Redeemer Weekly – 4/16/2017

Redeemer Weekly: April 16, 2017 — HAPPY EASTER! — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Smith Community Group   

Good morning and PRAISE THE LORD! HE IS RISEN! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

Easter Morning Requests: Parking Please leave the parking lot space for visitors and families with small children. There is plenty of parking down the street in the Bank of America lot! Seating – Please plan to sit up close and move into the pews to ensure we have enough space for all. Ushers will be assisting people find seats and may ask you move in.

NEXT SUNDAY, OneU American University invites you to get your car washed after Sunday service on April 23! This fundraiser will support their May mission trip to South Korea where they will be serving at a secondary school for North Korean defectors. The cost is only $10. Reserve your spot for a carwash here!

REDEEMER  CHURCH EVENTS:

Spring Retreat Registration is STILL OPEN – and only 12 days away! Retreat details and registration are here! If you have financial restrictions, please email retreat@redeemerarlington.com for scholarship details.  

Baptism Sunday, May 7: Following our return from the retreat, we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, May 7th! If you have never been baptized as a believer, please reach out to Jordan (jordan@redeemerarlington.com) to get more information. If able to assist with setup or takedown, please let Tyler Robinson know.

REDEEMER YOUTH MINISTRY (JCG): Redeemer’s vision for its youth ministry is to create a place where teenagers are loved unconditionally, encouraged to be lifetime followers of Jesus, and empowered to be ambassadors of reconciliation in a broken world. The church is hoping to grow to reach middle and high school boys and girls for Fall 2017, but we need your help!

If you are interested in serving as a youth leader, supporting the ministry, or would like to learn more about Redeemer JCG, please email Megan Hays and Laura Walton at laukwalton@gmail.com.

UPDATE FROM ASSIST(And note their upcoming Walk/Run/Ride below): The Assist Pregnancy Center recently finalized their 2016 report on the Center and how it has been furthering the cause of life among those most vulnerable. The full report can be found here, but a few highlights:

  • 113 confirmed babies born of clients that Assist worked with and ministered to.
  • 387 unique clients served, and almost 900 individual appointments
  • Assist reaches a diverse community. In 2016, the 5 greatest ethnicities of clients served were: 30% Latino; 24% African American; 15% Asian; 14% Caucasian, and 9% African.

If you’d like to get more involved with Assist, let Mike or Laura Icardi know (mike.icardi@gmail.com / laura_icardi@yahoo.com)

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:

— Walk|Run|Ride, April 22nd: Redeemer has been partnering with our local pregnancy center, Assist Pregnancy Center, for several years. Assist operates solely on donations from the community, and the annual Walk|Run|Ride is one of its two biggest fundraisers. You and your family/roommates/CG can form a team, or you can do it alone – by running or walking the 5K course along the W&OD trail, or biking the 12-mile course along the same trail. Sign up, and then ask friends and family to support you financially as you support Assist! Mike and I, and our kids, will be there, so let us know if you sign up! In order to track participants, please sign up at the link below, and choose “Laura Icardi” as your liaison, and “Redeemer” as your church. You can email me with any questions: laura_icardi@yahoo.com Link to sign up: Walk/Run/Ride for LIFE 2017 | Event Page

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Last week, we had the privilege of celebrating Kate Bigirwa’s life. A host of servants served tireless throughout the week. Leading and organizing the teams was the Smith community group – from Joel Borket to Gay Brown to Cathy Wiley to Jenni Smith to all other members, they demonstrated great love and care. They participated in details and Cathy was able to speak of Kate’s friendship and example. They organized and ministered to the Bigirwa and Ukello family in multiple ways. It was humbling to see Gospel family lived out in both life and loss. Thank you for the illustration of Christ and example of Gospel, Smith CG!

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

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