Sunday, November 1, 2020
All Saints Sunday
11:00 am – Online Service of Worship – Click Here
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper (virtually)
A Blessed Life – Rev. Dr. Scott Ramsey, preaching
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, in-person worship has been temporarily suspended. Our online worship is recorded by participants both in the sanctuary and at home.
Please help us let folks without computer/internet know they can dial-in by phone to participate in each service at the specified times. The dial-in number is 571-261-7385. Thank you.
WORSHIP SERIES for NOVEMBER:
SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD
During the month of November, our guiding theme in our worship will be taken from Matthew 6:33, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God.” Much of our attention may be drawn during the coming weeks to the presidential election and the political life of our country. (Though it is surely the case that, here in the DC area, our attention is often drawn to political life!) As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are in the position of having “dual citizenship.” We are citizens of the United States, but we are also citizens of the kingdom of heaven (Phil. 3:20). The early church father Augustine of Hippo referred to these as the “City of God” and the “Earthly City.”
- How do these citizenships relate to each other?
- What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of God?
- What implications does that citizenship have for our involvement in the ‘earthly city’?
- What kind of freedom does our citizenship in the kingdom of God give us?
This sermon series will give us an opportunity to reflect on this theme in our lives at this moment.
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.
Our 8:30 a.m. service is designed to be a simple, less liturgical and more intimate service of worship. Communion is served every Sunday at this service. All are welcome at the Lord’s table.
Our 11:00 a.m. service is more traditional, with the sacrament of Holy Communion celebrated 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 at the 11:00 a.m. service) 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.
Special Evening Worship
- Ash Wednesday Service- Noon and 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 (plus a noon service)
- Saturday Great Vigil of Easter
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.
We will experience Taizé worship the first Sunday of each month (October through June) at 7:00 p.m. Join us.
Taizé Worship for MAY 3, 2020
CLICK HERE to download/view the Taizé Bulletin.