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November Meeting

Thursday, November 1, 2012—12:00 noon

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

The Rev. David G. Berg
Maryland Institute of Pastoral Counseling, Inc.
Annapolis, Maryland

"Retired and Wired:
Equipping Boomers for Life and Ministry

What does God require of Baby Boomers now that their kids are gone, their pension is vested, their house is paid for, and their backyard grill is bigger than their first apartment was? We will explore some of the values that characterize this generation know for its anti-war protests, Woodstock and Disco, a generation sometimes known for having multiple careers and multiple spouses (each ostensibly appropriate to one's current stage of self-development), a generation now included to confuse religion with relaxation.

Our speaker, the Rev. David G. Berg, LLF's vice president for program, is a Diplomate with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. He serves as pastor at Glen Lutheran Church, Glen Burnie, as chaplain at Anne Arundel Medical Center, as supervisor of clinical pastoral education for the Shore Health System and Chester River Medical Center, and as a counselor at the Maryland Institute of Pastoral Counseling. For 18 years, he served as chaplain at Fellowship Square Foundation. He is a graduate of Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

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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, October 2. The cost of the meal is $9.00, payable at the door.


December 6 — TBA

January 3 — The Rev. Susanne Blume, Director of the Lifeline Partnership, First Trinity Lutheran Church,Washington, DC

February 7 — The Rev. Dr. Amsalu Geleta, Pastor and Youth Director, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Springfield, VA

March 7 — The Rev. Dr. Maria Erling, Gettysburg Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, PA

Click here to read October'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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EVENTS last updated 10/28/2012