August 21, 2019

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10:00 a.m. Worship

with Holy Communion


9:00 a.m. Learning Hour

for Adults & Confirmation Class


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Fairfax, VA 22031
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Featured Reflection

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Camp Mar-Lu-Ridge

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds...”

       - Romans 12:2 (camp’s theme verse this summer)


I’m learning there’s disagreement about what exactly the “Mar-Lu” stands for: some say Martin Luther, others say Maryland Lutheran. Who cares? This place is amazing, friends! Some of you BLCers, I understand, used to come here as kids. Others (like me, before we moved here) have never heard of it. Well, hear and know of it now: this place is fabulous!


Consider dropping in and just visiting Camp Mar-Lu-Ridge the next time you’re near Frederick, MD. They would love to meet you!




I have been so impressed with the staff, the food, the facilities, the organization and curriculum,

the theology, the funny and inspiring camp songs, the incredible view, the emphasis on

inclusion and service, and the moving Spirit...alive and well. This is a vital outdoor ministry of the ELCA, right here in our backyard.


And here’s the absolute most important part: the kids! MLR’s primary vocation is welcoming, caring and nurturing the faith development of our children (and by “our,” I mean kids across this DE-MD-DC-VA region).


Say a prayer of thanks for Camp Mar-Lu-Ridge (and for all our ELCA camps, hard at work this summer). And say a prayer of thanks for all who have given, supported and sacrificed for this ministry through the that we can be blessed by Camp Mar-Lu-Ridge today.

Grace and peace,


Pastor Dan


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