Martini Lutheran Church!
Worship 11:00 (Streaming only until further notice. Click here for worship service live and archived)
Sunday School 9:45 (Sunday School to resume after virus restrictions are lifted.)
Martini changes due to Coronavirus COVID-19:
From Pastor Robertson after Council Mtg., March 17th; (revised 3/27 and 4/4)
We at Martini Lutheran Church have been called to preach the Gospel of grace in the midst of a viral pandemic. We find ourselves met with understandable governmental limitations and new spiritual opportunities.
Our Church Council has met, and has chosen a path, not of closing down, but of honoring our Civil Authorities as the message of a saving Christ emanates from our sanctuary. Since this is in the context of a highly contagious disease, we have a responsibility to society, to one another, to our Lord Jesus Christ.
We expect to stream Sunday worship at least through May 3rd. Social distancing and other CDC guidelines will be practiced on the property.
Worship via Internet, Sundays, Now – May 3 (subject to change):
By Governor Hogan’s Orders, Sunday morning on our property is limited to what the order allows: Pastor, Organist, Streaming tech providing remote worship.
Plan to worship at home or with friends/family, via streaming. Click on YouTube button, at left, or click here. Enjoy Martini LIVE or by archive!
Additional Holy Week Services: Maundy Thursday, April 9th, 7pm; Good Friday, April 10th, 7pm. Internet only…
Reunion! / Communion!
Friends, I hope you’re looking forward to a BIG time when we get together as a whole church and celebrate that the deadly storm is past! I’m talking about a glad reunion in fellowship with each other and with our Lord in a service of Resurrection and Thanksgiving. We’ll exult in the preaching, and draw close around the altar as well — even if it’s not a usual Holy Communion Sunday. I hope you’ll want to extend the celebration into the parking lot for a cook-out if there’s interest. There’s a lot about our Lord to celebrate with our whole selves, and with one another. God’s people celebrate deliverance. Martini is a wonderful church, and such a Sunday will be the best way to praise God!
…From my Heart to You:
Friends, we are dealing with a pandemic, the intensity of which has not been since 1918.
Church life — and your daily life — is being disrupted as never before in our lives as our world faces something it cannot easily solve.
Please remember that God specialized in the hard-to-solve when He took on our sins and brokenness 1990 years ago in His body on the Cross, and rose, victorious, from the dead.
Now, in this holiest time of the year, we are living the result of humankind’s fall into sin, and the death and destruction it brought. Sometimes, in days of trouble, it is easier to hear the call coming from God’s gracious heart to humble ourselves before God with a repentant heart for our own sinfulness and our sins, and look to His Son, Jesus Christ as, in fact, He is: The One sent to be the Redeemer, the Savior of the world — and of you in particular. Find out more in these links, and listen in on our streaming worship services by clicking on the YouTube button in the left column of this page.
While we may find the present situation unnerving, our Lord came to earth for such a time as this. He will be our cleansing and sustaining power each day, and our motivator to serve others — and in all these He will prove Himself faithful.
Finally, please call me with any questions. I’m here to serve.
UPDATE: Please note that the celebration of Holy Communion will be postponed until the pandemic is declared past. Our Synod offers this Scriptural guidance, with which the Lay Ministers and Pastor agree and recommend to the congregation, regarding this postponement.
For those wondering about the Palm Sunday Easter Egg Hunt and Confirmation Sunday, we will schedule them after May 10th, when we have, God willing, no limit on attendance or social distancing.
Fear not, says the Lord, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Now back to our regular front page…
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We want to invite you over to church for a Sunday morning or other worship service. You’ll like our free parking, our all-on-one-level architecture, and the beautiful surroundings of church when you’re at worship. You’ll experience good preaching and teaching for all ages. We preach Christ. Martini is determined that people will know the work of God in Christ: in the hearts of all who worship, in the neighborhoods surrounding us, and reaching to the far parts of the earth.
We’re glad you came to the Martini Lutheran Church website. Please come back some more!
Pastor Elliott M. Robertson,
and the people of Martini Lutheran Church, Baltimore