October 23, 2017

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10:00 a.m. Worship

with Holy Communion


9:00 a.m. Learning Hour

for Adults & Confirmation Class



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 October 1 - November 19, 2017, Sundays at 9:00 a.m.


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Conversations with Martin Luther's 

Small Catechism


As we celebrate the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation,

join us in this adult study to experience the Small Catechism

in a new way.  Vibrant illustrations, photos, and commentary

illuminate the theology and the history behind the explanations

and connect them to our lives today.  For both those experienced

and new to the Small Catechism.  Books available at the class.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness MonthPurple ribbon.svg

Statistics, provided by Shelter House, a community-based, non-profit organization serving homeless families and victims of domestic abuse in Fairfax County, Virginia:

  • 1-in-4 women will be a victim of Domestic Violence in her lifetime. That is more than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined.
  • 99% of all cases of Domestic Violence include financial abuse.
  • More than 3 million children witness Domestic Violence each year, which:
    delays academic success
    leads to behavioral issues, delinquencies and substance abuse
    teaches them that violence is a normal way of life - therefore,
                 increasing their risk of becoming society's next generation
                 of victims and abusers
  • Domestic Violence affects all. It cost the U.S. economy more than $83 billion each year, is the leading cause for family homelessness and is the single largest category of calls received by local police.
  • Domestic violence thrives when we are silent, but if we take a stand and work together as a community, we can make a difference.

To learn more or donate to Shelter House, please visit their website at www.shelterhouse.org

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Please stand by our neighbors as we begin the long road to recovering from recent hurricanes in the U.S. and Caribbean, to earthquakes in Mexico, New Zealand and Japan, to refugee crises in Syria, Myanmar and several other nations.  Lutheran Disaster Response is at work around the world. This year has been an especially challenging year for millions of people who have been impacted by natural disasters, famine and war or violence.  Lutheran Disaster Response’s affiliate is actively present, collaborating with community myanmar3leaders and officials to initiate the proper responses, particularly the long-term recovery efforts. Recovery efforts are expected to take years, and Lutheran Disaster Response will be there to accompany those affected through every phase of this disaster.


Please help support the relief efforts with your gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response

Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support.

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