Announcements: March 20, 2016
Appearing In Worship Today: The PromisedLand Quartet
The PromisedLand Quartet performs a variety of styles of Christian music, ranging from traditional worship to bluegrass and country. For more information, please check out the bulletin insert.
Last Chance to Dedicate an Easter Lily!
Honor a loved one with an Easter lily dedication this year! There are still lilies left. To dedicate a lily, use our online form.
Bring a Coffee Cake on Easter Morning!
Help us to have a well-stocked fellowship hour on Easter morning. We’re looking for coffee cakes and hard-boiled Easter eggs to serve to members, friends and guests of Faith Lutheran. Sign up to bring goodies!
Holy Week and Easter at Faith
You should have received a postcard with a clip-off portion you can use to invite a friend to Holy Week and Easter services. If you didn’t get yours, there are some extras available by the sanctuary entrances.
Here’s a handy schedule of events to help you stay organized.
Thursday, March 24 – Maundy Thursday Worship at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 25 – Good Friday Worship at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 26 – Families of Faith Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast, 9:00 am.
Join us for a Faith favorite! We’ll begin with a potluck breakfast at 9:00 a.m., followed by a family-friendly activity and Easter egg hunt on the grounds of Faith Lutheran Church. Feel free to bring friends and neighbors! Please RSVP by March 20.
Sunday, March 27 – Easter
Traditional worship services at 8, 9:30 and 11. Coffee cake and fruit bar available starting at 9 a.m. Sign up to bring goodies for Easter morning.
In Memoriam: John Hibbits, Dick Irby
It is with heavy hearts that we report the death of John Hibbits, who passed away on Thursday, March 17. A service will take place at Faith; more details to come.
At the beginning of March, long-time member of Faith, Dick Irby, passed away. Condolences can be sent to his wife, Carolyn, at their home in California: 1056 Albion Street, San Diego, CA 92106.
Preschool Announces New Program for Two-Year-Olds
This Fall, Faith Lutheran Preschool will offer a two-day class for 2-year-olds. This first year, only one class of 10 children will be admitted. The class will meet on Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 – 1:30 a.m. More details and an application are available online.
Mission of the Month: ELCA World Hunger
Working with and through Lutheran congregations all over the world, and with other partners, ELCA World Hunger responds to communities in need through their support of food pantries, homeless shelters, feeding programs, development and health projects, and education programs. More information about ELCA World Hunger can be found at www.elca.org/hunger.
Upcoming Young Adult Events
- TODAY, 12:30pm – Luncheon at Bilbo Baggins Restaurant. We’ll meet in fellowship hall and car pool to Old Town Alexandria to lunch together on Palm Sunday. Please email Greg Mantell at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, March 16th to sign up or for more information.
- Saturday, April 16th, 9:45am – Seven Hills of Bluemont Hike. We’ll hike a 5.5-mile lowland trail, which is especially beautiful in early spring, and has seven moderately steep climbs of 50 to 350 feet each. After the hike, we plan to visit a historic Loudoun county town and stay for dinner. Please email Greg Mantell at email@example.com to sign up or for more information.
We’re gearing up for another great growing season in the garden! Work days are planned for Saturdays, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3 and October 1. This year, we’ll be setting up a “farm market” one Sunday per month, May – August, to sell extra produce at church. For details, and to sign up to help out with the garden, visit www.flcva.org/garden.
The Metropolitan D.C. Synodical Women’s Organization Convention will be held on Saturday, April 16, at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910. We invite all women to join us in a day worship, learning, and fellowship. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. with a Continental breakfast, exhibits and shopping. There will be a worship service and a plenary session in the morning, followed by lunch and a choice of several workshops in the afternoon. These include a Bible Study, a testimony from Young Adults in Global Ministries, information from LSS/NCA on sponsoring a refugee family, and chair yoga.
Registration Fee: $40.00 per person. Final deadline: Mail-in by March 31, Electronic by April 10. Discounted registration: $15.00 for women under the age of 40 or first time attendees (Lunch included). For more information, see the display in the Fellowship Hall. You can also check out the SWO website at http://dwyercl2.wix.com/welca-metrodcsynod
Save the Date: VBS – July 11 – 15
Surf’s Up! Catch the wave of God’s amazing love this summer with Faith’s Vacation Bible School. VBS will take place July 11 – 15, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., with aftercare available. We are in need of volunteers to help with planning, and especially with teaching, VBS. VBS is for children ages 3 – 12; nursery childcare will be available for volunteers’ children. Contact Mary Quattlebaum at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer. Registration will open April 1– watch your emails for a registration link.