Redeemer Weekly – 3/29/2015

GOOD FRIDAY and Easter services: Please join us for Redeemer’s first solo Good Friday Service, 7 to 8 p.m. this Friday, April 3, at AUMC. This will be a time of remembering our Savior’s death, and looking with wonder and gratitude on the greatest event in history. Childcare will not be provided, but the little kids’ room will be available, with a speaker feed of the service.

We’ll celebrate Easter at our regular time next Sunday, April 5, at AUMC with singing, readings, testimonies, and a message by Eric on the good news of the resurrection. Both of these events are wonderful opportunities to invite friends, neighbors, and co-workers.

NEED: Often those last minute need items are never in your purse or diaper bag when you need them. Tali has created a list of such items to keep our building prepared for every situation, with a sign-up on the City.

UPCOMING EVENTS — Redeemer Spring Retreat: April 24-26, we’ll be at Capon Springs, W.Va. We’re excited for the time together to enjoy spring, teaching, fellowship, and various activities. Further information and to register is on the Redeemer website.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: There is always that moment when you walk into a new place, wondering how you will be greeted. Ashley is one of the friendly faces who helps dissipate that wondering. Over two years of serving as a greeter, Ashley has a warmth and ready smile to greet newcomer and Redeemer member alike. She is quick to jump in when there is a need to serve as a sub in Children Ministry. Ashley’s service spans every age and attendance of Redeemer. Thank you, Ashley!
–Grateful for someone? If you want a shoutout to someone who is serving, please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – March 29th, 2015

Do you look forward to coming to our Sunday gathering?

All of us have experienced a lot this week. For most of us, our weeks were busy, we are pretty tired, and we may feel like we need a break. God calls us to come and gather with his people to receive mercy and grace. He invites us to cast our cares upon him. He tells us to rest in his promises. This is not just another event on the schedule. It is an opportunity to be experience the presence of God. Come ready to receive!

Eric will continue our series in the Sermon on the Mount, preaching on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 and Duke will be leading our times of singing.

I look forward to worshipping with you!

Order of service:

- Rock of Ages
Call to worship
- The Old Rugged Cross
– Swallowed Up Death

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – And Can It Be
Message – Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
Response/Communion
- He Will Hold Me Fast
– Good, Good Father

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly — March 22, 2015

WHAT JORDAN IS READING: “Good article series on the importance of memorization, and a very practical ‘how to’ guide on memorizing facts in Scripture.” Part 1 of 5, “How Memorization Feeds Your Imagination” http://bit.ly/1DJfdeM

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–GOOD FRIDAY and Easter services: Join us for our Good Friday Service, 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 3, at AUMC. This will be a time of remembering our Savior’s death and looking with wonder and gratitude on the greatest event in history. Childcare will not be provided, but the little kids’ room will be available, with a speaker feed of the service. We will celebrate Easter at our regular time on Sunday, April 5, at AUMC with singing, readings, testimonies, and a message by Eric on the good news of the resurrection. Both of these events are wonderful opportunities to invite friends, neighbors, and co-workers.

Friday evening and Saturday morning, March 27-28, is our second Core Seminar: If you’re interested in the vision and membership at Redeemer, dinner and breakfast will be served as elders share about Redeemer. If you want to attend, please register online. If you have any questions, please ask Jackie: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

–NEXT SUNDAY, March 29, is our Newcomer Lunch: For those new to Redeemer and looking to meet elders and others in the Redeemer community, we invite you to a lunch to meet and ask questions about Redeemer. RSVP to Jennifer at jenkhong@gmail.com.

–Redeemer Spring Retreat: In 33 days, on April 24, we’ll be at Capon Springs, W.Va., for our spring retreat! We are excited for the time together to enjoy spring, teaching, fellowship, and various activities. Further information and to register is on the Redeemer website.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Nominated by more than one person, Nick has faithfully served Redeemer for over four years in various capacities. Nick has been one of the Redeemer originals as the church plant grew. Despite a hectic work schedule, Nick has led a small group (including hosting!) as well as serving as a greeter and usher. He is quick to welcome and connect others in Redeemer. His heart for hospitality is almost as evident as his love for his San Francisco Giants. Thank you, Nick for how you love and care for Redeemer.

–Grateful for someone? If you want a shoutout to someone who is serving, please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com

This Sunday – March 22nd, 2015

“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.” Psalm 36:5-6

I’m grateful that God’s steadfast love and faithfulness are so massive that King David looks to the heavens to describe them. Do you believe this? Or do you live your life like his steadfast love somehow has a limit, or his faithfulness to you has run out?

Come this Sunday to be encouraged in the glorious truth that the “steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end.” (Lam. 3:22)

This Sunday we will sing about the unchanging love of God, Shaun will give the second part of his excellent message last Sunday on loving our enemies, and we will remember with gratitude all that was accomplished through Christ’s loving sacrifice on the cross.

I am praying that God will encourage us in our faith as we gather.

Order of service:

- All Creatures of Our God and King
Call to Worship
- Love Shines
– My Redeemer’s Love

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Old Testament Reading – Leviticus 19:9-18
New Testament Reading – Matthew 5:43-48
Message
Response/Communion
- Thank You Jesus
– Your Love is Strong

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 3/15/2015

JORDAN writes on The City: “This Sunday, we have the privilege of coming together to sing, study God’s word, and take communion. Have you ever taken five minutes before the service to ask God that He would use you to encourage someone there? I find that even just using my commute is very helpful in preparing my heart for when I walk into the building. We are going to be learning a new song, ‘New Again”, from our friends at Sojourn Church in Louisville. You can listen to it here.” http://bit.ly/1MBAeYo

UPCOMING EVENTS:

– LAURA writes that her Judges Study starts in a week (Monday nights at 7). The deadline to sign up is TOMORROW, so she can get the workbooks printed in time. Please sign up via this cool Google form. http://bit.ly/18M2lXs Additional information is on The City or you can email laura_icardi@yahoo.com.

–Core Seminar: March 27-28 If interested in the vision and membership at Redeemer, our second Core Seminar will be held Friday evening, March 27,and Saturday morning, March 28 — dinner and breakfast served! If you want to attend, please register online. If you have any questions, please let Jackie know: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

– Newcomer Lunch: Sunday, March 29 For those new to Redeemer and looking to meet elders and others in the Redeemer community, we invite you to a lunch to meet and ask questions about Redeemer! RSVP to Jennifer at jenkhong@gmail.com.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Ben and Hope are a dynamic duo of help in Children’s Ministry, and opening and closing the building! Ben was a legend of help this past Sunday for the all-church lunch AND still served in Children’s Ministry with Hope. Hope has faithfully served in Children’s Ministry as a teacher for over a year. Quick to respond to any call for help, Ben and Hope are an amazing example of caring for Redeemer. We are excited to see that example continue as their family grows with Baby Seck coming in September. Thank you, Ben and Hope!

–Grateful for someone? If you want a shoutout to someone who is serving, please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – March 15th, 2015

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

Have you ever taken five minutes before the service to ask God that he would use you to encourage someone there? I find that even just using my commute is very helpful in preparing my heart for when I walk into the building.

We are going to be learning a new song, “New Again”, from our friends at Sojourn Church in Louisville, KY. You can listen to it here.

Shaun will be continuing our Sermon on the Mount Series, preaching from Matthew 5:43-48.

I look forward to worshipping God with you!

Order of service:

- O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing
Call to Worship
- Grace Alone
– New Again

Old Testament Reading – Leviticus 19:9-18
Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of consecration – Show Us Christ
Message – Matthew 5:43-48
Response/Communion
- Here is Love
– Jesus, Thank You

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 3/8/2015

Good morning, and welcome to Daylight Saving Time. 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 is at 10:30.

THEN AFTER THE SERVICE … Please join the first all-church lunch in our new building. We look forward to a time of food and fellowship, upstairs in Riddick Hall — just follow the crowd. Tyler says there’s plenty — please come even if you didn’t RSVP. If able to help clean up or set up, please let us know!

MEN: THIS MORNING, Jordan begins a series on LUST and LIES at 8:45, ending at 10. (There’ll be donuts.) We’ll use a book called Crossroads. Buy it here. If you want to join the 10-week Redemption Group, please email jordan@redeemerarlington.com.

LAURA will lead a bible study on Judges on Monday nights at 7 p.m., starting March 23. For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/1DXjfv1 or email laura_icardi@yahoo.com.

ALUMNI NEWS: Chris Hemmelman’s first sermon at Coram Deo church in Omaha, the community Chris and Mindy are serving ahead of their planned plant in West Des Moines next year.  Chris preached on leadership and stewardship, from Titus 1:7: “God’s Leaders Are Stewards.” Here’s video, so you can see Chris wearing a tie! (Thanks to Deckard for the link.) http://bit.ly/1wfcB5K

–Chris sent a video of him and Mindy talking about walking through OCD. Chris writes: “Coram Deo does ‘Redemption Stories’ videos each month — some are conversion testimonies, some are believers talking about how God has worked in their lives. They had Mindy and me do one as a way for the church to get to know our story as well as encourage people walking through struggles with mental illness.” https://vimeo.com/120738887

PLEASE SEND US your news, pics, links, accomplishments, outings, mercy projects: RedeemerWeekly@gmail.com.

REDEEMER’S SPRING RETREAT NEWS: This TUESDAY is the END of early bird registration and the DEADLINE for scholarship applications. Further info is on The City and redeemerarlington.com/retreat.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Core Seminar: March 27-28 Our second Core Seminar will be held Friday evening, March 27 and Saturday morning, March 28 – dinner and breakfast served! Our leaders will share Redeemer’s mission and vision with those interested in membership. If you want to attend, please register online. If you have any questions, please write jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

PSST! Redeemer Members, remember your core seminar? If you want to participate on the other side, give me a shout!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Scripture reading during our service grounds us in God’s Word as we worship Him. Kimberlee faithfully volunteers her voice to read for us. She is quick to sign up and quick to cover when needed. Her heart to serve Redeemer is supported by her husband who helps with their children to ensure she can read on Sunday mornings. Thank you, Kimberlee for how you love the Word and Redeemer!

–Caught serving? If you want a shoutout to someone who is serving, please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – March 8th, 2015

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” Jn 15:4

This week, I have been thinking a lot about abiding in Jesus. In John 15, he tells us to abide, to remain in him. Jude 24 says, “keep yourselves in the love of God.” But how do we do this?

First, we must acknowledge that our propensity is to run away from God, not abide. We doubt that God can help us in the midst of a difficult situation or that he doesn’t want to, so we try to trust in other things. We hide from his mercy after we sin, assuming that he is angry and ready to punish us, and we drift back into the darkness. We don’t abide.

Second, we must remember that our abiding is only possible because Jesus abides with us. The solution to keeping yourself in his love is not to try harder. The solution is to believe that he has issued unbreakable promises of his enduring presence, his love and mercy, and his strength. We can remain in Jesus, we can trust in him, we can receive his forgiveness, because he promises to always be with us. He is holding us, so we can rest.

This Sunday as we gather, God will speak to us through his Word and Spirit, calling us to remember his promises and believe in his love.

After the service, we will have our first Redeemer lunch together in the new building! Food will be provided and there is no need to RSVP. Just show up and meet someone new!

I look forward to worshipping with you all.

Order of Service:
- Song of Moses
Call to Worship
- I Surrender All
– Arise, My Soul, Arise

OT Reading
Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of consecration – We Bring Our Sins To Jesus
Message
Response/Communion
- Jesus Paid It All
– The Saving One
– Swallowed Up Death

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 3/1/2015

Good morning! We are still scheduled to have service at 10:30 at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The All-Church Lunch following service has been postponed.

–Molly Kruger will do a workshop on March 7 at 10 a.m. to help women know how to study the Word — and even show others how to, as well. To RSVP if you wish to come: women@redeemerarlington.com.

–We are compiling a Redeemer women’s email list (because not all women are on The City, use The City, or know how to log on to The City). If any ladies would like to be on this list and get emails about upcoming women’s events and workshops please write to women@redeemerarlington.com and ask to be added.

LAURA ICARDI writes: Assist Pregnancy Center is hosting its annual Walk|Run|Ride for Life on Sat., April 18, at 8 a.m. Please consider walking, running or riding a bike with us to support this ministry. To sign up, follow the link below or email laura_icardi@yahoo.com. Keep the conversation going at #wrrforlife2015. See you there! Click here to sign up. http://bit.ly/1zOPaw8

PLEASE SEND US your news, pics, links, accomplishments, outings, mercy projects: RedeemerWeekly@gmail.com.

REDEEMER’S SPRING RETREAT NEWS: March 10 is the END of early bird registration and the DEADLINE for scholarship applications. Questions? Further information is on The City and redeemerarlington.com/retreat.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–REDEMPTION GROUP begins next Sun., March 8: a 10-week men study related to battling lust and the lies believed. The study will be 8:45 to 10 a.m. and will use a book called Crossroads. Buy it here. If you’re interested in participating, please email Jordan (jordan@redeemerarlington.com)

 

 

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!