On the Table– November 23 through 29

On this, the fifth Sunday of the month, we at Common Table will take our traditional sabbath from the Sabbath.  Congregants are hereby commissioned to sleep in, perfect a cup of coffee, read the paper, create a languid breakfast experience, go for a walk, rake leaves, visit another church, string Christmas lights and/or deck their halls, or otherwise recharge their batteries.  Take it easy! 

We’ll be back in the pocket next Sunday, embarking on our three-part December series “@Advent:  First-Person Tales Around a Common Table“.  It’ll be a fresh look at the ancient story of desperate, displaced people trying to find a place for the Savior to be born.
Before that, though, we wanted to invite you to be a part of a big weekend for some of our members.  Several members of the Rouse House will be taking part in some serious drama in Ashburn, VA.  The Crucible, featuring Wyatt Rouse and starring Caleb Rouse as John Proctor will be showing December 3, 4, and 5 at 7pm at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn.  And on that same Saturday, Sadie Rouse will be featured in The Nutcracker at noon and 5pm at Tuscarora High School in Ashburn.  It would be a lot of fun to support these talented people, enjoy some time together, and to increase our arts quotient, all at the same time!
See you soon,
Mike Stavlund