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July Meeting

Thursday, July 4, 2013—No meeting scheduled

God of all nations,
we thank you for the life and history of our country.
for its vast beauty, its wilderness,
and wealth of forest mine and sea.

We praise you for its people,
the people whose ancestors
have been here for a thousand years,
and those who have just arrived.

We thank you for the variety of our traditions and our cultures,
the riches of our spiritual and religious heritage,
the strength of our democratic institutions.

We pray for our nation,
for our citizens, residents and governments
that woking together we may face the future
with confident hope and faith in your purpose for our world.

J. Allan McIntosh

Click here to read June's meeting minutes

See you in August

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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.

The cost of the meal is $9.00, payable at the door.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

August 1 - Dr. Michelle Carlson, Director of Lifelong Learning, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
September 5 - Victoria Wagner, Outreach Coordinator for Rainbow Via de Cristo
October 3 - TBD

Click here to read June's meeting minutes

What is the Lutheran Lay Fellowship?

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 represented…” [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 congregations—friendships that last for decades!

Won’t you join us?

Received this notice in error?

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.

An organization for women and men, both lay and clergy, active in the Nation's Capital area since 1936
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EVENTS last updated 03/31/2013