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.  Youth Fellowship

     9:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time with Refreshments

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

    10:30 a.m.  Traditional Communion Service

CUB SCOUT PACK for the Utica/ Lewistown area? St. Paul's Church desires to sponsor a new Cub Scout Pack, and is seeking the names of interested boys and their parents. If you are interested, please call 301-898-9454 and leave names and contact information in mailbox #4 or e-mail: pastorbert@splcutica.org.


WEDNESDAY EVENING FITNESS CLASSES  re-convened after a summer break on Wednesday, September 28, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall. All desiring to gather for low stress fitness activities and good fellowship are invited to take part every Wednesday evening. Carol Devilbiss is the Coordinator.

WORLD HUNGER SUNDAY will be celebrated on October 23, 2016. In addition to thanking God for the 2016 harvest, the church will celebrate the ministry of  ELCA World Hunger  and a special offering of non-perishable foods and money will continue to be received to support the food banks in Thurmont and Walkersville. Guest Pastor: The Rev. Fred Melton.

THE ANNUAL HAYRIDE to the Brookfield Farms Pumpkin Patch (courtesy of Mary Jane and Sam Roop) will be on Sunday, October 23, between the church's two worship services. The hayride leaves the church parking lot at 9:15 a.m. The Hayride is sponsored by the Utica Sunday School.

HALLOWEEN BENEFIT CONCERT will be performed in St. Paul's sanctuary by the Frederick Youth Flute Choir on Sunday, October 30, 2016, 5:00 p.m. Jenna Marie Warfield is the director. Donations will be accepted. A Bake Sale and a Costume Contest will be held. Proceeds will benefit the Pediatric Cancer Research Clinic at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY WORSHIP with the naming of members and friends who have died during the past year will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2016, 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. worship services.

THE ANNUAL BAZAAR OF THE ST. PAUL'S UTICA LUTHERAN WOMEN'S LEAGUE will be held in the church's Fellowship Hall on Saturday, November 12, 8:00 a.m. - ? Mark your calendars and watch for details.

OCTOBER FOOD BANK OFFERINGS, both money and non-perishable food, support the Glade Valley Food Bank in Walkersville.

DIRECTIONS TO OUR CHURCH BUILDING from Frederick: US Route 15 N from Frederick. 1/2 mile after passing Resthaven Cemetery, bear right onto Old Frederick Road. The church is on your right in 1 1/2 miles.

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: The bridge across Fishing Creek on Lewistown Rd. is being replaced....follow the posted detour to the Picnic Woods if traveling from Hessong Bridge Rd. (Hessong Bridge Rd. north, right on Angleberger Rd., right on Bottomley Rd., right on Wilhide Rd., right on Lewistown Rd. to the gate on the left.)

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, Youth Ministry Leader

          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 or 301-631-0719.
Mr. Kenneth Hubbard  301-898-9831 or 240-344-7251.                                                     Rev. Sam Martz           301-646-8847 or 301-271-7010
Mr. Melvin Heim          301-662-1502 or 301-639-3477.