Redeemer Weekly: Jan. 29, 2017 — Member Mtg TONIGHT — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Daniel Green
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.
TONIGHT! Members, we have our first 2017 member’s meeting starting at 5 pm (with dinner to follow) next Sunday, January 29. Please make it a priority to attend. This meeting is for all members and thus currently/interested in pursuing membership in Redeemer.
NEXT Sunday, we will host our newcomer lunch for all newcomers to Redeemer! These monthly lunches, immediately after the service, are a chance to meet members, elders, and make connections to the mission of Redeemer. Get details at the Connection Table or RSVP to Jen (email@example.com)
2016 Giving Statements: Have been mailed and emailed! Please let Jackie (firstname.lastname@example.org) know of any questions!
HANDY DANDY: Those wishing to give to Redeemer can do a one-time, or recurring, gift here. https://redeemerarlington.churchcenteronline.com/giving/donations
ALUMNI NEWS: Chris Hemmelman, church planter writes an update,
“Hard to believe that this Sunday First City will be celebrating its one-year anniversary. Man, where did the time go? This last year has certainly been a lot of work, but it has also been an incredible amount of fun. To give you all a few highlights of the past year. We now have 8 Gospel Communities (our small groups), which have grown to nearly 150 adults and 70+ children. We are looking to launch 3 more GCs this Spring. We baptized 9 people last year. We added a Pastoral Assistant and Ministry Coordinator/Worship Leader to the staff team; so yes, I get to manage a staff now (thank you for all the lessons Dave Lam!). We formalized membership last Fall and welcomed 86 individuals as the first members of First City Church. All of this doesn’t account for all of the countless little things happening – the community being built, how folks are loving and serving and sacrificing for one another, the ways folks are sharing the gospel with friends and neighbors. We certainly have our share of messes, brokenness, and immaturity, but I can honestly say God has blessed First City in our first year, and we are a healthy, growing community that loves Jesus, each other, and our city. Another really cool thing is that we were so blessed financially that we were able to give away a total of $30,500 to other churches. Kind of cool to be able to already resource other churches our first year.
Thank you for investing in me as a leader for 5 years that I might be able to lead this new church community…The fruitfulness of First City Church is in part the fruitfulness of Redeemer. The fingerprints of the elders and members of Redeemer can be seen all over First City. Think of you often and continue to pray for you all in Arlington.”
— 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 This study is open to all!
We will meet at 11 am on Saturdays, February 11, March 4, March 25, and April 8. Books: Be Still My Soul
–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! 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.”
SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Implemented in 2017, Redeemer deacons meet quarterly with our elders and discuss needs, updates, etc. It is also a time when we got to brag about various individuals who faithfully serve. Deacon Dave Mugg identified Daniel Green as a hero on a skeleton sound crew. Daniel supports and releases Dave by running the soundboard regularly. In 2016, Dave saw several losses to the team and Daniel stepped in to help cover, train, support, and troubleshoot with Dave. THANK YOU, Daniel for how you supported Dave and served Redeemer through countless weeks of being on the board! You ensure we had beautiful sounds not noise to the Lord!
–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: firstname.lastname@example.org.