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Forum on Faith
April 29 – Veronica Kestenberg shares her story of the Holocaust. Vera was born in 1936 in Budapest, Hungary. The youngest of two children, Kestenberg was three years old when Nazi Germany invaded Poland, launching the war. When a revolt swept across Hungary in 1956, the Salazar family escaped to Austria before flying to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where Kestenberg’s brother resided at the time. They immigrated to the United States two years later. Kestenberg found a position as a research scientist at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on treatments for children with lead poisoning. She was married to Felix Festenberg, also a Holocaust survivor who passed away in 2008.
May 6 – Dr. Mitzi Budde
, ELCA Deacon, Virginia Seminary Head Librarian, Professor and Scholar on Ecumenism. She has been very helpful in our process to become one as ‘Lutherpalians.’May 13 – Our own Justin Dowding
shares his recent experience of the immigration process in our country and the difficulties he experienced in the long journey of returning home.
May 27 – Sam Dowding will highlight key American individual and governmental contributions to the development of aviation in his native Guyana, including factors that led the US to build the wartime airfield which became Guyana’s first international airport.
Mass on the Grass Sunday, May 20 at 10:30 am
Every once in a while, it’s important to come to church in flip-flops. And a silly sun hat. It’s nice to have a Pentecost Mass on the Grass. There is so much to be grateful for. Drinks and fried chicken provided. You bring the rest.
An Episcopal-Lutheran Community in Baltimore