Redeemer Weekly – 2/19/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Feb. 19, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Birdseye Tribe

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.

Psst! Spring Retreat Registration is OPEN! Open to all, this annual retreat is a time for the Redeemer community to get out of the city together. Details and registration is here!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Core Seminar, Feb. 24, 25: Our first core seminar of 2017 will be THIS Friday evening, Feb. 24, and Saturday morning, Feb. 25. This time with elders and deacons is for those interested in becoming members or hearing the vision and theology of Redeemer. Register online here.

— Men’s Basketball on Monday Nights! Jordan Kauflin and Braden Pierson have rented out Trinity Presbyterian Church’s gym (5533 16th St N, Arlington) on Monday nights, 7:30-9:30pm beginning on Monday, March 6th through May 22nd. They are looking for 20 guys who want to participate. It will be an open gym, and the cost is $60 for the three months. If you are interested please email Braden (bradenpierson10@gmail.com)

–Spring Financial Peace University (FPU): Put it on your calendars, Financial Peace University class will start in March.  Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money.   If you would rather take the course from the comfort of your own home, there is a need for a host to open their house up to the class.  Look for additional information soon, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

— Simeon Trust Workshop for Men: The Charles Simeon Trust Workshop on Biblical Exposition that Covenant Life Church will be hosting on March 15-17 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. In this particular workshop, we’ll study the Psalms with Dr. Paul House and Dr. Ryan Kelly.  The principles of exposition, the small group practice and the preaching will center on rightly understanding, interpreting and applying the Psalms. Event and registration information is on the website or email: ddevries@covlife.org

 

HANDY DANDY: Those wishing to give to Redeemer can do a one-time, or recurring, gift here. https://redeemerarlington.churchcenteronline.com/giving/donations

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black:  A favorite shoutout is when to a whole group of people who serve. Tim and Angela Birdseye and their five boys are such a group. Long time members and servants of Redeemer, the Birdseye tribe has served in a multitude of capacities. Currently, they serve in Children’s Ministry and on the usher team. Tim and Angela lead and model serving by involving all their kids. The Birdseye five jump into serving in Children’s Ministry with Angela or observe Tim as he assists Redeemer find seats and releases rows for communion. Thank you for how you have faithfully invested and served, Redeemer, Birdseye tribe! We are grateful for you and your model of serving!

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – February 19th, 2017

“Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.” Psalm 95:2-3

Here is something to consider as we prepare to gather with our church family. God wants to use YOU to encourage and build up this community. God will speak to us through his word, yes. But he also uses his people to demonstrate his grace, love, and care. You (yes you!) are called to be an active participant, both in receiving from the Lord and being used by him as we respond.

How might he do this through you?
– Singing with engagement
– Encouraging a friend
– Reaching out to someone new
– Giving a public prayer or word
– Practically serving someone
– A gracious challenge
The list goes on.

As we prepare to gather, let us pray that God would use us to strengthen his people.

Caleb will lead our times of singing and Curt Allen, pastor at Solid Rock Church in Maryland, will preach from Luke 17:11-19.

Order of service:
Call to worship
– Crown Him With Many Crowns
– O Great God
– Oh the Deep, Deep Love
– Jesus is Better

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Your Words Of Life
Message
Response/Communion
– Remembrance
– Lord, I Need You

Benediction

Worship and Prayer night, TONIGHT.

Join us tonight as we take time to sing and pray together! 7:30-9:00pm in the main sanctuary.

SPRING RETREAT REGISTRATION OPEN

Registration is OPEN!

You can register here!

Cost is a flat $160 for a single and $320 for a couple. This includes meals Saturday through Sunday lunch. An additional $10 Friday dinner option is available. Children are free.

To prevent the cost from prohibiting anyone from attending, please email retreat@redeemerarlington.com about scholarship opportunities.

When: April 28-30, 2017

Where: Capon Springs, WV

Who: Redeemer! This is not a member specific event but rather a time for the Redeemer community to be together.

Schedule: Our time together will begin Friday night, at 7:30 pm for a prayer and worship time. Our Saturday session will be at 10 am following 8:30 breakfast. We will enjoy free time together after lunch (12 pm) from 1 pm – 6 pm before dinner and gathering together again at 7:30 pm. Sunday morning before leaving we will have a final session and (MEMBERS!) our April Member Meeting. Capon Springs will send us off after lunch.

Childcare: GPTV Explorer will be on site! Childcare for 1 – 10 year olds will be provided. For youth interested in helping (which includes compensation) please email: retreat@redeemerarlington.com

Redeemer Weekly – 2/12/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Feb. 12, 2017 — THIS THURS. Praise and Worship Night — ESL Update — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Adey Salyards

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.

As reminder, please be respectful of the surrounding neighbors as we, and other congregations, park around the building. Please ensure you are not blocking driveways or boxing in others. Additional parking is always available in the Bank of America lot (corner of Glebe Road and Columbia Pike)

Katherine Roddy invites you, immediately after service up to the balcony for a fun and brief prayer time focused on repentance, revival, and reform. Children are welcome, and encouraged to participate if they come. The time will end promptly at 12:45.

THIS THURSDAY, join us for our second worship and prayer night on Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary. These are times where we slow down to pray and worship as a community. Open to all.  

ESL Update! Last Monday marked the start of our ESL Spring session! Praises: We have 12 new volunteers who are supporting our Monday and Thursday evening classes. So thankful for this group and their heart to serve our neighbors in this way! We have 31 students registered, and more than half of them are returning from last semester. It’s great to have camaraderie among students and teachers from the get go. Please pray that our new students will quickly feel connected to our community.

Remaining Needs: While our Monday and Thursday evening class volunteer needs have been met, we are looking for someone who is willing to train as ESL Bible Study Leader this Spring and then take over leadership of the study for the remainder of the year (Summer and Fall sessions). The Bible study happens Sunday mornings before the service. The study started with the purpose of spreading the Gospel while also helping ESL students improve their English, and it as a critical part of our program! If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please reach out to Obed Molina, omolina93@gmail.com | 240-422-5383

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Core Seminar, Feb. 24, 25: Our first core seminar of 2017 will be on Friday evening, Feb. 24, and Saturday morning, Feb. 25. This time with elders and deacons is for those interested in becoming members or hearing the vision and theology of Redeemer. Register online here.

–ReWinD Resumes: TOMORROW Night: The spring semester of ReWinD will begin on Monday evening, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the church. We will be using “The Life of Moses” study book by She Reads Truth. The cost for the study is $30 and the semester will run through mid-May, with a couple of weeks off for Easter and spring in the middle. You can register here.

— Men’s Basketball on Monday Nights! Jordan Kauflin and Braden Pierson have rented out Trinity Presbyterian Church’s gym (5533 16th St N, Arlington) on Monday nights, 7:30-9:30pm beginning on Monday, March 6th through May 22nd. They are looking for 20 guys who want to participate. It will be an open gym, and the cost is $60 for the three months. If you are interested please email Braden (bradenpierson10@gmail.com)

— Spring Financial Peace University (FPU): Put it on your calendars, Financial Peace University class will start in March.  Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money.   If you would rather take the course from the comfort of your own home, there is a need for a host to open their house up to the class.  Look for additional information soon, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

— Simeon Trust Workshop for Men: The Charles Simeon Trust Workshop on Biblical Exposition that Covenant Life Church will be hosting on March 15-17 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. In this particular workshop, we’ll study the Psalms with Dr. Paul House and Dr. Ryan Kelly.  The principles of exposition, the small group practice and the preaching will center on rightly understanding, interpreting and applying the Psalms. Event and registration information is on the website or email: ddevries@covlife.org

— Women’s Art Exhibit: The Redeemer Women’s Committee invites you to a night of art and reflection on Saturday, April 1st. Join us for desserts, coffee, fellowship, and a special art gallery at 7:00pm featuring works by female members of our church. Our hope is to look back on our corporate study of Genesis and the idea of “Beginnings” in our faith through art and conversation. The gallery will feature pieces that interpret the idea of “Beginnings.” Through a casual program we will engage, individually and collectively, with the idea of our beginnings and God’s role in them.

A suggested $5 donation at the door is requested. All works will be available for purchase. April 1st- Fellowship Hall- Redeemer Church of Arlington @ AUMC, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia

HANDY DANDY: Those wishing to give to Redeemer can do a one-time, or recurring, gift here. https://redeemerarlington.churchcenteronline.com/giving/donations

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black:  Redeemer has a host of talents which our members and attenders use and give to bless the community. Adey Salyards (new member!) lends her musical talents of singing and playing (the guitar) on Sunday mornings. Our time of song and praise are a rich time as we gather on Sunday. Adey’s consistent serving the community is greatly appreciated as we glorify God through music – thank you, Adey!

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – February 12th, 2017

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.”
Isaiah 1:18

Right now, I’m reading through Exodus in my daily Bible reading plan. In Exodus 19 and 20, the Israelites have their first experiences with the power and glory of this God who has just rescued them out of Egypt. Verse after verse describes the preparation needed to consecrate themselves to prepare to meet with God. Once they do meet with him, their response was fear. They were terrified. Because they were confronted with a God who was unlike them: holy, majestic, and powerful.

Each Sunday, when God calls us to gather and worship him, we get to meet with the Lord. One of the most amazing commands of the Bible is the call to ‘with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Heb. 4:6) You and I worship a holy, majestic, and glorious God, who has provided a way that we can meet with him in reverence, yes, but also with confidence and boldness.

Friends, as we gather with our church family to sing, to consider how God has called us to live for his glory, and to remember his death, let us come knowing that God invites us with his mercy. We can celebrate that Jesus has covered our sins with his righteousness. He invites us to experience the joy of salvation, so we can freely follow him with our lives.

This is good news!

Eric will give the second part in our series looking at how we can rightly respond to cultural events, and I will lead our times of singing.

Order of Service:

Call To Worship – Isaiah 1:18
– 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)
– Your Name Alone Can Save
– Now Why This Fear
– Grace Alone

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – My One Comfort
Message
Q&A
Response/Communion
– O God of All Our Good
– Revive Us Again

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 2/5/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Jan. 29, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Eben and Kean Faherty

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, we will host our newcomer lunch for all newcomers to Redeemer! These monthly lunches, immediately after the service, are a chance to meet members, elders, and make connections to the mission of Redeemer. Get details at the Connection Table.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

— Men’s Brunch: Feb. 11: Mike Henry invites: “Men of Redeemer, it’s time we got together again for some encouragement and breakfast – so please mark down Sat., Feb. 11, 8.30 to 10:30 a.m. to get together at the Henrys’ home (5710 9th Road N, Arlington) for some fellowship and discussion. Suggestions for a topic to discuss are welcome, as are volunteers for help with cooking and clean-up (certainly more of a need for that last part). Reply/RSVP directly to Mike Henry at we34him03@gmail.com.

— Study on “Suffering: Embracing God’s Purpose and Provision,” starting Feb. 11: Tali Kauflin will lead a study on suffering beginning Sat., Feb. 11. If you are interested in joining me in a study on “Suffering: Embracing God’s Purpose and Provision,” email me at tkauflin@gmail.com This study is open to all!  We will meet at 11 a.m. on Saturdays: Feb. 11, March 4, March 25,and April 8. Books: Be Still My Soul

–Core Seminar, Feb. 24, 25: Our first core seminar of 2017 will be on Friday evening, Feb. 24, and Saturday morning, Feb. 25. This time with elders and deacons is for those interested in becoming members or hearing the vision and theology of Redeemer. Register online here.

–ReWinD Resumes: Mon., Feb. 13: The spring semester of ReWinD will begin on Monday evening, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the church. We will be using “The Life of Moses” study book by She Reads Truth. The cost for the study is $30 and the semester will run through mid-May, with a couple of weeks off for Easter and spring in the middle. You can register here.

— Spring Financial Peace University (FPU): Put it on your calendars, Financial Peace University class will start in March.  Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money.   If you would rather take the course from the comfort of your own home, there is a need for a host to open their house up to the class.  Look for additional information soon, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

— Women’s Art Exhibit: The Redeemer Women’s Committee invites you to a night of art and reflection on Saturday, April 1st. Join us for desserts, coffee, fellowship, and a special art gallery at 7:00pm featuring works by female members of our church. Our hope is to look back on our corporate study of Genesis and the idea of “Beginnings” in our faith through art and conversation. The gallery will feature pieces that interpret the idea of “Beginnings.” Through a casual program we will engage, individually and collectively, with the idea of our beginnings and God’s role in them.

A suggested $5 donation at the door is requested. All works will be available for purchase. April 1st- Fellowship Hall- Redeemer Church of Arlington @ AUMC, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia

HANDY DANDY: Those wishing to give to Redeemer can do a one-time, or recurring, gift here. https://redeemerarlington.churchcenteronline.com/giving/donations

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Some of my FAVORITE shoutouts are when others nominate servants. This time we have a nomination from a whole group: Bluemont Community Group wanted to shoutout to Eben and Kean Faherty!

At last week’s member’s meeting Eben and Kean were rockstar helpers in cleaning up. They stopped playing and immediately began to gather chairs. They worked consistently and were not distracted by bouncing balls, conversations, or preschool toys. Rather they faithfully brought chairs to the Bluemont group, giving sweet encouragement (“Great job!” “Wow that is a lot of chairs” “Thanks for doing that”). THANK YOU, Eben and Kean for serving and setting an example of how all ages can participate in Redeemer community

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – February 5th, 2017

“Turn to the earth and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:22

God invites us to gather together to testify that he is God and there is no other.

In the turmoil and confusion of this day and age, our weekly gathering reminds us that God is in control, and he is working for his glory and for our good.

This Sunday we have the privilege of welcoming 13 individuals who want to commit to be members at Redeemer.

Also, for the next two weeks, Eric is going to preach on how we should think Biblically about the current events and environment that we live in. You’ll have the opportunity to text in questions which he will answer at the end of the sermon. Let’s pray that God would give us clarity where there is confusion and conviction where there is apathy.

See you Sunday!

Order of service –

Call To Worship – Isaiah 45:22
– Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
– Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
– Stronger

Welcome New Members
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Message
Q&A
Communion
– Grace and Peace
– How Great Thou Art

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 1/29/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Jan. 29, 2017 — Member Mtg TONIGHT — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Daniel Green  

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.

TONIGHT! Members, we have our first 2017 member’s meeting starting at 5 pm (with dinner to follow) next Sunday, January 29. Please make it a priority to attend. This meeting is for all members and thus currently/interested in pursuing membership in Redeemer.

THIS WEDNESDAY, Registration for our annual spring retreat will open! Watch for the link posted on the website or Facebook group! We are excited to return to Capon Springs, April 28 -30!  

NEXT Sunday, we will host our newcomer lunch for all newcomers to Redeemer! These monthly lunches, immediately after the service, are a chance to meet members, elders, and make connections to the mission of Redeemer. Get details at the Connection Table or RSVP to Jen (jen@redeemerarlington.com)

2016 Giving Statements: Have been mailed and emailed! Please let Jackie (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) know of any questions!

HANDY DANDY: Those wishing to give to Redeemer can do a one-time, or recurring, gift here. https://redeemerarlington.churchcenteronline.com/giving/donations

ALUMNI NEWS: Chris Hemmelman, church planter writes an update,

“Hard to believe that this Sunday First City will be celebrating its one-year anniversary. Man, where did the time go? This last year has certainly been a lot of work, but it has also been an incredible amount of fun. To give you all a few highlights of the past year. We now have 8 Gospel Communities (our small groups), which have grown to nearly 150 adults and 70+ children. We are looking to launch 3 more GCs this Spring. We baptized 9 people last year. We added a Pastoral Assistant and Ministry Coordinator/Worship Leader to the staff team; so yes, I get to manage a staff now (thank you for all the lessons Dave Lam!). We formalized membership last Fall and welcomed 86 individuals as the first members of First City Church. All of this doesn’t account for all of the countless little things happening – the community being built, how folks are loving and serving and sacrificing for one another, the ways folks are sharing the gospel with friends and neighbors. We certainly have our share of messes, brokenness, and immaturity, but I can honestly say God has blessed First City in our first year, and we are a healthy, growing community that loves Jesus, each other, and our city. Another really cool thing is that we were so blessed financially that we were able to give away a total of $30,500 to other churches. Kind of cool to be able to already resource other churches our first year.

Thank you for investing in me as a leader for 5 years that I might be able to lead this new church community…The fruitfulness of First City Church is in part the fruitfulness of Redeemer. The fingerprints of the elders and members of Redeemer can be seen all over First City. Think of you often and continue to pray for you all in Arlington.”

UPCOMING EVENTS:

— Men’s Brunch: February 11: Mike Henry invites, “Men of Redeemer, it’s time we got together again for some encouragement and breakfast – so please mark down Saturday February 11, 8.30am – 10.30am to get together at the Henrys’ home (5710 9th Rd N, Arlington) for some fellowship and discussion. Suggestions for a topic to discuss are welcome, as are volunteers for help w/ cooking and clean-up – (certainly more of a need for that last part). Reply/RSVP directly to Mike Henry at we34him03@gmail.com.

— Study on Suffering – Embracing God’s Purpose: Starting February 11: Tali Kauflin will be leading a study on suffering beginning Saturday, February 11. She writes, “Do you feel paralyzed when someone you love is going through trials and suffering, not knowing what to say or what to do? When you consider your own personal suffering do you find yourself confused, angry, bewildered? Have you ever been surprised by suffering and resentful that you have had to endure great difficulty? Have you sat and cried out to God, “why me”, in the face of difficulty? My friends, you aren’t alone. If you want to take a look at suffering in light of the word of God and hear from voices of experience and hope, consider joining me as we study the topic of suffering. We will be reading essays from Tim Keller, John Newton, Joni Erickson Tada, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Piper. AW Towzer, Nancy Guthrie, Jonathan Edwards, ect. This will be a time to learn and discuss, to process and to ask hard questions.”

If you are interested in joining me in a study on Suffering – Embracing God’s purpose and Provision, email me at tkauflin@gmail.com This study is open to all!

We will meet at 11 am on Saturdays, February 11, March 4, March 25, and April 8. Books: Be Still My Soul

–Core Seminar, Feb. 24, 25: Our first core seminar of 2017 will be on Friday evening, Feb. 24, and Saturday morning, Feb. 25. This time with elders and deacons is for those interested in becoming members or hearing the vision and theology of Redeemer. Register online here.

–ReWinD Resumes: Mon., Feb. 13: The spring semester of ReWinD will begin on Monday evening, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the church. We will be using “The Life of Moses” study book by She Reads Truth. Picking up where we left off in December at the end of Genesis, we will walk through the story of Moses in the Bible — from the baby floating in a basket on the Nile River to the man who lead God’s people out of Egypt, from Mt. Sinai to his burial by God Himself. The cost for the study is $30 and the semester will run through mid-May, with a couple of weeks off for Easter and spring in the middle. You can register here.

Please note: We are not offering the Wednesday morning session for spring; only Monday evenings, 7 to 9 p.m. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Gay Brown at gay@brownfamilydc.com.  

— Spring Financial Peace University (FPU): Put it on your calendars, Redeemer’s spring Financial Peace University class will start in March.  Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches God’s way of handing money.   If you would rather take the course from the comfort of your own home, there is a need for a host to open their house up to the class.  Look for additional information soon, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

SERVING NEEDS:

— Winter/Spring ESL! Katheryn and Jess will have a table in the back setup the next three Sundays, so please stop by to learn more about serving in the ministry! You can also contact Katheryn Wolfe via email at katherynawolfe@gmail.com or via phone at 850-586-3244.”

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Implemented in 2017, Redeemer deacons meet quarterly with our elders and discuss needs, updates, etc. It is also a time when we got to brag about various individuals who faithfully serve. Deacon Dave Mugg identified Daniel Green as a hero on a skeleton sound crew. Daniel supports and releases Dave by running the soundboard regularly. In 2016, Dave saw several losses to the team and Daniel stepped in to help cover, train, support, and troubleshoot with Dave. THANK YOU, Daniel for how you supported Dave and served Redeemer through countless weeks of being on the board! You ensure we had beautiful sounds not noise to the Lord!

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – January 29th, 2017

“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.” Psalm 42:11

This Sunday we come to praise God together. Why do we celebrate? Because God has revealed himself to be our salvation and our God. He is one who has forever purchased our rescue, and will forever be our protector and strength.

We gather to be reminded of his glory and goodness as we sing, study his word, and take communion together.

I will lead our times of singing, including a new song, and Mike Belamy will preach to us from God’s word.

Can’t wait to be with you all!

Order of service:

Call To Worship – Psalm 42:11
– Rejoice
– Sing and Shout (NEW SONG)
– Blessed Assurance
– My Redeemer’s Love

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of consecration – I Surrender All
Message
Response/Communion
– Not In Me
– All I Have Is Christ

Benediction