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TopEigthth Sunday after Pentecost | July 22, 2012 | Vol 7 : Iss 16


July 23:  Summer Camp Registration Deadline


Aug 12:  Combined Worship Service with Whole Word Fellowship  


Sept 30:  David Harper's

 Last Sunday, including a 

Church-Wide Picnic

David Harper's Retirement
Combined Worship Service & Picnic with WWF
Bake Sale Fundraiser
T-Shirts Needed!
Women's Summer Book Club
Children's Ministry Summer Events
Pictorial Directory
Healing Center Corner
Student Ministry News
Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
We Are Family!
Share What God Has Done


Worship Service at the

Vale Rd. Meeting Place

Sundays at 3:30pm


Vale Rd. Meeting Place

10922 Vale Rd.

Oakton, VA 22124


Office Location

10195 Main St., Suite T

Fairfax, VA  22031

(at the corner of Main & Locust  Streets)


Summer Office Hours



Office closed on Mondays         for the summer


Contact Us

Phone:  703.591.1974

FAX:  703.591.1983 


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 Last Week's Bulletin

This week's scriptures are taken from the
NIV 1984 translation


Follow the links to recent sermons and the companion study guides, when available.


If not listed, the most recent sermon will be available soon.


What Do You See, Amos?  July 15, 2012, David Harper, (Notes)
I Didn't Floss, July 8, 2012, Harry Zeiders
Kingdom Beliefs, June 24, 2012, Vanessa Bickle,(Notes)


Think Small, June 17, 2012, David Harper, (Notes) 


Singing the Lord's Songs in a Strange Land, June 10, 2012, David Harper,(Notes)


Justified by Faith, June 3, 2012, Jay Baylor 
The Grits of Grace, May 27, 2012, Vanessa Bickle (Notes)
God's SerendipityMay 20, 2012, Harry Zeiders 
The Gospel Is For Everyone, May 13, 2012, David Harper, (Notes)
The Radical Embrace of the Kingdom, May 6, 2012, David Harper, (Notes)
Our King Is a Pastor, April 29, 2012, David Harper, (Notes)
Cross, Resurrection and Kingdom, April 22, 2012, David Harper, (Notes)
The Kingdom is Here. April 15, 2012, David Harper,(Notes)


Come and See, Then Go and Tell, April 8, 2012, David Harper (Notes)


The Way of Downward Mobility, April 1, 2012, Rev. David Harper  (Notes)
Jesus' Gift of Friendship, March 18, 2012, Rev. David Harper (Notes)
Jan. 1, Rev. David Harper (Notes)
Additional sermons may be downloaded from our website. 


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David Harper's Retirement 
Retirement Dinner reservations are filling up. Sign up soon!

As previously announced in the Apostles News,  one of the events honoring David Harper on his retirement is a Retirement Dinner on September 27, 2012 at the Grand Atrium. There is limited seating for this event and reservations are required. If you intend to reserve a space for the dinner please do so very soon, as spaces are filling up quickly. You may make contact Sue Nystrom  for more information.


A Family Picnic Celebration is planned for the entire congregation and their guests on David's last Sunday as our Rector, September 30, immediately following the 3:30pm worship service. The church will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks, and we are asking everyone to bring a dish to share. We want this to be a fitting and glorious send-off for God's precious servants as we bathe them in love and prayer.


Yippee!Combined Worship Service  and Picnic with 
Whole Word Fellowship
 Sunday, August 12


Church of the Apostles Anglican will join with our hosts, Whole Word Fellowship, and The Gate (a ministry that meets at WWF on Saturday evenings) for a combined worship service and picnic lunch on Sunday, August 12 at 10:30am. We will not hold our 3:30pm service that day, so mark this on your calendars!


Picnic Details: The picnic will be catered by Red, Hot & Blue. There is no charge for the meal; however, a donation box will be set out for anyone who would like to make a donation towards the cost of the food. The picnic lunch will include sandwiches (pulled pork, beef brisket and pulled chicken); potato salad; cole slaw; baked beans; macaroni and cheese; lots and lots of BBQ sauce; watermelon and desserts. (We are asking people to volunteer to bring cut-up watermelon and desserts.) The churches will provide all paper products and drinks.


The food serving tables will be set up in the Fellowship Hall. Tables at which to sit for the picnic will be set up both outside on the lawn and inside the Fellowship Hall. Please bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for outdoor seating. 


Volunteers Needed: To help make this a wonderful day of fellowship for all, we need lots of volunteers! If you can do only one of these, that would be a wonderful help. (Of course, if you want to do more than one, you're welcome!) To sign up, contact our Membership Team Leader at or 703-449-1763. Here are ways you can help:

  1. Help with set-up before the 10:30am worship service.
  2. Help with clean-up after the picnic.
  3. Bring cut-up watermelon for the picnic (There will not be room in the kitchen to cup it up at the church, so please bring watermelon pre-sliced).
  4. Bring a dessert (finger-food type is best).

Activities: There will be lots of fun for all ages! We'll have a Fishing Derby in the pond at the back of the property, Horseshoes, a Moon Bounce, a SnoCone machine, and lots of games.


We're looking forward to this day of worship, celebration and fun with our own congregation and with our friends from Whole Word and The Gate. Please mark August 12 (at 10:30am!) on your calendar, and feel free to bring a friend with you that day!


How good and pleasant it is when brothers

live together in unity!   Psalm 133:1


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Bake Sale Fundraiser for

Summer Camp

This Sunday, July 22, after the service 


On Sunday, July 22, please join the Children's Ministry for a bake sale after the service.  The bake sale will coincide with Coffee Hour which is held in the Fellowship Hall. Please come and enjoy some fellowship and some yummy goodies! The purpose of the bake sale is to raise funds for Summer Camp Scholarships. 


Summer Camp at Highroads is the highlight of the Summer! Kids ranging in age from 9-14 come together for a week of camp fun. The children who have attended Camp have life-changing experiences and encounter God in meaningful ways.


If you would like to donate baked goods, please bring them to the Fellowship Hall before the service. Your goodies should be precut and on a disposable tray. If you are interested in helping, please email


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t-shirtT-Shirts Needed!  

The Children's Ministry is in need of your used, but CLEAN, t-shirts! We have a great craft for Summer Camp and need t-shirts of all colors and sizes. (No undershirts, please.) You may bring your donations to the Vale Road Meeting Place this Sunday, July 22, and place them in the bin located in the lobby. Thank you!


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Women's Summer Book Club
This Wednesday, July 25 - 7:30-9:30pm

Summer is a great time to enjoy good reading, and time for the Women's Ministry's Summer Book Club! The first book club meeting for the summer will be on Wednesday, July 25, 7:30-9:30pm, at Barbara Kelly's home. Women of all ages are invited and your  friends are welcome, too. The group will discuss Laura Hillenbrand's book, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Unbroken is a biography of World War II hero, Louis Zamperini, a former Olympic track star who survived for more than two and half years in several brutal Japanese internment camps as a prisoner of war.  

If you have questions or need directions to the book club, please contact the church office at 703-591-1974.


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Summer Camp is Almost Here!Summer Camp logo

Monday, July 23 is the deadline to sign up. 


Resident Camp for rising 4th through rising 9th grade students will be held Aug 5-10 (Sun-Fri) at Camp Highroad in Middleburg. The cost is $350 and scholarships are available.


Have a friend or neighbor who might like to send their child away to a Camp that is an awesome week of learning and growing? Please pass this information on to them. We'd love the opportunity to share God's amazing and powerful love with them!


You may download a Registration Packet for Summer Camp. If you would like more information, please contact our Children's Ministry Director, Kristin Colligan.



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Pictorial Directory  


You read that right -- our church will be getting a new Pictorial Directory! We heard your many requests for pictures to be included in the next directory, so we're making arrangements to have that done. The company we'll work with will give each congregant a free directory, and you will also receive one free photograph of your choosing. You will get to decide, at the time of your sitting, which photo you'd like included in the directory. Of course, the company will offer photo packages for sale; however, you are not obligated to purchase anything and there is no fee for the sitting. More details to come, but for now be practicing your winning smile!


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Healing Center Corner


Prayer - Open HandsTheophostic Prayer Ministry
Letting God's light shine  on places of emotional pain
 so that our mind is renewed.

Women's TPM Group Open House

Wednesday, September 12

A Theophostic Prayer Ministry (TPM) group for women will be open to new members beginning in September, with an Open House on Wednesday, September 12. The Open House will be an opportunity to watch a short video explaining the TPM process and the class, meet other women currently taking the TPM Training Class and others considering the new class, share some refreshments, and get answers to any questions you may have about TPM or the Training Class.

The TPM Training Class, which will begin on Wednesday, September 19,  is an opportunity to learn to do TPM as well as receive ministry from fellow team members. Understanding the process helps you go deeper, and being part of a group makes regular, ongoing ministry more available. Lives are being transformed in our groups and we'd love to have you be a part of it. Contact Betsy Stalcup, Associate Director of the Healing Center, at to get more information.


Individual Appointment

To receive an individual Theophostic Prayer Ministry appointment from two members of our trained team, please email We'll get back with you to set up the appointment. While you wait for our response and your appointment time, you can prepare by reading the first three chapters of Healing Life's Hurts Through Theophostic Prayer, which can be read online or purchased at


Just need practice?

If you trained before and just need to brush up on your skills, contact Cheryl Collins. A practice group meets in her home on Thursdays at 4:30 PM.



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Student Ministry News
For rising 7th grade through 2012 high school grads


Altared is a time of worship, teaching, small groups, games and dinner together, for rising 7th grade to 2012 high school grads. We meet most Sunday evenings, 6:00-8:30pm, beginning in the Fellowship Hall at Vale Road.

    Sun, July 22 - Jay Baylor will be visiting us from Baltimore to be our speaker at Altared. 


Monday Madness is our summer-time just-for-fun activity which takes place on most Mondays in July and August. 

     Mon, July 23, we'll do Geocaching, which is like a high-tech scavenger hunt! (No experience needed.) Meet at the Church Office (10195 Main St., Suite T, Fairfax) at 10:00am and pick-up there at 1:00pm. Bring a water bottle and a bag lunch (or money for fast-food). There is no fee for Geocaching.


Bible Studies: Wed, July 25 - The girls Bible Study will meet from 7:30-9:30pm at Zaki's house. The guys Bible Study will meet from 7:00-9:00pm at the Clermont's house. Newcomers are welcome!


Movie Nights:

Thurs, July 26, 7:00-10:00pm . Movie Night moves to Liz Brewster's house. Hope you can come!


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Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
This Saturday, July 21, 8:00-9:30am 
Men of all ages are invited to meet at Old Country Buffet (in Fair City Mall) for a time of Bible study, fellowship, and food. 
We are Family! 


Happy Birthday to:

Marilyn Henretty on July 22, and Fenner Urquhart on July 23.


Happy Anniversary to:

The Hallidays on July 26.



We'd love to include your birthday, anniversary, graduation, or other significant life events to share with our congregation. Please let us know about them and give us permission to share them by contacting



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Share What God Has Done


We are all encouraged to hear how God is healing bodies and transforming lives! Please share your testimony of what God has done in your life through our shared ministry by sending an email to David Harper.


Or you may jot it down on paper and place it in the offering plate on Sunday afternoon. Each weekend at the door to the sanctuary you will also find a small rack with not only the Sermon Notes, but  a dedicated form (it's purple) that you can use for sharing a testimony, word of knowledge, or prophesy.



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