Advent Calendar 2018 – Join the Community!

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We are looking forward to walking this journey toward Christmas with you!  Here are some ways you can join the Restoration community during this season.

Advent Community Prep On Dec 1, start your Advent with making a wreath with friends, family and housemates!  We have materials for about 50 wreaths, so come on out!  Bring $10 for supplies (a bargain) to help your family/household mark the progression toward Christmas.  Sign up for Advent Wreath Making here.

We would like at least 10 people to commit to helping prepare the sanctuary each Saturday of Advent from 9:30 to Noon.  This is a great bring-a-friend and parent/child opportunity to help beautify the church.  Sign up here!  But know that there is no limit to the number of helpers.

Adventy Fireside Chats – Join Erica and friends at her house on Thursdays (Dec 6, 13, 20) at 7:45pm to carve out some quiet space to exercise the discipline of waiting.  Gather fireside for a guided reflection and time of prayer each week.  RSVP chapman.erica@gmail.com

Caroling at Sunrise Senior Living – Bring a Santa hat and your vocal chords to belt out some Christmas Carols  on Sunday, Dec 9 right after the 5pm service (about 7pm) at Sunrise Senior Living, 2000 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207.

Glebe Star Tree –  Help us as we adopt 59 families this Christmas and purchase gifts for children in our neighborhood elementary school. The Glebe Star Trees, with tags indicating the gifts needed, are in the narthex. 
– Dec 15  Help sort the Glebe Star Tree gifts or help with some last minute shopping.
– Dec 16  Bring a dozen cookies to be given to families picking up their Glebe Star Tree gifts. Email Susan Den Herder for more information. (susan.denherder@gmail.com)
Watch the video below to learn a little bit more:

RestoWomen Christmas Gathering – Women, join with friends Tues, Dec 18 at 7:30 in the Fellowship Hall to enjoy a Christmas celebration together.

Sunday before Christmas Eve – Because Christmas Eve lands on a Monday, we will just have a nine and eleven o’clock worship service on Dec 23 (no 5pm).

Lessons and Carols – Celebrate a Christmas Eve Eucharist with us at 3pm and 5pm for children or the young at heart.  There is also a more traditional service at 9pm that will include a sung Eucharist and incense.

For the 3 and 5 services, we invite the kids (or adults who really, really want to) to come dressed as characters from the nativity story.  We are also looking for three boys/men and three girls/women to help with a reader’s theater of the Gospel story.  Contact Matt (matt@restorationarlington.org) if you are interested.  This could be a great parent/child opportunity.

With so many people traveling and with such a large number of people visiting for Christmas Eve, we encourage you to be a volunteer for one or more of these services!  Contact Kathy (kathy@restorationarlington.org) to learn how you can be part of the Christmas Eve team.

Sunday, Dec 30 – There will be one worship service at 10am.  Because this falls within the twelve days of Christmas, we invite you to wear your silly Christmas sweater and come ready to sing your final Christmas carols with gusto!

We are excited for the ways that you will join the Restoration Community this Advent on our journey to Christmas.  Invite friends to any and all of it!

Sunday Music – November 18, 2018

Playlist:

Songs of Praise:

Esther
Here is Love

Response:

Love is War

Offertory:

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

Sanctus:

Salvation Belongs to Our God

Eucharist:

Draw me Nearer, Nearer
Build My Life

God of the living

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November 11, 2018 – David Hanke

Acts 23.6-11 : Psalm 146 : Mark 12.13-17

Listen to the songs here.

Sunday Announcements – November 11, 2018

  1. Refugee Clothing Drive Due Next Week. The team going to West Asia is filling 5 suitcases with clothing donations for West Asia refugees.  They request your donations for new or gently-used children’s apparel: shoes (all kinds), clothing (especially winter), jackets, and coats.  Undergarments must be new.   Bring your donations to any worship service next week, Sun, Nov 18. Questions? Contact Ryan (rbettwy@gmail.com) or Erika (esbelen@gmail.com)
  2. The Matthew 25 Gathering: Feb 19-21, 2019 Restoration will be hosting the annual ACNA Gathering for Anglican folks who are contending for shalom by doing works of Justice and Mercy.  It is a privilege to get to welcome these wonderful people.  There will be many opportunities for you to volunteer and serve as we open our doors to brothers and sisters from all over North America.  Consider holding those dates open so that you can serve with hospitality and logistics.  Currently we are seeking 30-40 households who could host a participant and provide them breakfast.  If you are interested, please sign up at restorationarlington.org.
  3. Fall Small Groups are Wrapping Up: Our last week of Adult Small Groups for the fall is this week: Nov 11-17.  We will then take a break from Thanksgiving through Christmas, and a new trimester of small groups will begin after the New Year.
  4. Arlington Turkey Trot 5k. Join other Restoration runners and walkers at the Arlington Turkey Trot at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving (Thurs, Nov. 22) to benefit AFAC, Young Life and other local organizations. Register at www.arlingtonvaturkeytrot.org Email Cathy at crguiles@gmail.com for details.
  5. The Glebe Star Trees are Coming! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Glebe Star Trees are coming soon. We’ll have the opportunity to grab a tag and buy a gift for someone we don’t know, but whom we can love well. More details coming next week, but ask Louise if you have questions.
  6. Providing RILA Meals. Thanks to everyone who has prepared a meal for RILA. It has been a huge blessing for clients and volunteers. If you, your family, friends, neighbors, or small groups are interested in providing a meal in the future, e-mail Kate Liias at katherine.liias@gmail.com
  7. RILA Meal Coordinator: We are looking for someone to coordinate meals for the RILA clinics that take place twice a month. If this is something you would be interested in or would like to learn more about, please e-mail Kate Liias at katherine.liias@gmail.com
  8. AFAC Cerial and Bag Donations. Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is a non-profit that provides supplemental groceries to our neighbors in need. Consider helping by donating a box of low-sugar cereal or cloth grocery bags (new or used). Place them in the green bin in the lower Narthex.
  9. Men’s Retreat Save the Date: The 2019 Men’t Retreat will take place on Jan 11-12 at Meadowkirk retreat center in Middleburg, VA.  Our topic this year is “Building Genuine Friendships.”  Registration details are coming soon.
  10. Women’s Retreat Save the Date: Feb, 8-10, 2019 also at Meadowkirk retreat center in Middleburg, VA.  Registration opens next Sunday.
  11. Clergy Emergency Contact Number: This is a way for you to contact one of our clergy if you have any sort of pastoral emergency.  Text or call 571.766.6495 to get through to one of them right away.

Sunday Music – November 11, 2018

Playlist:

Songs of Praise:

All the Poor and Powerless
How Great Thou Art
From the Inside Out

Response:

Pour Light Upon Us

Offertory:

The Sound of the Saints

Sanctus:

Salvation Belongs to Our God

Eucharist:

In the Name of God the Father
There is a Redeemer

Blessed Lives

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November 4, 2018 – David Hanke

Revelation 7.9-12 : Psalm 149 : Luke 6.20-26

Listen to the songs here.

Sunday Announcements – November 4, 2018

  1. Let us welcome the newly baptized! Today we celebrate the baptisms of Grace Hannah Layman, Henry Ward McCracken, and John Nye Paterno (11am).  Please pray for them as they grow in their faith and love for Jesus.
  2. RestoMen: Join us this Tues, Nov 6 for our next RestoMen gathering. We will begin at 7:30pm with supper, and end promptly at 9pm. This year we are looking at the challenges men face today, and our first topic is “The Challenge of Getting Real with Others.”
  3. Refugee Clothing Drive. The team going to West Asia is collecting 5 suitcases and filling them with clothing donations for West Asia refugees.  They request your donations of shoes (all kinds), kids’ clothing, winter clothes, jackets, coats, and other clean, new or gently-used clothes.  Undergarments must be new.   Bring your donations to any worship service on Sun, Nov 18.  Interested in donating a suitcase?  Questions? Contact Ryan (rbettwy@gmail.com) or Erika (esbelen@gmail.com)
  4. The Matthew 25 Gathering: Feb 19-21, 2019 Restoration will be hosting the annual ACNA Gathering for Anglican folks who are contending for shalom by doing works of Justice and Mercy.  It is a privilege to get to welcome these wonderful people.  There will be many opportunities for you to volunteer and serve as we open our doors to brothers and sisters from all over North America.  Consider holding those dates open so that you can serve with hospitality and logistics.  Currently we are seeking 30-40 households who could host a participant and provide them breakfast.  If you are interested, please sign up on our website.
  5. RILA Meals. We love providing food for clients and volunteers during clinic nights but are in need of more volunteers! Feel free to bring a meal as a family, with friends, roommates, or neighbors! Email Kate – katherine.liias@gmail.com. Upcoming dates: 11/7, 11/28
  6. Membership Sunday! Have you attended the NTRD?  Have you submitted your membership paperwork?  Have you had your clergy meeting?  If so, you are ready to sign The Big Green Book (TBGB) next Sun, 11/11.  For more info, contact kathy@restorationarlington.org.
  7. Fall Small Groups are Wrapping Up: Our last week of Adult Small Groups for the fall is Nov 11-17.  We will then take a break from Thanksgiving through Christmas, and a new trimester of small groups will begin after the New Year.
  8. Are You a Musician?  Would you like to serve on a Sunday?  Would you like to serve on a “special” Sunday?  Matt would love to chat with you.  We are especially looking for percussionists and auxiliary instruments (violins, cellos, banjos, etc.).  Email matt@restorationarlington.org.
  9. Men’s Retreat Save the Date: The 2019 Men’t Retreat will take place on Jan 11-12 at Meadowkirk retreat center in Middleburg, VA.  Our topic this year is “Building Genuine Friendships.”  Registration details are coming soon.
  10. Clergy Emergency Contact Number: This is a way for you to contact one of our clergy if you have any sort of pastoral emergency.  Text or call 571.766.6495 to get through to one of them right away.

Sunday Music – November 4, 2018

Playlist:

Songs of Praise:

Holy Holy Holy
For All the Saints

Response:

Salvation Belongs to Our God

Offertory:

The Sound of the Saints

Sanctus:

Holy Holy Holy Lord (use C to D)

Eucharist:

All the Glory
How Great is Your Faithfulness

Sunday Announcements – October 28, 2018

  1. All Saints:  If you have a loved one who has died in the past year, we would like to remember that person and give thanks for their life by including their picture in our All Saints slide show on Nov 4.  Pictures and a short description of their relationship to you are due by Tues, Oct 30 to matt@restorationarlington.org.
  2. RestoChoir! Join us this afternoon!  In the coming months we’ll have several opportunities for choral singing in the life and worship of our church.  We’ll kick things off with an intro lunch and singalong today from 1-3pm.  Interested?  Email Liz Jones (liz.spangler@gmail.com)
  3. Ryan Bettwy’s Ordination Tonight.  Everyone is invited to celebrate with us tonight at the 5pm as Ryan Bettwy is ordained as a deacon in the Anglican Church.
  4. Advent Art: Contact matt@restorationarlington.org today if you would like to join the team of people planning how Restoration will participate artistically this Advent.
  5. Baptism Opportunities Available. Baptism Sunday is November 4th. We still have availability if you would like your child to be baptized. Register on the website. Mandatory parent training is on Tues, Oct 30th, Registration Deadline: Sun, Oct 28th.  If you have any questions, contact kathy@restorationarlington.org
  6. RILA Meals. We love providing food for clients and volunteers during clinic nights but are in need of more volunteers! Feel free to bring a meal as a family, with friends, roommates, or neighbors! Email Kate – katherine.liias@gmail.com. Upcoming dates: 11/7, 11/28
  7. RestoMen: Join us on Tues, Nov 6 for our next RestoMen gathering. We will begin at 7:30pm with supper, and end promptly at 9pm. This year we are looking at the challenges men face today, and our first topic is “The Challenge of Getting Real with Others.”
  8. Are You a Musician?  Would you like to serve on a Sunday?  Would you like to serve on a “special” Sunday?  Matt would love to chat with you.  We are especially looking for percussionists and auxiliary instruments (violins, cellos, banjos, etc.).  Email matt@restorationarlington.org.
  9. Clergy Emergency Contact Number: This is a way for you to contact one of our clergy if you have any sort of pastoral emergency.  Text or call 571.766.6495 to get through to one of them right away.

Key Dates for the Fall: Reserve these dates.  More details to come!

   Nov 2 – Nov 3 (Fri-Sat): Wisdom and Technology

Territorial Invasion

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October 28, 2018 – Beth Tipps

Isaiah 59.9-20 : Psalm 13 : Mark 12.1-12

Listen to the songs here.

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