Redeemer Weekly – 9/17/2017

Redeemer Weekly: September 17, 2017 — WORSHIP & PRAYER NIGHT THIS THURS. — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: ESL Registration Night Leaders  

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.  

TODAY in Redeemer CM: Redeemer kiddos continue to learn about Christ being the anointed One. From Matthew 26:26-30, they hear about the Last Supper and continue answering the big picture question, Why do believers share the Lord’s Supper (Believers share the Lord’s Supper to remember Jesus’ life and death and to proclaim Him until He returns.).

ALSO, visit the lobby for our book donation “sale”. Because of the stellar efforts of our clean up crew last week, we have a table of books available for a donation of $5.00 but no worries – no donation is required; come and look because the books are being donated after this Sunday! THANK YOU, Dave and Keelin for manning the table!  

THIS THURSDAY,  join us for our monthly (third Thursday evening of the month) worship and prayer night. Starting at 7:30 pm and in the sanctuary, we will gather as a community to worship and pray.

REDEEMER FINANCIAL UPDATE FOR AUGUST: In August, we received over $40,467 or about 76%, above our budgeted giving for the month! THANK YOU for your continuing support of Redeemer!

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

Sunday morning rides: Sarah Scott is a dear older lady in our church who has been attending Redeemer for the last couple years. One of the ways that we practically serve her is by providing her rides to and from church each Sunday. This team is in need of more people who would be available to do this. She lives right near GW University off of 23rd st NW, with easy access to I-66. You can sign up for individual Sundays, which enables you to participate as your schedule allows. If you are interested in serving in this way, please sign up here

WHAT Moses is Writing (hattip Scott Moshier): Mose Lee wrote for Providence, a journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy, “Should Evangelicals Support Trump’s North Korea Travel Ban?

UPCOMING FALL EVENTS:

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 Redeemer members and attenders

Starting Sunday, October 13, Jon Smith will be leading a class on reading and study God’s Story of scripture. Jon writes, “This course is deeply practical. We will work through multiple exercises on Bible texts. We will learn to understand texts in the context of the bigger story and the immediate context of the book of the Bible they appear in. Then we will learn how to apply the words of the Bible practically in our lives today.” Dates and RSVP are here

For Men

Men’s Group: Men, we are excited about providing this opportunity for men to gather together starting on Sunday 10/15th at 9am (location TBD). We will do a video series plus small group discussion called Stepping Up by Dennis Rainey (founder of Family Life). The following is a brief description of the series. Can’t wait to connect with each one of you, more details to follow but mark your calendar for 8 weeks after October 15th: “Dig deeper into what it means to step up and live a courageous life with Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Living Video Series. Based on his book by the same title, Dennis Rainey, along with Matt Chandler, Bill Bennett, Tony Dungy, Robert Lewis, Voddie Baucham, Stu Weber, and others unpack what biblical manhood looks like and what it means to be a godly, courageous man in today’s world. Through engaging stories, expert teaching, humorous vignettes, man-on-the-street interviews, and personal insights, these men’s ministry leaders call every man to become courageous leaders in their own lives, marriages, churches, and communities. Accompanied by small-group discussion and individual follow-up exercises, men of every age will learn action tools for gospel-centered living to empower them to be true heroes in their families and communities” Men interested should contact Carlos or Mike.

For Women

ReWinD Returns! THIS Monday night, ReWinD will begin the study on Romans.  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! See the Facebook post here.

UPCOMING AREA EVENTS:

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: https://tfca.wpengine.com/being-human-seminar/

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black (Katheryn Wolfe nomination): Andrea Braxton, Lisa Anderson, and Long Tran have been instrumental in preparing for the upcoming ESL year. Andrea recruited her CG and a few others to help post ESL fliers in the community. She also coordinated our ESL registration night that took place this past Monday. This involved updating and printing lots of different materials and recruiting volunteers to help. Lisa has taken the lead on recruiting teachers and assistants for the upcoming year and has spent many hours during the summer planning with me for the upcoming year. She also coordinated and hosted our ESL team kickoff dinner and meeting. Finally, Long helped inventory and purchase all of the supplies we need for the upcoming year, and helped secure a new banner, which is the main way people find out about the classes we offer. Thanks Andrea, Lisa, and Long for your leadership in these various aspects of ESL ministry!

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