Redeemer Weekly – 3/26/2017

Redeemer Weekly: March 26, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: John Hauser

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.

NEXT SUNDAY, we invite newcomers to Redeemer to lunch immediately following the service. These monthly lunches are to allow newcomers to meet Redeemer members and elders. For details or to RSVP please email Jen Whetsell at jen@redeemerarlington.com

REDEEMER  CHURCH EVENTS:

Spring Retreat Registration is OPEN! All are invited!  Retreat details and registration are here! Late registration begins NEXT Wednesday, April 5 – which means there are only 10 more days to register before a price increase! If you have financial restrictions, please email retreat@redeemerarlington.com for scholarship details.  

Good Friday Service, April 14: Our annual Good Friday service will be on April 14 at 7 pm. We gather to consider Jesus’ death and the significance of his sacrifice for us in anticipation of Easter on Sunday, April 16.  

Baptism Sunday, May 7: Following our return from the retreat, we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, May 7th! 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 Tyler Robinson know.

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:

— Music Team Quarterly Training Night – For all current and prospective musicians and vocalists, we will be having our quarterly training night this Thursday night, 7:30-9:00pm at the church building. These are important opportunities for us to be taught, encouraged, and challenged in the roles we play as a music team. Please make it a priority to attend!

— Women’s Art Exhibit, THIS SATURDAY: The Redeemer Women’s Committee invites you to a night of art and reflection on Saturday, April 1st. Join us for desserts, coffee, fellowship, and a special art gallery at 7:00pm featuring works by female members of our church. Our hope is to look back on our corporate study of Genesis and the idea of “Beginnings” in our faith through art and conversation. The gallery will feature pieces that interpret the idea of “Beginnings.” Through a casual program we will engage, individually and collectively, with the idea of our beginnings and God’s role in them.

A suggested $5 donation at the door is requested. All works will be available for purchase. April 1st- Riddick Hall- Redeemer Church of Arlington @ AUMC, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia

— Walk|Run|Ride, April 22nd: Redeemer has been partnering with our local pregnancy center, Assist Pregnancy Center, for several years. Assist operates solely on donations from the community, and the annual Walk|Run|Ride is one of its two biggest fundraisers. You and your family/roommates/CG can form a team, or you can do it alone – by running or walking the 5K course along the W&OD trail, or biking the 12-mile course along the same trail. Sign up, and then ask friends and family to support you financially as you support Assist! Mike and I, and our kids, will be there, so let us know if you sign up! In order to track participants, please sign up at the link below, and choose “Laura Icardi” as your liaison, and “Redeemer” as your church. You can email me with any questions: laura_icardi@yahoo.com Link to sign up: Walk/Run/Ride for LIFE 2017 | Event Page

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black (nominated by Jordan Kauflin): Routine serving is one of the biggest blessings and services individuals can give Redeemer (I see you CM volunteers).

John Hauser has routinely and regularly (multiple times a month!) given time and service to Redeemer by playing the drums for us on Sunday morning! This is not just a 10:30 am commitment, but John participates in practices and comes early on Sunday morning for rehearsal. He jumped into serving and has adapted quickly to different teams and fellow musicians. Thank you, John for how you give time and talent to our worship!  

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – March 26th, 2017

“For thus says the One who is high and lifted up,
who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
‘I dwell in the high and holy place,
and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly,
and to revive the heart of the contrite.'”
Isaiah 57:15

What good news is contained in this passage of Scripture! God, who is infinitely glorious and powerful and majestic, also makes his home with us. He comes alongside us to strengthen and comfort. The source of every answer is available like a faithful friend.

Our heart disposition needs to be one of humility. God is not required to extend this mercy to us. He is not in debt to us. His offer of his presence is unavoidably all of grace.

So let us come this Sunday aware that the God of the universe is with us to revive our hearts. Let us come with thanksgiving and wonder. Let us come with a contrite and lowly spirit.

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

Order of service:

Call to worship – Isaiah 57:15
– All Creatures of our God and King
– The Lion and the Lamb
– My Redeemer’s Love
– Lord, I Need You

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Your Words of Life
Message – Galatians 5:15-26
Response/Communion
– O God Of All Our Good
– Blessed Assurance

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 3/19/2017

Redeemer Weekly: March 19, 2017 — – SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Veronica Rogers, Retreat Mastermind

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.

AFTER service, Cory Dimas and the Muejeres de Virtud will be selling boxed lunches of Pollo Horneado (Salvadorean Chicken, rice, salsa, and tortillas) for a suggested donation of $10 (cash, Venmo, and PayPal accepted), immediately following the service.  This is a final fundraiser for the women to charter a bus to take them to their annual retreat at Lake Champion on March 25-26. See Jen Whetsell’s post in the Facebook Family Group about this ministry!

Assist Pregnancy Center Baby Bottle Boomerang – Return Bottles TODAY: If you took a baby bottle to fill with change for Assist, please bring it with you to church today to return to Mike or Laura Icardi (if you have returned it before now and returned it to Jackie, please email Laura at laura_icardi@yahoo.com so she can cross you off the list). You are also welcome to drop it off at the welcome table if you can’t find the Icardis. The clipboard sign-out sheets will be there; please cross your name out to indicate that you returned your bottle. If you won’t be at church please email Laura to arrange a pickup during the week.

Thank you for participating in this fundraiser for Assist Pregnancy Center! Laura will update you all once we know the total funds raised through this campaign so you can see the impact you’ve had!

Update on Giving: As the leadership of Redeemer has talked of giving, one piece that has been stressed is the importance of regular, recurring giving. This allows the church to budget more effectively and plan for the future. Thanks to God’s blessing through your faithfulness, Redeemer has almost 80 singles/families that are signed up to give regularly for $34,600 each month. When we switched sites for giving in the fall, we had about 40 people and $22,000 committed each month. We have almost doubled the number of faithful givers, and grown the total by over 50%! This is an amazing answer to prayer and wonderful picture of God’s provision. We would love to have $45,000 committed each month to continue to grow in our pursuit of where God has called Redeemer. We encourage the members of Redeemer to prayerfully and thoughtfully consider how God would have them steward their resources cheerfully and sacrificially! For those interested in giving, you can click here.

REDEEMER  CHURCH EVENTS:

Spring Retreat Registration is OPEN! All are invited!  Retreat details and registration are here! Late registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 – which includes a price increase! – which is in 16 days! If you have financial restrictions, please email retreat@redeemerarlington.com for scholarship details.  

Good Friday Service, April 14: Our annual Good Friday service will be on April 14 at 7 pm. We gather to consider Jesus’ death and the significance of his sacrifice for us in anticipation of Easter on Sunday, April 16.  

Baptism Sunday, May 7: Following our return from the retreat, we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, May 7th! 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 Tyler Robinson know.

What Moses Lee is writing. Redeemer member, Moses Lee’s book review of Christianity, Social Justice, and the Japanese American Incarceration during World War II was published on Reformed African American Network (hattip, Scott Moshier) which you can read here.

MEMBER NEWS:

Moses Lee had a busy month of writing, including sending this note:

“Dear Redeemer Family,

Once again we find ourselves speechless by YOUR generosity! As Redeemer’s campus ministry, we have already been floored by your affirmation, service, and prayers. More specifically, we want to thank you for your recent mind-blowing gift from the “Strategic Opportunity Fund.” Thank you for making Kingdom work possible at American University!

Last month, we hosted a “Faith x Work” discussion panel. Three members of Redeemer (Andre Aganbi, Kevin Dowker, and Meghan Spigle) participated as panelists to discuss how to be faithful missionaries in the workplace. The feedback was so good we decided to have one every month.”

UPCOMING EVENTS:

— Flute Recital & Adoption Fundraiser, March 25: Redeemer members, Steve and Becky Mason are holding a fundraising event for their adoption and you are invited! Sat, 3/25, at 3:30pm at Convergence in Alexandria (1801 N. Quaker Ln, just off 395). The talents of Redeemer’s own Dan Shen (piano), Kelli Pierson (voice), Haylee Green (dance), and Elisabeth Henderson Haas (flute) will join Becky Mason on flute in a recital with music inspired by the Mason family’s journey to adopt from South Africa.  A reception featuring South African wines and refreshments will follow.

There is an optional “suggested donation” of $12 to go toward their adoption fees; however, all are welcome to enjoy the musical program with no obligation to contribute.

— Women’s Art Exhibit, April 1: The Redeemer Women’s Committee invites you to a night of art and reflection on Saturday, April 1st. Join us for desserts, coffee, fellowship, and a special art gallery at 7:00pm featuring works by female members of our church. Our hope is to look back on our corporate study of Genesis and the idea of “Beginnings” in our faith through art and conversation. The gallery will feature pieces that interpret the idea of “Beginnings.” Through a casual program we will engage, individually and collectively, with the idea of our beginnings and God’s role in them.

A suggested $5 donation at the door is requested. All works will be available for purchase. April 1st- Riddick Hall- Redeemer Church of Arlington @ AUMC, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia

— Walk|Run|Ride, April 22nd: Redeemer has been partnering with our local pregnancy center, Assist Pregnancy Center, for several years. Assist operates solely on donations from the community, and the annual Walk|Run|Ride is one of its two biggest fundraisers. You and your family/roommates/CG can form a team, or you can do it alone – by running or walking the 5K course along the W&OD trail, or biking the 12-mile course along the same trail. Sign up, and then ask friends and family to support you financially as you support Assist! Mike and I, and our kids, will be there, so let us know if you sign up! In order to track participants, please sign up at the link below, and choose “Laura Icardi” as your liaison, and “Redeemer” as your church. You can email me with any questions: laura_icardi@yahoo.com Link to sign up: Walk/Run/Ride for LIFE 2017 | Event Page

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: We are so excited for the spring retreat in SIX weeks! I wanted to do a preliminary shout out for Veronica Rogers who has stepped in to support me before and during the retreat with coordination. This is a MARVELOUS blessing as I anticipate speaking at the retreat. Veronica’s work has already released me to prepare and later participate in the retreat. Words fail for appreciation but know that behind the scenes we have a brilliant, gracious coordinator is keeping me sane (no small task before and during the retreat!). THANK YOU, Veronica!

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – March 19th, 2017

“Praise the Lord!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.
The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.”
Psalm 147:1-3

Your perspective might be different from the Psalmist’s. But this is why it is so important to remind ourselves of why we gather together.

We come responding to God’s gracious invitation to be with him. He invites us to not only be reminded of who he is, but to actually experience who he is. His nearness. His love and mercy. His power and glory. His presence.

So come ready to sing, hear from his word, and see the goodness of our God that we might be changed.

I will lead our times of singing and Eric will continue our study in the book of Galatians, preaching from Galatians 5:13-15

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

Order of service:
Call to worship – Psalm 147:1-3
– Sing and Shout
Public Confession
– There is a Fountain
– No Longer Slaves
– Center My Life

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – O Great God
Message – Gal. 5:13-15
Response/Communion
– Here is Love
– Your Love is Strong

Benediction

SPRING RETREAT REGISTRATION OPEN

Registration is OPEN!

You can register here!

Cost is a flat $160 for a single and $320 for a couple. This includes meals Saturday through Sunday lunch. An additional $10 Friday dinner option is available. Children are free.

To prevent the cost from prohibiting anyone from attending, please email retreat@redeemerarlington.com about scholarship opportunities.

When: April 28-30, 2017

Where: Capon Springs, WV

Who: Redeemer! This is not a member specific event but rather a time for the Redeemer community to be together.

Schedule: Our time together will begin Friday night, at 7:30 pm for a prayer and worship time. Our Saturday session will be at 10 am following 8:30 breakfast. We will enjoy free time together after lunch (12 pm) from 1 pm – 6 pm before dinner and gathering together again at 7:30 pm. Sunday morning before leaving we will have a final session and (MEMBERS!) our April Member Meeting. Capon Springs will send us off after lunch.

Childcare: GPTV Explorer will be on site! Childcare for 1 – 10 year olds will be provided. For youth interested in helping (which includes compensation) please email: retreat@redeemerarlington.com

Redeemer Weekly -3/12/2017

Redeemer Weekly: March 12, 2017 — Worship/Prayer THIS Thurs. — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Mace Shadid

Good morning! Happy Daylight Savings – Cheers to longer days! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

THIS THURSDAY, is our March Prayer/Worship night. Starting at 7:30 pm, these are times to stop and be prayerful before the Lord and great opportunities to worship and pray together.

Assist Pregnancy Center Baby Bottle Boomerang – Return Bottles TODAY: If you took a baby bottle to fill with change for Assist, please bring it with you to church today to return to Mike or Laura Icardi (if you have returned it before now and returned it to Jackie, please email Laura at laura_icardi@yahoo.com so she can cross you off the list). You are also welcome to drop it off at the welcome table if you can’t find the Icardis. The clipboard sign-out sheets will be there; please cross your name out to indicate that you returned your bottle.

If you won’t be at church tomorrow, we can collect your bottle the following Sunday, or email Laura to arrange a pickup during the week.

Thank you for participating in this fundraiser for Assist Pregnancy Center! Laura will update you all once we know the total funds raised through this campaign so you can see the impact you’ve had!

Spring Retreat Registration is OPEN!t In 7 weeks, we will be gathered at our annual retreat (April 28-30). In 14 days is our scholarship application deadline (March 22)! All are invited and we do not want to limit those attending due to finances. Please email retreat@redeemerarlington.com for details. Retreat details and registration are here!

Baptism Sunday, May 7: Following our return from the retreat, we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, May 7th! 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 Tyler Robinson know.

What Jordan is writing.  Jordan was able to appear as a guest writer on Doxology and Theology, writing about songwriting and the mixed motives in comes with – his article is here.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

— NEXT SUNDAY, March 19,  Cory Dimas and the Muejeres de Virtud will be selling boxed lunches of Pollo Horneado (Salvadorean Chicken, rice, salsa, and tortillas) for a suggested donation of $10 (cash, Venmo, and PayPal accepted), immediately following the service.  This is a final fundraiser for the women to charter a bus to take them to their annual retreat at Lake Champion on March 25-26.

Cory started the Muejeres de Virtud to be a fellowship group to create support and community for Hispanic women in Arlington. At this retreat, the women will rest from their families and daily work as they hear about and worship God together and learn about how God has created them in His own image. Please take this opportunity to eat a delicious lunch with brothers and sisters at church and support these ladies!  Please contact Jennifer Whetsell (jen@redeemerarlington.com) or Erica Evans (ericaunderdahl@gmail.com) for questions or comments.

— Flute Recital & Adoption Fundraiser, March 25: Redeemer members, Steve and Becky Mason are holding a fundraising event for their adoption and you are invited! Sat, 3/25, at 3:30pm at Convergence in Alexandria (1801 N. Quaker Ln, just off 395). The talents of Redeemer’s own Dan Shen (piano), Kelli Pierson (voice), Haylee Green (dance), and Elisabeth Henderson Haas (flute) will join Becky Mason on flute in a recital with music inspired by the Mason family’s journey to adopt from South Africa.  A reception featuring South African wines and refreshments will follow.

There is an optional “suggested donation” of $12 to go toward their adoption fees; however, all are welcome to enjoy the musical program with no obligation to contribute.

— Women’s Art Exhibit, April 1: The Redeemer Women’s Committee invites you to a night of art and reflection on Saturday, April 1st. Join us for desserts, coffee, fellowship, and a special art gallery at 7:00pm featuring works by female members of our church. Our hope is to look back on our corporate study of Genesis and the idea of “Beginnings” in our faith through art and conversation. The gallery will feature pieces that interpret the idea of “Beginnings.” Through a casual program we will engage, individually and collectively, with the idea of our beginnings and God’s role in them.

A suggested $5 donation at the door is requested. All works will be available for purchase. April 1st- Riddick Hall- Redeemer Church of Arlington @ AUMC, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia

— Walk|Run|Ride, April 22nd: Redeemer has been partnering with our local pregnancy center, Assist Pregnancy Center, for several years. Assist operates solely on donations from the community, and the annual Walk|Run|Ride is one of its two biggest fundraisers. You and your family/roommates/CG can form a team, or you can do it alone – by running or walking the 5K course along the W&OD trail, or biking the 12-mile course along the same trail. Sign up, and then ask friends and family to support you financially as you support Assist! Mike and I, and our kids, will be there, so let us know if you sign up! In order to track participants, please sign up at the link below, and choose “Laura Icardi” as your liaison, and “Redeemer” as your church. You can email me with any questions: laura_icardi@yahoo.com Link to sign up: Walk/Run/Ride for LIFE 2017 | Event Page

Four-part SATB choir! Have you been longing to help the church experience the majesty of the Lord through inspiring 4-part choral music? Excellent! Because Redeemer members, Rucker Wannamaker, Kellie Dragity, and Aaron Sandford are starting up a SATB choir and want you to audition for it. Please fill out the form below to let them know if you are interested!  http://bit.ly/redeemerchoirform

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: One of my favorite shout outs is about the unseen serving that people do for Redeemer. Last Saturday, Mace Shadid, served and sacrificed her Saturday morning to organize files and paperwork for Redeemer staff (me). This was a HUGE blessing and released me to enjoy a day off! Mace asked, pursued, and accomplished a volunteer task because of her heart to serve and her mind for organization. For several hours she was at the church office, reviewing paperwork and ensuring that things were accurately organized. Thank you, Mace for pursuing serving, sacrificing a weekend day, and helping staff!

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – March 12th, 2017

“If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.”
Romans 8:31-34

What good news we have to celebrate! All who are guilty, lost, condemned, weak, arrogant, and rebellious can come to be reminded that Jesus has rescued them and is now praying to the Father on their behalf.

As we gather this Sunday, let us ask God that he would speak to us in powerful ways, reminding us of his love, compelling us with his grace, and transforming us as we behold him.

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

Order of Service:

Call to Worship
– Arise My Soul, Arise
– Grace Alone
– Center My Life (NEW SONG)
– Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
Message – Galatians 4:12-5:12
Response/Communion
– In Christ Alone
– Your Name Alone Can Save

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 3/5/2017

Redeemer Weekly: March 5, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Becky Mason

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, we will host our newcomer lunch for all newcomers to Redeemer! These monthly lunches, immediately after the service, are a chance to meet members, elders, and make connections to the mission of Redeemer. Get details at the Connection Table.

Spring Retreat Registration is OPEN! In 53 days we will gather for our annual retreat (April 28-30). All are invited to come as it is not a member specific event. This is a time for the Redeemer community to get out of the city together and grow in our relationships with each other and the Lord. Details and registration are here!

Baptism Sunday, May 7: Following our return from the retreat, we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, May 7th! 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 Tyler Robinson know.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

— Men’s March Brunch: Please mark down this Saturday, March 11, 8.30am – 10.30am to get together at Mike Henry’s home (5710 9th Rd N, Arlington) for the next men’s breakfast. We’ll start off with food & fellowship, then move on to a time of discussion & prayer, seeking encouragement & greater understanding about the Lord & His Spirit. Volunteers are welcome to help w/ cooking and clean-up! Reply/RSVP directly to Mike Henry at we34him03@gmail.com.

— Walk|Run|Ride, April 22nd: Redeemer has been partnering with our local pregnancy center, Assist Pregnancy Center, for several years. Assist operates solely on donations from the community, and the annual Walk|Run|Ride is one of its two biggest fundraisers. You and your family/roommates/CG can form a team, or you can do it alone – by running or walking the 5K course along the W&OD trail, or biking the 12-mile course along the same trail. Sign up, and then ask friends and family to support you financially as you support Assist! Mike and I, and our kids, will be there, so let us know if you sign up! In order to track participants, please sign up at the link below, and choose “Laura Icardi” as your liaison, and “Redeemer” as your church. You can email me with any questions: laura_icardi@yahoo.com Link to sign up: Walk/Run/Ride for LIFE 2017 | Event Page

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Musical talent and grace and patience in Children’s Ministry; those two servings are essential for Redeemer and Becky Mason serves in both those areas!

Becky provides her acclaimed musical talent of flute playing on Sunday mornings. Becky also brings joy and motherlevel skills to serving in our one year old room; serving the same week when her husband Steve teaches our older kiddos! During the week, Becky and Steve develop and support Redeemer community by leading a community group, where Becky uses her gifts of organization and hospitality. Thank you, Becky for how you serve on Sunday and during the week!

Ppst If you want to hear more of Becky’s talent, you are invited to her Flute Recital and Adoption Fundraiser on March 25 Details in Redeemer Arlington Family posts!  

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – March 5th, 2017

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God.
Psalm 146:5

Each week we gather together to declare that God alone is our help. This is an incredible mercy. Because each day we are tempted to believe and act upon the belief that somehow our help is found in ourselves, other people, or things.

But the good news is that even as we struggle to believe this truth, God’s Spirit is helping us. Every Sunday God’s Spirit is working to strengthen our faith and confirm his Word.

So come ready to receive and ask God that he would enlighten the eyes of our hearts so that we may truly experience the freedom of being God’s children.

Eric will continue our series looking at how we are to respond to current events, and I will lead our times of singing.

Order of service:
– Crown Him
Call To Worship – Psalm 146:3-10
– You Alone Can Rescue
– O Come to the Altar
– It Is Finished

Public Prayer
Welcome/Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – I Need Thee Every Hour
Message
Response/Communion
– Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
– O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly 2/26/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Feb. 26, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Ian McBee

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.

NEXT Sunday, we will host our newcomer lunch for all newcomers to Redeemer! These monthly lunches, immediately after the service, are a chance to meet members, elders, and make connections to the mission of Redeemer. Get details at the Connection Table or RSVP to Jen (jen@redeemerarlington.com)

REMINDERS:

THE CITY is closing on Tuesday:  The City was a social platform that we launched when the church was new. Redeemer will now solely use our Facebook Redeemer group, Facebook Redeemer page, church wide emails such as this, and the Redeemer Weekly as means of communication.

Spring Retreat Registration is OPEN! This annual retreat (April 28-30) is open to all, and is a time for the Redeemer community to get out of the city together. Details and registration are here!

–Spring Financial Peace University (FPU): Financial Peace University class will start Thursday, March 23rd at 7pm.  Redeemer members, Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches a way to wisely steward your money.   We are looking for a home to be opened up for this group.  You can participate in the group or practically serve this need.  Additional information is on the Facebook group, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Men’s Basketball on Monday nights! Jordan Kauflin and Braden Pierson have rented out Trinity Presbyterian Church’s gym (5533 16th St. N, Arlington) on Monday nights, 7:30 to 9:30 pm beginning on March 6 through May 22. It will be an open gym, and the cost is $60 for the three months. If you are interested, please email Braden (bradenpierson10@gmail.com).

— Men’s March Brunch: Please mark down Saturday, March 11, 8.30am – 10.30am to get together at Mike Henry’s home (5710 9th Rd N, Arlington) for the next men’s breakfast. We’ll start off with food & fellowship, then move on to a time of discussion & prayer, seeking encouragement & greater understanding about the Lord & His Spirit. Volunteers are welcome to help w/ cooking and clean-up! Reply/RSVP directly to Mike Henry at we34him03@gmail.com.

— Walk|Run|Ride, April 22nd: Redeemer has been partnering with our local pregnancy center, Assist Pregnancy Center, for several years. Assist operates solely on donations from the community, and the annual Walk|Run|Ride is one of its two biggest fundraisers. You and your family/roommates/CG can form a team, or you can do it alone – by running or walking the 5K course along the W&OD trail, or biking the 12-mile course along the same trail. Sign up, and then ask friends and family to support you financially as you support Assist! Mike and I, and our kids, will be there, so let us know if you sign up! In order to track participants, please sign up at the link below, and choose “Laura Icardi” as your liaison, and “Redeemer” as your church. You can email me with any questions: laura_icardi@yahoo.com Link to sign up: Walk/Run/Ride for LIFE 2017 | Event Page

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: It is always exciting to see God given personality and abilities on display of serving. Ian McBee shows those gifts off through his musical talent and organization in teaching. Ian is a faithful ESL volunteer who teaches and has jumped into teaching. His desire for the success of students is demonstrated in his organization of material and curriculum.

Ian does not only serve in organization but also through his musical giftings. Ian supports the worship team with his guitar playing, including playing last Thursday night for the Worship and Prayer night. Thank you, Ian for how you use your gifts to serve at Redeemer!  

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com