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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 four facilities:


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


CSD is a member of Prison Congregations in America.



CSD at the 2019 Delaware-Maryland Synod Assembly
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