Redeemer Weekly – 9/25/2016

Redeemer Weekly: September 25, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Betsy Teubl

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.

Reminder We have multiple congregations meeting at the building; please be aware the parking lot fills quickly and respectful to families with young children needing those coveted spaces. Please also be mindful of designated handicap spots and not block in other vehicles. Street parking and the Bank of America parking lot is available.  

TODAY in GPTV Studios … Redeemer Kids will learn of when God called Isaiah to be a special messenger, a prophet, to His people.  Isaiah had a vision of God’s glory and realized his own sin. God forgave Isaiah’s sin. Like Isaiah, when we see how holy God is, we see how sinful we are. God sent His Son, Jesus, to take away our sin. We can find salvation only in Him.

TODAY Fall Girl Youth Group, youth group for the fall is beginning today! This semester, just the girls will be meeting together on a biweekly basis. We plan to go through a study of James.  Our first meeting is this Sunday, Sept 25 from 1:00-2:30.  If your daughter(s) would like to attend, please send an email to hays.megan1@gmail.com.  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Women’s Saturday Brunches: Yesterday kicked off brunch? No worries! The next brunch is Saturday, October 22. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to noon to enjoy good food and fellowship. Brunches will be at the home of Katherine Taylor (5144 Woodmire Lane, Alexandria 22311) co-hosted by Kari Faherty and Katherine Taylor. No need to bring food. Please RSVP to Katherine Taylor at RedeemerBrunches@gmail.com or text 267-266-8295 by this Thursday.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

Habits of Grace Book Study: Following our August series which reviewed habits of grace, word, prayer, and fellowship, Jackie Black wanted to continue the study through going through a Habits of Grace book study. The study will be Tuesday evenings, starting October 4. Location will be determined by interest. If interested or have questions, please let Jackie know at: jackie@redeemerarlington.com

–Design of Desire: McLean Presbyterian Church will be hosting a special conference with Dr. Dan Allender on October 7th and 8th entitled ‘The Design of Desire.’  “The Design of Desire conference invites us to envision and cultivate healthier connections, a more holistic view of sexuality, and a deeper understanding of how your story reveals the heart of God. Join us for a time in which the unique complexities of desire, sexuality, and relationships can be discussed candidly, and the experiences that shape our capacity to love and be loved engaged with kindness and care.Learn more and register at mcleanpres.org/allender”

SERVING NEEDS:

— Meals for the Icardis: They are home! As we celebrate the arrival of FIVE Icardis back on US soil, the reality of life comes quickly. If able and interested to provide a meal to the family as they transition back from Uganda after 11 weeks, you can sign up here

— Calling Ushers! Calling Greeters! As you may have noticed, Redeemer is back in the fall swing of life, school, programs, and full Sunday services! We are excited to be growing but with that growth comes a need to welcome and guide Sunday service attenders. If interested in serving as an usher (aka seating management consultant) please let Jackie or Leah know! If interested in serving as a greeter (aka friendly face who knows the 411) please let Brittany know!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Remember the whole lack of technology skills I don’t have? Well that extends to social media skills as well… which is why when the gracious, energetic Betsy Tuebl helps me master an Instagram account for Children’s Ministry, I have all gratitude and praise! Betsy already has launched an Instagram for Women of Redeemer Arlington! A fresh face to the women’s committee, Betsy’s has jumped into wholehearted with joy and great humor. As Mrs. of Social Media, Betsy not only helped launch the Instagram account but also has provided many other supports and initiatives. It is a privilege to partner with her as she loves Redeemer women well – THANK YOU, Betsy!

PS – Be on the lookout for when CM launches its Instagram – which I figured out… because of Betsy who is just brilliant! :)  

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

This Sunday – September 25th, 2016

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.
The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord, over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

Psalm 29:1-4

This Sunday we gather together to respond to God’s call to worship him.

He calls us to remember and reflect on his greatness and glory. He call us to rejoice in his mercy and grace. And he calls us to consider how we can offer our lives as ‘pleasing sacrifices’ to him.

Join us as sing, study God’s word, and take communion together. God invites you to experience and know him more!

Order of service:

Call To Worship – Psalm 29:1-4; 10-11
– All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name
Prayer of Confession
– The Greatest Love
– All Glory Be Forever
– Take My Life And Let It Be

Public Prayer
Greeting/Response
Song of Consecration – Your Words Of Life
Message
Response/Communion
– Remembrance
– O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 9/18/2016

Redeemer Weekly: September 18, 2016 — SUNDAY RIDES — GIVING UPDATE — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Matt Kessler

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.

TODAY in GPTV Studios …When Elisha was a prophet in Israel, the Israelites were attacked by people from the land of Aram. The enemy army took things from the cities. They even took people from Israel to be servants in Aram. Naaman was the commander of the army in Aram. He was good at his job, but Naaman was sick. He had leprosy, a serious skin disease.  Through a Hebrew servant girl and the prophet Elisha, God healed Naaman of his disease, when he trusted in the instructions Elisha gave him and washed in the Jordan River 7 times. All of us have a sin problem that leads to death. We all need a Healer. When we trust Jesus as Lord and Savior, God forgives our sin and heals us.

TOMORROW and WEDNESDAY: Calling All Redeemer Ladies! ReWinD kicks off this week, with a group meeting on Monday nights, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday mornings, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. We will be meeting in the lobby space and would love for any and all to join in this special time of corporate prayer, personal meditation, and discussion of God’s Word.  If you have already registered, please pick up your workbook and other materials in the lobby before or after the service.  If you haven’t registered but would like to participate, see Gay in the lobby and she will get you signed up! Cost is $30, either cash or check made payable to Redeemer Church of Arlington.

ESL UPDATE! ESL registration was this past Monday. We got to welcome back nine returning students and registered 17 new students for classes this fall. Our students hail from 15 different countries (Algeria, Belarus, Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, South Korea, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, El Salvador, Lithuania and Moldova). Classes start tomorrow!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Women’s Saturday Brunches: Looking for a way to get to know other Redeemer ladies? Have friends you’d like to introduce to our church community? Excited to grow in friendship with ladies in various seasons of life? If so please join us! We would also love this to be a fellowship opportunity for our younger Redeemer ladies so please feel free to bring your school-age daughters.  

Brunch this fall next Saturday, Sept. 24, and Sat., Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon to enjoy good food and fellowship. Brunches will be at the home of Katherine Taylor co-hosted by Kari Faherty and Katherine Taylor. No need to bring food. Please RSVP to Katherine Taylor at RedeemerBrunches@gmail.com by this Thursday.

–Fall Girl Youth Group, youth group for the fall is beginning again! This semester, just the girls will be meeting together on a biweekly basis. We plan to go through a study of James. We’re in the process of determining the best day and time for our meetings. If your daughter(s) would like to attend, please send an email to hays.megan1@gmail.com and we’ll be in touch with more details.  

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

Habits of Grace Book Study: Following our August series which reviewed habits of grace, word, prayer, and fellowship, Jackie Black wanted to continue the study through going through a Habits of Grace book study. The study will be Tuesday evenings, starting October 4. Location will be determined by interest. If interested or have questions, please let Jackie know at: jackie@redeemerarlington.com

–Design of Desire: McLean Presbyterian Church will be hosting a special conference with Dr. Dan Allender on October 7th and 8th entitled ‘The Design of Desire.’  “The Design of Desire conference invites us to envision and cultivate healthier connections, a more holistic view of sexuality, and a deeper understanding of how your story reveals the heart of God. Join us for a time in which the unique complexities of desire, sexuality, and relationships can be discussed candidly, and the experiences that shape our capacity to love and be loved engaged with kindness and care.Learn more and register at mcleanpres.org/allender”

SERVING NEEDS:

Sunday morning rides: Sarah Scott is a dear older lady in our church who has been attending Redeemer for the last couple years. One of the ways that we practically serve her is by providing her rides to and from church each Sunday. This team is in need of more people who would be available to do this. She lives right near GW University off of 23rd st NW, with easy access to I-66. You can sign up for individual Sundays, which enables you to participate as your schedule allows. If you are interested in serving in this way, please email Jordan at jordan@redeemerarlington.com

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Recently I texted, “you can take the social worker out of social work but can’t take the social worker’s fierceness [about children’s safety].”

Matt Kessler is a (former) social worker’s hero because of how he is so proactive in safety as hall monitor. Matt provides a friendly face and welcome to visiting families as well as a mindful eye and watch on the safety and security of children’s ministry. Never shy to ask questions, provide feedback, and jump into help with solutions, Matt bring a joyful security to our children’s ministry. Thank you, Matt for how you care and guard our Redeemer kiddos!    

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

 

This Sunday – Sept. 18th, 2016

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
your judgments are like the great deep;
man and beast you save, O Lord.
How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light do we see light.
Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you,
and your righteousness to the upright of heart!
Let not the foot of arrogance come upon me,
nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
Psalm 36:5-11

We have all experienced situations where we face limitation. Limitations of time, money, strength, brainpower, willpower, the list goes on.

Many times it is our own limitation. Other times it is due to limitations outside of us. People can’t provide the support you need. Your boss is unable to help you due to politics in the office. Your children reach the end of their ability to control themselves. Can you relate?

God’s word tells us that when we consider God, limitations are never to be considered. His love reaches to the heavens, his faithfulness to the clouds. His righteousness is like the mountains and his judgements as deep as the ocean. In other words, God is not bound by the limitations that we daily face in this life.

This Sunday we respond to his call to consider who he is and all he has done. Our songs will center on his never ending love and power towards his children. Eric will preach from Acts 11-12, which testifies to God’s unstoppable plan to spread his gospel to the world. And at communion, we will remember that God’s promise of salvation is still true!

Come to remember and celebrate that God is not defined by limitations. He is always better, bigger, and more true than we can imagine!

Order of Service:
– Praise to the Lord the Almighty
Call to Worship
– The Greatest Love (NEW SONG)
– And Can It Be (Traditional)
– New Again

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
Message – Acts 11-12
Response/Communion
– Stronger
– Revive Us Again

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 9/11/2016

Redeemer Weekly: September 11, 2016 — NEWCOMER LUNCH today — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Jessica Watkins

A sobering Sunday morning, as we mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11 — the day that changed everything, and yet is distant history to our young people. Here’s a fresh account of that tragic, chaotic day, drawing on six pages of airborne notes by White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer that hadn’t been released before: “Sept. 11 drama on Air Force One unfolds in Bush aide’s handwritten notes,” by Reuters’ Steve Holland. http://reut.rs/2cfD1w1

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.

THIS SUNDAY, we invite those new to Redeemer to join us for lunch immediately after the service. This newcomer lunch details are at the connection table!

Redeemer Kiddos: Last week on the Season 2 Premiere of Gospel Project Explorer, we saw that the prophet Elijah had witnessed God’s great display of power over the false god Baal. God had sent fire from heaven and then ended a long drought with a great rain. Elijah must have felt a sense of victory: The evil King Ahab could not deny the one true God. Today, in GPTV Studios, we’ll see that new trouble awaited Elijah in the form of Ahab’s wife, Jezebel. Each of God’s prophets suffered, yet God always provided exactly what they needed at exactly the right time.  Their lives and messages pointed forward to the ultimate prophet, priest, and king—Jesus Christ—who suffered for the sins of the world. Jesus was hated and killed, but His death and resurrection brought victory for God’s people.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Core Seminar: Interested in becoming a member? Curious about Redeemer’s mission and goals? Join elders on Friday evening, Sept. 16, and Saturday morning, Sept. 17, to investigate and learn about membership at Redeemer. You can sign up online here: http://redeemerarlington.com/join/become-a-member/coreseminar/

–Fall Girl Youth Group, youth group for the fall is beginning again! This semester, just the girls will be meeting together on a biweekly basis. We plan to go through a study of James. We’re in the process of determining the best day and time for our meetings. If your daughter(s) would like to attend, please send an email to hays.megan1@gmail.com and we’ll be in touch with more details.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

–Fall Women’s Bible Study/Discipleship FORM UPDATE: THANK YOU to all who have signed up – PLEASE resign up with the more accurate form: https://goo.gl/forms/RXHraDOZnOL5Uq2z1

–Design of Desire: McLean Presbyterian Church will be hosting a special conference with Dr. Dan Allender on October 7th and 8th entitled ‘The Design of Desire.’  “The Design of Desire conference invites us to envision and cultivate healthier connections, a more holistic view of sexuality, and a deeper understanding of how your story reveals the heart of God. Join us for a time in which the unique complexities of desire, sexuality, and relationships can be discussed candidly, and the experiences that shape our capacity to love and be loved engaged with kindness and care.Learn more and register at mcleanpres.org/allender”

SERVING NEEDS:

Sunday morning rides: Sarah Scott is a dear older lady in our church who has been attending Redeemer for the last couple years. One of the ways that we practically serve her is by providing her rides to and from church each Sunday. This team is in need of more people who would be available to do this. She lives right near GW University off of 23rd st NW, with easy access to I-66. You can sign up for individual Sundays, which enables you to participate as your schedule allows. If you are interested in serving in this way, please email Jordan at jordan@redeemerarlington.com

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: It is always a joy to see who and how the Lord brings together teams of servants. A dynamic duo is Katheryn Wolfe and Jessica Watkins. As previously shouted, Katheryn has been an administrative, mercy ministry genius for coordinating ESL classes. Her counterpart and equal hero is Jessica Watkins. Jessica has been a support and leader to the growth of our ESL programs, including the growth in response to the additional class time on Thursdays per requests from our ESL students.

We are excited that, through Jessica, ESL has continued to thrive and bless our community. THANK YOU, Jessica for how you have supported, created, and lead us into greater ESL programs!

If interested in supporting our fall ESL classes, please let Katheryn or Jessica know!

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

This Sunday – Sept. 11th. 2016

“Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.” Isaiah 59:1 (NIV)

This Sunday, we gather to respond to God’s invitation to us. He calls us to experience his love and presence as we rehearse the gospel story and respond in worship.

Jon Smith will preach from Acts 10 and I will lead our times of singing.

As you prepare to come, please pray that God would ‘enlighten the eyes of our hearts’ (Eph. 1:18) so we may truly know and understand his great power and grace.

I look forward to worshipping with you all!

Order of service:
– How Great Thou Art
Call to Worship
– The Glories Of Calvary
– Man of Sorrows
– Your Love is Strong

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – O Great God
Message – Acts 10
Response/Communion
– How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
– The Saving One

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 9/4/2016

Redeemer Weekly: September 4, 2016 — CHILDREN MINISTRY KICKOFF — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Member Meeting Helping Heroes

Good Sunday morning and happy holiday weekend! 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.

TODAY’S SERVICE – Children’s Ministry Kickoff! We have the opportunity to being part of Gospel Project  TV Explorer as part of our service! As we start our 2016-2017 children ministry year, our normal Sunday service will include a glimpse of what our kiddos experience as well as Jordan leading us through Redeemer’s focus and mission for the next generation.

TODAY children will start in their NEW classroom structure today! TODAY our 3rd – 5th grade will be in children’s ministry for the whole service!

NEW CLASSROOM BREAKDOWN:

3rd – 5th Grade Class

K – 2nd Grade Class

Preschool Class (4 – 5 year olds): Located in previous 3 – 4 year old classroom  

2 -3 Year Olds Class: Located in previous 1 -2 year old classroom

1 Year Old Class: Located in previous nursing mother’s room

 

Parents of children under a year old are welcome to be downstairs in the 1 year old room,

which there is audio of the sermon.

 

Nursing Mother’s Room has been relocated upstairs to our church office – a sign is outside of the space.

 

PSST – Be sure to look and see the SPECULAR work the indomitable Gay Brown did to set up the new classrooms for our littlest Redeemerites! THANK YOU, GAY! Please let Jackie know of any questions regarding our new classroom set up!

 

UPCOMING SEPTEMBER EVENTS:

Newcomer Lunch: Are you new to Redeemer? Visited in the last week? Month? Several months? Sunday, Sept. 11, right after the service, we invite you to lunch to meet Redeemer members and elders. Please RSVP: jenkhong@gmail.com

Core Seminar: Interested in becoming a member? Curious about Redeemer’s mission and goals? Join elders on Friday evening, Sept. 16, and Saturday morning, Sept. 17, to investigate and learn about membership at Redeemer. You can sign up online here: http://redeemerarlington.com/join/become-a-member/coreseminar/

Baptism Sunday: Sunday, September 25, our service will include the celebration of baptisms! If interested in being baptized, please email Jordan: jordan@redeemerarlington.com   

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

— Fall Women’s Bible Study/Discipleship FORM UPDATE: THANK YOU to all who have signed up – PLEASE resign up with the more accurate form: https://goo.gl/forms/RXHraDOZnOL5Uq2z1

–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 September 6 hosted at the Wiley home.  Additional information is posted on the City, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

–Design of Desire: McLean Presbyterian Church will be hosting a special conference with Dr. Dan Allender on October 7th and 8th entitled ‘The Design of Desire.’  “The Design of Desire conference invites us to envision and cultivate healthier connections, a more holistic view of sexuality, and a deeper understanding of how your story reveals the heart of God. Join us for a time in which the unique complexities of desire, sexuality, and relationships can be discussed candidly, and the experiences that shape our capacity to love and be loved engaged with kindness and care.Learn more and register at mcleanpres.org/allender”

SERVING NEEDS:

Sunday morning rides: Sarah Scott is a dear older lady in our church who has been attending Redeemer for the last couple years. One of the ways that we practically serve her is by providing her rides to and from church each Sunday. This team is in need of more people who would be available to do this. She lives right near GW University off of 23rd st NW, with easy access to I-66. You can sign up for individual Sundays, which enables you to participate as your schedule allows. If you are interested in serving in this way, please email Jordan at jordan@redeemerarlington.com

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Member meetings are great opportunity to gather as a family to pray, encourage, update, and eat together. Like all family times, there is still coordination still required! We had some epic heroes this past Sunday who jumped in to serve the Redeemer family…. Kellie Dragity, graciously coordinated and managed volunteers to set up, prepared, and clean up from dinner! Kellie released me to focus on other details and thus saving some of my Sunday sanity… Shawna Quezada, jumped into serving point for childcare, including cleaning up the space, working with Greg Stawicki to provide audio for our childcare screening of The Lorex!… Dave Mugg came in early to ensure that we could record the meeting for those who could not attend – and also make sure we heard Jordan’s new song! …Kari Faherty, nimbly and craftily hemmed our new blackout curtains to ensure we can see the projection screens!… THANK YOU to all our member meeting helping heros… I know I have missed many other heroes – ask these named heroes who else to thank for all they needed last Sunday!  

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

This Sunday – September 4th, 2016

“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” Psalm 145:3-4

From generation to generation, we are to commend all that God has done. It’s our privilege and our responsibility.

This Sunday will be a bit different than other Sundays.

Typically, the kids in our church spent most if not all of their time downstairs in our Children’s Ministry, learning about Jesus from the incredible servants in our church that faithfully serve them.

This Sunday, we are going to bring them upstairs! The cast and crew that normally provide a skit for the kids to introduce new sections in their curriculum are going to do their skit and lesson in our main service with the kids present. After that I am going to give a shortened message on the importance of passing on the gospel to the next generation.

We want to highlight the work that is being done in Children’s Ministry, and invite us to collectively learn about and worship God, who is greatly to be praised.

See you there!

Order of service:

– Come Thou Fount
– Arise, My soul Arise

Welcome
Gospel Project (Children’s Ministry Lesson)
Break
Message – Psalm 78:1-8
Communion
– Amazing Grace
– My Redeemer’s Love

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 8/28/2016

Redeemer Weekly: August 28, 2016 — Member Meeting TONIGHT — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Katie Martin

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.

TONIGHT, Members, we will have our member meeting! The meeting will be at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary, followed by a family pizza dinner. Child supervision while watching a video is provided.

REMINDER, all Redeemer kids who accepted the Gospel Project Summer Challenge and are ready to answer the 13 Big Picture Questions, please let Gay or Jackie know today or next Sunday.  If your child completed the Summer Challenge booklet, but is nervous about “reciting the answers from memory”, he is welcome to use his completed booklet as an aid.

Reminder: Eric is on a study break August through September 4 and not be preaching until September 11th.  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Newcomer Lunch: Are you new to Redeemer? Visited in the last week? Month? Several months? Sunday, September 11, right after the service, we invite you to lunch to meet Redeemer members and elders. Please RSVP: jenkhong@gmail.com

Core Seminar! Interested in becoming a member? Curious about Redeemer’s mission and goals. Join elders on Friday evening, September 16 and Saturday morning, September 17 to investigate and learn about membership at Redeemer. You can sign up online here: http://redeemerarlington.com/join/become-a-member/coreseminar/

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

— Fall Women’s Bible Study/Discipleship FORM UPDATE: THANK YOU to all who have signed up – PLEASE resign up with the more accurate form: https://goo.gl/forms/RXHraDOZnOL5Uq2z1

–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 September 6 hosted at the Wiley home.  Additional information is posted on the City, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

–Design of Desire: McLean Presbyterian Church will be hosting a special conference with Dr. Dan Allender on October 7th and 8th entitled ‘The Design of Desire.’  “The Design of Desire conference invites us to envision and cultivate healthier connections, a more holistic view of sexuality, and a deeper understanding of how your story reveals the heart of God. Join us for a time in which the unique complexities of desire, sexuality, and relationships can be discussed candidly, and the experiences that shape our capacity to love and be loved engaged with kindness and care.Learn more and register at mcleanpres.org/allender”

SERVING NEEDS:

CM SUMMER RECRUITMENT: We have 62 CM volunteers signed up! WOW: What servants we have! THANK YOU for all who have signed up! Which we only need 10 more volunteers! Members interested in serving can sign up here!

Sunday morning rides: Sarah Scott is a dear older lady in our church who has been attending Redeemer for the last couple years. One of the ways that we practically serve her is by providing her rides to and from church each Sunday. This team is in need of more people who would be available to do this. She lives right near GW University off of 23rd st NW, with easy access to I-66. You can sign up for individual Sundays, which enables you to participate as your schedule allows. If you are interested in serving in this way, please email Jordan at jordan@redeemerarlington.com

— Redeemer Women Committee: The Redeemer Women’s Committee is looking for 10 excited, dynamic women for this coming year for functional roles on the Redeemer Women’s Committee. To be clear, this is an open nomination and collaborative process; our aim is to help women: 1) Know God (discipled by his word) 2) Be known by other Christian women (fellowship) so that they are better equipped to and  3) Know others (outreach).

It involves quarterly meetings and occasional event assistance.The yearly planning meeting will be held on Monday, August 29th. Please email the coordinator, Nora Shank, at noraeshank@gmail.com for more information.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: I LOVE when I get to speak active and current help. That active help came in the nick of time last Sunday when Katie Martin jumped into assisting with release communion.

Katie with her husband Jeff regularly serves as greeters but this last Sunday, she was not scheduled. But that did not stop her from moving forward to cover a need. THANK YOU, Katie for serving on your scheduled and non-scheduled Sundays! Your smile and service is greatly appreciated!  

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

english classes

english classes

Redeemer seeks to practically help those in our community who do not speak English as their native language. We offer English Classes throughout the year and invite anyone in our surrounding community in Arlington to attend.

The classes will have an emphasis on conversational English and include much dialogue, discussion and pronunciation drills.

2016 FALL SEMESTER DETAILS

Registration: Monday, September 12th, drop-in anytime between 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Classes: Mondays, 7:00–9:00 p.m. and Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. from September 19th to November 21st

Cost: There is a one-time fee of $25 for new students (includes book) and $10 for returning students. Scholarships available upon request.

Location: Redeemer Church of Arlington, 716 S. Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22204

An attached flyer is to share – please come and bring a friend!

For more information, please call 703-672-0093, or email esl@redeemerarlington.com.