8/2 Worship- Visioning Our Church: Here and Now

Acts 17:22-31. I used to love to paint and I learned to enjoy it more during my years in seminary. Over the years I’ve tried to move into more “painting with words” and yet I’d be hard pressed to measure up to these words from Paul as reported by Luke in the book of Acts. These words will launch our August series about Visioning the Church. Join us Sunday for the beginning of this new series.

Fantasy Football Anyone?

Crazy as it sounds, fantasy football is fun! We will have several leagues for anyone who wants to play. There are only a few requirements: you need to have access to a computer, have an email address, and can be a good sport when you win or lose! Interested in having a team? Sign up in the lobby. The drafts will be online, at pre-arranged times. See Linda Patterson, or email her if you have questions or want to participate: Linda@sjumc.net

Adopt a Child for Back 2 School

Each year, through the Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC), Saint James “adopts” local kids and helps them start their school year off right! Consider adopting a child and purchasing a new backpack and school supplies (you can co-adopt with another family here too!). We have one more 7th grade girl who needs to be adopted! Email Linda Patterson if you can help, Linda@sjumc.net. Supplies are due back to Saint James by Sunday, August 16th. Feel free to include a note for the child and attach the list to the backpack!

7/5 Worship- Sometimes, Transitions Seem Smooth

2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10. This week we begin the Challenge of Transitions Series when we talk about how to deal with all kinds of transitions in life. This week we build our message around a seemingly easy transition when David steps into being King officially. Are there clues about this transition in the text that can help us in our own transitions? Was it really that easy? Sunday we’ll wrestle with this story about King David.