Category Archive for: ‘Children’s Ministry’

Skating Fun with Fellowship of Families

Following is a fun and supportive activity

Following is a fun and supportive activity

Having your hands full is often a blessing

Having your hands full is often a blessing

May 31 was a full day for Fellowship of Families.  After sponsoring the Playground Blessing and BBQ event, they all gathered at Leonard Hall for a Skating Free-for-all.  Skating is an event where verbs abound. There was; laughing and smiling, slipping and falling, hand holdings and mutual support. Old and young, able and learning, beginners and those more advanced all enjoyed the round and round of it all. Most of us remembered to go counter-clockwise. We skated until the final minute of our time and took a group shot of those who were present as the fun concluded. It was a full day for the kids, parents and grandparents alike.

Hand holding is an important posture for learning

Hand holding is an important posture for learning

Sorry to say that only those who stayed to the end got into the group photo

Sorry to say that only those who stayed to the end got into the group photo




Mother-Daughter Tea — May 2

daughter_5720cnInviting all ladies, ages 0-100, to come and join us in fellowship to celebrate you. We hope you will join us on Saturday, May 2 at 11 am in our fellowship hall. Our theme for this year is “BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED”. Bring something to share for our lite luncheon and tea. Sign-up sheet is in Fellowship Hall. If you are interested in helping to plan or set up for our tea, contact Ginger L.

Judy Center Bilingual Playgroup – Meeting at Good Sam

The St. Mary’s County Judy Center hosts a Bi-Lingual Playgroup

Playing with your children from birth is one of the most important ways you can help them learn!

Dates (Tuesdays):  April 21May 19, June 23July 21

Time:  10:00-11:00 a.m.

Location:  Good Samaritan Lutheran Church – Lexington Park, MD

Come spend an hour with us once a month and participate in fun learning activities with your child. Meet other parents in your neighborhood! Transportation provided!

Collecting Donations for the Easter Egg Hunt

egg_5604cGood Sam’s annual Easter egg hunt will be on Palm Sunday (March 29) during Sunday School for all children up to 4th grade. Donations of candy (small, individually-wrapped candy that can fit in a 2″ egg) and plastic eggs can be left in the church office for this event. Please drop off all candy by Sunday, March 22 as we will be filling the eggs during the soup supper on Wed. March 25. Please mark on your bag that it is for the Easter egg hunt.

Also – there will be NO Sunday School on Easter Sunday (April 5). If you have any questions, please talk to Ginger L.

Next Steps for the Playground (Meeting on March 8)

Our new playground has arrived and is in storage until spring. If you would like to be part of planning the next phase please join us in the Fellowship Hall at 10:30 on Sunday, March 8. We will be discussing demolition, installation, schedule, and logistics. This is a very exciting project for Good Sam and all are welcome and encouraged to take part.

–Chris V.


Fellowship of Families: Parents’ Night Out — March 14

families_6070cnFellowship of Families is having a Parents’ Night Out on Saturday, March 14 at the Olde Town Pub in Leonardtown. The high school youth will be providing childcare in the Fellowship Hall as a fundraiser. The cost is $10 per child for the first 2 children in a family and $5 for each additional child. Children are to be dropped off at 5:30 pm and we will carpool to the pub. We will return by 8:30-9 pm. Children less than a year old are welcome to go out to eat with their parents. RSVP with TJ or Cocoa M.

VBS Planning Meeting — January 30


Friday, January 30 at 6:30 pm, there will be a VBS gathering meeting at Panera Bread. This is a meeting of the minds to see who we have, what we need, and bounce ideas around for this year’s VBS. We’d love to have you!! No prior experience necessary.

Emily S.

Epiphany Parade of Kings (and Queens, Princes & Princesses) — Coming January 4

epiphany_5380cWe will be celebrating the feast of Epiphany at Good Sam on January 4 and all children are invited to help us mark the occasion. On Epiphany we remember the journey of the magi to bring gifts to the baby Jesus. We will mark the event again this year with an Epiphany parade.

All Sunday School-age children (and younger) are invited to come dressed as kings, queens, princes, or princesses and process in during the singing of the third Epiphany carol: “We Three Kings”. Instead of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, they will present the baby Jesus with non-perishable food items for Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. Please join us for this festive celebration! If you have any questions, speak to Shannon A. or any member of the Worship & Music Team.

No Sunday School — Dec. 28, Jan. 4 and 11

There will be no Sunday School or High School Youth Group on these Sundays: December 28, January 4, and January 11.


Good Sam’s New Playground Is Coming!

The Playground Planning Committee is excited to announce that our new playground has been selected and ordered. After careful consideration and evaluation of dozens of playsets, we decided on a Playworld System with two slides, a rock climbing wall, monkey bars, and interactive activities for younger children.

Our playground and coordinating picnic tables will be delivered to and stored at a parishioner’s home until installation in the spring. We will be looking for volunteers to assist unloading the truck on delivery day in January. Plans are also underway for removal of our existing playset and installation of our new playset. If you would like to be a part of the demolition/installation team, please contact Ginger L. or Chris V.


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