Sunday Announcements – February 11, 2018

  1. Pancakes and Parish Meeting!  This Shrove Tuesday, Feb 13, we will feast together at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall followed by the parish meeting.  There will be an offering to support the Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ARDF).  Childcare available for 5th grade and below during the parish meeting.
  2. Ash Wednesday. We will be holding Ash Wednesday services to begin our time of Lenten examination this Wed, Feb 14, at 6:30am, 12pm, and 7:30pm.
  3. Confirmation is Coming! Would you like to be confirmed? Interested in learning more about Anglicanism? Join us for a 3 week confirmation  class, which culminates with a confirmation service on 3/18. We’ll meet from 5-6:30pm on Sunday, 2/25, 3/4, & 3/11. Contact Nathan Dickerson at nathan@restorationarlington.org.
  4. Making a Marriage Last. This seminar will take the place of our 5pm service on 2/18.  We will have nursery and a kid movie for children 5th grade and below.  Note from David below.*
  5. Sunday Volunteer New Schedule: All Sunday Volunteers (upstairs and downstairs), Spring will be here soon and now is the time to update your availability for March and April. This Includes Holy Week. Deadline for updates on MSP, Sunday Feb. 18th. Questions? Contact kathy@restorationarlington.org
  6. Signing TBGB – Membership Sunday, Mar 4th: This is the next opportunity to sign The Big Green Book. If you have already attended the New to Restoration Dinner, please submit membership paperwork by Friday, Feb 16th. Questions? Contact kathy@restorationarlington.org
  7. Next Restoration Songs and Prayer. “It was so good to have the intentional space and time to listen, to pray, to worship, or to just be quiet…to be in a sacred space with powerful worship music and just ‘be.'” The next Songs and Prayer is on Sat, Feb 24 from 7pm to 8:30. Questions? Ask matt@restorationarlington.org
  8. Holy Week Art Team: Yes.  Holy Week will be here before we know it, and we need you to contribute helpful and beautiful art to the story.  Contact matt@restorationarlington.org if you would like to be on the Holy Week art planning team.  Realize that you will be committed to make the art happen, so please be sure that you will be around that week.
  9. Evensong tonight from 7pm-8.  We follow a loose liturgy and spend time free-form singing, praying, sharing, and listening to the Holy Spirit asking his guidance for the week to come.  Extended healing prayer is available following Evensong.  Contact matt@restorationarlington.org if you have questions or would like a team to pray with you.
  10. Clergy Emergency Contact Number: 571.766.6495

* I am so grateful for John and Susan Yates: they and their church launched Restoration 9 years ago. They have been married for 46 years, and they have coached thousands (really) of couples with tips and advice on how to strengthen their marriage.  I hope that folks who ARE married AND folks who KNOW married people will attend.  Throughout the year, we want to provide extra teaching on topics that are important to our congregation.  I hope you will make this evening a priority. – David