Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2016’

ATTENTION: Good Sam Youth–Looking for a Summer Job?

Mar-Lu-Ridge Summer CampMar-Lu-Ridge, an outdoor ministry of ELCA, is searching for youth staff for their summer camps. Do you have gifts that would make you an excellent staff member:  responsible, good work ethic, good with children, outdoor skills, sense of humor, and enthusiasm for sharing God’s love? Apply TODAY!  Applications are available on their website and all who get their application submitted before April 15th are guaranteed to be considered for staff. Later applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested young people (at least 18 years of age) can contact Karl Muhlbach at 800-238-9974 or

3200 Mar Lu Ridge Road · Jefferson, MD 21755

Mental Health First Aid Training Offered at Camp Maria Retreat

Camp Maria Retreat Center in Leonardtown, MD is pleased to offer Mental Health First Aid USA Training on April 26 and April 27, 2016 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm on both days at the Camp Maria Retreat Center located at 41290 Camp Maria Road, Leonardtown MD 20650.

This is an great workshop for anyone working with people including school personnel, law enforcement workers, human service workers and anyone working in ministry. The class is free of charge and lunch is offered both days.  

Mental Health First Aid USA teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders and substance abuse disorder.  Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive certification in Mental Health First Aid.

For more information about this program, please contact Laura Webb, Recovery Support Services Director, Walden Sierra at 301-997-1300 x 804, or Ann Kovalcik, 301-475-8330

Trainers are certified trainers of Mental Health First Aid and represent local organizations, Walden and On Our Own of St. Mary’s. 

This retreat is free of cost. Lunch will be provided on both days. Training is funded by a Ministry Grant from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

To register contact Theresa Peoples at 301-475-8330 or

April Highlights

April 3                   Sunday theme:  Rebuilding the Walls

April 2                   Class:  Christian Faith from a Lutheran Perspective, Saturday 10 am

April 6                   Class:  Christian Faith from a Lutheran Perspective, Wednesday 6:30 pm

April 10                 Sunday theme:  Jesus’ Birth — Birth of a King –

April 17                 Sunday theme:  Jesus’ Ministry – Encountering God

April 24                Sunday theme:  No Ordinary Man — In The Flesh

April 30                 Event: Mother-Daughter Tea, Saturday at Noon

The Story at Good Sam – Daniel and Israel in Exile – February 28, 2016


H-Icon_Ch18_Lion…from Worship at Good Sam on February 28, 2016

Lessons: Daniel Chapter 3, Luke Chapter 12

“Daniel:  A Faith that Shines in its Servant-hood”

Prayer:  O Sovereign God, You rule in our lives and in the acts and events of the Nations.  It is You alone, O Lord, who never abandon Your beloved people.  In a world that has yet to discover Your just and holy ways, allow us to worship You faithfully and witness to Your glory, O Lord, our God.

 Listen to the Sermon:

March Highlights

Reading The Story together at Good Sam continues.  Join us for these meaningful chapters in the story of God with God’s People.  Click this link to read more about The Story.  Also join us for Mid-week activates this winter.  They are listed below in blue.


Wed. March 2   Soup Suppers 5:30 pm and Mid-week Vespers 6:30 pm (Joyous Light) Makeever

Sunday March 6  “Ezra: Rebuilding the Temple” and the Baptism of Willa Joy Anderson Watney

Wed. March 9   Soup Suppers 5:30 pm and Mid-week Vespers 6:30 pm (Joyous Light) Makeever

Sunday March 13  “Esther: The Queen of Beauty and Courage”

Wed. March 16   Soup Suppers 5:30 pm and Mid-week Vespers 6:30 pm (Joyous Light) Makeever

(We’ll take a break from The Story on March 20 and 27 for Palm Sunday and Easter)

Sunday March 20  “Palm/Passion Sunday Passion with the reading of the Passion of Jesus”

Thurs March 24   Maundy Thursday Service 7 pm

Friday March 25   Good Friday Service 7 pm

Sunday March 27, “Easter Sunday: Resurrection of Our Lord”

       8:45 am Traditional Service with Hallelujah Chorus;

       11 am Praise and Worship Service