Softball Season: FINAL GAME - The next softball games of the season will be TONIGHT, Monday July 28 (Field 2) at 6:30pm. The games are played Annapolis Middle School at 1399 Forest Dr, Annapolis, MD 21403. Please plan on arriving by 6:15pm to get a good warm up in and so Marco can get the line up situated. He could use some help getting the field set up so anyone that is available, please join the fun.
Adult Bible Class - Pastor Brian and Ray Schlauch will offer a study on the book of Daniel. Join us this summer between Sunday services (9:15am).
Football Parking, Already? – Monday, August 4th - Believe it or not, it is that time again for us to provide parking for football events. On Monday, August 4, at 7:00 p.m., the Ravens will be holding a training camp practice at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. We will use this activity as a fundraiser for our church – as we have in the past. We need volunteers! If you want to help patrons park their cars and enjoy some fun fellowship from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., please contact David Schultz (410-757-5505, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Consecration Sunday- Sunday, August 10th - The week before last every member family received a letter from David Schultz, the chairman of our Board of Stewardship. This letter announced this years’ stewardship theme (Put Me to the Test) and included a pledge card for your family’s use. Please read the letter, complete the card, and plan to join us on Sunday, August 10 for Consecration Sunday!
Crab Feast – Saturday, August 16th - Join us for the Lutheran Mission Society’s 4th Annual Crab Feast on Saturday, August 16th from 3-6pm. Tickets are $37.50 for adults in advance and $40 at the door. Youth (ages 9-13) tickets are $20 and children (ages 8 and under) are free. Advanced tickets must be purchased by August 8th. Ticket prices include crabs, hot dogs, corn on the cob, coleslaw and beverages. Please see Ron Phipps, Bev McCarthy, or Herm Schmit for tickets.
The Living Liturgy Conference – Saturday, August 30th – The Rev. William Weedon, LCMS Director of Worship will be presenting on the Living Liturgy. This conference will take place from 9:45am-3:30pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cumberland, MD and is for pastors, lay people and church workers. you may contact Pastor Eric Ruble at email@example.com or 301-777-1800 for more information.
Worship Service Training, Sept. 6 – Save the date for worship service training sessions to be held on Saturday, 9/6, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Assisting ministers, lectors, communion assistants, ushers, cantors, and acolytes are urged to attend this annual training. Experienced servers will benefit from this review and new servers will be oriented to their roles.
There is an urgent need for communion assistants and ushers. Anyone interested in serving is urged to talk with the service leaders or Pastor Brian. The service leaders are:
Communion Assistants – Mary O’Connor (410-757-1652, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ushers / Greeters – Jim Wapshott (410-647-0028, email@example.com)
Acolytes – Pastor Brian (410-858-0001, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lectors and cantors must be comfortable reading and/or chanting clearly for the benefit of the congregation. If you would like to serve in either of these roles, please contact:
Lectors – Pastor Brian or Mary O’Connor (see contact info above)
Cantors – Charlie King (410-757-1652, email@example.com)
Serving in these roles is a wonderful way to participate in the worship service. Please consider prayerfully.
Contemporary Christian Authors Book Club – Tuesday, September 16th – Our book for September and October is “The Book of God” by Walter Wangerin, Jr. It makes for a great summer read. We will be discussing the book on Tuesday, September 16th at 7pm in the church library. Our monthly gatherings, which are scheduled for the third Tuesday of the month, are always informative, interesting and fun! For a list of the books we will be reading from September – May, contact Herm Schmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wednesday Morning Bible Study – We have started a new study on June 25 based on the book, “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy”. Here is your chance to learn about this remarkable man whose extraordinary faith framed his passion for truth and a commitment to justice on behalf of those who faced implacable evil embodied in the curse of Nazism. This four-session video-based Bible study will be held at the church on Wednesday morning from 10:00 a.m. to noon on June 25, and July 2, 9, and 16. You will discover the major themes of Bonhoeffer’s writing and speaking and how he not only helped transform an entire faith community in Germany during World War II, but how his beliefs continue to impact the Christian faith of people throughout the world today. A study guide is recommended—which is available from Amazon for around $9.00 (paperback): Bonhoeffer Study Guide. If you are interested in participating, please contact Ron Phipps (410-267-7593, email@example.com).