Redeemer Weekly – 7/26/2015

Redeemer Weekly — TODAY at 9 a.m.: Faith & Work Learning Group begins — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Deborah 

Good morning! We’d love to see you at 10 for coffee, fellowship and Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

ESL INFO MEETING: Immediately following the service today, the Mercy Team will have a volunteer interest luncheon for our fall ESL program. Additional information: http://goo.gl/forms/q7MiVX70pb.

NEW FAITH & WORK LEARNING GROUP BEGINS: Why do we work? What does it look like to follow Jesus in the workplace? Starting today at 9 a.m. at the church, we’d love for you to join our new learning group, where we will go through Tim Keller’s “Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work.” To learn more, visit: http://bit.ly/1O4zJro. All are welcome!

 

NEED — CHILDREN’S MINISTRY VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT: Sure, Jackie is a “little” excited about launching The Gospel Project for Kids in September – but you do not have to just take her word for it! Ask Jordan, Gay, Laura, Tali, Shelly, Michelle, Carolyn, and others. Jackie can refer out her excitement! If you’re curious about the why, the roles, or the needs, please let Jackie know: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: As excited as we are for Deborah’s new ministry in China, we are sorry to lose a faithful servant. As part of the team who worked on AUMC improvements, Deborah invested time and energy into the space we enjoy for Sunday service and events. Deborah was serving on the communion team even before we were at AUMC, and has trained communion team members. Her communion service includes improving the communion space on the lower level, giving up a Saturday to paint and clean the area. Thank you, Deborah for how you have cared for Redeemer members! We will miss you.

–Shout out to your servant: Do you know someone who is faithfully serving? Please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

 

This Sunday – July 26th, 2015

Really looking forward to gathering together this Sunday.

Jon will conclude our series in the book of Jonah and Duke will be leading our times of singing.

Please pray that God would meet us with his Spirit and ask how he might use you to encourage and edify those present.

Order of service:
– His Name Is Jesus
Call to worship
– We Are Not Overcome
– How Great Thou Art
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Here I am to Worship
Message – Jonah 4
Response/Communion
– Grace and Peace
– Your Love is Strong
Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 7/19/2015

Redeemer Weekly — July 19. 2015

Good morning! We’d love to see you at 10 for coffee, fellowship and Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

TODAY: Members, as part of the process of reviewing Jon Smith’s elder candidacy, are invited to a meet and greet with Jon immediately after today’s service. Jon will be in the parlor (down the hall to the left when leaving the sanctuary).

TWO EVENTS NEXT SUNDAY:

–ESL INFO MEETING: Are you interested in practically serving and making disciples among the different nationalities in our community? This fall, we are launching ESL classes on Monday nights and are in need of teachers, helpers and volunteers. We are hosting an information meeting on Sunday, July 26. To learn more, visit: http://goo.gl/forms/q7MiVX70pb.

–NEW FAITH & WORK LEARNING GROUP: Why do we work? What does it look like to follow Jesus in the workplace? We would love for you to join our new learning group starting on Sunday, July 26, where we will go through Tim Keller’s “Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work.” To learn more, visit: http://bit.ly/1O4zJro. All are welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

NEED — CHILDREN’S MINISTRY VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT: If you follow Jackie on Instagram, you have been spammed with curriculum implementation excitement. Redeemer is looking forward to starting the Gospel Project for Kids this fall, as a way to grow disciples in Children’s Ministry. With this excitement comes volunteer support! If you’re curious about the roles and needs, please let Jackie know: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: As Redeemer prepares to launch ESL classes this fall, Katheryn has been hard at work preparing to make this possible. Katheryn is part of the Mercy Ministry team and has tackled significant administrative needs for the ESL program. Katheryn has been engaging other ESL programs, planning curriculum and logistics. In addition to this area of serving, Katheryn also serves on Sunday mornings with preparing communion. Katheryn’s quiet, necessary work behind the scenes has a large ripple impact for Redeemer’s Sunday mornings and for this coming fall. Thank you, Katheryn!

–Shout out to your servant: Do you know someone who is faithfully serving? Please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

 

 

This Sunday – July 19th, 2015

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

As you prepare to come, I encourage you to ask God to speak to us by his Spirit, that we might leave with a greater knowledge and experience of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Jon Smith will continue our series in Jonah and I’ll be leading our times of singing.

I look forward to worshipping with you all.

Order of service:
– Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
– Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Corporate Confession
– Blessed Is The One
– Jesus, Firm Foundation

Greeting/Offering
Song of consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Message – Jonah 3
Response/Communion
– Here is Love
– All Glory Be Forever

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 7/12/2015

Redeemer Weekly — ESL CLASSES will be held on Mon. nights this fall  — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Richard 

Good morning! We’d love to see you at 10 for coffee, fellowship and Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

TODAY: Kids’ Retreat returns! All classes, including Big Kids, will begin at 10:30 a.m. as Gay and her gang teach on the Beatitudes.

NEXT SUNDAY: Members, as part of the process of reviewing Jon Smith’s elder candidacy, you are invited to a meet and greet with Jon immediately after next week’s service. Please look for a posting in the City later this week with additional details.

ESL INFO MEETING: Are you interested in practically serving and making disciples among the different nationalities in our community? This fall, we are launching ESL classes on Monday nights and are in need of teachers, helpers and volunteers. We are hosting an information meeting on Sunday, July 26. To learn more, visit: http://goo.gl/forms/q7MiVX70pb.

 

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: A favorite time for staff is our Core Seminar, as we interact with those learning about our mission and exploring Redeemer membership. Richard is always quick to volunteer to help with the seminar. He cheerfully serves staff and members in whatever capacity needed. Richard shares his heart for Redeemer with individuals, and stays late to help clean up. Richard’s volunteering at the core seminar is a clear illustration of Redeemer’s heart and calling to serve. Thank you, Richard, for your care and support!

–Shout out to your servant: Do you know someone who is faithfully serving? Please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

 

 

 

This Sunday – July 12th, 2015

“Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” Isaiah 1:18

This Sunday, God invites us to listen to him as he speaks to us through his Word, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We will sing together, study Scripture, and take communion as we remember and declare that our God is merciful and gracious.

Duke will be leading our times of singing, focusing our attention that there is “therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” I’ll be preaching the second part of our series in Jonah and we will also hear from Dave Lam as he gives an update about our mercy ministries.

I look forward to worshipping with you all!

Order of service:
– There Is A Fountain
Call to Worship
– Your Name Alone Can Save
– Behold Our God

Mercy Ministries update
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Your Words of Life
Message – Jonah 2
Response/Communion
– Hallelujah! What A Savior
– Rock of Ages

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 7/5/2015

Redeemer Weekly — July 5, 2015

Good morning and happy Fourth of July weekend! Hope you had a great time of family, feasting, fireworks and freedom from devices. We’d love to see you at 10 for coffee, fellowship, Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins — and for the holiday, cookies — at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

NEXT Sunday, Kids’ Retreat returns as Gay and her gang return to teach on the Beatitudes.

 

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Redeemer loves when guests and visitors come to our Welcome Table. We’re eager to meet new people and connect them with Redeemer’s community. Rachel has been an amazing gift to our greeting team. She is faithful to come early and stay late — always with a smile — to ensure that guests are welcomed, questions answered, and connections made. Her spirit of hospitality is an example to those who see how she welcomes others into Redeemer. THANK YOU, Rachel for how you warmly exemplify Christ to visitors and guests!

–Shout out to your servant: Do you know someone who is faithfully serving? Please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

 

 

 

This Sunday – July 5th, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

I hope you are able to spend time together with family and friends as you celebrate the holiday.

On Sunday, we have the privilege of gathering with our church family as we come to hear from the Lord and respond together.

We get to welcome back Phil Maucieri from Redemption Hill Church in Capitol Hill as he leads our times of singing, and I’ll be kicking off our four part series in the book of Jonah. As I’ve studied it this week, I have been personally encouraged and convicted. I am excited to learn together as we consider this story.

Hope to see you there!

Order of Service:
– New Again
Call To Worship–
– Jesus Thank You
– O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Speak, O Lord
Message – Jonah 1
Communion
– All I Have Is Christ
– 10,000 Reasons

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 6/28/2015

Redeemer Weekly — MEMBER MEETING TODAY — FINANCIAL UPDATE charts — WHAT JONATHAN COLLEGIO is reading — TOPIC for July sermon series — FAREWELL SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Kimberly and Jeremy 

Good morning! We hope to see you at 10 for coffee, fellowship and Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

TODAY’S REMINDERS:

–Assembly Time is on break for the summer. Please sign in your middle-class kiddos before service, but have them with you during worship. You can escort them to class at the break.

–Member Meeting today: Our service will be shortened to allow for our Member Meeting. Guests and non-members are welcome to sit in.

READING RECOMMENDATIONS – Jonathan Collegio is big on this opinion piece that the great Dr. Russell Moore wrote for The Washington Post. Jonathan texts: “Important for people to Read.” Dr. Moore is a respected friend of several Redeemer leaders.

–“Why the church should neither cave nor panic about the decision on gay marriage,” by Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and author of “Adopted for Life”: “This is a sober moment, and I am a conscientious dissenter from this ruling. The Court now has disregarded thousands of years of definition of the most foundational unit of society, and the cultural changes here will be broad and deep. So how should the church respond? First of all, the church should not panic. The Supreme Court can do many things, but the Supreme Court cannot get Jesus back in that tomb. …

“Moreover, while this decision will, I believe, ultimately hurt many people and families and civilization itself, the gospel doesn’t need ‘family values’ to flourish. In fact, the church often thrives when it is in sharp contrast to the cultures around it. That was the case in Ephesus and Philippi and Corinth and Rome … This gives the church an opportunity to do what Jesus called us to do with our marriages in the first place: to serve as a light in a dark place.  …

“There are two sorts of churches that will not be able to reach the sexual revolution’s refugees. A church that has given up on the truth of the Scriptures, including on marriage and sexuality, and has nothing to say to a fallen world. And a church that screams with outrage at those who disagree will have nothing to say to those who are looking for a new birth. We must stand with conviction and with kindness, with truth and with grace. …

“Some Christians will be tempted to anger, lashing out at the world around us with a narrative of decline. That temptation is wrong. God decided when we would be born, and when we would be born again. … Let’s joyfully march to Zion.” http://wapo.st/1LCbdA0

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: A farewell thank you to Kimberly and Jeremy, who jumped in with both feet to serving in Children’s Ministry several years ago. They have served as teachers as well as working behind the scenes on administration, plus randomly rescuing a lack of ratios and serving at the last minute.

Last year, Kimberly and Jeremy jumped in with both feet to parenting as they brought their sons home from Brazil. Redeemer’s loss is Pittsburgh’s gain as they move this summer. Our appreciation and love goes with them on this new adventure. THANK YOU, Kimberly and Jeremy for your example of serving and parenting!

–Shout out to your servant: Do you know someone who is faithfully serving? Please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – June 28th, 2015

Members, please make every effort to attend our gathering this Sunday as we have our quarterly members meeting immediately following.

Due to this we will have an abbreviated time of singing, study, and taking communion together.

Eric will preach the last message in our series on the Sermon on the Mount, and I’ll be leading our times of singing.

I look forward to responding to God’s call to gather and worship him!

Order of service:

– Yesterday, Today, and Forever
– We Bring Our Sins To Jesus
– Grace Greater Than Our Sin

Message – Matthew 7:13-29
Response/Communion
– Be Thou My Vision
– He Will Hold Me Fast

Benediction
Members Meeting