Calvert County Health Department is hosting a Zoom meeting to answer your questions about the Covid-19 Vaccine on Thursday, February 25th, 6-7pm via Zoom.
Join the Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85839317477?pwd=dFBHakk4ZCtRT3VSWXhRUnNWT0ppdz09
Dear First Lutheran Family and Friends,
Today is Ash Wednesday, the start of the season of Lent. It's a time in the church year when we dial back some of the celebratory things in our worship ... like the "Alleluias." We might also do some sort of sacrificial act to help us remember the sacrifice Jesus made for all of us ... either depriving ourselves of a thing we enjoy or doing something extra to help us draw closer to God.
These practices are all fine and good for us to take part in as we examine our lives to see "where our treasure lies" (Matthew 6:21). However, it is important to remember that these small works of penitence, which may be necessary to help us return to God, do not move us any further toward salvation.
Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:8-10)
Our salvation is a gift from God. This Lent I hope that you can make some time to meditate on this gift that we've received on account of Jesus. Let us respond to our Father's love for us by giving Him heartfelt thanks as we "Return to Him with all our heart" (Joel 2:13).
In Christ’s Love,
Links to Maryland Executive Orders and Calvert County Health Department information:
County Health Department information links: https://www.calvertcountycovid19.com/
Calvert County Vaccine Registration Page: https://www.calvertcountymd.gov/Vaccine
Arundel County Vaccine Registration Page: https://aacounty.org/covidvax
Charles County Vaccine Registration Page: https://charlescountyhealth.org/covid19-vaccine-registration/
St. Mary's County Vaccine Registration Page: http://www.smchd.org/covid-19-vaccine/
Maryland State Vaccine Schedule and Sites: https://covidlink.maryland.gov/content/vaccine/
On-line studies on Sunday and during the week continue to be added. When available, please check in here.