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A Tasty Way to Support CSD

Who doesn't love pizza? The Community of St. Dysmas will be holding a fundraiser at Peace A Pizza at 15 Mellor Ave. in Catonsville on Thursday, May 25, 3-7 pm. To see the menu, click here. Be sure to mention “Community of St. Dysmas” when you order. We will receive 20% of the proceeds that we bring in. Mark your calendars now! Bring the whole family – parents, grandparents, kids, grandkids – and all the pizza lovers you know!

Welcome to the Community of St. Dysmas!

Pastor Susan Beck

The Community of St. Dysmas (CSD) is the Lutheran congregations within the Maryland State Correctional System. God’s purpose for The Community of St. Dysmas is to share the transforming power of Christ’s love with persons incarcerated in the Maryland Department of Corrections and to support them through weekly worship and Bible studies. In July, 2018, the Reverend Susan Beck was called to serve as Pastor of CSD.

Currently CSD is providing Word and Sacrament ministry at three facilities:

We also provide devotional material by mail to incarcerated persons at the Maryland Correctional Institution - Jessup and at other sites.

To see a summary of our values and goals, click here.

CSD is a member of Prison Congregations in America.


CSD at the 2022 Delaware-Maryland Synod Assembly
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