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the Journey ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 6427 Franconia Rd ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Springfield, VA 22150 (703) 971-0277 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ [email protected]

the Journey ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 6427 Franconia Rd ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Springfield, VA 22150 (703) 971-0277 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ [email protected]

the Journey ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 6427 Franconia Rd ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Springfield, VA 22150 (703) 971-0277 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ [email protected]


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Love God … Love Others … Love the World!

February 9, 2014


Morning Worship Journey Kidz − Baby Zone (Infant - 24 months) − Tot Zone (age 2-5) − Live! Zone (K-6th grade)

Today 9:30 am & 11:15 am

Bible Studies

− Korean Fellowship

− Jr/Sr High (at the office)

− Adult Bible Study


9:30 am

9:30 am

9:30 am

Prayer Ministry - in the Journey office Living Room

Today 11:15 am

Life Group Outreach Meeting Today After 2nd service

Evening Worship

− Journey Kidz (Age 5 & under) Tonight 5:00 pm

RefuelRefuelRefuelRefuel Student Ministry Tonight 6:30 pm

Journey Moms’ Playgroup at Diana Gartner’s house Wednesday 10:00 am

Zumba class Wednesday 7:00 pm

Ladies’ Coffee Break Thursday 10:00 am

Missions Team Potluck with the Ahos

Thursday 6:30 pm

Basketball vs. Bethany Lutheran Thursday 7:00 pm

Chili Cook-off! Saturday 5:30 pm

Life Groups Meet - check out the website for specific days and times

Sun - Fri Various times

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Sermon Outline

Ezra 7:6-7 (NLT), “This Ezra was a scribe who was well versed in the Law of Moses, which the Lord, the God of Israel, had given to the people of Israel. He came up to Jerusalem from Babylon, and the king gave him everything he asked for, because the gracious hand of the Lord his God was on him. Some of the people of Israel, as well as some of the priests, Le-vites, singers, gatekeepers, and Temple servants, traveled up to Jerusalem with him in the seventh year of King Artaxerxes’ reign.” Ezra 9:6 (NCV), “My God, I am too ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to you, my God, because our sins are so many. They are higher than our heads. Our guilt even reaches up to the sky.” Ezra 9:15 (CEV), “Lord God of Israel, you have been more than fair by letting a few of us survive. But once again, our sins have made us ashamed to face you.” Nehemiah 1:4-7 (MSG), “When I heard this, I sat down and wept. I mourned for days, fasting and praying before the God-of-Heaven. I said, ‘God, God-of-Heaven, the great and awe-some God, loyal to his covenant and faithful to those who love him and obey his commands: Look at me, listen to me. Pay attention to this prayer of your servant that I’m praying day and night in intercession for your servants, the People of Israel, confessing the sins of the People of Israel. And I’m including myself, I and my ancestors, among those who have sinned against you. We’ve treated you like dirt: We haven’t done what you told us, haven’t followed your commands, and haven’t respected the decisions you gave to Moses your servant.’” Nehemiah 4:1-3 (NCV), “When Sanballat heard we were rebuilding the wall, he was very angry, even furious. He made fun of the Jewish people. He said to his friends and those with power in Samaria, ‘What are these weak Jews doing? Will they rebuild the wall? Will they offer sacrifices? Can they finish it in one day? Can they bring stones back to life from piles of trash and ashes?’ Tobiah the Ammonite, who was next to Sanballat, said, ‘If a fox climbed up on the stone wall they are building, it would break it down.’” Nehemiah 4:10, “The people of Judah said, ‘The workers are getting tired. There is so much trash we cannot rebuild the wall.’”

Part 2

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Sermon Notes

Nehemiah 4:13-14, “So I put people behind the lowest places along the wall—the open plac-es—and I put families together with their swords, spears, and bows. Then I looked around and stood up and said to the important men, the leaders, and the rest of the people: ‘Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and powerful. Fight for your brothers, your sons and daughters, your wives, and your homes.’” Nehemiah 6:15-16 (CEV), “On the twenty-fifth day of the month Elul, the wall was completely rebuilt. It had taken fifty-two days. When our enemies in the surrounding nations learned that the work was finished, they felt helpless, because they knew that our God had helped us re-build the wall.” � Observation #1: Their stories were marked by prayer Ezra 9:5 (CEV), “At the time of the evening sacrifice, I was still sitting there in sorrow with my clothes all torn. So I got down on my knees, then lifted my arms, and prayed…” Nehemiah 1:4 (MSG), “When I heard this, I sat down and wept. I mourned for days, fasting and praying before the God-of-Heaven.” Matthew 5:10-12 (NLT), “God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the King-dom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.” 1 Peter 4:12-13 (NCV), “My friends, do not be surprised at the terrible trouble which now comes to test you. Do not think that something strange is happening to you. But be happy that you are sharing in Christ’s sufferings so that you will be happy and full of joy when Christ comes again in glory.” � Observation #2: Their stories were marked by repentance Simon Mbevi, “You know, we have this tendency; in our quiet time or when we talk to God in our prayers; we talk so much about the things that we want, that we have very little time, if any, to spend on repentance.” “The height of your spiritual revival will be determined by the depth of your personal repent-ance.” Reflection…

Sermon Outline

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I want to express my appreciation to the Life Group Leaders and all they have done to build up members of their groups in Christ and serve the Journey faithfully this past year. Those leaders are:

♦ Michael & Kathleen Ambroso ♦ Jon & Christina Bell ♦ Ryan & Elissa McGhee ♦ Mike & Diana Gartner ♦ Marc & Susie Statham ♦ Brad & Raegan Hanson ♦ Dave & Shelley Johnson ♦ Jim & Karen Pruitt ♦ Jane & Andy Butler ♦ Bill Todd ♦ Jon Pittman ♦ Gary Ulrich ♦ Bernie & Wallene Frank ♦ Michael & Nickie Yi ♦ Gail Kalbfleisch ♦ David DeFrancesco

I also want to invite those not in Life Groups to consider joining one and becoming part of something special. You will not only grow in Christ, but you will gain great Christian friends that you can serve to-gether with and count on when in need. Please sign up in the lobby after service and I will work on connecting you with the group that best fits your situation. Thanks and blessings – David Sleight Pastor of Discipleship and Outreach [email protected]

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Upcoming Events

MISSION TRIP TO NICARAGUA - SPOTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! Bernie Frank is still looking for volunteers to go to Nicaragua to drill a well with Living Water International this year. The trip is planned for Oct 18 - 25. Right now, six of the twelve slots filled. The team so far: ♦ Bernie Frank ♦ Eric Spencer ♦ Sandy Spencer ♦ Susan Hlad ♦ Jan Vacca-Leboeuf ♦ Don Davis

We will take a team of 8 drillers and four hygiene. If you would like to go, please contact Bernie Frank - [email protected]. He will also need a check for $250 made out to the Journey to reserve your spot.

SPIRITUAL GIFTS SEMINAR MARCH 1ST Would you like to use your spiritual gifts to their full potential? David Sleight will be presenting a Spiritual Gifts Seminar on March 1st from 9am—12pm. It is based on the book, The 3 Colors of Ministry, which presents a holistic approach to identifying and developing your spiritual gifts. This seminar will also show you where you most need to focus your energies so that your Chris-tian service can be most effective. Please be sure to sign up on the sheet in the lobby - an informational packet will go out the week before the seminar that will need to be filled out before you come. The only charge for the seminar is for the cost of the book, $8.00, and childcare will be provided. Sign up is in the lobby. For more information, please contact David Sleight, [email protected].

ULTIMATE FRISBEE LEAGUE - SIGN UP TODAY! Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington sponsors an Ultimate Frisbee League and has invited us to participate - so the Journey would like to put together a team! Novices and Experts alike are encouraged to participate. Games begin in March!

Time is short! If you would be interested in playing on a team, please sign up on the sheet in the lobby. For more information, contact George Hite - [email protected]

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Upcoming Events

The Bell/Ambroso Life Group is holding a Toiletry Supply Collection Drive. All supplies will be donated to the Alternative House of Vienna. The Alternative House provides housing/assistance to homeless/abused youth, teens, and single mothers. The supplies that are needed are: The supplies will be packed into individual bags by the children in the Bell/Ambroso Life Group. A collection table will be in the church lobby on February 16. Please consider opening your hearts and donating. For more information on Alternative House, go to: www.thealternativehouse.org. Any questions please contact Christina Bell at [email protected]

Small Shampoo Small shower gels Toothpaste

Small Conditioner Bars of soap Floss

Small brushes/combs Toothbrush Small stick of deodorant


We would like to begin gathering the names of people that would be available to provide Paid Childcare for various events that occur at The Journey. Some events would be weekly, while others would be on a need basis (i.e. various women's events, large church events, etc.) A Background Check will be required for anyone who is inter-ested and you must be 16 years old.

Please contact Michelle at [email protected] or the Journey office at jour[email protected] if you are available to help in this way.

PCTC 2014 FEBRUARY 21-23 - COST REDUCED TO $65! All Jr/Sr High! PCTC is coming up fast, and you won’t want to miss it! This year’s theme is “The Walking Dead,” and is a dynamic, intense weekend full of powerful worship, dynamic speakers, en-gaging workshops and fun events. PCTC is designed for Jr/Sr High grades with separate tracks for Middle School and High School students. We will leave at 5pm on February 21st, and plan to be

back by 5pm on the 23rd. And due to the generosity of our Journey family, the cost to go is now only $65, which includes the registration fee. Everything else is covered! For more information, contact Adam - [email protected]. Sign up is in the lobby.

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JOURNEY BASKETBALL - THE GAMES BEGIN! The Journey sponsors a men's team in the Church Fellowship League of Fairfax County. All games and practices are at the Word of Life gym, 5225 Backlick Road in Alexandria. Games begin second week in January and will be Thursday or Friday nights. Players should be at least 18 years of age and prepared for a relatively high level of

competition. Purchase of a team jersey and a small pro rata team fee are the only costs involved. Contact: Jim Pruitt at [email protected]. Upcoming Games below:

� February 14 -- vs. Bethany Lutheran -- 7:00 pm � February 20 -- vs. 1st Baptist -- 9:20 pm � February 28 -- vs. Word of Life -- 8:10 pm

NEXT WEEK IS 3RD SUNDAY PIZZA NIGHT! Don’t forget that NEXT WEEK is 3rd Sunday Pizza Night here at the Journey! Pizza is on the Journey every third Sunday of the month after the 5pm service - so come on out at 5pm and join us for pizza after-wards! It’s a great time to fellowship and meet new people.


Spice up your Valentine’s Day! Dig out your secret chili recipe and join us for a Chili Cook-off on Saturday, February 15th at Key Middle School. Bring your chili, plus dessert, at 5:30; food and fun will begin at 6:00 pm. Hot dogs for the kids, sour cream, cheese and chips will be provided. Be prepared for a very special time of fellowship (and friendly rivalry)!


MISSIONS TEAM POTLUCK WITH THE AHOS FEBRUARY 13TH There will be a special missions team meeting on Thursday, February 13th at 6:30 pm with Tim & Tammy Aho, the missionaries we support in England. Everyone is invited! It will be a potluck, so please bring your favorite dish to share. For more information, contact Jim Pruitt at [email protected].

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Thank you for choosing to worship with us today!

Please fill out an information card and note any

prayer requests and praises on the back.

Thank You.

REFUEL TONIGHT AT 6:30PM Attention all Jr/Sr High! Join us tonight for Refuel, our student ministry for everyone in grades 7-12. We will have some hang out time, activities and a small group time. We are beginning a study called, “Giving, Serving, Leading.” Contact: Adam Schuster—[email protected]


Need a daily devotional? This monthly women's devotional magazine offers guidance for a growing, personal relationship with God. Each weekday de-votion deals with issues and real-life situations. The daily devotional con-tent can help us develop a daily quiet time that allows us to pray, read God's Word, and listen for God to speak to us. It is provided free by the Journey’s Women’s Ministry. Pick up your copy in the lobby today!

JOURNEY MOMS’ PLAYGROUP FEBRUARY 12TH Take a break from the normal and get to know other moms. Come hang out while our kids play!

Join us at Diana Gartner’s house to Join us at Diana Gartner’s house to Join us at Diana Gartner’s house to Join us at Diana Gartner’s house to

celebrate Valentine's Daycelebrate Valentine's Daycelebrate Valentine's Daycelebrate Valentine's Day!

Please bring your favorite Valentine's Day snack to share, and be sure to bring a decorated shoe box or bag to exchange valentines. Contact Diana for address/directions - [email protected].

LIFE GROUP OUTREACH MEETING TODAY For those interested in participating in outreach within our community and beyond, Dave Sleight will be holding a meeting after 2nd service today to discuss various possibilities. Each Life group should be represented as outreach is a vital part of what a Life group is about, but others are encouraged to come as well. Come with ideas and an open mind.

If you have any questions please see or contact David Sleight: [email protected]


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LABELS FOR EDUCATION - MOUNTAIN MISSION SCHOOL Please save the UPC code/lids from the products listed in the flyer on the shelf in the mailroom. Also save the “Box Tops for Educa-tion” coupons on various products, including Kleenex tissues, cake mixes, and frozen products. Place them in the box also provided on the shelf in the mailroom. They will be sent to the Mountain Mission School in Grundy, Virginia. These labels are greatly appreciated by them as they can use them to get a variety of different supplies & equipment that the school couldn’t get otherwise! One thing to keep in mind - don’t hold onto your “Box Tops” too long - they do expire and they can’t use them if the date on them is past.

JOURNEY MEALS TO GO Just had a baby? Need Food? We're here for you. Surgery, Illness? We've got you covered.... We are your Church Family! Contact Lisa Steedsman or Abby Bulliner at [email protected] and we will start a mealtrain for you. A mealtrain is the act of organizing meal giving around significant life events. We will need some information such as your address, when you need the meals to start, and any allergies that you or your family may have.

Enjoy blessing others with food? We're looking for you, too! It is a win-win. You feel great, and the recipient loves you! Ask Lisa. You can also buy them pizza or takeout if you don't have the time to cook:) They will still love you. Trust us. Please let Lisa or Abby know if you'd be interested in this ministry and we will add you to our database of volunteers. You will then receive an email when there is a need and can sign up to deliver at your convenience! Our goal is to provide 5 meals for each significant event.

As part of our continuing efforts to recycle here at the Journey, there is a recycling container in the worship center! All of the plastic cups that we use need to be put in there so that we can send them to the recycling cen-ter. Please make sure that your container is empty before putting it in the container. We appreciate your help in making this happen.

STUFF THE BUS DRIVE FOR KOINONIA Mark your calendar! On Monday, February 17 Fastran will be hosting a Stuff The Bus food drive for Koinonia at the Kings-towne Giant. If you plan to shop around that day, please make arrangements to shop at the Kingstowne Giant, purchase an extra item, and support our food pantry. Stuff The Bus is a ma-jor County-wide effort of Fastran. When you shop between 9:30

- 4:30pm look for the Fastran bus near the entrance of the store, and you will have an opportunity to give back to your local community. Pick up a flyer in the lobby for more information.

Opportunities to Serve