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December Meeting

Thursday, December 4, 2014—12:00 noon

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Saint Luke Lutheran Church
9100 Colesville Road at Dale Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Stefan Brodd, Cantor
First Trinity and
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

  Photo of Cantor Stefan Brodd

"Christmas Songfest"

As was done 2 years ago and back by popular demand, a change of pace is planned for December's meeting of Lutheran Lay Fellowship! Instead of the usual speaker (who usually is quite unusual, we think), we're turning things around and celebrating the Festival of Jesus' Birth in a way that allows everyone to participate.

Do you have a favorite Christmas story to tell? Does our vice president have some Christmas stories you haven't heard? Are you prepared for a quiz on Christmas carols? Can you sing those carols in four-part harmony? Would you settle for singing them in unison?

Stefan Brodd is the cantor at First Trinity and St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Washington, DC, and for both the Church of Sweden and the Church of Finland in Washington. He has served as musical director and accompanist for many musical theater productions, and accompanies and arranges music for performers on Embassy Row and at gala events in Washington venues. Stefan holds a bachelor's degree in music and mathematics and a master's degree in computer science. At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, he was particularly proud of his work on the Cosmic Background Explorer mission, which verified the Big Bang theory of the origin of the universe and earned its principal scientists the Nobel Prize for Physics.

Come prepared for a hearty lunch and a good time! We'll celebrate the stories and the carols of the Christmas season!

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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 or by contacting Vicki Porter at 301-229-9884 no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2. The cost of the meal is $9.00, payable at the door.


January 1 - No meeting scheduled this month, Happy New Year!
February 5 - Yvette Moy, "Bridges: Christians Connecting With Muslims"
March 5 - TBD

Click here to read November'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!

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