Jesus has sat down

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August 6, 2017 – Liz Gray

Acts 1.6-11 : Hebrews 4.14-16 : Psalm 47

Listen to the songs here.

Sunday Music – August 6, 2017

Playlist:

Songs of Praise:

Holy Spirit – Jesus Culture
Trust And Obey
One Thing Remains (Your Love Never Fails)

Response:

You Alone Can Rescue

Offertory:

Blessed Be Your Name

Sanctus:

Salvation Belongs to Our God

Eucharist:

Oceans
Prince of Peace

RILA and Matthew 25

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The Restoration Immigration Legal Aid (RILA) team is excited to announce that RILA has received a $25,000 matching grant from the Matthew 25 Initiative. This initiative started with a vision from Archbishop Foley Beach and his desire to use a generous grant from an anonymous donor to help churches reach the poor and needy in their communities.

These granted funds will enable RILA to hire a part-time Program Manager to expand and solidify the work already being done. It will also provide a small stipend to RILA’s Intake Coordinator.

Currently, RILA is serving over 50 immigrant families, most of whom are seeking asylum. This is hard work, requiring patience, perseverance, and dedication.  In each case, the RILA team invests time to build relationships with our clients and their families, many of whom have stories of trauma that led to their being here in the United States. In fact, many immigrant families that RILA represents fled their home countries within days or weeks of having their lives – or their children’s lives – threatened. In some cases, they had already been harmed and were  forced to leave to avoid being harmed further.

A handful of RILA clients are children who journeyed to the United States alone, fleeing imminent violence in their neighborhoods.  The RILA team is committed to walking alongside immigrant families and advocating on their behalf.  Though the stories we hear are heartbreaking, RILA has begun to see some successes.  However, we also believe we are successful as we listen well to our client’s stories and show compassion, in the name and way of Jesus.

We are SO thankful for the large and diverse group of volunteers at Restoration that enable this work to be done. We are continually humbled and inspired by our volunteers’ hard work and willing hearts.  Working together as the church to accomplish the enormous task of running a neighborhood immigration legal aid clinic is such a joy for all of us.  From praying to note taking to providing hospitality and translation, each RILA case is surely a team effort, demonstrating the body of Christ serving Restoration’s neighbors in need.

Support RILA here to help us meet our match!

If you are interested in learning more about RILA or getting involved, don’t hesitate to reach out. We are specifically looking for volunteers with fundraising experience, as the Matthew 25 initiative grant is a matching one. But translators, attorneys, researchers and general clinic volunteers are always welcome! Our holistic vision is to join God in the renewal of all things and to witness the transformative power of loving and serving our neighbors through giving immigration legal aid to the immigrant families in our neighborhoods. We’d love to have you join us on this journey!

You can learn more about the clinic here.

With thanks from the RILA team.

 

Wardens’ Report: July 2017

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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 July Vestry meeting on Tuesday, we enjoyed dinner together and prayer at the rail.  This month Becky Mohr led us through our prayer time which included prayers for Louise Brooks and the amazing gifts she brings to leading Kids’ Small Groups, for Hannah Royal, one of Wardens, who attended her final Vestry meeting, and for the Spirit to be present as we finalize the budget for fiscal year 2018 which will begin on 1 September.  We welcome your prayers as well for the staff, the Vestry and God’s work here at Quincy Street. 

Our June financial report continued to show a solid fiscal position in line with our FY2017 budget.  Our average Sunday attendance for the month was 544, 16% growth over the same time last year.  Our fiscal year-to-date income is at 101% of our FY17 budget.  We remain thankful for God and the congregation’s faithfulness as we continue to grow our ministries at Restoration.

On Tuesday, we voted to approve the Vestry election team for the Vestry election in the fall.  Additionally, the Vestry approved $151,800 of grant allocations to our beloved outreach partners both locally and globally.  Also, after further discussion and prayerful consideration, the Vestry approved the FY2018 budget. And finally, the Vestry reluctantly agreed to accept Hannah Royal’s resignation.  We wish her and the entire Royal family God’s speed as they move to Belgium for a season.   

Consistent with our bylaws we have several advisory teams which assist the vestry in specific efforts.  The Finance Team, Personnel Team, Outreach Steering Team and Facilities Team all have major roles to play in developing the budget each year.  We simply could not get the job done absent the insights and advice these teams provide.  As a Vestry, we are humbled and thankful for the multitude of ways God continues to bless our Congregation.  Both in the people he raises up and the resources He provides. 

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’

– Hannah Royal and Dietrich Kuhlmann, Wardens

He was really, really dead. Then He wasn’t.

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July 30, 2017 – David Hanke

1 Corinthians 15.3-6,12-20 : Psalm 114 : Mark 16.1-8

Listen to the songs here.

Matthew Smith & Indelible Grace Concert

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Matthew Smith retunes hymns to help churches guide their people into emotionally honest worship, so they can become fully alive, wholehearted worshipers of the living God.  Join us the Saturday after the Fall Retreat for a great time of music with Matthew Smith and the Indelible Grace band!!

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7pm
Restoration Anglican Church
1815 N Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22207
Park in the lot at 15th St and Quincy St.
and walk 5 minutes north to Restoration

$15 per ticket
Early Bird Special is $25 for two tickets

Buy Tickets and Listen to His Music

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Sunday Music – July 30, 2017

Playlist:

Songs of Praise:

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Forever (We Sing Hallelujah)

Response:

In Christ Alone

Offertory:

O Come to the Altar

Sanctus:

Salvation Belongs to Our God

Eucharist:

Forever (We Sing Hallelujah) (We are going to reprise it with a slightly different tone)
Happy Day Guitar A

 

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