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September Meeting

Thursday, September 4, 2014—12:00 noon

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

Greg Roemer

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"Update on Thrivent Financial"

Broadening Thrivent Financial’s Common Bond in 2013 was the most dramatic change in the company’s 112-year history. A century of service to God’s (Lutheran) people has now expanded and looks forward to serving all Christians. CEO Brad Hewitt encourages Thrivent’s 4,000 employees to “Make Haste Slowly” and embrace change as a constant. The Body of Christ is diverse and will present this Fortune 500 company with new challenges and opportunities. With an unwavering devotion to service, Thrivent Financial is now unusually well-positioned to strengthen Christian communities one Member at a time. Fresh back from a Mission Trip to Romania, Financial Consultant Greg Roemer will bring us up to date on the latest from America’s largest fraternal benefit society.

Thrivent Financial Consultant Greg Roemer has been building his practice for 17 years. Following educational stints on Capitol Hill and the World Bank, he sought out a Christ-centered career path and never looked back. He serves 300 individuals and families in the metropolitan Washington DC area and has the opportunity each day to positively impact his clients’ lives through a value-centric financial advisory process. He is married to Enid (prounounced EE-nid), they have 2 young sons and live in Washington DC. Greg and his family worship at St. Paul’s in DC where Greg does his parenting homework teaching Sunday school to 3rd & 4th graders.

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


October - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
November - John Graff, "The Ministry of All God's People: Called to What?"
December - TBD

Click here to read August'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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