Redeemer Weekly -1/28/2018

Redeemer Weekly: Jan. 28, 2018 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Andrea Braxton

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am.

TOMORROW, in service we will be honoring and remembering Sarah Scott, long time Redeemer attender who passed away last week. We will also host a snack reception immediately after the service to offer condolences to her family.

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM – Kiddos continue in the book of Acts (13:1-3; 14:8-28) hearing about Paul’s first journey. Paul and Barnabas faced many people who rejected the good news about Jesus. But God had a plan for Paul to share the gospel with Gentiles, no matter what troubles Paul faced. Many believed in Jesus. The church grew and the gospel was shared so that people all over the world could be saved from their sin by trusting in Jesus as Lord and Savior.

NEXT SUNDAY, our monthly newcomer lunch will be hosted immediately after service. If new Redeemer, we invite you to come and meet elders and members! RSVP:

NEW REDEEMER READS: The January edition of Redeemer Reads was sent on Wednesday. If you missed it, you can read what Rachel Lee is reading here!

REDEEMER FINANCIAL UPDATE FOR DECEMBER and EOY 2017: We received an additional $12,887 above our budgeted giving in December – which brings 2017 giving to $103,608 above our annual budgeted giving (or 15.70%). THANK YOU for your giving which has blessed Redeemer community and mission!

2017 Giving Statements: Thank you to all who gave to Redeemer in 2017 – your generosity blessed and served many this year! 2017 giving statements have been emailed! If you have any issues or questions, please email:!

2018 Redeemer Volunteer Needs:

ESL: Do you speak English? Do you enjoy meeting people from different countries? Would you like to get to know and practically serve our South Arlington neighbors? If so, we’ve got the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. We’re looking for a few new volunteer teachers and teaching assistants to join the ESL team. The spring session begins with registration on February 26th and goes through May 21st. There are opportunities to serve on Monday or Thursday evenings. You can learn more by attending a volunteer interest meeting on Sunday, February 4th after the service. We’ll meet in the K-2nd room from 12:30-1pm. Questions? Please email Katheryn at

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!

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 Whetsell know!

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 this coming weekend 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:

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: By now, many know, I do not handle technology or rodent problems well (ask Jordan). Fortunately, there is not a rodent problem and Andrea Braxton is one who ensures I do not need to worry about the technology of projection! Andrea begun serving on the projection team even before she was a member at Redeemer! She has been a faithful team member, problem solver, and Sunday sanity for Sarah Mugg (projection team lead) and I!

When she is not ensure we can see slides and sing song lyrics on Sunday, Andrea moves from from Sunday sanity to save Katheryn Wolfe’s sanity for ESL registration night! This is a large undertaking of coordination, planning, scheduling, and her role of administration releases the ESL team to focus on students. THANK YOU, Andrea for serving and saving sanity at Redeemer – and happy (early) birthday!

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