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
We're back inside!
Sunday, October 25 - 9:15 am
Reformation Sunday - Wear Red
Please join us!
We are excited about the next step and anticipate we can carry through on the challenges presented to us to worship and sing safely in our worship space. It will take all of us cooperating together to make this work. Here's what you need to know.
Please RSVP by 12:00 noon on the Saturday prior to the service so worship packets can be prepared and ready for pick up on your arrival.
Steps to follow when you arrive on Sunday morning -
Please enter through the front door of the church wearing a mask.
Please stop for a temperature check and short health screening. (This step is required for monitoring your safety.)
Find your worship packet. (In alphabetical order on a table in the Narthex)
Pick up a face shield. (This will be your very own to use, take home and sanitize, and bring back for use each Sunday.)
Please place offering in the alms box (in the Narthex) before entering the church. (The congregation will be exiting the church through the Fellowship Hall or Makolin Lounge.)
In the Sanctuary -
Please wait for an usher to seat you. Seating will start at the front of the church and be arranged for safe distancing. Family and/or "friendly groups" are welcome to sit together.
If you enjoy singing the hymns, please wear your mask and your face shield.
We won't physically "share the peace" but God's peace will surround us.
Offering plates won't be passed.
The Children's Sermon will continue as "drive-in style." Each child will stand inside a strategically placed hoola hoop for the sermon.
A children's time/Sunday School time will continue in the Fellowship Hall in October.
Exiting the Sanctuary/Church -
Please wait for an usher to unseat you.
Before leaving, please dispose of the items in your worship package in the proper container placed by the doors.
Please exit through the Fellowship Hall or the Makolin Lounge ramp.
We matter to each other.
We matter to the community.
We're open to the neighborhood.
Together, we can make this happen!
As you are able in these days and weeks, remember your church continues in its business – there are commitments to the greater church (synod and ELCA) and to church staff and pastor and facility needs that still need to be honored for the greater good and service to the world. Please mail your church offering by check, if that is your practice, to 700 Kriders Cemetery Road, Westminster, MD 21158. We offer online giving through Vanco for your convenience (see below). Another vehicle for giving is the “Giving Plus” app which can be installed on Android and Apple smartphones. Thanks so much!
The Shepherd's Staff
Call for Coats
Help The Shepherd's Staff reach its goal of 250 NEW COATS!!
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child (A Project of Samaritan's Purse) kicks off on Sunday, October 18.
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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.