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June Meeting

Thursday, June 6, 2013—12:00 noon

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

Deaconess Sally J. Hiller

Executive Director for Congregational Outreach
and District Operations

LCMS Southeastern District


A Vision of Connecting People with Jesus –
one neighbor…one neighborhood… one zip code at a time

Deaconess Sally Hiller shares the newly emerging vision of the Southeastern District. With 32 million people living in the geography of the SED, the opportunity to share Jesus is beyond my imagination. How will I respond to this moment in time? How is God calling us to be salt and light to so many? It is as we get to know our neighbor, in developing relationships one at a time that collectively, we will be Spirit-powered to make a difference. More than that, we can work together bringing each of our gifts as we seek to make a Gospel difference in the lives of our neighbors.

Our conversation will focus on:

  • The urgency of the moment
  • The call to be salt and light
  • The things we can do to engage our neighbor

Sally Hiller serves Southeastern District, LCMS congregations, schools, and missions as the Executive Director for Congregational Outreach and District Operations. One of her priorities is lifting up the goal of 2.5 million faith sharing moments within the Southeastern District. As a result of this work, she is blessed to learn of the many ways individuals are sharing Jesus with others. Sally works with schools, disaster response and communications.

In addition to her work within the Southeastern District, she has participated on several Task Forces and Committees for the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, including LCMS Outreach Task Force, Urban Schools Task Force, and developing guidelines for Reduction in Force.

She and Chuck, her husband who is a retired school teacher, rejoice in a growing family now numbering two daughters, two son-in-laws, and four grandsons. Quiet moments are spent gardening, puppetry, and enjoying being with family. Sally considers herself a scrapstorian and loves creating scrapbook pages to record the stories of family and faith.

A 1976 graduate of Valparaiso University from the Deaconess program, she served three congregations before being led to serve the Southeastern District in 1993. Sally completed a Master of Science in Administration through Trinity College, DC in 2001. She is a member at Ascension Lutheran Church in Landover Hills, Maryland.

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


July 4 - No Luncheon Meeting
August 1 - TBD
September 5 - Victoria Wagner, Outreach Coordinator for Rainbow Via de Cristo
October 3 - TBD

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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