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
Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
Message: Matthew 5:6
- Shine Into Our Night
- Here is Love
- Your Love is Strong


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
- 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
Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Message – Matthew 5:5
- Always Forgiven
- I Will Glory In My Redeemer


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: 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.”


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This Sunday – October 26th, 2014

“Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD.” Jer. 9:23-24

This Sunday we have the privilege to gather together to declare that our boast is in the Lord.

Have you been been tempted to boast in other things this week? I have. Whether it’s our health, job, finances, family, achievements, education, personality, or something else, we come as those needing to be reminded that our identity and security is in Jesus alone.

We come to behold God and who he has revealed himself to be, and respond in worship.

Come ready to engage and ready for God to use you to edify our church family.

Order of service:

- All I Have Is Christ
Call to worship
- Be Still My Soul
- It Is Well With My Soul

OT reading – Psalm 31:1-15
Public Prayer
Song of Consecration – What Wondrous Love Is This
Message: Matthew 5:4-5
- Rock of Ages
- It is Finished


This Sunday – October 19th, 2014

“Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” Isaiah 1:18

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

Bring your doubts, fears, questions, and guilt. The Lord will speak to us, and his words are not burdensome, but rather bring life and joy and freedom.

During our singing time, we will have an opportunity to rejoice in his saving grace to us. Eric will continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount, helping us see what it means to follow Christ in his kingdom. And to end our time together we will be able to remember all that Jesus has accomplished as we take communion as a church family.

We also have the joy of welcoming 10 new members into our church, and listen to one man’s testimony of how God saved him.

Come ready to be edified and encouraged!

Order of service:

- Praise to the Lord the Almighty
Call to worship
- Jesus Paid It All
- He Will Hold Me Fast

OT reading – Psalm 146
Welcome new members
Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
Message: Matthew 5:2
- O God of All Our Good
- Lord, I Need You

Redeemer Weekly — Sunday, October 12


–Oct. 24: Women’s Fellowship and Prayer Night. A Friday night get-together for the ladies at the new building, featuring encouragement and prayer, dinner and dessert, and getting to know deach other better.

AT TODAY’S SUNDAY GATHERING, Eric will introduce the theme for the Sermon on the Mount, preaching from:

–Matthew 5:1-2: “Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them … ”

–Matthew 7:24: “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”


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This Sunday – October 12th, 2014

“Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God!” Psalm 48:1

Join us for our second Sunday at our new location and new time!

This Sunday we will begin our service by ‘confessing’ the greatness of God. In our world of superlatives, it is good for us to acknowledge that only God is truly great and worthy of our worship and adoration.

During this time we will teach a new song, titled “Immeasurably More”. Give it a listen so you’re ready to sing it on Sunday!

After singing about God’s greatness and glory, we will have an opportunity to welcome 10 members to our church community.

Eric will continue our series in Matthew 5 titled, “Simply Christianity: Practicing Jesus’ vision of Kingdom life together.”

Afterwards we’ll take communion together.

Please pray that our gathering will edify all who are there, and ask God how he might use you to do that.

I look forward to worshipping with you all!

Order of service:

- How Great Thou Art
Call to worship – confession of God’s greatness
- Immeasurably More
- Jesus is Better

Old Testament reading: Isaiah 61:1-4
Welcoming New members
Song of consecration – I Need Thee Every Hour
Message: Matthew 5:1-2; 7:24
- How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
- I Surrender All


This Sunday – October 5th, 2014

This Sunday is our first meeting at Arlington United Methodist Church at 10:30am!

We encourage you to get there at around 10:00am to figure out where everything is and see the fruit of the hard work of so many members getting the building ready! We will provide donuts and coffee!

But this is about more than a new time or location, we have the privilege of gathering as a church family to sing together, study God’s word, and take communion.

Please pray that God would meet us with his Spirit and help us to worship him in spirit and truth.

See you all there!

Order of service:

- Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Call to Worship
- Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
- We Bring Our Sins To Jesus

OT Reading/Prayer – Psalm 78:1-8
- Be Thou My Vision
Response time/Communion
- Show Us Christ
- Man of Sorrows
- Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow