"When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my lambs." - John 21:15
Annapolis Evangelical Lutheran Church is committed to serving God's people: Locally, Nationally and Globally. As well as hands-on service, we donate a tithe of our collections to a variety of partners
This Ministry places Christian chaplains in facilities both nationally and internationally to minister to those “who others have forgotten.” Locally, this ministry operates in Carroll, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. We support this ministry as part of our annual tithe.
The Good News Jail and Prison Ministry
For several years, AELC has helped support another mission congregation, Reformation Lutheran in New Bern, NC. Last year, when the youth WorkCamp trip was in New Bern, we had an opportunity to meet them and join them for worship. Reformation Lutheran members made sandwiches for the work campers beach afternoon and also sponsored a spaghetti dinner potluck at the end of the work camp trip.
One of Reformation Lutheran's main ministries is sponsoring immigrant families from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We have helped them with this ministry by giving money from the missions portion of the Swanson bequest to help them buy the van you see in the photo. Since these refugee families don't have cars, the van is used to bring these families to worship services and for other congregational needs. This August, our pastors met the pastor of Reformation Lutheran at the NALC convocation and took this picture of the van.
Lutheran mission society
The Lutheran Mission Society operates nine Compassion Centers to bring health and wholeness to people through the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. Pastor Miller serves on the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Mission Society. With our “Winnie Wagon”, we collect canned goods and non-perishable food items every Sunday to stock the food bank at the LMS, and other local area food banks. Our members volunteer at the LMS to collect and sort donated clothing, appliances and furniture. At Christmas, we take part in the “Miracle of Christmas” program where we provide food and gifts for over 25 local families.
Orphan Grain Train
Orphan Grain Train is a Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world. Grain Train volunteers gather donations of clothing, medical supplies, food, Christian literature, and other aid to meet real needs. Our congregation has provided generous financial support to begin to build a distribution center in Millersville, Maryland. Most recently, the congregation collected bedding, towels, shoes and books for an orphanage in Liberia that is housing children orphaned by the Ebola epidemic.
The LCMC and the nalc
Annapolis Lutheran is a member of both the North American Lutheran Church and Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ. Our congregation supports both parent organizations in their international ministries.
Annapolis lighthouse Shelter
On the first Friday of every month, members of the congregation come together to prepare and serve breakfast at the Annapolis Lighthouse Shelter. The Lighthouse Shelter provides shelter and services to prevent homelessness and empower people as they transition toward employment, housing and self-sufficiency.