Fellowship, Education


Led by the Spirit, growing in faith, serving in Christ, we shall bring God's glory to all.


8:00 a.m.  Relaxed Communion Service w/ Children's Sermon and Sunday School 

     9:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time with Refreshments

     9:15 a.m.  Adult Sunday School / Choir Rehearsal

    10:30 a.m.  Traditional Communion Service

ADVENT BIBLE STUDY called "Church in Waiting" will begin on Wednesday, November 29, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m., and continue on December 6, 13, 20. The study will be facilitated by Pastor Lane. It will meet in the Parish House. Those who desire may purchase a study book for $6.00.

WOMEN'S LEAGUE CHRISTMAS BANQUET will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:00 p.m. at Mountain Gate Restaurant, Thurmont. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. All are invited (even men). To reserve your place, call Cynthia Jett at 301-845-0134 or Kelli Czarra at 301-639-4426.

UTICA SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM is Sunday, December 17, 9:15 a.m. in the church's Fellowship Hall. All are invited. Refreshments will be served following the Christmas Program.

FREDERICK YOUTH FLUTE CHOIR'S Holiday Concert will be held in St. Paul's Sanctuary on Sunday, December 17, 3 p.m. JennaMarie Warfield is the director. The concert is free, although donations to support the choir will be received.


  • Morning Worship (Fourth Sunday of Advent) w/ Children's Sermon is at 9:30 a.m.
  • Family Christmas Eve Worship at 5:00 p.m.
  • Traditional Christmas Eve Worship at 7:30 p.m.

There will be one morning worship service on Sunday, December 24 - 9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School will not be held. There will be no Fellowship Time.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The Old Frederick Road Bridge just south of the church over Fishing Creek is closed for bridge deck replacement. This impacts people coming to the church from the Frederick and Walkersville areas. Detours are posted... travel time to the church's campus in Utica has increased by a few minutes for those affected.

DIRECTIONS TO OUR CHURCH BUILDING from Frederick taking into account the closure of the Old Frederick Road Bridge : US Route 15 N from Frederick. Turn right on Hessong Bridge Road, go one mile, turn right on Utica Road, go 1.5 miles, turn left on Old Frederick Road. The church is on your right.

DIRECTIONS TO THE CHURCH'S PICNIC WOODS (7515 Lewistown Rd, Thurmont, MD. 21788)  from Utica: Proceed northbound on Old Frederick Rd. for 1 mile, turn left onto Lewistown Rd and proceed 1 1/2 miles. The gate to the Picnic Woods is on the left. NOTE: From US 15 North, you may turn right on Hessong Bridge Rd., go 1.5 miles, turn right on Lewistown Rd. The gate is on your right after you have crossed Fishing Creek.

We, the people called St. Paul’s Church of Utica, invite you to join us for worship, fellowship, mission and study, and to become an active participant in this community of faith as we join together in mutual service and love toward God and one another. We live out our calling as  disciples Christ Jesus by proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel to people in our community and to the world.St. Paul's Church of Utica is a congregation within the Delaware-Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Pastor:  Reverend Albert K. Lane III (Bert)

Staff: Santana Bartoldus, Organist, Director of Music Ministries

          Brenda G. Hedges, 8 a.m. Music and Worship Leader

10621 Old Frederick Road                  Telephone: 301-898-9454
Thurmont, Maryland 21788                 E-mail: 

Contacts for the Utica Cemetery (purchase of lots, maintenance, etc.):
Mr. John Grove           301-639-4584.
Mr. Kenneth Hubbard  301-898-9831 or 240-344-7251.                                                     Rev. Sam Martz           301-646-8847 or 301-271-7010.