The Well at STSA
An ordinary place where extraordinary things happen
This is our guest-friendly “second service,” which takes place weekly after the Divine Liturgy. Each week, we discuss relevant, thought-provoking topics that challenge us to understand our faith more personally and engage in it more practically. We aim to communicate the depth and riches of our ancient faith, in simple and understandable ways that are relatable to the modern world.
The name comes from the story of the Samaritan woman in chapter four of the Gospel of John. To her, the well was an ordinary place that took on extraordinary meaning and significance through the encounter she had there with a Man named Jesus. She showed up at the well one way and left completely different– transformed on both the inside and the outside.
The DC Metro Area is occupied by busy metro stations, crowded malls, packed office buildings, and high-rises full of people far from home. That’s why we’re here. The goal of The Well in Arlington today is to have the same impact a certain well had in Samaria 2,000 years ago; to become an ordinary place where people meet Jesus and lives are changed forever.
Did Jesus Really say that?
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Did Jesus really say that?
Jesus couldn’t have REALLY meant everything He said, right? Some of it seems too tough, too radical, or just too much. Join us as we walk through four difficult teachings of Jesus that challenge Christians to live a life counter to the status quo.
Part 1: Loving Our Enemies
We are all different. No two people are the same. And those differences are on full display these days. But maybe those differences are there to help us, not hurt us. Maybe we can still communicate with one another lovingly and effectively, even though we're wired so different. Join us as we set out to discover how we are each uniquely wired (our temperament) and how our unique wiring impacts the words we need to hear and the words we need to speak to others.
after the resurrection
In this series, we'll take a closer look at four of the Church's sacraments. The Church and its sacraments are where we meet the full power of Christ and His resurrection. It's where we find "the keys of the kingdom of heaven" and it's how we participate in the life of Christ today. We'll see the Biblical basis for the sacraments and discover what mysteries are freely being given to us through them.
"Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever." Psalm 125:1 In this series, we’re talking about the key to a life of invincibility: trusting in God. When we trust God, we can withstand the inevitable trials of life. When we don’t, the smallest challenges may cause us to stumble and fall. The one who trusts in God cannot be shaken. But is trust simply a “yes or no” thing? Or are there degrees?
new year, less me
At the start of every new year, we make resolutions and set goals about who we want to be and what we want to accomplish. But often these goals are focused on ourselves. We want to lose weight or save money or get a new job. To live the life God has for us, we must be willing instead to offer our lives in service to God and service to others, because "even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45).
ST & SA: Who are they?
The series is about our patron saints at STSA: St. Timothy (ST) and St. Athanasius (SA). We learn not just about the life of these great saints, but also what we can learn from them and why their names were chosen for our church.