This Sunday – January 21st, 2018

The works of his hands are faithful and just;
all his precepts are trustworthy;
they are established forever and ever,
to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
He sent redemption to his people;
he has commanded his covenant forever.
Holy and awesome is his name!
Psalm 111:7-9

This Sunday, we gather to encounter our risen King, who is reigning on his throne in power and glory.

As the verse above reminds us, his works are faithful and just, and his name is holy and awesome. His commands to us are for our good, and to be trusted and obeyed. He is the keeper of his covenant to his people, and he has redeemed us to follow him.

Let us consider these truths as we prepare to gather together.

To help you prepare, here’s a Spotify playlist of the songs we’ll be singing.

Order of service:

Call to worship
– Behold Our God
– The Lion and The Lamb
– All Glory Be Forever
– Grace Alone

Ministry Update – Assist Pregnancy Center
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Show Us Christ
Message
Response/Communion
– When I Survey
– Be Thou My Vision

Benediction

Join us tonight for an evening of prayer and worship

We’ll gather at the church building, 7:30-9pm.

Redeemer Weekly – 1/21/2018

Redeemer Weekly: Jan. 21, 2018 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Pete and Katherine Taylor

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am.

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM – Kiddos continue to learn about early Christians after Christ’s ascension. God showed Peter that just as there is no “clean” and “unclean” food, there are no “clean” and “unclean” people (Acts 10). God calls believers to tell everyone the good news about Jesus, no matter who they are or where they come from. Jesus is the Lord of all.

TOMORROW, Junior Community Group (JCG) will meet for the first time in 2018! Sunday, January 21 at 12:30pm (701 S. Wakefield St.). For further information, ask Megan Hays or John Hauser.

Redeemer 2018 Schedule of Events:

Core Seminars: March 2-3, June 8-9, September 28-29, and January 11-12, 2019

Member Meetings: February 11, April 22 (Retreat), August 26, and December 2

Spring Retreat: April 20th – 22nd

Anniversary Picnic: June 3rd

2017 Giving Statements, Thank you to all who gave to Redeemer in 2017 – your generosity blessed and served many this year! 2017 giving statements will be emailed at the end of January. Statements are already accessible through our online giving platform. Please let Jackie know of any questions!

2018 Redeemer Volunteer Needs:

Open/Close Team: This team opens (sets up) the space to welcome people! Volunteers arrive at 10:15 to put out signs and then tidy up after service – perfect for families to serve together which makes it go quickly! If interested in serving, please let Ben Seck know!

Children’s Ministry: Due to some life transitions for Redeemer members, our CM roster has gotten light and we have a need for additional volunteers serving once a month on the third or fourth week. If a member and able to serve, please let Jackie know! She can promise that it will be a fun adventure if you serve!

Welcome Team: Do you love Redeemer and helping and connecting people to why you do? The welcome team is looking for additional greeters as well as some individuals to help with newcomer events. It would be serving monthly, coordinating (playing host/hostess at the location it is held) the core seminars or newcomer lunches (every first Sunday of the month).  If you have a welcoming smile and are interested, let Jen know!

Upcoming Member-Led Events

Baby Bottle Boomerang Campaign: Multiple members at Redeemer participate (or work) at Assist Pregnancy Center. This Sunday, January 21 will kick off a baby bottle campaign and a table will be manned by members, Elizabeth Moore and Laura Icardi for any questions or to provide you a baby bottle to raise funds and awareness of those facing unplanned pregnancies.

Men’s Study in February: The first 8 sessions of the Redeemer Men’s ministry are completed which saw over 60 men from every season, walk, and story come together to study together. The men’s group will resume in February 2018. Prior, men will gather to pray and plan for the year. You are invited to pray as well as men interested in the conversation can join on Saturday, January 6, 2018 – let Mike or Carlos know if you want to attend!

Upcoming Area Event:

Marriage Conference w/ Paul Tripp (From Jordan)- Mclean Bible Church in Tysons is hosting Paul Tripp, author of What Did You Expect? for a two day marriage conference on February 2-3rd. This conference is a great opportunity to be led by a skilled counselor as you take time to better understand and grow in your marriage. Tali and I went to this a few years ago and came away helped and challenged. Grab a few friends and make it something you do with a group! The event is Friday night through Saturday morning and is $35 per person. For more info and to sign up: https://www.mcleanbible.org/events/marriage-what-did-you-expect-dr-paul-david-tripp

Community Care Opportunity:

Our upstairs neighbors, ReachFar Foundation will be starting a Valentine’s Day drive with RPC shelter! They will be collecting donations January 2nd until February 9th. If you would like to donate, below are needs for the RPC shelter: Tooth paste/tooth brush, wash clothes/towels, scarves, gloves, hats, soap, or deodorant. Donations can be left upstairs outside of the ReachFar room (second floor, to the right).

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: One of the humbling gifts working for Redeemer is seeing the quiet faithfulness of servants. Pete and Katherine Taylor are such servants (along with their three beautiful kiddos) who have served Redeemer since coming. They have been at Redeemer for over three years which is practically tenured at Redeemer 😉 Previously serving as community leaders and hosting events, Pete and Katherine have never not served. Pete was a champion on owning and implementing Gospel Project in children’s ministry and has been serving as a Preschool teacher for years. Katherine and the kiddos are always ready to help him – as serving is a family affair. Thank you, Taylor family for serving and loving Redeemer faithfully and well!

This Sunday – January 14th, 2018

There is none like you among the gods, O Lord,
nor are there any works like yours.
All the nations you have made shall come
and worship before you, O Lord,
and shall glorify your name.
For you are great and do wondrous things;
you alone are God.
Psalm 86:8-10

Worship is war.

Each Sunday when you and I gather together to worship through singing, teaching, and communion, we are declaring to ourselves and to the world that God alone is God, and no one and no thing can rival him.

In this fight of declaration and faith, God has given us two incredible gifts.

He’s given us the Spirit, who enlivens, strengthens, and confirms our worship.

And he’s given us his family, fellow believers to help inspire our faith as we together rehearse these truths.

If you are struggling to believe or full of confidence in the Lord, join us as we battle together.

To help you prepare for our gathering, you can listen to the songs we’ll be singing on Spotify

Order of service:

Call To Worship – Psalm 86:8-10
– All Creatures of Our God and King
– This I Believe

The Apostles Creed
– O Lord My Rock and My Redeemer
– No Longer Slaves

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Message – James 4:13-17
Response/Communion
– When I Survey
– Lord, I Need Thee Every Hour

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly 1/14/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Jan. 14, 2018 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Geoff and Brittany Geiling

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am.

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM – Return of GPTV Explorer! Kiddos will continue in the story of Acts with Paul’s baptism and conversation Jesus appeared to Saul and changed him inside and out. Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. Jesus called Saul, also known as Paul, who was once an enemy to Christians, to spend the rest of his life telling people the gospel and leading them to trust Jesus as Lord and Savior.

THIS THURSDAY, our first Worship and Prayer night of 2018 will be at 7:30-9:00 pm this Thursday (every third Thursday of the month). We will gather together in the sanctuary and hope you can join!  

NEXT SUNDAY, Junior Community Group (JCG) will meet for the first time in 2018! Sunday, January 21 at 12:30pm (701 S. Wakefield St.). For further information, ask Megan Hays or John Hauser.

Redeemer 2018 Schedule of Events:

Core Seminars: March 2-3, June 8-9, September 28-29, and January 11-12, 2019

Member Meetings: February 11, April 22 (Retreat), August 26, and December 2

Spring Retreat: April 20th – 22nd

Anniversary Picnic: June 3rd

2017 Giving Statements, Thank you to all who gave to Redeemer in 2017 – your generosity blessed and served many this year! 2017 giving statements will be emailed at the end of January. Statements are already accessible through our online giving platform. Please let Jackie know of any questions!

“Redeemer Reads” Series: Did you miss Redeemer’s new book series recommendations? Did you lose the first “Redeemer Reads” in your full inbox? You can see Eric’s recommendations in the December edition here.

2018 Redeemer Volunteer Needs:

Open/Close Team: This team opens (sets up) the space to welcome people! Volunteers arrive at 10:15 to put out signs and then tidy up after service – perfect for families to serve together which makes it go quickly! If interested in serving, please let Ben Seck know!

Children’s Ministry: Due to some life transitions for Redeemer members, our CM roster has gotten light and we have a need for additional volunteers serving once a month on the third or fourth week. If a member and able to serve, please let Jackie know! She can promise that it will be a fun adventure if you serve!

Upcoming Member-Led Events

Financial Peace University (FPU): Financial Peace University class will start this Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30pm. Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money. We will be meeting in the church building. Additional information is on the Facebook group, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.

Baby Bottle Boomerang Campaign: Multiple members at Redeemer participate (or work) at Assist Pregnancy Center. Next Sunday, January 21 will kick off a baby bottle campaign and a table will be manned by members, Elizabeth Moore and Laura Icardi for any questions or to provide you a baby bottle to raise funds and awareness of those facing unplanned pregnancies.

Men’s Study in February: The first 8 sessions of the Redeemer Men’s ministry are completed which saw over 60 men from every season, walk, and story come together to study together. The men’s group will resume in February 2018. Prior, men will gather to pray and plan for the year. You are invited to pray as well as men interested in the conversation can join on Saturday, January 6, 2018 – let Mike or Carlos know if you want to attend!

Upcoming Area Event:

Marriage Conference w/ Paul Tripp (From Jordan)- Mclean Bible Church in Tysons is hosting Paul Tripp, author of What Did You Expect? for a two day marriage conference on February 2-3rd. This conference is a great opportunity to be led by a skilled counselor as you take time to better understand and grow in your marriage. Tali and I went to this a few years ago and came away helped and challenged. Grab a few friends and make it something you do with a group! The event is Friday night through Saturday morning and is $35 per person. For more info and to sign up: https://www.mcleanbible.org/events/marriage-what-did-you-expect-dr-paul-david-tripp

Community Care Opportunity:

Our upstairs neighbors, ReachFar Foundation will be starting a Valentine’s Day drive with RPC shelter! They will be collecting donations January 2nd until February 9th. If you would like to donate, below are needs for the RPC shelter: Tooth paste/tooth brush, wash clothes/towels, scarves, gloves, hats, soap, or deodorant. Donations can be left upstairs outside of the ReachFar room (second floor, to the right).

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: It is always optimistically exciting to kick off a new year… However, being new someplace can be a challenge. Geoff and Brittany Geiling serve as deacons of new person integration to help the new person experience at Redeemer! This dynamic duo are a great balance of planning, personality, and purposefulness! They manage and serve on the greeting time to help those to Redeemer to connect. Geoff is a genius of data collection and organization and Brittany actively moves towards people. They also serve as community group leaders. THANK YOU, Geoff and Brittany for all you do for Redeemer!

Redeemer Weekly – 1/7/2018

Redeemer Weekly: Jan. 7, 2018 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Why shoutout?

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am.

TOMORROW, is Jon Smith’s last class, God’s Story is tomorrow at 9 am downstairs in the K – 2nd grade class … Also, newcomers are invited to our monthly newcomer lunch immediately following the service. For details please see the Connection Table!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: Kiddos continue to learn about events after Christ’s ascension. Tomorrow they learn from Acts 8: 26-40 about the Ethiopian official knew what the Old Testament prophets had said, but he did not understand that the prophets spoke about Jesus. The Holy Spirit led Philip to help the official understand the good news about Jesus: Jesus died on the cross for our sins and was raised from the dead, just like the Old Testament prophets said.

Redeemer 2018 Schedule of Events:

Anniversary Picnic: June 3rd

Core Seminars: March 2-3, June 8-9, September 28-29, and January 11-12, 2018

Member Meetings: February 11, April 22 (Retreat), August 26, and December 2

Spring Retreat: April 20th – 22nd

Elder News: Redeemer members, we are excited to welcome back Josh Deckard as a bi-vocational elder. Josh took a well-deserved break in 2017 and rejoined the elder team (leadership team) this month.

2017 Giving Statements, Thank you to all who gave to Redeemer in 2017 – your generosity blessed and served many this year! 2017 giving statements will be emailed at the end of January. Statements are already accessible through our online giving platform. Please let Jackie know of any questions!

Upcoming Member-Led Events

Men’s Study in February: The first 8 sessions of the Redeemer Men’s ministry are completed which saw over 60 men from every season, walk, and story come together to study together. The men’s group will resume in February 2018. Prior, men will gather to pray and plan for the year. You are invited to pray as well as men interested in the conversation can join on Saturday, January 6, 2018 – let Mike or Carlos know if you want to attend!

Financial Peace University (FPU): Financial Peace University class will start Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30pm. Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money. We will be meeting in the church building. Additional information is on the Facebook group, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Why shoutout? What is the criteria? What is a shoutout? I have the privilege of doing a servant shoutout for over three years! However, it may be helpful to explain what the Servant Shoutout is: an opportunity to thank and encourage those who serve Redeemer in areas where it is not always seen. Jordan and I like to laugh about how his view from the front sees everything – and anything he misses, I see from the back.

The criteria of servant shoutout is simple, serving in an area of the Redeemer community. I love when I get nominations because Jordan and I actually do not see everything 😉

Redeemer has been blessed with countless servants, individuals, families, and groups that serve Redeemer in various capacities. Those are not always seen, and those serving are not serving to be seen. The shoutout is not the motivation for serving, rather it is a way to encourage others in Redeemer to see and appreciate serving being done for them from a heart of love and sacrificial serving.

Redeemer Weekly – 12/31/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Dec. 31, 2017 –HAPPY NEW YEAR — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Hinderance Correction Team

Good morning and Happy New Year! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am.

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: Due to holiday travel, 3rd – 5th graders will be upstairs the whole service. We will have a combined K – 2nd grade and preschool class.

Redeemer 2018 Schedule of Events:

Anniversary Picnic: June 3rd

Core Seminars: March 2-3, June 8-9, September 28-29, and January 11-12, 2018  

Member Meetings: February 11, April 22 (Retreat), August 26, and December 2

Spring Retreat: April 20th – 22nd

NEXT SUNDAY, January 7:  Jon Smith’s class, God’s Story resumes it’s schedule of first and third Sundays at 9 am …  Also, newcomers are invited to our monthly newcomer lunch immediately following the service. For details and RSVP, please email Jen Whetsell

Upcoming Member-Led Events!

Hebrews Study for Women: Join us for a 12-week study of the book of Hebrews starting in January. This study will meet on Thursday evenings, starting on January 11th, and the workbook will be $12, payable to Laura Icardi. More information is posted on the Redeemer Facebook page.If interested, please email laura_icardi@yahoo.com by tomorrow, January 1!

Men’s Study Resumes in February: The first 8 sessions of the Redeemer Men’s ministry are completed which saw over 60 men from every season, walk, and story come together to study together. The men’s group will resume in February 2018. Prior, men will gather to pray and plan for the year. You are invited to pray as well as men interested in the conversation can join on Saturday, January 6, 2018 – let Mike or Carlos know if you want to attend!

Financial Peace University (FPU): Financial Peace University class will start Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30pm.  Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money.  We will be meeting in the church building.  Additional information is on the Facebook group, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: You may (hopefully) noticed some differences around Redeemer space the last few weeks. As Leadership has been sharing, we are seeking to establish community and presence in south Arlington. And we want to remove some appearance hindrance of our space towards that goal. The team who have lead this hinderance correction effort are Joel Borket, Gay Brown, Kody Kight, and Tali Kauflin.

The hours they have invested, plan, implemented, built are generous and many. Truly this team has been a gift to Redeemer – and they serve from a Christlike love for the church. It is has been a humbling privilege to watch these people pour out talent, time, energy, and a good dose of humor into all the details (big and small) of this project. If you notice the changes, appreciates the improvements, or want to compliment taste – please make sure to let Joel, Gay, Kody, and Tali know! Thank you ALL! Truly been a favorite team to partner with in all the crazy 😉

JOIN US FOR OUR CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES – 10:30AM & 5:00PM

Join us on Sunday, December 24th as we gather to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

We will be holding two services, 10:30am and 5pm.

The 10:30am service will be a shortened Sunday service with refreshments, singing, and a shorter message on the birth of Jesus. Childcare is provided for children through the fifth grade.

Our 5pm service will be an hour long time of singing and listening to the Christmas story read from the Jesus Storybook Bible. Afterwards there will be hot chocolate and various refreshments. Childcare will NOT be provided for this service.

To help you prepare, listen to this Spotify playlist of the songs we’ll be singing.

Hope to see you there!

Redeemer Weekly – 12/17/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Dec. 17, 2017 — LAST DAY TO VOTE ON BUDGET — BUDGET Q&A — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Children Ministry Point Persons

Good morning and Happy Advent! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am.

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: We begin our two weeks of Advent, pausing from our time in the New Testament, to reflect and teach the lesson of Christmas. Tomorrow, children will hear how angels came to Mary and Joseph to share how Christ is coming in fulfillment of God’s promise.

LAST DAY TO VOTE ON BUDGET: Members, MONDAY is your last day to vote on our 2018 budget. If you haven’t voted already, you can vote here.

Budget Questions & Answers: Dale and Mike took time to answer the budget questions submitted by members. Members’ questions with Dale and Mike’s answers can be found here.

MINISTRY PARTNER SURVEY RESULTS: 18 members completed the Ministry Partner Survey in November. The majority of respondents affirmed our current ministry partners. Some respondents suggested other ministries for Redeemer to consider partnering with although those ministries don’t currently have members who actively participate in them (beyond prayer and financial giving). Thanks to all who provided feedback in the survey!

Upcoming Redeemer Events:
No Worship/Prayer Night This Month! Due to the holiday season and preparation for Christmas Eve services, we will not have a third Thursday night worship and prayer service this month – we will resume on Thursday, January 18!

Christmas Eve Service: We will be having two services! Our regular 10:30am service and a Christmas Eve evening service at 5pm. We are excited to celebrate the birth our Savior with family and friends.

Redeemer Member Led Events coming in 2018!
Hebrews Study for Women: Join us for a 12-week study of the book of Hebrews starting in January. This study will meet on Thursday evenings, starting on January 11th, and the workbook will be $12, payable to Laura Icardi. More information is posted on the Redeemer Facebook page.If interested, please email laura_icardi@yahoo.com to sign up or ask questions!

Men’s Study concluded but will continue in 2018! The first 8 sessions of the Redeemer Men’s ministry are completed which saw over 60 men from every season, walk, story come together to study together. The men’s group will resume in February 2018. Prior, men will gather to pray and plan for the year. You are invited to pray as well as men interested in the conversation can join on Saturday, January 6, 2018 – let Mike or Carlos know if you want to attend!

Financial Peace University (FPU): Financial Peace University class will start Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30pm.  Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money.  We will be meeting in the church building.  Additional information is on the Facebook group, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Over 2017, I have thanked children ministry point people (Dave Bann, Meredith Leal, Shawna Quezada, and Jim Riordan) but really, y’all – these people are my saving grace and sanity on Sundays. I want to shout and confirm these people are sacrificial, grace givers as they support our over 70 CM volunteers, calmly handle crisis, and laugh through chaos. They fix technical problems, resolve classroom ratio, find cleaning solutions, and hand out Cheerios.

However, more than keeping me from over 1,000 steps downstairs and donuts being a solid option for crowd control – these individuals dive into their role out of love and passion for our kiddos. They know if they care and support our volunteers, our kiddos have the best. The role of point person was created to empower volunteers which then impacts our kids. And Dave, Meredith, Shawna, and Jim nail that role – THANK YOU!

This Sunday – December 17th, 2017

“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:10-12

Join us as we continue in this season of Advent as a church family. This Sunday we will take time to consider the great joy that we experience through Jesus’ birth.

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

In addition, we have the special privilege of listening to our Redeemer choir perform!

Order of service:

Call to worship
– Come All Ye Faithful
choir – Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming
choir – O Holy Night
– Angels We Have Heard on High
– Joy To The World

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – My One Comfort
Message – James 3:13-18
– God Of All Our Good
– Stronger

Benediction