Thursday, January 1, 2015
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
It is our policy that if New Year's Day or Independence Day fall on the
first Thursday of the month, the Lutheran Lay Fellowship Lunchen is cancelled.
Another Year Is Dawning
Frances Ridley Havergal
Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it be
or in waiting, another year with Thee.
Another year of progress, another
year of praise,
Another year of proving Thy presence all the days.
Another year of mercies, of faithfulness and grace,
year of gladness in the shining of Thy face;
Another year of leaning upon
Thy loving breast;
Another year of trusting, of quiet, happy rest.
Another year of service, of witness for Thy love,
year of training for holier work above.
Another year is dawning, dear
Father, let it be
On earth, or else in Heaven, another year for Thee.
* * *
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 or by contacting Vicki Porter at
301-229-9884 no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the meeting. The
cost of the meal is $9.00, payable at the door.
Saint Luke Lutheran Church
9100 Colesville Road at
Silver Spring, MD 20910
February 5 - Yvette Moy, "Bridges: Christians Connecting With
March 5 - TBD
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.