Leesburg Presbyterian Church

June 19th, Summer Worship: 9:30 AM

Worship 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Church School 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Worship 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Nursery Care is provided from 8:15am to 12:15pm for infants to age 3.

Church School is offered from 9:45am to 10:45am for children age 3 to 6th grade.

Godly Play is offered from 11:20am to 12:00pm, for children age 4 to 3rd grade. Godly Play provides age appropriate worship for children.

At the 8:30am and 11:00 am services, we ask children who are in 4th grade and up to remain in the sanctuary to participate in worship.

Mission: Online sign up for photo shoot for church directory. https://www.securedata-trans14.com/ap/leesburgpresbyterianchurch/index.php?page=10

We have a great morning of education planned for tomorrow at 9:45!
Adults will be in Jamie Van Hook's class focusing on the historical context of Islam.
Children kindergarten to sixth grade will be learning about Jesus calling the disciples (and unscrambling their names):
"For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners." Matthew 9:13b

Have you signed up for the Women's Retreat?
Let us know if you have questions.

"One of messages of this boyhood passage is that Jesus, the incarnation of God's love and light in the world, is not a pretend human being. His real and full humanity reaches back into his childhood and adolescence. He frustrated, bewildered and caused anxiety attacks in his parents just like every other child does to her or her parents.
What parent hasn't felt both the relief of finding the child and the exasperation of the child's utter self-confidence, 'I was never lost, I knew where I was!' "
Debbie Dodson Parsons on Luke 2: 41-52

Do you have a chili secret ingredient?
Are you signed up for the LPC Chili Cookoff on Sunday? Let us know if you are bringing a pot of chili!

We loved that a recent wedding at our church highlighted our history in their program.

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As we honor the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on this day, we celebrate his life by working and serving together towards the day when justice will roll down like waters. #PCUSA #MLKDay

What a wonderful first class we had this morning with Jamie Van Hook, Ph. D.! Don't miss future classes at 9:45 a.m.:
Jan. 27: Session 2 Historical context of Islam
Feb. 3: Session 3 Video on Jews, Christians and Muslims living together in Jerusalem
Feb. 10: No session
Feb. 17: Session 4 Modern Islam
Feb. 24: Session 5 Encountering Islam as American Christians in a post 9/11 world


Top 10 films for believers

Planning on watching a movie during the long weekend?
Here are some ideas.

presbyterianmission.org 2018 was a fine year for folks who fancy faith films

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Here is Sara Sadler's answer to "What are the three parts of the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible.)

Leesburg Presbyterian Church Youth Group

We're not sure what this game was at the Youth Group lock-in, but we think the trash can was winning.

Lock-in game #1: Don’t hit the trashcan!

Don't miss this new adult class on Sunday!
Class: Getting to Know Islam: Its History, Culture, and Religion
Where and when: Upstairs Meeting Room (next to Choir Room) at 9:45 a.m.
Teacher: LPC Elder Jamie Van Hook, Ph. D.
He has lived and worked extensively in the Mideast.

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Spend your snow day thinking about this question from Sara Sadler, The Old Testament is divided into three parts, can you name them?"

Services are canceled this morning.
Debbie Dodson Parsons offers this lovely poem written by the English poet Christina Rossetti to use as a meditation as you watch the snow:


In the bleak midwinter,
frosty wind made moan;
earth stood hard as iron,
water like a stone;
snow had fallen, snow on snow,
snow on snow,
in the bleak midwinter, long ago.

Our God, heaven cannot hold him,
nor earth sustain;
heaven and earth shall flee away
when he comes to reign:
in the bleak midwinter
a stable place sufficed
the Lord God incarnate, Jesus Christ.

Angels and archangels
may have gathered there;
cherubim and seraphim
thronged the air;
but his mother only,
in her maiden bliss,
worshiped the beloved with a kiss.

What can I give him,
poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd,
I would bring a lamb;
if I were a wise man,
I would do my part;
yet what I can I give him: give my heart.

[01/13/19]   Due to inclement weather, all worship services are cancelled for today, Jan. 13.
Stay warm. We look forward to worshiping with you at our regularly scheduled services next Sunday.



Be aware that there is the possibility of a revised worship/church school schedule in response to snow fall.
The decision will be made by 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
We will post here and on the church website, www.lpcva.org. We will also leave a message left on the church answering machine.
There are three options:
1. The 8:30 a.m. service and church school will be canceled but the 11 a.m. service will continue as scheduled.
2. Both services and church school will be canceled.
3. Both services and church school will continue as scheduled.


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Here is the answer to Sara Sadler's question:
What is the Decalogue and where can you find it in the Bible?

Attention all chili chefs!
Get your recipe together, and mark your calendar for our LPC Chili Cookoff on Jan. 27 after the 11 a.m. service.
Look for the sign up in the church bulletin.

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Did you get your Star Word last Sunday?
If not, we have more in the church office or you can get it on Sunday.
We love seeing everyone get excited about 2019!

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Here is the next question from Sara Sadler.
What is the Decalogue and where can you find it in the Bible?

Some of our college students were back home for Epiphany and to get their Star Words.

Tomorrow Sunday School students will be celebrating Epiphany by learning about the wise men. All children kindergarten to fifth grade are welcome to join us at 9:45 a.m.
And it's Star Word Sunday. See you tomorrow!

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See Sara Sadler's answer to "What is the Pentateuch and what books make it up?"

It's time to turn in that dog-eared Star Word for a new one for 2019!
Join us Jan. 6 at our 8:30 and 11 a.m. services.

Mark your calendars now for our Women's Mid-Winter Retreat,
"The Art of Yes-And..." on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn, Middleburg, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be a pre-retreat get-acquainted gathering on Friday evening, Feb. 8, 6-8 p.m.
Our retreat leader will be The Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana.

Happy New Year!
We are looking forward to another year of worshipping, praying, singing, learning, crying, laughing, sharing, and of course eating together at Leesburg Presbyterian Church.
And we want you to join us.

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Here is the next question from LPC seminian Sara Sadler.
"What is the Pentateuch, and what books make it up?"

Happy 6th day of Christmas!

Celebrating the 6th day of Christmas!
#PCUSA #12DaysofChristmas

Remember there is only one service tomorrow, Dec. 30, at 11 a.m.!

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Here is Sara Sadler's answer to "What does Advent mean, and when does Christmas begin?"

As is our custom, on the Sunday closest to Epiphany, we hear testimonies or stories from individuals whose Star Word from the previous year has had special meaning for them.
Please let Debbie Dodson Parsons know if you would like to share a "testimony" at both worship services on Jan. 6.


[Official Video] Silent Night (Live) - Pentatonix

We have concentrated on the meaning of "Silent Night" this Christmas season at Leesburg Presbyterian.
What other carols and hymns are an important part of your traditions?

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Here is our resident theologian Sara Sadler's next question.
Post your guesses, and we'll post the answer soon.

For a child has been born for us,
a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders;
and he is named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6-7

Foundation Church at Dutch Fork

Sharing prayers of joy as James F. Cubie gets ready for his first service this afternoon at Foundation Church at Dutch Fork!

Join us tomorrow, 2pm, at the Northwest Family YMCA, for a Christmas Eve worship service - our first worship service! Here’s a preview of tomorrow’s message:

All are welcome at our three Christmas Eve services.

Thank you so much Wayne Helge Angela Helge, Megan and Katie for bringing music to the 4th Sunday of Advent!


Greensleeves (Classical Guitar Arrangement/Performance by Eric Nanz)

As you are running around getting your Christmas chores done, take a moment to listen to LPC friend Eric Nanz.

This is a fairly straight forward arrangement I created using arpeggios to support the melody. Oftentimes there is beauty in simplicity; since the Greensleev...

We loved seeing one of the children in Godly Play recreating the story of Moses on the mountain.
Children really experience the Bible stories when they leave after the Time With Children and go upstairs to Godly Play.

Please join us on Christmas Eve:
Dec. 24 services are:
4 p.m. Child-friendly service (with glow sticks)
6 p.m. Traditional service with choir
9 p.m. Traditional service with the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper

Great answer Kristin Moats!

Where in Leesburg can you find the oldest standing ecclesiastical structure, founded in 1782 and dedicated in 1804?


Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Performed on Classical Guitar by Eric Nanz)

Eric Nanz, a friend of LPC, has shared some wonderful Christmas songs on guitar recently. Enjoy "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring."

Please enjoy this beautiful arrangement of Bach's famous "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" transcribed for classical guitar.

On the third Sunday of Advent we looked for hope.
"Those who walk in deepest darkness have seen a glorious light.
Those who in the shadows dwelling, in the land of death's foretelling, upon them the light hath shined."
Isaiah 9:2

There was wonderful music in our sanctuary this morning!
Thank you to the musicians and choir who made it happen. A special thank you to our Director of Music Terry Sisk.

This is happening tomorrow!
Note that service times are different, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.

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