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Fundraiser Event for St. Mary’s Caring — April 14

St Marys Caring logoCome enjoy inventive food, wine from small producers, classic cocktails with a twist, and craft beers. Live auction of four special items. Musical Interlude.

Date: April 14, 2015 — 6:30 to 9 pm

Location: Elements-Eatery & Mixology in Lexington Park  (Dress: Business Casual)

Donation: $75 per person (limited to 80 participants).

Because of the generosity of Northrop Grumman, Brad Schell of Raymond James Financial, Smartronix, Inc., and Elements-Eatery & Mixology, all donations go directly to The Soup Kitchen.

Please RSVP by April 10, 2015 to

Send all checks to:
St. Mary’s Caring, Inc.   Attn: Fund Raiser
P.O. Box 144,   Lexington Park, MD 20653

See the full announcement for more information – available at:

New Church Office Hours — Monday-Thursday, 9-noon

tell_5956cnBeginning April 6, the office’s new hours will be Monday-Thursday from 9:00-noon. The church office will be closed on Fridays, beginning April 10.

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!

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Mar-Lu-Ridge Summer Camp — Registration Open Now

Mar-LuSummer camp registration is open! Mar-Lu-Ridge Summer Camp in Jefferson, MD is open to all campers ages 6-17, as well as families and adults. We have a wide variety of programming to choose from–something for everyone! We are certified by the American Camp Association and have over 55 years of experience providing a safe, active, awesome week of camp! Visit our website to view the brochure:

Open House Dates for Mar-Lu-Ridge:  March 15, April 26, and May 31.  Visit between 2-4 pm and meet our staff, tour the facilities, and enjoy yummy camp food!

Holy Week Worship Service Schedule

All are welcome to join us in our worship!


Palm Sunday worship  March 29 at 9:00 am

Maundy Thursday worship  April 2 at 7:00 pm

Good Friday worship  April 3 at 7:00 pm 

Easter Sunday celebration  April 5 at 9:00 am

Mental Health First Aid – Free Training and Retreat

Mental Health First Aid USA Retreat 

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 7-8, 9 am3 pm
at Camp Maria Retreat Center in Leonardtown, MD
**Please see flyer at the end of this page for full details.

Mental Health First Aid USA teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, AD/HD, exposure to trauma and substance abuse disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling; rather, participants learn a core five-step action plan to support a person developing signs and symptoms of mental illness or in an emotional crisis

Mental Health First Aid USA has been successfully offered to a variety of audiences, including hospital staff, employers, business leaders, faith communities, law enforcement, educators, and the general public. Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive certification in Mental Health First Aid. Trainers are certified trainers of Mental Health First Aid USA and represent local organizations: Walden and On Our Own of St. Mary’s. For more information about this program, please contact Laura Webb, Recovery Support Services Director, Walden Sierra at 301-997-1300 x 804 or

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Humanitarian Assistance & Prospects for Peace in the Holy Land — March 14

**CHANGE OF LOCATION (effective Fri. 3/13)

Because of a major marathon in D.C. Saturday, the location of the Rev. Mark Brown’s talk has been moved.

Humanitarian Assistance and Prospects for Peace in the Holy Land

Saturday March 14 at 10 a.m. (Coffee and cookies will be served.)

St. Luke Lutheran Church at 9100 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910

(Plenty of parking; walking distance from Silver Spring Metro Stop on Red Line.)

Rev. Mark Brown is the Lutheran World Federation Regional Representative in Jerusalem. On Saturday, March 14 at 10 am, Rev. Brown will speak about Augusta Victoria Hospital and other LWF Humanitarian services, East Jerusalem and the peace process.

Location: Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill    (212 East Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC 20003)

More information available in the flyer below:

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Lutheran Campus Ministry: “Looking Back & Looking Forward: A 50-Year Celebration!” — May 2

Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Maryland is very excited to announce “Looking Back and Looking Forward: A 50 Year Celebration!” We will be honoring Pr. Elizabeth Platz’s 50 years of work with the ministry and her incredible legacy as the first woman ordained in the ELCA, as well as looking to what the next 50 years of campus ministry at the University of Maryland will bring.

This celebration will take place Saturday, May 2, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church: 9100 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910. 

Please share this information and the attached flyer with your congregation! For any questions or concerns about this event, contact

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“Hard Corps” (Benefit Concert for Lutheran Volunteer Corps) — April 18

Joyful Noise, the praise band of Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Maryland-College Park, is proud to announce our upcoming benefit concert!

Hard Corps: A Benefit Concert for Lutheran Volunteer Corps will be taking place Sunday, April 18, at 4:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in College Park (4201 Guilford Drive, College Park, MD 20740). Please join us for an afternoon of great music for an important cause. Admission is free, with a free-will donation offering taken. For any questions or concerns about this event, contact

Daylight Saving Time — Time Change on March 8

Time change this Sunday, March 8! Spring forward–put your clocks ahead one hour before you go to sleep. (We’ll lose an hour of sleep, beginning at 2:00 am.)


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