|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
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A COUPLE OF VOLUNTEERS to help out at the Food
Pantry on October 7th. The pantry hours are 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. If you could arrive
about 5:15pm that would be wonderful; we are usually done by 6:45pm. You can help
out one evening or all three; whatever works for you. Please let Dwyn or Jill know if
you are available to help out. Thanks, Brenda
“CALL FOR COATS” – The Shepherd’s Staff kicks off its “Call for Coats” Program at
Westminster Fall Fest on Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th. The
Program runs from Saturday, September 26th through Friday November 13th. Drop off
donations of new and gently used outerwear for infants through adults at Admiral Cleaners
locations, co-sponsor of the Program. Call Kathy Taylor, 410-857-5944 at The Shepherd’s
Staff for other drop-off locations. Coats will be distributed FREE to Carroll County
residents by The Shepherd’s Staff at 30 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD throughout the
cold weather months.
THE 9TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES will feature over 65 beautifully decorated
themed trees up for bid in a Silent Auction and will open November 27th and run through
December 12th at the TownMall of Westminster, Belk Court. It will run during the
TownMall hours from 10am - 9pm (M-S) and from 1pm - 5pm (Sun). This Holiday event
benefits The Shepherd’s Staff, a non-profit organization that helps people in need within
the Carroll County Community. For further information, please contact Kathy Taylor at
THE LUTHERAN CHURCH MEN OF THE WESTMINSTER CONFERENCE
WILL HOLD THEIR FALL DINNER MEETING, Monday, October 26, 2015, at St.
Benjamin’s (Krider’s), Lutheran Church, 700 Krider’s Cemetery Rd., Westminster. The
ladies of the church will be serving a family-style dinner at 6:30 featuring fall fruit cup,
pork loin and baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots and apples, cole slaw,
coffee, iced tea, lemonade, and various homemade desserts. As has been customary, a
free-will offering will be received for the meal, with at least $12.00 expected. The
Women of the ELCA wish for any net funds generated to go to the Boys and Girls Club of
Westminster – their designated beneficiary this year. Following dinner a short devotion
and hymn sing will be led by the Pastor at St. Benjamin’s, the Rev. David S. Schafer.
Please contact Pastor Lee by no later than Sunday, October 11th 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 St. Benjamin’s Lutheran.
PETITIONS FOR CHURCH PRAYERS – “Pastor Lee” welcomes your additional
petitions for the “Prayers of Intercession,” which we offer during our worship service.
Simply inform him before service. Having something written up is not necessary, but
GIVE GLORY TO GOD BY SHARING FLOWERS FROM YOUR YARD OR
ELSEWHERE. Many Sundays are available, including:
October 11 & 18 November 1 & 8
|Did You Know?
St. Mary's Lutheran Church
is the only church in the
named for a woman and is
one of the synod's oldest
|St. Mary's Bulletin Board
|1st & 3rd Wednesdays
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Christian Compassion ● Lifetime Learning ● Social Responsibility
Carroll Lutheran School is a private Christian school for all faiths located on a
beautiful campus outside of Westminster on Old Taneytown Road. At CLS a
quality education is provided to students in kindergarten through grade 8 that
integrates learning and real life application in a faith-based environment. A top
priority is meeting the unique educational needs of students in all curricular
areas and the fine arts. In addition, staff model the love of Christ and guide
students to achieve attitudes of self-confidence, discipline, and responsibility.
Children and families of all faiths are invited to attend.
Call Carroll Lutheran School to schedule a tour during the summer. Please call
410-848-1050 or email the office at email@example.com. The
summer office hours for visitors are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:
00 p.m. Carroll Lutheran is located at 1738 Old Taneytown Road in
Westminster. We welcome new families to join our school community.