Saturday, March 16
12 pm: Reconnect Sunday set up & pizza lunch
2:00 pm: Advent Book Club
Sunday, March 17: Reconnect Sunday - Second Sunday in Lent
9:00 am: Bible Discussion - Welcome Center
10:00 am: Worship – “Why REALLY did the chicken cross the road?”
11:00 am: Coffee and Welcome
11:30 am: St. Patrick’s Day Reconnect Lunch
Sunday’s Conversation Starter: “Have you ever been to Ireland?”
Sunday Assisting: Assisting Minister – Debbie Lewis; Communion Assistant – Esther Day; Lector – Brian Thiel; Acolyte – David Day; Ushers – Rensford Lovell and Eric Heigis; Greeter – Ismay Lovell; Altar Guild – Georges & Susan Toth; Organist – Michael Lewallen; Counters – Rensford Lovell and Nancy Jairrels; 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.)
Thursday Assisting: Soup – OPEN; Cantor – Gerry Fuller; Usher/Bulletins – OPEN. (Please contact Pastor Anna or the office you need to make a change or would like to volunteer.)
Worship at 10 am; St. Patrick's Day Lunch at 11:30
Volunteers will meet at noon Saturday to set up for the event. If you are available, please drop by and lend a hand. We’ll end with pizza and fellowship.
Advent Book Club
A discussion of Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels is 2 pm Saturday, March 16, in the Welcome Center. Talk to Ingrid Berdahl or Marilyn Falksen to learn more.
Bible Discussion Group
We're looking at the Ten Commandments as written in Exodus and Deuteronomy. Did you know that they are in two places in the Torah? Which do you follow?
Soup Supper &
Evening Prayer Service
Join us for a simple meal of soup and bread at 7 pm, followed at 7:30 by a candlelight Evening Prayer Service featuring Holden’s Evening Prayer. This year’s theme is “Elements of Prayer: Praise, Lament, Confession, Ask, and Thanks.” The Rev. Jennette Liesk, Good Shepherd Lutheran in Alexandria, will offer the meditation on March 21.
The Lent Thursday evening services are open for volunteers to bring soup (12 servings) or usher. Please see the sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center.
Organ Dedication Event
April 07 will be a day of musical celebration, including lunch, a hymn sing, prayers of dedication, and a demonstration of our new organ.
Choose a hymn!
If you have a hymn you’d like to sing at the organ dedication, please email it along with a citation for printing it to Pastor Anna.
Lutheran Social Services
“your support of our vision to provide justice and wholeness for the most vulnerable members of our community … Your gift of $450.51 is already making a difference in our community by offering hope through Family & Community Services and Refugee Resettlement."
Arlington Food Assistance Center
“your generous gift of 214 pounds of food provides stability and comfort to our neighbors when they need it most." And thank you for supporting Souper Bowl of Caring.
Offender Aid and Restoration’s (OAR)11th Annual Second Chance Fundraising Breakfast is Tuesday, April 9, at 7:45 am. OAR supports ex-offenders and helps them reintegrate into society. RSVP required, so please email Marilyn Falksen or Rosalie & Lynn Juhl if you want to attend this inspirational event. Contact Marilyn for information about breakfast.
Cursillo Spiritual Retreat Weekend.Renew and strengthen your relationship with Christ at a three-day Via de Cristo Cursillo weekend retreat. The Men’s Retreat is April 25-28 and the Women’s Retreat is May 2-5 in Upper Marlboro, MD. Transportation is provided and there are no out-of-pocket expenses. Contact Debbie Lewis for more information.