This Sunday – December 16th, 2018

“For my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.”
Luke 2:30-32

As we gather as a church family, we rejoice that God has brought salvation to this world. He has appeared, and we now wait for the final blessed hope when our Lord and Savior returns to make everything right. We wait with hope, and we look forward to his return.

This Sunday we have the privilege of welcoming Adei Batsuli to preach God’s word to us. Adei is a church planter currently building a team in the Petworth area of DC.

I encourage you to listen to the songs we’ll be singing as we prepare to exalt God together.

Order of service:

Call to Worship
– O Come All Ye Faithful
– Immanuel

Advent – Hope
– Behold, behold – Special song
– He Shall Reign Forevermore

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Message
Response/Communion
– He Who Is Mighty
– He Shall Reign Forevermore

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 12/16/2018

Redeemer Weekly: December 16, 2018 — FULL Sunday of Events! — Servant Shoutout: Joi Calia!  

Good morning and happy third Sunday of Advent! Please join us for coffee and donuts before our Sunday service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe Road.

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): Prior to hearing about Christ’s birth next Sunday, kiddos will hear how God sent Joseph to Egypt to establish a remnant. He allowed Joseph to suffer to rescue a whole nation. God planned for Jesus to suffer so that many—people from all nations—would be saved from sin (Genesis 42–46; 50). 

Mike Bellamy Meet and Greet TOMORROW:. During the Members Meeting, Mike Bellamy was put forward to become an elder. Per our constitution, we provide a period of time for members to get to know any elder candidate. Immediately following the service we will host the second official opportunity to get to know Mike, and his wife Kim. 

TOMORROW: Lunch with Shaun Cross from Union Church. Redeemer is hosting a lunch and time to hear from Shaun Cross and the growth and development of Union Church. This is a sweet time to invest in the mission – RSVP here!

JCG TOMORROW: Redeemer Youth, come join our last JCG gathering of the year to celebrate Christmas together! There will be an ugly sweater contest, a White Elephant exchange, and of course… FOOD! So bring your coziest, cringiest, colorful-est Christmas sweater, a small random present to trade, and a healthy dose of Christmas cheer and let’s have a great afternoon celebrating Christ’s birth! When: 12/16 12:30-2:30pm. Where: 6051 20th St N Arlington. 

Members – Please Vote: This is another reminder to vote on the 2019 budget! Voting was scheduled f om December 3-17; however, less than half of members have vote. As part of our collective responsibilities as members, we kindly ask that vote ASAP. If you have any issues trying to vote, please let Jackie know!

Christmas Eve Service, Monday, December 24 @ 5pm – Please join us for our annual Christmas Eve service on Monday, December 24 at 5pm for Christmas Eve service! This hour long service is a great time to invite friends and neighbors to hear how and why we celebrate this Advent season!

Due to the holiday season – there will be no worship and prayer night in December. We will resume in January 2019.

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black, nomination from Katheryn Wolfe: “This was Joi Calia‘s first semester serving in ESL. She took on the majority of planning and teaching for our beginner level class and did not miss one class this semester! Thanks Joi for the time you’ve dedicated over the last 12 weeks to serving our neighbors! ” Thank you, Joi for how you love and jumped into the ministry work of ESL!

Redeemer Weekly – 12/9/2018

Redeemer Weekly: December 9, 2018 — Dec. Events! — Servant Shoutout: Haughery crew help!  

Good morning and happy second Sunday of Advent! Please join us for coffee and donuts before our Sunday service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe Road.

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): FOURTH Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Competition! The GPTV Explorer cast and crew will be hosting the fourth annual competition and all are welcome to wear their own ugly Christmas sweater! All kiddos will be downstairs the whole service as we celebrate this advent season!

Mike Bellamy Meet and Greets on Dec. 9 & 16. During the Members Meeting, Mike Bellamy was put forward to become an elder. Per our constitution, we provide two opportunities for members to get to know an elder candidates. Meet and greets with Mike will be held immediately following the services on December 9 and 16.

December Redeemer Reads – Mike Bellamy. Speaking of Mike, want to get to know him more before the meet and greets? Check out his book and life recommendations in the December edition of Redeemer Reads.

NEXT Sunday, Dec. 16: Lunch with Shaun Cross from Union Church. Redeemer Church of Arlington is hosting a lunch and time to hear from Shaun Cross and the growth and development of Union Church. This is a sweet time to invest in the mission – RSVP here!

Members: Reminder to vote in the 2019 budget affirmation! Voting will be open from December 3-17. If you have any issues trying to vote, please let Jackie know!

Redeemer Race Discussion: Please join us for our monthly discussion on race and the church on Thursday December 13 at 7 pm. We’ll meet in the church lobby, and we will be walking through chapters 1-3 of Divided by Faith. Starting in 2019, these discussions will take place every fourth Thursday.

Christmas Eve Service, Monday, December 24 @ 5pm – Please join us for our annual Christmas Eve service on Monday, December 24 at 5pm for Christmas Eve service! This hour long service is a great time to invite friends and neighbors to hear how and why we celebrate this Advent season!

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black, nomination from Laura Icardi: “When I got to church, the whole children’s ministry area was and dirty… There was dirt and leaves and mulch and other debris all over the floor. I cringed at the thought of visitors showing up and seeing all of that, but I didn’t have time to sweep it myself. I was too busy working out volunteer chaos because of so many people not being able to serve this week. Anyway, I went upstairs and asked Madelyn (Haughery) if she would be willing to sweep for me, making it as clear as I could that she absolutely did not have to, and wasn’t expected to, and it wasn’t part of her job description… Etc.… Julia walked over as I was asking Madelyn, and both girls gladly agreed to help. Gavin also jumped in, offering to vacuum rugs. All three kids came down and worked hard and fast to make it clean and neat. They required no managing at all – they just took up the brooms and vacuum and got it done. They served with such gladness and did such a great job, it really blessed me (and, I would say, the whole church and visitors).”

This Sunday – December 9th, 2018

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:16

Join us as we gather on this second week of Advent to consider God’s great love for his people.

In preparation, you can listen to a playlist of the songs we’ll be singing.

Order of service:

– Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Advent – Love
– Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
– He Who is Mighty
– Jesus, There’s No One Like You

Public Prayer
Greeting/Giving
Song of Consecration – Speak, O Lord
Message
Communion
– God Of All Our Good
– Lord, I Need You

Benediction

This Sunday – December 2nd, 2018

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

This Sunday marks the first Sunday of Advent, a time where Christians consider the season of waiting for the Israelites as they hoped for their promised Messiah, as we wait for his final return.

Order of service:

– Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Advent
– O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
– I Will Wait For You (Psalm 130)

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – My One Comfort
Message
Response/Communion
– The Saving One
– O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

Benediction

This Sunday – November 25th, 2018

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

Let us come to “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” (Ps. 106:1)

Order of service:

Call to worship
– Come Thou Fount
– Jesus is Better
– Jesus, Firm Foundation
– Amazing Grace

Public Prayer
Greeting/Giving
Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Message
Communion
– All I Have is Christ
– All Glory Be to Christ

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 11/25/2018

Redeemer Weekly: November 25, 2018 — Budget Townhall TOM. — Servant Shoutout: Molly Kruger

Good morning and happy Thanksgiving weekend! Please join us for coffee and donuts before our Sunday service at 10:30 am at 716 S Glebe Road!

Open/Close need, Correction! for Sunday, December 23 – The whole of the open/close serving team will be out of town the Christmas weekend. If able to fill in for this one time commitment next Sunday, please let Ben Seck know!

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): Kiddos continue to hear about Jacob and his role in God’s family (Genesis 32-33). God changed Jacob’s life and gave him a new name, Israel. Jesus’ death and resurrection provided sinful people the way to be adopted into God’s family. We also receive a new name—children of God.

Budget Town Halls and December Member Meeting: Members, our 2019 budget meeting will be Sunday, December 2 at 5 pm. Tomorrow, there will be a townhall for those who have questions about the provided budget.

Redeemer Serving Needs:

Children’s MinistryMembers, we still have needs for our children’s ministry! Deeply grateful for our current servants but they need support from additional teachers and assistants. Let Jackie know if able to serve.

Coffee Team Most of us love and need that coffee kick in the morning; Sundays included. The coffee team is looking for 1-2 more volunteers to serve once a month and ensure there is the precious fluid. Let Lynne Walton know if interested.

Projection Team – Except for Jordan, not all of us know all the words to every song we sing which is why we need a projection team! Down two teammates, this vital Sunday morning team is looking for recruits. Email Sarah Mugg is interested.

Redeemer Member Community Outreach:

Arlington Foster Care Toy Drive: UPDATE! Thank you for the interest and desire to serve our area families through a toy drive for Arlington county foster families! For the next two Sundays, TOMORROW and December 2, you can give the toys to Jackie or place in the blue bin (which is across from the Connect Table! Current needs include toys for 0-1 year olds (five) and 2-5 years old (25) and festive baked goods. Toys need to be new, unwrapped, and nothing weaponlike or violent (i.e. squirt guns, etc.). For those interested in festive baked goods and help with delivery for the party on December 8 – I am still awaiting details but will keep you posted! If interested, let Jackie Black (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) of any questions!

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: The term baby whisperer has been used frequently when discussing children’s ministry – but the classic and original Redeemer CM baby whisperer is Molly Kruger.

Molly is one of the first to re-up and has served both in children’s ministry and has an ability to calm babies who may not always be able to stay in our 1 year old! AND she carries some of those skills (patience, grace, humor) into being a community group leader! Molly sets an example of one who continual serves with joy and faithfulness! Thank you, Molly!

This Sunday – November 18th, 2018

“I, I am the LORD, and besides me there is no other Savior.”
Isaiah 43:11

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

This Sunday we have the joy of installing Jim Riordan as an elder and will continue our study on the church in the book of Matthew.

If you’re tired and weary, come, God wants to fill you with strength. If you are feeling guilty and ashamed, come, God invites you to receive his forgiveness. If you are feeling confident in your own strength, come, and be gently humbled by God’s absolute authority and faithfulness.

To help you prepare to gather, here are the songs we’ll be singing.

Hope to see you there!

Order of service:

Call to worship – Isaiah 43:11
– Rejoice
Confession of Sin
– Nailed to the Cross
– All Glory Be Forever
– Do It Again

Installation of Jim Riordan
Greeting/Giving
Song of Consecration – A Christian’s Daily Prayer
Message
Response/Communion
– O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer
– Revive Us Again

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 11/18/2018

Redeemer Weekly: November 18, 2018 — Budget Townhall TOM. — Servant Shoutout: Brandon Tusing

Good morning! Please join us for coffee and donuts before our Sunday service at 10:30 am at 716 S Glebe Road!

Open/Close need, NEXT Sunday, November 25 – The whole of the open/close serving team will be out of town next weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday. If able to fill in for this one time commitment next Sunday, please let Ben Seck know!

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): Kiddos, learn one of the sweet love stories in the Bible between Jacob and Rachel (Genesis 29-31) but also how human trickery does not disrupt God’s plan. Laban tricked Jacob into marrying Leah and Rachel. Even though Jacob did not love Leah, God loved her and used her in His plan. Through Leah’s son Judah, God would show His love for the world by sending His Son.

Budget Town Halls and December Member Meeting: Members, our 2019 budget meeting will be Sunday, December 2. Prior to the meeting, we’ll also have two town halls to discuss the proposed budget starting TOMORROW, November 18,

“Race, Grace, and the Church” Recordings. Redemption Hill’s team recorded Race, Grace, and the Church” event on October 29. Links to talks given by Thabiti Anyabwile and Russell Moore, as well as the panel discussion with Eric, Moses, Shaun, Thibiti, Curt, and Russell, are below.

Redeemer Serving Needs:

Children’s MinistryMembers, we still have needs for our children’s ministry! Deeply grateful for our current servants but they need support from additional teachers and assistants. Let Jackie know if able to serve.

Coffee Team Most of us love and need that coffee kick in the morning; Sundays included. The coffee team is looking for 1-2 more volunteers to serve once a month and ensure there is the precious fluid. Let Lynne Walton know if interested.

Projection Team – Except for Jordan, not all of us know all the words to every song we sing which is why we need a projection team! Down two teammates, this vital Sunday morning team is looking for recruits. Email Sarah Mugg is interested.

Redeemer Member Community Outreach:

Arlington Foster Care Toy Drive: UPDATE! Thank you for the interest and desire to serve our area families through a toy drive for Arlington county foster families! For the next three Sundays, TOMORROW, November 25, and December 2, you can give me the toys! Current needs include toys for 0-1 year olds (five) and 2-5 years old (25) and festive baked goods. Toys need to be new, unwrapped, and nothing weaponlike or violent (i.e. squirt guns, etc.). For those interested in festive baked goods and help with delivery for the party on December 8 – I am still awaiting details but will keep you posted! If interested, let Jackie Black (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) of any questions!

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: Who has the rythme, who has the beat? Brandon Tusing does! As one who loves worship but has not musical talent (really), I love the nods and nominations (Jordan Kauflin) for the worship team. Brandon is one who jumped in early to the drummer role on the team – a much needed instrument – when there was a lack and need. It has been a joy and appreciation to have him on the team! Thank you, Brandon!

Worship and Prayer Night, TONIGHT, 7:30-9pm

Join us as we gather on the stage to meet with the Lord and spend time praying and singing.