SUNDAY, August 20, 2017
11th Sunday after Pentecost
10:00 am Service of Worship
Mercy All Around – Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching
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Summer Sermon Series
Roamin’ Through Romans: Summer of Mercy
The worship theme for the summer of 2017 is “Roaming Through Romans: Summer of Mercy.” Throughout many of the weeks of the summer, we will be preaching the lectionary texts for Paul’s Letter to the Romans.
The letter to the Romans is a very important letter in the New Testament, and has played a crucial role in the Protestant Reformation, in Christian thinking generally, and in the lives of individual Christians. It is a challenging letter, which roots our faith in the righteousness of God.
Alongside Romans, we will be considering a variety of ‘acts of mercy’ as the Christian tradition has discerned them: visiting the prisoner, forgiving all injuries, giving drink to the thirsty, sheltering the homeless, etc.
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT THE MOVIES
Along with our sermon series dealing with the Letter to the Romans, we will offer four Wednesday nights at the movies. Each movie will thematically be linked with the sermon topic to be preached on the following Sunday. The movies will be shown in Fellowship Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. Movie goers may wish to bring a comfortable chair (lawn chair) and “movie snacks” to share.
About Worship Services at Lewinsville
Services are held each Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. with the exception of the summer months when services are combined into one service at 10:00 a.m. Monthly Contemplative Worship (Taizé worship) is held in the chapel, the first Sunday of the month at 7:00 p.m. READ MORE about Taizé worship.
The sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated at morning worship services on the first Sunday of each month. Holy Communion is also celebrated on special days throughout the year. All Christian believers and their baptized children are welcome at the Lord’s table.
The sacrament of Baptism is administered during morning worship (usually on the third Sunday) by arrangement with the pastors and the Session.
At Lewinsville, we have intentionally scheduled the Church School hour and Worship Services at different times to allow children to participate in and experience worship. READ MORE about Children in Worship. Lewinsville also provides nursery care for infants and small children during the worship service and the Christian Education hour. READ MORE about nursery care.
Special worship services of music are planned during Advent and Lent with added musical instrumentation. Two cantatas are presented each year by the our Children’s and Youth Choirs.
Special Evening Worship
- Ash Wednesday Service- 7:30 p.m.
- Longest Night Service on December 21st – 7:30 p.m.
- Christmas Eve Family Service – 4:30 p.m.
- Christmas Eve Festival Communion Services – 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Holy Week Services – all services begin at 7:30 p.m.
- Maundy Thursday Communion
- Good Friday Tenebrae
- Saturday Great Vigil of Easter
- 9:00 a.m. Holy Communion Celebration with Choir & Brass
- 11:00 a.m. Holy Communion Celebration with Choir & Brass
About Taizé Contemplative Worship
Taizé is a place hidden away in the hills of Burgundy, France. It is an ecumenical community of brothers whose worship is at the heart of their life. Worship at the Taizé community happens thrice daily and is called Taizé prayer. Taizé prayer has two essential elements: song and silence.
The Taizé songs are a form of sung prayer. The songs are short chants (usually words from scripture) that are repeated over and over giving them a meditative quality. The silence during Taizé prayer a time of listening, a time to have one’s soul open for God.
On November 6 at the All Saints Taizé worship, we will give thanks to God for the Communion of Saints and for those who have died in the faith. Bring a flat bottomed candle to light in celebration of and to remember loved ones who are with the Lord.