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Because Service Doesn't Stop on Sundays.

This meal connected the disciples, and it connects us into the public activity of Jesus;  it pushes us to recall a radical way of living … and then thrusts us forward into his death.

- from Sunday's sermon


      Shepherd Spring's Quiet Day, 9am

       Congregational Life Ministry Team Meeting, 10am
       Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 7-9pm  

      Brethren Voices, 11am, more details

      Bell Choir Rehearsal, 7pm, in the sanctuary


      Breakfast Bunch, 8am at Bentley's (6654 Arlington Blvd), more details
      Office Hours, 9:30 - 11:30 am + 3-5 pm
      Kaizen Karate, 6:30pm in the fellowship hall
      Community Choir Practice, 7:30 pm at AFUMCFriFr


      Let's Chat! Small Group at the Parsonage, 7pm, more details

      Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 5-9pm  I
      Let's Chat! Small Group at the Parsonage, 4pm, more detailsgles

       Palm Sunday Worship, 11am
       Brethren Voices, 6:30pm, more details

Looking Ahead.

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 Breakfast, 9am, more details
Sun., 4/1 - Easter Sunday Worship, 11am
Mon., 4/2 - Church Board Meeting, 7:30pm
Fri. 4/6 - 4/8 - Roundtable, Bridgewater
Fri., 4/6 - 4/8 - Mission Alive, Frederick CoB
Sat., 4/14 - ACOB Yard Sale
Sun., 4/15 - Big Sunday School, 10am
Sun., 4/15 - Special Council Meeting, noon, more details
Fri., 4/20 - 4/23 - Ecumenical Advocacy Days
Sun., 4/22 - Vision + Vitality Reunion, 10am
Sat., 4/28 - Spring Church Work Day, 9am
Mon., 4/30 - Executive Committee Meeting, 7:30pm
Sat., 5/5 - AFAC Service Saturday, 8:30am


More Details.
Breakfast Bunch  Thurs., March 22, 8 am
All are welcome to join in for breakfast at Bentley's (6654 Arlington Boulevard) on Route 50 this Thursday morning. Contact Gary with any questions.

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.
Easter Breakfast  | Sun., April 1, 9 am
Don't forget to RSVP for Easter Breakfast so the cooks have a good idea of how much food to prepare: http://bit.ly/ACOB_EasterBreakfastRSVP. Thanks to their generous contribution, all donations collected that morning will support the Dunker Punks Podcast.
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.

Special Council Meeting | Sun., April 15, after worship
Please plan to stay after worship in the sanctuary for a special all church council meeting to discuss increasing two line items in the budget: 411, Church Maintenance and 412, Parsonage Maintenance. Contact Warren, Lisa Martin or Everett with any 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
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.
More Details | arlingtoncob.org/calendar

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.
March For Our Lives | Sat., March 24
Carpools forming for this weekend's march to take action to stop gun violence and mass shootings. Contact Donna to offer to drive or request a ride.

Choir Ensemble Forming | Easter Worship, Sun., April 1, 11 am
An Easter Choir (ensemble) is forming! All singers invited!   If you’re willing to be part of a group to sing at Arlington Church of the Brethren on Easter Sunday, please come to a brief rehearsal on Palm Sunday (following worship in fellowship hall) and on Easter Sunday morning at 10 am. The music is ready and simple enough for anyone that can carry a tune (reading some notes might be helpful).    


New! Dunker Punks Podcast | http://bit.ly/DPP_Episode53
How do Christians advocate for what they believe in? More importantly, how do you? Join Emmett as he interviews Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy from the Catholics Mobilizing Network on their work to abolish the death penalty. 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/BlessedBreak94

This week's video features One Great Hour of Sharing, our special offering for next Sunday.

blessed break


Pray. Call. Write.
  • Tom,  Sue's boss undergoing treatment for cancer
  • Terra  + the Behren family, Melody's friend who just lost her mother
  • Peggy + family, grieving the loss of both her sister and brother in the last couple of weeks
  • March for our Lives, strength, safety and success for the millions marching with young leaders for action to prevent gun violence
  • Carole C., healing well in Manor Care
  • Ralph + Andy, celebrating the birth of their niece, Grace Sue
  • Karen, Marsha's cousin, anticipating surgery on Thursday
  • 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
  • Sherwood Library, Sara's workplace, where some are healing but many continue to struggle with health problems
  • 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
  • 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.


Listen to Sunday's Sermon: http://bit.ly/ACoBMessage31818

A sermon about covenants, and how our hearts are bound together. You may want to accompany your listening this week with a biscuit, roll, scone or other bit of bread to participate fully in the sermon.



More Photos.

Our congregational retreat this past weekend:

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Thursday| 3 - 5 pm
Sunday | 12 - 3 pm
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