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Lutheran Disaster Response

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Some churches teach “Left Behind”…
We teach “Included In.”

CTS is a member of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod of the ELCA


Christ the Servant Lutheran Church is a progressive, sacramental community dedicated to living out the implications of Jesus’ love ethic. Our acronym, CTS, not only refers to our name, but also refers to our three primary tasks: to Care, Teach and Serve. We strive to be a place of generous caring, lively study and committed service to the world. We welcome you to get to know us!




8:30 am: Morning Prayer
A service of Holy Communion is held on the first Sunday of each month and on festival days.

9:50 am: Christian Education
Children, youth and adults gather for lessons and discussions.

11:00 am: Holy Communion
We celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday.

Hospitality following the 11:00 am Service
Join us for refreshments and conversation.



Conversational English
This class meets every Tuesday from 10:30 am to noon in the parlor.

Recovery Fellowships
Five different AA or NA groups meet in our classrooms, offering meeting opportunities each weekday. Check the Calendar for details.

Evening Prayer
We maintain the practice of evening prayer each weekday evening in our sanctuary.  The start time for any given day appears in the Upcoming Events list to the right.



April 25
  • 10:30 am:Conversational English

  • 12:00 pm:Bible Study

  • 4:30 pm:Youth at Gaithersburg HELP

    The youth are invited to assist at the Gaithersburg HELP pantry on Tuesday, November 29, from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Two youth are needed, and rides will be provided if needed. Individuals wanting to assist should contact Anne Lipe.

  • 7:00 pm:Evening Prayer

  • 7:00 pm:Koinonia

    The Graf/Backus koinonia group gathers at the home of Ron and Joyce Backus for fellowship and discussion. All are welcome.

April 26
  • 7:30 pm:Evening Prayer -- Taizé

April 27
  • 7:00 pm:Evening Prayer

  • 7:30 pm:Worship Committee

April 28
  • Confirmation Retreat

  • 5:00 pm:Evening Prayer

April 29
  • Confirmation Retreat

  • 4:00 pm:McKenna's Wagon

April 30
  • Confirmation Retreat

  • Shema

  • 8:30 am:Morning Prayer

  • 9:50 am:Christian Education

  • 11:00 am:Holy Communion

  • 7:00 pm:Book Club

    Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

May 1
  • 6:30 pm:Evening Prayer --Anglican Prayer Beads

May 2
  • 10:30 am:Conversational English

  • 12:00 pm:Bible Study

  • 7:00 pm:Evening Prayer

  • 7:30 pm:Youth Ministry Team

    Anyone interested in helping to revitalize our youth ministry is encouraged to attend this planning session.