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
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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

Office Phone/Fax: 410-346-7146

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Property Chairperson

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Click for food pantry page.
Please see flyer for
updated pantry

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

Contact Information
In-Person Worship Began June 14th.
Online Worship Service on Church's Facebook Page.

- 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
(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.

.  To receive church notices, please check your email
settings to make sure your program allows receiving email sent by: office@stmaryselc.
org,,  Should you have any
questions, please contact the church office.

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Peace and health be with you!

Food Pantry has been modified. Please see the flyer for location and hours of
operation.  Food pantry family meals in the Parish Hall have been postponed.
Contact the Food Pantry Director, Brenda Meadows, with any questions.

Pastor Linda has been calling parishioners to touch base with them and see how
families are faring during this time. If you want to speak to her or there is a pastoral
emergency, call Pastor Linda directly on her cell at 410-279 -6760.

Online worship will continue each Sunday at 9:30 a.m..
In-Person Worship Began Sunday, June 14th.
Please feel free to join the live services, God and technology willing!

Office hours of Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. will be teleworking and
the building will be closed. The answering machine will be checked by the secretary
during the week and she can be reached via church email: If
you need to reach Pastor Linda, call her directly on her cell at 410-279-6760.

Sunday service will be streamed on St. Mary's Facebook page Sundays at 9:30 am.
Click below for a copy of the upcoming worship services.  
Meal for Families has been postponed.  
A modified pantry will be held.  
See the flyer for location and times.
Please call the Food Pantry Director, Brenda
443-244-0453, with your questions
about food pantry.
Online church will continue so that any members or visitors at risk from the virus can continue to
worship safely at home. Beginning on Sunday, June 14th. Those who feel safe enough may gather
outside around the picnic area for worship at 9:30 am, with the following suggestions and
restrictions.  If you are over 65 or immuno-compromised, you might consider staying at home and
watching the service online. Your health is the most important thing to us. Also, please take your
temperature at home before you come, and stay home if you are not feeling well. If you forget,
please bear with us as we check your temperature before you enter the worship area. Again, part
of loving our neighbor is the desire to keep them safe. We have several older and immuno-
compromised brothers and sisters that we want to honor.

Please wear masks. We should have a few for those who forget.

Please bring your own chair, although some may be provided from the parish hall for those who
do not have them. You may sit with family but please keep chairs or groups 7 feet away from

Hand sanitizer will be available to use before and after the service. Please note that restrooms will
not be available at this time.

The current plan is to have no singing and no communion in June.  We will re-evaluate this and our
outside service according to the weather and the virus, each week.  There will be no passing of the
peace, and no handshaking or physical contact at this time.

Neither worship books nor hymnals will be used during this time. Instead, paper bulletins will be
given out. Please take them home or toss them in the recycle bin after the service.

We realize that these are not easy limitations but ask your patience with them. Our desire is to get
all of you through this pandemic safely We hope and assume that other restrictions will be eased as
we go into summer.

We continue to hold St. Mary’s Church and all of our people in our prayers as we reopen.