Good Samaritan (Good Sam) is a community of Christian disciples who find meaning in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. We take seriously the invitation of Jesus to walk with our neighbors in our journey of faith (Luke 10:25-37). We are brothers and sisters to Christians throughout the world and are affiliated specifically with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We worship in the Christian liturgical tradition and we follow the rhythm of a church year that is organized around the life of Jesus from his birth (Advent/Christmas) through his ministry on earth (Epiphany), then to his death and resurrection (Lent/Easter) and finally to his sharing of God’s Spirit with the church (Pentecost). The Communion meal is central to our worship each Sunday. In it, we feast upon the gifts of Jesus in bread and wine. Here we meet our Lord and become united together in his resurrected life among us. Baptism is a sign of God’s promises that accompany us throughout our lives as we journey in faith and service.
We have chosen to locate our congregation in the heart of Lexington Park, right off of Great Mills Road and from here we take seriously the work of serving our neighbors. We host St Mary’s Caring Soup Kitchen on our campus and our own Our Daily Bread Food Pantry actively serves 150 families week month with groceries and non perishable food. In this community service we hope to serve any who have need, regardless of religion, race, color, age, sexual identity, national origin, disability or parental status.
At Good Sam, we believe in listening to one another, respecting one another and figuring out together how we can best love God and to love and serve our neighbors. We don’t believe that we all need to have the same political views. Here you’ll find democrats, republicans and everything in between. All are welcome! We find that, no matter our political beliefs, we discover common ground in loving God and neighbor. We can all support each other on this journey of faith.
We hope you will visit us in person on a Sunday morning. We’d love the opportunity to walk with you on your journey and to share with you the grace and joy that we have found in the path of discipleship.