Sunday Music – March 10, 2019

Playlist:

Song of Praise:

I Need Thee Every Hour

Response:

Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

Offertory:

10,000 Reasons and we will occasionally sing the chorus in Spanish

Sanctus:

Sanctus Lent

Eucharist:

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (This chord is in the key of E, but the recording is in the key of D)
Everything and Nothing Less

In season and out

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March 3, 2019 – David Hanke

Exodus 34.29-35 : Psalm 99 : Luke 9.28-36

Listen to the songs here.

Sunday Music – March 3, 2019

Playlist:

Opening Songs:

Holy Spirit Come to Us
Here is our King Immortal
Build My Life

Response:

From the Inside Out

Offertory:

All Creatures of our God and King

Sanctus:

Sanctus (Holy and Hosanna)

Eucharist: 

Thou Lovely Source
Revelation Song

Warden’s Report: February 2019

2019 Wardens

The Wardens’ Report: a brief summary of highlights from monthly Vestry meetings, designed to provide information about our growth, finances, priorities and progress towards our strategic plan.

At our February 26th Vestry meeting, we enjoyed dinner together, and we prayed before starting the meeting.  This month Johanna Montague led us through prayer which included a time of intercession and thanksgiving for David Hanke and the Hanke family.  We prayed that David would feel God’s presence as he emerges from working so diligently on the Matthew 25 Gathering that Restoration hosted last week.  We prayed that he, his wife Laurel, and their kids would find rest in God’s comforting hand as they reconnect in the midst of a season of transition.  Finally, we prayed that David would hear God’s voice as he leads Restoration in a process of discerning plans for our church over the next five years. As always, we hope that you will pray with us for all the staff, vestry and God’s work here at Quincy Street.

In our meeting, we approved the Outreach Steering Team’s recommendation to give away our Ash Wednesday and Holy Week offerings to Caminemos Juntos, a ministry cultivating Anglican church-planting throughout the Americas.  We also received another good report from Incarnation, and approved RILA’s board, a step that, in part, was a celebration of a milestone in RILA’s development: it recently received approval to become an “integrated auxiliary,” which will expand its opportunities to receive wide and sustaining support.  We also approved this year’s rosters for our invaluable advisory teams, and we adopted an Emergency Response Plan.

Brad Jones, our Treasurer, walked us through a finance report that showed January giving was again below anticipated levels.  Although giving was generous in December 2018, we have been below anticipated giving levels for all of the months since the fiscal year began in September 2018.  The vestry discussed possible explanations and options looking ahead to the rest of this fiscal year. (Restoration’s fiscal year runs from September to August.)

David led a discussion with vestry about the strategic planning process, and he shared an update from the team that is facilitating the development of Restoration’s next five-year strategic plan.  (Our current strategic plan expires at the end of this year.)  As we pass our tenth anniversary this fall, this is a great moment to reflect and to look ahead as a church.  We are grateful for all God has provided, and we recognize ways the Holy Spirit is already beginning to guide the development of a new strategic plan that will help Restoration be faithful in the next chapter of our lives together.  

We look forward to hearing from you: what is God saying to you about Restoration in 2025?  Come out next Tuesday, March 5 to Pancakes and Parish Meeting, where we will talk about the strategic planning process.  First, we will enjoy fellowship and pancakes starting at 6:00 pm. Then, around 7:00 pm, we will open up our spring Parish Meeting so that we can share more about God’s provision for our church to date and how you can join in that journey.  See you there!

As always, if you have questions, concerns, words of wisdom or encouragement, please know that we are open to your feedback.  You can read an archive of past Wardens’ Reports on our website or Vestry Meeting minutes on CCB, under the ‘Files’ tab in the ‘Entire Church Group’

– Chris Belen and Johanna Montague, Wardens

Below is a recording of our March 5, 2019 Parish Meeting.

Play 1. March 5 2019 Parish Meeting

Harvest

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February 24, 2019 – Nathan Dickerson

Galatians 6.7-10 : Psalm 37.1-9 : Luke 12.22-32

Listen to the songs here.

M25G: Thank you so much

M25G Loading the Pod

a great team loading ‘the pod’

Restoration, you are such a generous church!

You gave an enormous gift to our province.  Thank you.

You gave an extravagant gift to the 100 folks, who are doing works for justice and mercy, who gathered for a few days in our facility to get to know one another, to experience good teaching, and to worship our Living God.  You made The Matthew 25 Gathering happen and every person I have spoken with has been so positive and so grateful to YOU for what you did.  Thank you, Restoration.

On Monday, a top-notch team of movers and packers put everything in the Kids’ Small Group Rooms and fellowship hall into a pod.  That team was strong AND really good at playing 3-D tetris.

By Tuesday, our little kitchen was FULL of treats.  Thank you for delicious snacks, bountiful fruit, sandwiches, cheese, crackers, and granola bars by the case.  The tent out front was such a cool addition.  We added 150 square feet of heated space!  The musician, Carlos Flores (famous for his RILA gig last fall) set just the right tone as people arrived.  I loved seeing all of the red shirts-  you were ready to pray, to guide, and to extend hospitality.  You.  Were.  Ready.

Thank you.

Wednesday brought a little weather to keep us on our toes.  But we got all of our content pieces in.  We took a cold trip to the Lincoln and MLK memorials.  We had 15 workshops on really helpful topics like ‘rest and soul care’, ‘peace-making as a discipleship practice’, ‘Fund-Raising’, ‘Elder Care’, ‘Immigration Legal Aid’, ‘Anglican Social Teaching’, ‘Caring fo the Physically Vulnerable’,’Centering Prayer’…  (there was even a room dedicated to the caterers so they could prep our delicious dinner.)  Many of the workshops were lead by Restoration members.  Thank you for sharing your expertise and experience.  The M25G participants loved getting to know you.

Wednesday night MANY of you showed up in the midst of awful weather to hear Dr. Vincent Bacote.  He did such a good and winsome job.  We will get the video of his talk up soon and I hope you can hear him if you were not able to join us in person.  The 2 things that most impacted me from his talk were:  1.  The difference between making someone feel ‘welcome’ and making someone feel ‘at home.’  2.  The idea of making ‘Kingdom Gestures’ rather than ‘Triumphant Conclusions.’  Dr. Bacote spoke to us, who live in this Metro DC world, following Jesus, and loving our neighbor.  Really good stuff.  Many thanks to those who came out.

Thursday concluded with Holy Eucharist that was lead by our friend, Rev. Liz Gray, and celebrated by a new friend, Bishop John Mark Zimmerman from the Diocese of the Southwest (he lives in Albuqurque, NM).

Hosting The Matthew 25 Gathering was an ENORMOUS undertaking.  Many people worked for several months to be ready.  The 2020 Gathering will be hosted somewhere else in our province, but the 2019 Gathering was a great success because of your generous hearts, Restoration.  Thank you.  It is an honor to be your pastor and a joy to be your friend.

-David

Rev. Herb Bailey reading MLK's I have a Dream Speech on the steps of the Lincoln.

Rev. Herb Bailey reading MLK’s I have a Dream Speech on the steps of the Lincoln.

 

Words from God that were received by Pray-ers and recorded on sticky notes for participants.

Words from God that were received by Pray-ers and recorded on sticky notes for participants.

Sunday Music – February 24, 2019

Playlist:

Opening Songs:

All Creatures of our God and King
Mighty to Save

Response:

One Thing Remains (Your Love Never Fails)

Offertory:

Jesus I Come

Sanctus:

Sanctus (Holy and Hosanna)

Eucharist: 

Fall Afresh
Because He Lives (Amen)

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