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 “Blessed Are Your Eyes and Your Ears”, from Matthew 13:1-23.
Newcomer Reception — 4th Sunday morning during fellowshipThursday Morning Women's Bible Study — Every Thursday Friday Morning Women's Bible Study — Every Other Friday
Prayer Meeting this Saturday at 9am (RRC). Join the elders in Room 104 as we pray for our church, community and world. Please enter through the side entrance by the parking lot.
Rwanda missions trip interest meeting this Sunday.Interested in serving with APC-supported missionaries Ben and Susie Thomas this summer in Kigali, Rwanda? Join with others from the APC family to help with VBS at Kigali International Community School. There will be an interest meeting this Sunday from 12:30-1pm at the West Braddock Road Campus. If you are unable to attend, contact Mike Powell (firstname.lastname@example.org), Andrew Schad (email@example.com), or Leslie Barefoot (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional details. Dates are late July/early August 2019.
APC Youth Choir practice begins this Sunday. The APCYouth Choir play a vital role in recounting our Savior’s Passion and resurrection during the Easter season. They will be singing in the Russell Road Palm Sunday (April 14), Good Friday (April 19), and Easter (April 21) services. All youth ages 8 and up are encouraged to participate (treble singers). We’ll rehearse in Rm. 104 on Sundays from 10:15-10:45am beginning this Sunday, February 10 through April 14, and in the sanctuary on Saturday, April 6 from 9-10:30 am. We encourage your child to come this Sunday even if they are not yet signed up. Please sign up by emailing email@example.com.
Prayer time on Saturday, February 16 at WBRC, Fellowship Hall. The Prayer Committee invites you to join them Saturday, February 16 from 11am-12pm to pray for the future of APC as we seek the Lord’s vision. Folks are encouraged to join for whatever time they are able to give and raise their voices and prayers to God. They will meet the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Next Baptism is February 17. If you would like to have your child or children baptized, please contact Sue Edwards, Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Baby Bottle Campaign—bottles due Sunday, February 17. Help support Sanctity of Life Ministries (SLM) medical outreach to women in crisis pregnancies through their Baby Bottle Campaign! Please pick up a bottle after worship, take it home and fill it up with change, cash or a check and return it by Sunday February 17. Donations made will be given to support SLM’s two medical pregnancy centers in Alexandria and Fairfax.
Safety Training, February 24 at 10:45am (RRC). Are you currently serving in or interested in working in the nursery, children’s or elderly ministries? We would love for you to join us for our Safety Training Course. Together on February 24th we will view videos from MinistrySafe and discuss how we can work together to ensure we protect our most vulnerable populations. No need to sign up ahead of time. Just come to Room 303 on 2/24 at 10:45. We require all volunteers to take this training every 3 years to help equip us as we serve together in these ministries. Unable to join us on the 24th? We can send you a link to the online training. Please email Erin Williams at email@example.com if you have any questions.
All-Church Dinner—March 9, 6-8pm (RRC). Join us to celebrate APC’s 30 year anniversary with an evening of food, music, and fellowship with your APC church family. This year’s All-Church Dinner is going back to the 80s era, complete with TV dinners, trivia, 80s classics, and a cookie baking contest. We’ll also pull out the highlight reel featuring some of the memorable moments over the 30 years God has given us together. Registration starts this Sunday, February 10 after worship at both campuses. The cost is $13/per person or $50 max per family. Childcare is provided for children 7 and under. We encourage those who are interested to come in your best 80s attire. However, coming in costume is optional—come either way!
Project Paraguay Missions Trip Opportunity. Interested in serving APC partner churches in Paraguay this summer? Join your brothers and sisters in Christ from northern Virginia churches on this 10-day trip to help build the church in Marin, add school rooms for the Barrio Parque church, and conduct outreach and educational activities. Dates are July 26-August 5, 2019. Estimated cost is $1,600. Deadline to sign up is February 28. Contact APC Missions Committee - Eleanor Nagy at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or Albert Veldhuyzen at email@example.com. More details are in the attachment.
The People of APC recently launched on Facebook and Instagram. We will soon create a web page where all stories will be included, but in the meantime, attached is a pdf of last week's 3 stories. We encourage you to follow Alexandria Presbyterian Church on Facebook and Instagram. Would you like to share your story? It's easy! You can learn how to do so here. We encourage people of all ages and all walks of life to send us your story!
2018 contribution statements are available online through the APC website member area. If you have already signed up for the My Info and Church Directory, simply log in and click on the giving tab, select 2018. Your information is there to print directly. If you haven’t yet signed up for this access, please take advantage of this feature. You will be able to view the online directory, giving history and all of the member area of the APC website. If you are signing up for the first time, you need to use the e-mail address that the church has on file for you. To receive your statement by e-mail or a paper copy in the mail, please e-mail Vicki Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers needed for Children’s Bible Class at WBRC. Each Sunday, children ages 2-5 are invited to attend a Bible class which meets during the sermon at the West Braddock Road service. Little ones learn new Bible songs, lessons, and memory verses during class. God is blessing us with a growing number of children, and therefore we hope to multiply the class, as well as expand the ages. In order to do this, we need more volunteers! If you are interested or would like more info, please contact Nursery Supervisor Erin Furgerson at email@example.com.
Giving at a GlanceYTD Giving (July-November 2018) $675,665YTD Budget (July-November 2018) $729,176Difference $-53,511 (93%)
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Manna meals for the McGahey family. The McGahey family welcomed son Shawn Garrett on January 28! To bless them with a meal, please sign up here.
Communion this Sunday. Please prepare your heart to receive communion this Sunday. During the passing of the bread, each plate will contain wheat bread and gluten-free crackers.
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-November 2018) $675,665YTD Budget (July-November 2018) $729,176Difference $-53,511 (93%)