700 Krider's Cemetery Road, Westminster, Maryland 21158 (410) 848-3311
Our Mission Statement
St. Benjamin’s Evangelical Lutheran church, is confessing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, is called together through baptism, nourished by the Lord’s supper; anointed and sustained by the Holy Spirit; and guided by the power of the Holy Scriptures. We will strengthen and encourage growth in faith and Christ-like love to our church congregation, our community, and the world, through teaching, friendship, care, and compassion.
This Week in Our Parish
Monday - November 18
Boy Scouts - 7:00 pm
AA Men's Group - 7:00 pm
Tuesday - November 19
WELCA Meeting - 1:00 pm
AA/Al-Anon - 8:00 pm
Wednesday - November 20
Supper Church - 6:00 pm
Choir Practice - 7:00 pm
Sunday - November 24
Worship Services - 8:00 and 10:30 am
** Sunday School **
Ages 3-10 - During the 10:30 am Service
Senior High (Grades 9-12) - Youth Group Room - 9:15 am
Junior High (Grades 6-8) - Library - 9:15 am
Adult Discussion - Makolin Lounge - 9:15 am
Save the Date
The 6th Annual Christmas Camel Canter
Saturday - December 7 - 8:30 am
It's that time again to start thinking about the Christmas Camel Canter 5k 2019 edition!
You're invited to register to run or walk at runsignup.com/Race/MD/Westminster/ChristmasCamelCanter.
Almost all of our proceeds go directly to the Shepherd's Staff, thanks to sponsorship by area businesses. If you would like to help sponsor the race at the $50 or $100 level, please contact Pastor David.
This race is great for our community and neighborhood. It also shows our appreciation for taking good care of our physical well-being.
Please consider running, walking, volunteering the day of the race, and/or sponsorship. Thank you!
Operation Christmas Child
It's time for Operation Christmas Child (A Project of Smaritan's Purse) and St. Ben's would like to participate in this project as part of our 2019 Holiday Outreach.
For the past 25 years, Operation Christmas Child has been collecting shoe boxes filled with gifts and delivering them to children in need around the world. Each box is an opportunity for a boy or a girl to experience the love of God in a tangible way and hear the gospel.
Collection week is November 18-25. The shoe boxes and how-to information is available on a table at the back of the Fellowship Hall. Please return the shoe boxes to this same table.
If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Jose.
Please consider a donation to this remarkable ministry. Thanks very much for your support!
WEST END ADULT CARE
As part of our community outreach this Christmas season, St. Benjamin’s would like to, again, “adopt” the seniors from West End Place Adult Care, a program of Family and Children’s Services of Westminster. West End Place currently supports 40 clients (27 ladies and 13 gentlemen).
The primary purpose of West End Place is to enable the participant to achieve and/or maintain an optimal level of independence that allows him or her to live and function in the community. Its goal is to improve the participant’s quality of life, to provide assistance toward maintaining the participant’s capacity for self-care, to improve social and interactional skills, and to offer respite to the caregiver.
Please consider a donation to this remarkable, community ministry from Sunday, November 17 to Sunday, December 15.
Scarf, Winter Hat, Gloves
Socks (no slip)
Sugar Free Chocolate
Large Print Word Searches
Note Card Sets
Toiletries – Shampoo, Lotion, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Perfume/Spray
Please place donations on the marked table in the Fellowship Hall. If you don’t get out that often to shop, we’d be happy to take a monetary donation and do the shopping for you.
Thank you for your support.
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St. Ben's is Home to......
Christian Hands Child Care, LLC
700 Kriders Cemetery Road
Westminster, MD 21158
Hours - 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday through Friday
Please call for more information or to schedule a tour of our facility.
Christian Hands Child Care, LLC is a separate entity from St. Benjamin's Lutheran Church.
St. Benjamin’s Lutheran Church is a growing congregation recently engaged in a self-study to be more present in discipleship to its neighbors. A Fellowship Hall, open to the neighborhood for group meetings, picnics and events, sits on a three-acre grass lawn with a shaded pavilion, a tree-lined drive, meditation gardens, both toddler and big kid playgrounds, and plenty of parking. Call the church office at 410-848-3311 for booking details.