Friday, February 10, 2012

Liturgy for February, March and April 2012

February 12 - 6th Sunday after the Epiphany

2 Kings 5:1-14
Psalm 30
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Mark 1:40-45

Boy Scout Sunday

February 19 - Last Sunday after the Epiphany

2 Kings 2:1-12
Psalm 50:1-6
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Mark 9:2-9

February 22 -- Ash Wednesday

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Psalm 51:1-17
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

February 26, 1st Sunday in Lent

Genesis 9:8-17
Psalm 25:1-10
1 Peter 3:18-22
Mark 1:9-15

March 4, 2nd Sunday in Lent

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

Psalm 22:23-31
Romans 4:13-25
Mark 8:31-38

March 11, 3rd Sunday in Lent

Exodus 20:1-17
Psalm 19
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
John 2:13-22

March 18, 4th Sunday in Lent

Numbers 21:4-9
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22
Ephesians 2:1-10
John 3:14-21
One Great Hour of Sharing (offering)

March 25, 5th Sunday in Lent

Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 51:1-12
Hebrews 5:5-10
John 12:20-33

April 1, Passion/Palm Sunday

Liturgy of the Palms
Mark 11:1-11
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

Liturgy of the Passion
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Mark 14:1-15:47 or Mark 15:1-39 (40-47)

April 2, Monday of Holy Week

Isaiah 42:1-9
Psalm 36:5-11
Hebrews 9:11-15
John 12:1-11

April 3, Tuesday of Holy Week

Isaiah 49:1-7
Psalm 71:1-14
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
John 12:20-36

April 4, Wednesday of Holy Week

Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 70
Hebrews 12:1-3
John 13:21-32

April 5, Holy Thursday

Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10), 11-14
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
John 13:1-17, 31b-35

April 6, Good Friday

Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Psalm 22
Hebrews 10:16-25
John 18:1-19:42

April 8, Easter Day

Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8

April 15, 2nd Sunday of Easter

Acts 4:32-35
Psalm 133
1 John 1:1-2:2
John 20:19-31

April 22, 3rd Sunday of Easter

Acts 3:12-19
Psalm 4
1 John 3:1-7
Luke 24:36b-48

Festival of God's Creation
Native American Ministries Sunday (offering)

April 29, 4th Sunday of Easter

Acts 4:5-12
Psalm 23
1 John 3:16-24
John 10:11-18

Friday, October 21, 2011


Pastor: R. Carl Ripley, Jr.
Choir Director/Pianist: Lynda Harding
Secretary: Linda Toler

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Worship services

Sunday worship
Sunday morning worship is at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Our worship is traditional in style, but with a progressive theology. You'll enjoy singing, responsive readings, Bible lessons and a great sermon.
Immediately following the service, you're warmly invited to join us for fellowship time.

At Community, we soundly affirm the Vision Statement of the United Methodist Church:
We envision churches where all God’s people are welcomed at table, nurtured, and transformed to be Christ to others in the world.

We invite you to be our guest this Sunday!

Address and map

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Community United Methodist Church
1701 N Bryan St., Arlington, VA 22201

The church is located at the intersection of Key Boulevard, Custis Road and N. Bryan Street in the heart of Lyon Village. We're just a five-minute walk from Courthouse Metro and 10 minutes from Clarendon Metro on the Orange Line.

We are convenient to Metrobus routes 3A, 3B, 3E, 3Y, 4B, 4E and 38B and Arlington Transit/ART routes 41, 61, 62 and 66.

On-street parking is available.

Contact us

Community United Methodist Church
1701 N Bryan St.
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 527-1085 and (703) 243-6033
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A history of Community United Methodist Church

In 1923, citizens in the Lyon Village area of Arlington were interested in forming a church and Sunday school. With the help of Dr. T.J. Lambert, the Presiding Elder of the Alexandria District of the Virginia United Methodist Church Conference, they sought to find a place to worship. Fred O. Lake offered his basement on Lee Highway, and on October 23, 1923, the first services were held there to a congregation of about 80 people. Known originally as Arlington Methodist, the named changed to Community Methodist in 1928.

As the congregation grew, a more suitable place of worship was needed; and soon a small white frame chapel was built at the site of the present church. It served the congregation for 14 years until 1938. In 1935, a drive to raise funds for a permanent structure began and in 1937 the basement unit of the present church was completed. The sanctuary was built in 1941. Philip H. Forhan, architect of the Washington Cathedral, was hired as a consultant and altered the original plans to include the graceful arches in the sanctuary. By 1944, the membership had grown from 169 to 362. With Sunday school enrollment increasing rapidly, the congregation planned for the construction of a church school building, which was completed in 1951.

The Early Steps Bilingual Preschool and Tender Roots, an interactive parent-child playgroup, are located within the church on a Monday through Friday basis. Community United Methodist Church has witnessed many changes through the years, but the love and devotion of its members to their church and to one another has never changed, as outreach to the community continues. Carl Ripley is the minister.

Video from features Community UMC

A video on explores North Arlington's Rosslyn-Ballston corridor. Watch it, and you'll see a very beautiful and very familiar stone church about 3:15 into the movie! We're delighted that The Post recognizes Community UMC as an integral part of the fabric of Arlington County.

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