Redeemer Weekly – 10/22/2017

Redeemer Weekly: October 22, 2017 — BAPTISM SUNDAY — PLAN for THE MARATHON! — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Baptism Set-Up/Break Down

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. We are excited to celebrate two baptisms today!

REMINDER: Today is the Marine Corp Marathon! Be aware and plan that there are road closures as you come to service today!

TODAY in Redeemer CM: It is Gospel Clue Connection Sunday! Jesus is alive today! For 40 days, Jesus presented Himself to at least 500 people and proved that He is alive. He sends out believers to tell others about Him and gives us power through the Holy Spirit.

Men’s Ministry reminder, Carlos, Todd, and Mike continue the men’s study in Riddick Hall at 9 am today!

Next Sunday, Jon Smith’s class of God’s Story continues at 9 am – meeting every 1st and 3rd Sundays (and 5th)!

SUNDAY, Nov. 5th: Newcomer Lunch: If new to Redeemer and wanting to meet, luncheon, and chat with Redeemer members and elders, join us immediately after service on Sunday, November 5th. RSVP: jen@redeemerarlington.com

Serving Need:

The Redeemer Communion Team is looking for a few more volunteers! If you’ve been looking for a low-key, behind-the-scenes way to serve the Redeemer community, this is your chance. You’ll have to show up to the church a bit earlier about twice a month, but you’ll also have first crack at the donuts and coffee, so there’s a lot of upside! If you’re interested, contact Eliezer Gonzalez at eliezer.d.gonzalez@gmail.com for more information.

Date Change: Member’s Meeting Sunday, DECEMBER 3rd: Please (re)mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3 for our member’s 2018 financial budget meeting and discussion!

Member Directory: End of the year updates to the directory are coming! MEMBERS please let Jackie of family changes (i.e. email, birthdays, anniversaries, pictures) know of changes by the end of October!

Address Change in 2017? If you changed your address in 2017, please fill out this short form.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Baptism Sundays are a favorite of mine… Primarily because of the baptisms! But in addition, they showcase some of the best serving servants we have at Redeemer! Jared Altman, Joel Borkert, and Tyler Robinson save ALL of my sanity by how they handle, plan, coordinate the baptism set-up. No. Really. Ask Tyler about my stress level then/now and he will tell you that having a committed, patient, gracious, serving crew for set up and take down (although feel free to jump in for that!) has be a huge blessing and reason I am still at Redeemer 😉 ← but I am not really joking.

THANK YOU, gents for ever and always serving Redeemer in a celebration of baptism – it is deeply appreciated by all!

This Sunday – October 22nd, 2017

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Ephesians 2:8-9

Ever received a gift from someone when you didn’t deserve it?

God says you have. It is the life changing, joy producing, extravagant gift of salvation. He gave it to you because he wanted to. He chose to do it of his own free will.

So come this Sunday ready to celebrate that gift and praise the Giver, the source of every good thing.

In addition to our normal Sunday service, we have the joy of participating in the baptisms of a couple people from our church community!

These are some of my favorite Sundays. Can’t wait to be with you all.

Order of service:

Call to worship
– Crown him With Many Crowns
– We Bring Our Sins to Jesus
– Cling to Christ

Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
Message
Baptisms
Communion
– Man of Sorrows
– Grace Alone

Benediction

This Sunday – Oct. 15th, 2017

Join us as we gather to sing, study God’s word, and take communion together.

I will lead our times of singing and we will take a break from our James series as we welcome Mark Campbell. He’ll preach to us from Ephesians 3:8-13.

Order of service:

Call to worship
– Holy, Holy, Holy
– Come Thou Fount
– O Praise the Name
– All Glory Be Forever

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Your Words of Life
Message – Ephesians 3:8-13
Greeting/Offering
– Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
– Revive Us Again

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 10/15/2017

Redeemer Weekly: October 15, 2017 — TODAY! MULTIPLE Events! — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Laura Settle

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.  

Women, men, and children (youths!) have events today! Read to see what and where you are planning to be!

TODAY, kicks off Jon Smith’s class on reading Scripture and seeing God’s Story! Starting at 10 am in the K-2nd classroom (downstairs in Children’s Ministry), Jon will be starting with Unit 1. Understanding God’s word.

ALSO, Carlos, Todd, and Mike will begin the men’s study TODAY! “We will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall (where members meetings are held) every week from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, right before service. We will be starting an exciting 8-week video series where we will explore what “God’s call to courageous manhood” looks like. Join us this Sunday for coffee, fellowship and great discussion as we explore the Biblical basis of manhood and develop new friendships along the way! Please invite any male friends and contact Mike Henry (we34him03@gmail.com) if you have any questions and if you are planning on attending. Hope to see you there!”

YOUTHS! This Sunday, October 15th, is another Junior Community Group (JCG) gathering! We’ll be meeting at the same time and place for food, fun, fellowship, and discussion. This week’s topic is Who is Jesus? So if you’re looking for a place to hang out after church, we’d love for you to join us! Friends and neighbors are welcome too.

Where: 701 S Wakefield St Arlington, VA 22204

When: 12:30 to 2 pm

Why: BECAUSE!

Questions: See Laura Walton, Megan Hays, or John Hauser

 

And not to be forgotten! TODAY in Redeemer CM: The whole Bible is about Jesus. And our kiddos hear how Jesus explained to the Emmaus Disciples how the Bible does (Luke 24:13-35) tell about Him!  

SUNDAY, OCT. 22 we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, October 22! If you have never been baptized as a believer, please reach out to Jordan (jordan@redeemerarlington.com) to get more information. If able to assist with setup or takedown, please let Jackie know.

Date Change: Member’s Meeting Sunday, DECEMBER 3rd: Please (re)mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3 for our member’s 2018 financial budget meeting and discussion!   

Member Directory: End of the year updates to the directory are coming! Please let Jackie of family changes (i.e. email, birthdays, anniversaries, pictures) know of changes by end of October!  

Community Event:

Matthew Smith and Indelible Grace Concert. On Sat, Oct 21st, Restoration Anglican Church (Arlington, VA) will be hosting Matthew Smith with Indelible Grace for a concert.  He has a heart for creating emotionally honest music, and you can listen to this tour’s music at https://matthewsmith.bandcamp.com/album/quiethymns Get your tickets at restorationarlington.org/concert $15 for a single ticket or the early bird special of $25 for two (until Oct 15).  Bring a friend!

 

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Sunday mornings are planned, prepared, and then completely get readjusted as things occur… like travel, illness, autobals, etc! Laura Settle has long been a hero of covering those adjustments and autobals! Laura serves with energy and joy on our GPTV Explorer Crew and this past Sunday, she walked off set and straight into teaching our preschool class! What a HUGE blessing! With the holiday weekend, it was a skeleton GPTV crew but Laura gracious step in the gap. Thank YOU, Laura for covering and sharing the Gospel story of Christ’s resurrection with our littles!

This Sunday – Oct. 8th, 2017

This Sunday we have the privilege to gather together to sing, study God’s word, and take communion.

It is a privilege because there is much grace in God’s invitation to us. He promises to reveal his grace and his glory. And as we behold him, we are “transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.” Our services are charged with God’s Spirit, with the power to change our lives!

Dan will lead our times of singing, and I have the privilege to preach from James 1:16-18.

I look forward to worshipping with you all.

Order of service:

Call to worship
– Arise, My Soul Arise
– How Deep the Father’s Love For Us
– A Mighty Fortress is Our God
– Your Name Alone Can Save

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Jesus is Better
Message – James 1:16-18
Response/Communion
– God of All Our Good
– Good, Good Father

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 10/8/2017

Redeemer Weekly: October 8, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT:  Doubling down, Daniel Green

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: GPTV Explorer – 3rd – 5th graders will be downstairs for the whole service! We are not waiting for EASTER! TODAY Redeemer kiddos hear of our Lord’s RESURRECTION – Rejoice! Jesus died and was raised from the dead to reign as King over all. Jesus provides salvation from sin and eternal life. Join us in praying for our kiddos’ heart hearing this good news!

SUNDAY, OCT. 22 we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, October 22! If you have never been baptized as a believer, please reach out to Jordan (jordan@redeemerarlington.com) to get more information. If able to assist with setup or takedown, please let Jackie know.

Date Change: Member’s Meeting Sunday, DECEMBER 3rd: Please (re)mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3 for our member’s 2018 financial budget meeting and discussion!   

Member Directory: End of the year updates to the directory are coming! Please let Jackie of family changes (i.e. email, birthdays, anniversaries, pictures) know of changes by end of October!  

FALL EVENTS:

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

For Redeemer members and attenders

Starting NEXT Sunday, October 15, Jon Smith will be leading a class on reading and study God’s Story of scripture. The class will be held in our K – 2nd grade classroom downstairs at 9 am! Dates and RSVP are here

For Men

Men’s Group: Men, we are excited about providing this opportunity for men to gather together NEXT Sunday, October 15th at 9am (location TBD). We will do a video series plus small group discussion called Stepping Up by Dennis Rainey (founder of Family Life). The following is a brief description of the series. Can’t wait to connect with each one of you, more details to follow but mark your calendar for 8 weeks after October 15th: “Dig deeper into what it means to step up and live a courageous life with Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Living Video Series. Based on his book by the same title, Dennis Rainey, along with Matt Chandler, Bill Bennett, Tony Dungy, Robert Lewis, Voddie Baucham, Stu Weber, and others unpack what biblical manhood looks like and what it means to be a godly, courageous man in today’s world. Through engaging stories, expert teaching, humorous vignettes, man-on-the-street interviews, and personal insights, these men’s ministry leaders call every man to become courageous leaders in their own lives, marriages, churches, and communities. Accompanied by small-group discussion and individual follow-up exercises, men of every age will learn action tools for gospel-centered living to empower them to be true heroes in their families and communities” Men interested should contact Carlos or Mike.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Why not repeat?

Daniel Green did double serving last Sunday… and saved my bacon!  Daniel has always been the wireless guru for Redeemer, since like finances, my brain does not work in the ways of wireless. Daniel jumped in to speak into improving electronic check-in for CM and THEN ran downstairs, (because you know, he was already serving as sound guy!) to fix CM audio… this meant a “smooth” check in AND most importantly, our kiddos learned of Christ’s death for them!

Thank YOU, Daniel, for always saving my bacon, keeping us efficient, and most importantly ensuring the Gospel is preached to adults and kiddos at Redeemer!  

This Sunday – Oct. 1st, 2017

“Ponder anew what the Almighty can do, if with his love he befriend thee.”

How often do you take time to consider what God can do? In your life, in this city, in impossible situations, in this world?

God invites us to gather this Sunday and do this exact thing! He wants to remind us of his incredible saving power, his awesome might and glory, and his infinite love and grace. This is what we need to see and believe!

Eric will continue our series in the book of James, and I will lead our times of singing.

Order of service:

Call to Worship
– Praise to the Lord the Almighty
– This I Believe
– Stronger
– New Again

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Message – James 1:12-15
Response/Communion
– Cling to Christ
– Lord, I Need You

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 10/1/2017

Redeemer Weekly: October 1, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT:  Worship Prayer Night Musicians

Good morning and happy October! 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: Redeemer kiddos will hear the greatest scandal in Christ being crucified. Jesus was the sacrifice for sin. He rose from the dead, and those who trust in Him have forgiveness and eternal life. Please be praying for the hearts as they hear the Gospel!

NEXT SUNDAY, our monthly newcomer luncheon will be next Sunday, October 8 following the service at a member’s home. This is an opportunity for those new to Redeemer to meet leadership and members. RSVP to Jen Whetselll  

SUNDAY, OCT. 22 we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, October 22! If you have never been baptized as a believer, please reach out to Jordan (jordan@redeemerarlington.com) to get more information. If able to assist with setup or takedown, please let Jackie Black know.

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

Sunday morning rides: Sarah Scott is a dear older lady in our church who has been attending Redeemer for the last couple years. One of the ways that we practically serve her is by providing her rides to and from church each Sunday. This team is in need of more people who would be available to do this. She lives right near GW University off of 23rd st NW, with easy access to I-66. You can sign up for individual Sundays, which enables you to participate as your schedule allows. If you are interested in serving in this way, please sign up here

FALL EVENTS:

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

For Redeemer members and attenders

Starting Sunday, October 15, Jon Smith will be leading a class on reading and study God’s Story of scripture. Jon writes, “This course is deeply practical. We will work through multiple exercises on Bible texts. We will learn to understand texts in the context of the bigger story and the immediate context of the book of the Bible they appear in. Then we will learn how to apply the words of the Bible practically in our lives today.” Dates and RSVP are here

For Men

Men’s Group: Men, we are excited about providing this opportunity for men to gather together starting on Sunday 10/15th at 9am (location TBD). We will do a video series plus small group discussion called Stepping Up by Dennis Rainey (founder of Family Life). The following is a brief description of the series. Can’t wait to connect with each one of you, more details to follow but mark your calendar for 8 weeks after October 15th: “Dig deeper into what it means to step up and live a courageous life with Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Living Video Series. Based on his book by the same title, Dennis Rainey, along with Matt Chandler, Bill Bennett, Tony Dungy, Robert Lewis, Voddie Baucham, Stu Weber, and others unpack what biblical manhood looks like and what it means to be a godly, courageous man in today’s world. Through engaging stories, expert teaching, humorous vignettes, man-on-the-street interviews, and personal insights, these men’s ministry leaders call every man to become courageous leaders in their own lives, marriages, churches, and communities. Accompanied by small-group discussion and individual follow-up exercises, men of every age will learn action tools for gospel-centered living to empower them to be true heroes in their families and communities” Men interested should contact Carlos or Mike.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Once a month, on the third Thursday, we gather and worship and pray together. This is a time of refreshment and pausing to sing and pray to the Lord in the hectic place of DC. Dennis Bituin, Ian McBee, Caleb Quezada, Tommy Ruerkert, and Denise Swansberg (with Jeff Strickland on sound) support and serve with Jordan during this evening. THANK YOU for serving us through music and worship!   

Redeemer Weekly 9/24/2017

Redeemer Weekly: September 24, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: CM Hall Monitors with Special Addition  

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: Redeemer kiddos conclude the unit of Jesus being anointed with learning of his arrest (Matthew 26:36–27:2). Jesus knew that His death was God’s plan to save people from sin. Jesus’ friends turned against Him and He was arrested and put on trial, but Jesus followed His Father’s plan in order to bring salvation to the world.

THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, we will host our third Core Seminar for those interested in pursuing membership! At the Core Seminar, our pastors share about their vision for our church and the core practices we hope to live out. You can register here.

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

Sunday morning rides: Sarah Scott is a dear older lady in our church who has been attending Redeemer for the last couple years. One of the ways that we practically serve her is by providing her rides to and from church each Sunday. This team is in need of more people who would be available to do this. She lives right near GW University off of 23rd st NW, with easy access to I-66. You can sign up for individual Sundays, which enables you to participate as your schedule allows. If you are interested in serving in this way, please sign up here

RETURN OF RCA CHOIR! Our next choral auditions are coming up on Sunday October 1st! If you are interested in helping us prepare for a hymn Sunday on Oct 29, in honor of Reformation Day, please email Kellie Dragity at kellie.mchugh.81@gmail.com and she will direct you to our audition sign up sheet. If you have auditioned for us before, there is no need to audition again! You will be receiving an email invite shortly. Thank you all for considering!

FALL EVENTS:

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

For Redeemer members and attenders

Starting Sunday, October 13, Jon Smith will be leading a class on reading and study God’s Story of scripture. Jon writes, “This course is deeply practical. We will work through multiple exercises on Bible texts. We will learn to understand texts in the context of the bigger story and the immediate context of the book of the Bible they appear in. Then we will learn how to apply the words of the Bible practically in our lives today.” Dates and RSVP are here

For Men

Men’s Group: Men, we are excited about providing this opportunity for men to gather together starting on Sunday 10/15th at 9am (location TBD). We will do a video series plus small group discussion called Stepping Up by Dennis Rainey (founder of Family Life). The following is a brief description of the series. Can’t wait to connect with each one of you, more details to follow but mark your calendar for 8 weeks after October 15th: “Dig deeper into what it means to step up and live a courageous life with Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Living Video Series. Based on his book by the same title, Dennis Rainey, along with Matt Chandler, Bill Bennett, Tony Dungy, Robert Lewis, Voddie Baucham, Stu Weber, and others unpack what biblical manhood looks like and what it means to be a godly, courageous man in today’s world. Through engaging stories, expert teaching, humorous vignettes, man-on-the-street interviews, and personal insights, these men’s ministry leaders call every man to become courageous leaders in their own lives, marriages, churches, and communities. Accompanied by small-group discussion and individual follow-up exercises, men of every age will learn action tools for gospel-centered living to empower them to be true heroes in their families and communities” Men interested should contact Carlos or Mike.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: With the launch of electronic check-in (#allthepraisehands), our already hero hall monitors have upped their game with helping families acclimate to the new system. It has been such a joy (and relief) to see them engaged and owning the process – while never faltering in their regular, safety monitoring of our children’s ministry.

Heroes include: Matt Kessler (whose insights helped ensure success of our hard launch), Mark Teubl (who handled his new hall monitor role and the first Sunday of electronic check-in like a pro), Will Wiley and Nate Milhouse (who you could not cause to panic even when the wireless went down!), and Richard Rabil (whose first Sunday is today!). You gents are amazing and gift of patience and adaptability. THANK YOU for caring for our kiddos in this new system.   

Special Shoutout: Missing from last week’s Redeemer Weekly was a SHOUTOUT for clean up, painting, fix-it, gardening, all around amazing, sacrifice a Saturday heroes! Kody Kight fearlessly organized and led a group of over 15 adults (and cutest helper, Laura Seck):  Lisa Anderson, Alan Arnold, Andrew & Becky Davis, Lisa Gibbs, Madyson Hutchinson, Stef Kight, Daniel Mock, Caleb Jones, David & Sarah Mugg, Viktor Orekhov, Braden & Kellie Pierson, Justin Posey, Shawna & Caleb Quezada, Ben Seck, Bryson & Megan Riley – THANK YOU!

This Sunday – September 24th, 2017

Turn to me and be saved,
all the ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other.
Isaiah 45:22

This Sunday, God calls us to come together to proclaim that he alone is our God.

Contained in this invitation is incredible mercy. For as we rehearse who he is, our faith will be strengthened. He offers us salvation. He offers us hope. He offers us himself.

More than anything, this is what we need.

Order of service:

Call to worship – Isaiah 45:22
– All Hail The Power of Jesus Name
Apostles Creed
– This I Believe – NEW SONG
– We Bring Our Sins to Jesus
– In Christ Alone

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
Message – James 1:9-11
Response/Communion
– When I Survey
– Take My Life

Benediction