Redeemer Weekly – 7/24/2016

Redeemer Weekly: July 24, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Haughery Tribe

Good Sunday morning and happy summer weekend! Please join us for coffee at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.  Parents, please remind your little ones that donuts are on summer vacation, returning in the fall.

IN SUMMER GPTV NEWS…this week in Studio A, Redeemer kids will learn about wisdom.  Wisdom comes from God. He made the world and knows how it works best. Everyone is born a foolish sinner, but God sent His Son to earth to save us. The Bible says that Jesus is the wisdom of God. Jesus makes us wise and holy. He frees us from sin.

Reminder: Jordan Kauflin is on a month sabbatical and will return to his normal roles and responsibilities on August 10.  

MEMBER NEWS:

August 28th Member Meeting! Members (all welcome!), mark your calendars for Sunday evening, August 28th for our Member Meeting.

Gospel Project Summer Challenge reminder: Hey, parents of 5- to 12-year-olds! Please remind and encourage your child to work a little bit each day in their Gospel Project Summer Challenge booklet. The GPTV cast and crew have challenged Redeemer kids to review, think about and memorize the answers to all 13 Big Picture Questions and Answers we learned during the summer. When we come back from summer break, anyone who can answer all 13 questions correctly will receive their very own Gospel Project Explorer T-shirt!  

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

FREE August CCEF Online Workshops: Every Tuesday afternoon in August, Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) is hosting free online workshops on a variety of topics from emotions to parenting to communication. CCEF’s mission is to provide resources and education to churches for counseling ministries. If interested in watching with someone, let Jackie (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) know – she is already signed up for all of the workshop!

COMING SOON! Financial Peace Learning Group Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches God’s way of handing money.  The learning group will begin the first or second week of September.  Additional information will be posted on the City, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

SERVING NEEDS:

CM SUMMER RECRUITMENT: We have 28 of our 72 need volunteers (a mere 8 volunteers away from 50%!) – THANK YOU for all who have signed up! As we continue to prepare for CM September 2016- August 2017 year, this week we highlight the need for ON CALL SUBS! This role is perfect if your schedule is not consistent but you want to serving in Children’s Ministry. On call subs sign up for any (one) Sunday a month and if there is a need, serve on the Sunday morning – if not, than we can release you to enjoy service! Members interested in serving can sign up here!     

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: It takes a small army of volunteers on Sunday morning (over 30) to cover a variety of tasks. The Haughery family faithfully serve and contribute to being part of those 30+ volunteers. Megan sings on any given Sunday… when she and James are not serving in Children’s Ministry. Megan and James model serving which their kiddos follow graciously and faithfully. From unit kick offs, to retreat care, and being youth volunteers, routinely, someone in the Haughery family is serving on Sunday. Seriously, they are baby whispers in that family! Ask the 1 -2 year olds who love when Ethan is in the class! Thank you, Haughery tribe for how you model serving to children and faithfully love Redeemer through your service!   

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

Redeemer Weekly – 7/17/2016

Redeemer Weekly: July 17, 2016 — COLLEGIOS celebrate 10 yrs. — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Tommy Rueckert

Good Sunday morning and happy summer weekend! Please join us for coffee at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.  Parents, please remind your little ones that donuts are on summer vacation, returning in the fall.

IN SUMMER GPTV NEWS … This week in Studio A, Redeemer kids will learn about David’s son, Solomon, asking for wisdom. Solomon was a wise king who wanted to do God’s plan. God planned to give His people a greater and wiser king—His Son, Jesus. Jesus completely trusted God with His life. Jesus surrendered His own life to die on the cross for our sin.

Reminder: Jordan Kauflin is on a month sabbatical and will return to his normal roles and responsibilities in August 10.  

Gospel Project Summer Challenge reminder: Hey, parents of 5- to 12-year-olds! Please remind and encourage your child to work a little bit each day in their Gospel Project Summer Challenge booklet. The GPTV cast and crew have challenged Redeemer kids to review, think about and memorize the answers to all 13 Big Picture Questions and Answers we learned during the summer. When we come back from summer break, anyone who can answer all 13 questions correctly will receive their very own Gospel Project Explorer T-shirt!  

SERVING NEEDS:

CM SUMMER RECRUITMENT: We have 23 of our 72 need volunteers (that is 30% for our math peeps) – THANK YOU for all who have signed up! As we continue to prepare for CM September 2016- August 2017 year, this week we highlight the need for HALL MONITORS! Hall monitors are key parts of the safety procedures for children’s ministry. They are also the first welcome for visitors. Hall monitors serve the whole service time but provide a monitoring service over being in a classroom the whole time. Members interested in serving can sign up here!     

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Some of my favorite shoutouts are for members who have been with us for years. Tommy Rueckert is a longtime member of Redeemer and has served faithfully during that time. Tommy brings a music talent to our worship team which is great appreciated. Tommy’s heart and passion for music can be seen in how he coordinates the retreat talent night. (Really. THANK YOU!).

Tommy and Sheryl also host their community group every Wednesday. Tommy brings a maturity and grace in leading through both Bible and personal stories. Thank you, Tommy, for loving, leading, and singing (to) the Redeemer community so well!  

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

This Sunday – July 10th, 2016

It’s been quite a week, hasn’t it?

We celebrated our nation’s independence. We watched in horror and shock as each day seemed to bring another story and video of tragedy. We read articles and talked to others about the difficulties that are facing our nation. And now we gather as a church family.

It is times like these (and really every week) it is so good to come together to pray, and sing, and listen to God’s word as he speaks to us. God invites us to experience his power and presence. He tells us to come and remember who he is. He calls us to seek him.

So that is what we will do.

I will lead our times of singing, and Moses Lee will preach from Psalm 44.

We also have the joy of welcoming 20 new people as they become members of Redeemer.

See you there!

Order of Service:

– All Creatures of Our God and King
Call To Worship
– Your Kingdom Come
– Revive Us Again

Welcome New Members
Greeting/offering
Song of Consecration – Your Words Of Life
Message – Psalm 44
Response/Communion
– Man of Sorrows
– My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 7/10/2016

Redeemer Weekly: July 10, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Emily Jansen  

Good Sunday morning and happiest Independence weekend! Please join us for coffee at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30. Psst – Reminder to our parents, donuts are on summer sabbatical and you may want to remind your kiddos (or self) to prevent donut disappointment

TODAY! We have the privilege to welcome 20 new members! We are excited to see how the Lord is growing our community.

IN SUMMER GPTV NEWS … this week in Studio A, Redeemer kids will learn about a time when David sinned against God, big time!  God forgave him, but sin always comes with a price. God spared David’s life, but David’s son died. When we sin, we can receive God’s forgiveness because God sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sin. Jesus died the death we deserve so that we could be made right with God.

Reminder: Jordan Kauflin will begin his month sabbatical today and return to his normal roles and responsibilities in August.  

SERVING NEEDS:

CM SUMMER RECRUITMENT As we continue to prepare for CM September 2016- August 2017 year, this week we highlight the need for helper volunteers! Volunteers are active participants in supporting teachers through caring, focus classroom management. Volunteers show up each Sunday ready to have fun with our kids! Members interested in serving can sign up here!     

— Redeemer Women’s Committee: We are looking for 10 excited, dynamic women to make a 9 month commitment this coming year to a functional role on the Redeemer Women’s Committee. We are particularly thankful that Gay Brown will be heading up a new bible study in the fall to fill that crucial need. We are also interested in expanding the team to support technology, outreach and events— we can’t wait to hear new ideas and have new members! Please let Nora Shanks (talkwithnora@gmail.com) know of any interest or questions!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: As we gather on Sunday mornings, we look forward to hearing from Scripture. On a given Sunday, we have volunteers who faithfully serve in reading Scripture. One of our most faithful, gracious reader is Emily Jansen.

Emily jumps in at the last minute while also serving on her scheduled Sunday to read. Emily’s love Scripture extends into her bringing ideas and support to the Redeemer Women Committee. Emily has served and supported to help share and coordinate events for women to know and be in Scripture. Thank you, Emily for how you serve the Redeemer community through your passion for Scripture!  

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

Redeemer Weekly – 7/3/2016

Redeemer Weekly: July 3, 2016 — HAPPY FOURTH! — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Phyllis Tsang

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

REMINDER: As many of us have noticed, we are sharing the building space with multiple other congregations — including those who need the handicap parking space. As a (lawful) reminder, handicap parking is reserved for those with appropriate tags and plates. Thank you for respecting the needs of others using those spaces.  

TODAYNewcomer lunch! If you’re new to Redeemer, or have been attending for several weeks or months, we invite you to meet Redeemer members and elders at a lunch immediately following today’s service. Head back to the welcome table to get details!  

IN SUMMER GPTV NEWS … This week in Studio A, Redeemer kids will learn about a special covenant God made with King David. God promised David that every future king of Israel would come from David’s family, and David’s kingdom would last forever. God kept His promise by sending His Son, Jesus, to be one of David’s descendants. Jesus is our King who will rule over God’s people forever.

SERVING NEEDS:

CM SUMMER RECRUITMENT Last week, Jordan announced our kickoff to recruiting children’s ministry volunteers for September 2016- August 2017. Highlighted this week is the need for teachers! Our teachers commit to teaching one Sunday a month using a pre-planned lesson through Gospel Project for Kids. The teaching role is a monthly opportunity to lead and share the Gospel story to our Redeemer kiddos. Age ranges for teaching are: 3-4 year olds (Pre K), K – 2nd graders, and 3rd -5th graders. IF interested in logistics, ask Jackie! IF interested in experience as a teacher, ask Laura Icardi! IF interested, in seeing what is all about, ask Gay about observing in August!     

–Open and Close Team: Able to turn keys, put out signs, close doors, and put away signs? The Open/Close team is looking for more volunteers! Starting at 10 am, the open/close team ensures we are prepared to welcome members and visitors with clear signage and then handles securely closing the building and take trash to the dumpster. Easy but necessary serving! If interested or have questions, you can email Tyler Robinson: tylerrobinson22@gmail.com

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Most of us have had that moment in the car, when we (just me?) sing loudly, confidently, and wrongly the song lyrics. Phyllis Tsang is part of the Powerpoint projection team who minimizes those moments for us during Sunday worship.  Phyllis Tsang heard of the need for helping with projection team as a new member and jumped straight into serving. Arriving early, Phyllis ensures that projections are ready. As part of serving, Phyllis also will remain at the desk during the whole service so that parents can be paged! So parents, children ministry volunteers, Sunday worshippers (everyone!), say, “Thank you, Phyllis for serving Redeemer!”!  

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

This Sunday – July 3rd, 2016

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God.
Psalm 42:11

Each week we come together to acknowledge and remember that our hope is found in Jesus alone. There are times in our lives when we feel this desperately, and other times when we need to be reminded of our dependence.

Regardless of where you find yourself, join us this Sunday as we encounter God by his Spirit through singing, preaching, and communion.

I will lead our times of singing, and we have the joy to hear from Chris Hughes as he preaches from Psalm 42.

Order of service:

– A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Call to Worship
– Love Shines
– Cling To Christ (NEW SONG)
– No Longer Slaves

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – I Have a Shelter
Message – Psalm 42
Response/Communion
– O God of All Our Good
– Blessed Assurance

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 6/26/2016

Redeemer Weekly: June 26, 2016 — SUMMER SERVING NEEDS — SENDOFF SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Don and Shelley Reinhart

Good Sunday 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.

IN SUMMER GPTV NEWS…this week in Studio A, Redeemer kids will learn about the true friendship between David and King Saul’s son, Jonathan. Their friendship points to an even greater friendship—our friendship with Jesus. Jesus calls us friends (John 15:15), and He showed His love by dying to save us from sin.

Psst Coming soon, 2016-2017 recruitment and re-sign up details!

SERVING NEEDS:

— Open and Close Team: Able to turn keys, put out signs, close doors, and put away signs? The Open/Close team is looking for more volunteers! Starting at 10 am, the open/close team ensures we are prepared to welcome members and visitors with clear signage and then handles securely closing the building and take trash to the dumpster. Easy but necessary serving! If interested or have questions, you can email Tyler Robinson: tylerrobinson22@gmail.com  

— Children Ministry Clean Up/Clear Out: A summer project this year is to clear out and clean up our Children Ministry’s toys! If you are curious about helping or organizing this summer project, let Jackie know – and she will fall upon you in gratitude ! – at jackie@redeemerarlington.com by July 2!

— Nursing Mom Room Space: We are growing! As we prepare to adjust our classroom and spacing in Children’s Ministry, there is going to be some nursing mom room spacing changes! For those spatial and decoratively minded with a heart for our nursing moms, Jackie wants to talk to you!

— Redeemer Women’s Committee: We are looking for 10 excited, dynamic women to make a 9 month commitment this coming year to a functional role on the Redeemer Women’s Committee. We are particularly thankful that Gay Brown will be heading up a new bible study in the fall to fill that crucial need. We are also interested in expanding the team to support technology, outreach and events— we can’t wait to hear new ideas and have new members! Please let Nora Shanks (talkwithnora@gmail.com) know of any interest or questions!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Locals, veterans and newbies to the DC area learn quickly that this is a transitional area. The time and energy to commit to a local church can be a challenge when there is ever transition in the community.

Don and Shelley Reinhart along with their three girls are incredible examples of commitment and serving. Original Redeemer church planters back in 2010, Don and Shelley jumped into serving in all capacities: finance team, children’s ministry, community group leaders, worship team, in addition to numerous projects and care of members, attenders, and visitors. We rejoice as Don, Shelley, Katie, Maggie, and Annie move to Dubia not only for Don’s work but also to invest and support in a local church community. We will feel the loss of them being gone, but are truly grateful for the foundation and legacy they leave at Redeemer – THANK YOU, REINHART!      

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

This Sunday – June 26th, 2016

This Sunday we have the privilege to gather to sing, study God’s word, and taken communion.

God will meet us through his Spirit, and he will again remind us that he is good, great, and glorious. This is what we need to hear more than anything else!

Eric will continue our series in the book of Psalms, preaching from Psalm 13, a psalm of lament, and I will lead our times of singing.

Please pray on your way to the church building that God would use you to edify and encourage his people.

I look forward to worshipping with you all!

Order of service:

– Rejoice
– Come Praise And Glorify

Call to Worship
– We Bring Our Sins To Jesus
– Now Why This Fear

Public Prayer
Welcome/Offering
Break
Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Message – Psalm 13
Response/Communion
– It Is Well With My Soul
– New Again

Benediction

This Sunday – June 19th, 2016

“As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children.” Psalm 103:15-17

Do I deserve to be loved? This is a question that we constantly ask ourselves, sometimes consciously, sometimes not.

We evaluate what we’ve done recently, how we might or might not of fulfilled people’s expectations, we search our feelings, we try to think positively. Sometimes our answer is yes, sometimes it is no.

Have you ever found yourself asking this question of the Lord as well? How can I be sure that God is going to love me? How can I be sure that he will be good? Have I done enough?

This Sunday, we gather to remind ourselves that God’s love is rooted in his character. He is a God whose steadfast love is from everlasting to everlasting. The answer to this question is found in God’s goodness, not our significance. It is found in his faithfulness, not our work.

Come to lift your eyes above yourself and your trials to see a God who is bigger and better than you can imagine.

Caleb Quezada and myself will lead our times of singing, and Eric will preach from Psalm 103.

I look forward to worshipping with you all!

Order of service:
– Praise to the Lord the Almighty
Call to worship
– Blessed Be Your Name
– His Be the Victor’s Name
– Hail the Day

Song of Consecration – Show Us Christ
Message – Psalm 103
Response
– Cornerstone
Communion
– All I Have Is Christ
– Abide With Me

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 6/19/2016

Redeemer Weekly: June 19, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Mike Allen with birthday wishes!

Good Sunday 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.

IN SUMMER GPTV NEWS…This week in Studio A, Redeemer kids will learn about King David – when he was anointed by Samuel and when he defeated Goliath. David was not a big or strong warrior, but he trusted God. God gave David power. When God sent His Son to earth, Jesus did not look like a strong warrior either. But by dying on the cross and coming back to life, Jesus showed His power to save sinners.

Gospel Project Summer CHALLENGE – Last week during our Season 1 Finale of Gospel Project Explorer, all studio audience members, ages 5-12, received a Gospel Project Summer Challenge booklet.  The GPTV cast and crew have challenged Redeemer kids to review, think about and memorize the answers to all 13 Big Picture Questions and Answers we learned during Season 1 over the summer and when we come back from summer break, anyone who can answer all 13 questions correctly will receive their very own Gospel Project Explorer t-shirt!  

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Hard to believe that we more than halfway through 2016! This seems like a great time to pause and reflect on how we are even able to have a servant shout… and Weekly… The ever faithful Mike Allen deserves an epic shoutout for faithfully working to prepare and format the Weekly! This weekly task demonstrates Mike’s faithfulness to serving Redeemer. Mike is quick to see a need and respond… he surprises team, staff, and members, quietly serving before a need is known. Ask Tyler, deacon of Sunday sanity, uh, Sunday Service Teams, and he can tell you how efficiently and gracious Mike serves. Thank YOU Mike for all the ways you love Redeemer – and happy (early) birthday!!!

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