Names are such an important part of our story. Names throughout time had meaning; Scripture repeatedly insists God knows people’s names.
- From Sunday's sermon
• Boulevard Manor, 7pm in fellowship hall
• Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 7-9pm
• Brethren Voices, 11am, more details
• Handbell Choir Practice, 7:00 pm
• Annual Conference Registration Opens
• Office Hours, 9:30 - 11:30 am + 3-5 pm
• Kaizen Karate, 6:30pm in fellowship hall
• Community Choir Practice, 7:30 pm at AFUMC
• Volunteer at AFAC, 8:30am, 2708 S. Nelson St.
• Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 5-9pm Igles
Fri., 3/9 - ACOB Young Adults Meet, 6:30pm
Sun., 3/11 - Daylight Savings Time Begins
Fri., 3/16-17 - Church Retreat, Shepherd's Spring
Mon., 3/19 - Shepherd's Spring Quiet Day, 9am
Thurs., 3/22 - Breakfast Bunch, 8am
Sun., 3/25 - Palm Sunday
Thurs., 3/29 - Love Feast, 7pm
Sat., 3/31 - Egg Hunt, 10:30am
Sun., 4/1 - Easter Sunday
Mon., 4/2 - Church Board Meeting, 7:30pm
Fri. 3/6 - 3/8 - Roundtable, Bridgewater
Sun., 4/15 - Big Sunday School, 10am
Fri., 4/20 - 4/23 - Ecumenical Advocacy Days
Let’s Talk! | Sign Up for Small Groups at the Parsonage
Global Women's Project (GWP) | Lenten Calendar
Request GWP’s free printed or email Lenten Calendar by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. GWP was created in 1978 as an outgrowth of Church of the Brethren women gathering at Manchester College challenged by Dr. Ruthann Knechel Johannsen to reflect on our privileged position and to do more by “tax” ourselves to create structures to help others. The calendar follows that idea by suggesting ways to “tax” ourselves each day of Lent along with scriptures about poverty and information on problems faced by women and GWP’s projects.
Washington City CoB | Seeking Office Manager
Our friends in the city are looking for someone to work 20 hours a week supporting the ministry team, managing the building and running the office. Find more details online and please share with anyone who might be interested.
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.
“Growing in God’s Garden” | 2018 Lenten Devotional
Lent invites forty days of intentional soul work. It gives us time to reflect on God’s word and pray, trusting God to tend our llives and bring forth new life. Pick up this year’s Lenten Devotional by Erin Matteson in the narthex. Consider donating in the nearby basket to offset the cost, if able.
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.
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.
Child Care | Volunteer during Worship
Two volunteers are needed during every worship service to care for the children in the nursery. At the same time, we no longer have a paid child care provider two weeks out of the month as we had recently. New volunteers are needed and would be very appreciated. All volunteers both new and returning, please connect with Jacque or Suzanne in the office to see about meeting our new insurance safety requirements.
Search Committee | Nominate
It is time for a search committee to gather together to find our next pastor. Nominations are needed for members of the committee. Names can be confidentially sent to Sue, and questions to Everett. Please prayerfully consider this important calling.
Dunker Punks Podcast | http://bit.ly/DPP_51
Where does social power come from? The newest episode features our Laura going in depth on privilege and power and some new insights she’s gained through studying social work. She asks some challenging questions for us to reflect on. 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 | Christian Peacemaker Teams
The TV show about what Brethren do as a matter of faith features Christian Peacemaker Teams this month on Arlington Independent Media (Comcast channel 69, Verizon-FIOS channel 38). Brent interviews Cliff Kindy, a reservist with CPT since 1990. 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/BlessedBreak91
Pray. Call. Write.
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/ACoBMessage22518
Abraham and Sarah got incredible, unbelievable news. God's covenant involves being known by name, called home, and given great purpose.