Chesapeake Conference churches added 545 new members in 2022 through baptism or profession of faith.
The dedication service was held on May 14.
The Baltimore Korean Church held a service of dedication for its new church building in Odenton, Md., on May 14.
The congregation purchased the new church building in Odenton last fall after meeting in rented facilities in Columbia and Ellicott City for years. During the afternoon service, members celebrated how the Lord had led the congregation to their own building.
“It was a blessing to finally have a place to worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after all the adversities our church went through,” says Kyoung Chul Lee, pastor of the Baltimore Korean Church. “There is no greater excitement than seeing the members devoting themselves for the dedication service.”
The officers of the Chesapeake Conference were present to participate in the dedicatory service by offering remarks and leading the dedication litany.
“It has been a faith-building, inspiring experience to see how the Lord has led the Baltimore Korean congregation to this momentous, joyous occasion,” says Jerry Lutz, Chesapeake Conference president. “Despite some setbacks along the way, including challenges caused by the pandemic, the Lord is to be praised for His miraculous intervention that has made this day possible. This church will not only be a blessing to the community of Odenton and its surroundings, but to the entire conference as one of two Korean congregations in Chesapeake.”