Redeemer Weekly – 6/28/2015

Redeemer Weekly — MEMBER MEETING TODAY — FINANCIAL UPDATE charts — WHAT JONATHAN COLLEGIO is reading — TOPIC for July sermon series — FAREWELL SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Kimberly and Jeremy 

Good morning! 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.

TODAY’S REMINDERS:

–Assembly Time is on break for the summer. Please sign in your middle-class kiddos before service, but have them with you during worship. You can escort them to class at the break.

–Member Meeting today: Our service will be shortened to allow for our Member Meeting. Guests and non-members are welcome to sit in.

READING RECOMMENDATIONS – Jonathan Collegio is big on this opinion piece that the great Dr. Russell Moore wrote for The Washington Post. Jonathan texts: “Important for people to Read.” Dr. Moore is a respected friend of several Redeemer leaders.

–“Why the church should neither cave nor panic about the decision on gay marriage,” by Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and author of “Adopted for Life”: “This is a sober moment, and I am a conscientious dissenter from this ruling. The Court now has disregarded thousands of years of definition of the most foundational unit of society, and the cultural changes here will be broad and deep. So how should the church respond? First of all, the church should not panic. The Supreme Court can do many things, but the Supreme Court cannot get Jesus back in that tomb. …

“Moreover, while this decision will, I believe, ultimately hurt many people and families and civilization itself, the gospel doesn’t need ‘family values’ to flourish. In fact, the church often thrives when it is in sharp contrast to the cultures around it. That was the case in Ephesus and Philippi and Corinth and Rome … This gives the church an opportunity to do what Jesus called us to do with our marriages in the first place: to serve as a light in a dark place.  …

“There are two sorts of churches that will not be able to reach the sexual revolution’s refugees. A church that has given up on the truth of the Scriptures, including on marriage and sexuality, and has nothing to say to a fallen world. And a church that screams with outrage at those who disagree will have nothing to say to those who are looking for a new birth. We must stand with conviction and with kindness, with truth and with grace. …

“Some Christians will be tempted to anger, lashing out at the world around us with a narrative of decline. That temptation is wrong. God decided when we would be born, and when we would be born again. … Let’s joyfully march to Zion.” http://wapo.st/1LCbdA0

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: A farewell thank you to Kimberly and Jeremy, who jumped in with both feet to serving in Children’s Ministry several years ago. They have served as teachers as well as working behind the scenes on administration, plus randomly rescuing a lack of ratios and serving at the last minute.

Last year, Kimberly and Jeremy jumped in with both feet to parenting as they brought their sons home from Brazil. Redeemer’s loss is Pittsburgh’s gain as they move this summer. Our appreciation and love goes with them on this new adventure. THANK YOU, Kimberly and Jeremy for your example of serving and parenting!

–Shout out to your servant: Do you know someone who is faithfully serving? Please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – June 28th, 2015

Members, please make every effort to attend our gathering this Sunday as we have our quarterly members meeting immediately following.

Due to this we will have an abbreviated time of singing, study, and taking communion together.

Eric will preach the last message in our series on the Sermon on the Mount, and I’ll be leading our times of singing.

I look forward to responding to God’s call to gather and worship him!

Order of service:

– Yesterday, Today, and Forever
– We Bring Our Sins To Jesus
– Grace Greater Than Our Sin

Message – Matthew 7:13-29
Response/Communion
– Be Thou My Vision
– He Will Hold Me Fast

Benediction
Members Meeting

Redeemer Weekly – 6/21/2015

Redeemer Weekly — FATHER’S DAY EDITION 

Good morning, and happy Father’s Day to all the amazing Redeemer dads! 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.

PARENTS of Middle Class kiddos: Assembly time will be on break for the summer (excluding two remaining KRC Sundays, July 12 and Aug. 16). Please sign in your middle class kiddos before service but have them with you during worship and released to their class at the break.

 

NEXT SUNDAY, June 28, we will have a shortened service to allow for a members’ meeting. Agenda items will include updates on Mercy Ministry, Children’s Ministry, our budget and membership transitions.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–NEXT FRIDAY and SATURDAY, Core Seminar: If you’re interested in membership or learning more about the vision and mission 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 pastors sharing the ministry and mission of Redeemer. If you’re interested in attending, please register here.

–Members! Looking to serve? Able to talk about what you know and love about Redeemer? If you’re available to serve, please let Jackie (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) know.

–Newcomer Lunch, RESCHEDULED: Our June newcomer lunch will be rescheduled for the middle of July. Visitors are invited to have lunch following service to enjoy pizza and connect with members and leaders. Regardless of how long you have been visiting, we look forward to meeting you! Please RSVP to Jen (jenkhong@gmail.com).

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: What better way to celebrate a birthday than a Servant Shoutout? Happy birthday and THANK YOU to Mike! From the beginning of Redeemer, Mike has been an example of serving in any and all ways. He is active behind the scenes serving and encouraging other servants of Redeemer. Mike is quick to jump in and help with any event or need with a smile and kind word. THANK YOU, Mike for all the ways you bless and serve Redeemer and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

–Shout out to your servant: Do you know someone who is faithfully serving? Please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

 

 

 

This Sunday – June 21st, 2015

Join us this Sunday as we gather together to hear from God and respond to his gracious revelation.

Each Sunday, in his kindness, God the Father has promised to speak through his word by the power of the Holy Spirit.

I encourage you to prepare your heart as we gather.
– Ask God to speak to you.
– Confess your need for him.
– Come ready to hear and be strengthened in your faith.

Eric will continue our series in the Sermon on the Mount as he gives the second part of his message on judging others. I will be leading our times of singing.

I look forward to being with you all!

Order of service:

– 10,000 Reasons
Call to Worship
– We Believe (NEW SONG)
– My One Comfort
Jesus Paid It All

Public Prayer
Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Message – Matthew 7:1-12
Response/Communion
– How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
– O Great God

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 6/14/2015

Good morning! To tell your kids: Today is Flag Day. 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.

SHAUN CROSS – lead pastor of our plant in Northeast D.C., Union Church – emails this message to Redeemer Weekly: “Hi, Redeemer! I wanted to thank you again for your prayers and support in planting Union Church.  We are currently gathering around 20 folks in our house for worship, prayer, and Bible study! It’s incredible to watch the Lord move and to hope together for the gospel to transform our city.

“Please be praying for us. We are coming to a point where, if the Lord adds to our number, we’ll have to consider another place to gather. Pray that we would find an affordable place to meet, and that we would begin to see people who are far from Jesus coming to know and enjoy Him. Our prayer is to walk slowly and to grow through disciple-making. Pray that the Lord would bring revival to D.C.!”

TODAY is Kids’ Retreat Continued. We’re excited for KRC to return, and our kiddos to continue learning about the beatitudes.   

MEMBER NEWS:

KUDOS TO AMAZING HELPERS for Cleanup Day: We had an incredible turnout of 16 people to help clear out and clean up our new space in AUMC, which Children’s Ministry will use beginning in September. AUMC members anticipated it taking several hours, and we were done in under two. Jackie Black writes: “Words I would use to describe the clean up day: epic help, legendary serving, awesome serving, wonderful people, awesome work.”

–PICS by Jackie: BEFORE http://bit.ly/1MSWs9P … and AFTER http://bit.ly/1GF7el3 … One more “before” pic http://bit.ly/1GlLbfT

–PICS by Emily : Jenna, Lynne, and Mike , on assignment http://bit.ly/1ISvu3I … Ryan vacuuming  http://bit.ly/1ICNe08 … Little helpers http://bit.ly/1JQUy9P

 

 

SUMMER BREAK for Assembly Time in Middles:  Starting June 21, excluding KRC Sundays, there will be no assembly time — our Middle Kids will be in corporate worship and dismissed with the Big Kids. This is temporary due to loss of volunteers to moves and summer schedules. If curious about volunteering for Assembly Time in the fall, please let Shelley Reinhart (sgr6511@gmail.com) know.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Core Seminar, June 26-27: If you’re interested in membership or learning more about the vision and mission 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! Looking to serve? Able to talk about what you know and love about Redeemer? If you’re available to serve, please let Jackie (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) know.

–Newcomer Lunch, June 28: Visitors are invited to have lunch following service to enjoy pizza and connect with members and leaders. Regardless of how long you have been visiting, we look forward to meeting you! Please RSVP to Jen (jenkhong@gmail.com).

(PERSONAL) SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: As an active participant in Children’s Ministry (CM) coordination, I see a LOT of servants. I see faithful caregivers and responsible volunteers who come and care for Redeemer kiddos. Laura comes to serve in CM and I see all that and more. Laura comes with a passion to teach the Gospel to our children. She prepares throughout the week to ensure the lesson is engaging and memorable. She prayers for the children and gathers up her energy to jump in on Sunday morning.

And this passion to share the Bible with others does not stop at CM! Laura will seasonally lead a Bible study or learning group. Laura’s passion for learning and teaching is motivated to know her Savior more — she is an epic example. I am excited for her to one day see the ripple effect of her teaching children and others. Thank you, Laura for leading by example and teaching with passion. P.S. She also gives an awesome TED talk!

–Shout out to your servant: Do you know someone who is faithfully serving? Please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

 

This Sunday – June 12th, 2015

What a privilege we have this Sunday to gather as a church community to be strengthened and edified in our faith!

We will sing together, listen to God’s word read and preached, and take communion.

In preparation, I encourage you to ask God how he might use you. His Spirit will be present and active, and God loves to use us to bless others. It could be to encourage, pray, read Scripture, give an impression you have, or simply to say hi to someone you’ve never met. Let’s come ready to participate!

Eric will continue our series in the Sermon on the Mount and I will be leading our times of singing.

See you there!

Order of service:

– My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less
Call to Worship – Nicene Creed
– We Believe (NEW SONG)
– His Be the Victor’s Name
– New Again

Song of consecration – Show Us Christ
Message – Matthew 7:1-12
Response/Communion
– O God of All Our Good
– Lord, I Need You

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 6/7/2015

Good morning! 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.

OUR CHURCH PLANT in Northeast D.C., Union Church D.C. (“Magnify Jesus. Make disciples”), is online. About twentyish worshippers have been gathering at 4:30 p.m. on Sundays in the home of lead pastor Shaun Cross and his wife, Melissa. http://www.unionchurchdc.com … @UnionChurchDC

 

NEED — Clearing CM: THIS Saturday, June 13, at 10 a.m., we are looking for brain and brawn! AUMC is clearing space for our growing children’s ministry! This HUGE blessing requires HUGE help with moving some heavy items. If you are able to help and want to earn CM’s eternal gratitude (with bribery of coffee and treats), please let Jackie know: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Core Seminar, June 26-27: If you’re interested in membership or learning more about the vision and mission 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! Looking to serve? Able to talk about what you know and love about Redeemer? If you’re available to serve, please let Jackie (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) know!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Do you remember your first time visiting Redeemer? Were you welcome by a smile and the smell of coffee? Our coffee team and welcome team are first faces of Redeemer to welcome members and attenders.

Ed and Holly are part of both that warm smile and good smell. They serve several Sunday mornings a month to ensure that Redeemer is welcoming. They are quick to jump into serving and connecting newcomers, and enjoy meeting current members of Redeemer. Ed also participates in leading a learning group on Sunday mornings. Holly takes on the bulk of coffee serving until Ed is available. This tag team of serving is greatly appreciated! Thank you, Ed and Holly!

–Shout out to your servant: Do you know someone who is faithfully serving? Please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

 

PLEASE SEND US your news, reading/listening recommendations, birthdays: RedeemerWeekly@gmail.com.

 

This Sunday – June 7th, 2015

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:23-25

This Sunday, we get to express our commitment to meet together as a church family to encourage and stir up one another to love and good works. God is going to speak to and through his people. Therefore, your presence is important.

This Sunday in particular is an important one in the life of our church as we pray for and send off Shaun and Melissa Cross and their team to plant Union Church in DC. God has answered our prayers to help us plant churches in the DC/Arlington area!

Duke will lead our times of singing and I will have the privilege of preaching from Psalm 139 as we look at our identity in Christ.

Can’t wait to worship with you all!

Order of service:
– Arise, My Soul, Arise
Call to worship
– Be Still My Soul
– Good, Good Father

Prayer and Send off for Union Church
Song of Preparation – Be Thou My Vision
Message – Psalm 139
Communion/Response
– O Wondrous Love
– All I Have Is Christ

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 5/31/2015

TODAY, Redeemer members will host a newcomer lunch immediately following the service. Whether it’s your first time or you have been coming for months, we invite you to come talk with our pastors and meet other church members. Additional details are at the welcome table.

A NEW COMMUNITY GROUP will start meeting June 10, just five blocks from Arlington United Methodist.  The group will meet Wednesday nights at 7, and will be led by Jay and Katherine Roddy, and Matt and Jenna Horlacher.  Please email Jenna at jenna.horlacher@gmail.com if you’re interested.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Heavy-lifting help: Want to skip the gym on Sat., June 13? AUMC is planning to clear space for our growing children’s ministry. This gracious allowance requires us to move some heavy items. If you are able to lift and carry (and earn CM’s eternal gratitude with bribery of coffee and treats), please let Jackie know: jackie@redeemerarlington.com!

–Wednesday morning prayer: As we are continually seeking to grow in never ceasing to pray, you are invited to join other Redeemerites as we pray on Wednesday mornings from 7 to 8 a.m. at AUMC. Feel free to come late or leave early as your schedule necessitates. This time is loosely structured around praying around a different passage of Scripture each week.

–Kids’ Retreat switcharoo: June’s KRC will be June 14 instead of June 7. Gay and her gang will continue teaching on the beatitudes..

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: It’s no secret that Arlington loves (needs) its coffee, and Redeemer is no different. A host of volunteers ensure that there is caffeine (and decaf) waiting for us on Sunday mornings. John Allevato, West Virginia native (Go Mountaineers!), started as such a volunteer. When surgery sidelined him from making coffee, he took on training and scheduling our Coffee Team. His service with the Coffee Team powers our Worship Team on Sunday mornings, wakes up our Children’s  Ministry volunteers, and gives a warm, great smelling welcome to visitors. If you are enjoying a cup of coffee or tea, thank John (and ask him how you can help).

–Shout out to your servant: Do you know someone who is faithfully serving? Please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – May 31st, 2015

This Sunday we have the privilege of gathering to sing, study God’s word, and take communion together. We also get to welcome new members to our church family!

Eric will continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount as he preaches on anxiety and worry, something we probably all need to hear!

For our singing times we will be led by Phil Maucieri, who typically leads at Redemption Hill Church in Capitol Hill.

Come ready to hear from the Lord and respond in worship.

Order of service:
– Rejoice
Call to worship
– Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
– Before the Throne of God Above

Welcome New Members
Greeting/Offering
Song of consecration – Show Us Christ
Message
Response/Communion
– Jesus is Better
– My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

Benediction