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Pohick Episcopal Church

9301 Richmond Highway Lorton, VA 22079 Telephone: 703-339-6572 Fax: 703-339-9884
Let your light so shine (Matt. 5:16)

MAY 2014
And so, to my mind at least, Jesus commanded his disciples back to Galilee so that he could meet with them in a place away from the hustle and bustle of the Holy City. As he often did throughout his earthly ministry (e.g., Mark 4:34), Jesus wanted to gather them in a quiet place so that he could reflect with them upon the scriptures, and review with them his words and deeds of the past three years - especially in the afterglow of his Resurrection. They would be back in Jerusalem soon enough, ministering among the masses. But for the time being, they needed that time away to reflect with him upon the full meaning of what had just happened. Jesus Easter message to his disciples remains relevant for us today because we also need that time of retreat with our Lord. We need to get away from the busy routine of Northern Virginia so that we can hear our Lords voice more clearly and sense his presence beyond the distractions of everyday life. One way that weve been doing that at Pohick for many decades is through our annual Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont. Each June, many within our parish make the two-hour drive out to western Virginia (aka West Virginia of Country Roads fame) for a weekend away that includes worship, reflection upon scripture, singing, good country cooking, and wonderful Christian fellowship. Whats more, its all set in a beautifully bucolic setting where Gods presence simply permeates the natural surroundings. Youll find information in this months Pohick Post about this years retreat, as well as a registration form.
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The Reverend Donald D. Binder, PhD

From The Rector

n my Easter sermon this year, I reflected in part upon Jesus message to the disciples on Easter morning: that they should leave Jerusalem and return to Galilee, where he himself would be going to meet them (Matt 28:10, Mark 16:7). Because the Gospels record several resurrection appearances in and around Jerusalem (Luke 24:13-53, John 20:19-29), we often forget about this commandment. Whats more, within forty days, the disciples would be back in Jerusalem for Jesus Ascension, as well as for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 1:1-2:4). So why this Galilean interlude? I never really understood this until last summer when we spent nearly three months living in Jerusalem. While it has been built up over the past centuries, there is at least one constant between Jerusalem of today and Jerusalem of two thousand years ago: it is (and was) a loud, noisy place! Every time we hopped into our rental car to head out of town, it felt very much like when we drive out of Northern Virginia and into the surrounding countryside. You could just feel the air draining out of the pressure cooker. Galilee is only about a two-hour drive away from Jerusalem - but it is a world apart in terms of atmosphere. Theres a sense of peace and quiet on Galilees many rolling hills. Theres a calmness beside the usually still waters of the sea where Peter, Andrew, and the sons of Zebedee used to fish.

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If youre a regular to Shrine Mont, I probably dont need to say much more to convince you to come back. But if youve never been before, I hope that you will consider coming out for the first time for an experience that you will feed your body, mind and spirit. If cost is a concern, please speak to me privately, as we have generous scholarship resources available. Tell my brothers to go to Galilee, Jesus said to the women. There they will see me. It is my Easter prayer that, in our little Galilee in western Virginia, as well as in other ones we may create for ourselves throughout this season, we too may come to see the face of the Risen Lord.

The Martha Guild

Connie Myers The Martha Guild will meet on Wednesday, May 7 beginning at 7:30 pm in Classroom A. All women of the Church are cordially invited to attend the meeting. Please direct questions to Connie Myers at 703-455-4652, or at The Senior High youth mission team is selling stock in PCYM, Inc., a company formed to help connect the Parish and families with the teens serving this summer. A prospectus will be available during all three coffee hours as well as the opportunity to purchase a stake in the Sr. High summer mission trip. Thanks to the Parish for continued support and prayers. The team looks forward to representing Pohick this summer. Questions? Contact Rusty Booth, rusty@

Buy Stock in Pohick Youth

The Martha Guild will host a wine tasting at the home of Carol and Reed Heddleston on May 10 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Proceeds from the event will benefit Fisher House at Fort Belvoir. The Fisher House is a home away from home for families who have a loved one who is sick or wounded from service to this country. Tickets will go on sale soon for $30 an individual or $50 a couple. Save the date! Tickets will be sold at the door the evening of the event.

Wine Tasting May 10

Pohicks annual Vacation Church School will be held July 14 through July 18 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. The theme is Gospel Lights SonTreasure Island. The students will discover the rich treasure of Gods love through the life of Jesus. This promises to be a week of fun and adventure. Please mark the calendar and plan on attending! There will be classes for 2 and 1 year olds through fifth grade students. It is requested that a parent or nanny of the little ones stay and help in some way. This is requested so that the parent is nearby in case needed. There is also a nursery available throughout the day for the volunteers. The 6th through 12th grade students are encouraged to volunteer as teacher assistants. Lots of volunteers are needed. There are openings as lead teachers, assistant teachers, art director, recreation assistants, snack leader and assistants, nursery leader and assistants. If anyone is interested in knowing more about the program please call Frances Sessums at 703-425-2857.


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The Reverend Dr. Ruth E. Correll, Ed.D.

To raise loving, honorable, and capable children who will contribute positively to their own families and their wider world requires more of moms than ever before. In addition to this challenge, at Pohick Church there is also the goal of bringing up children to follow Christ. Significant fluxuation in attitudes toward motherhood stirred up during the 1960s with widening career opportunities, legislation affecting women, and currents in the economy and culture. How do we keep a steady course? Over the past few months, I have listened to the interests and desires of a number of mothers of children at our church. The top priority to emerge was this: We want time to talk to each other. Pohick moms, Lisa Truesdale, Amanda Choi, and consultant, Andrea Godwin-Stremler have offered to provide leadership. To kick off this conversation, mothers of all ages are invited to a simple luncheon in The Annex on Sunday, May 4, at 12:30pm after church and during

From The Assistant Rector

For Pohick Mothers

childrens choir practice. Please sign up on Ruths office door or call Ruth at 703-339-6572 or Frances Sessums at 703-425-2857 so we can plan for food. With Mothers Day, May offers a fitting month to enter this conversation. From the beginning, the holiday was linked with church attendance, peace and temperance movements, Sunday School teaching, and Childrens Day in Protestant churches. In 1868, Ann Jarvis attempted to reunite families divided by the Civil War by creating Mothers Day. Other small groups of mothers whose sons had died in that terrible war gathered. Her daughter, Anna Jarvis, with the support of the Philadelphia churchman and merchanizer of note, and John Wanamaker convinced Congress and President Woodrow Wilson to proclaim Mothers Day a national holiday. That Sunday at church in 1914, ushers wore carnations, Anns favorite flower, in their lapels. Soon, the practice of wearing a red carnation for living mothers and a white carnation if the Mom was deceased spread across the country. Alas, Anna almost regretted her action and spent the last years of her life protesting the commercialization of the holiday she had worked so hard to establish. Our goal is to move beyond honoring mothers with carnations to celebrating a whole bouquet of dedicated moms. Their fragrance of their faith blesses our community.

Christian Education

Frances Sessums, Director of Christian Education It is time to look toward next years church school and more volunteers are needed for this important ministry. Helping in the Church School is a rewarding and satisfying experience. Volunteering gives one the opportunity to grow in faith as well as the knowledge of the Bible. It is also a way to get to know the young parishioners as well as the other volunteers. There is a need for teachers, storytellers, doorpersons, and a snack assistant. Training and support is provided for all of these positions. The volunteers are scheduled so that they work only two times a month and substitutes are available when needed. To learn more about the program, call Frances Sessums at 703-425-2857.

Hodge Podge is May 17! Clean out that closet, garage, attic, storage shed, whatever - and feel a deep satisfaction for a job well done! Bring the extra TREASURES and place the gently used, clean, functioning items in the northwest corner of the Common Room. Be sure to keep access to the cabinets clear. Books will also be collected for the book sale. Contact Jane Thurston at 703-339-1301 for book donations. Volunteers are needed to help with this event! Without the wonderful participation of the congregation, Hodge Podge will not work. Everyone is welcome; contact Helen and Jeff Parker, volunteer coordinators, at 703-497-5927. Contact Jim From at 703-492-6450 for any Hodge Podge questions. Please mark May 17 on the calendar for the big event.

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Senior Wardens Report

Stew Remaly, Senior Warden Another Holy Season has passed and it is finally Spring - Alleluia! There has been so much to be thankful for and to celebrate. Volunteer groups have been providing the local community with wonderful outreach and support. The finances continue to improve and Pohick has been truly blessed with the arrival of new families and visitors to this historic church. While giving thanks for this life, the congregation must remember all the churches and Christians who are struggling to survive and are trying to escape persecution. There are also small churches trying to keep from closing their doors. As summer looms, remember to pray for the small struggling churches around this great country that they may continue to bring others to share in the love of Christ and be as blessed as Pohick. The Vestry as recorded by Don Brownlee: Was updated on the ongoing effort to replace the handicapped ramp. Design changes required by Fairfax County will increase both the cost and visual impact. The Senior Warden will convene a small group to discuss the best way to move forward. Discussed the deteriorating condition of the trailers. The Junior Warden will convene a small group

to consider options. Agreed to ask the Renovations Committee to continue planning the Kitchen Renovation Project, but to delay any Vestry decision on moving forward until 2015. The initial cost estimate is approximately $65,000. Approved the Treasurers Report for March. Plate and pledge income remain strong; expenses are about as expected, with the exception of costs for heating oil and snow removal Adopted a governance policy requiring that any non-budgeted expenditure from restricted or memorial funds of greater than $500 must have Vestry approval. Learned that mice have gnawed through several of the smaller pipes in the organ Learned that James Rickenbaker of the Diocese of Eastern Carolina will be a seminarian at Pohick in the fall. Was reminded that the Parish is blessed with a wealth of talent and resources, and despite occasional financial challenges, is in much better shape than many smaller, struggling parishes around the diocese and around the country. Any requests, suggestions, or questions, should be directed to a Vestry member or a member of the staff. Vestry Grams can also be used for recorded requests and tracked for action.

The annual parish retreat being held from June 20 - 22 is fast approaching! All Pohickians are encouraged to participate in this weekend of renewal and spiritual enrichment. For those new to Pohick, the retreat is held the third weekend in June, usually the weekend after the kids get out of school. The focus this year will be on getting as many new people as possible to really max-out on what the Pohick family has to offer! Just a few reasons to go: It is a great way to meet and get to know fellow parishioners Three sessions that will focus on Christian spirituality Cozy rooms in quaint cottages and houses in a secluded resort community from yesteryear; time stands still at Shrine Mont; no traffic, no TV, no cell phones, no computers The setting is incredibly peaceful, so take the opportunity to curl up on a porch with a good book Puzzles, cards, music, swimming, golf, tennis, scenic hiking and nature trails Fellowship at the Gathering Place (bring a favorite beverage and snack to share) Book Store, shopping in the Shenandoah Valley Outdoor services at the Shrine The fried chicken on Sunday Please look for the flyer/application in this issue of the Pohick Post. The application along with payment can be put in the collection plate at any of the Sunday services, or drop it by the Church Office.

Pohick Church Annual Parish Retreat Shrine Mont, Virginia

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Shrine Mont, Virginia
Dates: June 20 - 22, 2014, from Friday dinner (5:30 pm) through Sunday lunch (12:30 pm) Sign-up Deadline: Sunday, June 8, 2014 Shrine Mont Overview: It is that time again for fellowship, and physical, mental, and spiritual renewal at Shrine Mont in the beautiful mountains of Virginia! Shrine Mont, located in Orkney Springs, 13 miles west of Mt. Jackson, Virginia, is a conference center managed by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Shrine Mont consists of 1,100 acres of forest land featuring trails, lakes, hills, and streams at the edge of George Washington National Forest, which is a stones throw from the West Virginia state line. The centerpiece of Shrine Mont is an unusual open air stone chapel, the Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration, from which Shrine Mont takes its name. Campers, conferees, and guests worship at this beautiful shrine regularly. Fees: The cost is $157 for adults (ages 13 and over), $104 for youths (ages 8-12), $49 for children (ages 4-7), and free for children under four. If a crib is required, there is a $6 fee for the weekend. Babysitting during adult sessions is available for an additional $10. Please note that these costs should not prohibit anyone from attending the retreat. Anyone needing financial assistance should contact the Reverend Don Binder at 703-339-6572. Fees are firm for the weekend, even for late arrivals. If arriving late, one can usually get dinner until 6:30 pm.


Shrine Mont

Pohick Church Annual Retreat June 20-22, 2014

Babysitting Service: For parents with children, there will be a super program for young people as well as a babysitting service ($10), so parents can attend activities. Babysitters will be available only during adult study sessions. What to Bring: While breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided, bring snacks and a favorite beverages for evening fellowship time together at the Gathering Place. Also, consider bringing a flashlight, Bible, jacket or sweater, fan, and other personal items. There is no air conditioning in the cottages, however, most rooms have electric fans. Study: There are three scheduled occasions to study, but note, no one is obligated to attend any of these planned sessions. One may choose to do ones own thing for part of the time, or for the entire weekend! Shrine Mont expects parents to be responsible for the actions of their children, especially during the periods between the three planned sessions.


Name(s)___________________________________________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________________________________________________________ Email:______________________________________________________ Tel:___________________________________ _____ Adults ($157 each) _____ Youth (8-12, $104 each) Total enclosed: $_____________
Enclose a check payable to Pohick Church, and mark Shrine Mont in the memo section. For more information, call the Parish Office at 703-339-6572.

_____ Children (4-7, $49 each) _____ Babysitting ($10)

_____ Young Children (3 and under, free)

_____ Cribs required ($6 each)


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2014 POHICK CHURCH PARISH RETREAT Shrine Mont, Orkney Springs, Virginia
Friday, June 20 Afternoon arrival 5:30 pm 7:30 - 8:30 pm 8:30 pm 9:00 pm until Saturday, June 21 7:30 am 8:00 am 9:00-10:30 am 10:30-12:30 pm 12:30 pm 1:00-4:30 pm 4:30-5:30 pm 5:30 pm 7:00-8:00 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm until Sunday, June 22 8:00 am 9:00-10:30 am 10:45 am 12:30 pm 1:30-4:00 pm Dinner Orientation in Art Hall Compline The Gathering Place Morning Prayer in Art Hall Breakfast Session I, Group Photo at Shrine Open/Activities Lunch Open/Activities The Gathering Place Dinner Session II in Art Hall Evening Prayer at the Shrine The Gathering Place Breakfast Session III in Art Hall Holy Eucharist at the Shrine Lunch Open/Depart
Shrine Mont Retreat Center


Shrine Mont is located 1 hour south of Winchester or 1 hour north of Harrisonburg, and approximately 2 1/2 hours from the Washington, DC and Richmond metro areas. To reach Shrine Mont follow I-81 to Mt. Jackson (Exit #273). Turn left from DC or right from Richmond onto Rt. 703 (east), then right (south) on US 11, follow through town, turn right on Rt. 263 and follow approximately 15 miles to Orkney Springs.

Directions to Shrine Mont: From Pohick Church, take I-66 west to I-81 south. Exit 273 at Mt. Jackson. Turn left on Mt. Jackson Road (Cty 292). Turn right on US 11 (traffic light). Turn right on to State Route 263 to Orkney Springs and Shrine Mont. The trip takes about two hours from Pohick.

Activities and Options: Indicate particular activities of interest. Tom or Susan Mayberry, 703-494-6108, will keep track of others expressing an interest in all options.
_____ Swimming _____ Tennis _____ Golf _____ Horseshoes _____ Other _____ Basketball _____ Sleeping _____ Hiking _____ Shopping _____ Volleyball _____ Fishing _____ Eating _____ Antiquing _____ Shuffleboard _____ Mountain Climbing _____ Bridge/other card games _____ Porching


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Update on Issues in the Anglican Communion

This monthly report is part of the Vestrys ongoing effort to inform and update the Parish about the ongoing controversies within The Episcopal Church (TEC) and the Anglican Communion. These controversies largely involve the blessing of same-sex unions, ordination of non-celibate homosexuals, interpretation of Scripture, and breakdown of traditional boundary lines between Provinces.

Don Brownlee

The bishops of the Episcopal dioceses of Virginia and Southern Virginia joined other religious organization from the commonwealth in a federal court filing supporting the constitutional right of gays and lesbians to marry. The filing is an amicus, or friend of the court brief in the federal court case challenging the constitutionality of Virginias ban on same-sex marriages. A federal district court ruled that ban is unconstitutional; the case is now on appeal to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond. Their primary purpose in the legal filing appears to be to counter those from the Roman Catholic Church and other faith groups who claim allowing gays and lesbians to marry would violate religious freedoms. To the contrary, our bishops and other faith groups argue, Eliminating discrimination in civil marriage will not impinge upon religious doctrine or practice. All religions would remain free - as they are today with seventeen states and the District of Columbia permitting same-sex couples to marry - to define religious marriage any way they choose. Nor would affirmance interfere with religious institutions or individuals constitutionally protected speech or activities. To buttress their argument, they note that civil laws have long permitted marriage, divorce and remarriage that are not allowed in various religions, citing Conservative Judaisms prohibition on interfaith marriages, or the Roman Catholic Churchs bans on divorce and remarriage. The existence and persistence of such differences demonstrate that affirmance here would not burden religious liberty. Were Virginia to allow and recognize the civil marriages of same-sex couples - as they do for interfaith couples, interracial couples, and couples remarrying after divorce - religions that disapprove of such unions would remain free to define religious marriage however they wish. [Other faith groups who have urged the court to uphold Virginias current law], and all faith groups for that matter, could withhold spiritual blessing from any marriages and indeed bar those entering into them from being congregants at all, just

as they are now free to do so on grounds of faith, race, prior marital status, or any other characteristic deemed religiously significant. The four Episcopal bishops from Virginia - the three from the Diocese of Virginia, and Bp. Herman Hollerith of the Diocese of Southern Virginia - appear to be the only signatories who are bishops or equivalent leaders of mainline Protestant denominations in the commonwealth. Others include representatives of the United Church of Christ, Central Conference of American Rabbis and other Jewish groups, the Unitarian Universalist Association, and groups within the Mormon, Presbyterian, Lutheran and Methodist churches which support the right of gays and lesbians to marry. The group is referred to as Bishops of the Episcopal Church in Virginia, et al and the court filings indicate the attorneys are doing the work pro bono, or at no charge. *** In early April, Abp. Justin Welby made his first visit to Canada and the United States since his enthronement a year ago. As part of the trip he met with the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, part of his plan to meet with all the primates of all the provinces in the Anglican Communion by the end of 2014. But comments he made in a radio interview before leaving England followed him across the Atlantic. He had appeared on a British talk radio program, becoming the first sitting Archbishop of Canterbury to take live questions from a radio call-in audience. One questioner, a Church of England (COE) priest, asked why COE priests in the couldnt be allowed to follow their own consciences on the subject of same-sex marriages. What we say here is heard around the world, Abp. Justin replied. The impact of that on Christians in countries far from here, like South Sudan, like Nigeria and other places, would be absolutely catastrophic, and we have to love them as much as we love the people
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who are here. At the same time, we have to listen incredibly carefully to the LGBT communities here, and listen to what theyre saying, and we have to look at the tradition of the church, and the teaching of the church, and the teaching of scripture, which is definitive in the end, before we come to a conclusion. In response to a later question from the program host, he elaborated, I think its not about them [people in Africa] having conniptions and getting irate, thats nothing to do with it. Its about the fact that Ive stood by a grave side in Africa of a group of Christians whod been attacked because of something that had happened far far away in America, and they were attacked by other people because of that and a lot of them had been killed. Some took that as blaming The Episcopal Church for murders of Christians in Africa. Abp. Justin said that interpretation was a million miles away from what I said. In an interview with the Anglican Journal, following his meeting with the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, he explained, What I was saying is that when we take actions in one part of the church, particularly actions that are controversial, that they are heard and felt not only in that part of the church but around the world...And, this is not mere consequentialism; Im not saying that because there will be consequences to taking action, that we shouldnt take action. What Im saying is that love for our neighbor, love for one another, compels us to consider carefully how that love is expressed, both in our own context and globally. We never speak the essential point that, as a church, we never speak only in our local situation. Our voice carries around the world. Now that will be more true in some places than in others. It depends on your links. We need to learn to live as a global church in a local context and never to imagine that were just a local church. There is no such thing. From Canada he went to Oklahoma City, to participate in a conference on the Epidemic of Violence. He told the gathering the gospel of peace is reclaimed by loving those who love violence and hatred and that a church committed to peacemaking looks like those who join their enemies on their knees. He met with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, and other bishops from The Episcopal Church who attended the conference. No further details on their meeting were

immediately available. Asked in a news conference later about the radio interview, he explained his comments this way: I think we need to be aware of the realities on the ground, in our own countries and around the world, and to take those into account when were moving forwardIt doesnt mean you necessarily do something other than you feel is the right thing to do, but youre aware of the need perhaps to do it in a different way. *** The question in the British radio talk show was precipitated by the fact that same-sex marriages became legal in England and Wales late in March. The law deals with civil marriages; It specifically prohibits same-sex marriages in the COE, and her bishops have also prohibited priests from formally blessing the civil marriages. But within a few days, the COE was confronted with the first case of a priest entering into a same-sex marriage himself, when a priest and hospital chaplain entered into a civil marriage with his a same-sex partner. His bishop said, I am aware that a member of the clergy who works in the diocese of Lincoln has married a partner of the same sex. The priest concerned wrote to me in advance to explain his intention and we had a subsequent meeting in which I explained the guidelines of the House of Bishops. Although the priest is subject to discipline by his bishop, he is actually employed by the British National Health Service, which complicates any disciplinary action. Elsewhere: A California state court has ruled in favor of The Episcopal Church in a property case in the Diocese of San Joaquin. The court ruled that all property and assets of St. John the Evangelist Church in Stockton should be returned to the continuing Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin. The diocese is one of several around the country where a theologically conservative bishop moved to separate from The Episcopal Church.
It is important to remember that despite all these controversies, the work of the Church - globally, nationally, and locally goes on. The Stewardship Commission continues to carry out that work, and spread the good News. Pohick continues to be the only Bible some people will ever read. Pohick continues to leak the love of God to those in need through donations of food and clothing to LCAC, adult and youth mission trips, LCAC Backpacks drive, Community of Hope, and support parish families in times of grief.

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Pohick Church Activities May 2014

27 Sunday
Easter 2 7:45a HE I 9a HE II 10:15a Christian Ed, Inquirers Class 11:15a HE II 12:30p St. Cecelia St. Alban 5p Youth Confirmation 6p EYC ( Jr&Sr)





9:30a Staff Mtg 7p Tutoring



2p HE, the Fairfax 6p St. Francis Choir 6p COH 7:30p Healing Service



6:15p Bell Choir 7p EFM 7p Boy Scouts 7:30p Choir of Pohick 8:30p AA


4p Derbes Rehearsal Dinner


Easter 3 7:45a HE I 9a HE II 10:15a Christian Ed 11:15a HE I 12:30p Luncheon for Moms 12:30p St. Cecelia St. Alban 5p Youth Confirmation

9:30a Staff Mtg 7p Tutoring

2p HE, the Fairfax 6p St. Francis Choir 7:30p Healing Service 7:30p Martha Guild Meeting

6:15p Bell Choir 7p EFM 7p Boy Scouts 7:30p Choir of Pohick 8:30p AA

7a EYC/big day of serving 8a Brotherhood of St. Andrew 9:15a Docent Research 5p Wedding Reception


8a Brotherhood of St. Andrew 9:15a Spring Clean-up (tent.)


Mothers Day Easter 4



7:45a HE I 9a HE II 10:15a Christian Ed 11:15a HE II

9:30a Staff Mtg 7p Tutoring


2p HE, the Fairfax 6p St. Francis Choir 7:30p Healing Service



Easter 5 7:45a HE I 9a HE II


7p Docent General


10:15a Christian Ed

11:15a HE I

9:30a Staff Mtg 7p Tutoring 7:30p Vestry


6:15p Bell Choir 7p Boy Scouts 7:30p Choir of Pohick 8:30p AA



7a Hodge Podge 8a Brotherhood of St. Andrew

12:30p St. Cecelia St. Alban 5p Youth Confirmation 6:30p EYC (all)

1p Docent Tour 2p HE, the Fairfax 7:30p Healing Service


6:15p Bell Choir 7p Boy Scouts 7:30p Choir of Pohick 8:30p AA



8a Brotherhood of St. Andrew


Easter 6 7:45a HE I 9a HE II 11:15a HE II 12:30p St. Cecelia St. Alban


Memorial Day Office Closed


9:30a Staff Mtg


2p HE, the Fairfax Ascension Day 9a Mental 6p St. Francis Choir 6p Joint Rehearsal Health 6p COH Seminar 7p Boy Scouts 7:30p Healing 8:30p AA Service




8a Brotherhood of St. Andrew 9a Mental Health Seminar 9:15a Renovations 4p Sounds of Pohick

Contact the Parish Secretary, Vonne Troknya,, to list group meetings or events on the calendar.

Articles for the June 2014 Pohick Post are due no later than May 15! Forward input by email in Word compatible format to Lori Buckius, Design concerns & items for the Sunday Service Volunteers page should be addressed to Carmel Hodge,


Please email bulletin announcements to The bulletin is printed on Thursdays so announcements should be received by Wednesday.



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4 MAY 7:45 9:00

Ken Evans Stew Remaly


11 MAY
Tony Marsico Alan Mayberry

Matt Gurrola Tom Bland Chris Brown Bill Patton

18 MAY

25 MAY

8a Stew Remaly Ken Evans

11:15 Bill Bland 7:00 1:00

Wes Speer Dan Derbes Camela Speer Greg Wilson Dave Billingsley R. Stankwitz D. Brownlee

Fuzzy Thurston Don Cooke Jim Foster Jan Hoffheins

Mike Vaughn Becky Wagner

Rodger Jones Mike Zane

Angela Edgemon Steve Edgemon R. Wyllie R. Heddleston Faber/Hoffheins

C. Herbert E. Pitcock

Hank Foresman Bill Hosp

Kathy Kirkland Jim Heller Hal Yarwood Susan Yarwood Tom Mayberry Rick Nelson N. Sunderland H. Parker Pasour/Remaly J. Wells N. Sage J. Buckley C. Foster H. Parker R. Stankwitz R. Stankwitz TBD

10a Dennis Myers Beth Altman Dru Hodges Pehr Pehrsson


J. Pasour D. Derbes TBD BJ McPherson A. Marsico, E. Pitcock A. Powell, J. Schmid M. Tonkin D. Trussell M. Yezek BJ/K McPherson 8a TBD

12:15 M/M Myers AM

J. Sunderland N. Bireley, A. Cannon C. Heddleston J. MacDonald M. Hartig R. Teale, B. Wagner K. Tracy

J. Sunderland N. Bireley, A. Cannon C. Heddleston J. MacDonald M. Hartig R. Teale, B. Wagner M. Bartholomew TBD

J. Wells N. Sage J. Buckley C. Foster H. Parker R. Stankwitz J. Brimmer TBD

M/M Thurston



M/M Schow

7:45 TBD 9:00 M/M Bartholomew 11:15 M/M Seaton 7:45 Doug Smith 9:00 M/M John Godley 11:15 Leslie Aqueron 7:45 9:00
Springer (P) Wrona (R)

M/M Myers K. Kirkland

M/M Ken Evans

Becky Wagner M/M Dennis Myers

M/M Yezek

M/M Lynn

M/M Thurston Vera & Roger Jones Beth Atkinson Wrona (P) Springer (R) Poad (R) Sage (P)

10a M/M Herbert

M/M Fuzzy Thurston

Rev & Mrs. Tom Costa Monique Clark Thorson (P) Marsico (R) Gastrell (P) Elston (R) J. Hayes Elston (R) Wagner (P)

M/M Dick Heintze

8a M/M Peterson 10a Beth Altman

Faber (P) Wallace (R)

11:15 M. Harding (P)

S. Harding (R)

Wallace (P) Ayorinde (R)

Heddleston (R) R. Booth (P)

9:00 M. Clark 11:15 BJ McPherson

H. Parker D. Hamly

M. Booth (R) R. Booth (P)

Gastrell (R) Ayorinde (P)

Thorson (R) Wagner (P)

Wallace (P) M. Booth (R) Cockroft (R) Elston (P)

C. Knipling

R. Heddleston G. Delaune

10a E. Pitcock

The Sunday Service Volunteers Schedule is also available at Pohick Churchs website,, under Ministries.

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Carol Heddleston, Parish Nurse What happens if a person is involved in a car accident and is dying or permanently unconscious, connected to a breathing machine, tube feedings or other machines? What happens if a person has a long illness where the primary organs no longer work properly without support? Medical care can prolong life and keep a person alive even when those organs stop working well, but these machines will not cure the illness. These treatments are called life-sustaining treatments. Many people consider talking about death or endof-life issues a taboo. However, a lively conversation about these topics continues with stories shared about death or end-of-life experiences of a family member or a friend. And then, the conversation turns to personal preferences and planning. Sometimes a severely injured or ill person cannot express their medical care wishes. Advance Directives are legal documents that allow a person to clearly communicate their decisions about health care wishes and end-of-life care prior to the onset of the illness or accident. An Advance Directive is a means of communicating personal wishes and Some mothers in the Church have expressed interest in getting together to talk, connect with each other, and share experiences. Please join in the kick-off event on Sunday, May 4, 12:30 pm in the Annex. Moms and Grandmas are welcomed. So planning can be done, please call Frances Sessums, 703-425-2857, or Ruth Correll, 703-3396572, to RSVP. They can also answer any questions about the event.

providing guidance to family, friends, and health care professionals. Doctors and loved ones will only use an Advance Directive if the person is incapacitated. There are two forms of Advance Directives. Health care power of attorney - a person is selected to be the voice of the individual for health care decisions when the individual is unable to speak for themselves. Living will - specifies the kind of medical treatments that a person would or would not want at the end of life. As life and health changes, health care decisions may also change. Advance Directives can be changed or cancelled at any time. Recommendation 1) Think about health care preferences and communicating these preferences. 2) Identify and write down a medical power of attorney. 3) Download a Virginia Advance Medical Directive - making-making healthcare-decisions/index.jsp 4) Start the conversation with primary care providers, loved ones, and close friends so people are aware of preferences. 5) Make wishes available by keeping it in an easily accessible spot like a wallet.

Attention All Mothers

The 2014 Spring ECW (Episcopal Church Women) Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 22, at St. Martins Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia. Registration begins at 8:45 am and the cost is $25 with lunch included. The theme for the meeting is Many Paths ~ One Journey, Many Gifts ~ Much Mercy. Registration deadline is May 8. For more details and to register online, please visit the website at www. Registration forms may also be found on the table outside of the Church office. Questions, please see Helen Parker, Edwardene Pitcock or Connie Myers.

Attention All Women of Pohick

The Purpose of Pohick Church is to be a nourishing community where Christs love is experienced and taken beyond its walls.

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