Monthly Archives: April 2017


Grief Support Group Forming

A Grief Support Group is being offered at FPC for anyone who has suffered loss. Facilitated by the Rev. Cathy McCullough, a therapist in the Center for Pastoral Counseling, the group will meet initially from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the Parlor on Tuesday afternoons, April 18, April 25,May 2 and May 16. The meetings will be held without charge, and all are welcome to attend.  For more information, contact Henry Brinton at 703-273-5300.


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Bring Flowers to Church

On Easter Sunday morning, bring a few flowers to church and add them to the floral cross that will be on display outside the sanctuary doors. Let’s cover the cross this year as a beautiful tribute to Christ’s resurrection.


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Holy Week Schedule – 2017

April 9, Palm Sunday Worship at 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. Sermon: “Kings, Colts, Crowds, Cloaks and Kenosis,” based on Matthew 21:1-11 and Philippians 2:5-11. On this day, we remember the triumphal entry of Jesus in to Jerusalem, which started a week that ended with “death on a cross” (Philippians 2:8). As you walk with Jesus into Jerusalem, remember to log your miles on the “Walk to Jerusalem tracker” on the FPC website. As a congregation, we are trying to walk the full 5,912 miles between Fairfax and Jerusalem. Palm Sunday is also the day in which we will dedicate the pledges that church members are making to support the ministry and mission of the church for fiscal year 2017-2018, which begins on July 1. April 13, Maundy Thursday Worship at 7:30 p.m. We will remember the Last Supper with a service including the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper at the Communion table. Worship will include the music of the Sanctuary Choir and cellist Ken Law. April 14, Good Friday Worship at 7:30 p.m. Come to the cross of Jesus and give thanks for his sacri[icial death, with dramatic readings of the Good Friday story and music by the Sanctuary Choir. (If you are not able to attend this service in person, you can listen to the service by going to our Listen Live page.) April 16, Easter Sunday Worship: Celebrate the Resurrection! 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Pilgrimage on the church grounds beginning in the Memorial Garden of the Glebe, led by Church Staff and Con[irmation Class. 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast provided by the GRACE Youth Fellowship as a fundraiser for their mission trip to Chicago. 8:45 a.m. Service of Worship with Sanctuary Choir, Brass, Bells, Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, and Sermon “From Fear to Great Joy,”… Continue Reading Holy Week Schedule – 2017


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