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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3978 Littlestown Pike
Westminster, Maryland  21158
(At Route 97 and Mayberry Road, Silver Run, MD)






         Rev. Linda Fernandez
        Pastor
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"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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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: Wednesday & Friday - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
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Office Phone/Fax: 410-346-7146


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Click for food pantry page.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
of each month.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Meal For Families

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Pantry Open to Families
Contact Information
Silver Run Community Food Pantry

If Carroll County Schools are CLOSED,
the Silver Run Community Food Pantry is CLOSED.

If Carroll County Schools are
2 HOURS LATE,
the Silver Run Community Food Pantry is
OPEN.

If Carroll County Schools
CLOSE EARLY,
the Silver Run Community Food Pantry is
CLOSED.

If Wednesday Pantry date falls on Legal Holiday,
the Silver Run Community Food Pantry is
CLOSED.
- If there is a property emergency on church premises,
contact Gary Meadows, Property Committee Chairperson at 410-236-9161.
St. Mary's Evangelical Lutheran Church
           
ST. MARY’S IS WORKING ON RESTRUCTURING THE PRAYER CHAIN
(phone and electronic) and also starting a Contact Phone Tree.  If you know anyone
who is not currently getting church information or does not use or have access to
Facebook or email, please let Pastor Linda or the church office know.   If you are
interested in volunteering to make occasional phone calls, please let Pastor Linda or the
church office know.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES will be held at Noon and 7:00 p.m. on  Wednesday,
February 26th.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER -  Date: Thursday, March 5, Time: 10:30 a.m.,
Place: Carroll Lutheran Village, Krug Chapel, Theme: “Rise, Take up your mat and
walk”.  Hosted by Church Women United of Carroll County.  Students from Carroll
Lutheran School will be taking part. All Welcome.

SOME EMAIL PROVIDERS ARE SENDING OUR EMAIL ANNOUNCEMENTS TO
SPAM/TRASH FOLDERS
.  To receive church notices, please check your email
settings to make sure your program allows receiving email sent by: office@stmaryselc.
org, newsletter@stmaryselec.org,  eoutreach@stmaryselc.org.  Should you have any
questions, please contact the church office.

MAY GOD’S CONSOLING MERCY be with the family and friends of Jesse Eyler, Jr.
who died on Saturday, February 1st and received Christian burial on Thursday, February
6th.


LENTEN FOCUS 2020 - Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26th.   Our Ash
Wednesday worship services are at Noon and 7:00 p.m. and will comprise of imposition
of ashes and Holy Communion.  
Lenten Focus meetings will be held on Sunday evenings, beginning March 1st through
April 5th from 5 – 7 p.m. with a simple supper of bread and soup in the Parish House.  
We will be watching the film “Interview with God” in six parts, followed by light
discussion afterwards.     
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to provide one of the meals, please
contact Pastor Linda.
                       
Lenten Focus Dates:
March 1st –
March 8th -
March 15th –
March 22nd –
March 29th –
April 5th -


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During our participation in the event, congregational members were encouraged to
wear their favorite team jerseys to worship service
.  We took up a collection to give to
The Silver Run Community Food Pantry. We reported our total to Souper Bowl of Caring so
our congregation is part of the national efforts. Through this experience, we learned the power
of working together to make a difference in the lives of others.

Thank you for doing your part to make our 2020 Souper Bowl of Caring a success!
               
EMPTY BOWLS OF CARROLL COUNTY - Sunday, April 5th, 2020 at St. John
Catholic Church Portico (11am, 12:30pm, and 2pm seatings).  Help combat hunger, one
bowl at a time. At Empty Bowls of Carroll County, you will experience a delicious
sampling of soups provided and served by several of the area's best restaurants. Tickets
are $20.00 per person (children 5 and under are free) and can be purchased at https:
//emptybowls2020.bpt.me/. Ticket includes soup, bread, water and a take-home,
ceramic bowl as a reminder of those whose bowls remain empty. Bowls are provided by
local schools, groups, and volunteers. Desserts and beverages will be available for an
additional donation. For more information, please call 410-857-5944.

BUS TRIP SPONSORED BY CHURCH WOMEN UNITED to see “Queen Esther” at
Sight and Sound, Lancaster, PA on Tuesday, May 5.  Cost $105 per person, includes
bus, show and meal. See flyer below. Money due by April 1st.  See Fran Crist if you are
interested in going along – open to men and women.  One bus is already full