Redeemer Weekly – 5/29/2016

Redeemer Weekly: May 29, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Serviceman and women

Good Sunday morning and happy Memorial Day weekend! Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

COMING ATTRACTIONS …

— June 4: Men’s Breakfast! Next Saturday, June 4! Breakfast will start at 8:30am, hosted at Brian Lee’s home. Paul Curtis will be lead a short Bible study/discussion. RSVP by emailing Greg Stawicki (gregstawicki@gmail.com) or see posting on the City. Volunteers welcome to help with cooking/cleanup.

–June 5: NEXT SUNDAY We will celebrate our sixth anniversary with pizza and potluck picnic! We will meet at Barcroft Park (4200 S Four Mile Run Dr. Arlington, VA 22206) immediately following the service. There is a large parking lot with plenty parking and you can follow signs to the back picnic shelters.  

Potluck assignments. Last name beginning A to M should plan to bring drinks – water is a beverage! And no alcohol is allowed on park grounds.Lst names N to Z should plan to bring a side to share.

And of course, any games you want to play together (i.e. Frisbee, volleyball, cornole, etc.).  

MEMBER NEWS…

–HAPPENING NOW …  Online auction to benefit the Icardis’ adoption. Bid on everything from jewelry and art to travel and private chef dining experiences. The auction is live through tomorrow, May 30th at 8 p.m. https://icardiadoption.betterworldcollective.com/auction

SERVING NEEDS!

Volunteers needed for Audio and Projection! We are in need of volunteers to be trained in both audio and projection for our Sunday gatherings. No prior experience needed, but it is a plus! If you have an interest in serving in this way, please contact Dave Mugg at davidjmugg@gmail.com

Volunteers Needed for ESL Summer Session: Do you have a passion for practically serving and making disciples among the different nationalities in our community? Are you available on Monday evenings? If the answer is yes, we have the perfect opportunity for you this summer!

We are in need of one hospitality helper, one teacher, and two teaching assistants for our summer ESL session. Hands-on training will be provided for all roles. The session starts on June 6th and runs through August 1st.  Classes take place Monday evenings at the church from 7-9pm.

Interested in learning more? Come to our team meeting on Monday, May 23rd from 7:30-8:30pm at the church or contact Katheryn Wolfe (katherynawolfe@gmail.com) for more info.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black:  As we enjoy this holiday weekend, we wanted to pause and reflect and thank those in Redeemer who have served our country so faithfully. We appreciate your and your family’s sacrifice! Thank you to the Redeemerites who are serving our country, or have served, including: Edgar Adams, Dave Bann, Joel Borket, Kevin Dowker, Geoff Ensley, Matt Horlacher, James Jabinal, Phil Kuhl, Molly Kruger, Daniel Lim, Brian Magee, Caleb Quezada, Tonia Weik — IF WE MISSED someone you know, please thank them — and drop us a line at RedeemerWeekly@gmail.com, so we can complete our salute next week.

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – May 29th, 2016

This Sunday, we have the privilege of gathering as God’s people to hear from him and respond in worship.

Part of our singing will be a song of lament that seeks to capture our yearning to see Jesus return and make all things right. We will also take time to rehearse the promises that he has given to us in and through Jesus.

We also have the joy to welcome Matt Klingler, pastor of The Well Church in Silver Spring, MD as he preaches to us from God’s word.

I look forward to being with you all!

– Behold Our God
– Jesus, Firm Foundation
– Your Kingdom Come (NEW SONG)
– New Again

Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Your Words of Life
Message – Romans 10:13-17
Response/Communion
– All I Have Is Christ
– O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 5/22/2016

Redeemer Weekly: May 22, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT, FINAL Retreat Round: Camille Battah

Good Sunday morning! Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

COMING ATTRACTIONS …

— June 4: Men’s Breakfast! On Saturday, June 4 starting at from 8:30am-10:30am to fellowship and break bread together. Back by popular demand, Paul Curtis will be leading us in a short Bible study/discussion – topic TBD. RSVP by emailing Greg Stawicki (gregstawicki@gmail.com) or see posting on the City. Volunteers welcome to help with cooking/cleanup.

–June 5: We will celebrate our sixth anniversary! We plan pizza and potluck picnic like last year. Those with the last name beginning A to M should plan to bring drinks. Those with last names N to Z should plan to bring a side to share. And of course, any games you want to play together (i.e. Frisbee, volleyball, cornole, etc.).  

Additional help is needed to help oversee set-up and clean up. If you’re  able to help, let Jackie Black or Tyler Robinson know. Be praying for good weather, too!

MEMBER NEWS…

AUMC Building Ministry Neighbors! As you may see or know, our AUMC space is a shared rental space! We are looking forward to sharing our basement space with Arlington Presbyterian – Ronda A. Gilliam Clothing Bank starting in June!

As we start to build relationship with those in our neighborhoods, the clothing bank is a way to ensure we can provide resources to those in needed! Details regarding them receiving donations and when the clothing bank is open to distribute donations are available here: http://arlingtonpresbyterian.net/how-we-serve/ronda We look forward to building this ministry neighborly relationship with Arlington Presbyterian!

SERVING NEED! Volunteers Needed for ESL Summer Session: Do you have a passion for practically serving and making disciples among the different nationalities in our community? Are you available on Monday evenings? If the answer is yes, we have the perfect opportunity for you this summer!

We are in need of one hospitality helper, one teacher, and two teaching assistants for our summer ESL session. Hands-on training will be provided for all roles. The session starts on June 6th and runs through August 1st.  Classes take place Monday evenings at the church from 7-9pm.

Interested in learning more? Come to our team meeting on Monday, May 23rd from 7:30-8:30pm at the church or contact Katheryn Wolfe (katherynawolfe@gmail.com) for more info.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Sometimes you have to shout about someone’s serving TWICE! Camille Battah, recent UMD GRADUATE!, was acknowledged at the retreat but just in case you missed it – Camille is a gracious, tireless woman of energy who serves our Redeemer kiddos.

Camille brings a joy and excitement to the children ministry retreat time. She supports the vision of Gay Brown and serves with an enthusiasm which clearly comes from her passion for our Savior. She has a smile for every child and a kind, encouraging word. We congratulates Camille on her recent graduation and job in northern Virginia. We are thrilled Camille will be in the area – what a blessing that will be! Thank you, Camille for how you love Redeemer, specifically leading our kiddos to see Christ!   

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 5/15/2016

Redeemer Weekly: May 15, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT, Retreat Round III: Nora Shank

Good Sunday morning! Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

COMING ATTRACTIONS …

–June 5: We will celebrate our sixth anniversary! We plan for a pizza, potluck picnic like last year! Those with the last name A – M should plan to bring drinks! Those with the last name N – Z should plan to bring a side to share! And of course, any games you want to play together (i.e. frisbee, volleyball, etc!)  

Additional help is needed to help oversee set-up and clean up. If able to help, let Jackie Black or Tyler Robinson know. Be praying for good weather, too!

MEMBER NEWS:

JOIN THE ICARDIS’ T-shirt fundraiser: “Help us bring our son home! We have been matched with a perfect 2-year-old boy in Uganda, and we need your help to bring him home! We need to raise $35,000 to cover the costs of this adoption, and these t-shirt sales will be a critical part of that process.” www.booster.com/icardi

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: (Kati DeCarlo nomination) Nora Shank serves as part of the financial team and women committee chair. This past retreat, she gave up meal community to meet with the finance team as well as coordinate ensuring women’s welcome bag had encouraging quotes.

Nora has faithfully initiated and lead women events with a heart for women to connect. Nora also bring her business savvy to finance team with wisdom and creativity.  Thank you, Nora for the countless ways you serve and encourage Redeemer’s community and leadership!   

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – May 15th, 2016

Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!
For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!
– Psalm 117

Each Sunday, God invites us to come to behold him. This is not primarily about you ‘giving back’ to God. He is inviting you to taste and see that he is great and glorious. We need to see God. And he has promised to reveal himself to us through his word. How incredible!

This Sunday, we have the privilege to welcome Moses Lee as he preaches from God’s word. Moses is on staff with OneU, and also an ordained Presbyterian minister.

Let’s pray that we would rightly respond in worship as we behold our great God and Savior!

Order of service:
– All Creatures of Our God and King
Call of Worship
– Shine Into Our Night
– Rejoice

Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Alas, And Did My Savior Bleed
Message
Response/Communion
– The Old Rugged Cross
– It is Finished

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 5/8/2016

Redeemer Weekly: May 8, 2016 — HAPPY MOM’S DAY! — RETREAT talent — SERVANT SHOUTOUT, Retreat Round II: Gay Brown

Good Sunday morning and Happy Mother’s Day to our Redeemer mothers! Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

COMING ATTRACTIONS …

–May 13- 14 Core Seminar: Our second 2016 Core Seminar will be THIS Friday night with a casual dinner and Saturday morning seminar. This time is for those interested in membership and hearing the heart and vision of Redeemer. Information and RSVP is here

–May 14 Book Release: Abigail Waldron of Fairfax Sovereign Grace invites area churches to her book release of Far as the Curse Is Found: Searching for God in Infertility, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth. The event is on Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m., with details here

–June 5: We will celebrate our sixth anniversary! We plan for a pizza, potluck picnic like last year! Those with the last name A – M should plan to bring drinks! Those with the last name N – Z should plan to bring a side to share! And of course, any games you want to play together (i.e. frisbee, volleyball, etc!)  

Additional help is needed to help oversee set-up and clean up. If able to help, let Jackie Black or Tyler Robinson know. Be praying for good weather, too!

MEMBER NEWS:

 

JOIN THE ICARDIS’ T-shirt fundraiser: “Help us bring our son home! We have been matched with a perfect 2-year-old boy in Uganda, and we need your help to bring him home! We need to raise $35,000 to cover the costs of this adoption, and these t-shirt sales will be a critical part of that process.” www.booster.com/icardi

WHAT RHEA LAM is reading: “An article I am revisiting is entitled ‘Your Most Courageous Resolution,’ by Jon Bloom, on 1 Corinthians 14:1: ‘Make love your aim.’ (RSV). Some friends and I are thinking of how to apply this to our lives in the next few months — essentially pursuing the greatest and second greatest commandments, to love God and love our neighbor.

“He gives immediately usable suggestions on how to start. The article is short enough to read, but long enough to inspire.” http://bit.ly/1XeLKBO

SATURDAY NIGHT talent show at Retreat: Countless talents and gifts were shared. Kari Faherty shared her having synesthesia (when she hears a noise, she not only hears it, but she sees it in her mind’s eye, as a color show.  Every sound has a color.). “I did this painting for the retreat talent show. I set up in the back and watched and listened, and painted a splotch for every act. I presented this piece at the end… Tommy played a final song.

After asking “where are we, everyone?” and receiving a rousing, unified cry if “West Virginia!” he played Country Roads by John Denver. The room, full of happy, comfortable, deliriously tired people ignited, and we clapped and stomped and sang at the top of our lungs…when I recalled the line ‘the place I belong,’ I knew I’d found the piece’s title. It captured not only that moment, but the feeling of that moment. This church – not the building, but the people – is where we belonged.” See Kari’s watercolor. http://bit.ly/1Whl9Fa

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Even with the retreat being two weeks ago, the ripple effect of those who served is seen. Gay Brown, along with her high-energy crew, kicked off Redeemer’s kiddos’ study of Judges. Gay created and planned how best to have an overview of all the judges in our unit at the retreat.

This means that our kiddos start each Sunday of May already know the story. Which means teachers can go deeper into the story with great reminders from this past retreat. Thank YOU, Gay for kicking our unit off so well for our kids! Your creativity of Gospel Project TV is a huge blessing to introduce our kiddos to the Gospel through the Old Testament.   

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – May 8th, 2016

This Sunday we have the privilege to gather together to sing, study God’s word, and take communion.

We come to declare that God is our righteousness and our only hope in this life. Whether you are in a time of significant trial or you feel like your life couldn’t be better, this truth doesn’t change. You and I come to our service as those who are completely dependant on our Savior.

To that end, we will sing about God being our Mighty Fortress and all that he has accomplished which we could never do on our own. Eric will continue our series on marriage as we look at what roles God has given husbands and wives, only done by his grace. And we will take communion as we remember and celebrate Jesus’ victory over sin and death.

I look forward to worshipping with you all!

Order of service:

– A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Call To Worship – Philippians 3:7-11
– He Who Is Mighty
– Jesus Paid It All
– It is Finished

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Message
Response/Communion
– Grace Unmeasured
– All Glory Be Forever

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 5/1/2016

Redeemer Weekly: May 1, 2016 — 8 PICS from Retreat — SERVANT SHOUTOUT, Retreat Round I: Veronica Rogers  

Good Sunday morning. Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

TODAY… Newcomer lunch! If you’re new to Redeemer, or have been attending for several weeks or months, we invite you to meet Redeemer members and elders at a lunch immediately following the service. Head back to the welcome table to get details!  

COMING ATTRACTIONS …

–May 13- 14 Core Seminar: Our second 2016 Core Seminar will be Friday night with a casual dinner and Saturday morning seminar. This time is for those interested in membership and hearing the heart and vision of Redeemer. Information and RSVP is here

–May 14 Book Release: Abigail Waldron of Fairfax Sovereign Grace invites area churches to her book release of Far as the Curse Is Found: Searching for God in Infertility, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth. The event is on Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m., with details here

–June 5: We will celebrate our sixth anniversary! Details to come. And, psst: If interested in helping, let Jackie Black or Tyler Robinson know.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Phew! Home again from a sweet retreat of fellowship and spiritual growth! Every year, there is a bittersweetness to leave the retreat and settle back in northern Virginia life. One of the takeaways is the warm welcome we received, the details of snacks, name tags! All these hospitality details are covered and administrated by Veronica Rogers. Veronica brought her skills of logistics, eye for details, and welcoming heart to create a retreat environment that was as comfortable as it was beautiful.

On a personal note, Veronica handling those details is a HUGE blessing to me personally, so I can be focus on other retreat items. THANK YOU VERONICA for how you blessed me and Redeemer this past weekend! And hattip to Sam for ensuring that the give away books made it to the retreat!  

Stay tuned in the coming weeks to hear more about the ARMY of volunteers who helped with the retreat.

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – May 1st, 2016

This Sunday we will gather as a church family to sing, study God’s word and take communion together.

Last week, many of us were able to attend our church retreat. This event provided a unique opportunity to slow down and have extended time to fellowship and worship God together. While our lives may be a little more distracted, we get to experience these same things on Sunday! Let’s expect that God will meet us as we gather.

Duke will lead our times of singing and Eric will continue our series on Marriage.

See you there.

Order of service:

– Great is the Lord
Call to worship
– Abide With Me
– No Longer Slaves

Public prayer
Greeting/Offering
Break
Song of consecration – Holy, Holy, Holy
Message
Communion
– Cornerstone
– Swallowed Up Death

Benediction

No Service – Sunday, April 24

The majority of our Redeemer community will be at the annual church retreat this Sunday, April 24. There will be no service but look forward to gathering again on Sunday, May 1.

Have a great week!