Redeemer Weekly – 12/4/2016

Redeemer Weekly: Dec. 4, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Ali Deckard     

Good morning and happy Advent! Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

TODAY, we will host a newcomer lunch for those interested in learning more about Redeemer. The lunch will be immediately after the service. You can head to the Connection table for details!  

THIS THURSDAY, Dec. 8, we will have our second Worship and Prayer night. All are invited. We’ll take time to sing and pray together from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the main auditorium.

Redeemer Holiday Schedule!

Sat., Dec. 24: Christmas Eve service

Sun., Dec. 25: NO SERVICE

Sun., Jan. 1, 2017: Regular service

Fall ESL Ends with Thanks: Last Monday marked the end of our Fall ESL session. Teachers and students enjoyed an awesome meal and evening together! This would not have been possible without the help of several community groups and individuals. Many thanks to everyone who prepared dishes, helped with setup and clean up, and took care of all the little details in putting on the event!

Online Giving: Reminder! We have a NEW, easier platform for giving to Redeemer: Planning Center Giving — no password or account creation required.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Serving looks different at different seasons. Ali Deckard is a master of knowing how and what serving looks like for her and her tribe. Ali has jumped into leading the Preschool class with creative and humor. She is faithful to serve or find coverage and kids march, troop, fly, jump, run out of her class with an enthusiasm, craft, and Bible story understanding beyond their years.

However, Ali’s classroom talents do not end on a Sunday – she is quick to set up meals, provide child care, send flowers, open her home to those hurting, suffering, and the Lord leads her to minister to. Ali is an example of serving beyond Sunday. She shows love in every season as wife, mother, friend, and Redeemer member – Thank you, Ali for how you love and serve Redeemer!

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – Dec. 4th, 2016

This Sunday join as we come together to sing, study God’s word, and take communion.

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

Hope to see you there!

Order of service:

Call To Worship
– All Creatures of Our God and King
Song explanation
– Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
– From The Squalor Of A Borrowed Stable
– Blessed Assurance

Greeting/Offering
Break
Song of Consecration – Show us Christ
Message
Response/Communion
– Jesus Paid It All
– Grace Alone

Benediction

ESL – 2017 WINTER Details!

ESL will return after the holiday season, with our registration night on Monday, January 30 at 7 pm. Sessions will be on Monday and Thursday evenings starting February 6 running through May 1st.

Attached is a flyer to share with location and times!

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This Sunday – November 27th, 2016

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
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.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 100

Holidays come and go, but God’s love endures forever.

Thanksgiving might have been a time of celebration and memories for you. Or it may have been a time of sadness and difficulty. Our experience of holidays are often dictated by the people who are either present or absent. A friend or relative that you haven’t seen all year. A loved one that is no longer with you. Thankfully, God never leaves us.

Join us this Sunday we gather as a church family to rehearse God’s unchanging provision, goodness, and presence. Come to be strengthened in this love as we look to him who truly satisfies and rejoice that we are his people.

After a message by Chris Hughes, director of OneU at the University of Maryland, Jon will lead us in an extended time of prayer and thanksgiving.

See you there!

Order of service:
Call to Worship – Psalm 100
– 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)
– Rejoice
– Before the Throne of God Above

Public prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of consecration – My One Comfort
Message – Hebrews 12:28-29
Time of Prayer and Thanksgiving
Response/Communion
– Jesus, Thank You
– Joy to the World

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 27, 2016 — WORSHIP and PRAYER NIGHT … SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Joy and David

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 27, 2016 — WORSHIP and PRAYER NIGHT … SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Joy and David Bann    

Good morning and happy Thanksgiving weekend! Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

NEXT SUNDAY, Dec. 4, we will host a newcomer lunch for those interested in learning more about Redeemer. The lunch will be immediately after the service. You can RSVP to Jen or head to the back for details at the Connection table!  

NEXT THURSDAY, Dec. 8, we will have our second Worship and Prayer night. All are invited. We’ll take time to sing and pray together from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the main auditorium. Jordan will lead the band and various elders and members will lead us in prayer. These are great opportunities to slow down and spend time with Jesus and his people.

Redeemer Holiday Schedule!

Sat., Dec. 24: Christmas Eve service

Sun., Dec. 25: NO SERVICE

Sun., Jan. 1, 2017: Regular service

Online Giving: Reminder! We have a NEW, easier platform for giving to Redeemer: Planning Center Giving — no password or account creation required.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: The example of serving that parents give to their children is always so encouraging to see. Joy and David Bann are such examples! Joy and David faithfully serve in Children’s Ministry and Joy plays the piano on Sunday mornings. David serves in releasing her by watching firstborn, Noah. (We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Bann kiddo #2!) Joy and David are quick to step into serve with any need. THANK YOU, Joy and David for the example you are to Noah and you future Baby Bann! We appreciate your serving!

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 11/20/2016

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 20, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Ann Eng    

Good morning! Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

Redeemer Holiday Schedule!

Sun., Nov. 27: Regular service!

(Staff will observe Thanksgiving from Thu., Nov. 24, through Sat., Nov. 26)  

Sat., Dec. 24: Christmas Eve evening service!

Sun., Dec. 25: NO SERVICE

Sun., Jan. 1, 2017: Regular service

Online Giving: Reminder! We have a NEW, easier platform for giving to Redeemer: Planning Center Giving — no password or account creation required.

ASSIST Update from Mike Icardi, board member: I wanted to pass along an update from the Assist Pregnancy Center. and what their mission is accomplishing in saving lives. Through the end of October, Assist has seen 337 distinct clients, 293 of them new this year. 260 of these clients had a positive pregnancy test, and 154 of those 260 are categorized as abortion minded or vulnerable, meaning their demographics, life situation, and other factors incline them toward choosing abortion.  90 of those 154 at risk clients have said they will carry the baby to term! The number of at risk clients in 2016 through October is almost double the number seen in 2015, and the number carrying to term is 3 times what was reported in 2015.

Recently, the Center heard from a woman they served three years ago who had not been in contact since her visit. She wrote to express her thankfulness for the love, counsel and support of the Center’s staff, how grateful she was that they helped her decide to keep her baby, now a toddler, and how she cannot imagine now making any other choice.

The church’s partnership with Assist, and your participation in the Walk/Run/Ride, Banquet, volunteering, and giving to the ministry is leading to lives being changed and babies being saved.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: There is a gift and grace in the calm, quiet serving – which is why we shout out and thank servants who faithful care and support Redeemer. Ann Eng is one of those calm, quiet servants who loves Redeemer well faithfully serving on the communion team, caring for Sarah Scott, and supporting ESL. Ann Eng does all this serving with a warmth and desire to connect and care for Redeemer. Ann’s calmness gives a joy and peace to those who serve with her. Thank you, Ann for all the ways which you minister through serving! (Personally, it is a privilege to have her in my community group – be encouraged Redeemer, Ann faithfully prays for Redeemer well and with love!)

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – November 20th, 2016

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
The LORD is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
Oh, save your people and bless your heritage! Be their shepherd and carry them forever.”
Psalm 28:7-9

Join us this Sunday as we gather to behold God, our strength and our shield. We need him, both to sustain us but also to protect us and guide us. And his wonderful promise to us is that every Sunday he will reveal himself so we may be helped.

This Sunday we have the joy of welcoming a group of people who are becoming members in Redeemer.

Eric will continue our series in the book of Galatians, preaching from Galatians 2:11-21.

See you there!

Order of Service:

Call to Worship
– Crown Him
– How Long, O Lord?
– My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less
– Lion and the Lamb

Welcome New Members
Greeting/Offering
Break
Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
Message – Galatians 2:11-21
Response/Communion
– Rock of Ages
– In Christ Alone

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 11/13/2016

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 13, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Scott Moshier    

Good morning! Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

This week in GPTV studios, Redeemer kids will continue learning about Jeremiah and the captivity of Judah.  Jeremiah said that God was going to forgive sin and change people’s hearts. Jesus made these words come true. God forgives our sin when we trust in His Son, Jesus. Jesus died on the cross to take away our sin. He changes us and gives us power through His Spirit to obey Him.   

UPCOMING EVENTS

–Churchwide Worship and Prayer nights! All are invited to two Worship and Prayer nights where we will take time to sing and pray together. The first is THIS Thursday night, Nov. 17, 7:30 to 9 p.m. They will be held in the main auditorium. Jordan will lead the band and various elders and members will lead us in prayer. These are great opportunities to slow down and spend time with Jesus and his people.

–Core Seminar, Nov. 18-19: Our last membership seminar of 2016 will be Friday evening, Nov. 18 and Saturday morning, Nov.19. For those interested in membership or learning more about Redeemer’s mission and member expectations, please RSVP here!

Redeemer Holiday Schedule!

Sunday, November 27Regular service!

(Staff will observe Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, November 26)  

Saturday, December 24 – Christmas Eve evening service!

Sunday, December 25 – NO SERVICE

Sunday, January 1, 2017 – Regular service

Online Giving: Reminder! We have a NEW, easier platform for giving to Redeemer: Planning Center Giving which no password or account creation is required.

Redeemer on Media! Redeemer has TWO following ways to stay connected! Redeemer has launched a Facebook GROUP as well as a Spotify list! The Facebook group is designed to help connect the Redeemer community through a social media we all use.  Administered by Redeemer staff and member, this is a tool for us to provide information, encouragement, and connection. The Spotify list is updated with regular Redeemer sung songs so you can be encouraged through worship music throughout the week.  

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Few people enjoy Monday mornings. However Scott Moshier jumps into Monday morning but leading Redeemer staff through projects and planning.

As deacon of staff management (think kitten herding when the kittens are allowed to drink coffee…), Scott graciously and wisely leads staff through short and long term goal management. Scott has been a great voice of perspective, asking great questions, constructing management tools to assist staff in performing the mission of Redeemer. Scott brings the same organization, support, and humor to elder meetings on Wednesday morning (less kitten herding but more coffee). Thank you Scott for the time, thought, grace, humor, and leadership you give to Redeemer staff, elders, and church body.  

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – November 13th, 2016

This Sunday we have the privilege to gather together as a community of blood bought sinners who are saved by grace and under God’s righteous rule and reign.

His greatness and glory motivates us to put our trust in him, as we look to heaven for our provision and help.

This Sunday we will sing about God’s dominion over this world. We will also be teaching a new song called, Lion and the Lamb. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9ujBoud26k

Eric is going to begin our preaching series in the book of Galatians.

Excited to worship the Lord together!

Order of Service:

Call To Worship
– Crown Him With Many Crowns
– Lion and the Lamb (NEW SONG)
– Jesus, Firm Foundation
– All Glory Be To Christ

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Break
Song of Consecration – Show Us Christ
Message
Response/Communion
– Cling To Christ
– Grace Alone

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 11/6/2016

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 6, 2016 — ‘FALL BACK’ EDITION — 2 LINKS for reading, watching — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Molly Kruger

Good morning! Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

Reminder: Daylight savings started last night! Enjoy your extra hour of sleep as we fall back!

Gospel Project Explorer is live in Studio A this morning!  On today’s show, preschool-5th graders will learn about the prophet Jeremiah. God chose Jeremiah before he was born to tell people what God said. God had also planned all along for His Son, Jesus, to show God’s love for people by dying on the cross. Jesus rescues people from sin.

TODAY! Newcomer Lunch: Newcomers to Redeemer are invited to a lunch immediately following today’s service to meet members, elders, and deacons of Redeemer — and hear more about our vision and connecting you to the Redeemer community. Please RSVP at our Connection Table as you walk in.

UPCOMING EVENTS

–Churchwide Worship and Prayer nights! All are invited to two Worship and Prayer nights where we will take time to sing and pray together. The first is in TWO weeks, Thursday night, Nov. 17, 7:30 to 9 p.m., and the second will be on Thursday night, Dec. 8, 7:30 to 9 p.m. They will be held in the main auditorium. Jordan will lead the band and various elders and members will lead us in prayer. These are great opportunities to slow down and spend time with Jesus and his people.

–Core Seminar, Nov. 18-19: Our last membership seminar of 2016 will be Friday evening, Nov. 18 and Saturday morning, Nov.19. For those interested in membership or learning more about Redeemer’s mission and member expectations, please RSVP here!

WHAT ERIC IS READING … The New Yorker profiles his friend Dr. Russell “Rusty” Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention: “Annals of Religion: THE NEW EVANGELICAL MORAL MINORITY — If the Southern Baptist church can’t be bigger, Russell Moore wants it to be better. … Moore says Christians must accept that they are a marginalized community, in an increasingly hostile secular culture.” http://bit.ly/2fp8ZdT

WHAT DALE BROWN IS WATCHING … Tweet from @CitygateFilms: “Great to collaborate w/director @anastasionfilm on The Price of Certainty. Must watch in election week … via @nytvideo.” Op-Doc (6:47), with accompanying article, “There’s more to what you believe than you think” http://nyti.ms/2fp9PYg

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Serving looks different for everyone. It can be an encouraging word, is can be caring for kiddos in Children Ministry, it can be leading a group, it can be jumping into support a friend. Molly Kruger actually serves Redeemer in all those capacities! She is a faithful community group leader, loving and leading the group well through transitions. She is a professional kiddo whisper: Really, she is the one who calms down that kiddo who is just having a day! She is supports and jumps to tasks for Redeemer Women Committee, special events or makes sure to greet a newcomer. (She also has some of the most impressive dance moves!)

Molly demonstrates and examples the love of Christ well and we are privileged to thank her for serving Redeemer. Thank you, Molly!

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.