This Sunday—April 20, 2014

He is Risen!

This Sunday, we have the great privilege of celebrating our Lord’s resurrection together. We’ll sing together, hear a poem written by one of our members, hear a testimony, take communion, and listen to God’s word preached. Really looking forward to rejoicing together.

Is there someone that you have developed a friendship with in your neighborhood, gym, or workplace? This Sunday is a great opportunity to invite them into our church community.

You can listen to a new song we’ll be singing here.

Order of service:

- Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Call to Worship

- His Be the Victor’s Name

Poem Reading – Emily Jansen

- Christ is Risen

Testimony – Michelle DeCarlo

- In Christ Alone

Welcome and Break

Song of Preparation

Message

Communion

- His Be the Victor’s Name

- Crown Him With Many Crowns

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REDEEMER WEEKLY — Sun., April 13, 2014

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–April 13: Music Ministry Instrument Auditions. If you play an instrument and are interested in serving on the music team, find more info here.

–April 20: Redeemer Easter Egg Roll and Lunch. Join your Redeemer family for the 2nd Annual Easter celebration at the Browns.

–April 25-27: 2014 Church Retreat. Everyone is welcome! Registration ends this Monday, April 14.

–April 26: Walk For Life. Walk or run a 5k with Redeemer at the Spring Retreat.

–May 9: Work Seminar: Should I Change Jobs? A Biblical Perspective on Career Planning and Decisions. Sebastian Traeger, an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, will teach about how following Jesus reorients our career decisions. Traeger will share practical implications for helping us navigate what job to take.

RESOURCES — Links and tips from around Redeemer:

–T4G — Together for the Gospel, the every-other-year conference for pastors and church leaders — met last week in Louisville and has started posting videos, available free only through June 1. http://goo.gl/g3FSto

–JORDAN KAUFLIN, our assistant pastor, has contributed an article to Desiring God, “How Do You Prepare for Sunday?”: “A couple weeks ago, my wife [Tali] and I went out to eat on a date. On a whim, we decided to go see a movie as well. … The lack of preparation had absolutely no bearing on how much we enjoyed the movie. After all, we just wanted to be entertained. Unfortunately, we can often approach the Sunday meeting in a similar way. …

“Here are two common errors we can make. At times, we can prepare as SPECTATORS. We come mainly to watch, not participate. … For some of us, we prepare for our Sunday gathering as WORKERS.  … You might serve in your church as a children’s ministry worker, usher, setup team person, greeter, or hospitality person. We prepare much like we prepare for work (and for some, it really is work). … Our mind is filled with logistics and details. We remind ourselves how important our role is.” http://goo.gl/S2au4E

–WHAT ARE YOU READING or LISTENING TO? Please send a link to RedeemerWeekly@gmail.com, and we’ll share it here.

ATTENDANCE TREND: Last week: 237 … March 30: 233 … March 23: 251

AT TODAY’S SUNDAY GATHERING …  Eric Simmons will continue the series on Ephesians, preaching on Ephesians 5:3-14:

“But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

“Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

–CHRIS HEMMELMAN posts on The City: “Hey parents, Wanted to give you a heads up that this Sunday’s passage gets into issues of sexual immorality. Eric said the talk is probably rated PG-13, so please use your discretion, especially if you usually keep your younger children in the service.”

–ON EASTER, April 20, Eric will preach a sermon entitled “Who is Jesus?” from Luke 8:18-22.

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This Sunday, April 13th, 2014

“The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!’” John 12:12-13

Tomorrow marks Palm Sunday, where Christians throughout the world remember Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem before being betrayed, put on trial, and killed on the cross. It is a time to both celebrate Jesus as King and be amazed by his willingness to be the sacrifice for our sins.

Shane and Matt will be leading our times of singing and Eric will be preaching from Ephesians 5:3-14.

***A note to parents – Eric’s message will touch on issues of sexual sin and get into the temptations that we face in our day and age. We encourage parents to use their discretion, especially if you normally keep your younger children in the service.

Order of service:

- Holy, Holy, Holy
Call to worship
- Jesus is Better
- Come Ye Sinners

Missional Prayer
Break
Song of Preparation – Be Thou My Vision
Message – Ephesians 5:3-14
Response/Communion
- Lord, I Need You
- Jesus is Better

Benediction

This Sunday—April 6, 2014

“Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.” Psalm 96:1-2

This Sunday we have the privilege of gathering as a church family to sing, study, and take communion.

Do you come ready to sing each week? Over 400 times, the Bible commands us to “sing” to the Lord. We sing to declare his praise, to remember what he has done, and to be encouraged. This Sunday we’ll be led by just a choir and piano. This will allow even more space for us to be edified as we sing together. So come ready to participate!

Eric will again preach from Ephesians 4:25-32, focusing on how we are to use our words. You can read his post regarding the message here.

Order of service:

- A Mighty Fortress is Our God

Call to Worship

- Come Thou Fount

- Grace, Greater Than All Our Sin

Missional Prayer

Break

Song of Preparation – Be Thou My Vision

Message – Ephesians 4:25-32

Response/Communion

Rock of Ages

- Crown Him With Many Crowns

 

 

Redeemer News—Core Seminar This Weekend

In this edition of Redeemer News:

|  Upcoming Events
|  This Sunday

 

April 4-5: Core Seminar—Introduction for those new to Redeemer 

April 6: Music Ministry Vocalist Auditions

April 13: Music Ministry Instrument Auditions

April 13: Parenting Learning Group

April 20: Easter Dinner at the Browns’ Home 

April 25-27: 2014 Church Retreat

April 26: Walk For Life at the Church Retreat 

 

Eric Simmons will continue the series on Ephesians this week, preaching part 3 on Ephesians 4:25-32:

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

You can find last week’s recording of Eric’s sermon on Ephesians 4:25-32 part 2 here.

A look ahead: Eric will continue the series with Ephesians 5:3-14 on April 13.

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This Sunday—March 30, 2014

This Sunday we have the privilege of gathering together to sing, study, and take communion.

Why do we gather each week? One of the reasons is to strengthen our faith. As we sing about who God is, listen as his word is preached, and take communion as a family, our faith is enlivened as we once again rehearse all that God has done.

Eric will be continuing our series in Ephesians, and I’ll be leading our times of singing.

We’re going to sing a new song titled, “Jesus is Better” which has the refrain “Our song eternal, Jesus is better, make my heart believe.” Amen!

You can listen to the new song here.

You can listen to the other songs on Spotify here:

Order of service:

- 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Call to worship
- Jesus is Better
- My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

Missional Prayer

Break

Song of preparation  - Your Words Of Life

Message – Ephesians 4:17-23

Response/Communion
- Be Thou My Vision 
- Your Love is Strong 

Redeemer News—3/26/2014

In this edition of Redeemer News:

|  Upcoming Events
|  This Sunday
|  Other Announcements

 

March 28: Men’s Night—A Challenge to Disciple

March 29: Music Ministry Meeting, for participants and those interested

March 29: Marriage Seminar at Capitol Hill Baptist

March 30: Men’s Study Group—Battling Lust (runs for ten weeks)

April 4-5: Core Seminar—Introduction for those new to Redeemer 

April 6: Music Ministry Vocalist Auditions

April 6: Church Dinner, after the Sunday service

April 12: Redeemer Women Monthly Brunch

April 13: Music Ministry Instrument Auditions

April 14: Parenting Learning Group 

April 25-27: 2014 Church Retreat

April 26: Walk For Life at the Church Retreat 

 

Eric Simmons will continue the series on Ephesians this week, preaching on Ephesians 5:1-6:

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

You can find last week’s recording of Eric’s sermon on Ephesians 4:25-32 here.

A look ahead: Eric will continue the series with Ephesians 5:7-14 on April 6.

 

Sanctuary Cleaning—When you are finished with your Communion cups at the end of the service, please throw them away, or leave them in plain sight so that they can be collected for the trash. Thanks!

Church Calendar—We now have a church events calendar up on the website!

Community Bible Reading Journals are still available. If interested you can buy them at the Visitor’s Table, for $7 each.  

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This Sunday—March 23, 2014

This Sunday, we have the privilege of gathering together as a church to sing, study God’s word, and take communion together.

For the members of Redeemer, we also have the joy of affirming over 30 people as they commit to becoming members of Redeemer. Please make it a priority to attend so you are able to participate.

Duke will be leading our time of singing, and Eric will continue our series in Ephesians, speaking from Ephesians 4:25-32.

As you prepare you can listen to the songs on spotify here.

Order of Service:

- Rejoice 

Call to worship
- Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing 
- Completely Done 

Missional Prayer

Break

Song of preparation - Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken 

Message: Ephesians 4:25-32

Response/Communion

- Stronger 
- Grace Alone 

Redeemer News—3/19/2014

In this edition of Redeemer News:

|  Upcoming Events
|  This Sunday
|  Other Announcements

 

March 21: Redeemer Musician “Coffee House”

March 28: Men’s Night—A Challenge to Disciple

March 29: Music Ministry Meeting—for participants and those interested

March 29: Marriage Seminar at Capitol Hill Baptist

April 4-5: Core Seminar (Introduction for those new to Redeemer) 

April 6: Church Dinner, after the Sunday service

April 25-27: 2014 Church Retreat

April 26: Walk For Life at the Church Retreat 

 

Eric Simmons will continue the series on Ephesians this week, preaching on Ephesians 4:25-32:

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

You can find last week’s recording of Eric’s sermon on Ephesians 4:17-24 here.

A look ahead: Eric will continue the Ephesians series with Ephesians 5:1-6 on March 30, and Ephesians 5:7-14 on April 6.

 

Church Calendar—We now have a church events calendar up on the website!

Community Bible Reading Journals are still available. If interested you can buy them at the Visitor’s Table, for $7 each.  

Redeemer Website
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This Sunday—March 16, 2014

And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.” Col. 2:13-14

What enables you and I to come to our Sunday gathering, confident that we can sing to God and meet with him as a church community?

It is not because of your record of obeying him this past week, it is not based upon how you feel. It is based solely and wonderfully on the blood of Jesus.

He has canceled the record of debt, and now we can come, and receive mercy. What a blessing.

As we gather, we will take time to sing songs that remind us of the confidence we can carry into our relationship with the Lord, and into how we live our lives.

Eric will preach from Eph. 4:17-24, reminding us to “live in who we are in Christ, not who we once were”.

Looking forward to gathering with you all.

You can listen to the songs we’ll be singing here.

Order of service:

- Nothing But the Blood of Jesus 

Call to worship
- Before the Throne of God Above 
- O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing 

Missional Prayer

Break

Song of Preparation – Be Thou My Vision

Message – Ephesians 4:17-24

Reponse/Communion

- Jesus Paid It All 
- Made Alive