Thursday, April 5, 201212:00 noon
here to RSVP for Luncheon
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Saint Luke Lutheran Church
9100 Colesville Road at
Silver Spring, MD 20910
The Rev. David Pearcy
United States Naval Chaplain,
Through a Variety of Ministries"
Dave Pearcy was born in Indiana, raised in Michigan,
attended Concordia College (Milwaukee) briefly and is a graduate of Valparaiso
University, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and University of the South,
Sewanee, TN. He has long had a special interest in liturgics and social
ministry. Dave has served in a fairly diverse variety of ministries in his 40
years as a pastor. He and JoAnn approach their 50th wedding anniversary.
The first 500 years or so of the Christian church is filled
with the struggle to formulate and define what we, the Church, believe about
Jesus Christ. That struggle frequently involved questions about the breadth and
depth of our understanding of Christ's Incarnation. So, let's just suppose, if
Incarnation is really to be our guide, where does that take our ministries? How
does it influence and shape our ministry? Where are the lines? Are lines even
possible to divide life into secular and sacred anymore? How far one way or
another? Is there a difference between what we claim to believe (even in our
worship), and what our behavior reveals to be our real belief?
Those are some of the questions at issue as Pastor Pearcy
walks us through some of his experience in varied ministries.
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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 3. The cost of the
meal is $9.00, payable at the door.
May 3: Dr. Barbara E. Solt on "Egypt"
June 7: Dr.
Maria Erling on "Whatever Happened to Luther League--Part 2"
July 5: Mr.
Greg Roemer, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
August 2: Dr. Michael Kurtz,
Assistant Archivist of the United States (retired)
September 6: Mrs. Jana
Broughton, Executive Director, Fellowship Square Foundation
Click here to read March'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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