The First Sunday of October: World Communion Sunday As part of World Communion Sunday, we will celebrate Love Feast immediately following Sunday’s morning worship. The deacons will serve a simple meal, the elements of Holy Communion will be offered, and feet washing stations will be available in keeping with Jesus’ instructions in John 13. All are invited to come and participate at their own comfort level. Come to eat, come to experience, come to observe, come to serve. To read more about the Love Feast check out the following website: http://www.brethren.org/about/practices.html#lovefeast
Sign up To Be in the Next Pictorial Directory The pictorial directory is one way to help you get to know the Manassas Church of the Brethren family. Thanks to all who got their pictures taken this month, we are well on our way to having a full compliment of photos. There is one more opportunity to participate: Wednesday, October 5, from 2 – 9 p.m. The photography sessions will be on the main level. Check-in will be in the library and photos will be taken in room 207. You will receive a complimentary 8x10 photo and have the opportunity to purchase additional settings. Here are three ways to schedule your appointment: Online – Click “Schedule a Portrait Session” below. Call the Church Office at 703-3684783, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am–2:00 pm.
Of all the different trees in the Garden of Eden, only two were given special attention by God. One was called the Tree of Life. The other, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Of the two, only the second is forbidden. The first is commended. Which will we choose?
our first step on this road we make by walking, is a step into the wonder and awe of existence itself. McLaren writes: “The first and greatest surprise — a miracle, really — is this: that anything exists at all, and that we get to be part of it.”
Together we help each other grow in faith and make a difference in the lives of those around us. We support each other. We challenge each other. And we encourage each other to let God shape life’s priorities and give us purpose. What to expect.