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December Meeting

Thursday, December 1, 2011—12:00 noon

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

David Robert Lambert

"The Most Under-Utilized Church Resource"

Mr. Lambert has over 35 years experience in the computer industry. He worked for IBM for 22 years and then for Integic Corporation from 1994 to 2005. After earning an Equipping Lay Ministry Certificate in Evangelism from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC, he redirected his career toward full-time ministry. In addition to his studies at seminary, Mr. Lambert was trained at Holy Trinity Brompton Anglican Church in London and at various Alpha Conferences throughout the United States. He currently serves as an Advisor for Alpha USA. He served on the Executive Committee for the DC Festival with Luis Palau and later worked for the Billy Graham Festival held in Baltimore.

In his spare time since leaving IBM in 1993, Mr. Lambert has been deeply involved in the Internet and World Wide Web. He is currently an Internet Service Provider with multiple servers in a climate controlled commercial-grade data center that has backup generators and redundant fiber-optic connections to the backbone of the Internet. He designs and develops websites for a variety of small business and non-profit customers. Many know him simply as "Webmaster Dave".

He has always had an interest in cooking and has organized and prepared church-related meals for over 10 years. Mr. Lambert is know as "Chef Da-Vid" in culinary circles and holds a National Restaurant Association ServSafe® food service manager certificate that is honored in all jurisdictions. He is also a Certified Instructor and Registered Proctor.

Chef Da-Vid worships at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bethesda and lives in Potomac, Montgomery County, Maryland, with his wife, Deborah.

ServSafe® is a registered trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

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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 by contacting Vicki Porter at 301-229-9884 or no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29. The cost of the meal is $9.00, payable at the door.


January 5, 2012 - The Rev. Dr. Maria Erling, Assistant Professor of North American History and Global Christianity, Gettysburg Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, PA on, "What Ever Happened to Luther League?"

February 2, 2012 - speaker not scheduled yet.

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!

Won’t you join us?

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Effective June 2010, the print edition of the Newsletter which contained both the next month's Meeting Announcement as well as the previous month's Meeting Minutes was mailed to dues-paying members of the Lutheran Lay Fellowship. Effective August 2011, the previous month's Meeting Minutes will be posted in the ARCHIVE section of our website, 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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EVENTS last updated 11/10/2011