Announcements – March 6, 2016
Sunday, March 6: Seed Blessing
This morning the seeds that will be planted in the community garden, as well as the hands that will do the planting, will receive a blessing. This year, the Sunday School will be planting and growing the seedlings. Stay tuned for a schedule of garden events and a sign-up for garden work in the coming weeks.
Lenten Mid-Week Dinner Church
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM
February 17-March 16
This year for our mid-week services during the season of Lent, we’re trying something a bit different: “dinner church.” We’ll have a meal together, hear from our speaker, then pray and share communion, all around tables in the fellowship hall. Each week we’ll hear a member or friend of Faith share how they live out their faith in their daily lives. To sign up to help with the dinners, please visit www.flcva.org/signup.
Confirmation Service Event
This weekend, confirmation students and mentors will be volunteering at Lifeline Partnership’s annual Easter Egg Hunt and Decorating Party! For details, check with Pastor Yvette.
Sunday, March 13: Guest Preacher
Our guest preacher next week is Deb Haynes, a recent graduate of Gettysburg Seminary and a Diaconal Minister awaiting first call in the Metro DC Synod. Deb is a member of Holy Trinity in Falls Church and first heard her call to ministry there as a volunteer in an emergency hypothermia shelter for the homeless in Fairfax County.
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.
The Mission Quilters will be meeting twice a month to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. No quilting or sewing experience is required – someone will show you how! The next meeting will be Sunday, March 13,1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the undercroft (below the sanctuary). Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch at noon for food and fellowship before the work begins. To be added to the email list, or if you have questions, please email Rachel Miller-Bleich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming XYZ Event
Tuesday, March 15, 11:00 a.m. – We will have lunch at Normandie Farm. The van leaves at 11:00 a.m.
Moms with Babies Bible Study
The moms with babies Bible Study will now be meeting on the third Thursday of each month. The next Bible Study will be Thursday, March 17, at 9:45 a.m.
Holy Week and Easter at Faith
It’s hard to believe that Holy Week is almost here! Here’s a handy schedule of events to help you stay organized. Don’t forget to dedication your Easter lilies – you can do that online, at www.flcva.org/lilies.
Sunday, March 20 – Palm/Passion Sunday
The southern gospel group, PromisedLand Quartet, will return on Palm Sunday to share music at all three services.
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.
Sunday, March 27 – Easter
Traditional worship services at 8, 9:30 and 11. Easter breakfast starting at 9 a.m.
Save the Date: VBS – July 11 – 15
Vacation Bible School has been scheduled! Please mark your calendars. Registration will open April 1. We are already looking for volunteers to help with planning, and especially with teaching, Vacation Bible School. Contact Mary Quattlebaum at email@example.com