Happy 10th! Restoration Arlington 2009-2019

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Restoration,

God’s people have always stopped to remember God’s faithfulness.

They celebrate.  They remind each other of what God has done.  They praise him with voice, harp, and lyre.  They give offerings and gifts.  They feast on good food and delicious drink.

God loves a good party and He loves when His people delight in His goodness.

A Good Party

We are going to have a good party on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 7:30-10pm.  The caterer is super fun.  Please remember that the event is for 21+ adults only.   There will be tents out front and out back.  We will tell stories, see old friends, and remember!

We would love to know if you are coming.  If you have not responded to the invitation from paperless post, could you please rsvp, here.

A Good Liturgy and and Good Ordination!

On Sunday, November 24, we will have a celebration at our 9 and 11 services.

At our 5pm service, we will celebrate the ordination of Isaiah Brooms to the sacred order of deacons!  This is such an appropriate way to celebrate the last 10 years where a dozen different people have discerned a calling to pursue vocational ministry.  We are excited to ordain Isaiah in the very first days of our NEXT ten years together.

A Good Gift of Thanksgiving

We will also have the opportunity to give a financial gift in thanksgiving for all that God has done over the last 10 years and in anticipation for all that God will do in the next season as Good Things Grow Here

Special offerings have always been a tangible part of worship.  They provide an opportunity to rejoice by giving something extra.  This financial gift would be above and beyond what you were planning to give at the end of 2019. 

The vestry has designated this ‘Thanksgiving for 10 Good Years’ gift to go in to our operating fund.  They may use it to fund a curate (i.e. recent seminary graduate) position, to pursue an initiative of our new strategic plan, or to pay down part of our mortgage debt.  We are so grateful for your generosity, so grateful for God’s faithfulness, and so grateful for the chance to give a visible demonstration of our joy and thanksgiving.

You will have 2 options for giving your ‘Thanksgiving for 10 Good Years’ gifts:

  1. We will make special envelopes available on Nov. 17 and at the party on Nov. 22.  On Sunday, Nov. 24 we will turn in those envelopes as part of the offering during our worship services.
  2. If you prefer to give through CCB, we will make a menu item available called, ‘Thanksgiving for 10 Good Years’ available from Nov. 18-24.

Our intention is to provide a chance for you to worship and give thanks for what the Lord has done.  We pray that your generous thanksgiving will launch us into the good things that God will grow here.

A Good Weekend

We can’t wait to see you at Restoration during the week-end of November 22-24.  Let us know that you will be there.  Come and celebrate with us all that God has done.

-David