Martini Lutheran Church
Masks, social distancing, and beautiful worship!
Our in-person Sunday service will also be live streamed. No reservations required for in-person.
Just click on the YouTube button at left, or below, or here, to participate.
Come and worship at Martini Lutheran Church!
Good Friday, April 2: Worship 7 p.m.
Resurrection of our Lord, April 4: Worship 11 a.m.
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From Pastor Robertson
We at Martini Lutheran Church are called to preach the Gospel of grace in the midst of a viral pandemic.
Our Church Council and Lay Ministers and I have chosen a path of honoring our Civil Authorities as the message of a saving Christ emanates in person, and from our sanctuary across the internet. We seek fully to be the in-person, fellowship-loving, hearts united, worshipping church our Lord Christ designed us to be. It also does occur in the context of a highly contagious disease, so we exercise a responsibility to all who enter here, and to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Friends, we are wanting so much to be unfettered. And so we shall do so as God’s stewards would do it.
I hope you have this Godly heart: Leave your Politics at the door. And remember that, out of concern for others, a Christian may choose not to use all of his/her God-given rights for the sake of someone with special need (1 Cor. 9:12… “Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ.” A maskless or non-distancing member, carrying the virus to a weaker member “without meaning to,” fits this verse! Instead, coming on the property, bring your wise head and loving heart, asking, “How shall I take care of my church family members whose health may not be good, or who are older and statistically far more vulnerable to suffer or even die from this? Then wear your mask, sanitize your hands, and keep your social distance as a way of demonstrating your love to each person around you! If your diagnosed medical health keeps you from wearing a mask, please see Pastor regarding worship and Holy Communion.
– Here’s what we hope for: During re-opening, if one of our worshiping loved ones does come down with the virus, I want them to be certain, “I couldn’t have gotten this at Martini. They were more caring about not passing the virus than anywhere else I’ve been!” And friend, this depends on you to the greatest extent.
Remember, this disease is a reminder that we are living the result of humankind’s fall into sin, and the death and destruction it brought since Eden. Let’s be sure to hear God’s call to humble ourselves before Him 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 by clicking on these links (text in orange color), and also 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.
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. Isaiah 41:10, ESV
Now back to our regular front page…
Welcome to our website! We hope you’ll check us out. Click the buttons, above. Explore us and our links. Tell us what’s helpful. Get into God’s Word on Bible Gateway. Click on “Devotions,” above for daily time with the Lord in Scripture and prayer. Hone what you believe as you look into What We Believe (see links at right).
Enjoy Family – friendly links such as these games and activities.
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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