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"Tradition is the living faith of the dead; Traditionalism is the dead faith of the living."

- Jaroslav Pelikan
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:

Mon: 7:30 pm
Tue: 7:00 pm
Wed: 7:00 pm
Thu: 7:00 pm
Fri: 5:00 pm


December 2
7:30 pm: Advent Vespers
December 3
7:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal
December 4
7:00 pm: Chrysalis
December 6
1:00 pm: Advent Afternoon
December 7
8:00 pm: Parish Council
December 9
4:30 pm: Gaithersburg HELP
7:30 pm: Advent Vespers
December 10
7:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal
December 13
Chili Cook-off and Basket Auction
5:00 pm: Congregational Dinner
Chili Cook-off/Cornbread and Chocolate Bake-off & Youth Ministry Basket Auction