Sunday Announcements – December 8, 2019

  1. Vestry Election continues today: Restoration will continue its annual meeting for the purpose of selecting new vestry members today. All members of Restoration, who have signed The Big Green Book, are invited to participate.
  2. The Glebe Star Trees are here! Grab a tag from a tree in the upper and lower narthex to be part of this annual tradition of blessing our neighbors. Glebe Star Tree gifts are due this Thursday, December 12, by 6pm. Questions? Louise can help.
  3. Second Sunday Supper tonight: Join us for our Second Sunday Supper tonight at District Taco following the 5pm service. We will gather around 6:30pm. Hope to see you there!
  4. Advent Community Prep: We would like a half dozen people to help us prepare the sanctuary each Saturday of Advent from 9am to 12pm (that’s Dec. 14 and 21, plus an opportunity to clean up on Jan. 5 after the 5pm service).  This is a great bring-a-friend and parent/child opportunity! Sign up here (even if all the slots are taken, you can still come). Contact Kathy Kenyon with any questions.
  5. RestoWomen Christmas Gathering: Our annual Christmas gathering is Tuesday, December 17 at 7:30pm. We will share in some Christmas fun AND embrace the spiritual discipline of “waiting” that comes with Advent. Bring a sweet or savory treat to share! Email Beth with any questions.
  6. After service prayer training: Prayer is key to our life together at Restoration! Get equipped to pray for others. We have rescheduled the date of training and will share soon.
  7. Prayer for Bolivia: All are invited to pray for Bolivia and our ministry partners on December 12, from 8-9pm at the home of Kate and Endel Liias. You can also hear more about Restoration’s 2020 mission trip to Bolivia. Contact Kate for details.
  8. Interested in being an adult small group leader? If you are a member of Restoration and are interested in leading a small group during the winter trimester (which will begin the week of January 19 and run for 10 weeks till the week of March 22) please contact Nathan. Deadline to sign up is December 22.
  9. RestoMen Retreat: Our annual Men’s retreat is coming Jan. 10-11, 2020 at Meadowkirk Retreat Center in Middleburg, VA. Sign up here!
  10. RestoWomen Retreat: The RestoWomen’s Retreat is Feb. 7-9, also at Meadowkirk. Speaker Elizabeth Fitch will lead us in a weekend of “Noticing God.” Register here!
  11. Navigators 20s 30s Brunch this Saturday: Stories! Christmas and otherwise! We’re amazing people who all have stories to share This month come to share a short (5 min) story from your life. Extra points if it’s a Christmas story…come and just listen or come and share. You choose. Questions? Email Anne.

Advent Calendar for Dec – more details at restorationarlingon.org

   Sat, 14, and 21 – Join us in the sanctuary to decorate 9am-12pm                                   

   Thurs, 12 – Glebe Star Tree gifts due

   Sun, 15 – Caroling at Sunrise Senior Living at 6:45pm

   Tue, 17 – RestoWomen Christmas Gathering at 7:30 in Fellowship Hall

   Tue, 24 – Lessons and Carols at 3pm, 5pm, and 9pm

   Sun, 29 – one worship service at 10 am

   Sun, Jan. 5 – Sanctuary clean up after 5pm service

Have an announcement for the Worship Guide? Deadline for submission is Tuesday at 5pm. Go to restorationarlington.org/contact/announcements

A Sprig

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A Sprig – David Hanke

Isaiah 11:1-11a, Psalm 72:1-8, Romans 15:8-13, Matthew 3:1-6

RestoKids Advent Devotional Book

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Sunday Announcements – December 1st, 2019

  1. Vestry Election Dec. 1 and 8 : Restoration will open its annual meeting for the purpose of selecting new vestry members on Dec. 1 and 8. All members of Restoration, who have signed The Big Green Book, are invited to participate.
  2. The Glebe Star Trees are here! Grab a tag from a tree in the upper and lower narthex to be part of this annual tradition of blessing our neighbors. Glebe Star Tree gifts are due Thursday, December 12. Questions? Louise can help.
  3. Want to help serve Resto youth? Find out how you can serve in APEX Youth Ministry this winter and spring by contacting Isaiah.
  4. RestoMen: Join us this Tuesday night, December 3 for our next RestoMen gathering. We will begin at 7:30pm with supper, and end promptly at 9. This month our topic is “How can we actually connect with God?” Questions? Contact Nathan.
  5. After service prayer training: Prayer is key to our life together at Restoration! Get equipped to pray for others. The training will be Sunday, December 8 from 1-3pm in the Fellowship Hall.
  6. Interested in being an adult small group leader? If you are interested in leading a small group during the winter trimester (which will begin the week of January 19 and run for 10 weeks till the week of March 22) please contact Nathan. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, December 22.
  7. Prayer for Bolivia: All are invited to pray for Bolivia and our ministry partners on December 12, from 8-9pm at the home of Kate and Endel Liias. You can also hear more about Restoration’s 2020 mission trip to Bolivia. Contact Kate for details.
  8. RestoMen Retreat: Our annual Men’s retreat is coming Jan. 10-11, 2020 at Meadowkirk Retreat Center in Middleburg, VA. Register by Thursday, Dec. 5 for Early Bird price ($80 for bunk room or $145 for inn room). Sign up here!
  9. RestoWomen Retreat: The RestoWomen’s Retreat is Feb. 7-9, also at Meadowkirk. Speaker Elizabeth Fitch will lead us in a weekend of “Noticing God.” Register here!
  10. Keep up with Restoration! You can follow our Facebook page, (search “Restoration Anglican Church” on Facebook) and even follow our brand new Instagram: @restorationarlington. We’re so excited to share more about our church with you! 

Advent Calendar for Dec – more details at restorationarlingon.org

   Sat, 7, 14, and 21 – Join us in the sanctuary to decorate 9am-12pm                                   

   Thurs, 12 – Glebe Star Tree gifts due

   Sun, 15 – Caroling at Sunrise Senior Living at 6:45pm

   Tue, 17 – RestoWomen Christmas Gathering at 7:30 in Fellowship Hall

   Tue, 24 – Lessons and Carols at 3pm, 5pm, and 9pm

   Sun, 29 – one worship service at 10 am

Walking in the Light

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Walking in the Light – Beth Tipps

Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 24:36-44

Sunday Announcements – November 24th, 2019

  1. Vestry Election Dec. 1 and 8 : Restoration will open its annual meeting for the purpose of selecting new vestry members on Dec. 1 and 8. All members of Restoration, who have signed The Big Green Book, are invited to participate.
  2. The Glebe Star Trees are here! Grab a tag from a tree in the upper and lower narthex to be part of this annual tradition of blessing our neighbors. Glebe Star Tree gifts are due Thursday, December 12. Questions? Louise can help.
  3. Want to help serve Resto youth? Find out how you can serve in APEX Youth Ministry this winter and spring by contacting Isaiah.
  4. RestoMen: Join us this Tuesday night, December 3 for our next RestoMen gathering. We will begin at 7:30pm with supper, and end promptly at 9. This month our topic is “How can we actually connect with God?” Questions? Contact Nathan.
  5. After service prayer training: Prayer is key to our life together at Restoration! Get equipped to pray for others. The training will be Sunday, December 8 from 1-3pm in the Fellowship Hall.
  6. Interested in being an adult small group leader? If you are interested in leading a small group during the winter trimester (which will begin the week of January 19 and run for 10 weeks till the week of March 22) please contact Nathan. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, December 22.
  7. Prayer for Bolivia: All are invited to pray for Bolivia and our ministry partners on December 12, from 8-9pm at the home of Kate and Endel Liias. You can also hear more about Restoration’s 2020 mission trip to Bolivia. Contact Kate for details.
  8. RestoMen Retreat: Our annual Men’s retreat is coming Jan. 10-11, 2020 at Meadowkirk Retreat Center in Middleburg, VA. Register by Thursday, Dec. 5 for Early Bird price ($80 for bunk room or $145 for inn room). Sign up here.
  9. RestoWomen Retreat: The RestoWomen’s Retreat is Feb. 7-9, also at Meadowkirk. Speaker Elizabeth Fitch will lead us in a weekend of “Noticing God.” Registration opens soon!
  10. Keep up with Restoration! You can follow our Facebook page, (search “Restoration Anglican Church” on Facebook) and even follow our brand new Instagram: @restorationarlington. We’re so excited to share more about our church with you! 

Advent Calendar for Dec – more details here

   Sat, 7, 14, and 21 – Join us in the sanctuary to decorate 9am-12pm                   

Thurs, 12 – Glebe Star Tree gifts due

   Sun, 15 – Caroling at Sunrise Senior Living at 6:45pm

   Tue, 17 – RestoWomen Christmas Gathering at 7:30 in Fellowship Hall

   Tue, 24 – Lessons and Carols at 3pm, 5pm, and 9pm

   Sun, 29 – one worship service at 10 am

10 Years of Restoration

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Thank you for celebrating our first 10 years over the past 3 weeks. The sermons from each Sunday are posted below.

We’re grateful for all that went in to the celebration, and for all that it took to get here. Thank you. We will post videos from the celebration as soon as we can!

 

 

Warden’s Report: November 2019

2019 WardensWardens’ Report: a brief summary of highlights from monthly Vestry meetings, designed to provide information about our growth, finances, and priorities.

At our November 19th vestry meeting, we enjoyed dinner together and prayer before starting the meeting. This month, Sean Burke led us through prayer which included praise and intercession for Director of Operations Kat Downs. We thanked God for Kat’s patient, steady hand that leads so many aspects of our church-life, many of them behind the scenes.  We also prayed for energy and joy as she grows in her new role as a mom, for peace and wisdom as she balances many competing demands for time and attention, and for continued spiritual guidance and protection. As always, please join us in praying over the staff, vestry, and all of God’s work on and through Quincy Street.

In our meeting, David and Kevin Marshall shared some takeaways from the Diocese’s recent Synod.  It was a fresh reminder of how blessed we are to be a part of a wider community of believers.  Kevin also led a discussion about Restoration’s practical, local outreach through Glebe Elementary: we approved outreach funding to purchase grocery gift cards for 63 families in need and the Star Tree is back, starting this Sunday!! (lots of ways to get involved — click here)  Kevin presented information about some upcoming special events that outside groups will host at Restoration in early 2020 (stay tuned!).  Although vestry’s role in those matters is limited, it is a good reminder of how our building on Quincy Street is a gift from God that, if we steward it well, He can use for all sorts of Kingdom work, all week long.  

Brad Jones, our treasurer, gave a brief financial update and led a discussion about topics that we can expect to consider in the months ahead: monitoring our financial situation, weighing options for the mortgage, and discerning options for gifts that come in through the special giving opportunity in connection with Restoration’s 10th Birthday

David led us through a fantastic report from the Strategic Plan Advisory Team, presenting a solid and action-ready plan for the next 5 years.  The report reflects a tremendous amount of work by those folks; the vestry is so grateful to the SPAT: Clark Herndon, Marlee Kingsley, Lorene Eberhardt, Drew Bond, Mary Breed, and David.  And to Restoration’s staff who, in addition to their normal workload, plus preparing for the 10th Birthday celebrations, ordinations, Advent… already devised specific goals and projects that will help them to dive right in.  After hundreds of sticky notes and lots of prayer… we are excited for what God has in store for this community and our neighbors. Join us in praying boldly!

We also continued our discussion about the possibility of hiring a curate in 2020.  As we mentioned last month, a curacy would be designed for a new priest who could join our staff to learn from and serve our congregation at the start of this exciting next chapter in Restoration’s life.  The Finance and Personnel Teams shared their invaluable wisdom and advice, and we hope you will join us in praying over this opportunity in the weeks ahead.

Finally, Johanna led us in a conversation about the results of our end-of-year, self-reflection survey about vestry.  As we have in past years, each vestry member completed a survey, evaluating the past year in various ways: for example, how we served individually, how our prayer life has changed, what it means to serve on vestry, and ways to improve.  At the end of this hard but good year, it was a welcome moment to reset and remind ourselves of the good Father that guides us as we help guide the church in practical ways, in supporting David and the staff, and through prayer.

Sunday Announcements – November 17th, 2019

  1. Parking on Sunday mornings. This is a reminder to be kind to our neighbors on Sunday mornings by not parking your car on Quincy St. Park your car in the lot on 15th and walk or ride our shuttle. Thank you for helping us treat our neighbors well! 
  2. Thanksgiving for 10 Good Years: On Sunday, Nov. 24, we will 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 our next season as Good Things Grow Here.

    The vestry has designated that this gift would go to our operating fund and be above and beyond what you were planning to give at the end of 2019.  The vestry is so grateful for your generosity and for God’s faithfulness to our church.

    There will be 2 options for your ‘Thanksgiving for 10 Good Years’ gift:
         A.  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.
         B.  There is a dropdown menu choice on CCB called, ‘Thanksgiving for 10 Good Years’.

  1. RestoWomen: Join us this Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall as we learn about and practice Lectio Divina (Latin for divine reading). Lectio Divina invites us into God’s presence to listen for his particular loving word to us at a particular moment in time.
  2. West Asia: Are you interested in the work that Restoration does in West Asia?  Would you like to hear about the trip we are planning in 2020 and meet some of the people who will be hosting you?  Contact Beth Tipps (beth@restorationarlington.org).
  3. Want to help serve Resto youth? Find out how you can serve in APEX Youth Ministry this winter and spring by contacting Isaiah (apex@restorationarlington.org).
  4. November 24 at Restoration: On Sunday, November 24, we encourage all who typically attend the 5pm service to attend either the 9 or 11am in order to be part of our 10th birthday celebration. A different kind of celebration is happening at the 5pm! Isaiah Brooms, Scott Buckhout, and Ryan Bettwy will be ordained. We will have our normal kids’ small groups at the 9 and 11am. We will only have childcare for preschool and below at the 5pm service.
  5. The Glebe Star Trees are coming! Be on the lookout for trees with tags in the upper and lower narthex on November 24 and be part of this annual tradition of blessing our neighbors. Questions? Louise (louise@restorationarlington.org) can help.
  6. After service prayer training: Prayer is key to our life together at Restoration! Get equipped to pray for others. The training will be Sunday, December 8 from 1-3pm in the Fellowship Hall.
  7. Interested in being an adult small group leader? If you are interested in leading a small group during the winter trimester (which will begin the week of January 19 and run for 10 weeks till the week of March 22) please contact Nathan (nathan@restorationarlington.org). The deadline to sign up is Sunday, December 22.
  8. Arlington Turkey Trot 5k: You can support two of Resto’s outreach partners by participating in this family-friendly 5k on November 28- Thanksgiving morning at 8am! Volunteers are also needed. Contact Cathy at crguiles@gmail.com for more info.

The Promise is for You

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Acts 2:22-24, 37-41; Psalm 98:1-9, Luke 18:31-34 – David Hanke

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