THIS SUNDAY AT ALEXANDRIA PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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 “Receiving the Gift”, from Acts 2:22-41.


Russell Road Central Campus (Directions)

8:50am Service:  View the Worship Bulletin


West Braddock Road Campus (Directions)

11:00 am Service:  View the Worship Bulletin



Weekly Announcements

Holy Week and Easter at APC. Join us for worship at these special services:


Good Friday Service, “Wondrous Love”—April 19, 7:30-9pm (prelude at 7:15pm), RRC Sanctuary. Join us for a special evening of worship and the Lord’s Supper, reflecting on the sacrificial love of our Savior. Childcare available for ages 6 and under. 


Easter Sunday Sunrise Service—April 21, 7:00am, Market Square in Old Town, 301 King Street

Easter Sunday Worship—April 21, 8:50am at RRC; 11am at WBRC.

 

It's not too late! Sign-up to help with Easter Sunday hospitality. We are still in need of additional food donations for the Easter Sunday fellowship time at both campuses. We could use more fruit, pastries or finger type appetizer  food. In addition to bringing food, you may also sign up to help with food preparation beginning at 8am at the Russell Road Campus.  We also need help with clean up after both fellowship times. If you would like to help in any way, please contact Vicki Wolfe by this evening (Wednesday) at vicki.wolfe@alexandriapres.org.

 

Spread the Word about the Easter Sunrise Service at Market Square! Volunteers are needed to hand out invitation cards. Gather at Market Square (corner of King and North Royal) in Old Town Alexandria this Saturday, April 20, at 7am. Contact Doug Shipley to let him know you’ll attend at shiplegd@yahoo.comor 703-608-4500.

 

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20. Join us at 10am for an egg hunt and time of fellowship! We will gather outside at our West Braddock Road Campus, 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 lklsanders@gmail.com, and include the number of adults and children attending (along with the children’s ages), so that we can make sure to have enough eggs and food. Please also let Laura know if you are able to help with set-up or clean-up.


Prayer time on Saturday, April 20 in the RRC Chapel. The Prayer Committee invites you to join them this Saturday from 11am-12pm to pray for the future ofAPC 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. This meeting happens the 3rd Saturday of every month.


Children's, Youth and Adult Sunday school classes will not be meeting this Sunday. Parents, please pick up your children from nursery promptly after worship concludes. PROTAS and Explorers are also canceled for Sunday evening.

 

Informational Meeting on Sunday April 28—APC’s Building Update. Please plan to attend an informational meeting to present current information on the new building for the West Braddock Road site. We will meet in the Sanctuary at RRC from 5-6pm. Nursery and Explorers will take place from 5-7pm, and PROTAS teens will begin after the informational meeting at 6pm. 

 

APC Men’s Retreat—May 3-5 at Massanetta Springs, VA. You can sign up here, or at either campus after worship on Sunday. Our keynote speaker for the weekend will be Rev. Glenn Hoburg from Grace D.C. PCA. Glenn will be speaking to the weekend’s theme of “Living Stone” from 1 Peter 2:4-5. On Friday, May 3, plan to take the day off (or half day off) of work and join us for hiking, fishing and hanging out while enjoying the smell of roasting pig! The pig roast dinner will be from 5:30-8 pm. You don’t want to miss this! The cost of the retreat is $155/person for a standard room or $185 for the more spacious rooms with private bathrooms.  Please don’t let finances be a reason for you not to attend.  We have both partial and full scholarships available and want you to be able to join us.  Please email Pastor Josh Diack at josh.diack@alexandriapres.org if you would like a scholarship. We also have carpooling available so keep that in mind if transportation is required.

 

Interested in joining the Rwanda mission trip this summer? We are looking for additional people to join our team heading to Kigali, Rwanda to serve withAPC-supported missionaries Ben and Susie Thomas. Dates are late July/early August 2019. Please contact Allison Dixon at allison.dixon@alexandriapres.orgfor more info.

 

The Thursday Ladies Bible study will begin a new 6 week series on April 25. We will be using a book entitled  “Forgiveness: Breaking the Power of the Past” by Kay Arthur, David and BJ Lawson.  Forgiveness is a need of every human heart.  No one escapes either the need for it, or the need to extend it to others.  Because it is such a part of each of our stories, you’d think we’d be really good at it.  But, we’re not.  We all have much to learn about the life-giving way of forgiveness.  Come study with us as we explore Jesus’ heart on this topic.  We meet in room 303 from 9:45-11:30 each Thursday.  Childcare is provided.  Please RSVP to Lynn Streett at lynn.streett79@gmail.com, or sign up in the fellowship hall.  If you have any questions, please give Lynn a call at 703-942-8075.


APC Softball. Come and cheer our team on to victory! All games are played at Four Mile Run field. Players: arrive 20-30 minutes before game time and notify your coach if you cannot attend. More information about APC softball is available in the member area of the APC website. Next match-ups are:


4/22 6:30 PM ILC vs. APC 

4/25 6:30PM APC vs. FBCA

Newcomers’ Fellowship Dinner, Saturday, May 18, 6-8pm. If you’ve been attending APC for one week or several months, Christian and Christine Brittle invite you to their home, 2707 2nd St S, Arlington, VA 22204, for food and fellowship. You’ll have a chance to meet church officers and staff, ask questions and learn more about the ministry God is building here. Childcare is provided. Please RSVP to Sue Edwards at sue.edwards.alexandriapres.org and indicate if you will need childcare and the number and ages of your children.


Inquirer’s Class May 31-June 1 at WBRC. If you are interested in membership or in gaining a deeper understanding of APC, you should attend this class. You will receive an introduction to Christianity, the PCA, and the specific vision/mission and philosophy of ministry at APC. Membership is open to all who profess faith in Christ and believe the basic teachings of the Christian faith. Attending the class does not obligate you to join the church. The Friday night session is from 6:30-9pm starting with a dinner, and the Saturday session is from 9am-3pm. Please RSVP to Office Manager Sue Edwards at sue.edwards@alexandriapres.org or sign-up on Sunday if you wish to attend, and indicate if you have childcare needs. Scholarships are available to help with in-home childcare costs for Friday evening, and childcare will be provided at the church on Saturday.


Giving at a Glance

YTD Giving (July 1 - March 31)       $1,389,262

YTD Budget                                     $1,385,652

Difference                                            $+$3,610   (100.26%)

Needs and Prayers

Parking on Easter morning.  If you are attending the RRC service on Sunday morning, please keep in mind that our parking lot will be very full. Please consider parking on Russell Road or across the street at the Country Day School if you are able. If you are attending the WBRC service, please do not park on Roosevelt Street in front of any homes. You may park in the lot, on the side of Roosevelt next to the church, on West Braddock Road, or the Scottish Rite Temple lot.