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


  • Sunday, October 29 - Reformation 500 Sunday
  • Sunday, November 5 - All Saints' Sunday

ANNUAL HAYRIDE AND VISIT TO THE BROOKFIELD FARMS PUMPKIN PATCH is Sunday, October 22. The hayride will leave the church parking lot at 9:15 a.m. Every participant will be able to harvest a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch. This event is sponsored by the Utica Sunday School.

REFORMATION  500 SUNDAY is October 29. At morning worship, Pastor Lane's preaching series on the themes of the Reformation will conclude. A German Dinner will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall followed by a program on Reformation sites in Germany presented by Dr. Raymond Ediger. A free-will offering will be received to help cover the cost of the food.

ALL SAINTS' SUNDAY is Sunday, November 5. Members and friends of the church who have died during the past year will be named and memorialized at both worship services.

FALL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING is Sunday, November 12, 4:00 p.m. There are two agenda items: the election of Church Council members for 2018 (There are four seats vacant....one for a two year term, three for three year terms.); and the adoption of the 2018 Budget for the church.

LEWISTOWN-UTICA COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE is Tuesday, November 21, 7:00 p.m., at St. Paul's Church of Utica. The speaker will be Shannon Aleshire, Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County. Refreshments will follow the service.

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.