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June Meeting

Thursday, June 7, 2012—12:00 noon

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

Marilee Tollefson, RN and
Ruth Manchester, RN

"A Parish Nurse for Your Congregation?"

Find out what a Parish Nurse can do for your congregation. What is a Parish Nurse? How can they assist the Pastor? The answers to these and other questions will be answered by Marilee Tollefson, RN, Parish Nurse at the Lutheran Church of St. Andrew and Ruth Manchester, RN, Parish Nurse at Saint Luke Lutheran Church. Come for a discussion and Power Point presentation.

Marilee served 23 years in the Army Nurse Corps, attaining the rank of full Colonel (06). She received her BSN in nursing from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN and her MSN from the University of CO. She received her certification in Faith Community Nursing at Wesley Seminary in D.C in 1999-2000. She began her paid staff job at LCSA Sept. 1999.

Ruth received her RN from the Methodist-Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, MN; her BSN from the University of Minnesota; and an MA in art history from the University of MD. She received her certificate in Parish Nursing from Concordia College, Morehead, MN in 2002. She serves as a paid Parish Nurse at Saint Luke (since 2001), works very part-time at Holy Cross Hospital, and teaches in the art department at Montgomery College, Rockville.

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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, June 5. The cost of the meal is $9.00, payable at the door.


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 May'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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