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March Meeting

Thursday, March 6, 2014—12:00 noon

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

Pastor David Berg

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leading a discussion on
"Killing Jesus"
best-seller book by Bill O'Reilly

After five best-selling non-fiction books and his memoir, Bill O'Reilly has been focusing on writing about history. Killing Lincoln was first, followed by Killing Kennedy; both sold millions and zoomed to the top of the New York Times best seller list. The History Channel adapted both the Lincoln and Kennedy books into movies. Meanwhile, after extensive research Bill also wrote Killing Jesus, a book revealing new details about Jesus' life, and chronicling the events leading to his death. This book was released in September 2013 and quickly rose to #1 on the New York Times best seller list.

A graduate of Moravian College and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Pastor Berg has served parishes in central Maryland since his ordination in 1970. For 18 years, he served as Chaplain at Fellowship Square Foundation. Nearly a decade ago he served as president of LLF and orchestrated the move from SW DC to its Silver Spring location. This Annapolis resident now serves as Chaplain at Anne Arundel Medical Center and Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education for the University of MD Shore Regional Health System.

For our March luncheon meeting, Pastor Berg will lead a discussion on Bill O'Reilly's best seller, "Killing Jesus".

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


April 3 - Dr. Mike Maxey, President of Roanoke College
May 1 - Pastor Amy Sevimli from the Metro DC Synod, ELCA

Click here to read February'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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