This Weekend

LAST QUILTING SESSIONS OF 2018Saturday, Sept. 8 (9am-noon) and “Celebration” Tuesday, Sept. 11 (12-3pm).
Come behold God’s work at the “Blessing of the Quilts” during services on September 29 & 30.

SIGN-UP DEADLINE IS SEPT 9—For  ECHO’s Sept 25th trip to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. Payment is due to Marian by Sept 16. Contact Marian Rognlien at 703-754-9221 or

OSLC KEY HOLDERS—After attending a church event or activity, please make sure to lock the front door on your way out to ensure the security of the facility. Thank you!

Coming Soon

HANDBELLS—Practice begins Mon, Sept. 10 at 7pm in Room 6. Open to anyone middle-school age through adults. The commitment can be flexible. Ability to read music preferred. Interested? Contact Susan Kiser at 540-341-3012 or

CONFIRMATION CLASS FORMING NOW—For 7th-8th graders and above, classes meet on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Palms classroom. Pastor Michael and Renee Breeding lead.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY OF BY HEARTDave Raecke leads the continuation of this text in Room 6 at 10am on Thursdays.

LADIES ADULT BIBLE STUDY—Meets on Tuesdays at 10am in the library. The class will study Bitten by a Camel by Kent Dobson. All are welcome.

PLANNING FOR SOCIAL SECURITY—Attend this free seminar on Wed, Sept. 12 at 5:30 and 7pm. Thrivent Financial guest speaker Mark Mueller, CFP®, ChFC®, will cover: Social Security and strategies for maximizing your benefits; the ideal time to apply for SS; how to  minimize taxes on your SS benefits. Email or call 301-515-3312 to reserve your place. Refreshments.

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF PERSONAL CARE KITS—When natural disasters or political conflicts strike, families have little chance to gather belongings before fleeing the danger.  They arrive in a refugee camp scared, vulnerable, and dirty from travel.  The fresh scent of soap and softness of a towel are reminders of someone’s concern for them.  We will collect items for the kits during September.  Please bring your items to the church by September 29/30 to be assembled into kits.  To make up a full kit, please provide all of the listed items, and only those listed—no additions or substitutions.  If you wish, you can donate funds for shipping and completing the kits. It costs about $2.65 per kit to add toothpaste to each kit and to ship it overseas.

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY IS ONGOING—Jesus Said More About Money Than Love. FPU is a 10-week class that reveals the Bible’s practical and relevant wisdom on saving, spending, debt and even investing that applies to your life today. Classes are on Sunday mornings in the Room 6 from 9:30-11am. Child care is available. Call Tom or Donna Bartkiewicz at 540-349-9753.

ALTAR FLOWERS—brighten every worship service. If you provide them, they can brighten your home after the 10:30 service. Please consider signing up. Thanks.

HELP SOMEBODY AT RISK—The CDC encourages Americans to learn about warning signs of suicide. A resource is the website To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

ONLINE GIVING—To donate by credit or bank card, go to our Donate page or use your QR reader to read this code.