Welcome to Reformation!
Sunday Morning Schedule: 8:30 Worship; 10:00 Sunday School; 11:00 Worship.
8:30 is our intimate worship service, with average attendance of about 30 people in the large sanctuary. Coffee follows in the blue room. Perfect for those who really want to get to know their fellow worshipers!
10:00 Sunday School has classes for all age ranges. If you don't know where to go, just ask!
11:00 is our larger worship service. The choir adds beautiful music to this service! Coffee after this service is served downstairs in the parrish hall.
Holy Moly! Sunday School Continues Sunday, September 21st, 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
Volunteer with Homeless Children’s Playtime Project
Reformation partners with the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project (HCPP). On Sunday morning, September 7, Kelli Beyer from HCPP came to tell us about their ministry. If you'd like to learn more you can visit their website at http://www.playtimeproject.org
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.
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.