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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JANUARY 27TH THERE WILL BE AN OUTREACH & WELCOME MEETING.
Anyone who has helped with the Bazaar is welcome or if you just have an interest or an
idea please come. The meeting will be in the kitchen of the Parish at 6:30 p.m. We will be
reviewing the Bazaar and making a decision on the distribution of funds.

DISCUSSION GROUP MEMBERS NEEDED –
There are advantages to having guidelines
in place for situations such as unexpected emergencies, schedule changes, and to quickly
contact congregational members, if ever needed.  Examples of when such guidelines would
prove helpful are in situations like the recent furnace outage just prior to service a few
weeks ago, extreme weather conditions, and unexpected property infrastructure concerns.  
I would like to explore soliciting congregational thoughts and recommendations on possible
response options to such emergencies.  Recommendations from this discussion group
would be presented to Council for consideration/adoption.  Anticipate the need for one or
two meetings. Depending on the response will determine when and where we schedule the
first meeting. If you would like to participate, please contact Rick Sparacino.      


REMINDER TO THRIVENT MEMBERS:
 If you have choice dollars available, you have
until March 30, 2015 to allocate your dollars for 2014.  Please don't let these dollars go to
waste!  You can direct them on the Thrivent web site or by calling 1-800-847-4836.  
Thank you.  ~Donna Myers


2015 OFFERING ENVELOPES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP
in the overflow room
of the church.  Please note, if you did not pick-up your box of envelopes last year, 2015
envelopes were not automatically issued.  You can request a box for 2015 by contacting the
church office.


INQUIRERS’ CLASS TO BE HELD IN PARISH HOUSE KITCHEN BEGINNING
FEBRUARY 1ST FROM 11 – 12 NOON (Sunday school hour).  
This class is designed
for all those who would like to review what a Christian is from a Lutheran perspective.  
The class is open to all but may be of particular interest for those who are considering
joining our church and for those who would like to refresh and review basic Christian
understandings.  The classes are expected to run about five weeks, depending on class
interest.  Please let Pastor Lee know of you’re interest in attending.


I AM LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE SUNDAY SCHOOL
GAME DAY ON MARCH 29
immediately following service until 12:00.  I am putting
together "An Amazing Race" theme game where they will complete different tasks at
stations.  I am in need of helpers for each activity. Please let me know ASAP if you are
willing to help, so I can begin the planning process.  Also, if you have any suggestions of
activities I can include, let me know.  Thanks for your help.  ~Kelli Scott

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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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         Christian Compassion ● Lifetime Learning ● Social Responsibility

Carroll Lutheran School is a private Christian school for all faiths located on a beautiful campus
outside of Westminster on Old Taneytown Road.  At CLS a quality education is provided to
students in kindergarten through grade 8 that integrates learning and real life application in a faith-
based environment.  A top priority is meeting the unique educational needs of students in all
curricular areas and the fine arts.  In addition, staff model the love of Christ and guide students
to achieve attitudes of self-confidence, discipline, and responsibility.  Children and families of all
faiths are invited to attend.  Open Houses have been scheduled on the following days and times:

            
CLS OPEN HOUSES:
            February 28th 9:00 to 12:00
            March 14th 9:00 to 12:00
            April 25th 9:00 to 12:00

If you are unable to attend the open houses, you may call Carroll Lutheran School to schedule a
tour during the school year to see learning in action. (Please call 410-848-1050.)  Carroll
Lutheran is located at 1738 Old Taneytown Road in Westminster.  We welcome new families to
join our school community.