Redeemer Weekly – 6/25/2017

Redeemer Weekly: June 25, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Andre Aganbi    

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 are continuing to learn about Jesus’ parables! Today’s lesson is on three parables Jesus told in response to pharisees complaining that Jesus welcomed sinners. Jesus told these parables to teach about God’s forgiveness. God sent Jesus so sinners can be forgiven. As Savior, Jesus seeks sinners. He paid the ultimate price—His own life—to save people from sin.

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

Redeemer members! Over the summer we will be recruiting for our 2017-2018 CM year! We are excited for this area of discipleship and need 72 volunteers to ensure a safe and thriving children’s ministry. You can sign up to serve here – and as always ask Jackie any questions about children’s ministry!

REDEEMER COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

Marriage Matters Interest Meeting – Marriage Matters is a ministry that seeks to help couples build strong marriages. It is led by David Sheets, who previously was on staff at Mclean Bible Church. This Tuesday night, June 27th, at 7:00pm, there is an interest meeting for couples that might have a desire to participate in starting this ministry in our area. They are looking for couples that have a heart to help other couples grow in their marriages. It will be held at Mclean Bible Church in a room called The Well. If you are interested in participating or have more questions you can reach out to David (david.sheets@marriagemattersusa.org) or Jordan (jordan@redeemerarlington.com).

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: It is always interesting to hear how the Lord leads people to Redeemer and He was specific to Andre Aganbi to come to Redeemer. We are so grateful that Andre followed the prompting of the Spirit and joined the Redeemer community. Andre dove into serving, from prayer to playing on the worship to volunteering with ONEU, Andre immediately invested in Redeemer. Thank YOU, Andre for all the ways you serve and care for Redeemer!   

This Sunday – June 25th, 2017

The Lord is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to him.
The Lord is the strength of his people;
he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
Psalm 28:7-8

This Sunday we have the joy of coming together to sing, study God’s word, and take communion.

The focus of our time will be centered around God as our strength and shield. We will take time to lament and ask that God would make all things right in this world. We will also sing about his perfect faithfulness and power. Jon is going to help us consider #whoisthis as we look at Luke 11:1-4, where Jesus teaches his disciples how to pray. Finally, we will take communion as a family, remembering that God has reconciled us to himself and each other.

Please pray that God would be glorified as we gather.

Order of service:
Call to Worship – Psalm 28:7-8
– A Mighty Fortress is Our God
– How Long, O Lord?
– Come, Behold the Wondrous Mystery
– Strong God

Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Your Words of Life
Message
Response/Communion
– O God Of All Our Good
– Your Love is Strong

Benediction

This Sunday – June 18th, 2017

For thus says the One who is high and lifted up,
who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
“I dwell in the high and holy place,
and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly,
and to revive the heart of the contrite.
Isaiah 57:15

This is good news. The God who dwells in unapproachable light makes his home in those who acknowledge their need of him. If you are needy, you are a candidate!

Let us come, humbled by our weakness, yet confident that God can and will revive our hearts.

Dale will continue our preaching series entitled, “Who is This?” and I will lead our times of singing.

Order of service:

Call to Worship
– All Creatures of Our God and King
– Firm Foundation
– New Again
– Hail the Day That Christ Arose

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
Message
Response/Communion
– In Christ Alone
– Be Thou My Vision

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly 6/18/2017

Redeemer Weekly: June 18, 2017 — Happy Father’s Day to our Redeemer Dads — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Walker Tribe   

Good morning! And Happy Father’s Day to Redeemer dads! 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 are continuing learning about Jesus’ parables! Today’s parable, the good Samaritan, Redeemer kiddos learn how the parable surprised Jesus’ audience. Like the good Samaritan, God saw that we needed to be rescued – take home point: Jesus calls us to love others as He has loved us.  

REDEEMER EVENTS

Redeemer Single Invite, June 24: Emmanuel Presbyterian Church has invited Redeemer singles to participate in a Bowling night, Saturday, June 24 from 7-9pm at the Bowl-America in Falls Church. Please RSVP NO LATER THAN June 22nd. They need an accurate headcount to provide the correct number of bowling lanes. The cost is $17 per person, which includes shoes and 2hrs of bowling. You can email Megan Hays (Hays.megan1@gmail.com) with your RSVP, questions, or to coordinate riding together!

REDEEMER MEMBER LED EVENTS

Redeemer Youth Ministry Interest Meeting, THIS Saturday: Redeemer’s vision for its youth ministry is to create a place where teenagers are loved unconditionally, encouraged to be lifetime followers of Jesus, and empowered to be ambassadors of reconciliation in a broken world. The church is hoping to launch a youth ministry that reaches middle and high school boys and girls for Fall 2017, but we need your help!

Join us on June 24 from from 10:00am-12:00 noon (lunch included!) at the Dimas’ home (4636 3rd St. South Arlington, VA 22204) to learn more about opportunities to serve in or help support the ministry. Email Megan Hays or Laura Walton at laukwalton@gmail.com with any questions.

REDEEMER COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

Engaging the Nations, Global Gates, a ministry that exists to see the gospel transformation of the many unevangelized people groups who have come to gateway cities, invites Redeemer for a summer, “stay at home mission trip” in Northern Virginia.  This trip is a “hands-on” experience where you will be able to participate in training sessions then be able to  practice what you have learned. It will be hosted by Marshall and Tammy Stoy, friends of our church and will be held at Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Annandale and . It begins at 7:00pm on June 21 and runs all day through June 24, 2017 – additional information and details can be found here

Marriage Matters Interest Meeting – Marriage Matters is a ministry that seeks to help couples build strong marriages. It is led by David Sheets, who previously was on staff at Mclean Bible Church. This Tuesday night, June 27th, at 7:00pm, there is an interest meeting for couples that might have a desire to participate in starting this ministry in our area. They are looking for couples that have a heart to help other couples grow in their marriages. It will be held at Mclean Bible Church in a room called The Well. If you are interested in participating or have more questions you can reach out to David (david.sheets@marriagemattersusa.org) or Jordan (jordan@redeemerarlington.com).

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black:  There is always a great sense of appreciation when an entire family serves and Joe and Kelly’s tribe is one of those families. Faithful members of Redeemer, the Walker family has served in multiple capacities. Thank you, Joe for serving on the finance team, and Kelly and the kids, for serving in children’s ministry. In addition, thanks for being an illustration in a sermon, publicly praying in the church service, and hosting parties at your house. The Walker family has been a gift to Redeemer and we will miss them as they transition into new church and area. Thank you for all the ways you have loved and served Redeemer!  

Redeemer Weekly 4/11/2017

Redeemer Weekly: June 11, 2017 — THIS Thurs. Worship & Prayer night — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Picnic Coordination Crew   

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 are continuing in the parables unit because Jesus’ parables teach people about God and His kingdom. Today’s parable is the unmerciful servant with the take home point: God shows mercy to us so that we will show mercy to others.

THIS THURSDAY, Worship and Prayer Night! Our monthly, third Thursday worship nights return! We will gather at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary to worship and pray together.

REDEEMER EVENTS

Redeemer Single Invite, June 24: Emmanuel Presbyterian Church has invited Redeemer singles to participate in a Bowling night, Saturday, June 24 from 7-9pm at the Bowl-America in Falls Church. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, and have fun with friends. The cost is $17 per person, which includes shoes and 2hrs of bowling. You can email Megan Hays (Hays.megan1@gmail.com) with any questions or coordinating riding together!

REDEEMER MEMBER LED EVENTS

Redeemer Men’s Breakfast, June 17: The next men’s breakfast is scheduled for Saturday June 17, 8:30-10:30am, at Mike Henry’s home, 5710 9th Rd North in Arlington. Please RSVP him at we34him03@gmail.com to help him get ready. The plan is to gather over food to fellowship together and honor our good, good Father. Any help with food prep and clean up will be definitely appreciated!

Redeemer Youth Ministry Interest Meeting, June 24: Redeemer’s vision for its youth ministry is to create a place where teenagers are loved unconditionally, encouraged to be lifetime followers of Jesus, and empowered to be ambassadors of reconciliation in a broken world. The church is hoping to launch a youth ministry that reaches middle and high school boys and girls for Fall 2017, but we need your help!

Join us on June 24 from from 10:00am-12:00 noon (lunch included!) at the Dimas’ home (4636 3rd St. South Arlington, VA 22204) to learn more about opportunities to serve in or help support the ministry. Email Megan Hays or Laura Walton at laukwalton@gmail.com with any questions.

REDEEMER MEMBER NEWS

What is Moses writing?  Moses Lee has a book review on a Biblical theology on culture,  Created and Creating by Bill Edgar of Westminster Theological Seminary .The article is on Reformed Margin

REDEEMER COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

Engaging the Nations, Global Gates, a ministry that exists to see the gospel transformation of the many unevangelized people groups who have come to gateway cities, invites Redeemer for a summer, “stay at home mission trip” in Northern Virginia.  This trip is a “hands-on” experience where you will be able to participate in training sessions then be able to  practice what you have learned. It will be hosted at Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Annandale. It begins at 7:00pm on June 21 and runs all day through June 24, 2017 – additional information and details can be found here

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Last week we enjoyed summer weather, good food, fun fellowship, even an uninvited snake friend! The anniversary picnic is a regular highlight for many and this year, we had a beautiful host of help – releasing me from coordinating details which my summer brain GREATLY appreciated.

THANK YOU, Jamey Dodd, Alanna Ross, Mace Shadid, and Emily Strother! These ladies problem solved, logistically coordinated, smiled, and handled curve balls! I greatly appreciated that my event planning brain could sabbath because these ladies volunteered and pursued me on how to help! Their help began the week prior and extended past the picnic to clean up (along with the always lovely and serving Laura Settle!). Thank YOU ladies!  

This Sunday – June 11th, 2017

Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
PS. 146:1-2

Join us this Sunday as we gather to sing, study God’s word, and take communion together.

As you come, whether you are discouraged or full of faith, remember that Jesus’ blood never fails. He is always merciful, always good, and always sufficient for every need. It is not our work or effort that gives us access to God’s presence and glory. It is all because of Jesus.

Caleb will lead our times of singing and I have the privilege of continuing our series in the book of Luke as we walk through the story of Mary and Martha.

See you there!

Order of service:
– All Creatures of Our God and King
Call to worship – Psalm 146
– Lion and the Lamb
– There is a Fountain
– Before the Throne of God Above

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Message – Luke 10:38-42
Response/Communion
– Cling to Christ
– I Will Glory in My Redeemer

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly 6/4/2017

Redeemer Weekly: June 4, 2017 — Anniversary Picnic TODAY — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: GPTV Explorer Crew   

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 is our anniversary picnic! We are excited to celebrate our church anniversary with a chicken and rice lunch following the Sunday service on June 4th! We will gather at Glencarlyn Park (301 S Harrison St Arlington, VA 22204) in the picnic area to share in joy and fellowship.

Parking is limited at the park entrance and along the road. Carpooling is HIGHLY encouraged. You can park along Four Mile Run. Please plan accordingly  

TODAY in Redeemer CM:  GPTV Studios, the cast and crew of Gospel Project Explorer will air the final episode of Season 2.  When our leadership team chose The Gospel Project curriculum to use in our children’s ministry two years ago and allowed me the privilege of creating this high energy news magazine for kids that would help them look for clues to the Gospel in their world and the world, I never dreamed that God would use it to grow such a strong community within our children’s ministry.  Every week, we are seeing kids begin to understand more and more their need for a savior and how every story, every person, every idea in the Bible points to the cross and Jesus’ rescue mission.

REDEEMER EVENTS

Worship and Prayer Night, June 15: Our monthly, third Thursday worship nights are returning! We will gather at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary to worship and pray together.

Redeemer Single Invite: Emmanuel Presbyterian Church has invited Redeemer singles to participate in a Bowling night, Saturday, June 24 from 7-9pm at the Bowl-America in Falls Church. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, and have fun with friends. The cost is $17 per person, which includes shoes and 2hrs of bowling. You can email Megan Hays (Hays.megan1@gmail.com) with any questions or coordinating riding together!

REDEEMER MEMBER LED EVENTS

Redeemer Youth Ministry Interest Meeting, June 24: Redeemer’s vision for its youth ministry is to create a place where teenagers are loved unconditionally, encouraged to be lifetime followers of Jesus, and empowered to be ambassadors of reconciliation in a broken world. The church is hoping to launch a youth ministry that reaches middle and high school boys and girls for Fall 2017, but we need your help!

Join us on June 24 from from 10:00am-12:00 noon (lunch included!) at the Dimas’ home (4636 3rd St. South Arlington, VA 22204) to learn more about opportunities to serve in or help support the ministry. Email Megan Hays or Laura Walton at laukwalton@gmail.com with any questions.

Young Life Nice Cream Fundraising, June 4: Ice cream and Young Life update! After the anniversary picnic you are invited to the Barcroft House to have a Nice Cream and hear what has been happening with South Arlington Young Life. Questions? jkemna@dittmarcompany.com

Redeemer Tennis Tournament: Redeemer 1.0 alumni may remember the original “Redeemer Open” tennis tournament in the summer of 2011. Jonathan Collegio is organizing a reprise of that effort, to take place in June-July of 2017.

If you are interested in playing, post a comment on this post in the Redeemer Facebook group. Include your USTA rating so we can best organize the bracket. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME TO PLAY, and no sweat if you don’t know your rating, they are explained here. We need at least 16 folks to sign up (we already have 10!) but it would be fun to start with 32.

Once the tournament gets going, you’ll have a set period of time (probably two weeks) to plan out the match with your opponent. If neither of you can find a time to play, someone can either let the other person advance or flip a coin to advance. (In the last iteration we had some logjam issues where pairs couldn’t find time to play, and it was holding up the next round).

In any case those are all weeds. But if you’d like to play, please reply to the Facebook post! Or email jcollegio@outlook.com with questions. Remember, all are welcome and you can join at any level of play!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Our current CM year is drawing to a close! (psst- get ready for 2017-2018 recruitment details soon!) Today is the final GPTV Explorer before the crew has a well deserved summer break. THANK YOU to our indomitable, brilliant Gay Brown who fearless leads our volunteers. Gay’s own shoutout is:

As we wrap up this season, I want to give a shout out to all those who have made GPTV Studios and Gospel Project Explorer so successful. First of all, a huge thanks goes to Jackie Black, who has all of the gifts that I don’t and offers them to fill in so many gaps!  From having materials printed to ordering t-shirts to loading worship videos onto YouTube, she is always one step ahead of me!  And thanks to the great GPTV Worship Crew we had this year – Camille Battah, Rebecca Brown, Madelyn Haughery, Daisy and Rylie Simmons and Marleana Henry.  Moving on to the cast –  thanks to Sam Rogers, who has taken my vision for a quirky, rule-following show announcer further than I could have imagined.  Tali Kauflin, thanks for being the perfect French weather and news anchor, willing to go to great lengths – like rolling around around in mud – to communicate truth.  Laura Settle joined our cast last fall as Millie Digger, our “on-location” reporter, and has been such a great addition!  So has Stephan Faherty, as he took my idea for a new character, Handy Randy, and made it his own – plus Stephan always has his script already printed out and is on time to rehearsals!!!  So thankful for Camille Battah, who basically does anything I ask her to do.  Whether it’s act as director of the show, lead worship or create choreography for songs, Camille is my right hand and so much fun to do this important work with.  And then there is my amazing husband, Dale Brown, aka Tech Guy, (which is what many of the Redeemer Kids think his name actually is:) who has for 30 years now taken my wild visions and made them reality.  Gospel Project Explorer could not happen without his technical genius, plus his acting is always on point!  There have been many guests who have appeared on the shows throughout this season. Thanks to Kari Faherty, who joined us on an episode to share her artistic talents.  A big shout out to Ashley White Brothers, who steps in whenever we are in need of a substitute, as she is today filling in for Camille.  And then there’s Reagan Brown and Nina Elliot, aka Hans Christian Anderson, personal trainer to the stars, and his assistant, Mandy, here to “Pump You Up!”  Lastly, thanks to all of our guest specialists this season, who are interviewed by my character and bring clarity to the questions of the day – Jon Smith, Jordan Kauflin, Moses Lee, Ben Adams and Paul Curtis.

Well, we’d better get to it!  Live television waits on no one!!  If you’d like to be a part of this amazing team for Season 3, beginning in September, please reach out at me at gay@brownfamilydc.com.  There just might be a perfect part for you to play!”

Belated Memorial Day THANK YOU: Ben Jonsson, Kevin Dowker, and Dion Edon

This Sunday – June 4th, 2017

“The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, 7 keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.” Ex. 34:6-7

As we gather each Sunday, our heart’s cry is to see God for who he is. Like Moses, we desire to experience God and to know him better. For as we see him, we are changed.

This Sunday God speaks to us through his word, declaring that He is merciful and gracious. He is just and holy. He is our covenant keeping, forgiving God. For the Israelites, these words were both a comfort and a gracious warning. In light of their continued disobedience, God’s communication of his steadfast love and grace was incredible assurance that they were his people. And as his people, they were called to honor and obey him. An attitude of indifference towards the Lord’s ways is met with a warning that he is just.

I encourage you to prepare for our meeting together by meditating on the Scripture above. Ask God that he would reveal to you where there is an attitude of indifference to his gracious commands. Pray that he would overwhelm you with the beauty and depth of his love and forgiveness.

We have the privilege of having Josh Harris preach God’s word to us, and I will lead our times of singing.

Order of service:

Call to Worship – Ex. 34:6-7
– Rejoice
Time of Confession
– Shine Into Our Night
– Thank You Jesus
– O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – I Need Thee Every Hour
Messsage
Response/Communion
– My Redeemer’s Love
– Jesus is Better

Benediction

This Sunday – May 28th, 2017

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Phil. 4:4-7

This Sunday, God invites us to rejoice in his provision as we bring our worries and fears to him. We gather to hear from our Maker and rest in his power and strength, not our own.

What anxieties are you bringing? What situations in your life are keeping you up at night? God wants to remind you that he will guard you, protect you, and give you peace.

Let us come ready to hear from the Lord as we gratefully respond to his words of life.

Order of service:
Call to Worship – Phil. 4:4-7
– Forever
– Strong God
– Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
– All Glory Be To Christ

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Your Words of Life
Message
Response/Communion
– Behold our God
– Blessed Assurance

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 5/28/2017

Redeemer Weekly: May 28, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Our Service Men and Women   

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.

REDEEMER EVENTS

Anniversary Picnic, Sunday, June 4: We are excited to celebrate our church anniversary with a pizza lunch following the Sunday service on June 4th! We will gather at Glencarlyn Park (301 S Harrison St Arlington, VA 22204) in the picnic area to share in joy and fellowship. Families with the last names A – M are asked to bring beverages and those with the last names N – Z are asked to bring dessert!

Because of the picnic, there will be no newcomer lunch on the first Sunday, June 4 – but there will be a table so you can meet the new person integration team!

RETREAT REMINDER

Don’t forget to let Jackie Black know if you did not get a copy of Side by Side at the retreat! (Available on Amazon for those who were not able to attend the retreat) Also, Jackie create a study guide specific for Redeemer which can also share.

REDEEMER MEMBER LED EVENTS

Redeemer Youth Ministry Interest Meeting, June 24: Redeemer’s vision for its youth ministry is to create a place where teenagers are loved unconditionally, encouraged to be lifetime followers of Jesus, and empowered to be ambassadors of reconciliation in a broken world. The church is hoping to launch a youth ministry that reaches middle and high school boys and girls for Fall 2017, but we need your help!

Join us on June 24 from 7-9 PM at Dimas’ home (4636 3rd St. South Arlington, VA 22204) to learn more about opportunities to serve in or help support the ministry. Email Megan Hays or Laura Walton at laukwalton@gmail.com with any questions.

Young Life Nice Cream Fundraising, June 4: Ice cream and Young Life update! After the anniversary picnic you are invited to the Barcroft House to have a Nice Cream and hear what has been happening with South Arlington Young Life. Questions? jkemna@dittmarcompany.com

Coming this summer: The Redeemer Open! Redeemer 1.0 alumni may remember the original “Redeemer Open” tennis tournament in the summer of 2011. Jonathan Collegio is organizing a reprise of that effort, to take place in June-July of 2017.

If you are interested in playing, post a comment on this post in the Redeemer Facebook group. Include your USTA rating so we can best organize the bracket. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME TO PLAY, and no sweat if you don’t know your rating, they are explained here. We need at least 16 folks to sign up (we already have 10!) but it would be fun to start with 32.

Once the tournament gets going, you’ll have a set period of time (probably two weeks) to plan out the match with your opponent. If neither of you can find a time to play, someone can either let the other person advance or flip a coin to advance. (In the last iteration we had some logjam issues where pairs couldn’t find time to play, and it was holding up the next round).

In any case those are all weeds. But if you’d like to play, please reply to the Facebook post! Or email jcollegio@outlook.com with questions. Remember, all are welcome and you can join at any level of play!

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

Our AUMC building neighbors and gracious sharers of space, Reach Far is having Family and Friends Day which is being held Saturday, June 17th from 12pm-4pm. This event is FREE for the community and families that have supported our programs. They want to invite Redeemer to come out and enjoy.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: This shout is a particular favorite of mine because of the number and reason which we say thank you. Redeemer has had and currently have multiple members of the military branches. We greatly appreciate the service given, both from our active members to veterans! THANK YOU: David Bann, Joel Borkert, Stephan Gibbs, David Hagedorn, Matt Horlacher, James Jabinal, Molly Kruger, Daniel Lim, Caleb Quezada, Troy Smith, Will Wiley, and Jack Yang

Let me know if I missed anyone and I will shoutout next week!