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C.O.R.P.S. Meet and Greet, Monday 8/15/16

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Christian Organization of Retired Persons will host a Meet & Greet 

Monday, August 15 from 12 Noon – 2 pm

In the RLC Fellowship Hall  — Join us for Burgers by Brad!

Featuring our special guest speaker, Nick Freitas.

Mr Freitas is a husband, father, veteran, and Delegate for the 30th District of the Virginia House of Delegates. He represents Orange, Madison, and Culpeper Counties in the 30th District. Elected in 2015, Delegate Freitas currently serves on the House Finance and Science and Technology Committee


Delegate & Mrs Nick Freitas


Reformation Lutheran Church Slated To Move This Fall, Star Exponent Article

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When Reformation Lutheran Church relocates into the former Rappahannock Electric Cooperative building at 601 Madison Road, it’ll have plenty of room for its growing congregation.

Pastor Brad Hales said when he came aboard in May 2005; the church had about 30 parishioners. Today, that number has swelled to about 215, according to Hales.

“We are very excited to be able to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in the new building,” Hales said Wednesday. “We will be able to share the word with more people there and touch more lives. We are very grateful for this opportunity.”

Read the complete article here:

Reformation Lutheran Church Slated To Move This Fall


Easter Weekend Selfies/Pics

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Photo Credit: www.southfloridafinds.com

We’re asking for your help! This weekend as you attend our Easter Services, we’d love for you to take a selfie of you or your family and post them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags ‪#‎RLCEaster2016‬ & ‪#‎CulpeperRLC #deadmanwalking2016‬. Here’s how:

  • Take your selfie(s) of yourself and/or your family
  • On Facebook, add photo and type in the hashtags listed above, going to our Facebook page and posting under ‘Visitor Posts’
  • On Twitter, select your photo, tag us typing in our Twitter handle @CulpeperRLC & the two hashtags listed above
  • On Instagram, select your pic and in the text area, tag our Intagram account by typing in @culpeperrlc and the two hashtags above

We will compile all of the pics uploaded and put them into a complete album on our website and social media accounts!

We can’t wait to see all of your pics!

Happy Easter!


Good Friday Tenebrae – Service of the Shadows

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“Tenebrae (Latin for “shadows” or “darkness”) is a Christian religious service celebrated in the Holy Week within Western Christianity, on the evening before or early morning of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Tenebrae is distinctive for its gradual extinguishing of candles while a series of readings and psalms are chanted or recited.” Info from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenebrae


Palm Sunday, 3-20-16

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Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016

Today’s liturgy begins with a palm procession, commemorating Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Quickly the tone of the service changes as we meditate upon Jesus’ passion and death. Because this story is so central to our faith, we hear Matthew’s account of the passion today and John’s version on Good Friday. Though Jesus is obedient even unto death on the cross, he is exalted by God. We gather to remember his offering for the life of the world, and to be fed by his life-giving mercy. This holy week will culminate in the celebration of the Three Days of Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection.

Matthew 21:1-11                                   

Isaiah 50:4-9a

Psalm 31:9-16

Philippians 2:5-11


Renewing the Church Through Senior Ministry

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Mission Connect

The local congregation is “graying” at a rapid rate. Over 10,000 people each day are turning 65 years of age. Instead of lamenting the “aging of the church,” we need to embrace it and help older adults grow in their discipleship of Jesus. Through “second half ministry” a congregation can be renewed and “re-fired” for mission.  For more information – please see the video introduction to this new series: 

Renewing the Church Through Senior Ministry

Join us on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30 pm EST for a free webinar, beginning Thursday, April 7th.  To register or for more information, please visit:

Renewing the Church Through Senior Ministry Webinar