Thursday, July 2, 201512:00 noon
to RSVP for Luncheon
or send E-mail to
Saint Luke Lutheran Church
9100 Colesville Road at
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Chaplain David G. Berg
"The Losses and Gains of Aging"
A graduate of Moravian College and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at
Philadelphia, Rev. Berg has served parishes in central Maryland since his
ordination in 1970. For 18 years, he served as Chaplain at Fellowship Square
Foundation. Nearly a decade ago he served as president of LLF and orchestrated
the move from SW DC to its Silver Spring location. This Annapolis resident now
serves as Chaplain at Anne Arundel Medical Center and Supervisor of Clinical
Pastoral Education for the University of MD Shore Regional Health System.
If you were asked to draw the lifeline of a human being, what would it
look like? For some people, it would look like a mountain. One would start at
the ground level of birth, ascend into the foothills of childhood, climb the
rocky slopes of adolescence, and finally arrive at the peak of maturity to
enjoy the blessings of respect, income, family and parenthood. But then the
lifeline would go downhill on the other side and eventually pass through the
dark forests of fear and loneliness into old age, and finally to ground level
again, into death.
But such a description reveals the stereotypes of agism. Because, for
many of God's children, life involves continued in a variety of ways. For I
believe that the aging years are neither all bleak nor all golden, but is a
mixed bag of gains and losses, of good news and bad news. This we shall explore
and discuss at our next luncheon.
I hope to see you there.
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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 or by contacting Vicki Porter at
301-229-9884 no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30. The cost of the meal
is $9.00, payable at the door.
August 6 - Our Faith in Daily Life, Nelvin Vos
September 3 -
Click here to read June'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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