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About

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church is a community where ALL people can discover a place to belong and are invited to participate in the kingdom of God! We are a community that CELEBRATES the free gift of grace given to us in Christ, Jesus. We encourage deep and challenging THINKING that will drive you to experience God's call in your life. We seek justice for all people through acts of SERVICE towards our neighbor, whom ever that might be.

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Mission

We believe every church shares the same mission given to us in scripture:

LOVE GOD (Matthew 22:37)

LOVE PEOPLE (Matthew 22:39)

MAKE DISCIPLES (Matthew 28:19-20)

Vision

Our hope as a community of faith is that Christ the Servant is a place where all people discover belonging within the kingdom of God by communing with God and others through worship, service, and living into one's call as a disciples of the risen Christ.

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A message from Pastor Kenny

"No matter what your faith journey has looked like up to this point, I hope you find Christ the Servant to be a place you can dig deep, be your full and complete self, and find a space of peace."

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Welcome To Christ the Servant

Welcome To Christ the Servant

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All are Welcome!

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.

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The Full Story

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church was formed in 1974 as a mission congregation of the Lutheran Church in America (LCA). The congregation was officially chartered on November 1, 1975 with 117 baptized members. The current building was dedicated in September of 1984 with major renovations being completed in 2017. Christ the Servant has been a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) since its formation and resides in the Metropolitan Washington D.C. Synod.

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church has been a strong presence for 50 years in the heart of Reston and the Hunters Woods Plaza. The congregation has deep roots in the community supporting our neighbors at the Fellowship House next door, the Reston Community Center which we share a wall, and all those who wander through the plaza. The community is deeply passionate about seeking justice for all people, advocating for those on the margins, and caring for all people no matter their age, creed, culture, or background. We attempt to love as God loves us knowing that we aren't perfect, we will screw it up, and there is grace for that!

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What We Believe

CHURCH AS WITNESS TO THE RESURRECTION

The church exists as a sign of the new world and life inaugurated in the death and resurrection of Jesus. This is what it means to be a “witness to the resurrection.” The church is not an institution but a movement that gets its being and life from the Spirit of the crucified and risen Christ. As a movement the church embodies God’s redemptive activity in the crucified and risen Christ. The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is why we pay attention to Jesus!

We believe in the Triune God (the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit). God created and loves all of creation. We believe that God's Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his resurrection from the dead. We trust that God's Spirit is active in the world. We believe that all of creation has been saved through God's grace and not by any means or works of our own doing.

We are part of God's unfolding plan. When we gather for worship, we connect with believers all across space and time. When we study the Bible or hear God's word in worship, we are drawn more deeply into God's own saving story. We confess the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds.

God has already acted on behalf of creation. The church is not the story of the gathering of witnesses after Jesus but the gathering of witnesses under Jesus. The church lives as a contrast society rebelling against the ways of this world. Worship is the our prime and central witness. The proclamation of the gospel is God's power to help us relocate our lives from the story of the world to the story of the God that raises the dead - the same God that promises in the resurrection of Jesus - the transformation and healing of all creation.

Directions & Contact

Contact Us!

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Address

2320 Hunters Woods Plaza

Reston, VA 20191

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church is located in the Hunters Woods Plaza next to the Reston Community Center. When arriving, park in the parking lot towards the Jersey Mike's Subs shop. You will walk down the path to the right of Jersey Mike's and find the church straight ahead. The entrance to the church is on the right side of the building. If you have mobility concerns, please contact the church office prior to your visit to arrange for assistance.

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