Sep
22
9:45 AM09:45

Adult Education- "Jesus in Genesis"

“Jesus in Genesis” – After rising from the dead on Easter morning, Jesus meets two disciples on the road to Emmaus and, as Luke tells us, “beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures” (Lk 24:27). What Jesus is doing there on the road to Emmaus is opening the minds of these two disciples to see that the entire Old Testament is a book about Him. This is one of the foundational beliefs of the Christian faith, namely, that the entire Old Testament is a book about Jesus. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, this has been obscured in the Church in recent decades. In an attempt to bring us back to clarity on this belief, starting on Sunday, August 18th, in our Adult Ed class at 9:45am, we will be studying the very first book of the Bible, Genesis, and we will be looking at it, first and foremost, as a testimony of and about Jesus Christ. I hope you will join us for this Christ-centered, grace-filled, and enjoyable time of learning and growing in our faith

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Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Praise and Prayer Service

Join us in the sanctuary each Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:30pm for Prayer and Praise.  Praise music plays as we share with one another how the week has gone. We go to the altar to lift up prayer requests to the LORD for family, friends, COTM, the community and the world. You will be amazed at how the Lord makes His presence known during this time.  This one hour session will make a tremendous difference in your life and your spiritual growth.  Now is the perfect time to join us!

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Teen Tuesday
Sep
17
2:00 PM14:00

Teen Tuesday

Tom Moreland and his volunteers will need your help in bringing in snacks and drinks for the students.  Tom will have a box in the Narthex beginning Sunday, August 20th to place your donations.  They will need snack size chips, pretzels, crackers, drinks (Hugs are a favorite), etc.  Thank you for your support!

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Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

Blessing of the Backpacks

The school year starts August 12th and Fr. Kyle would like to take an opportunity to pray for our children on Sunday, August 11th. Following the 11am service, Fr. Kyle will bless both the children and their backpacks in thanksgiving for the start of the new school year!

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Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

Saturday Morning Bible Camp for K-Rising 6th Graders

Please join us for Saturday Morning Bible Camp on June 22nd from 9am-12pm at Rochelle Felsburg’s home 3803 Fallwood Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22408. Kindergarten through rising 6th graders. Come learn with us about the 23rd psalm through songs, stories, and crafts. Then at noon, children and their entire family are invited for a pizza lunch and are encouraged to stay for fun in the pool until 2pm. Please register online by Wednesday, June 19th at https://vbsmate.com/events/COTMSpotsyVA/18327. Sam is also asking for volunteers to assist that morning.  If you are interested, there will be a sign-up sheet in the Narthex or contact her directly at  571-247-3702 or sheinlein@gmail.com

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Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

Community Concert with The Spotlighters

Please come and enjoy an evening of Americana and Sacred Music led by Rochelle Felsburg on Saturday, June 15, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m. at COTM sung by the community chorus, the Spotlighters. There will be some fun choral music and delicious pie included!

Tickets: $10 (kids under 12 are free.
All PROCEEDS will go towards COTM’S Debt Relief Fund!

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Fall Bazaar Sept. 14th- Crafters Wanted
Jun
5
to Sep 14

Fall Bazaar Sept. 14th- Crafters Wanted

Saturday September 14th 10am-2pm
Rain Date: Saturday September 21st
Cost: $30 per space (space size- approx. 10 x10ft)
An Outdoor Open Market with gifts, crafts, vendors, food and entertainment!

Free Admission
Fun for all ages!

Church of the Messiah
12201 Spotswood Furnace Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
540-786-3100

Vendors Wanted! Please contact Holly Tomlin at htomlin412@yahoo.com or visit our website, churchofthemessiahva.org for more information.

 

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2019 Younglives Rabbit Run
Apr
20
7:00 AM07:00

2019 Younglives Rabbit Run

https://www.facebook.com/events/1745723518867912/?active_tab=about

This year, COTM will be putting out a sign up sheet for those who would like to participate in this annual event! All ages/fitness levels are welcome.

A sign up sheet can be found in the Narthex.

The annual YoungLives Rabbit Run has something for every member of the family! Join us on April 20th at the Spotsylvania Courthouse Village for our annual 5K Rabbit Run, 1mi Hop, and 1/4mi Bunny Chase for kids 5 and under! Register by March 31st for special pricing! Visit tinyurl.com/RabbitRun2019 for more event details and information about YoungLives!

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Apr
14
to Apr 21

Holy Week 2019

Join us at Church of the Messiah for Holy Week Services. As always, this is open to the community and you are encouraged to share this event with family and friends.

 

Palm Sunday

April 14

8:30am & 11am

Blessing of the Palms

The Reading of the Passion

Holy Communion

 

Maundy Thursday

April 18

7:30pm

The Lord’s Supper

Stripping of the Altar

Watch in the Garden (9pm Thursday-9am Friday)

 

Good Friday

April 19

12pm - Good Friday Liturgy

The Passion

The Reproaches

The Veneration of the Cross

Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament

7:30pm - Evening Prayer

 

The Great Vigil of Easter

April 20

Holy Saturday - 8pm

The Lighting of the Paschal Candle

Reading of the Prophecies

Renewal of Baptismal Vows

The First Holy Communion of Easter

 

Easter - The Day of Resurrection

April 21

8:30am Service

Festival Celebration of Holy Communion

11am Service

Festival Celebration of Holy Communion

Reading about the Resurrection of Jesus for our Children from the "Jesus Storybook Bible"

Easter Egg Hunt following the 11am service

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Mar
10
to Apr 7

Sunday Evening Lenten Series

Our Lenten Teaching Series this year to be held on each of the Sunday nights in Lent (March 10, 17, 24, 31, and April 7) at 6pm, Fr. Kyle will be leading conversations around the DVD series, "What's So Amazing About Grace?" by Philip Yancey.  This is a series based on the excellent book by Philip Yancey of the same name.  Each session will last one hour and deal with two sections of the video series.

All are welcome!

A light soup/salad supper will be provided at 5:30pm (except March 31st).

This event will be downstairs in our Fellowship Hall. If you have any difficulty navigating our stairs, please talk to Fr. Kyle.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Fr. Kyle or the Church Office.


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Mar
6
12:00 PM12:00

Ash Wednesday Services

Ash Wednesday
Most public events have some special ceremony to mark their beginning. For Lent this beginning is Ash Wednesday. Each church member is encouraged to make plans to be in church on that day. The Prayer Book refers to it as a day of “observance by special acts of discipline and self-denial” (p. 17)

At 12 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. we will gather to participate in the unique Ash Wednesday Liturgy, to receive the sacred ashes on our foreheads (if you are so accustomed), and to celebrate Holy Communion. Through confessing our sins and receiving assurance of God’s unconditional forgiveness and pardon through the words of Absolution, the barrier between us and Him will be removed. We can go home knowing that we are indeed forgiven and in fellowship with Him. Please make plans to join us for this holy observance.


All are invited! Please share this event with your friends and family!

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Mar
5
5:30 PM17:30

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper - Tuesday, March 5th from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Join us as we celebrate Shrove Tuesday and enjoy a pancake supper prepared by the men of the congregation. Our menu includes pancakes, spiral ham, link sausage, and apple sauce. Please share this event with your friends and family!

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COTM fellowship game night
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

COTM fellowship game night

Join us for a night of fellowship and fun at our family game night! Bring a game and a snack to share! This is a great opportunity to learn a new game!


When: Feb 22nd 6:30pm-9pm
Where: Fellowship Hall
All ages welcome- Feel free to invite a friend or 2!

Sign up sheet located in narthex. Please indicate how many are attending, the game you will bring, and a snack to share.

Contact Holly Tomlin, htomlin412@yahoo.com with any questions

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Jan
27
9:30 AM09:30

Annual Parish Meeting

Join us for ONE service on Sunday, January 27th at 9:30am.

Following our 9:30am service, the vestry will host this year’s annual parish meeting. Vestry reports and New Vestry Bios can be found in the Narthex or can be emailed.

A chili cook off will be our fellowship meal following the meeting. Fight for bragging rights to win this year’s best chili! Please consider bringing chili, corn bread, a side dish, or dessert to share!

Fr. Kyle's Annual Report can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/church-of-the-messiah-episcopal/rectors-report-2018/2043692912352721/

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Jan
20
9:30 AM09:30

Bishop's Visitation

Join us on Sunday, January 20th at 9:30am as we celebrate the Confirmation of 7 COTM members, Reception of 3 new COTM members and 1 Baptism!! Bishop Gulick will celebrate this service and a reception will follow.

All are invited! Please share this event with your friends and family!

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Dec
24
to Dec 25

Christmas Services

All are welcome to join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

The Rev. Kyle Tomlin, Rector
Christmas Eve:
7pm -- Caroling
7:30pm -- Holy Eucharist Rite II with Christmas Hymns and the reading of the Christmas story for our Children.

Christmas Morning:
11am- Holy Eucharist Rite II with Christmas Hymns

COTMFredericksburg@comcast.net

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Dec
16
to Dec 23

Advent Services

Advent is a season of expectation and hope that drives to Christmas but it is not Christmas. Advent is a time of looking forward to God’s fulfillment of His promises in Jesus Christ; it is a season of looking forward to the comings of Jesus- His birth on Christmas Day AND His second coming.

Sunday Services from Dec. 2nd-Dec. 23rd:
8:30am Penitential Order Rite I with Advent Hymns
and
11am Penitential Order Rite II with blended Advent music.

Adult education and Children's Sunday School will continue throughout this Advent Season.

We hope that you will join us!

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Dec
12
6:22 PM18:22

Praise and Prayer Service

Join us in the sanctuary each Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:30pm for Prayer and Praise.  Praise music plays as we share with one another how the week has gone. We go to the altar to lift up prayer requests to the LORD for family, friends, COTM, the community and the world. You will be amazed at how the Lord makes His presence known during this time.  This one hour session will make a tremendous difference in your life and your spiritual growth.  Now is the perfect time to join us!

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Dec
8
7:30 AM07:30

Saturday Morning Men's Bible Study

Men's Weekly Bible Study

We will resume our weekly Men's Bible Study at 7:30 am Saturday, Sept 8. We will continue our DVD series by R.C. Sproul, "Foundations - An overview of Systematic Theology." We will pickup where we left off: "The Substitutionary Atonement", #28 of 60. The series will take us through May or June depending on which days we decide as a group to take off. All men of Messiah are invited and encouraged to attend. We are out by 9:00 am and always have coffee and donuts. It is a wonderful time of fellowship and learning and all are invited! Each lesson is self-contained so missing a lesson does not put you at a disadvantage or behind. The DVD series by R.C. Sproul is very engaging and informative. Please join us!

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Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Copy of Thanksgiving Eve Service

Our Thanksgiving service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 21st at 7:30pm. It will be Holy Eucharist, Rite II with hymns.

Fr. Kyle and Church of the Messiah would like to wish all you a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving! We all have much to be thankful for to our good and gracious God both as individuals and as a church, the Body of Christ. As you enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner, please remember to set aside a moment to thank God for all of His blessings, above all the blessing of His Son who died for our sins and was raised to give us peace with God.

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Sep
9
8:30 AM08:30

Fall Schedule Begins and Blessing of the Backpacks

Fall Schedule begins Sept. 9th

Holy Eucharist Rite I with music 8:30am

Adult Education 9:45am-10:30 - Fr. Kyle will be teaching about the Old Testament Lesson scheduled for the day

Holy Eucharist Rite II 11am with blended music and choir. Children Sunday School available ages pre-k+

Following the 11am service, Fr. Kyle will bless both the children and their backpacks in thanksgiving for the start of the new school year!

All are welcome!

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Teen Tuesday
Aug
28
2:00 PM14:00

Teen Tuesday

Tom Moreland and his volunteers will need your help in bringing in snacks and drinks for the students.  Tom will have a box in the Narthex beginning Sunday, August 20th to place your donations.  They will need snack size chips, pretzels, crackers, drinks (Hugs are a favorite), etc.  Thank you for your support!

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Jul
23
to Jul 27

VBS- A God who keeps His Promises

Preschoolers-Rising 6th Graders
Join us at COTM as we walk through the Bible with the Jesus Storybook Bible!
Through Bible stories, song, and arts and crafts, students will learn that all scripture is about Jesus Christ!

July 23rd-27th from 9am-12pm

RSVP by July 16th, please call:
540-786-3100
or email us at:
COTMFredericksburg@comcast.net

"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;"
Isaiah 43:1‭-‬2 ESV

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May
17
9:30 AM09:30

Thursday Morning Women's Bible Study

9:30-11:30am COTM Fellowship Hall

"Growing Together in Grace and Knowledge of our Lord Jesus"

New group leader, Susan Carlmark, will be sharing all the particulars concerning the group, plans for digging into the Word and a bit about her own faith walk.

There will be opportunity to ask questions and pick up study guides.

We look forward to gathering together.  Please come and bring a friend!

Questions?  Contact Susan Carlmark, gkcsbc@comcast.net or 540-972-2497

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May
16
to Jun 27

Summer ESOL

COTM is again hosting a summer English class for local adults. Volunteers are needed to help on Wednesday nights from 7-9 pm. We will meet for 7 weeks: from May 16 to June 27. There will be an ice cream social on our final night. The class focuses on speaking and listening skills, but we’ll be doing some reading and writing as well. All planning and materials are provided so you just need to come and have fun helping others learn English! If you would like to help, please contact Nancy Ball at 540-455-1098 or nancywball@gmail.com.

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Women's Retreat at COTM
Feb
23
4:30 PM16:30

Women's Retreat at COTM

"In the Bleak Midwinter.....God"

A time for refreshment and renewal

Messiah Women's retreat, 2018

Friday, Feb. 23rd 6-9pm (dinner included) and Saturday, Feb. 24th 9:30am-4pm (lunch included)

Registration: $15 per person

Location: Church of the Messiah

Questions or an interest in helping may be addressed to: Susan Carlmark, 540-972-2497 or gkcsbc@comcast.net

Registration due to Susan Carlmark no later than Sunday, Feb. 18th.

Registration forms can be dropped off in the Narthex

"God Richly gives us everything to enjoy." Timothy 6:17

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Feb
18
to Mar 18

Lenten Series 2018- The 39 Articles

The Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion
What are the foundational beliefs of Episcopalian (Anglican) Christians? And where are these beliefs to be found? The answer to both questions is The Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, which are in The Historical Documents of the Church section found in the back of The Book of Common Prayer (1979) (pp. 867-876). As one of the Formularies of the Church of England, the Articles lay out in a succinct fashion our confession of faith as Christians worshiping in the Anglican Way. Sadly, though, these Articles have often been neglected in the life of the Church. As those worshiping in the Reformed Catholic faith, it’s important that we get back in touch with these Articles and come to know them deeply. That said, for the five Sundays of Lent (Feb. 18th - March 18th), at 6:30pm, we will be doing an introductory study of the Articles, tackling approximately eight Articles per week. If you have ever had any questions about what Episcopalians believe, or even if you have not, you are encouraged to come out to this enlightening and faith-growing Lenten study.

Beginning Sun, February 18th, Fr. Kyle will be teaching a Lenten Series. It will be every Sunday for five weeks. The supper will start at 5:30 pm and the teaching will begin at 6:30 pm. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for those who would like to volunteer on providing a SUPPER for one of those evenings.

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