We at CHUMC
We at CHUMC
Rev. Alisa Lasater Wailoo
Rev. Herbert Brisbon
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This will be a fun afternoon of skating and fellowship.
There are several restaurants near the ice rink, so some may choose to stop in and grab a bite on the way or some may choose to head straight to the rink.
As always, TNT is a state of mind;
all are welcome, regardless the age on your driver’s license.
If you plan to attend, please contact BJ Shannon at email@example.com or 703-217-3705 so we will know to wait for you!
A Special Lenten Menu for CHUMC
Welcome to our faith community where we come hungry for God and seek the spiritual food that truly satisfies.
This Lenten Season, we have four “specials.” We encourage you to choose at least one of the four or create your own fast that meets your spiritual needs at this time.
Have you tasted “the peace that passes understanding” or have you not had time for such a treat?
Want the robust flavor of freedom or are you settling for the short-lived satisfaction of a bad habit or addiction?
Do money worries make you feel like a nut? Would you like to taste the sweet pleasure of giving freely
to others, especially those in need?
Do you long for balance with God’s creation? Would you like to find ways you can cut your personal
consumption and save energy for all God’s creatures?
What will you fast from and for during Lent 2013?
Consider an ecological fast. Give up items and activities that will be better for God's good creation.
We have created a calendar of things you can fast from and for daily throughout Lent, but you might also want to come up with something of your own. You can download a PDF of the calendar by clicking the image below, or follow us on Facebook where we'll post the recommended eco fast for each day at 3:00pm during Lent!
Questions? Need more information about how to perform these fasts? Interested in helping with CHUMC Green Team Minstries? Contact the team leader, Liz Schmitt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The earth is the LORD's and everything in it, the world and its inhabitants too.
Because God is the one who established it on the seas; God set it firmly on the waters.
Psalm 24:1-2 (CEB)
The Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday, and there are many ways to stretch your spiritual life and to break the yokes that bind us, including daily prayer.
All are invited to join in prayer time each day of Lent starting Thursday, February 14 - Saturday, March 30:
The calls run about 5 to 7 minutes in length and include a Scripture reading and a prayer. You do not need to talk during the call, although many of us do introduce ourselves at the start of the call. Listening and praying along with the leader is okay.
For more information or to volunteer to lead a prayer time, contact Kirsten Gullickson (Kirsten@Gullickson.com).
This sermon is inspired by the following Scripture passages:
9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem!
Lo, your king comes to you;
triumphant and victorious is he,
humble and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
10 He* will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
and the warhorse from Jerusalem;
and the battle-bow shall be cut off,
and he shall command peace to the nations;
his dominion shall be from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.
28 Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus* took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. 30Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. 31They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake,* they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, ‘Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings,* one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah’—not knowing what he said. 34While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. 35Then from the cloud came a voice that said, ‘This is my Son, my Chosen;* listen to him!’ 36When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen.
Interested in understanding the meaning of baptism?
Considering baptism for yourself and / or your child?
This class is for you!
Join Pastor Alisa for a discussion of the theology of baptism as well as the pragmatics:
For more details or to RSVP, contact Pastor Alisa (email@example.com or 202-546-1000).
Can't make this date but are interested?
Contact Pastor Alisa to make other arrangements!
This Lent we will look at the things that bind or limit us spiritually and explore practices of fasting and feasting that will help us encounter true freedom in Christ.
In preparation for Lent, we will have a Pancake Feast (with King Cake) for the entire Ebenezer Circuit:
Bring the kids along and participate with them in kid-friendly activities!
Want to help make this event a success?
Contact the church office:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-546-1000.
This sermon is inspired by the following Scripture passages:
8 Once when the king of Aram was at war with Israel, he took counsel with his officers. He said, "At such and such a place shall be my camp." 9 But the man of God sent word to the king of Israel, "Take care not to pass this place, because the Arameans are going down there." 10 The king of Israel sent word to the place of which the man of God spoke. More than once or twice he warned such a place so that it was on the alert. 11 The mind of the king of Aram was greatly perturbed because of this; he called his officers and said to them, "Now tell me who among us sides with the king of Israel?" 12 Then one of his officers said, "No one, my lord king. It is Elisha, the prophet in Israel, who tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedchamber." 13 He said, "Go and find where he is; I will send and seize him." He was told, "He is in Dothan." 14 So he sent horses and chariots there and a great army; they came by night, and surrounded the city. 15 When an attendant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. His servant said, "Alas, master! What shall we do?" 16 He replied, "Do not be afraid, for there are more with us than there are with them." 17 Then Elisha prayed: "O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see." So the Lord opened the eyes of the servant, and he saw; the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18 When the Arameans came down against him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, and said, "Strike this people, please, with blindness." So he struck them with blindness as Elisha had asked. 19 Elisha said to them, "This is not the way, and this is not the city; follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek." And he led them to Samaria. 20 As soon as they entered Samaria, Elisha said, "O Lord, open the eyes of these men so that they may see." The Lord opened their eyes, and they saw that they were inside Samaria. 21 When the king of Israel saw them he said to Elisha, "Father, shall I kill them? Shall I kill them?" 22 He answered, "No! Did you capture with your sword and your bow those whom you want to kill? Set food and water before them so that they may eat and drink; and let them go to their master." 23 So he prepared for them a great feast; after they ate and drank, he sent them on their way, and they went to their master. And the Arameans no longer came raiding into the land of Israel. (NRSV)
16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: 18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." 20 And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 Then he began to say to them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing." (NRSV)