Sunday Announcements – February 3, 2019

  1. Small Group Registration is Open! Small groups are a key part of our life together at Restoration.  Today is the last do to register at restorationarlington.org or on the app.
  2. RestoMen Gathering – Join us this Tues Feb 5 for our next RestoMen gathering.  We will begin at 7:30pm with supper and end promptly at 9.  This month our topic is “The Challenge of the Pressure to Perform.”  Questions? Contact nathan@restorationarlington.org
  3. RILA Meals. Interested in serving a meal for RILA?  Grab some friends, your small group, or your neighbors – it’s a great opportunity to support this ministry!  Email katherine.liias@gmail.com Upcoming clinic dates: 2/6, 2/27.
  4. Praying with hope. There is a team of folks who intercede on behalf of those who are pregnant, who desire to become pregnant, who are adopting, or who are mourning the loss of a pregnancy.  If you would like to be part of this confidential intercessory prayer team — or if you would like prayer — please email Louise to let her know. (louise@restorationarlington.org)
  5. Want to hear an unusual drugs-to-missionary story? If you’re in your 20s, 30s, just curious to hear about this or would like to meet some new, like-minded people, come to the Navigators 20s Brunch on Sat, Feb 9, 10:30am at Anne and George’s house: 2915 N Dinwiddie Street, 22207.  This might be a good one for a curious friend. Questions? Check out nav20sdc.org and/or email anne.cregger@navigators.org. Free food, brief teaching, extended hanging out.  Bring friends!   
  6. Restoration is hiring a Coordinator of Kids’ Small Groups! Supporting the Director of Kids’ Small Groups, the Coordinator of Kids’ Small Groups will maintain responsibility for the nursery space, supplies, curriculum, and nursery kids’ small group leaders, with a goal of providing easily accessible, meaningful opportunities for our children and families to grow as disciples of Jesus. restorationarlington.org/news/restoration-is-hiring/
  7. 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.

Matthew 25 Gathering

We are excited to host The Matthew 25 Gathering for the Anglican Church in North America from February 19-21.  

Volunteering: Many of you are opening your homes so that participants can experience gracious lodging.  Thank you!  We are looking for people to help provide a smooth registration process and attentive on-site hospitality (serving meals, making coffee, etc…).  Please visit restorationarlington.org/M25G to sign up as a volunteer.

On-Site Prayer: We are looking for over 50 people from Restoration to provide prayer during the Gathering.  It is one of the largest mobilizations of prayer people in our history and I am excited to see how God uses it in our community.  We believe that you will enjoy serving during the Gathering.  Sign up for a prayer slot or two today at restorationarlington.org/M25G

Wednesday, February 20, at 7pm:  as an expression of appreciation to Restoration, the whole church is invited to attend the evening plenary session of The Matthew 25 Gathering in our sanctuary.  Dr. Vincent Bacote of Wheaton College will be speaking on The Political Disciple and a theology of public life.  It will be fascinating and we would love for you to come.

Sunday Music – February 3, 2019

Playlist:

Opening Songs:

This is My Father’s World : Valley Song
Reckless Love

Response:

Your Labor is Not in Vain

Offertory:

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Sanctus:

Sanctus (Holy and Hosanna)

Eucharist:

Spirit of the Living God
Muévete en Mí
God the Spirit

Sunday Announcements – January 27, 2019

  1. Small Group Registration is Open!  Small groups are a key part of our life together at Restoration.  You can register today at restorationarlington.org or on the app.
  2. The Women’s Retreat is happening Feb 8-10 at Meadowkirk retreat center in Middleburg, VA.  You won’t want to miss this time of growing friendships and discipleship.  Register at restorationarlington.org. The deadline to sign up is today (for real this time).
  3. New to Restoration Dinner – Are you new (or new-ish) to Restoration?  We’d love to meet you, tell you a little more about the church, and answer any questions you have – all while feeding you a great dinner.  Join us Jan 29 at 7:30 in the Fellowship Hall.  Deadline to RSVP is 7pm tonight. RSVP at restorationarlington.org/NTRD
  4. RestoMen Gathering – Join us Tues Feb 5 for our next RestoMen gathering.  We will begin at 7:30pm with supper and end promptly at 9.  This month our topic is “The Challenge of the Pressure to Perform.”  Questions? Contact nathan@restorationarlington.org
  5. Bolivia Team.  Aug 2-11 we are taking our fourth official team to Bolivia to encourage La Trinidad Anglican church, run a marriage retreat, and spend time with our friends at Niños con Valor.  Applications can be found at restorationarlington.org and are due Feb 1.
  6. RILA Meals. Interested in serving a meal for RILA?  Grab some friends, your small group, or your neighbors – it’s a great opportunity to support this ministry!  Email katherine.liias@gmail.com Upcoming clinic dates: 2/6, 2/27.
  7. Restoration is hiring a Nursery Coordinator! This person will maintain a safe and welcoming nursery environment by overseeing nursery space, supplies, curriculum and staff (both paid and volunteer). http://restorationarlington.org/news/restoration-is-hiring/
  8. 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.

Matthew 25 Gathering

We are excited to host The Matthew 25 Gathering for the Anglican Church in North America from February 19-21.

Volunteering: Many of you are opening your homes so that participants can experience gracious lodging.  Thank you!  We are looking for people to help provide a smooth registration process and attentive on-site hospitality (serving meals, making coffee, etc…).  Please visit restorationarlington.org/M25G to sign up as a volunteer. 

On-Site Prayer: We are looking for over 50 people from Restoration to provide prayer during the Gathering.  It is one of the largest mobilizations of prayer people in our history and I am excited to see how God uses it in our community.  We believe that you will enjoy serving during the Gathering.  Sign up for a prayer slot or two today at restorationarlington.org/M25G

Wednesday, February 20, at 7pm:  as an expression of appreciation to Restoration, the whole church is invited to attend the evening plenary session of The Matthew 25 Gathering in our sanctuary.  Dr. Vincent Bacote of Wheaton College will be speaking on The Political Disciple and a theology of public life.  It will be fascinating and we would love for you to come.

Spring: It’s Breaking In

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January 27, 2019 – Beth Tipps

Isaiah 35.1-7 : Psalm 113 : Luke 4.24-30

Listen to the songs here.

Sunday Music – January 27, 2019

Playlist:

Opening Songs:

I Sing the Mighty Pow’r of God
All the Glory
Holy and Anointed One

Response:

Thou Lovely Source

Offertory:

Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee

Sanctus:

Sanctus (Holy and Hosanna)

Eucharist:

And Can it Be
Great Are You Lord

Small Group #17 – The Good Gift of Deliverance…wait what?!?

If you don’t have time to read this blogpost, sign up for small group #17 here.

Healing and deliverance are part of the ancient teachings and practices of the church meant to draw people to the heart of God and to help them to experience a greater fullness of life before him.  Our baptism liturgy is a deliverance prayer and we are given the model in Scripture to lay hands on the sick and pray for them.  That said, there has been a lot of misinformation and poorly handled situations that have hurt the church’s reputation in both of those areas.  We are striving to offer more small group opportunities that are designed to help us listen to the Holy Spirit in regards to his desire to heal and deliver us and to help others experience those same gifts.

Chain_expressing_freedomA few months ago I wrote about an intense experience with the Holy Spirit.  You can read about it here.  In that blogpost I wrote, “I have been delivered from demonic oppression and helped others toward greater freedom.”  Apart from the Holy Spirit’s assurance of love and salvation, this has been one of the greatest non-material gifts that I have received from him.  It doesn’t mean my track record has been perfect since then, but it does mean that I have been able to experience amazing progress in the area of what used to be my addiction.  And I have had the humbling honor of helping people experience greater freedom through claiming the authority that Jesus won for us on the cross – the authority he has given us through his Holy Spirit.

Last trimester Ramsey and I led a small group on listening to the Holy Spirit with an emphasis on physical healing, and by God’s grace our small group experienced both healing and deliverance during our time together. Praise God!  When Jesus sent the disciples out, he sent them to proclaim the good news of the kingdom and to heal the sick, and they came back to Jesus excitedly proclaiming that even demons were cast out in Jesus’ name.  In many cases there was a connection between healing and deliverance, and this trimester I am excited to learn more about what it means to practice living into the freedom of the Kingdom of God through focusing on his gift of deliverance.

Our small group meets in north Alexandria (Chirilagua/Arlandria) and meets on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:00 (#17 on the small group list). In our small group, we will be using the book Unbound as our hub of conversation.  It is the book that helped me to accept and act on the authority that the Scriptures teach about concerning deliverance.  It has ultimately helped me towards greater freedom and closer alignment with the heart/will of the Father.

Even if you cannot be part of our small group (which has some of the same amazing folks that were in it last trimester) I would love to grab a coffee with you if you’d like to have a conversation about this.  I believe that God continues to use healing and deliverance to draw people to his heart, and I want to participate in that.  I would love for you to participate in it with me.

 

Sunday Announcements – January 20, 2019

  1. RILA Coat Drive. Do you have gently used winter coats and accessories that could be donated to our RILA clients?  Please bring them to the upper narthex today for distribution at our RILA clinic on Jan 23.  Questions?  Contact emily@restorationimmigration.org
  2. Small Group Registration is Open! Small groups are a key part of our life together at Restoration.  You can register today at restorationarlington.org or on the app.
  3. West Asia Treats and Reflection Tonight. At 6:30pm, the West Asia team will provide delicious West Asian treats and thoughtful stories from their time serving in West Asia last year.  All are invited to listen in, enjoy the food, and pray for what God is doing in that land.
  4. The Women’s Retreat is happening Feb 8-10 at Meadowkirk retreat center in Middleburg, VA.  You won’t want to miss this time of growing friendships and discipleship.  Register at restorationarlington.org. The deadline to sign up is today.
  5. Songs of Restoration and Prayer Sat night, Jan 26 from 7-8:30.  Come to this more unstructured time of worship and listen to what the Holy Spirit might be longing to communicate to you.  Receive prayer, respond through art, sleep on a pew, share a word from the Lord (via sticky note).  Find someone who has gone and ask them about it.
  6. New to Restoration Dinner – Are you new (or new-ish) to Restoration?  We’d love to meet you, tell you a little more about the church, and answer any questions you have – all while feeding you a great dinner.  Join us Jan 29 at 7:30 in the Fellowship Hall.  To RSVP, go to restorationarlington.org/NTRD
  7. RestoMen Gathering – Join us Tues Feb 5 for our next RestoMen gathering.  We will begin at 7:30pm with supper and end promptly at 9.  This month our topic is “The Challenge of the Pressure to Perform.”  Questions? Contact nathan@restorationarlington.org
  8. RILA Meals. Interested in serving a meal for RILA?  Grab some friends, your small group, or your neighbors – it’s a great opportunity to support this ministry!  Email katherine.liias@gmail.com Upcoming clinic dates: 1/23, 2/6, 2/27.
  9. Restoration is hiring a Nursery Coordinator! This person will maintain a safe and welcoming nursery environment by overseeing nursery space, supplies, curriculum and staff (both paid and volunteer). http://restorationarlington.org/news/restoration-is-hiring/
  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.

darkness is my closest friend

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January 20, 2019 – David Hanke

Ecclesiastes 3.1-8 : Psalm 88.1-7, 18 : Luke 7.18-23

Listen to the songs here.

Sunday Music – January 20, 2019

Playlist:

Opening Songs:

How Firm a Foundation
King of Love
Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

Response:

Abide With Me

Offertory:

In the Hours

Sanctus:

Sanctus (Holy and Hosanna)

Eucharist:

Psalm 46
Eternal Weight of Glory

Sunday Announcements – January 13, 2019

  1. RILA Clothing Drive. Do you have gently used winter coats and accessories that could be donated to our RILA clients?  Please bring them to the upper narthex on Jan 13 (today) and 20 for distribution at our RILA clinic on Jan 23.  Questions?  Contact emily@restorationimmigration.org
  2. Small Group Registration is Open! Small groups are a key part of our life together at Restoration.  You can register today at restorationarlington.org or on the app.
  3. 2nd Sunday Supper. Join us today after the 5pm service at District Taco on Lee Hwy around 6:30.
  4. RestoWomen. Join the women of Restoration Tues, Jan 15, at 7:30pm as we journey together with Moses.  This month we will look at “Identity: Who Am I Supposed To Be?”
  5. Foster Care Prayer Night: Calling those who are former/current foster families, interested in foster care, or love children in foster care!  Join us Jan 16 at 7pm at the Intagliata’s home to pray for children in foster care and their biological families, foster parents and social workers.  Contact Diana at dintagliata@gmail.com
  6. West Asia Treats and Reflection. On Jan 20 at 6:30pm, the West Asia team will provide delicious West Asian treats and thoughtful stories from their time serving in West Asia last year.  All are invited to listen in, enjoy the food, and pray for what God is doing in that land.
  7. Songs of Restoration and Prayer Sat night, Jan 26 from 7-8:30.  Come to this more unstructured time of worship and listen to what the Holy Spirit might be longing to communicate to you.  Receive prayer, respond through art, sleep on a pew, share a word from the Lord (via sticky note).  Find someone who has gone and ask them about it.
  8. New to Restoration Dinner – Are you new (or new-ish) to Restoration?  We’d love to meet you, tell you a little more about the church, and answer any questions you have – all while feeding you a great dinner.  Join us Jan 29 at 7:30 in the Fellowship Hall.  To RSVP, go to restorationarlington.org/NTRD
  9. The Women’s Retreat is happening Feb 8-10 at Meadowkirk retreat center in Middleburg, VA.  You won’t want to miss this time of growing friendships and discipleship.  Register at restorationarlington.org. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, Jan 20.
  10. RILA Meals. Interested in serving a meal for RILA?  Grab some friends, your small group, or your neighbors – it’s a great opportunity to support this ministry!  Email katherine.liias@gmail.com Upcoming clinic dates: 1/23, 2/6, 2/27.
  11. Restoration is hiring a Nursery Coordinator! This person will maintain a safe and welcoming nursery environment by overseeing nursery space, supplies, curriculum and staff (both paid and volunteer). http://restorationarlington.org/news/restoration-is-hiring/
  12. 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.
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