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Posts from January 2015

Event Schedule for the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War

January 31, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. – The Death of Slavery: Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment. Keynote by Dr. Edna Greene Medford, Professor and Chair of History, Howard University; Actor Kevin McIlvaine will portray Frederick Douglass, interpreting some of his greatest speeches on behalf of the aspirations of black Americans; neighbor pastors will discuss the role of their…

2015 Lenten Devotional Booklet

Please contact Miriam Dewhurst at miriam.dewhurst@gmail.com or 703-560-0871 to contribute.   Contributors are asked to write a short devotional essay related in some way to the lectionary texts for a particular day of the Lenten season.  These essays are printed in a booklet that is used in the church and beyond.  Deadline for submission is February 1st.

NYAPC Hospitality

In April and May, Joachim Tröstler, a Lutheran pastor from Germany, will be visiting NYAPC to  experience churches that are using community organizing principles.  Rev. Gench is hoping someone in the membership might be able to host Pastor Tröstler during his time here. Please email Rev. Gench (rfgench@mindspring.com) if you are able to offer accommodations.

In-Town Solitude Retreat

Please join us for the next NYAPC In-Town Solitude Retreat.  We hope you can come.  We will be offering: labyrinth walking, spiritual conversation with Rev. Roger Gench, meditation rooms, lectio divina and recorded chant in the Sanctuary, and Spiritual Movement/Embodied Prayer.   Contact Tom Dunlap for more information or to volunteer. Where: The New York Avenue…

From the Board of Trustees: Developing a Master Plan

The Trustees have recently engaged an architecture firm, Cox, Gray + Spack, to help us develop a masterplan for the church building that supports us as a congregation and provides several coordinated phases that can be implemented in sequence over the next decade. This effort will build on past outreach efforts including previous Listening Sessions…

1/30/15 Lectionary Readings

Daily Readings for Friday, January 30, 2015 Morning Psalms 88; 148 First Reading Isaiah 50:1-11 Second Reading Galatians 3:15-22 Gospel Reading Mark 6:47-56 Evening Psalms 6; 20 MORNING PSALM 148 1   Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights! 2   Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host! 3   Praise…

1/29/15 Lectionary Readings

Daily Readings for Thursday, January 29, 2015 Morning Psalms 143; 147:12-20 First Reading Isaiah 49:13-23 (24-26) Second Reading Galatians 3:1-14 Gospel Reading Mark 6:30-46 Evening Psalms 81; 116 MORNING PSALM 147:12-20 12  Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion! 13  For he strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your children within you.…

1/28/15 Lectionary Readings

Daily Readings for Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Morning Psalms 65; 147:1-11 First Reading Isaiah 49:1-12 Second Reading Galatians 2:11-21 Gospel Reading Mark 6:13-29 Evening Psalms 125; 91 MORNING PSALM 65 1   Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion; and to you shall vows be performed, 2        O you who answer prayer! To you all flesh…

1/27/15 Lectionary Readings

Daily Readings for Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Morning Psalms 54; 146 First Reading Isaiah 48:12-21 (22) Second Reading Galatians 1:18-2:10 Gospel Reading Mark 6:1-13 Evening Psalms 28; 99 MORNING PSALM 54 1   Save me, O God, by your name, and vindicate me by your might. 2   Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of…

1/26/15 Lectionary Readings

Daily Readings for Monday, January 26, 2015 Morning Psalms 57; 145 First Reading Isaiah 48:1-11 Second Reading Galatians 1:1-17 Gospel Reading Mark 5:21-43 Evening Psalms 85; 47 MORNING PSALM 57 1   Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will…