Welcome, Bishop John and Meg! We are pleased to welcome Bishop John Guernsey and his wife, Meg Phillips Guernsey, to Restoration. Bishop John oversees the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, to which we belong, and we are grateful for his faithful leadership. Be sure to stay after the service to grab a snack and meet the Guernseys.
Congratulations to our confirmands: Today we celebrate the confirmations of Drew Bond, Heather Brooms, Isaiah Brooms, Timon Hazell, Weber Ivy, Joy Webster, and Carolyn Weimer. Please pray for them as they make a public declaration of their faith and as the bishop prays for them to be strengthened by the Holy Spirit for the work to which God calls them. And congratulate them after the service!
Lent at Restoration: Join us on our word-a-day journey through this season. Pick up a purple card to follow along, or learn more on our website: restorationarlington.org.
A Crescent and Star Bazaar: Ever wanted to visit the ancient cities of Ephesus, Smyrna, or Byzantium? Now you can, in just a few hours. Join our Asia Minor Teams for an evening of regional hospitality and delicious food—and even some belly dancing!—as we raise money for our trips to the area this summer. Next Sat., Apr. 5, at 7 pm at Little Falls. Tickets are $40/person. To buy tickets, visit the table in the narthex or go to restorationarlington.org/contact and choose “Outreach.”
The Men’s Retreat: May 17-18. Every year the men of Restoration go to Middleburg, VA, for a man-treat. We camp out in a field, hang out, and talk about how to become more Christ-like men. All guys are welcome. Cost is $40 and scholarships are available. Registration is now open. Go to https://restorationarlington.org/ministries/retreats/ to register.
West Virginia 2014: From July 2–6, we’ll make our 6th annual trip to Philippi, WV. We’ll see old friends and get to know new ones as we work alongside them to refurbish homes and a community center. The trip is open to adults and children age 8 and older (accompanied by a parent). Registration is now open: go to https://restorationarlington.org/west-virginia-2/ for more info or to register.
Man Up: The men of Restoration are meeting for the last time this spring on Tues., Apr. 8, at 7:30 pm at Little Falls. This month’s topic: self-control. Join us as we talk about our character and connect with potential mentors. Questions? Go to restorationarlington.org/contact and choose “Connect.”
Are you interested in being baptized? There’s a special opportunity for adults and older children to be baptized at our Easter Vigil (Sat., Apr. 19). If you’re interested or would like to know more, contact Erin: go to restorationarlington.org/contact and choose “Baptism.”
Pray for IJM Cambodia: This Lent and Holy Week, we’re grateful to get to support International Justice Mission’s work in Cambodia. This week, give thanks for detailed research that has recently been completed. Pray that it can be used for effective prosecutions.