Love Feast

 

Please make it a point to participate in Love Feast this Thursday, April 1, at 7 PM as we remember the Last Supper.  We will gather by Zoom (or by phone) to share in Fellowship and Worship.

Of course, this won’t be the traditional Love Feast.  We won’t share a meal together, and we cannot wash one another’s feet.  It strikes me that Jesus had to put together the Last Supper that we commemorate on the fly as well.  He wasn’t at home, surrounded by the comforts of his local synagogue.  He was basically displaced with his group of disciples.  He was making due with a borrowed donkey and a loaned upper room.

In the spirit of “community while displaced,” please join in this meaningful (but different) service.  Please have your communion elements with you as we gather.  If you don’t have “traditional elements,” feel free to use your own crackers or cookies and some water or juice. 

Please contact the office for Zoom information – we don’t publish that online

Pilgrimage to the Cross

 

 

On Good Friday, we observe and commemorate Jesus’ death. This year, with the constraints of COVID, we are offering a self-directed time of reflection and meditation in the church parking lot – available between sunrise and sunset on Friday, April 2.

 

On this journey to the cross, we will follow Jesus through his walk, as recorded in the Gospels, and we will see how we can love each one as Jesus in our world today. Each station will include an organization with resources or ways you can give your time or money, as you are so moved.

 

You are encouraged to spend time at each station, praying the prayer provided, considering Christ’s suffering, contemplating how God is speaking to you today. All are welcome!

Easter Flowers 2021

Spring is in the air; daffodils are coming up! It is time to place your order for spring flowers to decorate the front of the sanctuary Easter Sunday.

 

Our vendor is offering tulips (pink, purple, red, yellow) and hyacinths (blue, pink, white). We cannot choose colors. The tulips have 4-5 bulbs; the hyacinth has 3 bulbs, planted in 6-inch pots and covered with green foil. The cost for each plant is $8.00.
Easter lilies (4+ blooms) are $12.00 per pot.  Here is the direct link to order through the website:  Budget (continuetogive.com)

 

 

Since the order time is short, please call me, Gayle Hawkins, 703-987-5395 or email gramma9499@comcast.net . You may send me a check or include in your offering envelope, clearly marking for Easter flowers. Orders must be in by Wednesday March 17th.

Please call it you have questions.

 

Let’s fill our sanctuary with spring showing our love for our risen Lord!

 

HAPPY EASTER.

Longest Night (Blue Christmas) Service

 

Join us as we partner with the Manassas and Oakton COBs this year to offer a Longest Night Service on Zoom. This service, held near the longest night of the year, the winter solstice, is a quiet and reflective service meant especially for those who carry heavy burdens and emotions into the Christmas Season.  Focusing less on Christmas cheer and more on the power of Christ’s light to overcome darkness, this worship holds up hope in the face of grief and brokenness.  You are welcome to join us.  Contact the office for the Zoom link or call-in information.

Pilgrimage to Bethlehem

 

Join us for an opportunity to spend part of your Christmas journey AT CHURCH! On Saturday, December 19, from 3:00 – 4:30 PM, bring the family for a journey to the manger.
There will be 4 meditation stations set up in the parking lot, each with a series of questions inviting you to put yourself in the Christmas story. Station 5 is inside the Sanctuary. You’ll have time to reflect on a question while taking in the beauty of the fully decorated sanctuary in person. Station 6 is again outside in the front of the church by the nativity.
Throughout the event, the Carillon Bells will be chiming Christmas carols, and the worship committee will be providing hot cider.
To maintain appropriate safety and social distancing requirements, please reserve your time slot. We are suggesting families with small children participate between 3:00 and 3:45, while those wishing a more meditative experience reserve spaces between 3:45 and 4:30. Masks will be required.
To reserve your time slot, visit the Sign Up Genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4ea5af2aa0fb6-pilgrimage.
If you cannot connect online, please contact Tracey in the office. She will make your reservation for you.
Start a new tradition this year. See you there!