For Sunday’s worship service. Pray for our worship this Sunday as we hear God’s Word. Ask the Lord to bless Pastor Tom Holliday, as he prepares his sermon, “Boasting in One Thing”, from Galatians 6:11-18.
Newcomer Reception — 4th Sunday morning during fellowshipThursday Morning Women's Bible Study — Every Thursday Friday Morning Women's Bible Study — Every Other Friday
Men’s Breakfast, Saturday, March 24, 8:30-10:30am in the Fellowship Hall at RRC. The men of APC are invited to gather for a time of fellowship over breakfast. After breakfast, we’ll have an engaging panel of speakers, comprised of your fellow APC men, who will share their thoughts about the challenges of striking the right home-work balance and as well as the challenge of being men of the Gospel in our workplaces. Please sign up for the breakfast in the Fellowship Hall after worship at either campus.
Rwanda Missions Team Fundraiser, March 24, 5-9pm, RRC Fellowship Hall. Our Rwanda Missions team will be heading to Rwanda for the first two weeks of August, and we are offering babysitting date nights as one of our fundraisers! All donations are accepted and appreciated. We will have lots of fun games and dinner/snacks along with a movie night for children of all ages. RSVP to Tracy Powell at email@example.com or 703.328.9763. Please let us know your children’s names and ages. Day of Prayer and Fasting, March 28. On this Day of Prayer and Fasting among the APC members, the Elders are praying that God will do a good work in the hearts of all who are seeking Him. We will provide a list of specific items for prayer in the upcoming Weekly APC Email, along with information on fasting.
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 31. Join us at 10am for an egg hunt and time of fellowship! We will gather outside at our West Braddock Road location, 1302 West Braddock Road. Light refreshments will be served and Easter eggs will be provided. Please invite your family and friends, and bring a basket for your child(ren) to collect the eggs. RSVP to Laura Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the number of adults and children attending (along with the children’s ages).
Holy Week and Easter at APC. Join us for worship at these special services:
Good Friday Service, “Around the Table of the King”—March 30, 7:30pm (prelude at 7:15pm), Sanctuary. Reflect on the Last Supper and our Savior’s death with scripture readings, singing, special music, communion and a meditation. Childcare available for ages 5 and under.
Easter Sunday Sunrise Service—April 1, 7:00am, Market Square in Old Town, 301 King Street Easter Sunday Worship—April 1, 8:50am at RRC; 11am at WBRC.
Sign-up to help with Easter Sunday hospitality. We would like to invite you to bring some special finger food snacks for the Easter Sunday fellowship time at both campuses. In addition to bringing food, you may also sign up to help with food prep beginning at 8am at the Russell Road campus or 9:45am at the West Braddock Road campus. We also need help with clean up after both fellowship times. Sign-up today in the Fellowship Hall or at the Information Booth. If you would like to help in any way, please contact Vicki Wolfe at email@example.com.
C.S. Lewis Institute Applications due April 15. APC highly recommends the CSLI Fellows Program. If you are interested in applying to be a Fellow, visit the website below or speak to someone at APC after worship today through March 11. This year-long discipleship program is for believers who are already established in their faith, are highly motivated to grow deeper in their knowledge of and obedience to Jesus Christ, and who desire for God to use them more effectively in the work of His Kingdom. The Program focuses on the integration of heart and mind in a small group context, and is designed to dramatically alter the trajectory of spiritual growth. A combination of focused Bible study, dynamic teachers, classic writers, experienced mentors, effective small groups and active response to the Word and the Spirit helps believers mature in their ability to articulate, defend and joyfully live out their faith in public and personal life. More info: cslewisinstitute.org/DC_Metro_Area_Fellows. Also, if you are interested in being a mentor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. We hope to match up APC Fellows and Mentors in small groups to go through the program together next year.
Volunteer Ministry Opportunities
Nursery Volunteers. The nursery is an important ministry to our littlest ones. Volunteers typically help out one worship service per quarter.
Contact: Sue Edwards, Operations Manager; or Erin Furgerson, Nursery Coordinator
Coffee Ministry. The Coffee Ministry serves light refreshments each Sunday during fellowship time. We need new team members to serve on teams of four. Likely, you will only be scheduled one Sunday per quarter. Contact: Vicki Wolfe, Building Manager
Ushers: As an usher, you help the Deacons collect tithes and offerings and give a big smile to the folks in the pews as you pass the collection bags. With a few more ushers added to the team, this is a five minute task done in three months spread throughout the year. Contact: Marc and Ramona Smith
Greeters: Greeters assure that members, regular attendees, and every person who visits APC are warmly welcomed at each service. They also assure that visitors receive information about the church and ministry opportunities. Greeters are scheduled in teams of 4-5 people for 2 weeks at a time, typically 2-3 times a year.
Social Committee. Community requires connection, and the Social Committee’s role is to foster that connection by dreaming up and planning fun events for the whole church. The committee typically meets 4-6 times per year to enjoy a great meal and plan events big and small. Contact: Josh Diack, Pastor of Congregational Life
Bus Drivers. APC’s bus ministry is looking for a few more drivers to attend to our seniors’ ministry and other church events. Driving the bus requires a Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL). Contact: Mike McMullen, Deacon
Communion Setup Volunteers Needed. Are you interested in preparing the elements for APC’s monthly celebration of the Lord’s Table? A few more volunteers are needed to serve quarterly. All the elements are on hand, and your role would be to prepare them for service. Contact: Sue Edwards, Office Manager
Openers Ministry While APC has grown considerably, and we are in need of additional volunteers to join the team that opens the building each Sunday for worship. Contact: Tom Mood
Fellowship Hall Re-set. We are in need of volunteers who are willing to “reset” the Fellowship Hall after Sunday School, in preparation for Sunday night ministries. This typically takes 10-15 minutes each Sunday, and involves putting all chairs and tables back into the storage room. It’s quick, it’s easy, and could use your leadership. Contact: Tom Mood
Audio: The audio ministry requires a heart for ministry, a mechanical mind, and an ear for music. Volunteers run sound once a month on Sundays and possibly serve for special services. Contact: Trevor Manor, Director of Music Ministries
Photography: Photographs of APC events are desired for the newsletter, Facebook, videos, etc. and require a photographer with an artistic sense and their own equipment. Contact: Trevor Manor, Director of Music Ministries
PROTAS/Youth Volunteers. Consider joining APC’s kingdom-building youth ministry by coming alongside teenagers as a friend and discipler. Cross-generational ministry is hard work, but what teens often more remember is the person who earned their trust.Contact: Adam LeRoy, Director of Youth Ministries
Explorers and Children’s Church Volunteers. Investing in the future is what volunteering in Children’s Ministry is about. Would you consider investing in our children at Children’s Church or Explorers? A few more pairs are needed for leading Children’s Church for 45 minutes during worship. More leaders—particularly men—are needed to lead Explorer classes from 5-7pm Sundays, including game time, dinner and a lesson.Contact: Leslie Bridge, Director of Children’s Ministries
Every Sunday, 8:30am — Chapel. Praying for our Worship Service.Second Saturday of the month, 9:00am — Room #104. Praying with our Elders for our church.Fourth Wednesday of the month, 5:00pm — Chapel. Praying with our church community.Intercessory Prayer Team — Contact Pastor Tom Holliday for details.
Contributions July 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018: $1,061,363Budget: $1,127,555Difference: $66,192 (94.13% of budget)