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!

This Sunday – April 12th, 2015

“I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.” Psalm 145:1-3

Last week we were able to remember and celebrate Jesus’ victory over death and sin. This week….it is still true! We will gather to sing, study and take communion, declaring together that God is greatly to be praised.

I’m excited to learn from his word as Eric preaches on the Lord’s prayer and as we take time to respond after the message. Please pray that God would meet us through his Spirit, revealing Christ to us so that we may be changed.

I look forward to being with you all.

Order of Service:
- Greater Than We Can Imagine
– Holy, Holy, Holy

Call to Worship
- Great is the Lord
– Jesus is Better

Old Testament Reading – Isaiah 40
Public Prayer
Greeting/offering
Song of consecration – Your Words Of Life
Message
As We Pray (new song on prayer)
Communion
- Thank You Jesus
– Lord, I Need You

Benediction

Good Friday and Easter services

Join us tomorrow for our Good Friday service at AUMC, 7-8pm. This will be a time of remembering our Savior’s death, and looking with wonder and gratitude on the greatest event in history. Childcare will not be provided, but the little kids’ room will be available, with a speaker feed of the service.

Then join us on Easter at our regular time to celebrate that the tomb is empty and Jesus is alive!

I look forward to worshipping with you all.

Redeemer Weekly – 3/29/2015

GOOD FRIDAY and Easter services: Please join us for Redeemer’s first solo Good Friday Service, 7 to 8 p.m. this Friday, April 3, at AUMC. This will be a time of remembering our Savior’s death, and looking with wonder and gratitude on the greatest event in history. Childcare will not be provided, but the little kids’ room will be available, with a speaker feed of the service.

We’ll celebrate Easter at our regular time next Sunday, April 5, at AUMC with singing, readings, testimonies, and a message by Eric on the good news of the resurrection. Both of these events are wonderful opportunities to invite friends, neighbors, and co-workers.

NEED: Often those last minute need items are never in your purse or diaper bag when you need them. Tali has created a list of such items to keep our building prepared for every situation, with a sign-up on the City.

UPCOMING EVENTS — Redeemer Spring Retreat: April 24-26, we’ll be at Capon Springs, W.Va. We’re excited for the time together to enjoy spring, teaching, fellowship, and various activities. Further information and to register is on the Redeemer website.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: There is always that moment when you walk into a new place, wondering how you will be greeted. Ashley is one of the friendly faces who helps dissipate that wondering. Over two years of serving as a greeter, Ashley has a warmth and ready smile to greet newcomer and Redeemer member alike. She is quick to jump in when there is a need to serve as a sub in Children Ministry. Ashley’s service spans every age and attendance of Redeemer. Thank you, Ashley!
–Grateful for someone? If you want a shoutout to someone who is serving, please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – March 29th, 2015

Do you look forward to coming to our Sunday gathering?

All of us have experienced a lot this week. For most of us, our weeks were busy, we are pretty tired, and we may feel like we need a break. God calls us to come and gather with his people to receive mercy and grace. He invites us to cast our cares upon him. He tells us to rest in his promises. This is not just another event on the schedule. It is an opportunity to be experience the presence of God. Come ready to receive!

Eric will continue our series in the Sermon on the Mount, preaching on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 and Duke will be leading our times of singing.

I look forward to worshipping with you!

Order of service:

- Rock of Ages
Call to worship
- The Old Rugged Cross
– Swallowed Up Death

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – And Can It Be
Message – Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
Response/Communion
- He Will Hold Me Fast
– Good, Good Father

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly — March 22, 2015

WHAT JORDAN IS READING: “Good article series on the importance of memorization, and a very practical ‘how to’ guide on memorizing facts in Scripture.” Part 1 of 5, “How Memorization Feeds Your Imagination” http://bit.ly/1DJfdeM

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–GOOD FRIDAY and Easter services: Join us for our Good Friday Service, 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 3, at AUMC. This will be a time of remembering our Savior’s death and looking with wonder and gratitude on the greatest event in history. Childcare will not be provided, but the little kids’ room will be available, with a speaker feed of the service. We will celebrate Easter at our regular time on Sunday, April 5, at AUMC with singing, readings, testimonies, and a message by Eric on the good news of the resurrection. Both of these events are wonderful opportunities to invite friends, neighbors, and co-workers.

Friday evening and Saturday morning, March 27-28, is our second Core Seminar: If you’re interested in the vision and membership at Redeemer, dinner and breakfast will be served as elders share about Redeemer. If you want to attend, please register online. If you have any questions, please ask Jackie: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

–NEXT SUNDAY, March 29, is our Newcomer Lunch: For those new to Redeemer and looking to meet elders and others in the Redeemer community, we invite you to a lunch to meet and ask questions about Redeemer. RSVP to Jennifer at jenkhong@gmail.com.

–Redeemer Spring Retreat: In 33 days, on April 24, we’ll be at Capon Springs, W.Va., for our spring retreat! We are excited for the time together to enjoy spring, teaching, fellowship, and various activities. Further information and to register is on the Redeemer website.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Nominated by more than one person, Nick has faithfully served Redeemer for over four years in various capacities. Nick has been one of the Redeemer originals as the church plant grew. Despite a hectic work schedule, Nick has led a small group (including hosting!) as well as serving as a greeter and usher. He is quick to welcome and connect others in Redeemer. His heart for hospitality is almost as evident as his love for his San Francisco Giants. Thank you, Nick for how you love and care for Redeemer.

–Grateful for someone? If you want a shoutout to someone who is serving, please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com

This Sunday – March 22nd, 2015

“Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep.” Psalm 36:5-6

I’m grateful that God’s steadfast love and faithfulness are so massive that King David looks to the heavens to describe them. Do you believe this? Or do you live your life like his steadfast love somehow has a limit, or his faithfulness to you has run out?

Come this Sunday to be encouraged in the glorious truth that the “steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end.” (Lam. 3:22)

This Sunday we will sing about the unchanging love of God, Shaun will give the second part of his excellent message last Sunday on loving our enemies, and we will remember with gratitude all that was accomplished through Christ’s loving sacrifice on the cross.

I am praying that God will encourage us in our faith as we gather.

Order of service:

- All Creatures of Our God and King
Call to Worship
- Love Shines
– My Redeemer’s Love

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Old Testament Reading – Leviticus 19:9-18
New Testament Reading – Matthew 5:43-48
Message
Response/Communion
- Thank You Jesus
– Your Love is Strong

Benediction