Verse of the Day

But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children— with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts. — Psalm 103:17-18 (NIV)

Music Camp June 20-24

Teen Worship Boot Camp:

Teen Worship Boot Camp is a high energy fun day camp for teens 12-18 who want to learn basic “worship band skills”.  Learning guitar, bass, keyboard and drums in a few days, just a few hours a day, might sound impossible– but evidence of the students’ new-found skills can be seen and heard at the Friday End-of-Band-Camp Program.  Mid-way through the week, the students are divided into bands, and practice not only their music but also their band-building skills.

Teen Worship Band Camp creators Sharon Dennis and Doris Au MacDonald lead the camp with the help of college students who helped teach instrument skills and mentor the bands.

A big part of Band Camp is the annual dance/drama.  Other highlights include “Lunchtime Karaoke,” guest speakers/musicians, and of course the awesome End of Camp Show!

For more information about next year’s camp, or if your church is interested in hosting its own Teen Worship Boot Camp,

June 20-24 Cost $100 for the first teen and $75 for each additional teen. Contact Sharon (onehalfbraid@gmail.com) Doris (macdonalddoris@gmail.com) for more information.

Application form Microsoft Word – 2016 TWBC Poster (1).docx

Jedd’s Ordination

Jedd and EmilyJohn (Jedd) Trenum was ordained to the sacred order of Deacon on Saturday May 21st by Bishop John Guernsey of the Diocese of the Mid Atlantic.

Jedd was our parish administrator for a year before attending Nashotah House seminary for 3 years. He returned as our administrator for the last year. He will take up a position teaching religion at Christ Chapel Academy in Woodbridge in the summer. Sometime in the next year he will be ordained as a presbyter.

Prayers of the Heart

This summer our expository preaching has a  strong devotional aspect! Our resource is a series through the Psalms from a book by Eugene Peterson, Psalms, Prayers of the Heart. Peterson’s book covers 12 different Psalms, so it will take us through the summer. Below is the schedule and Psalm for each Sunday if you would like to read ahead. The Psalms show you how to relate to God as you pray your doubt, fears and anger. They show you how to respond to God in praise. Here you find the best place to explore who you are and what God means to you.

You can download a copy of the study guide here.

 

June 5:        Psalm 1, Praying Our Inattention

June 12:      Psalm 2, Praying Our Intimidation

June 19:      Psalm 3, Praying Our Trouble

June 26:      Psalm 8, Praying Our Creation

July 3:         Psalm 31, Praying Our Sin

July 10:       Psalm 103, Praying Our Salvation

July 17:       Psalm 23, Praying Our Fear

July 24:       Psalm 137, Praying Our Hate

July 31:       Psalm 6, Praying Our Tears

August 7:    Psalm 73, Praying Our Doubt

August 14: Psalm 90, Praying Our Death

August 21: Psalm 150, Praying Our Praise

My profession of Faith 5/8

Dozens of people were received or confirmed into Anglican Church in North America after a wonderful sermon by our Bishop John Guernsey.

Preface to Confirmation

Anglicanism requires a public and personal profession of the Faith from every adult believer in Jesus Christ. Confirmation by a bishop is its liturgical expression. Confirmation is evident in Scripture: the Apostles prayed for, and laid their hands on those who had already been baptized (2 Timothy 1:6-7; Acts 8:14-17; 19:6).

In Confirmation, God, through the bishop’s prayer for daily increase in the Holy Spirit, strengthens the believer for Christian life in the service of Christ and his kingdom. Grace is God’s gift, and we pray that he will pour out his Holy Spirit on those who have already been made his children by adoption and grace in Baptism.

At the direction of the Bishop, and after public reaffirmation of their baptismal promises, those having made adult professions of faith in other Christian traditions (including those confirmed in other traditions) are received into the Anglican Church with prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop.

Confirmed believers who are already members of this Church (including those received from other traditions as above, those returning to active Christian discipleship after lapse, and those experiencing a renewal of Christian commitment or significant life transition) may also reaffirm the pledges made to Christ and his Church with prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop.

We hope this helps our members to work out if they are to be confirmed, received or reaffirmed on Sunday May 8th whenever Bishop Guernsey visits our Church.

Read more about DOMA confirmation policy here.

Summer Camps

We have several camps scheduled this summer!

Preschool Camp I, June 6-10

Teen Worship Boot Camp, June 20-24

Vacation Bible School, July 11-15. The theme is Cave Quest – “Following Jesus, the Light of the World” –  Registration form available online or at the church.  vbsregistration-1

Child Evangelism Fellowship 5 Day Club July 25-29

Preschool Camp II, August 15-19

Stay tuned for more details!

Have a heart for training up our little ones? Please consider serving in our camps to help make it an amazing experience for all! We are in need of volunteers for VBS and 5-Day club. Positions available include Group Leaders, Site Leaders, Childcare (for babies and toddlers of Volunteers), Snack Prep, and Decorations. Please contact Lauren Coleman, kids@churchoftheword.net, for an application.

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