|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
PASTOR DAVID SCHAFER WILL BE COVERING FOR PASTOR LEE from June
15 – July 6, in case of emergencies. Pastor Schafer may be contacted at 443-789-1271.
PLEASE WELCOME OUR GUEST WORSHIP LEADERS:
NEW LIFE FOR GIRLS will be sharing their faith and voices in worship Sunday, June
26th. Please plan to stay after worship to greet them during our social time in the
ANNOUNCING VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - Please join us July 18-22, 5:45pm -
8:15pm for our “Ocean Commotion” which will feature the story of Noah as found in
Genesis. Open to children ages 3 and up. Dinner will be provided along with crafts,
music and learning as we will be driving into Noah's Flood. Please contact the church
or Laura Bennett at 443-847-0602 / Monsterjb@verizon.net to sign up.
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.
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CARROLL COUNTY TEACHER OF YEAR PRESENTS AT ST. MARY’S
The 2016 Carroll County Teacher of the Year, Brendan Gallagher, will present,
“Understanding Sacrifice,” as reflections on his 2015 trip to Europe on Sunday,
July 10th at St. Mary’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Gallagher was on one of18
teachers selected from across the nation to make the trip to discover the stories of
World War II fallen heroes buried and memorialized overseas.
His presentation will follow the 9:30 a.m. outdoor historic worship service at
the church that will also include a picnic in the parish house. The worship service
format will be that which was used in United Lutheran Churches at the time of
World War II. Those attending are asked to dress casually and bring a dish or
two for sharing. The church will provide drinks and tableware.
Gallagher, along with his fellow teachers conducted intense study and in-depth
research to uncover the stories of their fallen hero while developing a broader
understanding of the campaigns and battles in which they fought. The group
traveled through northern Europe, from the United Kingdom to France to the
Netherlands and Belgium to visit America’s overseas cemeteries and to walk the
battlegrounds where these men gave their lives. Using this experience, the
teachers designed a lesson plan specific to their teaching discipline. Designed for
middle school and high school classrooms, the lesson plans are multi-disciplinary
and can be applied in history, as well as art, math, science and English classrooms.
Each lesson plan is based on solid scholarship, integrated with Common Core,
and makes use of interpretive materials provided by ABMC. They are
accompanied by research about fallen heroes of World War II who are honored
at ABMC cemeteries in northern Europe.
PLEASE WELCOME REV. DR. JOSEPH DONNELLA II as our worship
leader for June 19, and June 26. Currently Pastor Donnella serves as chaplain
for Gettysburg College, a position he has held since 1997, along with serving
as Adjunct Professor of Religion Studies. Previously he served as chaplain
for Howard University and was a parish pastor in the Virgin Islands He is a
graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Chicago, and his wife,
Pastor Beverly Lange Donnella serves St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran
Church, Fairfield, PA.
PLEASE WELCOME PASTOR DAVID BARE (retired) as our supply
pastor for July 3. Pastor Bare most recently served as Chaplain at Carroll
Hospice. Previously calls were at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Alessia
(Millers), and St. Paul Lutheran Churches. He is a 1992 graduate of our
seminary at Gettysburg and holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin
and Georgia Tech. He was also the previous owner of S. L. Bare Oil
Company which continues to operate in Carroll County and elsewhere.