Everyone is Invited – Virtual Dance Party!

 

The young adult group from Arlington and Washington City CoBs have invited us to join their mid-week dance party Wednesdays at 5:15 on ZOOM.  (Young Adult is a state of mind  – all are welcome, including children).

To feel comfortable with the “required skill level” (i.e. none), here is a super short video (less than a minute) from a previous gathering – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CFy02cbpiI

This is an opportunity to gather with other NoVA Brethren folks and get your body moving a little bit.  The event is led by Shawn Lent – an incredible human being.  You can find out more about her at:  https://shawnlent.com/?fbclid=IwAR26hP4psCWzfgpLzHmX1IAXkvCLxeB_iqFvKb4E9lt4jrbNmqg-PkKnAfE

Watch for an email each Wednesday morning with the link, or contact the church office.   This is a recurring event, so put it on your calendars.  What a great opportunity to take care of your body and your spirit.

 

Get your Shirts for Homecoming 2020

 

We hope you have saved the date for our 125th homecoming – Saturday and Sunday, August 29 & 30, 2020. 

 

We will be monitoring the COVID19 situation, and if plans need to be postponed or modified, we will send an email, post it on our website, and update our Facebook page.

 

 

Meanwhile, we are going ahead with the shirt order. T-shirts, polo shirts and sweatshirts can be ordered starting now thru June 1 using the link below. The shirts feature our 125th  Anniversary logo and are available in a variety of sizes and colors. Shipping is $5.00 per order, (save shipping costs by combining orders with family and friends).  Many thanks to Kathy Carroll for setting up the order.  They don’t have a “date” on them, so they can be worn and enjoyed no matter when we gather, and for years to come!

https://www.customink.com/g/aps0-00c6-hmrp

 

Holy Week Worship Services

 

 

Even though we are not together in person, it is good to “gather” in worship from wherever we are, and reflect on this most holy journey to the empty tomb.

Love Feast – Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 PM  (YouTube)
Go to www.VirtualLoveFeast.com, and click on the “YouTube” button. The first voices you hear will be familiar to you – Pastor Angela, Lucas, and Eric open the evening with a reading from the Gospel of John. You’ll hear them again later in the service, along with many other voices you may recognize: Tim and Audrey Hollenburg-Duffy; Mandy North; Matt Rittle; Richard Wehrle; Bill Scheurer from On Earth Peace; Steve Schweitzer, Dan Ulrich, and Denise Kettering-Lane, all from Bethany Seminary; and many more.

This time of worship features familiar Scripture, hymns, and invitations to confession and communion.

We would like to invite you to partake in communion in your home. Please have your bread or cracker and cup of liquid ready.

At the 38 minute mark, you’ll hear the Scripture for Communion and a Prayer by Pastor Matt Rittle.

Please pause the service on your computer to share these words of communion – knowing we are all sharing together.

This bread, which we bless, is the
communion of the body of Christ.
[eat with grateful hearts]

This cup, which we bless, is the
communion of the blood of Christ.
[drink with grateful hearts]

Please press play to continue the service as we worship together.

Good Friday Service – Friday, April 10 at 7:30 PM (YouTube)

This brief service is being offered by members of our congregation.  Go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQciNsGk2y-ELiRTIXJe1Hw

and select “Good Friday”.  Feel free to light your own candle, and then extinguish it as Suzie plays the haunting spiritual “Were you there?”

Feel free to share these links with your friends.  We will see you Sunday morning at 11 AM on the church Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/Nokesvillecob/ – for a joyous Easter celebration.

 

Invitation to Virtual Love Feast

 

 

This Thursday, April 9, at 7:00 PM, we will be gathering around our computers to share in Virtual Love Feast.  The other Northern Virginia churches will be gathering at the same time, so our fellowship is deep and wide.

Go to www.VirtualLoveFeast.com, and click on the “YouTube” button.  The first voices you hear will be familiar to you – Pastor Angela, Lucas, and Eric open the evening with a reading from the Gospel of John.  You’ll hear them again later in the service, along with many other voices you may recognize:  Tim and Audrey Hollenburg-Duffy; Mandy North; Matt Rittle; Richard Wehrle; Bill Scheurer from On Earth Peace; Steve Schweitzer, Dan Ulrich, and Denise Kettering-Lane, all from Bethany Seminary; and many more.

This time of worship features familiar Scripture, hymns, and invitations to confession and communion.

We would like to invite you to partake in communion in your home.  If you are local-ish, please contact Pastor Angela if you’d like to participate by Tuesday evening.  On Wednesday, she will bring you a “communion packet” and set it outside your door – with a wave and a smile!

Prior to the start of the service, you’ll need to fill your cup with the liquid of your choice, but the cups and bread will be provided, along with instructions.

If you are not local, and would still like to participate, please prepare a drink and cracker of some sort.

At the 38 minute mark, you’ll hear the Scripture for Communion and a Prayer.
Please pause the service on your computer to share these words of communion – knowing we are all sharing together.

This bread, which we bless, is the
communion of the body of Christ.
[eat with grateful hearts]

This cup, which we bless, is the
communion of the blood of Christ.
[drink with grateful hearts]
 

Please press play to continue the service as we worship together.

HELP WITH STAMP AND SCRAP EVENT

HELP WITH STAMP AND SCRAP EVENT
This event, Saturday, March 28 from 9-1, is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year.  We would love your help to make it a success!  Please consider providing food for our concessions stand, or help in the kitchen on the day of the event.  See Mary Gough for details about that.  We also need help with set-up and tear-down on Friday, March 27 from 4-6 pm, and Saturday from 7-9 am and 12:45-1:45 pm.  And, if you’d like to help “take people’s money”, we could use help on Saturday from 9-1.  Please see Polly Flory or Pastor Angela for details.