Concordia Lutheran Church of Upper Marlboro 

Celebrates

Pastor Richard A. Hase's 50 years of Ministry!

​1967-2017

BIBLE STUDY - 2018

May- June  

  • Ephesians - "The Unity of the Church"

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Concordia Lutheran Church of Upper Marlboro, MD gives thanks to God for Pastor Hase's 50 years of ministry.  Pastor Hase has been Concordia's Pastor since 2015.  Despite several health crises, Pastor Rick continues to serve our congregation and others in sharing the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.  


Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Pastor Rick began his ministry as a teacher in Lutheran schools and as a Director of Christian Education.  Pastor Rick'has served several congregations within Baltimore, Maryland and the District of Columbia.  Pastor Rick has also served as Chaplain of Johns Hopkins Hospital and Director of the Baltimore Urban Coalition of Lutheran Churches.  He is a graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, IL.  


Pastor Rick enjoys bike riding, photography and Baltimore Sports.  (We will let him get by with the Baltimore Sports!)    


Pastor Rick has been an example of his favorite verse from Luke 4:16-21, specifically verses 18-19

"The Spirt of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."


Thank you Pastor Rick for your 50 years of ministry of the Gospel and for being the Pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church of Upper Marlboro, MD



Heavenly Father,
We come to you with joy and praise to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for your faithfulness in bringing about the miracle of the establishment of our new church building.
May this church serve as the place where many are saved from their life of sin and separation from you by experiencing the redeeming power of Jesus Christ in their lives.  May many be saved.  (I John 1:9; Romans 10:9)
May many learn the Scriptures.  (2 Timonthy3:16)
May many experience the power of prayer.  (Matthew 18:19)
May many grow in discipleship and friendship with Jesus Christ.  (Mark 8:34, John 15:15)
May this building shine the light of salvation of Christ in this city and throughout this region.  May many be baptized here.  (Matthew 28:19)
May many be joined in true Christian marriage with Christ at the center of their marriage.  (Mark 10:9)
May this be a place of true worship, thanksgiving and praise.  May this be a place of hope and healing, a place of joy and peace.  (Psalm 22:3)
May no weapon formed against this sacred place prosper.  (Isaiah 54:17)
May all opposition and proud spirits be cast out through the power and protection of Jesus Christ.   (Proverbs 16:18)
May each person who enters the property know they are on holy ground.  (Exodus 3:5)
May they lay aside their personal agendas and seek the perfect will of God.  May they confess their sins and avail themselves of Christ power to live new lives. (Matthew 6:10)
May they be supportive of one another in Christian love and community.  May the love of Christ be at the center of all that takes place here.  (I Corinthians 13:13)
May your Holy Spirit inhabit this place and may your glory shine here for countless generations to come. (2 Chronicles 7:1-3, John 1:14)
Amen.

Deuteronomy 28:8
"The LORD will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God gives you.