Redeemer Weekly — Sunday, August 31

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Thursday: Redeemer Moms Playdate. Join other Redeemer moms and their kids for a playdate at Hayes Park! Find the complete schedule of fall playdates here.

–Sept. 8: New Bible Study. Chris Hemmelman will lead a Bible study through the book of Genesis on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The study will run from Sept. 8 through Oct. 27. Feel free to jump in or out at any time. If you are interested or have questions, please email Chris (chris@redeemerarlington.com).

–Sept. 10: Learning Group on church history. Emily Alianello will be leading an eight-week survey of church history on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

New Learning Group: Women of the Word. Starting in mid-September and meeting on Monday evenings, Laura Icardi will be leading a learning group on studying Scripture.

AT TODAY’S SUNDAY GATHERING, Chris Hemmelman will preach from Psalm 32:

“Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

“For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.

“I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,’ and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.

“Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found; surely in the rush of great waters, they shall not reach him. You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance.

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you.

“Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord. Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!”

NEXT SUNDAY, Sept. 7, Eric will be back to start his fall series on the Sermon on the Mount, from Matthew 5-7.

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Redeemer Weekly – Sunday, August 24, 2014

Good Sunday morning.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Tonight: Church dinner. Everyone is invited to dinner right after the Sunday service tonight at the Temple — a salad bar free-for-all!

–Sept. 4: Redeemer Moms Playdate. Join other Redeemer moms and their kids for a playdate at Hayes Park! Find the complete schedule of fall playdates here.

–New Bible Study starts in September: Chris Hemmelman will lead a Bible study through the book of Genesis on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The study will run from Sept. 8 through Oct. 27. Feel free to jump in or out at any time. If you are interested or have questions, please email Chris (chris@redeemerarlington.com).

New Learning Group on church history: Starting Sept. 10, Emily Alianello will be leading an eight-week survey of church history, Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

New Learning Group: Women of the Word. Starting in mid-September and meeting on Monday evenings, Laura Icardi will be leading a learning group on studying Scripture.

AT TODAY’S SUNDAY GATHERING, David Fisher will preach from Psalm 24:

“The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.

“Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob.

“Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle! Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory!”

NEXT SUNDAY, Aug.  31, Chris Hemmelman will preach on Psalm 32. After that Eric will be back to start his fall series on the Sermon on the Mount, from Matthew 5-7.

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This Sunday – August 24th, 2014

“The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice!” Psalm 97:1

This Sunday, we will gather to declare that the Lord reigns. We will sing songs that declare his greatness and glory, we will study Psalm 24, which speaks of his Kingship over the world, and we will celebrate communion, which reminds us of his power and victory over death and our sin.

The great news is these truths transcend how we might feel Sunday afternoon. You can come with all of your doubts and fears and worries and meet with God, confident he will give us faith to believe in his promises.

As you prepare to come, pray that God would use you to speak encouragement to others. He will be working!

I’ll be leading our times of singing, and David Fisher, a member in our church, will be preaching from God’s word.

Can’t wait to worship with you all.

You can listen to the songs we’ll be singing (including a new one) here.

Order of service:

- His Name Is Jesus
Call to Worship – Psalm 97
- Arise, My Soul, Arise
Prayer of lament
- Our Father (new song)
Missional Prayer
Greeting
Song of Preparation – Your Words Of Life
Message – Psalm 24
Communion/Response
- Behold Our God
- Jesus, Firm Foundation

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly—Sunday, August 17, 2014

THE BIG MOVE BEGINS: Breakfast from Carolyn Doolittle and others helped fuel the volunteer crew that spent yesterday morning cleaning our new space at Arlington United Methodist Church, on South Glebe Road near Columbia Pike.

–NEXT Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, we need 20 volunteers to help with painting rooms at the new location. We still need a few more, please! We’d appreciate people who have painting experience, but all volunteers are welcome. We’ll provide breakfast and lunch. Sign up here.

–P.S. BACON may be on the breakfast menu!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–This Friday: Redeemer Moms Playdate. Join other Redeemer moms and their kids for a playdate at Bluemont Park! Find the complete schedule of summer and fall playdates here.

–Aug. 24: Church dinner. Everyone is invited to dinner directly after the Sunday service at the Temple — a salad bar free-for-all!

–New Bible Study starts in September: Chris Hemmelman will lead a Bible study through the book of Genesis on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. The study will run from Sept. 8 through Oct. 27. Feel free to jump in or out at any time. If you are interested or have questions, please email Chris (chris@redeemerarlington.com).

AT TODAY’S SUNDAY GATHERING, Shaun Cross will preach from Psalm 72:

“Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to the royal son! May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice! Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness! May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor!

“May they fear you while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations! May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth! In his days may the righteous flourish, and peace abound, till the moon be no more!

“May he have dominion from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth! May desert tribes bow down before him, and his enemies lick the dust! May the kings of Tarshish and of the coastlands render him tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba bring gifts! May all kings fall down before him, all nations serve him!

“For he delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper. He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy. From oppression and violence he redeems their life, and precious is their blood in his sight.

“Long may he live; may gold of Sheba be given to him! May prayer be made for him continually, and blessings invoked for him all the day! May there be abundance of grain in the land; on the tops of the mountains may it wave; may its fruit be like Lebanon; and may people blossom in the cities like the grass of the field! May his name endure forever, his fame continue as long as the sun! May people be blessed in him, all nations call him blessed!

“Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and Amen!

“The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.”

NEXT SUNDAY, Aug.  24, David Fisher will preach from Psalm 24. On Aug. 31, we’ll hear from Chris Hemmelman on Psalm 32.

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This Sunday – August 17th, 2014

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

We’ll begin our time by singing these words, “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.” I encourage you to consider the many blessings of the Lord as you prepare to worship with your church family. Think about his many promises to you, secure not by how well you have kept his commands, but by Jesus’ perfection and victory.

Shaun will continue our series, Christ in the Psalms, by preaching from Psalm 72, and I will lead our times of singing.

You can listen to the songs we’ll be singing (including a new one) here.

Hope to see you there!

Order of service:

- Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Call to worship
- Grace Alone
- Man of Sorrows
- I Will Glory In My Redeemer

Missional Prayer
Break
Song of preparation – Speak O Lord
Message – Psalm 72
Response/Communion
- Grace and Peace
- Your Love is Strong

Redeemer Weekly – Sunday, August 10, 2014

BIG NEWS! In October, Redeemer is officially moving to Arlington United Methodist Church on Columbia Pike & Glebe.

ERIC’S SABBATICAL: During August, Eric will be on sabbatical. This is an opportunity for him to be spiritually refreshed, spend time with his family, rest, and devote time to study and plan for the year. This is something that the Leadership Team has recommended that he do each year, in recognition of the energy and service he pours into the church each year. During this time, Eric won’t have his normal pastoring and preaching responsibilities, which will allow for spending extended time with the Lord, and preparing our next preaching series in Acts. Please pray that God would grant him rejuvenation, a fresh vision and a rich time with his family.

VOLUNTEER for church work days! Next Sat., Aug. 16, 9 a.m. to noon, we need 10 to 15 volunteers to help move furniture and clean out rooms in our new location. On Sat., Aug. 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, we need 20 volunteers to help with painting rooms at our new location. We would appreciate people who have painting experience, but all volunteers are welcome. We will be providing breakfast for all our Saturday volunteers, and lunch on the painting work day. Sign up  here.

–DAVE LAM WROTE MEMBERS ON FRIDAY, with subject line, “AUMC update #2: we are moving to AUMC!”: “Today we informally agreed with Arlington United Methodist Church to lease their space starting Oct. 1. Thank you for keeping this in prayer. God has been providing abundantly to us, in particular by letting us work with a new pastor at AUMC who has been very supportive and resourceful  – over the last week, he has found creative solutions to our parking conundrum and CM needs, and has also helped to extend our lease from 2 to 3 years.

“Deborah Chu has generously offered her time to help project manage our move to AUM, which is a huge task. Deborah is organizing two work days in August to get the building ready and will be in touch to recruit volunteers. Others who have provided immense help already are Dave Mugg (Sound and A/V), Hannah Thorson, Laura Gallo, and Lauren Heile (Design) and Robert Thorsen (Renovations). If you see them, please thank them for their efforts. Please also pray for us that the move could be done well, on time and within budget, and that God would use the space to help our mission to make disciples of Jesus!”

REDEEMER CLICKS:

The Care Network. You’re invited to join a new group on The City called “The Care Network,” a way to help the Redeemer family meet urgent or pressing needs.

Rides for the Elderly at Redeemer. Sign up here to provide a ride to church on a Sunday afternoon for an elderly member of Redeemer. If you have any questions, please reach out to Jean Kwon (kwon.haejean@gmail.com).

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Friday: Women’s Fellowship–Wine at Nine. Relax and spend time with other Redeemer women over a glass of wine!

–Aug. 22: Redeemer Moms Playdate. Join other Redeemer moms and their kids for a playdate at Bluemont Park! Find the complete schedule of summer and fall playdates here.

–Aug. 24: Church Dinner. Everyone is invited to dinner directly after the Sunday service at the Temple — a salad bar free-for-all!

AT TODAY’S SUNDAY GATHERING, Jordan Kauflin will be preaching from Psalm 16:

“Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight. The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names on my lips. The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

NEXT SUNDAY, August 17, Shaun Cross will preach from Psalm 72. On Aug. 24, we’ll be hearing from David Fisher on Psalm 24, and on Aug. 31, Chris Hemmelman will preach on Psalm 32.

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Redeemer Weekly—Sunday, August 3, 2014

Good morning, and hope you and yours are loving August.

NEW GROUP ON “THE CITY” – Anna Fisher writes: “You’re invited to join a new group on The City called ‘The Care Network,’ a way to help fellow Redeemerites meet urgent or pressing needs. Community Groups are able to meet many needs, though some members may find from time to time that they need additional support, particularly those far from a family support structure. This could include situations like a mother who becomes ill and needs someone to come over and play with her children, someone needing medication picked up, or a family in need of meals due to an emergency. This group is a place to freely ask for and offer assistance.

“In our very independent, fast-paced city, it often feels like there is nowhere to go for help, but we know that this is not the case in the Body of Christ. We want to encourage everyone to view this group as a place to both give and receive support so that, as it says in Acts 4:32-35, ‘All the believers … shared everything they had. … And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them.”

“Let us be a community where this is true — a place where we have the humility to ask for help when we need it, and a place to be self-sacrificial in our service to others. To participate, join The Care Network on the City and set your email notification to ‘immediate’ for this group so we can meet needs as soon as they arise.”

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

–For parents with babies who are upset during the Sunday service, we now have a room upstairs where you can take them and still profit by the service via live video feed!

 REDEEMER CLICKS:

The Care Network. You’re invited to join a new group on The City called “The Care Network,” a way to help the Redeemer family meet urgent or pressing needs.

 Rides for the Elderly at Redeemer. Please sign up here to provide a ride to church on a Sunday afternoon for an elderly member of Redeemer.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Thursday: Redeemer Moms Playdate. Join other Redeemer moms and their kids for a playdate at Bluemont Park! Find the complete schedule of summer and fall playdates here.

–Aug. 24: Church Dinner. Everyone is invited to dinner directly after the Sunday service at the Temple –a salad bar free-for-all!

AT TODAY’S SUNDAY GATHERING: Shaun Cross will be preaching from Psalm 110:

“The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” The Lord sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies! Your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your power, in holy garments; from the womb of the morning, the dew of your youth will be yours. The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath. He will execute judgment among the nations, filling them with corpses; he will shatter chiefs over the wide earth. He will drink from the brook by the way; therefore he will lift up his head.”

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Redeemer Weekly — Sunday, August 3, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

–For parents with babies who are upset during the Sunday service, we now have a room upstairs where you can take them and still profit by the service via live video feed!

 

REDEEMER CLICKS:

The Care Network. You’re invited to join a new group on The City called “The Care Network,” a way to help the Redeemer family meet urgent or pressing needs.

 

Rides for the Elderly at Redeemer. Please sign up here to provide a ride to church on a Sunday afternoon for an elderly member of Redeemer.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Thursday: Redeemer Moms Playdate. Join other Redeemer moms and their kids for a playdate at Bluemont Park! Find the complete schedule of summer and fall playdates here.

–Aug. 24: Church Dinner. Everyone is invited to dinner directly after the Sunday service at the Temple –a salad bar free-for-all!

AT TODAY’S SUNDAY GATHERING: Shaun Cross will be preaching from Psalm 110:

“The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” The Lord sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies! Your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your power, in holy garments; from the womb of the morning, the dew of your youth will be yours. The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath. He will execute judgment among the nations, filling them with corpses; he will shatter chiefs over the wide earth. He will drink from the brook by the way; therefore he will lift up his head.”

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This Sunday – August 3rd, 2014

“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation. O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation. All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near. Praise Him in glad adoration.”

These are the first words we’ll be singing as we gather as a church family this Sunday. We worship the King of creation, who reigns over all, bringing peace and salvation and grace to his people.

What is our role? To gladly participate. Come ready to sing to the Lord, come ready to hear from God’s word, come ready to participate in communion, and come ready to edify your church family. He will be present, and he promises to bless his people.

Shaun Cross will be kicking off a month long series entitled “Finding Christ in the Psalms”. I’ll be leading our time of singing in which we’ll have an opportunity to confess our sin to the Lord and find hope in his never ending love and forgiveness.

Can’t wait to worship with you all!

Here are the songs we’ll be singing to help you prepare.

Order of service:

- Praise to the Lord the Almighty
Call to Worship
- Shine Into Our Night
Assurance of Pardon – Colossians 2:13-15
- My Redeemer’s Love
Missional Prayer
Break
Song of prep – Your Words Of Life
Message: Psalm 110
Communion/Response
- Behold Our God
- Crown Him With Many Crowns

Redeemer Weekly — Sunday, July 27, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

-For parents with babies who are upset during the Sunday service, we now have a room upstairs where you can take them and still profit by the service via live video feed!

REDEEMER CLICKS:

Rides for the Elderly at Redeemer. Please sign up here to provide a ride to church on a Sunday afternoon for an elderly member of Redeemer.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Today: Multiply: 7 Week Discipleship Training. Want to learn how to be a follower of Jesus that multiplies other followers of Jesus? Jon Smith is building off of his talk at last April’s retreat and leading a seven-week training, which started June 29 and runs for two more Sundays after today, at 10 a.m. If you are interested, RSVP here.

–Tuesday: Redeemer Moms Playdate. Join other Redeemer moms and their kids for a playdate at Bluemont Park! Find the complete schedule of summer and fall playdates here.

AT TODAY’S SUNDAY GATHERING: Eric will preach on “Pleasing God” from 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12:

“Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another, for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more, and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.”

NEXT SUNDAY, July 27, Shaun Cross will be preaching from Psalm 110.

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