And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.Hebrews 10:24-25
We continue to hold services, fellowship opportunities, and other gatherings online as well as in-in person. You can find more information on joining us in-person below under the heading “Reopening In-Person Worship”. If you are not comfortable joining us in-person or are unable to do so, we invite you to join us each week on Zoom using the link below.
Sunday Morning Worship @ 9:00am, via Zoom
Meeting ID: 894-0206-1586 | Password: 20850
Join with one-click using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89402061586?pwd=bndwVzVxYldWbjdCQXVpamdVNXRKUT09
Recordings of each week’s service can be found on our Facebook and YouTube pages and are posted by the following Monday at 12 noon (typically sooner).
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracingEcclesiastes 3:1, 5b
We will continue to meet weekly in-person, as well as providing services via Zoom for those who are unable to or choose not to join us in-person. We’ve put together a couple of videos showing how things look for both indoor and outdoor in-person worship, disinfecting practices, and what we’re doing to keep you safe.
For details on outdoor worship (including what to expect when you arrive, where to park, and restroom access), please CLICK HERE.
For details on indoor worship (including disinfectant practices, how to enter and exit the building, and restroom procedures), please CLICK HERE.
To download a digital Order of Service for this upcoming Sunday formatted for viewing on your mobile device or tablet, please CLICK HERE.
To download a printer-friendly Order of Service that you can bring along for this upcoming Sunday, please CLICK HERE.
To see the announcement slides from this week, please CLICK HERE.
In order to follow the guidelines presented by state and local governments, as well as for contact tracing purposes, we are requiring everyone that attends worship in-person to sign up every week prior to arriving on campus.
YOU CAN SIGN UP BY CLICKING HERE.
– While worship is held outdoors, masks are not required except during communion distribution and the sharing of God’s peace. While worship is held indoors, masks are required at all times.
– For those wishing to participate in Holy Communion, we provide individual communion kits so that we can continue to celebrate the sacrament in a safe and socially-distanced manner.
Other Worship Services
And now, our God, we give thanks to you and praise your glorious name.1 Chronicles 29:13
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
- Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Maple Grove, MN
Serving Our Community
Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.Galatians 6:2
The Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
(Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm) 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.
Baby Bottle Blitz with Care Net of Southern Maryland
The Baby Bottle Blitz Fundraiser began this past Sunday! We’re happy to partner with Care Net Pregnancy Center of Southern Maryland again this year for their fundraiser. You can pick up a bottle anytime and bring it back by Father’s Day filled with change, cash, or a check to support Care Net’s mission to provide free services and resources to mothers in our area.
This year you can also give online! CLICK HERE and scroll down to find Good Sam’s donation link.
Training for Tech Arts Worship Streaming
Interested in learning how we stream the service via Zoom? Want to be on the list to “lend a hand” in the Tech Arts area some Sundays? We’re beginning a signup for training so that you can learn how the system is run each week! CLICK HERE to sign up for a Sunday to shadow and learn the behind-the-scenes. Can’t make it on a Sunday, but still want to learn how things are run? Have questions? Contact Kelsey.