Thursday, October 6, 201112:00 noon
here to RSVP for Luncheon
or send E-mail to
Saint Luke Lutheran Church
9100 Colesville Road at
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Vice President for Fund
LCMS National Housing Support Corporation
"Mission Fields outside Our Doors;
Neighbors as Ourselves:
The Work of Lutheran Housing Support"
For almost 15 years, Deborah Rutt has served as Vice
President for Fund Development for the Lutheran Church-- Missouri Synod's
National Housing Support Corporation. For 7½ years prior to that, she
was the Assistant Vice President for Advancement at Concordia Theological
Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN, where she helped to grow the revenues of the
seminary significantly and created a strategic plan that is in place to this
day. In that capacity, she designed and implemented a one-hour asking event for
the seminary that proved to be highly effective. In that event lasting one
hour, over $250,000 was raised. She also has held other development positions.
Deborah has brought the donor base of LCMS National Housing Support Corporation
from two to over 2500 donors in less than three years.
Deborah has voluntarily consulted with many non-profits,
churches and schools to help them develop strong, viable fund development
Deborah is married to Rev. Dr. Douglas Rutt. They have five
married children and eight grandsons. She and her husband, along with their
children, served for eight years as missionaries in Guatemala.
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We invite all Lutherans and their friends to join us for
this luncheon meeting of Lutheran Lay Fellowship, scheduled for the first
Thursday of each month from 12:00 noon till 2:00 p.m. at Saint Luke Lutheran
Church, 9100 Colesville Road at Dale Drive in Silver Spring, one mile south of
the Capitol Beltway at Exit 30. Ample off-street parking is available.
Interested persons can make reservations for a delicious lunch by sending their
RSVP to email@example.com by contacting Vicki Porter at
301-229-9884 or no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4. The cost of the
meal is $9.00, payable at the door.
November 3, 2011
The Rev. Michael Cooper-White,
Gettysburg Theological Seminary Gettysburg, PA on,
"Preparing Today's Seminarians for Pastoral Ministry:
December 1, 2011
To be announced
January 5, 2012
The Rev. Dr. Maria Erling,
Assistant Professor of North American History and Global Christianity,
Gettysburg Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, PA on,
"What Ever Happened
to Luther League?"
Click here to read September's meeting minutes
What is the Lutheran
LLF is an organization for women and men, both lay and clergy, active in
the Nation's Capital area. As early as 1936, feeling there was a definite
need for closer cooperation between Lutheran laity and clergy, a group of
laymen in the Washington, DC. Metropolitan area, organized to hold meetings
that would bring pastors and laity closer together. Due to jurisdictional
differences as well as ministerial difficulties, very little success was
achieved until the fall of 1941. Then the group met and decided to hold a
luncheon once a month, invite their friends and bring visitors. The first
luncheon was a success, and within three months every Lutheran judicatory was
[From a Lutheran Directory of Metropolitan
Washington, DC, published in 1999.]
Today, more than 70 years later, the Lutheran Lay Fellowship of
Metropolitan Washington takes pride in knowing that every night, 365 nights
each year, more than 700 low income seniors and disabled persons live in safety
and friendship in four high rises owned and managed by Fellowship Square
Foundation, Inc. By means of annual scholarships and grants, LLF also supports
various college and seminary students; it also provides ushering services for
major inter-Lutheran events. But most of all, LLF is known far and wide as a
place to hear stimulating speakers on timely topics and to make friends from
other Lutheran congregationsfriendships that last for decades!
Wont you join us?
Received this notice
Effective June 2010, the print edition of the Newsletter which contained
both the next month's Meeting Announcement as well as the previous month's
Meeting Minutes was mailed to dues-paying members of the Lutheran Lay
Fellowship. Effective August 2011, the previous month's Meeting Minutes will be
posted in the ARCHIVE section of our website, www.LutheranLayFellowship.org and
the only hardcopy available will be at the next month's meeting. Meeting
Announcements will continue to be mailed to dues-paying members who do not have
an E-mail address.
If you are not interested in receiving notices from the LLF, please
reply to this note with a subject line of REMOVE and if applicable, specify who
in your congregation should receive notices.