Redeemer Weekly – 12/21/2014

Redeemer Weekly — Dec. 21, 2014 — MERRY CHRISTMAS! 

Good morning! It’s the fourth Sunday of Advent. We’d love to see you at 10 today for coffee, fellowship and Christmas cookies at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The gathering starts at 10:30.

REDEEMER WINNERS: Carolyn McCulley and Nora Shank were named this week as two of Christianity Today’s top authors of the year. “Christianity Today’s 2015 Book Awards: Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture: Her.meneutics … Award of Merit: ‘The Measure of Success: Uncovering the Biblical Perspective on Women, Work, and the Home,’ Carolyn McCulley and Nora Shank (B&H Books).’”

–Christianity Today’s Megan Hill writes: “This book offers a bigger picture, bigger solutions, and wider grace than the typical women-and-work-life-balance conversation. McCulley and Shank lay out a robust theology of work and an engaging historical survey before calling women in all situations to embrace ambition for God’s glory.” Full list of awards http://bit.ly/1zi6DRE

–Read an excerpt, “Ambition: Why It Isn’t Just for Men (or Business).” http://bit.ly/1zJhgdX

–Give Carolyn and Nora’s book to a lady you love: $12.28 paperback; $9.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/16DMxpp

2015 EVENTS:

–MISSIONS COURSE: Starting Sun., Jan. 4, Jacques Villarreal will lead a six-week course on discerning the call for missions. The course will be held Sunday mornings, at AUMC from 9 to 10 a.m., prior to the Sunday service. Further information on the course is on The City, or contact Jacques at  jacques.villarreal@gmail.com.

–CORE SEMINAR, on Jan. 23-24, is for those interested in membership, meeting members, and hearing from the pastors about our core values and vision for Redeemer. If interested in attending, please see the posting on The City or register online.

–THE GOSPEL AT WORK CONFERENCE, on  Jan. 31, is a one-day event designed to help you think about your work from God’s perspective. Further information is on The City or http://www.thegospelatwork.com/conference/dc.

NEEDS:

–GIFTS can continue to be dropped off for Barrett Elementary THIS Sunday. Further information about this opportunity to care for those in our community is on The City.

READING RECOMMENDATIONS: Please drop us a line with what you’re reading or clicking: RedeemerWeekly@gmail.com.

AT TODAY’S SUNDAY GATHERING, Eric will preach from Luke 2:1-7: “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.”

 

 

Redeemer Weekly – 12/14/2014

Redeemer Weekly — Dec. 14, 2014 — 11 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS — Next week: Your recipes, decorating ideas

Good morning! It’s the third Sunday of Advent. We’d love to see you at 10 today for coffee, fellowship and green-wreath donuts at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The gathering starts at 10:30.

IDEA TO TRY: Fixin’s for an ugly-sweater gingerbread decorating party. (Pic by Cameron ) http://bit.ly/1xf9Bpk

YOUR CHRISTMAS RECIPE or decorating trick: If you have a recipe you  might be kind to share (perhaps from the Cookie Exchange), or other festive secret, please shoot words, pics or links to RedeemerWeekly@gmail.com, and we’ll share your joy next week. We’re also grateful for your reading recommendations and news of birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, vacations.

COMING ATTRACTIONS:

THE GOSPEL AT WORK CONFERENCE on  Jan. 31 is a one-day event designed to help you think about your work from God’s perspective. There is an early bird registration ending TOMORROW, Monday. Further information is on the City or http://www.thegospelatwork.com/conference/dc/

CORE SEMINAR on Jan. 23-24 is for those interested in membership, meeting members, and hearing from the pastors about our core values and vision for Redeemer. If interested in attending, please see the posting on The City or register online.

READING RECOMMENDATIONS: Drop us a line with what you’re reading or clicking: RedeemerWeekly@gmail.com.

AT TODAY’S SUNDAY GATHERING, Eric will preach from Matthew 5:13-16: “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

This Sunday – December 14, 2014

Exodus 34:6-7 states: “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin.”

Come this Sunday as we celebrate and worship our amazing God who has shown his steadfast love to us in Christ and forgiven all of our iniquities, transgressions, and sins. He is truly merciful and gracious!

Order of service:

-Your Love is Strong

-Hark! The Herald Angel Sings

Call To Worship

-Joy to The World

Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Testimony
Public Prayer

Greeting/offering
Song of Consecration- Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee

Message: Matthew 5:13-16

Response/Communion

-How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
-Behold Our God

Benediction

This Sunday – December 7, 2014

Psalm 100:4 says, “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.”  Each Sunday we have the joy of coming together as a body to do just that.  This Sunday, Duke will lead us in singing and Eric will continue preaching from the sermon on the mount.

Order of service:

-O Come, All Ye Faithful

Call to worship

-A Day of Glory
-O Holy Night

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 49:1-7

Public prayer
Greeting/offering
Song of Consecration- Your Love Is Strong
Message: Matthew 5:8-12

Response/Communion

-His Name Is Jesus
-Hail The Day

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 12/7/2014

WELCOME TO THE WORLD – Sam and Veronica share: Madeline Belle was born Saturday!  Mom and baby are resting and doing great!

WOMEN’S COOKIE EXCHANGE –  this Saturday! Rebecca Collegio writes: “Our annual cookie exchange will be held at the church building on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10:30 a.m. Leave the husband and kids at home and bring a neighbor, friend, co-worker, mom, sister, aunt or grandma to share in the sugary goodness. Bring a platter of homemade cookies to share and take a variety home. Our general rule: However many you bring, is how many you go home with. A wrapping station will be available. Something special we will be doing this year in conjunction with this gathering: a clothing drive for children at a local school.

“This is a great opportunity to be missionally minded. If there is a lady you have been wanting to get to know better, or just share some kindness with, you now have an excuse to either bring them with you or take them cookies.

THE GOSPEL AT WORK CONFERENCE on  January 31, 2015 is a one-day event designed to help you think about your work from God’s perspective. There is an early bird registration through December 15! Further information is on the City or http://www.thegospelatwork.com/conference/dc/

AT TODAY’S SUNDAY GATHERING, Eric will preach from Matthew 5:8-11: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.”

This Sunday – November 23rd, 2014

When is the last time that you experienced God? Think about it.

Do you realize that each Sunday, we come to experience him together?

Our Sunday gatherings are not just information transfer. They are not an academic, sterile setting. They should be dynamic and life giving. They should be exciting and poignant. Because God is with us by his Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:18 tells us that, “We all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”

Through the Spirit, we are being transformed by beholding Jesus. There is an effect when we encounter our Risen Savior. Our lives and hearts and minds are changed.

Pray that God would do that this Sunday. Pray that God would help us to experience him in a mighty way, that we may be changed.

I look forward to worshipping with you all.

Here are the songs (including a new one) that we will be singing on Sunday.

Order of service:

- All Creatures of Our God and King
Call to Worship
- Come To Me (NEW SONG)
– My Redeemer’s Love

OT Reading – Micah 6:6-8
Corporate Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
Message: Matthew 5:6
Response/Communion
- Shine Into Our Night
– Here is Love
– Your Love is Strong

Benediction

This Sunday – November 16th, 2015

“Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” Psalm 95:1-2

This Sunday is another opportunity to come together as Spirit filled believers to make much of Christ and participate in the family he has purchased by his own blood.

We gather to sing, study, and take communion. We gather to be edified and edify one another.

To all the members of Redeemer, please make it a priority to attend. Immediately following our normal gathering, we will be having an important members meeting to talk about our 2015 budget.

I look forward to being with you all!

Order of service:

- We Sing
Call to worship
- Jesus, Firm Foundation
Message – Matthew 5:6-7
Response/Communion
- Grace and Peace
– Our Father

Members Meeting

Redeemer Weekly – 11/9/14

AT TODAY’S SUNDAY GATHERING, Pastor Bill Riedel from Redemption Hill Church will be preaching on Abraham, preaching from:

–Genesis 12:1-3: “Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.””

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This Sunday – November 2nd, 2014

Remember to set your clocks back an hour this Sunday!

I recently read a book titled, “Desiring the Kingdom”. In it, the author argues that our lives are constantly bombarded with secular ‘liturgies’ that seek to “capture our hearts by capturing our imaginations…[and] that ‘teach’ us to love something very different from the kingdom of God.”

Have you felt this bombardment this week? Have you been taught to love money, success, pleasure, or power above everything else? Chances are it came in the form of a successful person that you interacted with who made you feel inferior, or a commercial or ad that subtly communicated you don’t have enough things to be happy, or the career ladder that has been placed in front of you, promising success and fulfillment at the top.

What do you have in your life that corrects and directs you to what is true? That shapes reality and helps you remain grounded and captured by Jesus?

One of the most important practices we have is attending church each Sunday. It is here, every week, that we collectively remind ourselves of what is true. It is here we acknowledge God’s authority and rule over our lives, and celebrate the joy of learning to follow him. This is one of the most important habits we can form in our lives.

Eric will continue our Sermon on the Mount series, talking about what it means for the “meek to inherit the earth” and I’ll be leading our times of singing.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be strengthened in your faith!

Order of service:

- Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Call to worship
- Immeasurably More
– Psalm 62 (My Soul Finds Rest in God Alone)

Old Testament Reading – Isaiah 55:1-7
Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Message – Matthew 5:5
Response
Communion
- Always Forgiven
– I Will Glory In My Redeemer

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly — Sunday, October 26

Good Sunday morning. ERIC emails this thought about our new location: “I have heard nothing but great things about the new space! A surprise: how bright the space was, and how loud the singing was — love it. For me:  one word, HOME. It really feels like home.”

PLEASE JOIN US in our new home at 10 this morning for fellowship (and donuts and Munchkins) ahead of the 10:30 a.m. service, at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road.

PARKING AND SEATING REMINDERS:

Parking: Spaces in the AUMC lot will go to visitors and those for whom it would be hard to walk a long distance. We encourage parking in the Bank of America lot on the NW corner of Columbia Pike and Glebe. There’s also street parking along 7th and 8th streets, on 7th Street on the other side of Glebe, and on the cross streets.

Sit forward and sit in: As you may have noticed on Sunday, all rows were occupied, which was very encouraging for our first gathering at AUMC. To ensure there is ample seating for all of us, particularly our visitors, we encourage you to please sit to the front of the sanctuary and to the middle of each row. Additional seating is also available in the balcony, which is accessible by stairs at the rear of the sanctuary.

AT TODAY’S SUNDAY GATHERING, Eric will continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount, preaching from:

–Matthew 5:4-5: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”

QUICK LINKS:

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