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, “Worshipping the Trinitarian God", from Matthew 3:13-17.
Newcomer Reception — 4th Sunday morning during fellowshipThursday Morning Women's Bible Study — Every Thursday Friday Morning Women's Bible Study — Every Other Friday
Teen Mission Fundraiser this Saturday, July 14 from 8am-12pm. 100% of teens that GO on short-term missions are sent by a community of friends and family by prayer and financial sacrifice! Do you want to be on the team that SENDS this summer’s team to YL Capernaum Camp alongside teens with disabilities? A car wash will be held this Saturday, July 14 from 8am-12pm at Alexandria Presbyterian Church West Braddock Road Campus (1302 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria VA 22302). We’ll get your car sparkling clean and you’ll help some teens accomplish what the Lord has called them to do. Donations accepted.
Prayer Meeting this Saturday at 9am (RRC). Join us in Room 104 as we pray for our church, community and world. Please enter down the stairs by the kitchen.
“Parent’s Night Out” is this Saturday, July 14 from 5-9 p.m. at the Russell Road Campus! We will provide a meal, movie, and lots of fun activities, inside and outside, weather permitting. We are asking for a free will donation towards our Rwanda Mission’s expense. If you are interested in coming, please email Laura Coit at email@example.com with your child’s name and age. We look forward to having a super fun and safe evening with your children. Thank you! The Rwanda Mission’s Team.
New Sunday school classes begin this Sunday (RRC, 10:45am). Be sure to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to study and apply Scripture with others. The following two classes are being offered for the next six weeks:-Augustine’s Confessions, Led by Steve Cooney and Pastor Josh Diack, Chapel, July 15 - August 19.Augustine of Hippo is undoubtedly one of the greatest thinkers of Christian antiquity, and his Confessions are one of the great works of Western literature. In this intensely personal narrative, Augustine relates his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of power at the imperial court in Milan, his struggle against the domination of his sexual nature, his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage, and the recovery of the faith his mother Monica had taught him during his childhood. As a class, we will aim to discuss the confessions and further unpack a few key themes found in it. In doing so, we will reflect upon God’s marvelous grace in the life of Augustine, a man who like all of us, desperately needed it. Books will be available at the first and second week of class. -Parent and Children’s Sunday School, Led by Pastor Chris Sicks & others, Fellowship Hall, July 15 - August 19. This joint class is for rising 1st graders through rising 5th graders and their parent(s). Topics will include Prayer, Worship, Family Communication, Outreach, and more. Time will also be given for parent & child conversations within the class. We will hold this class in half of the Fellowship Hall and the content will be different week to week, so if you miss a class it’s not a problem. No other Sunday School for elementary-age children will be offered during these weeks.
Koinonia, our 20s-30s ministry, meets Tuesday, July 17, at 7pm at WBRC. We will gather for dinner, enjoy fellowship with each other, and study God’s Word together.
APC Men and Meats. Please join the men of APC for a cookout on Saturday, July 21 from 1-3pm at the home of Gary and Lois Roberts (4320 Louis Place; Alexandria 22304), which is about a 7 minute drive from the Braddock Road campus. This will be a great summertime opportunity to enjoy fellowship (and assorted barbecued meats!) with the men of APC men -- to both reconnect with existing friends and meet some men you haven’t yet met. Please RSVP at the Information Booth at either campus on Sunday.
New Officer Training Interest Meeting and Lunch, July 22, 12:30-1:30pm at WBRC. APC men, if you are interested in knowing more about being a deacon or elder, or if God may be calling you to be an officer, join Pastors Tom Holliday and Chris Sicks to learn more. An overview of both offices will be given as well as summer reading materials to help you prepare for the officer training class this Fall. The July 22 meeting will be held at the West Braddock Road Campus, with lunch provided. For more information or to sign up, contact Sue Edwards, Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will you help the APC mission team that is headed to Rwanda this summer? APC-supported missionaries Ben and Susie Thomas (B2theworld.com) have asked our team if we would bring school supplies for their family and miscellaneous household items that are difficult to acquire in Rwanda. Additionally, the team is gathering items necessary to lead a VBS for the staff children of Kigali International Community School and for local ministries that we will be serving. A list of requested items is attached. If you are interested in donating specific items, please bring them to a team member at church or contact Laura or Rob Coit by email (email@example.com) or phone (202) 436-4177. Any contribution is most welcome. We would need items no later than July 22. Thank you for considering supporting the Thomas family and the Rwanda mission team!
Need a book recommendation for your summer commute, beach read, or road trip? Join other APC Women by adding one of these selections to your summer reads: Just Open the Door by Jen Schmidt, Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman, or The Turquoise Table by Kristin Schell. All speak to loving your neighbor and doing kingdom work with differing and winsome messages. Choose the one that appeals to you, read it at your leisure this summer, and then gather in August with other APC women to compare notes and consider what ideas you might bring into your work space, condo building, or neighborhood this fall. August discussion dates will be announced soon. Questions? Contact Lynn Streett or Staci Root at firstname.lastname@example.org. For those of you reading "Just Open the Door" by Jen Schmidt, you may be interested in this upcoming seminar at RTS: The Gospel & My Neighbor: Applied Theology through Hospitality. You can learn more and register here.
needs and prayers-
Prayers for the Balmers. Please pray for Tom Balmer in the loss of his mother, Helen, who passed away on June 29. Pray that God will give the Balmer family peace and comfort in this time of sadness, strength for their exhaustion, and safe travels for family and friends. Pray that tomorrow’s funeral service, which is being held in Boyertown, PA, will glorify God and minister to family and friends.
The Menzels welcome a boy! Rob and Emily Menzel welcomed son William “Liam” Joseph into the world on June 24, weighing 8lbs 0oz and 20.5 inches. To bless the Menzel family with a meal, please sign up here.
The Balagizis welcome a girl! Didier and Sifa Balagizi welcomed Anna Neema on July 2,weighing 8 lbs 9 oz. Sifa and Anna are doing great, and they wish to thank all God’s people for the prayers. Info for Manna Meals will be coming soon!
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: Erin Furgerson, Nursery Coordinator, or Sue Edwards, Office Manager
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, Operations 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.
Fourth Sunday of the month, 5pm - prayer meeting at Russell Road in the Chapel
Second Saturday of the month, 9:00am — Room #104. Praying with our Elders for our church.
Intercessory Prayer Team — Contact Pastor Tom Holliday for details.
YTD Giving (July-April) $1,462,686YTD Budget (July-April) $1,570,982Difference $108,296 (93%)