Thursday, May 1, 201412:00 noon
to RSVP for Luncheon
or send E-mail to
Saint Luke Lutheran Church
9100 Colesville Road at
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Rev. Amy Sevimli
Assistant to the Bishop
Metro DC Synod, ELCA
New Generation of Lutheran Leadership"
The Rev. Amy Thompson Sevimli took office as assistant to the bishop of
the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod of the ELCA on January 1, 2008.
Pr. Sevimli came to the position from serving as Associate Pastor at
Resurrection Lutheran Church in Arlington, Virginia. Among the synod activities
in which Pr. Sevimli has participated are the Singles and Young Adults Team of
the Division for Congregational Life, Youth Ministry Team of the Division for
Congregation Life, Church Vocations Committee of the Division for Ministry, and
Reference and Council Committee. She has a love of ecumenical and inter-faith
dialogue and has participated in both the local Lutheran-Episcopal Coordinating
Committee as well as the synods Lutheran-Jewish Dialogue. Pr. Sevimli
also continues to serve as a Discernment Advocate with Project Connect, an
initiative of the Eastern Cluster of Seminaries.
Pr. Sevimli received her Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity
School in Durham, North Carolina, in 2003. Included in her studies was a year
at the University of Bonn (Germany). She did her undergraduate work at
Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, an ELCA institution of higher
education. After graduating, Pr. Sevimli was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship
and both studied and taught in Germany. In 2008, Pr. Sevimli completed a Master
of Sacred Theology (STM) in New Testament at LTSG.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org by contacting Vicki Porter at
301-229-9884 or no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29. The cost of the
meal is $9.00, payable at the door.
June 5 - Melissa Graves, Lutheran Social Services
July 3 - Pastor
David Berg, Medical Ethics: 101
Click here to read April'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!
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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.
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reply to this note with a subject line of REMOVE and if applicable, specify who
in your congregation should receive notices.