Announcements and Upcoming Events


Announcements for October 22:



Altar Flowers:  Today’s altar flowers are presented by Dave Lange in celebration of Hertha’s birthday.


Communion Wine:  Today’s communion wine is presented by Guy and Julie Zoller to the glory of God.


Welcome Visitors:  A warm welcome to visitors who are worshipping with us today! Please sign our guestbook in the narthex.


Every Member Response Sunday:  Every Member Response Sunday is TODAY. If you need an extra Statement of Intended Giving, please ask an usher.

Luther Movie Night:  This is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On Saturday, October 28, we will show the 2003 movie, “Luther”, starring Joseph Fiennes and Peter Ustinov at the Reston Community Center. Beer, Brats, sauerkraut, and soft pretzels will be served at 6pm. Please sign up in the narthex.

Book Club:  The CTS Book Club will meet Saturday, November 11 at 11:00 am to discuss No Man’s Land by David Baldacci. Special Agent John Puller is working to solve the 30year-old mystery of his mother’s disappearance from Fort Monroe, VA. We will be meeting at Vaughn & Peg Siegenthaler’s and a light lunch will be served. All are welcome! Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thanksgiving Baskets:  CTS will again be working with Cornerstones to provide Thanksgiving Baskets to those in need. The cost of each basket is about $50 and last year we raised enough money for 66 baskets. Please consider donating any amount. You can make your check payable to CTS and please write “Thanksgiving Baskets” on the memo line. All donations must be collected by November 5. Baskets will be assembled after worship on November 12.

All Saints Sunday:  All Saints Sunday is November 5. Please submit names of loved ones who have passed away and those who have been baptized since All Saints Sunday, 2016. They will be included in the Prayers of the Church. You can email your information to Heather at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lasagna Luncheon:  Sign up today! In honor of the 10th anniversary of our first served luncheon at Fellowship House we will be serving ourselves a catered lasagna luncheon at the Reston Community Center following church on Sunday, November 19. There is no cost, but the freewill offering taken at the door will go toward future Fellowship House meals. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex.

Adult Forum:  Wendy Hahn and John Hamilton are leading a study of the book Trouble I’ve Seen by Rev. Dr. Drew Hart. The book uses his experience as a black man in predominately white church communities to explore how Christians might embark on the important work of 1) redefining racism 2) understanding “whiteness” and 3) decolonizing the Christian church. Please join us in Room 2 of the Reston Community Center at 9am on Sunday mornings.

Sunday Servants


Sunday Servants are a critical part of the life of CTS. We thank you for your faithful commitment to our church family. Sunday Servants scheduling is done online through Sign Up Genius. Please contact Heather Whitman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Serving Today (October 22)

Presiding Minister:   Rev. Dr. Phillip Carl

Minister of Music:     Joy Siddons

Acolyte:                    Connor Johnson

Altar Care:                Barbara Fielding

Assisting Minister:    Tran Kratzke

Clean Up:                  Beverley Gardner & Tran Kratzke

Communion Asst.:     Karen Consiglio

Flower Pick Up:          Kay Mosher

Greeters/Ushers:       Carol Solomon & Steve Moyer

Lector:                        Tran Kratzke

Nursery:                     Hertha Lange

Set Up:                       Chris Stich

Serving Next Week (October 29)

Presiding Minister:    Rev. Dr. Phillip Carl

Minister of Music:      Joy Siddons

Acolyte:                    Connor Johnson

Altar Care:                Barbara Fielding

Assisting Minister:     Barbara Fielding

Clean Up:                 SERVANTS NEEDED

Communion Asst.:     Karen Consiglio

Crucifer:                    SERVANT NEEDED

Flower Pick Up:          Ingrid Mendelson

Greeters/Ushers:        Phyllis Potter & SERVANT NEEDED

Lector:                       Barbara Fielding

Nursery:                     SERVANT NEEDED

Set Up:                       Beverley Gardner

Torchbearers:              Karen Consiglio & SERVANT NEEDED



Sunday, October 22

Every Member Response Sunday

Tuesday, October 24

12:30 p.m. Outreach Lunch

Wednesday, October 25

6:30 p.m. Bell Choir Rehearsal

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, October 28

6:30 p.m. Luther Movie Night

Sunday, October 29

Reformation Sunday

4:00 p.m. Reformation Service at the National Cathedral

Tuesday, October 31

12:30 p.m. Outreach Lunch

Saturday, November 4

N Street Village

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church

The Rev. Dr. Phillip A. Carl

2320 Hunters Woods Plaza Reston, VA  20191

703-860-1757; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday School for all ages: Sunday at 9am

Worship Time: Sunday at 10am

Who Is Usually In Our Office When?

Heather Whitman, Administrative Assistant – Monday-Thursday, 9am-12pm

Pastor Carl – Monday-Thursday, 9am-12pm, many evenings.

The office is closed on Friday. The office may be open more or less than these hours depending on demand and staff schedules.

Pastor Carl is available at any time by cell phone (703-955-6714)