Tabitha’s Backpack is serving 41 children each week and can always use 1% white milk boxes, 100% juice boxes, and vegetables in any size. We would also like to receive main meal items with protein, such as chicken/tuna kits, chili, soup with meat, Chef Boyardee with meat, and individual peanut butter packets. Items may be placed in the school bus at the rear of the church. (Please note that the clear bin in the narthex goes to NCEON or Lutheran Mission Society.)


Chancel Choir (Cindy Berger)
Meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Glory and Praise Group (Dan Foss)
Meets every Monday
6:30 pm: Musicians
6:45 pm: Singers


The men of CELC meet for breakfast at 8:00 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month to examine their faith, study the Scripture and share their personal experiences as it relates to today’s events.


The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America provides local, regional, and national gatherings on a regular basis. The women of CELC are encouraged to attend two yearly local WELCA “cluster” meetings, the annual Day of Renewal in January, and the yearly September retreat sponsored by the DE-MD Synodical Women’s Organization. CELC hosts the cluster meetings and Day of Renewal meetings on a rotating basis with other churches.

Both the Men’s and Women’s Ministries at CELC sponsor outreach activities that are open to participation by the entire congregation. These include projects within the church, volunteer days at Habitat for Humanity, and collecting, packing and delivering items for the Seafarer’s Boxes which are given to the seamen that come into the Baltimore harbor at Christmas time.


The first Sunday of each month, parents of Sunday School children are invited to gather in the narthex for coffee and conversation (and maybe some doughnuts) while their children are in Sunday School. This is a cooperative effort of the Outreach, Hospitality, and Education Ministry Teams.