ONLINE WORSHIP AT CTS

Worship Services on Sundays are currently being held via Facebook live-streaming every Sunday at 10a.m.
 

Visit our "Live-Streaming" page on this site for more information. 

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Sunday worship is livestreamed via Facebook every week at 10:00am

When in person worship resumes, it will be held at 10 AM Sundays with Sunday School at 9am.

We are located in the Hunters Woods Plaza, behind Jersey Mike's and to the right of the Reston Community Center.  You can park in the large main lot in front of Safeway and walk back to the church on the pathway between Jersey Mike's and Pista House.  There are also several handicap spots available near Jersey Mike's.

 

 

GIFTS OF HOPE - Alternative Gift Giving

 

Do you traditionally give GIFTS of HOPE to family and friends?

This year you can go online to purchase GIFTS OF HOPE - offered by the Metropolitan DC Synod.  

 

It's very simple:

(1)  Go to the following web address: https://www.giftsofhopedc.org/how-it-works/

(2)  Select the catalogue which offers gifts for 20 different organizations.

(3)  Choose an organization and use the PayPal cart to purchase gifts. Keep adding to the cart until you are done.

(4) You can download a digital card to give to your recipients.

(5)  Look for an email from the Director of Gifts of Hope recognizing your fully taxable deduction.

 

THANK YOU for your continuing support of important ministries like N Street Village, Fellowship Square, Lutheran Social Services in D.C. and Lutheran churches in El Salvador, Namibia, and Slovakia.

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Thank you for continuing to support Christ the Servant Lutheran with your prayers, talents, time, pledges, and other giving during COVID-19. This has been a strange and difficult time for most everyone. We will continue to offer a source of hope, a way to worship, and a sense of community as best we can until we can again meet in person.

 

For monetary contributions from those who are able, we ​now offer online giving with VANCO payment solutions (our ELCA recommended payment processor) to make giving easier while we can't give in person.

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November 1, 2020 Sermon

Food Donations box open!


Michelle and Steve Moyer have offered their house as a drop-off point for South Lakes Food Pantry. Michelle will then deliver the donations weekly to the pantry drop off. You may also be able to let your neighbors know and gather more donations from them.

The South Lakes Food Pantry provided the following list of items particularly needed:

 

Food: Pasta sauce, Canned tomatoes, Pasta, Dry rice and beans, Cereal and Oatmeal, Oil (smaller bottles), Peanut butter, Crackers, Microwave popcorn, Granola bars, Canned fruit/applesauce, Canned tuna, Canned veggies

Toiletries: Bar soap, Toilet Paper (we break up packages into 1 roll/bag), Toothbrushes,Toothpaste, Shampoo, Deodorant, Maxi pads



Drop off details:

Moyer home – 2261 Cedar Cove Court, Reston

This is a townhouse neighborhood so parking can be challenging. But people can drive down and stand temporarily (flashers on) the end of our driveway while dropping things off. We will have a plastic bin by our garage door. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle at michmoyer@aol.com or 703-447-7769.

 

Thank you for your generosity!

Pastor Carl and the kids get ready to serve lunch.

Whether you arrive on foot, on wheels, with some assistance, or in the company of a service animal, there will be someone to greet you and all who accompany you with a helping hand.

Whether you are living year to year, day to day, or paycheck to paycheck, the coffee will be hot.

Whether you are single, married, divorced, committed, gay, lesbian, straight, transgender, or bisexual, the sanctuary doors will be open.

Whether you come dressed in a kaftan, sari, sweater, kilt, chädor, jeans, kimono, or suit and tie, there will be a seat waiting for you.

Whether English is your first or eighth language, you have spoken it from your first word or are still learning, the music and liturgy will speak to you.

Whether you are just traveling through, have recently joined us, or helped establish our church decades ago, there will be friends waiting here for you.

Whether your burdens are heavy or light, you are imprisoned or free, have sinned once or many times, the grace of God will be with you at the communion table through bread and wine or a blessing.

 

Whether you find joy in crayons, music, fellowship, pancake suppers, or the gospel, you will find a celebration here.

 

Whether your talents include cooking, cleaning, reading, woodworking, driving, shopping, teaching, counseling, organizing, translating, or singing, there will be an opportunity to serve others.

 

Whether you are not sure about church, have just been baptized, or grew up reciting the Lord's Prayer and the creeds, there will be a lesson to challenge your thinking.

Whether you find yourself on this list or not, you are welcome here to celebrate, think, and serve.