Redeemer Weekly: Jan. 14, 2018 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Geoff and Brittany Geiling
Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am.
TOMORROW in Redeemer CM – Return of GPTV Explorer! Kiddos will continue in the story of Acts with Paul’s baptism and conversation Jesus appeared to Saul and changed him inside and out. Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. Jesus called Saul, also known as Paul, who was once an enemy to Christians, to spend the rest of his life telling people the gospel and leading them to trust Jesus as Lord and Savior.
THIS THURSDAY, our first Worship and Prayer night of 2018 will be at 7:30-9:00 pm this Thursday (every third Thursday of the month). We will gather together in the sanctuary and hope you can join!
Redeemer 2018 Schedule of Events:
Core Seminars: March 2-3, June 8-9, September 28-29, and January 11-12, 2019
Member Meetings: February 11, April 22 (Retreat), August 26, and December 2
Spring Retreat: April 20th – 22nd
Anniversary Picnic: June 3rd
2017 Giving Statements, Thank you to all who gave to Redeemer in 2017 – your generosity blessed and served many this year! 2017 giving statements will be emailed at the end of January. Statements are already accessible through our online giving platform. Please let Jackie know of any questions!
“Redeemer Reads” Series: Did you miss Redeemer’s new book series recommendations? Did you lose the first “Redeemer Reads” in your full inbox? You can see Eric’s recommendations in the December edition here.
2018 Redeemer Volunteer Needs:
Open/Close Team: This team opens (sets up) the space to welcome people! Volunteers arrive at 10:15 to put out signs and then tidy up after service – perfect for families to serve together which makes it go quickly! If interested in serving, please let Ben Seck know!
Children’s Ministry: Due to some life transitions for Redeemer members, our CM roster has gotten light and we have a need for additional volunteers serving once a month on the third or fourth week. If a member and able to serve, please let Jackie know! She can promise that it will be a fun adventure if you serve!
Upcoming Member-Led Events
Financial Peace University (FPU): Financial Peace University class will start this Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30pm. Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money. We will be meeting in the church building. Additional information is on the Facebook group, or you can let Graym (firstname.lastname@example.org) know your interest.
Baby Bottle Boomerang Campaign: Multiple members at Redeemer participate (or work) at Assist Pregnancy Center. Next Sunday, January 21 will kick off a baby bottle campaign and a table will be manned by members, Elizabeth Moore and Laura Icardi for any questions or to provide you a baby bottle to raise funds and awareness of those facing unplanned pregnancies.
Men’s Study in February: The first 8 sessions of the Redeemer Men’s ministry are completed which saw over 60 men from every season, walk, and story come together to study together. The men’s group will resume in February 2018. Prior, men will gather to pray and plan for the year. You are invited to pray as well as men interested in the conversation can join on Saturday, January 6, 2018 – let Mike or Carlos know if you want to attend!
Upcoming Area Event:
Marriage Conference w/ Paul Tripp (From Jordan)- Mclean Bible Church in Tysons is hosting Paul Tripp, author of What Did You Expect? for a two day marriage conference on February 2-3rd. This conference is a great opportunity to be led by a skilled counselor as you take time to better understand and grow in your marriage. Tali and I went to this a few years ago and came away helped and challenged. Grab a few friends and make it something you do with a group! The event is Friday night through Saturday morning and is $35 per person. For more info and to sign up: https://www.mcleanbible.org/events/marriage-what-did-you-expect-dr-paul-david-tripp
Community Care Opportunity:
Our upstairs neighbors, ReachFar Foundation will be starting a Valentine’s Day drive with RPC shelter! They will be collecting donations January 2nd until February 9th. If you would like to donate, below are needs for the RPC shelter: Tooth paste/tooth brush, wash clothes/towels, scarves, gloves, hats, soap, or deodorant. Donations can be left upstairs outside of the ReachFar room (second floor, to the right).
SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: It is always optimistically exciting to kick off a new year… However, being new someplace can be a challenge. Geoff and Brittany Geiling serve as deacons of new person integration to help the new person experience at Redeemer! This dynamic duo are a great balance of planning, personality, and purposefulness! They manage and serve on the greeting time to help those to Redeemer to connect. Geoff is a genius of data collection and organization and Brittany actively moves towards people. They also serve as community group leaders. THANK YOU, Geoff and Brittany for all you do for Redeemer!