|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
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR 2016 WORSHIP HELPER SCHEDULES and any Committee
Meeting dates for the beginning of 2016 to the church office as soon as possible. Thank
2016 OFFERING ENVELOPES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP in the overflow
room of the church.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR REPORT. 19 people helped. We could have used more. Last
year we had 30. Despite some circumstances we still did pretty well financially. The
kitchen took in $541.75. The Silent Auction took in $1, 218, $990.50 from crafts, $682.75
from baked goods, $508.50 from Jams. We had three Thrivent Action Teams and some
donations which helped with expenses. We cleared $4,645.25. $464 will go to the Synod.
$1,045 for Carroll Lutheran School. $1,045 for Silver Run Community Food Pantry. $836
for mission support. $1,254 we kept for the church for special needs which can be spent
where ever needed with Council approval. Thank You again to everyone who helped in
any way to make the Bazaar a success.
A COMMITTEE IS BEING FORMED to look into a new stove for the parish house
kitchen. If you’re interested in being on the committee, please see Jim or Betty Huber.
WHITE TABLE CLOTH NEEDED for covering the 2 ½ x 5’ table on which to place the
nativity scene. Size of the table cloth should be a least 4 ½ x 7’. Please contact Pastor
Lee if you have such a cloth that you would be willing to donate to our church.
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
|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.
GIFT SHOP VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT - Carroll Lutheran Village is
seeking volunteers for both campus gift shops. The Shop on the Square is
located in the Hospitality Center adjacent to the Wellness Center and the
Bistro and the Village Corner Gift Shop is located in the administrative
building in the lobby for the Health Care Center and the assisted living
Diven House. Volunteer opportunities available include: Sales associates,
Visual merchandising, Volunteer scheduler, Merchandise check-in,
Net proceeds from the shops benefit the Ministry of Caring, which
assists residents who have outlived their financial resources. In the past
two fiscal years alone nearly $23,000 was earned for the Ministry of
Caring through the gift shops. Gift shop volunteers should be at least
18 years old. Apply online at www.clvillage.org/volunteer. For more
information contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 443-605-1011 or
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Carroll Lutheran Village's
Winter 2016 Lifelong Learning Series. Courses are open to all older
adults in the community. Come join us!
- Cell Phone Photography – Learn how to use your cell phone to
take great photos with Dan Humphries-Russ from Carroll Community
College. Class meets on Wednesdays February 10 and 17 from
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm. in the Carroll Lutheran Village Wellness
Center. Cost is $20 per adult.
- B&O Railroad and the Civil War – Instructor Daniel Toomey
from Carroll Community College shares how the B&O played an
important part in the nation’s history. Class meets Wednesdays
March 9 through April 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a trip
to the B&O Railroad Museum on April 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost is $50 per adult, which includes the trip.
Please register in advance for all Lifelong Learning opportunities by