Thank you to everyone who shared in our Memorial Day Observance and Picnic!
The Memorial Service was very moving.
And the Picnic - Fun was had by all!!
Rendering of the New Concordia Lutheran Church Chapel of Upper Marlboro, MD
Pastor Carl Roemer is married to Dorothy and has three children and four grandchildren. He graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, Illinois in 1964 after which he studied in Germany for two years on a Fulbright Scholarship. He served four parishes in Detroit, Michigan and in New York State. He entered the clinical chaplaincy in 1982 and served in hospitals on Long Island, New York and was director of Pastoral Care at the Greater Binghamton Health Center, New York for 16 years. During that time he earned the Doctor of Theology and was listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. He taught as adjunct professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton, the Hartwick Institute of Theology, the Lutheran Mission Seminary, Bischkek, Kyrgyzstan, Concordia University at Austin, Texas, and The Metropolitan New York Leadership Program. He has served as interim pastor in five churches.
Join Dr. Charles P. Arnold beginning on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 2 p.m. for weekly Bible Studies!
Join us at 8677 Crain Highway every Sunday at 11 a.m. with Bible Study at 10 a.m. Please join us in giving thanks and praise to our Lord and Savior and sharing God's Word!
The Rev. Joel Nickel writes, "Building on his book, "The World of Jesus", Roemer walks and writes along a careful path between the extremes of otherworldly focus and that of textual relativism. Jesus is not "out of this world" but decidedly within it--the world of first century Palestine--with a prophetic critique of idolatry and a passionate concern for the fate of God's people. The received transcription of his visual metaphors is also trustworthy and challenging. What carries the impact of the Jesus narrative into the twenty-first century is the same human nature befuddlement with political and religious extremes, self-centered pietism, false trust of wealth, and war mongering that Jesus encountered in the first century. Or, as Pogo once taught us: "we have met the enemy and he is us." Jesus is the antidote to such fatal self-deception, and Carl Roemer is a trustworthy and profound guide into understanding his meanings."
Charlie Arnold, Ph.D., a retired Air Force Colonel and Atmospheric Scientist who retired a second time from ANSER Corp., a think tank for the Pentagon after working for a number of small Science and Technology companies serving NASA Goddard, the Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground, and Fort Belvoir in Virginia. His lifelong love of Scripture and theology led Charlie to become an author in 2008 with the publication of his first of five books, The Eschaton – A Biblical Interpretation of the End of the World. This was followed with Suffering – A Biblical Study, Spiritual Essays: A Personal Collection, and his most current book Mining the Past – Vignettes of the Arnold-Schuster Family Tree, a genealogical study of his and his wife’s (Elaine) family trees, a book 45 years in the making. Charlie has taught classes covering a wide spectrum of topics at Concordia Lutheran Church over the past 35 years, including an Introduction to the Greek language. Charlie is self-taught in Greek, and Hebrew languages and has taken courses in Latin and German at the University level. His preferred teaching style is Socratic engaging students in seeking answers to their questions. Charlie and Elaine have four adult children and four grandchildren. They are awaiting their first great grandchild in January of 2020.
AN ENCOUNTER FOR BRAVE HEARTS
Welcome to Concordia Lutheran Church of Upper Marlboro
Praise Service - Sunday June 30th - 11:00 a.m.
Praise services will be held every fifth Sunday
We give Thanks and Praise to our Almighty Lord and Savior for the opportunity to expand God's Mission and Ministry in the Upper Marlboro/Prince George's County, Maryland community with the building of our new chapel!
Plans are for construction of the new chapel to begin Spring 2020.. The above photo is a rendering of what the chapel may look like.
If you would like to donate to the Building Fund, please contact us at 301.952.0009. Donations, gifts and memorials may also be made directly to the Concordia Lutheran Church of Upper Marlboro MD Endowment Fund at InFaith Community Foundation. A direct link to our Endowment Fund at InFaith will be set up soon.
Beginning June 2019, the Stream Restoration project will begin on our property.
We have been promised by the SHA that there will be minimal impact on our property. The SHA will be using our property for temporary access to the stream. The stream restoration project it to be completed by March 1, 2020.
In addition to the stream restoration project, the SHA has agreed to construct a new commercial entrance at our driveway. This will be completed sometime between June and March.