Welcome to Reformation!
Summer Sunday Worship at 8:30 and 10:00 am--through Sunday, August 31.
On Sunday, September 7 we begin the fall schedule 8:30 worship; 10:00 Sunday School; 11:00 worship.
Holy Moly! Sunday School Kicks Off Sunday, September 7, 10:00 a.m.
Ignite a biblical imagination that lasts a lifetime! Reformation has classes and groups for every age on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Through humor, crafts, caring adults and videos we share the riches of God's love for us through the stories of the Bible. For more information and to register your child, email Anne Sanyi, youth and family ministry coordinator. Meanwhile here's an introduction video to our curriculum and a sample video we'll share in Sunday School with young children. Confirmation classes are available for middle schoolers and Faith in Action groups are available for High Schoolers. The adult class in September focuses on homelessness and poverty in DC. Come as you are--wherever you are on life's journey.
Jesus Christ. At every step of life’s journey, we challenge
and support one another while we grow in faith together as
individuals and as a community. -- from Reformation's Values Statement
Calling All the Baptized!
Sunday worship is everyone’s responsibility and joy. Consider serving as a reader of scripture or as an assisting minister to prepare and lead the prayers. A training session for current and prospective readers and assisting ministers will be Saturday, August 24 9:00 a.m. to noon (9-11 for readers). Led by Pastor Mike Wilker, we will discuss the spirituality of worship leadership, how to prepare and lead communal prayer, and the practical aspects of Reformation’s liturgy. Please ask Pastor Mike Wilker for more information. Watch this 2-minute video to learn more about the Lutheran tradition of lay leadership in worship. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ben6a2KwKg0
We come together in community to praise God by creating
a joyful worship experience, revealing the beauty of God’s
love and the hope of God’s word.
Volunteer with Homeless Children’s Playtime Project
Reformation partners with the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project (HCPP). On Sundaymorning, September 7, a rep from HCPP will be present to tell us about their ministry. Then after our church picnic, we’ll participate in a group service project with them at DC General. Now is also the time for individuals to attend a training session to be a weekly volunteer to play with and tutor the children and teens. Volunteers make a weekly two-hour commitment for six months. The next volunteer training session is Wednesday, August 27, 6:00 p.m. For more information and to complete the volunteer application please see http://www.playtimeproject.org/get-involved/volunteer/ Let Pastor Mike know if you are interested, too!
We share God’s mercy, honor human dignity and the
common good, and work for a more just, peaceful and
vibrant community, nation and world.
Join the Team to Steward God's Gifts
One of Reformation's core values is the Stewardship of God's Gifts. "We joyfully give of ourselves, our time and our possessions in thanksgiving for God’s abundant gifts and for the care and redemption of God’s creation." Would you like to help Reformation live out this value? Join the Stewardship Team and help organize educational events, thanksgiving celebrations and our giving campaigns. If you are interested, please contact chairperson Emily Sollie or Pastor Mike Wilker at the church. Or, just show up for our next meeting Saturday, August 24, 1:00 p.m. at the church.
ELCA Glocal Mission Gatherings equip us for God's work in global and local realities, as well as their "glocal" intersections. The next Glocal gathering is September 19-20 in Martinsberg, WV. At these events, local Christians meet Christians from around the world and consider the questions "What is mission?" and "Who is the neighbor?" If you would like to represent Reformation, please contact Pastor Mike Wilker.
Enhance your connections with the worldwide Christian family
Gain practical skills for mission
Engage in current intersections of mission, and hunger
Give, receive, and serve more effectively
Discover how changes in the world are transforming the way churches like the ELCA proclaim and serve
Lead inviting worship that includes global voices
Travel internationally in a way that is effective, sustainable, respectful, and cross-culturally sensitive
Lutherans Provide Foster Care
Lutheran Social Services (LSS/NCA) connects local and refugee children to foster families. One of them recently wrote: “Serving as a foster parent for over a decade has brought a few challenges, but nothing in comparison to the pride I feel when a child surpasses their own expectations…” See the full letter here: http://bit.ly/FCletter If you would like to learn how you can become a foster parent, see LSS/NCA’s website www.lssnca.org. LSS/NCA would love to hear from you and is always seeking additional homes to provide more children with the love and care they deserve.
We welcome and embrace all of God’s children, creating
an inviting and safe place in which to celebrate and share
the gifts of our similarities and differences.
Calling All Golfers!
Please join Reformation for Capitol Hill Group Ministry's 12th Annual Help for the Homeless Golf Tournament on Monday, September 22, 2014, at Glen Dale Golf Club (MD). Proceeds will fund programs serving homeless families in our neighborhood. Go to www.Golf.CHGM.net to register (yourself or a foursome) for a fun day (golf, lunch, dinner) and to support this important work in our community. For more information, contact Parry Carlson. Early bird discount through 7/31/14!
Food Pantry News
Karen Carlson alerted us to the Capitol Area Food Bank Fall Hunger Summit. It will be held on Friday, September 26 from 8:00 - 12:00 noon at First Baptist Church of Alexandria 2932 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302. For more information please contact Karen.
Holy Land Resources
Because of the increased violence in the Holy Land, here are some resources for your prayers and action. Learn more about the Lutheran World Federation's ministry. Watch a video about the Lutheran hospital in East Jerusalem.