Thursday, June 6, 201312:00 noon
to RSVP for Luncheon
or send E-mail to
Saint Luke Lutheran Church
9100 Colesville Road at
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Deaconess Sally J. Hiller
Director for Congregational Outreach
and District Operations
A Vision of
Connecting People with Jesus
one zip code at a time
Deaconess Sally Hiller shares the newly emerging vision of the
Southeastern District. With 32 million people living in the geography of the
SED, the opportunity to share Jesus is beyond my imagination. How will I
respond to this moment in time? How is God calling us to be salt and light to
so many? It is as we get to know our neighbor, in developing relationships one
at a time that collectively, we will be Spirit-powered to make a difference.
More than that, we can work together bringing each of our gifts as we seek to
make a Gospel difference in the lives of our neighbors.
Our conversation will focus on:
- The urgency of the moment
- The call to be salt and light
- The things we can do to engage our neighbor
Sally Hiller serves Southeastern District, LCMS congregations, schools,
and missions as the Executive Director for Congregational Outreach and District
Operations. One of her priorities is lifting up the goal of 2.5 million faith
sharing moments within the Southeastern District. As a result of this work, she
is blessed to learn of the many ways individuals are sharing Jesus with others.
Sally works with schools, disaster response and communications.
In addition to her work within the Southeastern District, she has
participated on several Task Forces and Committees for the Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod, including LCMS Outreach Task Force, Urban Schools Task
Force, and developing guidelines for Reduction in Force.
She and Chuck, her husband who is a retired school teacher, rejoice in a
growing family now numbering two daughters, two son-in-laws, and four
grandsons. Quiet moments are spent gardening, puppetry, and enjoying being with
family. Sally considers herself a scrapstorian and loves creating scrapbook
pages to record the stories of family and faith.
A 1976 graduate of Valparaiso University from the Deaconess program, she
served three congregations before being led to serve the Southeastern District
in 1993. Sally completed a Master of Science in Administration through Trinity
College, DC in 2001. She is a member at Ascension Lutheran Church in Landover
* * *
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, June 4. The cost of the
meal is $9.00, payable at the door.
July 4 - No Luncheon Meeting
August 1 -
September 5 - Victoria Wagner, Outreach Coordinator for Rainbow Via de
October 3 - TBD
Click here to read May'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 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.