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May Meeting

Thursday, May 1, 2014—12:00 noon

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

Rev. Amy Sevimli
Assistant to the Bishop
Metro DC Synod, ELCA

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"Building a New Generation of Lutheran Leadership"

The Rev. Amy Thompson Sevimli took office as assistant to the bishop of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod of the ELCA on January 1, 2008.

Pr. Sevimli came to the position from serving as Associate Pastor at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Arlington, Virginia. Among the synod activities in which Pr. Sevimli has participated are the Singles and Young Adults Team of the Division for Congregational Life, Youth Ministry Team of the Division for Congregation Life, Church Vocations Committee of the Division for Ministry, and Reference and Council Committee. She has a love of ecumenical and inter-faith dialogue and has participated in both the local Lutheran-Episcopal Coordinating Committee as well as the synod’s Lutheran-Jewish Dialogue. Pr. Sevimli also continues to serve as a Discernment Advocate with Project Connect, an initiative of the Eastern Cluster of Seminaries.

Pr. Sevimli received her Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina, in 2003. Included in her studies was a year at the University of Bonn (Germany). She did her undergraduate work at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, an ELCA institution of higher education. After graduating, Pr. Sevimli was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and both studied and taught in Germany. In 2008, Pr. Sevimli completed a Master of Sacred Theology (STM) in New Testament at LTSG.

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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, April 29. The cost of the meal is $9.00, payable at the door.


June 5 - Melissa Graves, Lutheran Social Services
July 3 - Pastor David Berg, Medical Ethics: 101

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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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Effective August 2011, the previous month's Meeting Minutes will be posted in the ARCHIVE section of our website, and the only hardcopy available will be at the next month's meeting. Meeting Announcements will continue to be mailed to dues-paying members who do not have an E-mail address.

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