This Sunday – August 20th, 2017

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

Let’s be praying that the Spirit would work in powerful ways. God loves to answer the prayers of his people asking for more of his power and truth in their lives!

Dan will lead our times of singing, and I will be continuing our ONE thing series, preaching a message titled, “Happy and Holy.”

Order of service:

Call to worship
– Come Ye Sinners
– Before the Throne of God Above
– The Strife is Over

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Holy, Holy, Holy
Message
– And Can It Be
– All Glory Be To Christ

Benediction

Worship and Prayer Night, Thursday night, 7:30-9pm

prayer-worship pictureJust a reminder that we will be gathering tomorrow night in the sanctuary at 7:30pm to worship and pray together.

We are going to take time to seek the Lord in light of current events, asking that he would unify us and “let his kingdom come and will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

Redeemer Weekly – 8/20/2017

Redeemer Weekly: August 20, 2017 — COMING FALL EVENTS — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Kimberlee Curtis   

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 in Redeemer CM, as we continue in our unit of Jesus as Healer. Kiddos hear of two healings, a woman and raising a little girl from the dead (Mark 5:21-43), Jesus showed His power as the Messiah. Psst – Let Jackie know if you did not the instructional emails about electronic check-in!  

NEXT SUNDAY, our summer member meeting will be at 5 pm followed by pizza dinner. All are welcome as we hearing from Eric about his sabbatical, as well as a financial update.

Parents, childcare is provided for those who are participating in the childcare co-op! If you wish to participate and are already not doing so, you can serve at this member’s meeting or next member meeting, November 19. However service is required at one meeting to participate in childcare.    

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

Redeemer members! Seven to completion! Thank you to all who have signed up to meet our 72 volunteer need for the 2017-2018 CM year! We are less than a month away from kicking off our new year! You can sign up to serve here – and as always, ask Jackie any questions about children’s ministry!

ESL Program: For the third year, we will offer ESL (English as a second language) for the community! Our hope is to provide high quality English classes and introduce people to Jesus through this ministry. Classes are held on Monday and Thursday nights and we offer an English Bible study on Sunday mornings. There are many opportunities to be involved, from being a teacher to single time commitments for various events. If interested, please contact Lisa Anderson: redeemeresl@gmail.com

UPCOMING FALL EVENTS:

We are excited for multiple opportunities of growth and service for the Redeemer community this fall!

For Men

Men’s Group: Kicking off in October, Carlos Dimas and Mike Henry desire to develop a “safe and intentional place for men to come together in the spirit of Jesus and learn what a godly man looks like.”  The group is in early development and planning, but they are currently “looking for guys who are hungry for more of the Lord to help sustain the kick-off efforts.” Those interested should contact Carlos or Mike.

For Women

ReWinD Returns! It’s time for another year of ReWinD – Redeemer Women in Discipleship – where the women of Redeemer connect each Monday evening, 7-9pm, for a time of corporate prayer, worship and digging into God’s Word together.  Gay Brown, along with other women in Redeemer, lead this weekly time of discipleship.  If you are wanting to connect with like minded believing women, grow exponentially in your prayer life and understanding of God’s Word, this is the place to invest your Monday evenings! You can sign up here!

Messy Beautiful Friendships book study: Tali Kauflin will be leading a study that  takes a look at a biblical vision for friendship. This study is one that acknowledges the difficulties and past hurts, but also helps us move toward the relationships we desire. This is an opportunity to fellowship with other women as we look at the gift of friendship, using God’s word as our guide. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn and grow with other women in Redeemer, come and join us in this study. The study will begin Friday, September 8 at 7:15pm, gathering at the church, and will continue meeting 1x a month. Email Tali if you’re interested. Order Messy Beautiful Friendship and read the first 2 chapters (or if you can, up to chapter 4), and show up ready to learn, share and grow.

For Youth

Youth Group Discipleship: This ministry, led by Laura Walton and Megan Hays, desires to grow a youth ministry that reaches every student, grades 6-12, by focusing on relational ministry. We desire that our leaders not only model the values and spiritual disciplines we envision for our kids, but intentionally walk alongside Redeemer’s youth to love, encourage and empower them to integrate life with the gospel. Launching on September 17, our team of leaders will meet with middle school and high school students two Sundays each month to share a meal, play games, go through a Bible study and build relationships with the kids. In the next year, the need is committed prayer partners who will faithfully care for leaders and pray for this mission, and individuals who are willing to give their time and resources to make meals or host meetings. Let Laura Walton of any interest or questions!   

Ministry Training

Community Group Leader Basic Training: Jon Smith will have another CG Leader Basic Training, starting Tuesday, September 12. The training is from 7 pm – 9 pm,  running for four weeks. This time is to develop leaders and their anticipated core group on vision, leadership,  and skills for a Redeemer CG. If interested, please let Jon know (and cc Jackie for administrative purposes)!   

UPCOMING AREA EVENTS:

September 22 -23: Seminar on Gender, Sexuality and Fulfillment On Friday and Saturday, September 22-23, The Falls Church will host a seminar called, Being Human: Gender Sexuality and Fulfillment. The seminar will “explore the heart of the gospel in relation to these topics. Speakers John Yates III and Sam Ferguson will consider how the biblical view of our humanity bears upon modern understandings of sexuality and gender, addressing questions such as: How does the biblical story of creation, fall and redemption help us understand our experiences and identity? How does Scripture’s teaching on the creation of humankind inform our understanding of being male or female? How does the Gospel’s vision of human fulfillment square with the Bible’s sexual ethics?  How is the Gospel good news, even amidst our sexual brokenness?” You can sign up for the seminar here: https://tfca.wpengine.com/being-human-seminar/

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black “Hostess with the mostest” is an adapt description of Kimberlee Curtis. Her hospitable heart extends into multiple areas of church service.

Kimberlee has routinely hosted our newcomer lunches with her family since the beginning of 2017. She also “hosts” in children’s ministry by teaching our K – 2nd grade class. She creates a welcoming environment which children feel invited into as they learn about the Gospel. And she uses her excellent verbal skills and reads on a Sunday morning – THANK YOU, Kimberlee for how you welcome and create a hospitable environment at Redeemer.    

Redeemer Weekly – 8/13/2017

Redeemer Weekly: August 13, 2017 — COMING FALL EVENTS — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Sunday morning serving teams

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 in Redeemer CM, we continue our final summer unit: Jesus the Healer. Only Jesus had the strength to control a man with the evil spirits. Jesus used His power to free the man (Mark 5:1-20). Psst – Let Jackie know if you did not the instructional emails about electronic check-in!  

ARE YOU NEW TO REDEEMER? – TODAY, we will host a newcomer lunch! Immediately after the service, lunch will be at a nearby members’ home to allow newcomers to Redeemer to meet other members, hear our vision from pastors, and get connected. RSVP at the Connection Table!   

AUGUST MEMBERS MEETING: As a reminder, our next members meeting is Sunday, August 27 at 5 pm!

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

Redeemer members! Down to the single digits! Thank you to all who have signed up to meet our 72 volunteer need for the 2017-2018 CM year! We are less than a month away from kicking off our new year! You can sign up to serve here – and as always, ask Jackie any questions about children’s ministry!

ESL Program: For the third year, we will offer ESL (English as a second language) for the community! Our hope is to provide high quality English classes and introduce people to Jesus through this ministry. Classes are held on Monday and Thursday nights and we offer an English Bible study on Sunday mornings. There are many opportunities to be involved, from being a teacher to single time commitments for various events. If interested, please contact Lisa Anderson: redeemeresl@gmail.com

UPCOMING FALL EVENTS:

We are excited for multiple opportunities of growth and service for the Redeemer community this fall!

For Men

Men’s Group: Kicking off in October, Carlos Dimas and Mike Henry desire to develop a “safe and intentional place for men to come together in the spirit of Jesus and learn what a godly man looks like.”  The group is in early development and planning, but they are currently “looking for guys who are hungry for more of the Lord to help sustain the kick-off efforts.” Those interested should contact Carlos or Mike.

For Women

ReWinD Returns! It’s time for another year of ReWinD – Redeemer Women in Discipleship – where the women of Redeemer connect each Monday evening, 7-9pm, for a time of corporate prayer, worship and digging into God’s Word together.  Gay Brown, along with other women in Redeemer, lead this weekly time of discipleship.  If you are wanting to connect with like minded believing women, grow exponentially in your prayer life and understanding of God’s Word, this is the place to invest your Monday evenings! Be watching for signup information at the end of the August!

Messy Beautiful Friendships book study: Tali Kauflin will be leading a study that  takes a look at a biblical vision for friendship. This study is one that acknowledges the difficulties and past hurts, but also helps us move toward the relationships we desire. This is an opportunity to fellowship with other women as we look at the gift of friendship, using God’s word as our guide. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn and grow with other women in Redeemer, come and join us in this study. The study will begin Friday, September 8 at 7:15pm, gathering at the church, and will continue meeting 1x a month. Email Tali if you’re interested. Order Messy Beautiful Friendship and read the first 2 chapters (or if you can, up to chapter 4), and show up ready to learn, share and grow.

For Youth

Youth Group Discipleship: This ministry, led by Laura Walton and Megan Hays, desires to grow a youth ministry that reaches every student, grades 6-12, by focusing on relational ministry. We desire that our leaders not only model the values and spiritual disciplines we envision for our kids, but intentionally walk alongside Redeemer’s youth to love, encourage and empower them to integrate life with the gospel. Launching on September 17, our team of leaders will meet with middle school and high school students two Sundays each month to share a meal, play games, go through a Bible study and build relationships with the kids. In the next year, the need is committed prayer partners who will faithfully care for leaders and pray for this mission, and individuals who are willing to give their time and resources to make meals or host meetings. Let Laura Walton of any interest or questions!   

Ministry Training

Community Group Leader Basic Training: Jon Smith will have another CG Leader Basic Training, starting Tuesday, September 12. The training is from 7 pm – 9 pm,  running for four weeks. This time is to develop leaders and their anticipated core group on vision, leadership,  and skills for a Redeemer CG. If interested, please let Jon know (and cc Jackie for administrative purposes)!   

UPCOMING AREA EVENTS:

September 22 -23: Seminar on Gender, Sexuality and Fulfillment On Friday and Saturday, September 22-23, The Falls Church will host a seminar called, Being Human: Gender Sexuality and Fulfillment. The seminar will “explore the heart of the gospel in relation to these topics. Speakers John Yates III and Sam Ferguson will consider how the biblical view of our humanity bears upon modern understandings of sexuality and gender, addressing questions such as: How does the biblical story of creation, fall and redemption help us understand our experiences and identity? How does Scripture’s teaching on the creation of humankind inform our understanding of being male or female? How does the Gospel’s vision of human fulfillment square with the Bible’s sexual ethics?  How is the Gospel good news, even amidst our sexual brokenness?” You can sign up for the seminar here: https://tfca.wpengine.com/being-human-seminar/

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black Last Sunday, we had the opportunity to have an appreciation lunch for all those who make Sunday morning hospitable! Because of these teams serving behind the scenes, our Sunday morning is enhanced and unencumbered to focus on the service! THANK YOU to our teams: Baptism Set Up/Take Down, Coffee, Communion, Open/Close, Security, Sound, Projection, and Ushers

For those who could not come to the lunch, THANK YOU: Jared Altman, Joel Borkert, Dennis Bituin, Andrew and Becky Davis, Todd and Kellie Dragity, Jenna Gordon, David and Keelin Hagedorn, James Jabinal, Daniel Mock, Elizabeth Moore, Mike Pasalich, Braden and Kelli Pierson , Casey Ratlief, Laura Settle, Ben Seck, Jeff and Claire Strickland, Long Tran, Daniel Turner, Laura Walton, Lynne Walton, and Deanna Zhu

This Sunday – August 13th, 2017

I will extol the Lord at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
I will glory in the Lord;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the Lord with me;
let us exalt his name together.
Psalm 34:1-3

This Sunday we have the joy of coming together to “exalt his name together.”

You and I are desiring creatures. We are created by God to find things worthy of our adoration and praise, and to respond to them in worship. But throughout this past week we have been tempted to glory in things other than the Lord. Success. Ourselves. A relationship. Money.

God invites us to come and recalibrate our hearts to the One who is alone deserving of our praise. To again declare that he is our only hope and joy. To see a greater picture of his power, goodness, and glory.

As we do this, we will be changed. The shiny veneer of other objects and idols will grow dull. Our hearts will be filled with wonder. And we will worship the true Source of all good.

I will lead our times of singing and Paul Curtis will preach from Philippians 2.

Order of Service:

Call to Worship – Psalm 34:1-3
– Come Thou Fount
– Cling To Christ
– O Praise The Name
– My Hope is Built On Nothing Less

Public Prayer
Greeting/offering
Song of Consecration – Show Us Christ
Message – Philippians 2:3-11
Response/Communion
– Thank You Jesus
– Grace Alone

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 8/6/2017

Redeemer Weekly: August 6, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Daniel Mock

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 in Redeemer CM, another busy Sunday of CM training is at 9 am before beginning our final summer unit, Jesus the Healer. This unit teaches about how Jesus healed people from sickness, sin and death. Today’s story is of four friends who help their friend be healed and Christ forgiving his sins (Mark 2:1-12). Psst – reminder that GPTV Explorer is on summer break and returns, Sunday, September 10!

NEXT SUNDAY, August 13th we will host a newcomer lunch! Immediately after the service, lunch will be at a nearby members’ home to allow newcomers to Redeemer to meet other members, hear our vision from pastors, and get connected. RSVP at the Connection Table!   

AUGUST MEMBERS MEETING: As a reminder, our next members meeting is Sunday, August 27 at 5 pm!

MEMBER NEWS

“In sporting news, the Redeemer Open finished up this week on Arlington’s hard courts. In the semi finals in late July, Jay Roddy beat Darryl Elliott, and Aimee Robinson beat Mike Icardi, leading to a showdown between Robinson and Roddy. In the final match, Aimee cemented her title as Redeemer Open champion, beating Jay in two sets.

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

Redeemer members! Over the summer we are recruiting for our 2017-2018 CM year! We are less than a month away from kicking off our new year! We still have a need for TEN volunteers! THANK YOU to all who have already signed up – I am grateful for each of you. You can sign up to serve here – and as always, ask Jackie any questions about children’s ministry!

REDEEMER EVENTS:

Community Group Leader Basic Training: Jon Smith will have another CG Leader Basic Training, starting Tuesday, September 12th. The training is from 7 pm – 9 pm,  running for four weeks. This time is to develop leaders and their anticipated core group on vision, leadership,  and skills for a Redeemer CG. If interested, please let Jon know (and cc Jackie for administrative purposes ;p)!      

UPCOMING AREA EVENTS:

September 22 -23: Seminar on Gender, Sexuality and Fulfillment On Friday and Saturday, September 22-23, The Falls Church will host a seminar called, Being Human: Gender Sexuality and Fulfillment. The seminar will “explore the heart of the gospel in relation to these topics. Speakers John Yates III and Sam Ferguson will consider how the biblical view of our humanity bears upon modern understandings of sexuality and gender, addressing questions such as: How does the biblical story of creation, fall and redemption help us understand our experiences and identity? How does Scripture’s teaching on the creation of humankind inform our understanding of being male or female? How does the Gospel’s vision of human fulfillment square with the Bible’s sexual ethics?  How is the Gospel good news, even amidst our sexual brokenness?” You can sign up for the seminar here: https://tfca.wpengine.com/being-human-seminar/

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black Member nominated: “Dan Mock‘s heart of service is displayed through how he cares for his community group, the church and the outside community.  Burdened to meet tangible needs in the community, he connected with a local food pantry and leads others in his CG to serve there monthly.  He also humbly serves behind the scenes at church by being on the set up/tear down team, which is not necessarily one of the most glamorous duties at Redeemer. He is also always willing to lend a hand and take out trash the weeks he is not covering to assist others and promote efficiency.  Dan, thank you for your heart to serve people like Christ and to spur on others to do the same.”

This Sunday – Aug. 6th, 2017

Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
Psalm 73:25-26

This Sunday we have the joy of coming together to sing, study God’s word, and take communion together. We have been graciously invited by the Lord to come and remember his promises, experience his presence, and be used by him to encourage others.

Please pray that God would use you to edify his people. It could be through encouragement, prayer, a greeting, or serving in some way. You have an active part to play in our gathering!

I will lead our times of singing and Carlos Dimas will keep our series titled, One Thing.

Order of service:
Call to worship – Psalm 73:25-26
– Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
– We Bring Our Sins To Jesus
– Strong God
– O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
Message
Response/Communion
– Be Thou My Vision
– Revive Us Again

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 7/30/2017

Redeemer Weekly: July 30, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Tyler and Aimee Robinson

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 in Redeemer CM, kiddos conclude their unit learning Jesus was the miracle worker – today’s lesson Jesus walking on water. Jesus proved that He can be trusted. His miracles, teaching, death, and resurrection showed who He is.  

SUNDAY, August 13: Newcomer Lunch Immediately, after the service, lunch will be at a nearby members’ home to allow newcomers to Redeemer to meet other members, hear vision from elders, and get connected. RSVP at the Connection Table!   

AUGUST MEMBERS MEETING: As a reminder, our next members meeting is Sunday, August 27 at 5 pm!

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

Redeemer members! Over the summer we are recruiting for our 2017-2018 CM year! And yes, we are continually talking about it :)  Children’s ministry is a great, and large, area of ministry in our Redeemer community! You can sign up to serve here – and as always, ask Jackie any questions about children’s ministry!

WHAT JORDAN IS READING… Parenting book recommendation! .Parents, are you trying to navigate how to properly use technology in your family and home? I just finished Tech Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place by Andy Crouch and want to recommend it to you. Crouch uses a large research study by Barna Group to show how radically technology is reshaping the way families live. Based upon this, he gives 10 Tech-wise Commitments that are designed not to remove technology from our homes, but to put it in its proper place. He covers principles like using screens for a purpose and using them together rather than alone, creating more than we consume, valuing presence and even the importance of singing and making music. Tali and I found this to be a very helpful resource as we navigate how to rightly use technology in our home. I encourage you to read it!  

UPCOMING AREA EVENTS:

September 22 -23: Seminar on Gender, Sexuality and Fulfillment On Friday and Saturday, September 22-23, The Falls Church will host a seminar called, Being Human: Gender Sexuality and Fulfillment. The seminar will “explore the heart of the gospel in relation to these topics. Speakers John Yates III and Sam Ferguson will consider how the biblical view of our humanity bears upon modern understandings of sexuality and gender, addressing questions such as: How does the biblical story of creation, fall and redemption help us understand our experiences and identity? How does Scripture’s teaching on the creation of humankind inform our understanding of being male or female? How does the Gospel’s vision of human fulfillment square with the Bible’s sexual ethics?  How is the Gospel good news, even amidst our sexual brokenness?” You can sign up for the seminar here: https://tfca.wpengine.com/being-human-seminar/

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black Summer shout out to our Sunday teams: Summer Sundays are like all other Sundays – a little bit of chaos and a lot of serving. Serving requires a degree of science, management, humor, and problem solving which describes Tyler and Aimee Robinson. This power couple of serving are a sanity of serving on Sunday mornings… they quietly save Sundays from ensuring there are communion supplies, to coffee cleanups, to setting up or taking down baptism Sundays. Tyler has been serving as a deacon for seven years and Aimee is similar in her role of jumping into serve upon her arrival at Redeemer. Sundays mornings happen because of the sanity and solutions they bring every Sunday – Thank you, Tyler and Aimee!  

This Sunday – July 30th, 2017

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalm 103:1-5

Our tendency is to forget the Lord’s goodness and grace.

With that tendency, we end up existing in a world that is filled with trouble and pain, with no real hope or expectation that God will help us. Sure we mentally assent to what the Bible says about God, but we don’t really believe it. It has no real effect on our lives.

The problem with this is we then turn inward to protect ourselves. If God can’t be trusted, then it all rests on us. Which means we need to focus on ourselves, and how our life is going, and what we are getting, and what we need. We stop looking to Jesus, and our problems get bigger and our confidence grows smaller.

Each Sunday, we have the opportunity to remind ourselves of what is true, and experience the joy of knowing that God is good and gracious! This hope causes us to live for and glory in something bigger and greater than ourselves. It helps us lift our eyes above the troubles that we see, to the God we worship and believe in. We gather to corporately express our wonder and gratefulness to God, who “crowns us with steadfast love and mercy.”

Jon is going to finish our series in the book of Luke, and I will be leading our times of singing.

Order of service:

Call To Worship
– 10,000 Reasons
– O Come To The Altar
– O Praise The Name (NEW SONG)
– Crown Him With Many Crowns

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Thank You Jesus
Message
Response/Communion
– Cornerstone
– Blessed Assurance

Benediction

This Sunday – July 23rd, 2017

“Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.”

Psalm 100:3

There isn’t any better news than this. We are his possession and his handiwork. We have gone from being enemies of God to being his children. We are promised the same inheritance as Jesus, his perfect Son. What incredible, soul comforting, hope inspiring truth!

As we come to worship this Sunday, let us pray that God would enliven our faith to behold him and be changed.

Moses Lee will preach on the crucifixion of Jesus, and I will lead our times of singing. We also have the privilege of having Rob Krause, director of Serenissima Ministries in Italy, give us an update about how God is moving in that part of the world.

I look forward to worshipping with you all!

Order of service:

– Crown Him
Call to Worship – Psalm 100
– Now Why This Fear
– Sing and Shout
– Let Your Kingdom Come

Public Prayer
Greeting/offering
Song of Consecration – Show us Christ
Message
Response/Communion
– Man of Sorrows
– Blessed Assurance

Benediction