|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
FRIENDS OF THE VILLAGE ANNUAL RAFFLE - Hand Quilted "Baskets" Quilt - size
100 x 102". Drawing: December 7th. Proceeds benefit the Resident Assitance Fund.
Tickets: $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. See Fran Crist for tickets.
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS WREATHS & FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS are now on
display and available for purchase in the Parish House. These artificial wreaths were hand
crafted by our St. Mary’s Lutheran Creative Crafters. Proceeds support the special needs
of St. Mary’s.
DONATION OF GIFT ITEMS FOR OUR SHUT-INS: We want to remember our shut-
ins during the Christmas season and are planning to make-up gift bags of miscellaneous
personal items. We are asking for donations of small items that can fit in a 11” x 8” x 4”
gift bag such as individual packages of cookies, hand lotion, body and bath items, hand
sanitizer, small cans of juice and fruit (8ozs), etc…, many of which can be purchased at
the local dollar store. If interested, please see Fran Crist or Cindy Sparacino to coordinate
donated items to avoid duplication. Thank you for your generous support.
ST. MARY’S KEEBLER ELVES LOOKING FOR HOLIDAY HELP: Please join us
in the Parish house kitchen and help bake cookies which will be sold at our 2013
Christmas Bazaar. We’re baking on the following dates and hope you can join us … even
if for an hour or two; Sat., Dec 7th (2pm to 5:30 pm), Tues., Dec 10th (10am to 2pm –
lunch provided). Weds. Dec. 11th is reserved as an additional day for baking, if needed. If
interested, please sign-up on the volunteer list located in the overflow room; or see Fran
Crist (410-848-4391) or Cindy Sparacino (717-637-0067). For those unable to participate,
consider donating baking ingredients. A sign-up list for needed ingredients is also located in
the overflow room. Please place baking ingredients in the marked box in the overflow
room by Sun., Dec 1st. Thank you for your contribution.
AN UPDATE ON THE SILVER RUN COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY: I'd like to take
this opportunity to thank you so much for your continued support. It is because of your
generosity and the support of the Community that through the month of October we have
been able to serve a total of 767 Households comprised of 2,195 family members. This
equates to 172 families, over half of which live in remote areas of our Community, most of
the others are from Westminster. Since March 7, 2012, we have had only 2 occasions that
we have not seen a new family(ies). The need continues to increase; over the last 3
evenings we served 10 new families. We continue to explore a relationship with the
Maryland Food Bank. How can you help? Tell your friends and neighbors about the Pantry.
Let them know they can help by providing food and / funds to help our neighbors right here
in our own Community. Share that they can make a donation / gift to the Pantry in Honor
or Memory of a loved one and a letter can be mailed sharing the news of the donation. We
are also looking for fresh fruit to be distributed the evening of December 4th; it can be
dropped off at the Parish House that Sunday - Wednesday. If you have questions or would
like to discuss something further, please give me a call at 443.244.0453 ~ Brenda Meadows
|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.