Redeemer Weekly: Jan. 21, 2018 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Pete and Katherine Taylor
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 – Kiddos continue to learn about early Christians after Christ’s ascension. God showed Peter that just as there is no “clean” and “unclean” food, there are no “clean” and “unclean” people (Acts 10). God calls believers to tell everyone the good news about Jesus, no matter who they are or where they come from. Jesus is the Lord of all.
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!
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!
Welcome Team: Do you love Redeemer and helping and connecting people to why you do? The welcome team is looking for additional greeters as well as some individuals to help with newcomer events. It would be serving monthly, coordinating (playing host/hostess at the location it is held) the core seminars or newcomer lunches (every first Sunday of the month). If you have a welcoming smile and are interested, let Jen know!
Upcoming Member-Led Events
Baby Bottle Boomerang Campaign: Multiple members at Redeemer participate (or work) at Assist Pregnancy Center. This 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: One of the humbling gifts working for Redeemer is seeing the quiet faithfulness of servants. Pete and Katherine Taylor are such servants (along with their three beautiful kiddos) who have served Redeemer since coming. They have been at Redeemer for over three years which is practically tenured at Redeemer 😉 Previously serving as community leaders and hosting events, Pete and Katherine have never not served. Pete was a champion on owning and implementing Gospel Project in children’s ministry and has been serving as a Preschool teacher for years. Katherine and the kiddos are always ready to help him – as serving is a family affair. Thank you, Taylor family for serving and loving Redeemer faithfully and well!