CHECK IN August 1, 2017
Event-focused announcements and job notices
updated for our members and friends
Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-noon, Christ the King Lutheran in Great Falls, Virg.
"How to reach out - welcome in - and hang on to new people," an evangelism
e-vent hosted by the New Connections Campaign
. Register from
Sept. 6-Nov. 15, flexible weekly schedule,
courses in 10 sessions
Liturgy and Music for Lutherans
taught by Scott Weidler is being offered through the Leadership Program for Musicians. The course is insightful yet practical for those desiring some foundational knowledge in liturgical studies and how music is integral to it. Scholarships available. More at
Creative Worship Leader
(part-time) at Peace Lutheran in Alexandria, Virg.
Peace Lutheran is looking for the right person to lead a worship service once a month that is musically joyful, inspiring and innovative; provides an alternative to traditional worship; and involves laypeople in leadership. The full description and application process can be found at
(full-time) at Caroline Furnace in Fort Valley, Virg.
The ideal candidate for Executive Director will successfully operate the existing camp programs, while developing additional offerings that reach out to God's people. The ability to network with Caroline Furnace's local community and congregations of multiple synods is important. Interested candidates should submit a resume or Rostered Ministry Profile by August 15. Full job description and application instructions at
(bottom of page).
(full-time) at Augustana Lutheran in D.C.
Augustana seeks a skilled Operations Administrator to manage the day-to-day operations of their facilities. Individual should relate and communicate well with diverse types of people, be able to use technology successfully, manage projects and people and collaborate among other skills. Find job description details and application process at
American Odyssey: True tales of hospitality, welcome and plunging into unchartered waters
Thu., Aug. 10, 7 p.m.
MOCO Interfaith 5K Walk and Run
Lutheran Church of the Reformation (LCOR) is hosting this storytelling event to
support Good Neighbor: Capitol Hill
- a group of religious communities including LCOR working together to welcome and support refugees to the greater DC area. They're trained by Lutheran Social Services of the National Capitol Area. The night of storytelling presents true stories by and about DC's diverse refugee population. Tickets and info at
Mon. Sept. 4, 8-10 a.m.
Prince of Peace Lutheran in Gaithersburg, Md. is again partnering with Shaare Torah and the Islamic Society of the Washington DC area to host the Montgomery County Interfaith 5K
Proceeds are evenly distributed between Gaithersburg Help and C-4
. The goal of the race is to promote unity and acceptance. Last year $3375 and over 600 pounds of canned goods were collected. More at
. Contact the Rev. Christine Dunn with questions at
Reformation 500th anniversary
New additions as observances are planned will be listed here and subsequently grouped as "Reformation 500" under the "Events" tab on the synod website.
Sept. 14-15, Georgetown University in D.C.
"1517-2017: Lutherans and Catholics, Then and Now" Conference
will take place at Georgetown University with the cosponsorship of the Metro D.C. Synod. Keynote address, panels, worship and song opportunities are planned. Anticipated topics include Martin Luther, Trent and Vatican II; Challenging Stereotypes from the Reformation Era & Today; and Teaching the Reformation after 50 Years of Dialogue. Although registration is not yet open, find the schedule and highly-respected presenters at
Sun. Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in D.C.
National Lutheran Choir
premier performance of Holy Spirit Mass
by Norwegian composer, Kim André Arnesen. Commissioned for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, this new work for chorus and strings comes with the spirit of the recent document "From Conflict to Communion" calling upon Roman Catholics and Lutherans, once divided by the Reformation, to seek that which unites rather than divides in order to strengthen what is held in common. Additional choral selections will be included in the program. The pan-Lutheran, 64-voice National Lutheran Choir is based in Minneapolis and led by artistic director Dr. David Cherwien. Video anticipating the event at
Sun. Oct. 29, 4 p.m., Washington National Cathedral
Make plans to take part in the
annual synod-hosted Reformation Sunday Worship Service
. This year
the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop
, will preach; Roanoke Choir will sing; and Holy Communion will be shared.
Sun. Aug. 20, 10 a.m., Trinity Lutheran in North Bethesda, Md.
Sunday service plus
potluck lunch with special guest Katie Luther
(as portrayed by Cindy Swanson) - a Reformation 500 event. RSVP if you wish to attend by emailing
Sun. Sept. 10, Congregations across the ELCA
"God's work. Our hands." Sunday
celebrates who we are as the ELCA - one church, freed in Christ to love and serve our neighbor. This is work you do in your communities every day, and we look forward to doing this work together again this year. Find a toolkit to help plan your congregation's participation at
Sun. Sept. 10, starting on Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Unity Walk 2017
is being planned by The
InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington
to share a message of friendship and unity, as announced by Rabbi Gerry Serotta, Executive Director, at our recent Synod Assembly. Walk down Massachusetts Avenue, NW and visit houses of worship and other religious centers in a public celebration of solidarity among different faiths and cultures. More at
Tue. Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., Roanoke College in Salem, Virg.
Wed. Sept. 20, 4 p.m., Roanoke College in Salem, Virg.
Sat. Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran in North Bethesda, Md.
Luther Movie Night:
BBC's Martin Luther, Heretic
(1983) - a Reformation 500 event. RSVP if you wish to attend by emailing
Wed. Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema in Bethesda, Md.
Showing of "Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World"
presented by St. Paul's Lutheran in D.C. "Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World" movie showing hosted by St. Paul's Lutheran in D.C. at Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema. Advance ticket purchase required. Move at
. A Reformation 500 event.
Sat. Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran in North Bethesda, Md.
Lutherfest Dinner with
German dishes and desserts
styled after those available during Luther's time - a Reformation 500 event. RSVP if you wish to attend by emailing
indicates synod sponsored event.
"Don't try harder - resist less."
Advice that came up in a recent meeting found in
Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy when Anne Lamott quoted a friend