Redeemer Weekly: September 3, 2017 — CLEAN UP THIS SATURDAY — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Come Back Crew

Good morning and happy Labor Day weekend! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

TODAY in Redeemer CM: IT IS HERE: 2017-2018 year kicks off today! Next Sunday, GPTV Explorer returns from summer break!

CM Kiddos will begin the fall units, starting with learning about Jesus, the anointed One with the big picture question teaching why there is the practice of communion. This morning kiddos will hear about Mary anointing Jesus with oil (Matthew 26:6-13).

Psst PARENTS – We are continuing a soft launch of electronic check-in. Let Jackie know if you did not the instructional emails about electronic check-in!

THIS Saturday, Sept. 9th Fix-It/Clean Up Day: Following the academic calendar, Redeemer is starting the “new year” with a clean up/fix-it day in the church building on Saturday, September 9th! This will be managed by Kody Kight who has a list and plan for what needs to be done! If you have fix-it skills or elbows for cleaning, please let Kody know!

NEXT SUNDAY, September 10, we invite newcomers to a luncheon to hear about Redeemer and meet members. Lunch will be immediately after service at a member’s home in the neighborhood! To RSVP, let Jen Whetsell know you are coming!

ALSO NEXT SUNDAY, Parents of middle and high schoolers: The Junior Community Group (youth group) leaders will be hosting a meeting for parents on Sunday, September 10 from 12:30-1:00ish, directly after the Sunday gathering in the K – 2nd grade room downstairs (after the kiddos have cleared out). This will be a time to meet the leaders and briefly discuss important details about the upcoming semester.


Redeemer members! Although we have started the new year – there is a need for FOUR more volunteers! You can sign up to serve here – and as always, ask Jackie any questions about children’s ministry!

ESL Program: For the third year, we will offer ESL (English as a second language) for the community! Our hope is to provide high quality English classes and introduce people to Jesus through this ministry. Classes are held on Monday and Thursday nights and we offer an English Bible study on Sunday mornings.

The specific needs for serving are one-time service (on Registration night, Monday, September 11), short-term service with administration during the first fews of the fall and later spring semesters, and long-term service of leading a Bible study (in simple English) for students on Sunday morning prior to the 10”30 am service.

If interested, please contact Lisa Anderson:


We are excited for multiple opportunities of growth and service for the Redeemer community this fall!

Becoming a Member

Core Seminar, September 29-30: If you are interested in learning more about Redeemer or becoming a member, we hold a quarterly event called a Core Seminar. At the Core Seminar, our pastors share about their vision for our church and the core practices we hope to live out. You can register here.

For Men

Men’s Group: Kicking off in October, Carlos Dimas and Mike Henry desire to develop a “safe and intentional place for men to come together in the spirit of Jesus and learn what a godly man looks like.”  The group is in early development and planning, but they are currently “looking for guys who are hungry for more of the Lord to help sustain the kick-off efforts.” Those interested should contact Carlos or Mike.

For Women

ReWinD Returns! It’s time for another year of ReWinD – Redeemer Women in Discipleship – where the women of Redeemer connect each Monday evening, 7-9pm, for a time of corporate prayer, worship and digging into God’s Word together.  Gay Brown, along with other women in Redeemer, lead this weekly time of discipleship.  If you are wanting to connect with like minded believing women, grow exponentially in your prayer life and understanding of God’s Word, this is the place to invest your Monday evenings! You can sign up here!

Messy Beautiful Friendships book study THIS FRIDAY: Tali Kauflin will be leading a study that  takes a look at a biblical vision for friendship. This study is one that acknowledges the difficulties and past hurts, but also helps us move toward the relationships we desire. This is an opportunity to fellowship with other women as we look at the gift of friendship, using God’s word as our guide. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn and grow with other women in Redeemer, come and join us in this study. The study will begin Friday, September 8 at 7:15pm, gathering at the church, and will continue meeting 1x a month. A sign-up sheet will be available in the lobby this morning, Sunday, August 27! Order Messy Beautiful Friendship and read the first 2 chapters (or if you can, up to chapter 4), and show up ready to learn, share and grow.

Ministry Training

Community Group Leader Basic Training: Jon Smith will have another CG Leader Basic Training, starting Tuesday, September 12. The training is from 7 pm – 9 pm,  running for four weeks. This time is to develop leaders and their anticipated core group on vision, leadership,  and skills for a Redeemer CG. If interested, please let Jon know (and cc Jackie for administrative purposes)!   


September 22 -23: Seminar on Gender, Sexuality and Fulfillment On Friday and Saturday, September 22-23, The Falls Church will host a seminar called, Being Human: Gender Sexuality and Fulfillment. The seminar will “explore the heart of the gospel in relation to these topics. Speakers John Yates III and Sam Ferguson will consider how the biblical view of our humanity bears upon modern understandings of sexuality and gender, addressing questions such as: How does the biblical story of creation, fall and redemption help us understand our experiences and identity? How does Scripture’s teaching on the creation of humankind inform our understanding of being male or female? How does the Gospel’s vision of human fulfillment square with the Bible’s sexual ethics?  How is the Gospel good news, even amidst our sexual brokenness?” You can sign up for the seminar here:

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black Last Sunday, was my first Sunday back post vacation –  and there was a come back crew who saved the day or my sanity because of their serving! What a privilege to serve where servants abound.

BIG SHOUTOUT to Emily Strother who organized the set-up and clean-up of our member’s meeting dinner! It was a huge blessing to release administrative event details to her capable hands. She lead a team of: Ashley White Brothers, Meagan Frady, Jojo Paran, John Hauser, Andre Aganbi, Andrea Braxton, and Molly Kruger


In addition, Meagan Chan stepped in and saved Redeemer from Sunday morning tantrums – and who knows what the children would have done?! – because she picked up the donuts for Redeemer! THANK YOU!  

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