Redeemer Weekly: Jan. 22, 2017 — UPCOMING FEB. EVENTS — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Heather Furman
Good morning! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.
This Sunday in GPTV Studios … Redeemer kids will begin learning about Queen Esther. We also have a new Big Picture Question and answer this week: Does God keep His promises? Yes, God is always faithful even when we are not. Esther knew that she was risking her life if tried to save her people. However, she believed that God made her queen for just such a purpose. Esther agreed to help her people because saving the Jews was more important than her own safety. In a similar way, Jesus gave up His life to rescue us and make us God’s children. He was willing to die on the cross so that we could live. God’s timing and plans are perfect. When we trust in Jesus, we are protected from the penalty of our sin and will live forever with God.
NEXT Sunday, Members, we have our first 2017 member’s meeting starting at 5 pm (with dinner to follow) next Sunday, January 29. Please make it is a priority to attend. This is not exclusive to members, and all are welcome!
2016 Giving Statements: Thank you for all who gave and support Redeemer and our mission! 2016 giving statements (for those who gave through the City or on Sunday morning) are being mailed this week! Please let Jackie (firstname.lastname@example.org) know of any questions! You can always access your Planning Center Online Giving — and a receipt will be emailed to you by Jan. 31.
HANDY DANDY: Those wishing to give to Redeemer can do a one-time, or recurring, gift here. https://redeemerarlington.churchcenteronline.com/giving/donations
Psst – The spring retreat is coming! Registration starts February 1st!
— Men’s Brunch: February 11: Mike Henry invites, “Men of Redeemer, it’s time we got together again for some encouragement and breakfast – so please mark down Saturday February 11, 8.30am – 10.30am to get together at the Henrys’ home (5710 9th Rd N, Arlington) for some fellowship and discussion. Suggestions for a topic to discuss are welcome, as are volunteers for help w/ cooking and clean-up – (certainly more of a need for that last part). Reply/RSVP directly to Mike Henry at email@example.com.
— Study on Suffering – Embracing God’s Purpose: Starting February 11: Tali Kauflin will be leading a study on suffering beginning Saturday, February 11. She writes, “Do you feel paralyzed when someone you love is going through trials and suffering, not knowing what to say or what to do? When you consider your own personal suffering do you find yourself confused, angry, bewildered? Have you ever been surprised by suffering and resentful that you have had to endure great difficulty? Have you sat and cried out to God, “why me”, in the face of difficulty? My friends, you aren’t alone. If you want to take a look at suffering in light of the word of God and hear from voices of experience and hope, consider joining me as we study the topic of suffering. We will be reading essays from Tim Keller, John Newton, Joni Erickson Tada, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Piper. AW Towzer, Nancy Guthrie, Jonathan Edwards, ect. This will be a time to learn and discuss, to process and to ask hard questions.”
If you are interested in joining me in a study on Suffering – Embracing God’s purpose and Provision, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
–Core Seminar, Feb. 24, 25: Our first core seminar of 2017 will be on Friday evening, Feb. 24, and Saturday morning, Feb. 25. This time with elders and deacons is for those interested in becoming members or hearing the vision and theology of Redeemer. Register online here.
–ReWinD Resumes: Mon., Feb. 13: The spring semester of ReWinD will begin on Monday evening, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the church. We will be using “The Life of Moses” study book by She Reads Truth. Picking up where we left off in December at the end of Genesis, we will walk through the story of Moses in the Bible — from the baby floating in a basket on the Nile River to the man who lead God’s people out of Egypt, from Mt. Sinai to his burial by God Himself. The cost for the study is $30 and the semester will run through mid-May, with a couple of weeks off for Easter and spring in the middle. You can register here.
Please note: We are not offering the Wednesday morning session for spring; only Monday evenings, 7 to 9 p.m. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Gay Brown at email@example.com.
— Spring Financial Peace University (FPU): Put it on your calendars, Redeemer’s spring Financial Peace University class will start in March. Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches God’s way of handing money. If you would rather take the course from the comfort of your own home, there is a need for a host to open their house up to the class. Look for additional information soon, or you can let Graym (firstname.lastname@example.org) know your interest.
— Winter/Spring ESL! WE are excited to hear and pray for the coming ESL semester TODAY! There is still a need of 7 new volunteers to support our Winter/Spring ESL session that begins with registration on Monday, January 30th and goes through Monday, May 1st. We have opportunities on Monday and Thursday evenings. You do not need to be a member of Redeemer or have previous teaching experience to volunteer. Katheryn and Jess will have a table in the back setup the next three Sundays, so please stop by to learn more about serving in the ministry! You can also contact Katheryn Wolfe via email at email@example.com or via phone at 850-586-3244.”
–Children’s Ministry! Ushers! Open/Close! Oh my! As we settle into the new routine of 2017, some of our serving teams are low on volunteers. If interested in serving teams at Redeemer, please let me know and I can point you in the direction of teams feeling the pinch of low volunteers!
SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: As we settle into 2017, the routine of serving can become rout but faithful, consistent servants continue through the holiday and into the January rush. Heather Furman is one of those faithful servants! She serves in our 3rd – 5th grade class as a faithful assistant. Heather arrives on time, ready to welcome and sign in kiddos, support the teacher, manage the classroom, and ever with a smile. Her example and care in her volunteer role is a huge blessing to parents, fellow volunteers, and staff – THANK YOU, Heather for how you love our kids and give an example of serving!
–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: firstname.lastname@example.org.