This Sunday – March 1st, 2015

This Sunday, we have the privilege of gathering together as a church family to sing, study God’s word, and take communion.

We are invited by God to come and hear from him, that we might respond in worship.

Eric will continue our series in the Sermon on the Mount, preaching from Matthew 5:33-37, and I’ll be leading our times of singing.

Immediately following our service we will also have our first official church lunch in the new building! It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and fellowship with one another.

Hope to see you there!

Order of service:

- Crown Him With Many Crowns
Call to Worship
- All Because of Jesus
– Psalm 62 (My Soul Finds Rest in God Alone)

Old Testament Reading – Isaiah 43:1-3
Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
Message – Matthew 5:33-37
Response/Communion
- Come To Me
– O God of All Our Good
– My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

Benediction
Church Lunch!

Redeemer Weekly – 2/22/2015

Service will be held today at 10:30 am. 

Shaun and Melissa will hold a second interest meeting TODAY on a D.C. church plant, for those who could not make the first meeting. The Crosses will discuss the who, what, where, when and why of the plant.

REDEEMER’S SPRING RETREAT NEWS: Early Bird Registration is open until March 10, at $135 per person. After March 10, the standard registration price is $165. Children below 18 attend free. Details are on The City and redeemerarlington.com/retreat.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–NEXT SUNDAY is our first Sunday Lunch in the new building. This is a sweet time of food and fellowship as a church community. To help plan for food and to sign up to assist with clean-up, please complete the short RSVP form. (Thanks to Tyler Robinson and Courtney Drake for their work on this lunch.)

– REDEMPTION GROUP begins March 8. Jordan invites men: “Are you a man who is currently battling with lust? T.J. Johnson and I are going to lead a 10-week study on Sunday mornings from 8:45 to 10 a.m., related to battling lust and the lies that we believe. We’ve gone through this book a few times since Redeemer has started and many guys have found it very helpful as they think about this issue. We will meet every week beginning Sun., March 8th. We’ll be going through a book called Crossroads, and you can buy it here. If you’re interested in participating, just shoot me an email (jordan@redeemerarlington.com). Glad to be growing and fighting with you men.”

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Dynamic duo, Richard and Evelyn serve on the sound team to ensure quality mixing and clear audio on Sundays. Richard and Evelyn come early and leave late to ensure completion of serving. Their skills in serving keep the worship team in tune and their banter keeps the team in check.Their obvious teamwork shows in their banter with and joy towards each other. Thank you, Richard and Evelyn!

–See a servant? Say something! If you want a shoutout to someone who is serving, please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

 

This Sunday – February 22nd, 2015

“Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge, I say to the LORD, ‘You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.'” Psalm 16:1-2

This Sunday we gather as a church community to say together, “You are our Lord; we have no good apart from you.”

For some, this might be a cry of desperation. For others, it is a declaration of trust. For still others, a weary prayer. Regardless of where you are, God invites us to come and experience his goodness. We will do this by singing songs filled with truth about him, praying together, hearing his Word read and preached, and remembering his sacrifice as we take communion. We do all of this with expectation that God will meet us as we gather.

Come ready to receive.

Order of service:

- 10,000 Reasons
Call to Worship
- Yesterday, Today, and Forever
– Swallowed Up Death

Old Testament Reading – Psalm 16
Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of consecration – Your Words Of Life
Message – Matthew 5:27-32
Response/Communion
- White as Snow
– Before the Throne of God Above
– We Bring Our Sins To Jesus

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 2/15/2015

HAPPENING FRIDAY NIGHT: Women’s Fellowship Salad Social, 7:30, upstairs in the Fellowship Hall. We’ll share a meal, fellowship, and hear about how Redeemer women can further the mission of church — “to make disciples of Jesus who integrate life with the gospel.” This is an opportunity to relax, let your hair down, have fun on a Friday night and build friendships with other women at Redeemer. This is an open event: Please feel free to bring friends, coworkers and neighbors. Details are on The City.

RSVP to women@redeemerarlington.com. We ask that you bring a food item, by last name (please bring serving utensils for your item):

A-I: Topping

J-P: Bread

Q-Z: Dessert

–PLEASE SAVE THE DATE for a daytime workshop on Sat., March 7. Details soon.

SHAUN and MELISSA will hold a second interest meeting on a D.C. church plant next Sunday, Feb. 22. The first one had 32 people show up. The second meeting is for those who coulnd’t make it — the who, what, where, when and why of the plant http://alturl.com/wakwa

LAURA writes: Assist Pregnancy Center is hosting its annual Walk/Run/Ride for Life on Sat., April 18 at 8 a.m. A sign-up link will be out next week. For more information, email laura_icardi@yahoo.com.

REDEEMER’S SPRING RETREAT NEWS: Early Bird Registration is open: $135 per person through March 10. After that, the standard registration price is $165. Children below 18 attend free. Details are on  redeemerarlington.com/retreat

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–NEWCOMERS’ LUNCH: Beginning this month, the last Sunday of the month will be dedicated to welcoming newcomers and guests, over lunch at someone’s home. Eric and other members of the Redeemer community will answer questions about our church and invite newcomers to join community groups. The first one will be next Sunday, Feb. 22, at 12:30 p.m. at the Smith household. RSVP to Jennifer at jenkhong@gmail.com.

–REDEMPTION GROUP begins March 8. Jordan invites men: “Are you a man who is currently battling with lust? T.J. Johnson and I are going to be leading a 10-week study on Sunday mornings from 8:45 to 10:00 a.m., related to battling lust and the lies that we believe. We’ve gone through this book a few times since Redeemer has started and many guys have found it very helpful as they think about this issue. We will meet every week beginning Sun., March 8th. We’ll be going through a book called Crossroads, and you can buy it here. If you’re interested in participating, just shoot me an email (jordan@redeemerarlington.com). Glad to be growing and fighting with you men.”

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Gracie is one of those servants who sees a need and responds. Gracie arrives early on Sunday mornings to serve with PowerPoint or in Children’s Ministry as a hall monitor. Her dry sense of humor will catch you off guard at the perfect moment for a laugh. Thank you, Gracie for how you serve Redeemer with style and humor.

–See a servant? Say something! If you want a shoutout to someone who is serving, please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – February 15th, 2015

This Sunday we have the opportunity to respond to God’s call to us. He invites us to come and hear from him so we might respond in worship. His Spirit will be present to bless, encourage, challenge, and strengthen. Are you ready to receive?

I encourage you to prepare for our gathering together. Use your commute to pray that God would move powerfully. Here’s a couple ways you can pray:
– Pray that God would work powerfully in our service.
– Pray that God would use you to encourage others
– Pray that God would use those serving in Children’s ministry show our kids the beauty and greatness of the Gospel story
– Pray that God would speak through Eric as he preaches, and that our hearts would receive the word
– Pray that God would give us unity during our members meeting

Two notes for this Sunday.

First, due to our members meeting, our normal service will be abbreviated. Members please make it a priority to attend. These are important meetings in the life of our church.

Second, for parents, the next two weeks Eric is going to answer the question, “How are women to be treated in the kingdom of God?” As Eric answers this question we are going to hit the topics of lust and adultery (Matthew 5:27-32). There won’t be any graphic content, but we want parents to be aware that it is a passage addressing sexual sins. We want to be sensitive to the conversations you have had or not yet had with your children. If you do not want your child to participate in the message, they are welcome to join the big kids class.

Can’t wait to be with you all!

Order of service:

- We Sing
Call to Worship
- Man of Sorrows
– Good, Good Father

Public Prayer
Old Testament Reading: Genesis 1:26-28
Song of consecration – Show Us Christ
Message – Matthew 5:27-32
Communion
- Be Thou My Vision
– Man of Sorrows

Members Meeting

Redeemer Weekly – February 8, 2015

READING RECOMMENDATION from Josh Deckard: “Note to Self: The Discipline of Preaching to Yourself,” by Joe Thorn http://amzn.to/1vydq9G

THE FIRST MEMBER MEETING of 2015 will be next Sunday, Feb. 15, following a shortened service, at 11:30 a.m. The primary agenda item will be an update from elders on hiring our third pastor. We see this as an important meeting to communicate the vision for Redeemer’s pastoral staff.

NEWCOMERS’ LUNCH: Beginning this month, the last Sunday of the month will be dedicated to welcoming newcomers and guests, over lunch at someone’s home. Eric and other members of the Redeemer community will answer any questions that they may have about our church and invite them to join us at various community groups. The first one will be Feb. 22 at 12:30 p.m. at the Smith household, 812 S. Glebe Road, Arlington.

–Who: Newcomers and guests

–What: Share a meal with Eric and other members of the Redeemer community

–Why: To welcome them to Redeemer!

–Where do you come in? Invite guests to join us!

–Please RSVP to Jennifer Hong at jenkhong@gmail.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–REDEEMER’S SPRING RETREAT is April 24-26. Early Bird Registration begins Tuesday. Watch for the posting on the City.

–WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP NIGHT: On Friday, Feb. 20. at 7:30, women of Redeemer will come together to laughter and food. Mark your calendar for this relaxed event at AUMC. Further details are posted on The City. We hope to see you there!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: If you enjoy hearing the beat in Sunday’s worship, you are hearing David Young play the drums as the church’s primary drummer. His wife, Katie, and son, Brooks, release him to serve us in worship several Sundays a month. He faithfully practices during the week and early Sunday mornings with several worship teams.

–Worship leader Jordan Kauflin says: “David has been a faithful participant in our music ministry since shortly after they started attending. I really appreciate his humility, willingness, and commitment to excellence. He also is able to play drums and eat donut holes at the same time, which is pretty impressive!” Thank you, David for how you faithfully serve Redeemer!

–Redeemer is filled with servants! If you want identify a shoutout to someone who is serving, please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

 

This Sunday – February 8th, 2015

“Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul! I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.” Psalm 146:1-2

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

Come ready to be encouraged in your faith as we gather to see God for who he is and respond in worship.

Duke is going to teach us a new song, “Swallowed up Death” that celebrates God’s victory over sin and death. I encourage you to listen to it before Sunday.

Eric will be continuing our series on the Sermon on the Mount. This Sunday he will teach us about conflict and how living in Jesus’ kingdom transforms our relationships.

I hope to see you there!

Order of service:
- Rejoice
Call to worship
- Shine Into Our Night
– Swallowed Up Death

Old Testament Reading – Lamentations 3:21-24
Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – I Need Thee Every Hour
Message
Response/Communion
- It Is Well With My Soul
– Arise, My Soul, Arise

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – February 1, 2015

Good morning and welcome to February! We’d love to see you at 10 this morning for coffee, fellowship and donut holes at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The gathering starts at 10:30.

NOW THAT WE MEET in the morning, this is the first Super Sunday when people can enjoy the service, without getting antsy as the clock ticks toward kickoff.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP NIGHT — on Feb. 20 at 7:30 — will be a salad social, to allow women of Redeemer to meet and fellowship while sharing laughter and food. Mark your calendar for this relaxed event at AUMC. Further details are posted on The City. We hope to see you there!
–REDEEMER’S SPRING RETREAT is April 24-26 and Early Bird Registration is Feb. 10. We are excited to return to Capon Springs, W.Va., for a weekend of worship, teaching, and fellowship.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: This week’s Servant Shoutout is to Emily and her faithful truck, Jefferson. Due to Emily sacrificing her Saturday and Sunday afternoons last week, we were able to rejoice and celebrate baptisms. Emily helped transport, assemble, and disassemble the baptism unit. When not using Jefferson to the serve Redeemer, Emily serves on the PowerPoint team on Sunday mornings. Thank you, Emily for serving in many ways!

Redeemer is filled with servants! If you want identify a shoutout to someone who is serving, please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – February 1st, 2015

“Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above earth and heaven. He has raised up a horn for his people, praise for all his saints, for the people of Israel who are near to him. Praise the LORD!” Psalm 148:13-14

This Sunday we gather to enter into a dialogue with the King of heaven. He will speak to us through his Word by the power of his Spirit, and we will respond in worship. Let’s come expectant that God will change us as we encounter him!

This Sunday we have the unique joy of welcoming 16 members into our church community, and Shaun will be teaching us on what it means to be kingdom people in our city.

I look forward to gathering together!

Order of service:

- Holy, Holy, Holy
Call to worship
- Song of Moses
– Immeasurably More

Old Testament reading: Psalm 148
Welcome new members
Greeting/Offering
Song of consecration – Speak O Lord
Message – Luke 19
Response/Communion
- How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
– I Surrender All
– Let Your Kingdom Come

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 1/25/2015

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP NIGHT on Feb. 20 at 7:30 is another opportunity for women to fellowship and share laughter and food. Mark your calendar for this relaxed event at AUMC. Further details are posted on The City. We hope to see you there!

–REDEEMER’S SPRING RETREAT is April 24-26. Early Bird Registration is around the corner, starting Feb. 10. We are excited to return to Capon Springs, W.Va., for a weekend of worship, teaching, and fellowship.

–HILLSONG CONFERENCE is Oct. 22-24 in New Jersey. Megan invites those interested in attending to let her know and see about a group discount.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: This week’s Servant Shoutout is a DOUBLE shoutout to Laura and Nathan. Laura and Nate serve on two teams — Children Ministry, and counting the tithe. Previously, Nathan served on the set-up and take-down crew. Laura and Nathan serve by providing accountability for tithe counting. They are committed C.M. teachers, and did so without even having kiddos in classes. We rejoice with them, as that will change this summer, with the arrival of their first. Thank you, Laura and Nathan for how you serve Redeemer in multiple ways.

–Redeemer is filled with servants! If you want identify a shoutout to someone who is serving, please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.