Redeemer Weekly – 5/24/15

Good morning, and hope you and yours are loving the holiday weekend. We hope to see you at 10 for coffee, fellowship and Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

NEXT Sun., May 31, Redeemer members will host a newcomer lunch right after the service. Whether it’s your first time, seventh time, or you have been coming for months, we invite you to come talk with our pastors and meet other church members. Please RSVP to Jen (jenkhong@gmail.com).

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: A benefit of living in Arlington is the privilege to regularly receive military members and their families. We’re humbled by their sacrifice, and grateful for their service. Thank you to the Redeemerites who are serving our country.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: Hurrah for Redeemer Kiddos! Gay and her gang return Sunday, June 7 to continue the retreat teaching on the Beatitudes.

AT TODAY’S GATHERING, Mike Bellamy will preach from Revelation 2:1-7:

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands.

“‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’”

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Redeemer Weekly – 5/17/2015

ERIC is in ITALY this weekend with Jon Smith, Paul Curtis and Mike Bellamy, visiting Rob Krause, the pastor of a partner Acts 29 church, Serenissima (“most peaceful”) Bible Church in Pordenone, Italy. Two pictures with Eric’s captions: Paul Curtis and Rob Krause in Italy, talking about how to make disciples of Jesus. http://bit.ly/1FkPybR … This is the place we met with planters from Ghana, Italy, Scotland and then U.S. http://bit.ly/1QSvlOD

UPCOMING EVENTS:
–NEWCOMER’S LUNCHEON, Sun., May 31: Visitors are invited to have lunch following service at an area member’s home. Whether it’s your first time, seventh time, or you have been coming for months, we invite you to come talk with our pastors and meet other church members. Please RSVP to Jen (jenkhong@gmail.com).
–CORE SEMINAR, June 26-27:If you’re interested in membership at Redeemer, we invite you attend our Core Seminar on Friday evening, June 26, and Saturday morning, June 27. This time of sharing meals and meeting Redeemer members will also include elders sharing the ministry and mission of Redeemer. If you’re interested in attending, please register here. Members, remember your Core Seminar? This is a great opportunity to serve others as you were served! If you’re available to help, please let Jackie (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) know.
SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: When you are loving and caring for your children during the week, serving in Children’s Ministry takes that extra boost of energy. Rebekah always brings that boost and support as hall monitor. For over two years, Rebekah has served in Children’s Ministry. She ensures the safety of children, supports of various classes, and welcomes new kiddos. She is released to serve by her husband, Nathanael, who is on call for their two children while Rebekah serves. Thank you, Rebekah for caring for Redeemer kiddos!
–Shout out to your servant: Do you know someone who is faithfully serving? Please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – May 17th, 2015

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

I encourage you to take some time before the service and quiet your hearts to prepare to hear from God and respond to his gracious revelation. God will be present to speak to us, we want to listen!

Duke will lead our times of singing and Shaun will continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount.

Order of service:
– My One Comfort
Call to worship
– Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy
– The Strive is Over

Public Prayer
Song of Consecration – Take Us, O Lord
Message – Matthew 6:19-24
Communion/Response
– The Old Rugged Cross
– Forever

Benediction

This Sunday – May 7th, 2015

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

Let us come ready to hear from the Lord. I encourage you to take some time to prepare your heart, whether on Saturday night or Sunday morning. What we fill our minds with and what we do before we gather can directly affect how much we get out of the service!

This Sunday, Eric will continue to preach on the Lord’s prayer, I will lead our times of singing, and Jon will lead our times of prayer.

See you there.

Order of service:
– All Creatures of Our God and King
Call to Worship – Psalm 96
– Beautiful One
– All Glory Be Forever
– As We Pray

Public Prayer
Message
Response/Communion
– Shine Into Our Night
– When I Survey
– O Great God

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 5/3/2015

Good morning! We’d love to see you at 10 for coffee, fellowship and cookies at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service is at 10:30.

Please join us immediately after the service at Barcroft Park to celebrate our fifth anniversary, and the Lord’s faithfulness to Redeemer. We want to spend time together as a community, sharing laughter and pizza! All are welcome. The pizza and paper products will be provided. If you wish, you may bring an item to share (~10 people):

Last names A – M: Side Dish

Last names N – Z: Drinks

There are wide-open spaces, playgrounds, basketball, and volleyball courts by our picnic shelter so bring the basketball, volleyball, soccer ball. The park’s address is 4200 S Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. There is plenty of parking by the Barcroft Park sport center parking lot and garage. Plan to walk through the baseball fields, across the bridge to our reserved picnic shelter by the playground. Park map http://bit.ly/1EYql94

CAROLYN McCULLEY writes: “April was a good month. A few weeks ago, Nora Shank and I were honored to learn that our book, ‘The Measure of Success,’ was named a finalist in the nonfiction category for the 2015 Christian Book Awards by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. And [this week], my film company, Citygate Films, received a finalist award from the CINE Golden Eagle Awards in the PSA/nonprofit category for a poetic short film we did about behavioral health called ‘Autumn Journey.’”

–Carolyn and Nora’s book, “The Measure of Success: Uncovering the Biblical Perspective on Women, Work, and the Home,” on Amazon http://amzn.to/1JIw6c1

–“Autumn Journey” on Vimeo http://bit.ly/1znuVev

UPCOMING EVENTS — THIS Saturday, May 9: Ready to run? Run through bright colors for a local ministry? John invites you to run for a good cause: Young Life Splatter Run. Funds go to local Young Life Capernaum (Young Life’s ministry to kids with special needs). Further details are on The City.

Kids rejoice – The Retreat Continues! Mark your calendar for Sundays, May 17, June 7, July 12, and August 16! Gay and her team return to continue to teaching Redeemer kiddos about the Beatitudes.!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Veronica brings a beauty and warmth to any project she touches. Veronica was a key player in the success of our Spring Retreat last weekend. She handled preparing hospitality bags, assisting with the rooming puzzle, designing name tags, and knowing what snacks to provide!  Veronica worked tirelessly for the retreat even while caring for her sick family. Thank you, Veronica for how you care for Redeemer!

–Serving in silence? Do you see someone faithfully serving, silently? Please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com so we can shout it out!

This Sunday – May 3rd, 2015

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

Afterwards, we get to celebrate God’s faithfulness by participating in a church wide picnic to mark our 5 year anniversary as a church!

When we come each Sunday we are gathering to see and respond to a God who hears us.

This Sunday, the first portion of our service will focus on who God is, then Eric will conclude our mini-series on prayer. After his message, we will take an extended time to pray and present our requests to the Lord. I encourage you to anticipate hearing from the Lord and being strengthened in your faith!

I look forward to worshipping with you all.

Order of service:

– All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name
Call to worship
– My One Comfort
– Arise, My Soul, Arise

– Rejoice
New Testament Scripture Reading
Message
Prayer time
– As We Pray (New Song)
– Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
– How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

Redeemer Weekly — 4/26/2015

NO SERVICE SUNDAY, April 26 because of the Redeemer’s Spring Retreat.

Please join us NEXT Sunday, May 3, for our FIFTH-anniversary potluck picnic at Barcroft Park.

UPCOMING EVENTS — Saturday, May 9: Are you a runner? Do you like bright colors? Are you looking to combine the two for a local ministry? John invites you to run for a good cause: Young Life Splatter Run. Funds go to local Young Life Capernaum (Young Life’s ministry to kids with special needs). Further details are on The City.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: If you enjoy the music at Redeemer, that is not solely due to our talented, serving musicians. The quality of music and audio are enhanced by the quality audio team we have. Dave has been instrumental (yup — puns!) in helping Jordan have excellent audio at AUMC. Dave volunteered hours of labor to ensure Redeemer is able to have excellent sounds of praise and preaching. Thank you, Dave!

This shoutout is also personal. Dave took on the whole task of coordinating set-up/take-down for the retreat. In taking that task on, he released staff to focus on other retreat matters. Also, he saved countless lives because he is the one who drove the 10 foot truck — something staff (me) should not have done. Shouting seems insufficient for the blessing this serving was but THANK YOU DAVE!

–Serving in silence? Do you see someone faithfully serving, silently? Please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com so we can shout it out!

 

 

Redeemer Weekly – 4/19/2015

Good morning! We’d love to see you at 10 for coffee, fellowship and Whole Foods mini-cookies at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service is at 10:30.

NO SERVICE NEXT SUNDAY! Redeemer will not meet Sunday morning due to being away at the Spring Retreat!

AT TODAY’S SUNDAY GATHERING:

Eric will preach on Matthew 6:7-15: “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

This, then, is how you should pray:

‘Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from the evil one.’

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

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This Sunday – April 19th, 2015

This Sunday we have the privilege of gathering together to sing, study, and take communion.

God calls us again to come remember and proclaim the great truths that we stake our lives on.

Duke will be leading our times of singing, focusing our attention on the great forgiveness that is offered through Jesus. Eric will be continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount as we again look at the Lord’s Prayer together.

I look forward to being with you all.

Order of Service:

– Always Forgiven
Call to worship
– Come To Me
– Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Public Prayer
Greeting/offering
Song of consecration – I Need Thee Every Hour
Message – Matthew 6:7-15
Response/Communion
– O God of All Our Good
– Nothing But the Blood of Jesus

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 4/12/2015

YOU’RE INVITED: The Collegios and Moores will be among the Redeemerites attending Trinity Forum’s “Evening Conversation with David Brooks,” the N.Y. Times columnist, on Mon., April 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW (Metro Center stop). It’s the biggest Trinity Forum event ever; 300 people registered the first day. David is out this week with a new book, “The Road to Character.” Register here. http://bit.ly/1aEIJ8W

With Jonathan’s help, Politico interviewed David on Friday. This passage will appear in Mike’s Playbook this week; here’s a sneak peek.. Brooks thanks Tim Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, in the acknowledgments of “The Road to Character.” Mike asked David what he learned from Keller:

“Sin. I learned about sin from Tim. … [T]here’s a lot of personal counseling … I’ve met with him several times and he just helped me through things. … I’m trying to communicate some old concepts to a modern audience, and so that’s what he does. He has a church in New York, and his congregation — they’re investment bankers. I’ve been there a few times. They’re modern New Yorkers, and some of the concepts are pretty harsh to them.

NEXT Sunday, April 19: Visitors are invited to have a lunch following service at an area member’s home. Whether it’s your first time, seventh time, or you have been coming for months, we invite you to come talk with our pastors and meet other church members. Please RSVP to Jen (jenkhong@gmail.com).

REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY for Redeemer Spring Retreat: On April 24-26, we’ll be at Capon Springs, W.Va. for our annual retreat. We are looking forward to this time together. Retreat details and registration info on Redeemer website.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Assist Pregnancy Center’s Walk/Run/Ride: On April 18, the Icardis and Adams will be participating the Assist Pregnancy Center’s fundraiser! To learn more about supporting the Icardis and the Adams, see Mike’s post on the City.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Church is more than a Sunday morning, when the community invests and grows together. Greg recognizes the value of community as well as Sunday service. Greg leads a community group in the Courthouse area. Greg organizes and provides opportunities for his community to grow, serve, or eat together!

However his serving does not stop there: Greg also assists with opening and closing the church building on Sunday mornings, or serves on the worship team. Greg also plays acoustic or electric guitar as needed on Sundays. He arrives early and stays late to help for Sunday service or other church events such as  the church lunches or our Good Friday service. Thank you, Greg for serving in multiple ways!

–Serving in silence? Do you see someone faithfully serving, silently? Please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com so we can shout it out!