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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DAILY FAITH PRACTICES is the theme of a Bible Study class Pastor Lee will be leading
each Sunday from 11 a.m. – 12 Noon (the Sunday school hour).  Studies will focus on
readings from Philippians and Thessalonians, and how they connect with our lives today.  
Classes will be held in the Parish House Kitchen.  Classes will begin today.  Contact Pastor
Lee (410-346-7146) if you would like more information

CHURCH COUNCIL MEMBERS NEEDED!  Rick and Cindy Sparacino and Dwyn
Flesicher will be leaving the church council at the end of 2014, leaving us with Craig
Fleischer, Frank Blickenstff, and Jill Spriggs (maybe?), with Pastor Lee as ex officio
member.  Basic responsibilities: “The Congregation Council shall have general oversight of
the life and activities of this congregation, and in particular its worship life, to the end that
everything be done in accordance with the Word of God and faith and practice of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America” (Constitution and By-laws of St. Mary’s ELC,
C12.04)   Please give prayerful consideration to serving your church in this way.  Term of
office is for three (3) years, with the possibility of an additional three years.

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING of St. Mary’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
will be held November 16th at 11:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the Parish House. Purpose of
the meeting will be to review the highlights of church’s mission over the last year, consider
a proposed budget for calendar year 2015, elect church council members, hold discussion
and share some hopes for 2015.  Prior to the meeting at about 10:45 a.m. the Sunday
School will provide a brunch with a free-will offering collected to support supplies needed
for our Sunday School.

DONATION OF GIFT ITEMS FOR OUR SHUT-INS:  To remember our shut-ins during
the Christmas season we’re once again planning to make-up gift bags of miscellaneous
personal items.  Last year, we received many responses of thanks and appreciation from
our shut-ins and their families.  We’re asking for donations of small items for 9 ladies and 3
gentlemen; many of which can be purchased at the dollar store. Possible gift ideas include
individual packages of cookies, hand lotion, body and bath items, hand sanitizer, small
containers of juice, fruit in natural juices (8ozs), pudding, etc…  A sign-up list of suggested
items is available in the overflow room.  We ask that items be dropped off in the box
marked for “shut-ins” by Sun., 30 Nov. 2014.  Please see Fran Crist or Cindy Sparacino if
you have any questions or suggestions. Thank you for your generous support.

  Please join us in the Parish house kitchen to help bake
cookies which will be sold at our annual 2014 Christmas Bazaar.  Our cookies are always a
big hit and we sold over 140 dozen last year. We’re baking on the following dates and hope
you can join us … even if for an hour or two;   Sat., Dec 6th (1:00 pm till), and Tues., Dec
9th  (10:00 am till,  lunch provided).  For those unable to participate, please consider
donating baking ingredients and/or baking cookies at home; which is “greatly” appreciated
too.  If interested, sign-up lists for baking volunteers and needed ingredients are located in
the overflow room, or please contact Fran Crist (410-848-4391) or Cindy Sparacino (717-
637-0067). We ask that baking ingredients be placed in the marked box in the overflow
room by Sun., Nov 30th . Thank you very much for your contribution.

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.
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Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m

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
Susan/Office to
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To: Pastors, Thrivent Church Advocates and all interested Members are invited to ……

Save these dates …..
                                    American Music Theater
                                  Christmas Show Bus Trip
Lancaster, PA
Home for the Holidays 2014 and smorgasbord luncheon at Bird in Hand Family
Restaurant. Saturday December 6, 2014. Reserve your seats now and pay on or before
November 1st. Tickets $75/person all inclusive.
Leave Westminster 8:15 – return 5:00. Parking at the County Office Building. Reserve
by calling Ed or Becky Leister at 410-857-1333 or 410-259-5922.

       Annual Chapter Dinner and Elections for the 2015 Chapter Board
New Windsor Fire Company Social Hall, New Windsor, MD.
Saturday, November 15, 2014; 1:00 p.m.
For Tickets contact Ed & Becky Leister (410-857-1333) or Jim Fair (410-751-1120)

$10 per person. Children (ages 5 to 10) are only $5.00 (please make checks payable to
Carroll County MD Chapter of Thrivent)

Please bring a gift for Carroll County Food Sunday in the form of canned meats, canned
fruits or vegetables, or cereal.
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      2014 Poinsettia Order Form
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