Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
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Every Sunday in August through Labor Day weekend, we have one worship service at 10:00 am and no Sunday School. The Nursery will be available for children through age 2 and we will have Children’s Church for ages 3-7. We will have time for fellowship after worship with ice cream and lemonade outside.
Starting September 13, we invite you to worship at 9:30 and 11:00am. Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30. There is a Nursery available during both services and Children's Church for ages 3-7 during the 11:00 service. We have a time of coffee and conversation between the two services in our Fellowship Hall, just below the Sanctuary.
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Seeing Into Hearts
I Samuel 15:34-16:13
The benefit of having one service during August (besides the ice cream afterward) is that we get to see each other in worship. Whether you are a 9:30 person or an 11:00 person, you can come at 10 am, starting this week, to worship God and be reminded of the great community we have here at Fairlington. You will greet people you know and people you don’t yet know. And as you do, I hope you will not overlook the children and youth.
When he was a young boy, David almost got overlooked, even by his own family. But Samuel, with God’s help, knew that David had important work to do. When we look at outward appearance (age, sex, race, physical ability,etc) it’s easy to judge others. We do it even when we know we shouldn’t. What would it mean for us to see each other looking at the heart? Look around. Who do you see? What are you thinking? What is God saying?
~~Pastor Mary Beth Blinn
Do you have an abundant garden? Our Garden Team has been harvesting many pounds of food for ALIVE! this summer from our garden on the playground. This ministry offers people who are hungry access to fresh vegetables. As your garden continues to produce food, we invite you to bring in your extra crops for donation to ALIVE! All vegetables in good condition can be deposited in the container in the Fellowship Hall labeled, "Produce for ALIVE!”. On August 2nd, we will have a Blessing of the Harvest during Sunday morning worship, and you are also invited to bring in your food as an offering during worship. Questions? Please contact Anne Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 820-4295 or Leslie Staples at email@example.com or (703) 307-3294.
(The audio of previous Sunday sermons are below on our audio player.)
Starting August 2nd and every Sunday through Labor Day weekend, we have one worship service at 10:00 am and no Sunday School. Please join us on Sunday mornings for Child Friendly Worship and our Children’s Church program! The Nursery will be available for children through age 2 and Children’s Church is for ages 3-7. We will return to our regular worship schedule on Sep. 13.
We will have time to fellowship with each other after worship with ice cream and lemonade outside following the service.
On Sunday, September 13th, 2015, all children begin the year in their new Sunday School class. Details will be sent out in August through the mail and posted on the church website. Look for the green postcard!
We celebrate the following individuals who will participate
in summer mission work in August:
Lakota Mission (8/2-8/12): Judy, Margaret, Paul, Alyssa, and Karen
Please keep this mission team in your prayers. You are invited to send them cards and letters of encouragement to the following addresses:
Commissioned on July 19, 2015