Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes are for announcements and events in the faith community. Send a brief write-up and photos by e-mail to, by mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, or by fax to 703-917-0991. Call 703-917-6449 with questions. Deadline for dated material is 2 p.m. the Friday before publication.

The First Baptist Church of Vienna, at 450 Orchard St. NW, and Rev. Dr. Kenny Smith, pastor, will have a Thanksgiving Day Service on Thursday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m., followed by fellowship and dinner 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Transportation will be provided, call 703-938-8525, or contact the church at 703-938-3731.

The Great Falls Ecumenical Council invites all members of the community to the following Thanksgiving services: Thursday, Nov. 23, 11 a.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703 759-2082.

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Vienna is hosting its annual holiday concert with harp, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, flute and violins.

The concert features Christmas and Celtic music. Donations benefit local hunger programs. The church is located at 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. Visit or call 703-938-2119.

Tuesday, Dec. 5, William R. Stott will conduct a presentation on “The Saint John’s Bible”, 7:30-9 p.m. in the DeSales Chapel at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston. A major artistic, cultural, and spiritual endeavor, it is the first handwritten, hand-illuminated Bible commissioned since the printing press was invented five centuries ago. The Gospels and Acts, Pentateuch, and Psalms are on display until Dec. 15 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. For more information call the Parish Office at 703-860-8510.

Christmas Program and Dinner at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 10550 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. The program begins with a performance by the King’s Chimers, playing “O Come, All Ye Faithful”, followed by a short play titled “Away From the Manger,” a humorous look at everyone who didn’t make it to the stable in Bethlehem to see the baby Jesus.

While the actors and crew prepare for the final segment of the program, enjoy a violin duet of “The First Noël”, played by Emily and Andrea Sweet. The final presentation will be Scripture readings and Christmas carols accompanied by a Nativity tableau. The program closes with the congregation joining the Chorus in “Go, Tell It On The Mountain”. After the program, everyone is invited to dinner in the Fellowship Hall. Freewill donations will be accepted to help fund youth mission trips in summer 2007. Call 703-759-6068.

Music in McLean Concert Series presents a Messiah Sing-Along with the Saint Luke Chamber Orchestra, Cheryl Branham, conductor; with soloists Elizabeth Hungerford, soprano; Tricia Lepofsky, alto; Anthony Colosimo, tenor, on Sunday, Dec. 17, 4 p.m. at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. All are welcome. There is no admission cost, but a free-will offering will be collected. Call 703-356-0670 for information.

The New Union Baptist Church, located at 205 Pleasant St., Vienna, offers Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Worship service at 11 a.m., and Communion each second Sunday at 11 a.m. All are invited to attend. Call 703-281-2556.

Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724, Chain Bridge Road in McLean, has a full range of worship, Christian education, youth, music, and small group ministry programs. Traditional worship services are held at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Call 703-356-7200 or visit

Westmoreland Community Church, 1988 Kirby Road, at the corner of Kirby and Westmoreland, McLean, extends our hand in Christian love to all to join us in worship. 10 a.m. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Service. Sunday school provided for children at 11 a.m. Military, veterans and newcomers warmly received. Call 703 241-4993.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Vienna offers a full range of education, music, worship and outreach programs with Traditional Liturgy at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., Contemporary Praise at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Child care available at all services.

The church is located at 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. Visit or call 703-938-2119.