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.
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St. Mary's Evangelical
Lutheran Church
3978 Littlestown Pike
Westminster, Maryland  21158

(At Route 97 and Mayberry Road, Silver Run, MD)
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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."
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COULD YOUR CHILD BENEFIT FROM ATTENDING CARROLL LUTHERAN
SCHOOL?
 Registration for 2014-2015 is now open.  We all want the best education for
our children. Because each child has unique gifts, needs, and challenges, the school setting
can make a huge difference in a child’s life. Please consider whether Carroll Lutheran
School might provide your child with the kind of educational experience that will make a
huge difference and the results will last a life time!  Carroll Lutheran School offers classes
for children in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. The school offers an excellent academic
curriculum. The teachers are passionate about the subjects they teach; however, they are
even more passionate about their students. Every child counts at CLS. Personal attention
brings out the best in each student. Music (choral and instrumental), art, physical education
and Christian education are included in the curriculum. Beginning in the fall of 2014, Carroll
Lutheran School will have a school counselor on site. The school itself is clean, bright and
inviting. It is truly a loving atmosphere in which to learn and mature.  More information can
be found on the school web site, www.carrolllutheranschool.org.
Learn more about how your child could benefit from attending Carroll Lutheran School by
attending the Open House on Saturday, February 22, 2014 or March 29, 2014 from 10:00
am to 12:00 pm. You may contact Karen Ganjon, Administrator, for a personal tour
(kganjon@carrolllutheranschool.org or 410-848-1050).
                       
BUS TRIP TO SIGHT AND SOUND THEATRE in Lancaster, Pa - to see "Moses".  
Sponsored by Church Women United of Carroll Co.  Date: Wed. May 28, 2014 Cost:
$95.00 per Person.  Price Includes Bus, Lunch at Plain & Fancy Restaurant (Family Style)
at 12:30 pm & Show from 2:45 - 5:45 pm.  1st Pickup - Bus Leaves at 10:30 am from
Shepherd Staff Parking Lot, Carroll St., Westminster, Md.   2nd Pickup - Bus Leaves at 10:
50 am from Lazarus Church Parking Lot, Lineboro, MD.  Will Return to Westminster by 7:
30 pm.  Call Mary Jane Graf at 410-374-4478 for information and to make reservations.  
Money is due by April 15, 2014.  Make Checks Payable to Church Women United,  Send
To: Mary Jane Graf, 5115 South Church Street, Lineboro, Md 21102.  Any Questions?  
Contact Fran Crist 410-848-4391

MY NAME IS MATTHEW BALL OF TROOP 483.  I am currently working on my Eagle
Scout project, which consist of building shelves and tables for the Silver Run Community
Food Pantry.  Any donations will be greatly appreciated. Please make checks out to "Boy
Scout Troop 483" and in the memo section please indicate, "Matt Ball Eagle Project".  
Thank you.
               
REMINDER: Thrivent Members who have Thrivent Choice Dollars to allocate, please go
onto the Thrivent web site or call Thrivent at 1-800-847-4836 to allocate those dollars to
the organization of your choice (St. Mary's Lutheran, Carroll Lutheran School, etc.),  Also,
please be aware that you must re-assign the dollars at least once a year - there is no longer
the option to choose an organization once and to keep having your Choice Dollars directed
to them.  You have until the end of March to allocate your 2013 dollars.


LOOKING FOR A GREAT WAY TO RECYCLE those unwanted plastic grocery bags?
Donate them to the Silver Run Community Food Pantry. Please place them in the "Food
Pantry" box located in the overflow room. Thanks so much!  ~ Brenda Meadows


WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE sponsored by the Church Women United will be
held on Friday, March 7 at 2 p.m. in Krug Chapel at Carroll Lutheran Village.  The theme is
"Streams in the Desert".  The service was written by women from Egypt.  You are invited -
men and women.  Hope to see some of you there.  ~ Fran Crist


2014 OFFERING ENVELOPES ARE AVAILABLE for pick-up in the overflow room of
the church.  Persons with an envelope number above #72 have been issued a lower box
number for 2014.

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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.
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Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
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Office Phone/Fax: 410-346-7146

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1st & 3rd Wednesdays
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Please direct your email as follows:
Pastor Lee to  pastor@stmaryselc.org
Susan/Office to office@stmaryselc.org
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