Good Sam Community During COVID-19

Dear Good Sam Community,
While we are still mostly relegated to our homes except for necessary errands, we want to share some opportunities that will help us connect, pray and share concerns. 

Good Sam Online Gathering: 
Sunday Morning Conversations from 9:00 AM via Zoom 

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https://zoom.us/j/107165073  or

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Meeting ID: 107 165 073

Midweek Meet Up @ 12:00 PM via Zoom

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https://zoom.us/j/202049099 or

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Meeting ID: 202 049 099

Midweek Meet Up @ 7:00 PM via Zoom 

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https://zoom.us/j/577229070 or

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Meeting ID: 577 229 070

Here are instructions on how to use Zoom and a Power Point Introduction to Zoom.

There will be other opportunities to connect via Zoom. If you are interested in leading a group, please contact Kelsey Knobloch

3 ways to continue to financially give to Good Sam: 

1. Online Giving.

2. Through your personal bank ACH (electronic check transfer).

3. If you would like to give through a paper check, you may still do so. Please mail your check to:
Good Samaritan Lutheran Church
20850 Langley Rd.
Lexington Park, MD 20653

Fortunately, most people in our congregation are employed in an industry that is insulated from the volatility of business closures. This blessing also comes with responsibility. At Good Sam our expenses (e.g., salaries, mortgage, utilities) do not stop, and we are dependent on your continued generosity. In our own community, some will have their jobs suspended, and some retirees who are living off of their investments will need our help. We desire to bless those that will be in need, and we will update you as needs develop. The Lord has blessed you so that you will be a blessing to others.

Serving Our Community: 

The Our Daily Bread Food Pantry (Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am – 11:30 am) will remain open as long as there is food and volunteers to distribute it. Practices of distributing food have been adjusted for the safety of our volunteers and our guests.

– We are still accepting food donations.

– We still need volunteers to serve.

If you have any questions about Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, please contact Rich Slavik.

Resources for Prayers/Devotions/Worship Services:

Prayers
– Prayers for Times of Public Health Concern

Worship/Devotions Services

Here are some suggested Lutheran links to live streaming or recorded services on Sunday Mornings where you can watch and worship along in a familiar liturgy.  These sites were recommended by members of Good Sam.

– Faith Bell Aire, Bell Aire, TX
– Christ Lutheran Church, Washington, DC
– King of Kings Lutheran Church, Fairfax, VA
– Good Shepherd Lutheran, Gaithersburg, MD

Peace to you all,
Good Sam Staff