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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SPRING BLESSING SERVICE, SUNDAY, MAY 3RD, during our regular 9:30 a.m.
worship service. Please bring representative samples of seeds, bulbs, plants, water, and
soil as we seek God’s blessings for the growing season.


LAST DAY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
will be Sunday, May 31st.

LOOKING FOR DONATIONS: Our crafters are planning a couple new projects for the
Strawberry Festival and are asking for donations of old comforters and pillows (to up
recycle the poly fill material) for fleece dog beds. We are also planning to make hanging
bird feeders and are looking for decorative cups, mugs and saucers. Please leave donations
in the craft room downstairs in the Parish House or give to Cindy Sparacino. Thank you
for generous donations and support.

THE WESTMINSTER CLUSTER WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION OF THE WOMEN
OF the ELCA will hold their Spring meeting on Monday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at St.
Mark's Lutheran Church, 1373 N. Main St., Hampstead, Md.  
Agenda:    6:30 p.m. - Registration with light refreshments
              7:00 p.m. - Devotions - St.  Benjamin's Lutheran Women
                                     Kristen McMasters
              7:15 p.m. - Program - Kevin Dayhoff   
                                    "History of the Lutheran Church in the
                                         Westminster Region"
As part of the program and devotions, bring a piece of history from your church.  This
can be in the form of a picture or an item.  All ladies are encouraged to attend and bring a
friend or two.

MAY FRIENDSHIP DAY will be celebrated on Friday, May 22 at St. Mary's United
Church of Christ.  The theme for this celebration is "Journey of the Caretaker".
   The speaker will be from Hospice/Dove House.  Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.
followed by the program at 10:00 a.m.  Lunch will be served at a cost of $7.00 per
person.  Two offerings will be taken during this program - the regular offering and the
special offering of pennies for the Fellowship of Least Coin.  Please see Fran Crist if you
are interested in going - reservations for lunch much be called in by May 15.  Hope we can
have a good turn out since most of us wouldn't have to travel far.
   It would be nice if each person could bring an item for Hospice/Dove House.  The
following suggestions are items that are in constant demand at Dove House: Dove
Chocolate candy, lip balm, K-cups (coffee and hot chocolate), individually packaged
snacks (chips, popcorn, crackers, puddings, cookies etc.), single serving sized containers
of fruits and vegetables, Dove liquid soap and lotions (small size), yellow cake mixes, and
brownie mixes.



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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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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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THE COMMUNITY AND BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT CARROLL
COUNTY
have experienced a rise in heroin usage and gang violence. Every citizen,
business, church group and schools are concerned about it's impact. For this reason
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has decide to present an expo called
"Drug and Violence Awareness Expo."    The expo will be held on May 1, 2015
at Shipley's Arena (AG Center) from 10am -5pm. The expo will cover all aspects
of Drugs, Gangs, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assaults including the affects to
our community and businesses. The expo will consist of educational seminars,
Demonstrations, and space for over 70 Exhibitors from various support groups
sharing information on each topic.