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Weeks of 3/5/17 & 3/19/17

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Due to our impending move, there will be no meetings of outside groups, Ministry groups, Committees or Bible studies during the weeks of March 5 through March 19. The only exceptions will be Worship Services (Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays) and Sunday Bible Studies. We WILL hold Worship as regularly scheduled!

Council knows this will be a bit of an inconvenience, but time will be needed to make the physical move and to get everything in order at 601 Madison Road. Thank you for your cooperation.

Diane Kelly, President of Council

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Praise Jesus!

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Pastor Brad and Brian Wortman observe installation of the Steeple at our new church building on Valentine’s Day! Brian is on the Church Council, and his company is doing the electrical, plumbing, & HVAC work.

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Temple Talks: 500 years of the reformation

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Ms Ada Temple Talk Jan 2017

Elder Ada Foster hosts Temple Talks

500 Years of Faith: The Word at Work *

The first in a year long series of temple talks in celebration of the Reformation began January 28/29. Subsequent talks will be presented the last weekend of each month up to Reformation Sunday, October 29, 2017. Each presentation includes a Word from scripture, a scripture verse, a short history about Luther, a brief meditation to reflect on and a closing prayer, taken from ‘The Word at Work’ by Carol Geisler.* Challenges as suggested by the author for us to address in our daily lives related to the presentations will appear in the Weekend Special.

January Presentation: 

The Word is GOSPEL

The Scripture Verse – Habbakkuk 2:2-4

 ABOUT LUTHER the reformer.  Among his most noted contributions to the Christian world were his writings, lectures, sermons, statements for academic debate, essays, pamphlets,his catechisms, letters hymns and his unshakable stand on the Word of God. The use of the Gutenberg press enabled him to make his translation of the bible into German accessible to thousands of ordinary people, to the end they would understand the teachings of God’s Word.

FOR REFLECTION as believers, Ms Geisler writes; we should ‘compare the words you hear and read to the Word of God.’

The question we should ask ourselves is:   What is being taught in keeping with the Word? Is it all about Jesus the Word made flesh, who died and rose again for our salvation not because of anything we did or deserved but by His Gracious Love?  If not it should be., because like Luther,  that which should matter for us is the Word of God.

CLOSING PRAYER We beseech Jesus the Word made flesh to lead us by his Holy Spirit to read and study scripture. To help us  find the right words to share our love for him with others, that they too will come to know him as Lord and Savior.

Challenges suggested by the author:

  • What words have you encountered that challenge your faith in Christ?.
  • How you can use your words –spoken, on paper and on screen– to Glorify God?
  • How can you become more faithfully involved in the study of God’s Word?

Copyright 2016 by Creative Communication for the Parish, a division of Bayard, Inc. Used by permission.

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NALC Local Pro-Life Events 1/25 & 1/26/17

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At Trinity Lutheran Church in Warrenton, VA            

The North American Lutheran Church is planning its inaugural Life Conference on Thursday, Jan. 26, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Warrenton, Va. The conference is being held just prior to the March for Life on Jan. 27 and should be a wonderful opportunity for the NALC to coordinate pro-life witness and charities for the coming year.   

Wed, January 25 @ 7 pm

Come meet the NALC Executive Committee! Bring your questions! This is a unique opportunity to meet the leaders of the NALC to understand its mission and future plans, so I hope that everyone can attend.

Thurs, January 26 @ 12 noon – 4 pm

The first ever NALC Life Conference!

Come for lunch at 12 noon, and stay. Learn about God’s plan for human life! Speakers include Pastor Dennis DiMauro of Trinity Lutheran, Pastor Cathi Braasch of Holy Families, and Scott Licht of Lutherans for Life.  Assistant to the Bishop, Rev. Dr. David Wendel will conclude the conference with worship at 4PM. We hope you can make it!

 

 

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Celebrate 2017

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New Year… Same Jesus!

Saturday, December 31 @ 6 pm
We will have our regular Saturday Night Praise Worship.
Service. Come celebrate New Year’s Eve by worshiping the Lord.

Sunday, January 1 @ 10 am
We will have ONE Worship Service, no Sunday School.
There is no better way to start the New Year than by growing closer to Christ in our lives.