|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
DAILY FAITH PRACTICES is the theme of a Bible Study class Pastor Lee is leading
each Sunday from 11 a.m. – 12 Noon (the Sunday school hour). Studies will focus on
readings from the days Epistle lesson, and how they connect with our lives today.
Classes held in the Parish House Kitchen. Contact Pastor Lee if you would like
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 11 ladies and 3 gentlemen (14 total); 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… To avoid duplication, 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 Sunday, 30 Nov 2014. Please see Fran Crist or
Cindy Sparacino if you have any questions or suggestions. Thank you for your
ST. MARY’S KEEBLER ELVES LOOKING FOR HOLIDAY HELP AND
INGREDIENT DONATIONS: 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
Sunday, Nov 30th. Thank you for your generous contribution.
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS WREATHS & FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS are on display
and available for purchase in the Parish House. These artificial wreaths and floral
items were hand crafted by our St. Mary’s Lutheran Creative Crafters.
PACKETS OF INFORMATION HANDED OUT AT ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL
MEETING, November 16 are available on the table in the overflow room. Packets
contain approved 2015 budget, financial report, pastor’s report, information on
missionaries, minutes at 2013 annual meeting, and devotional. There are also
additional copies of the October report and approved 2015 budget available as stand
alones next to packets.
|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.
2014 Poinsettia Order Form