Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
- Psalm 107
• Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 7-9pm
• Brethren Voices, 11am, more details
• Office Hours, 9:30 - 11:30 am + 3-5 pm
• Kaizen Karate, 6:30pm in the fellowship hall
• Arlington County Community Meeting on Homelessness, 7pm
• Community Choir Practice, 7:30 pm at AFUMCFriFr
• All Church Retreat, 7pm at Shepherd's Spring, more details
• All Church Retreat, at Shepherd's Spring, more details
• Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 5-9pm Igles
Mon., 3/19 - Shepherd's Spring Quiet Day, 9am
Thurs., 3/22 - Breakfast Bunch, 8am
Fri., 3/23 - Let's Chat! Small Group at the Parsonage, 7pm, more details
Sun., 3/25 - Palm Sunday Worship, 11am
Thurs., 3/29 - Love Feast, 7pm
Fri., 3/30 - Good Friday Service, 7pm at Bethel UCC
Sat., 3/31 - Egg Hunt, 10:30am
Sun., 4/1 - Easter Sunday Worship, 11am
Mon., 4/2 - Church Board Meeting, 7:30pm
Fri. 3/6 - 3/8 - Roundtable, Bridgewater
Sat., 4/14 - ACOB Yard Sale
Sun., 4/15 - Big Sunday School, 10am
Fri., 4/20 - 4/23 - Ecumenical Advocacy Days
Sat., 4/28 - Spring Church Work Day, 9am
More Details | arlingtoncob.org/calendar
Holy Week | 2018
Join in for the services and events leading up to and including Easter worship. RSVP for Easter Breakfast today by clicking here. Then, click here for additional details on Holy Week and a few pictures form last year. Send the link to a friend! Next week’s bulletin will include an insert flyer for your fridge.
Church Retreat | This Fri. + Sat., Mar. 16-17
Looking forward to this weekend's Retreat, which will be a joint effort by both the ACOB and BUCC congregations. Under the leadership of Rev. Gerry Hanberry, we will work at sharing sacred space. We want to spend time anticipating the future of our congregations, while celebrating the past of each. The Retreat will start after 7:00 pm Friday evening and conclude around 4:00 pm Saturday afternoon.
All members and friends of Arlington COB: You're invited by the Dowdys to meet in small groups of 8 to 10 persons during the month of March at the parsonage. Come for snacks and dessert and conversation to 6017 N. 6th St., Arlington. We want to get to know you better and learn about your hopes and dreams (and concerns) for Arlington COB. Sign up online (http://bit.ly/LetsTalkACOB) or in the narthex for one of the following dates and times: Sun., 3/4, 2:30 pm; Thurs., 3/8, 3 pm; Sat., 3/10, 4 pm; Sun., 3/11, 2:30 pm; or Fri., 3/23, 7 pm.
Yard Sale | Sat., April 14, 9 am - 2 pm
While cleaning out and organizing all of the church's storage areas, several nice but not needed items were found. Come see if you might need them at our Spring Yard Sale, Rain or Shine. Contact Jo Ann with questions.
arpools can be arranged. If you need other information or have questions, please contact Everett.
Let’s Talk! | Sign Up for Small Groups at the Parsonage
For items under “This Week” and “Looking Ahead” that are not listed in the descriptions under “More Details,” find more information on the online calendar at the above url. Bolded items are ACOB events, other listings come from our denominational and community partners. The bulletin boards also have more details received directly from our partners in the mail. The narthex board includes ways to give, the board to the right of the office has events, and newsletters and thank you notes are on the one to the left. The one on the left also includes an editorial board for you to post interesting articles and funny cartoons.
Advocate, Volunteer + Give.
Messenger | Official Magazine of the Church of the Brethren
Today, we highlighted our denominational magazine, Messenger, during worship. If you do not currently receive a subscription through our congregation and would like to, please contact the office. Anyone who receives a subscription and is able and would like to offset the cost, each subscription is $14.50 under our group rate. Please, designate your donation in the offering. Check out last week's Blessed Break, featuring Rick's story about Messenger: http://bit.ly/BlessedBreak92
New! Dunker Punks Podcast | bit.ly/DPP_Episode52
Nolan McBride returns for the latest episode of the Dunker Punks Podcast, this time from the United Kingdom. Listen as he shares his search for a church-going experience similar to that of the Church of the Brethren in a land where COB’s do not exist. Will he find anything close? What will he learn along the way? Listen for these answers and more! Type in the case sensitive url to listen on the showpage or subscribe on iTunes. Listen by clicking the above link or subscribing on iTunes.
Worship Audio | Online
Listen again to this week's sermon, catch a sermon from a Sunday you were out or peruse the archives. Each Sunday message along with a selection of hymns and readings is posted online or subscribe on iTunes.
Brethren Voices | New! Muted Voices of WWI through Today
The TV show about what Brethren do as a matter of faith features a look back at those who witnessed for and affected policies that led to greater peace. Hear from Andrew Bolton, organizer of a recent symposium on "Muted Voices in WWI," Dr. William Kostlevy, director of the Brethren Historical Library in Elgin and Dr. Kirk MacGregor of McPherson College this month on AIM (Comcast channel 69, Verizon-FIOS channel 38). Tune in Wednesdays at 11 am, Thursdays at 2 am or Sundays at 6:30 pm. Check out past episodes online at http://arlingtoncob.org/brethren-voices
New! #BlessedBreak | http://bit.ly/BlessedBreak93
This week's video features One Great Hour of Sharing, our special offering for next Sunday.
Pray. Call. Write.
- Carole C., in Virginia Hospital Center awaiting amputation surgery
- Karen, Marsha's cousin, anticipating surgery on Thursday
- Chip, John's son, who was in worship with us this week, and is adjusting well to new treatment
Mary Edwards, Marcia's friend, being treated for cancer, helped to raise $67K for cancer treatment with Marcia and others at a recent skating event
- Community Choir Member Leslie's boss' brother-in-law, answered prayers that a heart transplant may be unnecessary
Sherwood Library, Sara's workplace, where some are healing but many continue to struggle with health problems
- Ralph and Andy, expecting a niece to be delivered this week
- Gary S., traveling to Buenos Aires, taking ACOB's greetings to the church there
Cindy's Mother + Stepfather, as Cindy's mother was just diagnosed with dementia
Church in Ethiopia, that the ethnic conflict does not spill over into the church
- Pastor Wayne Judd's family and friends, including Donna, grateful for his life and their long-time family friendship upon his passing
- Richard, close friend of Karolina and Rich, fighting cancer and a slow recovery from a recent surgery with complications
Chuck Norton, Bethel UCC, undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer
- Rosita, Alma's husband's sister, 94 years old and recovering from a fall causing a broken wrist and hand
- Stoneman Douglas High School Community, family and friends of the children killed and injured and the confessed gunman
- Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN), including 113 girls still captive
Keep in your ongoing prayers: Steve Shuss, Minnie Simmons, Carolyn Studds
Note: Prayer concerns will ordinarily be listed for four weeks. If you would like one to be kept on or added back in, please let the office know. Names in bold are new to the list or updated this week.