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Fairfax Presbyterian
February 22, 2015
10723 Main Street, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 / 703-273-5300
Visitors: Welcome to Fairfax Presbyterian Church
We are glad you have joined us for worship and want you to feel warmly welcomed to this
community of faith. We hope you will experience the Holy Spirit moving in this place through
our worship, fellowship and mission. Please sign the friendship pad, including your name, address, email and phone number so that we might be in touch to welcome you to our congregation. You are invited to join us for a cup of coffee or tea in the narthex following the service.
A special note to children and their parents:
We welcome all children in worship and provide bulletins and worship bags with activities
to engage children during the service that you can pick up on your way into the sanctuary. We
also have a nursery for infants and toddlers up to three years of age in room 245. During the
11:15 service, Sunday Express is ongoing for children preschool through 5th grade. Read
more about it on the Christian Formation page of the bulletin and/or meet a greeter outside the
sanctuary following the conversation with children to find the appropriate room for your child.
Our Gathering Room is now open, across from the parlor, and contains a closed circuit
television showing the worship service. While children are always welcome in worship, we
know that sometimes they need a break. Children can play in the Gathering Room while their
parents watch the service, at any point throughout the morning.
Fairfax Presbyterian Church is
An Uncommon Christian Community
Embracing all people with God’s love and grace.
By the power of the Holy Spirit,
We at FPC worship God with honesty, joy, and imagination;
Nurture our lives of faith in Christ;
Extend hospitality and grace to all people;
Serve a world in need; and
Work for reconciliation among people of diverse perspectives.
If you need a hearing assistance device or large print bulletins,
please see an usher. The sanctuary is equipped with a T Loop System;
set your hearing aid to the “T” position.
Service For The Lord’s Day: First Sunday in Lent
8:45 and 11:15 a.m. services of worship
*Please stand, if you are able. #The ushers will seat worshipers.
Gather Around God’s Word
Jesus, Grant that Balm and Healing
CALL TO WORSHIP (responsive)
L: Today begins the season of Lent.
P: The springtime of our souls.
L: God on high, we praise you!
P: Receive our worship as our gift to you.
L: It is out of love and gratitude that we worship.
P: To you be all glory!
George Theophilus Miles (1913 - 1988)
Henry Brinton
# INTROIT (unison)
* HYMN 634
To God Be the Glory
Yena Hwang
L: We give you glory, Lord, but we need your forgiveness. Hear us as we confess together:
Lord God, we are torn between choices to make and roads to follow. We know that
Jesus alone should be our leader, but we confess that we follow other guides. Keep
our eyes fixed on him and deliver us from the evil that so easily distracts us. We are
so grateful that you love us, forgive us, and heal us with a grace that never runs out.
In the name of Christ we pray. Amen.
Lord Jesus, Think on Me
(Time for silent confession)
L: Hear the good news and believe: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
P: Thanks be to God. Amen.
*RESPONSE TO OUR ASSURANCE Gloria Patri (581 Glory to God)
L: The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also with you.
There is a Balm in Gilead
arr. William Dawson (1899-1990)
Sheri Crotty - soloist, Mary Yee, Julie Jernigan, Rob Porter, John Trevey,
Charlie Brown, Jack McGaughy (8:45)
Sanctuary Choir, Sheri Crotty - soloist (11:15)
Carolyn Gore-Ashe (8:45); Barbara Henderson (11:15)
Jeremiah 31:31-34
The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of
Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors
when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they
broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with
the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write
it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer shall they
teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the Lord,” for they shall all know me, from the
least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their
sin no more.
L: The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God will stand forever.
P: Thanks be to God.
The nursery is available for children under 3 during both services (room 245).
At the 11:15 service, children are invited to Sunday Express.
* HYMN 286
Breathe on Me, Breath of God
(Pass prayer cards to center aisles)
Resetting Your Ethics Setting
Henry Brinton
Samuel Sarpong
We trust in Jesus Christ, fully human, fully God. Jesus proclaimed the reign of God:
preaching good news to the poor and release to the captives, teaching by word and
deed and blessing the children, healing the sick and binding up the brokenhearted,
eating with outcasts, forgiving sinners, and calling all to repent and believe the
gospel. Unjustly condemned for blasphemy and sedition, Jesus was crucified, suffered the depths of human pain and giving his life for the sins of the world. God
raised this Jesus from the dead, vindicating his sinless life, breaking the power of
sin and evil, delivering us from death to life eternal. Amen.
(A Brief Statement of Faith, p. 37 in Glory to God Hymnal, section 2)
Deep River
arr. Robert Shaw/Alice Parker
The Old Hundredth
Accept these gifts, dear God, and use them to help people to know your way — a
way we see most clearly in Jesus. May they feed the hungry, as Jesus did; heal the
ill, as Jesus did; welcome strangers, as Jesus did. In the name of Christ we pray.
Communion will be received at the table. When instructed, please walk to the table via the center of the
Sanctuary, take a piece of bread, dip it in the cup, and partake.
You may then return to your seat by the front aisles.
I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
* HYMN 775
arr. Robert A. Hobby (b.1962)
(We invite you to sit and listen to the Postlude, or depart if you so desire)
CCLI License #824089
Today at FPC
• Hospitality Ministry will meet at 12:30P in the Narthex Extension.
• Health Ministry will meet at 10A in the Library to discuss the possibility of
sponsoring a worship focused on Stress Relief in April 2016. All are welcome
to attend and participate.
• Lenten Devotions begin tonight at 6PM, led by Henry, Yena, and Samuel, as
well as reflections from others about their experiences with Christianity in
other lands with comparisons to here.
OUR ACOLYTE today is James Fink.
OUR USHERS today are Ellen MacGregor, Issac Bumgardner, Eleanor Duffield, Carolyn
Gore-Ashe, Gary Sowers, Rob Updegrove, Cyndy Dailey, Barry Soesanto, Bill Staples,
Mike Stewart, and Jennifer Browne.
nurturing our lives of faith in Christ…
Adult Courses - 10am to 11am
“Basic Bible” is led by Samuel Sarpong, our seminary intern. This class will provide
an opportunity for discussion of the Biblical passage used for the Sunday sermon.
As always, no previous Bible study experience is required. (Room 134)
“Wired Word” is lead by Laurel Ward - a class based on current events making headlines each week. In this discussion class, participants will examine current events
happening in the US and around the world in light of our convictions as followers and
disciples of Jesus Christ. The class will allow participants to reflect and engage in
thought- provoking and stimulating conversations that seek to deepen our understanding of faith in God in this world and age. (Room 110)
“Israel/Palestine: Prospects for Peace.” Join us for a four-week class which will examine this tumultuous sliver of land in the Middle East, looking at underlying issues,
obstacles to resolution, and opportunities for a just peace. Led by Rev. Susan Wilder,
PCUSA minister active in Christian peacemaking efforts, the class begins Sunday,
February 15 and runs through March 8, at the 10:00 education hour. (Room MPR)
Children (PreK-5)
PreK-1st graders will begin with Bible Study “Shine” at 10 am and then continue with
choir following the Conversation with Children.
2nd-3rd graders will begin with Choir with Erin Sanzero at 10 am and then continue
with “Godly Play” following the Conversation with Children.
4th-5th graders will also begin with Choir with Erin Sanzero at 10 am and then continue with Bible Study “Shine” following the Conversation with Children.
Youth (6-12)
**Grades 6-12 will meet in the Sr. High room from 10-11am to make lap blankets for
Fairfax Nursing Center.
Sunday, February 22
Thursday, February 26
8:45 am Worship, Sanctuary
10:00 am Health Meeting, Library
11:15 am Worship, Sanctuary
3:30 pm Praise Band
4:30 pm Youth Fellowship
6:00 pm Lenten Devotions, 234
6:00 pm Joyful Ringers
7:30 pm Sanctuary Choir
Friday, February 27
11:00 am Basic Bible, Parlor
12:00 pm Midday Prayer, Sanctuary
Monday, February 23
7:00 pm Midlife Men, Auld Shebeen
7:15 pm Radiant Ringers
Saturday, February 28
Tuesday, February 24
Sunday, March 1
10:00 am Staff Meeting
10:00 am Purly Gators, Library
6:45 pm Baptism Conf, MPR
7:30 pm Session, MPR
8:45 am Worship, Sanctuary
10:00 am Education Hour
11:15 am Worship, Sanctuary
3:30 pm Praise Band
4:30 pm Youth Fellowship
Wednesday, February 25
Upcoming Messages
Mar 1 8:45 & 11:15 AM - Sermon by Henry Brinton “The Four-Sided Cross”;
Mark 8: 31-38
Mar 8 8:45 & 11:15 AM - Sermon by Henry Brinton “Family Foolishness and
God’s Wisdom”; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Mar 15 8:45 & 11:15 AM - Gifts of Women Sunday, Sermon by Diane Hutchins
February 8, 2015
Last Week
Pledge Update
Month to Date
Year to Date
Last Year
Prayer Concerns
Call 703-273-5300 or email [email protected] to let us know of celebrations or concerns. If an emergency occurs on the weekend, email Henry Brinton at [email protected] or Yena Hwang at [email protected] To receive weekly prayer requests by email, please send your email request to
[email protected]
Ben Campbell shares the joy of his birthday this past week!
Karen & Sal Sparacino ask for prayers for Jackie & Bob Wooldrige as Jackie's mother Phyllis
enters hospice care.
The father of Rick Choi, Dr. David Choi, passed away early Tuesday morning. Rick and
Yena appreciate the prayers and support offered to them throughout this process.
Bill Staples requests prayers for The Sherm Family of Baltimore after their recent loss.
The O'Connell family shares prayers of gratitude for all those that serve and who have died
in service of our country.
Russell Shoup, son of Roger Shoup, died this past Wednesday.
PER CAPITA PLEDGE This contribution enables the administration of the Presbyterian Church
USA to prepare candidates for ministry, support congregations in times of difficulty, manage the relationships between clergy and congregations, and maintain connections between churches across the
country. As part of FPC's pledge, we ask you give $40 per FPC member in your household specifically
to this fund. Members can use the first envelopes in your offering packet to contribute your share. Alternatively, you can clearly mark your per capita contributions using a pew envelope. Online givers
can specify gifts separately using the ‘Per Capita C/Y’ option.(either in the special envelope in your
giving packet, or noted on the MEMO line for online or check donations). THE HOSPITALITY MINISTRY invites you to wear your nametag every Sunday, especially on
the first Sunday of the month ( February 1 for example) when communion is served at the 11:15 service. This will help the servers greet you by name as you receive communion. Thank you for "managing your own nametag" by keeping it in your car, purse, or with your keys. Find your new nametag in
the Narthex Extension or sign up there for a replacement. It's so nice to greet one another by name,
especially for those of us who are name-challenged!
CFM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS to share their mission stories and projects with Sunday Express children. If you would like to share 15-20 mins of your time, telling the kids what kind of mission you are
involved with through FPC, please contact May Bergida at [email protected] or Megan Brancato at
[email protected]
EQUAL EXCHANGE: Equal Exchange's Red Cherry Fund will invest in coffee farmers' education
and growing strategies for the coffee leaf rust epidemic, as they will work to make farms stronger and
plants healthier. Can FPC reach our goal of 400 lb. of coffee by May 31.?
FLOWERS FOR THE SANCTUARY: Please consider giving flowers for a Sunday service through
a local florist in honor of a family member or a special event in your life. There is a sign up board in
the Narthex and instructions on what to do are in an envelope attached to the board.
FPC-V.O.I.C.E. - Calling all supporters to attend a meeting of the Fairfax City Council on Tuesday,
Feb.24. Hear discussion and a vote on a new complex of rental apartments to be built in the city and
learn what percentage of them will be set aside for affordable housing. Meet at the City Hall at 6:30
and look for VOICE supporters in the lobby. If you need a ride or have questions, send email to
[email protected]
ESL TUTORING MISSION: Do you know of an adult second language learner who is seeking individual English language tutoring? The ESL Mission is reaching out for new mid year students and
volunteers. Please call the church office 703- 273-5300 or Ava Wolfram, 703-624-7916,
[email protected]
BASIC BIBLE AND MIDDAY PRAYER meet on Fridays. All are invited to gather for Bible study
at 11 a.m. in the parlor and Midday Prayer at 12 noon in the Sanctuary. No previous experience required.
BAPTISM CONFERENCE March 17 at 6:45PM. in the Multipurpose Room. If you desire baptism for yourself or a child, please call the church office and reserve a spot in this conference with pastors and elders.
WEEKLY LENTEN DEVOTIONS: Please attend a weekly Lenten study, Sundays at 6 pm, in
Room 234 that will be led by Henry Brinton, Yena Hwang, and Samuel Sarpong. The classes will be
based on a book by N. T. Wright, Following Jesus: Biblical Reflections on Discipleship. You can purchase a
copy through Amazon for about $11. Also at each of these sessions, we will get to hear reflections of
some of our members who are from other lands about Christian daily life in those lands and how it
compares with life here. ABENDMUSIK CONCERT on Sunday, March 8 at 4:00PM will feature our own organist
Sanghwa Lee. Admission is FREE. An offering will be collected with proceeds going to fund future
Abendmusik concerts. Please join us!
JOY! MINISTRY is having fun in March by going to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas to see Jesus Christ Superstar on Sunday, March 15 at 2:00PM. Tickets are $25 for adults. $20 for
seniors and students, and $15 for children. Easy to get to (right off on PW Parkway, free parking), we
hope you and your family will join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship. Sign up in the Narthex
by Sunday, March 8. Carpools can be arranged and directions to the theatre will be in the Narthex.
Any questions? Call Marilyn Cromartie at 703 743-5793.
PAUL’S RIDE Saturday, April 25. All FPC cyclists are invited to participate in this Ride for Life,
which supports awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation. To register please go to and click REGISTER. Paul's Ride will be held at the Reston Town Center on Democracy Street (between Library and Explorer). 2015 pre-ride registration cost is $40 per
adult, and $25 for children under 18. On-site registration will cost $45 per adult, and $30 per
child. Let Henry Brinton know if you want to ride in the FPC group, [email protected]
LAMB CENTER COLLECTION Donations urgently needed:Coffee, creamer, sugar, cold drink
mix, styrofoam bowls, dinner plates, 8/9 ounce hot & cold drink cups, napkins, plastic forks,13 gallon
trash bags w/drawstrings, paper towels, laundry detergent, liquid bleach, thermal underwear and
socks for men and women, tooth brushes, small toothpaste tubes, disposable razors, small deodorant
and shaving cream, Lysol spray, Costco gift cards to purchase other needed supplies, Smart Trip cards,
and weekly bus passes. Your help is greatly appreciated.
10723 Main St., Fairfax, Virginia 22030-6985
Phone 703-273-5300 / FAX 703-879-5628 / Email [email protected]
The Session
Christian Formation Ministry: Deb O’Connell, Jaimee Nygaard, Nora Thapa. Member Connections Ministry: Barbara Henderson, Carolyn Gore-Ashe.
Mission Outreach Ministry: Al Fowler, Karen Sparacino.
Property Management Ministry: Carol Drago, Catherine Potter.
Staff Personnel & Administration Ministry: John Hollis, Jack McGaughy. Stewardship & Finance Ministry: Dennis Carlton, Tim Leslie. Worship Ministry: Sara Bowden, Rob Updegrove.
Gary Sowers, Clerk of Session
Ed Bowen, Treasurer
Board of Deacons
Linda Belger, Jovanna Bello, Isaac Bumgardner, Brian Collins, Eleanor Duffield, Mike Egan, Anna Farrell, Earlene Fisher, Sheila Lamb, Frances Larsen, Kristin Larsen,Mike Mulvihill, Chuck Partridge,
Anne Soukup, Kirstyn Soukup, Sarah Speer, Linda Turner, Stan Wisseman, Ava Wolfram.
Board of Trustees
Margaret Ralston, Mike Nelson, Art Moshos
Church Staff
Building Maintenance
Festus Danso-Sakyi, Tracey Moss, Custodians
Church Administrator
Boyd Harrison
Fairfax Presbyterian Preschool
Nini Johnson, Director
Music Ministry
Gretchen Kuhrmann, Director of Music
Doctor Sanghwa Lee, Organist/Associate Director of Music
Erin Sanzero, Associate Director of Music
Youth Ministry
Nancy White, Youth Director
Pastoral Staff
The Reverend Henry G. Brinton, Senior Pastor
The Reverend Yena Hwang, Associate Pastor
Samuel Sarpong, Seminary Intern
Parish Associates
The Reverend Carol F. Barrett, The Reverend Roger Shoup, The Reverend Kathleen Mulvihill Theological Associate The Reverend Abigail Rian Evans