Sunday’s Conversation Starter: “What do you pack in a lunch?”
Assisting: Assisting Minister – Gerry Fuller; Communion Assistant – Esther Day; Lector – Sarah Wickre; Acolyte – David Day; Ushers – Brian Thiel and Eric Heigis; Greeter – Chandra Fitzgerald; Altar Guild –Marilyn Falksen; Organist – Michael Lewallen; Counters – John Matzner and David Falksen; Social Hour – Sarah Wickre. (Please contact the coordinator if you swapped dates and it’s not reflected here, or you need to make a change.)
Bible Discussion talks about the Book of Ruth this Sunday. Join in!
Exploring Faith resumes Sunday at 11:30 am and we will
continue our 500th anniversary study of Luther and the
Reformation with Professor Cary's discussion of Luther's
view of politics. We'll learn why Luther opposed some religious
movements on political grounds. We can speculate on why
Luther might have rejected the work of his namesake, Martin
Luther King, Jr. What might Luther say about our current
Like to read? Join the club!
The Advent Book Club is comprised of book lovers who are members/friends of Advent and their friends. The club meets monthly to discuss a book chosen by members and alternates between fiction and nonfiction. Currently the group meets on the third Tuesday at 7 pm at the Walter Reed Community Center. New members are always welcome! Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson will be discussed at the next meeting on September 18. When he was a young lawyer, Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative to defend those most in need of legal services - the poor and the wrongly condemned. One of his first cases - a young man sentenced to death for a murder he insisted he didn't commit - transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. One reviewer described the book as "every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so." Read the NYT book review online. If you would like more information about the book club or be added to the mailing list about future meetings and books, please email Marilyn F. or the office.
It's not too late to join the choir! Rehearsals are Thursdays at 8 pm, with a 9:30 am warmup on Sundays. Come as your schedule permits.
Helping children at the border. Our global Lutheran churches have been in the forefront of action on behalf of refugees. We are planning to lift-up this ministry on Refugee Sunday, October 14. Details on what you can do will follow.
United to End Hate & Racism. Bethlehem Lutheran Church (8922 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031) is hosting an interfaith community event with nationally recognized musician, speaker and anti-racism activist Daryl Davis on September 26th at 7 pm. Davis’ documentary, “Accidental Courtesy,” is currently playing on Netflix. All are invited to attend.
Full moon labyrinth walk on October 26. Look for more information in coming weeks.
A Fall Workday
Looking to be outdoors on a beautiful fall day? Or a different way to get in some good exercise? We have just the thing - help mulch our beautiful gardens! Arlington County will deliver the mulch, but we must spread it. If you are available and willing to help, please indicate your availability on the sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center. We will take delivery of the mulch on whichever date has the most helpers. Volunteers will be rewarded afterwards with a pizza party!