857-1333) or Jim Fair (410-751-1120)
$10 per person. Children (ages 5 to 10) are only $5.00 (please make checks payable to
Carroll County MD Chapter of Thrivent)
Please bring a gift for Carroll County Food Sunday in the form of canned meats, canned
fruits or vegetables, or cereal.
2014 Poinsettia Order Form