Blessing of the Animals

Saturday, October 1, 10 a.m.
Gather in the upper parking lot off Jackson Street for a special service of blessing for our animal companions. All pet varieties are welcome on a leash, in a crate, in a bowl, or other habitat/container as appropriate.

Young Adult Firepit Theology

Friday, September 30
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Come sit around the fire at Pastor Kate’s house (the 1st Street parsonage), roast marshmallows, make s’mores, and talk about God. The conversation will be casual and Pastor Kate will have some questions to get the conversation started and keep it going. Bring your own beverages and a comfy chair to sit in.

Announcements – August 14, 2016

Mission of the Month: Bridges to Independence
Bridges to Independence (“Bridges”), formerly the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, is a nonprofit organization providing shelter and support for homeless women and families and those at risk of becoming homeless. Bridges’ goal is to provide people with the skills and resources they need to lift themselves out of poverty and achieve financial stability and self-sufficiency.

You can give to the mission of the month by using the special mission offering envelopes in the pews or through Faith’s website.

Summer Sunday School
Throughout the summer, families with Sunday School-age children are invited to bring children directly to the Fellowship Hall before the 9:30 service. There, we’ll have a variety of fun activities planned. Then children will join their parents in worship during the offering. Summer Sunday School Schedule

Upcoming XYZ Events
Tuesday, August 16, 11:30 a.m. – It’s time for lunch at the Longhorn Restaurant at Bailey’s Crossroads!

Job Vacancies at Faith
The Council has decided to divide the Communications Coordinator & Office Administrator position into two new part-time positions. If you know someone who would be interested in either position, please email Jill Faris, Council President. Brief descriptions are offered below; for the complete job description, click on the job title.

Communications Coordinator – This position develops, manages and oversees key aspects of Faith Lutheran Church’s communications and operations, including but not limited to communications by phone, email, or other electronic means, website, social media, weekly worship bulletins, announcements and other printed material. This position is also responsible for routine office tasks, maintaining membership records, and preparing annual reports.

Church Business Administrator – This position is responsible for the business affairs of Faith Lutheran Church by providing administration and support in the areas of property and facility management, financial management, audio/visual and information technology. This position would work closely with the Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Bookkeeper, Legal Trustees, Stewardship Chair, and service contractors.

Looking for a way to help out at Faith?
Sign up for the Brew Crew! We need help preparing coffee on Sunday mornings and keeping the refreshment flowing. Sign up to help out

Announcements – July 31, 2016

Welcome, Pastor Kate!
Rev. Kate Davidson’s first day as Faith’s newest pastor is tomorrow, August 1. We are thrilled to welcome Pastor Kate on board!

Cheer on the Faith Kickball Team!
Faith is fielding a kickball team for the 11th annual Safe At Home Kickball Tournament to benefit Bridges to Independence this coming Saturday, August 6, at Long Branch Park in Crystal City. The tournament “kicks off” (pun totally intended) with an opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Bridges to Independence is Faith’s Mission of the Month in August. Come cheer on Faith’s team!

Next Week: Learn More About Bridges to Independence (B2I)
If you haven’t gotten fired up about B2I watching the kickball tournament, come to church on Sunday to learn more about their work. A representative will give a brief presentation during worship and be available to answer questions between services.

Mission of the Month: Ciudad Juarez Ministry
Doctora Mendóza-Bruce provides health services and education to vulnerable people in Juarez. She also assists 95 students in all grade levels with school scholarships. Her ministries rely solely on donations and volunteers. More detailed information is available in the summer issue of the Key.

You can give to the mission of the month by using the special mission offering envelopes in the pews, or online.

Summer Sunday School
Throughout the summer, families with Sunday School-age children are invited to bring children directly to the Fellowship Hall before the 9:30 service. There, we’ll have a variety of fun activities planned. Then children will join their parents in worship during the offering. Complete schedule of Summer Sunday School offerings.

Upcoming XYZ Events
• Tuesday, August 2. 11 a.m. – We will be taking the van to Gainesville to have lunch at the Golden Corral.

• Tuesday, August 16, 11:30 a.m. – It’s time for lunch at the Longhorn Restaurant at Bailey’s Crossroads!

Family Movie Night
Saturday, August 13, 7:30 p.m.—Come enjoy a movie under the stars. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a family-friendly move (TBD) at the Quattlebaums’ house (contact the office for the address). Popcorn and lemonade will be provided. RSVP to Mary .

Job Vacancies at Faith
The Council has decided to divide the Communications Coordinator & Office Administrator position into two new part-time positions. If you know someone who would be interested in either position, please send an email to Jill Faris. More complete job descriptions will be available on Faith’s website.

Communications Coordinator – This position develops, manages and oversees key aspects of Faith Lutheran Church’s communications and operations, including but not limited to communications by phone, email, or other electronic means, website, social media, weekly worship bulletins, announcements and other printed material. This position is also responsible for routine office tasks, maintaining membership records, and preparing annual reports.

Church Business Administrator – This position is responsible for the business affairs of Faith Lutheran Church by providing administration and support in the areas of property and facility management, financial management, audio/visual and information technology. This position would work closely with the Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Bookkeeper, Legal Trustees, Stewardship Chair, and service contractors.

How Much More

When we pray, God promises to respond with God’s presence, whatever the outcome of the situation we are facing in this imperfect, broken world. Very often, we are the presence of God for one another.

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Announcements – July 24, 2016

Guest Pastor Today: Rev. Rich Zawistowski
Pastor Rich was born and raised in Baltimore, and served three different parishes in SD. Pastor Rich has spent most of his ministry in Campus Ministry at University of Northern Colorado and Indiana University. He later served as Assistant to the Bishop in Indiana Kentucky Synod, then in Churchwide offices as Associate Director for Campus Ministry. Recently, Pastor Rich has served as an interim associate pastor and as a hospital chaplain. The birth of their twin granddaughters brought Pastor Rich and his wife back to this area, where he is serving as a confirmation pastor at Saint Luke in Silver Spring. Welcome!

Mission of the Month: Ciudad Juarez Ministry
Doctora Mendóza-Bruce provides health services and education to vulnerable people in Juarez. She also assists 95 students in all grade levels with school scholarships. Her ministries rely solely on donations and volunteers. More detailed information is available in the summer issue of the Key.

You can give to the mission of the month by using the special mission offering envelopes in the pews or online.

Summer Sunday School
Throughout the summer, families with Sunday School-age children are invited to bring children directly to the Fellowship Hall before the 9:30 service. There, we’ll have a variety of fun activities planned. Then children will join their parents in worship during the offering. Schedule of Summer Sunday School offerings

Upcoming XYZ Events
• Tuesday, August 2. 11 a.m. – We will be taking the van to Gainesville to have lunch at the Golden Corral.

• Tuesday, August 16, 11:30 a.m. – It’s time for lunch at the Longhorn Restaurant at Bailey’s Crossroads!

Family Movie Night
Saturday, August 13, 7:30 p.m.—Come enjoy a movie under the stars. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a family-friendly move (TBD) at the Quattlebaums’ house (contact the office for the address). Popcorn and lemonade will be provided. RSVP 

Garden Update
More work days are planned for Saturdays 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. Sign up here

Announcements – July 17, 2016

Guest Preacher Today: Rev. Dr. Y’Lon Dozier
Our guest preacher today is Rev. Dr. Y’Lon M. Dozier. Rev. Dr. Y’Lon Dozier grew up in a military family and served in the Navy before earning her MDiv and DMin at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. She has more than ten years of ecumenical parish ministry experience, having served congregations in PA and NY as a senior pastor and intentional interim pastor. She currently serves as a Chaplain at the Virginia Hospital Center, specifically in the Women & Infant Health Center in Neonatal Intensive Care, Mother & Baby, and Labor & Delivery, and on the Palliative Care team. She also serves a number of congregations as a Church Consultant, Pastoral Spiritual Director/Spiritual Listener, Supply Preacher and Gap Pastor. Rev. Dr. Y’Lon Dozier is widowed with three adult children and two grandchildren, and is also (lucky for us!) a member of Faith.

Mission of the Month: Ciudad Juarez Ministry
Doctora Mendóza-Bruce provides health services and education to vulnerable people in Juarez. She also assists 95 students in all grade levels with school scholarships. Her ministries rely solely on donations and volunteers. More detailed information is available in the summer issue of the Key.

You can give to the mission of the month by using the special mission offering envelopes in the pews or online.

Don’t Miss the Church Picnic Today!
Come to the Fellowship Hall at 12:00 p.m. for good food and activities for the whole family. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get to know some of the folks who attend different worship services and to see how much Faith has been growing!

Parents’ Night Out to Support our Mission of the Month
Friday, July 22, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
It’s a date night! Bring the kids to Faith and hit the town for dinner or an early movie. Michelle Lounberg will provide a safe and fun environment for your children to cut loose for a worry-free outing for you. Register Now

Summer Sunday School
Throughout the summer, families with Sunday School-age children are invited to bring children directly to the Fellowship Hall before the 9:30 service. There, we’ll have a variety of fun activities planned. Then children will join their parents in worship during the offering. For a complete schedule of Summer Sunday School offerings, go to www.flcva.org/summer-sunday-school.

Faith’s Rejuvenation Process Continues
The Jackson Street entrance renovation is coming along! We request that people not use this entrance for a few weeks, but the noticeable improvements will be worth it! We’ll continue to see transformation in our fellowship space throughout the summer. Painting of the building’s exterior trim will begin in early July as well, now that new gutters have been installed and repairs have been made to the roof. Be sure to check out the progress each Sunday when you come for worship!

Family Movie Night
Saturday, August 13, 7:30 p.m.—Come enjoy a movie under the stars. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a family-friendly move (TBD) at the Quattlebaums’ house (contact the office for the address). Popcorn and lemonade will be provided. RSVP to Mary. 

Garden Update
More work days are planned for Saturdays,  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.

Announcements – July 10, 2016

Mission of the Month: Ciudad Juarez Ministry
Doctora Mendóza-Bruce provides health services and education to vulnerable people in Juarez. She also assists 95 students in all grade levels with school scholarships. Her ministries rely solely on donations and volunteers. More detailed information is available in the summer issue of The Key.

You can give to the mission of the month by using the special mission offering envelopes in the pews or by clicking here.

Summer Sunday School
Throughout the summer, families with Sunday School-age children are invited to bring children directly to the Fellowship Hall before the 9:30 service. There, we’ll have a variety of fun activities planned. Then children will join their parents in worship during the offering. Check out the complete schedule of Summer Sunday School events.

Vacation Bible School – This Week!
The VBS Staff is busy getting ready to catch the wave of God’s amazing love. Next week, look forward to a musical presentation by the VBS kids during the 9:30 service. And if you’re in the neighborhood this week, feel free to stop by and hang ten with us!

Congregational Picnic
Sunday, July 17, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Join on us as we celebrate the joy of the warm summer months with a church picnic. Filled with activities for the entire family, we look forward to this time each year. With three services on Sunday morning sometimes it’s hard to see just how much Faith is growing. We supply the meat, you supply a side (A-M), dessert (N-Z), or appetizer to pass. This is a great time to not only come together with your church family, but also to meet someone new and get to know those that have started calling Faith Lutheran their second home. Please sign up at www.flcva.org/picnic.

Faith’s Rejuvenation Process Continues
This past week, work began to update and brighten the Jackson Street entrance with new ceiling, lighting, and paint. We request that people not use this entrance for a few weeks, but the noticeable improvements will be worth it! We’ll continue to see transformation in our fellowship space throughout the summer. Painting of the building’s exterior trim will begin in early July as well, now that new gutters have been installed and repairs have been made to the roof. Be sure to check out the progress each Sunday when you come for worship!

Family Movie Night
Saturday, August 13, 7:30 p.m.—Come enjoy a movie under the stars. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a family-friendly move (TBD) at the Quattlebaums’ house (contact the office for the address). Popcorn and lemonade will be provided. Please RSVP.

Garden Update
More work days are planned for Saturdays, 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.

Announcements – July 3, 2016

Mission of the Month: Ciudad Juarez Ministry
Doctora Mendóza-Bruce provides health services and education to vulnerable people in Juarez. She also assists 95 students in all grade levels with school scholarships. Her ministries rely solely on donations and volunteers. More detailed information is available in the summer issue of the Key.

You can give to the mission of the month by using the special mission offering envelopes in the pews, online at www.flcva.org, or by scanning the QR code on the back of this bulletin.

Summer Sunday School Resumes Next Week
Throughout the summer, families with Sunday School-age children are invited to bring children directly to the Fellowship Hall before the 9:30 service. There, we’ll have a variety of fun activities planned. Then children will join their parents in worship during the offering. Learn more.

Faith’s Rejuvenation Process Continues
This past week, work began to update and brighten the Jackson Street entrance with new ceiling, lighting, and paint. We request that people not use this entrance for a few weeks, but the noticeable improvements will be worth it! We’ll continue to see transformation in our fellowship space throughout the summer. Painting of the building’s exterior trim will begin in early July as well, now that new gutters have been installed and repairs have been made to the roof. Be sure to check out the progress each Sunday when you come for worship!

Congregational Picnic
Sunday, July 17, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Join on us as we celebrate the joy of the warm summer months with a church picnic. Filled with activities for the entire family, we look forward to this time each year. With three services on Sunday morning sometimes it’s hard to see just how much Faith is growing. We supply the meat, you supply a side (A-M), dessert (N-Z), or appetizer to pass. This is a great time to not only come together with your church family, but also to meet someone new and get to know those that have started calling Faith Lutheran their second home.

Vacation Bible School – July 11 – 15
The VBS Staff is busy getting ready to catch the wave of God’s amazing love. Please help us “build” our surf shack! If you have any of the following items to donate or loan, we will happily accept:
• Tiki torches
• Hawaiian / beachy décor
• Surf or boogie boards
• Aquatic stuffed animals (fish, crabs, dolphins, etc.)
If you’re able, please contact Mary Q.

Family Movie Night
Saturday, August 13, 7:30 p.m.—Come enjoy a movie under the stars. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a family-friendly move (TBD) at the Quattlebaums’ house (contact the office for the address). Popcorn and lemonade will be provided. RSVP to Mary.

Garden Update
More work days are planned for Saturdays, 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. Sign up to help!

Lutheran Men in Mission are gathering men from coast-to-coast for a backpacking adventure, Aug. 14-19, in Hillside, Colorado,  in the mountains at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp. It will be a Christ-centered adventure that is challenging both physically and spiritually. More at www.lutheranmeninmission.org

Announcements – June 19, 2016

Mission of the Month: Arlington Free Clinic
The Arlington Free Clinic (AFC) provides free, high-quality medical care to low-income, uninsured Arlington County adults through the generosity of donors and volunteers. All patients live in Arlington County and have incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Although most of their patients work, their jobs do not include access to health insurance. In recent years, an increasing number of new patients came to the AFC after losing their jobs and their insurance.

You can give to the mission of the month by using the special mission offering envelopes in the pews or donating online.

Memorial Service: Shirley Haugrose
Tuesday, June 21, 10:30 a.m.
Please join us in celebrating Shirley’s life among her friends at Faith.

eXtra Years of Zest
On Tuesday, June 21, we plan to attend the memorial service for Shirley Haugrose at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Afterwards we will have lunch at Uncle Julio’s. Anyone who wishes to meet us there is welcome to join us!

Confirmation BBQ
Saturday, June 25, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Young Adult Ministry
Saturday, June 25th, 8:15am – Three Waterfalls Hike.
We’ll hike a 9.3-mile trail, which passes three waterfalls in the southern Shenandoah National Park. (There will also be a shorter option of 6.1 miles and two waterfalls. If it’s a hot weekend, we may have a substitute hike.) After the hike, we plan to stop for dinner in the foothills. Please email Greg M. to sign up or for more information.

Remembrance of Pregnancy Loss
Sunday, June 26, 12:30 p.m.
Anyone who has been touched by the pain of pregnancy loss is invited to participate in a Service of Remembrance on Sunday, June 26. The magnolia tree newly planted near the Jackson Street doors was planted to serve as a memorial to loved ones lost through pregnancy loss, and we will dedicated it to that purpose at our Service of Remembrance. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Yvette. Thank you to Faith’s Memorial Fund for covering the cost of the magnolia tree.

Congregational Picnic
Sunday, July 17, 12:30 p.m.
Stay tuned for more information and a way to sign up.

Vacation Bible School – July 11 – 15
The VBS Staff is busy getting ready to catch the wave of God’s amazing love. Please help us “build” our surf shack! If you have any of the following items to donate or loan, we will happily accept:
• Tiki torches
• Hawaiian / beachy décor
• Surf or boogie boards
• Aquatic stuffed animals (fish, crabs, dolphins, etc)

Summertime with Families of Faith
Faith’s Family Friday Potlucks will be taking a break this summer, June-August. Please join us for our church picnic on Sunday afternoon, July 17, and stay tuned for more details on an outdoor movie night and family play date.

Garden Update
More work days are planned for Saturdays, 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.

Village of Hope Mission Trip Opportunity
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (in Haymarket) is planning a mission trip to the Village of Hope in Haiti, September 24 – 30. They still have a few slots open! If you’re interested in joining the group for this trip, please contact Jill Z.

Faith Lutheran Church

3313 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

703.525.9283 (Church)
703.525.1375 (Preschool)

Worship Times

8:00 AM (Traditional Service with Organ)
9:30 AM (Praise Service with Band)
11:00 AM (Blended - Piano and Organ)

We invite you to join us this Sunday.