CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH WELCOMES ENOQUE CARLOS FILHO AS MUSIC DIRECTOR
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Upper Marlboro, MD – Concordia Lutheran Church of Upper Marlboro, MD has named Enoque Carlos Filho to the position of Music Director.
As Music Director, Enoque will provide music for worship services and advise and assist the Music and Worship Committee in enhancing the Music and Worship ministries.
Enoque is an accomplished musician with a rich and diverse background involving many styles of music and musical groups, including churches.
In addition, to directing music, Enoque is a professional pianist/organist as well as vocalist.
Enoque began taking piano lessons at the age of 12 from one of his sisters at their home in Brazil. He began teaching music at the age of 15. Enoque earned a Bachelor of Music degree (1996) from the School of Music and Fine Arts of Pariana, in Curitiba, Brazil.
In 2009, Enoch Filho accepted an invitation to serve as Music Director for a church in Maryland and moved to the United States. He also served as Music Director for Oxon Hill Lutheran Church, Temple Hills, MD.
AN ENCOUNTER FOR BRAVE HEARTS
Choir Practice every Tuesday at 2 p.m.!
We are excited and honored to have Rev. Dr. Carl Roemer return in teaching Bible Study beginning Sunday, February 24th through March 2019 as he delves further into Jesus' ministry and Jesus's parables!
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."
Thank you Pastor Roemer!
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 2019. The above 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.
BIBLE STUDY - 2019
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.
Rendering of the New Concordia Lutheran Church Chapel of Upper Marlboro, MD
We are blessed to add to God's Church Body in Holy Baptism!