Leesburg Presbyterian Church

Leesburg Presbyterian Church

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Hey, everyone! Frank and I went with his mom, Annette, to Galloway Presbyterian Church in Galloway, OH. They put ribbons in the hymnals if one chose to mark the hymnals ahead of the service. Pretty neat. I’d help make them if anyone’s interested.
Speaking of pie . . . the church will be open tomorrow from 9-2 if you would like to drop off your donations for THIS SUNDAY'S Dessert Auction (which will also be featuring some unique experiences and artisan crafts!) Don't forget to bring your cash/credit card/checkbook/first-born-child with you on Sunday!
Confirmation Retreat Crestfield Camp and Conference Center April 5-7, 2019 You are welcome and invited to bring your confirmands to connect with others, explore their faith, and grow as Christians and members of the body of Christ. For more information or to register: www.crestfieldcc.org
We would call this a successful Youth Group launch last week. They meet again tomorrow at 5 p.m.!
This group of 3rd graders received their bibles today.
Leesburg Presbyterian Church Youth Group: Montreat Peace Out Trivia Champs! We asked for the leftover popcorn for our prize #popcornsanta #myc17
Leesburg Presbyterian Church Youth Group is ready for the final keynote of the week! #myc17
When the VBS music is so fun some cute kids even come in to the music room to enjoy a song or two before the night begins. 😉
Catching fireflies after VBS
Middle School Youth Group's last night at Massanetta. Wearing our matching shirts for our final Keynote, workshops, and the DANCE PARTY!!!

June 19th - Sept 1st - Summer Worship: 10:00 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

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At the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, conjuring a memorable family vacation

Take some time this afternoon to read our Clerk of Session Jim Barnes' story about his family's trip to Harry Potter World.

washingtonpost.com On a New Year’s getaway to Orlando, parents find that traveling with their adult children has a magic all its own.

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Leesburg Presbyterian Preschool partners with Mobile Hope! Mobile Hope improves the lives of young people, 24 years of age or younger, who are precariously housed or homeless in Loudoun County.
Please consider donating new hats, gloves/mittens for local families in need, so the children can be warm when they go outside.
Items can be brought to the preschool during the month of FEBRUARY 2020. They should be pinned to the Donation Drying Rack located near the preschool entrance. www.mobilehopeloudoun.org

A blessing is something that you can't pursue; it can only be received as a gift. In the Beatitudes, Jesus is not offering a receipt for success or keys to happiness or a road map to having your best life now. Rather, Jesus is demonstrating once again that God regularly and relentlessly shows up just where we least expect God to be in order to give to us freely what we can neither earn nor achieve: blessedness.
Debbie Dodson Parsons

Interested in learning more about the history of LPC or becoming a member? Then join Pastor Debbie as she leads, "Pathways to Belonging" in the lounge (lower level) this Sunday at 9:45 am. Refreshments will be provided.

Congregational Meeting THIS Sunday immediately following the 11:00 am service to discuss:
* the 2019 annual report
* information on the 2020 budget
* vote on changes to Pastor's terms of call

See you then!

[01/29/20]   It is with deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Reverend Diane Olsen Hutchins. Diane served as the interim pastor here at LPC from 2007-2008.
Cards can be mailed to:
David Hutchins - 9109 Parliament Dr. Burke, VA 22015-2156

The family would appreciate and welcome your stories, please send them to Sara Hutchins Holland, [email protected]

Being a Christian is about leaving one's nets and sitting at the feet of Jesus in the community of folks also gathered at his feet.
It's about going on a journey with Jesus out in the fearful and hurting world, ready and open to hear that calling over and over again to leave one's nets in order to do a thing that is needed, to relate to someone who needs you, to take on a task you feel unprepared for.
At any unexpected moment — and to unsuspecting people — can come the call to discipleship to get up, leave the nets and follow the footsteps of love incarnate.
God can move and work in your life and mine. Often it sneaks up on us, but remember it is the miracle of God's work among us.
Debbie Dodson Parsons

This week the children learn the story of Jesus visiting Nazareth.
All children from kindergarten to fifth grade are welcome at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday!

Ladies & Gentlemen, let's get ready to STUDY!!
Join Dr. Jamie Van Hook this Sunday at 9:45 am, upstairs in the meeting room, as he digs into an overview of Reformation Origins! #churchschool #learningisfun

[01/21/20]   Spend some time at the beginning of this week meditating on this scripture discussed in the adult Sunday School class led by guest minister Derek Longbrake:

His divine power has given us everything needed for life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Thus he has given us, through these things, his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of lust, and may become participants of the divine nature. For this very reason, you must make every effort to support your faith with goodness, and goodness with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with endurance, and endurance with godliness, and godliness with mutual affection, and mutual affection with love. For if these things are yours and are increasing among you, they keep you from being ineffective and unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For anyone who lacks these things is short-sighted and blind, and is forgetful of the cleansing of past sins. Therefore, brothers and sisters, be all the more eager to confirm your call and election, for if you do this, you will never stumble.
2 Peter 1: 3-10

Today's Lesson from the Psalter is Psalm 36:5-10.
As our guest minister Derek Longbrake explained, love in this passage is the Hebrew word hesed meaning God's unfailing, long-acting and enduring love.

Just a reminder, in honor of MLK day, the office is closed on Monday, January 20th. Happy Holidays!

Leesburg Community Church is hosting their 6th Annual Lift Every Voice Choir Festival!
500 programs have been printed so we hope you can attend. Our very own, Terry Sisk and the LPC Choir will be performing.
Sunday, 1/19 @ 4pm, Leesburg Community Church!

Office Admin Robin Gallagher and her husband, Ron, are hosting a great marriage conference called Love & Respect at Christ Community Church in Ashburn.
Women need love! Men need respect!
Not wrong...just different!
Grab your tickets for this incredible, life changing marriage video conference led by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. Emerson teaches Biblical principles that will turn your marriage around! February 14 & 15, 2020! Meals & workbook incl.
Click below for tickets. Tickets are NOT available at the door. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/love-respect-video-conference-tickets-87745484105?aff=ebdssbeac

It's never, never too late to be taken to the waters of baptism!
Debbie Dodson Parsons

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2020 is great year to join LPC Mission & Witness Committee!

Did you know that through the Mission & Witness Committee LPC has donated to local, national and international charities including:

Presbyterian Disaster Relief-both international and national

Cuba lunch program

Salvation Army

Loudoun Free Clinic

Ryan Bartel Foundation

Loudoun Hunger Relief

Montreat

ECHO

Massenetta

Friends of Loudoun Mental Health

Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers

Loudoun Cares

Presbyterian mission

Mobile Hope

And more!

We are looking for new members to join us as we make plans for 2020. We organize long-term projects like our ongoing food donations to Loudoun Hunger Relief and short-term projects such as hosting the Fuller Bike Ride participants. We are looking for new ideas for 2020 to help direct the efforts of our giving and caring congregation.

Our next meeting is Monday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. Questions? Contact Heidi Renner.

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The bad weather has taken a break after this weeks snow but did you know we have an inclement weather and church closing policy? Check our website, details are at the top of the home page!
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We are so busy, Lord, we do not listen.
The world is so noisy, Lord, we do not hear.
We do not hear what your Spirit is saying to each one of us.
We have been afraid of silence.
Lord, teach us to use your gift of silence.
Teach us, Lord.

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[01/06/20]   Share your star word!
What will you be focusing on in 2020?

Matthew 2:1-12 The Message (MSG)
Scholars from the East
2 1-2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem village, Judah territory— this was during Herod’s kingship—a band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews? We observed a star in the eastern sky that signaled his birth. We’re on pilgrimage to worship him.”

3-4 When word of their inquiry got to Herod, he was terrified—and not Herod alone, but most of Jerusalem as well. Herod lost no time. He gathered all the high priests and religion scholars in the city together and asked, “Where is the Messiah supposed to be born?”

5-6 They told him, “Bethlehem, Judah territory. The prophet Micah wrote it plainly:

It’s you, Bethlehem, in Judah’s land,
no longer bringing up the rear.
From you will come the leader
who will shepherd-rule my people, my Israel.”

7-8 Herod then arranged a secret meeting with the scholars from the East. Pretending to be as devout as they were, he got them to tell him exactly when the birth-announcement star appeared. Then he told them the prophecy about Bethlehem, and said, “Go find this child. Leave no stone unturned. As soon as you find him, send word and I’ll join you at once in your worship.”

9-10 Instructed by the king, they set off. Then the star appeared again, the same star they had seen in the eastern skies. It led them on until it hovered over the place of the child. They could hardly contain themselves: They were in the right place! They had arrived at the right time!

11 They entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled and worshiped him. Then they opened their luggage and presented gifts: gold, frankincense, myrrh.

12 In a dream, they were warned not to report back to Herod. So they worked out another route, left the territory without being seen, and returned to their own country.

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Join us on Sunday, Jan 5th at 8:30 am or 11:00 am to hear personal testimony's from 2019 Star Words and to get your 2020 Star Word! #youwontwantomissit #thisisgoingtobegood

Join us on Sunday, Jan 5th at 8:30 am or 11:00 am to hear personal testimony's from 2019 Star Words and to get your 2020 Star Word! #youwontwantomissit #thisisgoingtobegood

[01/01/20]   Start 2020 with Sunday's Call to Worship from Ecclesiastes 3:
Praise be to God,
Creator of time and space!
Who has set eternity in the human heart.
Who gives us today
In which we can be happy and do good.
Today,
In which we can eat and drink and find satisfaction.
Today,
Which is a gift from God.
Let us worship the One who makes everything beautiful in its time.
For everything God does will endure forever.
Forever and ever. Amen.

Thank you Frank Gasperini for leading worship on Sunday. It's worth taking some time on the last day of 2019 to reflect on some of the scripture you highlighted:

He has showed you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6:8

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31

Brethren, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14

Just a reminder, our office will be closed tomorrow in celebration of the new year! Be safe and enjoy your time with your family and friends.

You are invited to join us for one final service of 2019!
ONE people, under ONE roof, for ONE service to close out the year and prepare for 2020!.
Hope to see you on 12/29 at 11:00 AM!

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Join us tonight for one of three services:
4:00 pm (Children & Families)
6:00 pm (Traditional Candlelight w/ Choir)
9:00 pm (Traditional Candlelight w/ Holy Communion)
Your heart will be prepared for the season!

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Our musicians are busy getting ready for Sunday. See you at 8:30 or 11!

Christmas Joy Special Offering ~ Collecting this Sunday, 12/22/19.
Come prepared to give as you have decided to give, God loves a cheerful giver.

Your offering makes it possible for students to learn and grow in faith and for current/retired pastors with critical financial needs to receive assistance.

Start your day with this week's Advent Morning Prayer:

God, you have given me the gift of another day;
May I live it in gratitude.
Help me to be loving to others,
To earth, and to myself;
In Jesus' name, Amen

Join us on 12/24 for one of three services! We can't wait to see you!

Such wonderful music filled our sanctuary on Sunday.
Thank you to all of the musicians young and old who made it happen!

Deacons worked hard to put on the Pre-Christmas pageant feast!

[12/14/19]   Reminder: Service times are different for Dec. 15 because of the special music you won't want to miss!
Join us at 9:30 or 11:15 a.m.

Annual Christmas Program on 12/15 @ 6:00 pm!
YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS IT!
So, grab a friend or invite a neighbor & share a little joy this Christmas!

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OK Friends, we need YOUR help!
Our preschool has been nominated and we need your votes to win! It only takes one minute to vote and you can vote once every day! Help us reach this amazing goal! Voting is open until 12/27!
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Did you wonder why you had a strip of paper in your bulletin last Sunday?
The mystery will be solved this Sunday!
Remember services are at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. on Dec. 15 for a special service from the LPC choir with orchestra.

The halls are decked and waiting for you! It's our
Annual Christmas Dinner and Program 12/15/19! We still have plenty of room at our 6:45 pm dinner seating. Call the office by 1 pm Friday, to RSVP - 703.777.4163.
(Hall transformed by K. Hickman; Deacon, Woodlea Parish)

Got plans for Christmas Eve?
Add LPC to your calendar! Three services to choose from to fit any schedule:

4:00 pm - Worship for Families & Children
6:00 pm - Traditional Candlelight Service w/ Choir
9:00 pm - Traditional Candlelight Service w/ Holy Communion
(special guest soloist Keely Rhodes)

** Special Service Times **
Join us this Sunday 12/15 at 9:30 or 11:15 AM for our special music service; Star Of Bethlehem! (painting by Donna Varn)

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207 W Market St
Leesburg, VA
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