Redeemer Weekly – 11/26/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 26, 2017 –Dec. 3rd MEMBERS’ MEETINGS —  SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Daniel Turner  

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am.

TOMORROW The Men’s Ministry group meet at 9am!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: Gospel Clues Connection will be tomorrow with a special activity related to learning the books of the Bible!  

NEXT FRI. & SAT.: Core Seminar:   

NEXT SUNDAY is a full day!  

New Member Sunday: We are excited to welcome 15 new members next Sunday!

Newcomer Lunch – for those who are new and looking to connect and meet members and elders, we invite you to our monthly newcomer lunch! It will be immediately after service as a members home. Those interested can RSVP to Jen: jen@redeemerarlington.com!

Members’ Meeting @ 5 pm – Members, this is our final 2018 member’s meeting and we will be reviewing the budget (look for an email THIS Wednesday with the budget!). Leadership is excited to share the vision and budget of 2018 with you all. Please make this a priority to attend! We will be meeting in Riddick Hall and have a pizza dinner to follow. Parents be watching for an email about childcare co-op!

Upcoming Redeemer Events:

Christmas Eve Service: We will be having two services! Our regular 10:30am service and a Christmas Eve evening service at 5pm. We are excited to celebrate the birth our Savior with family and friends.  

Community Care Opportunity

Our building neighbor, ReachFar (an after school program who rents the Fellowship Hall) let us know of a holiday donation drive they are coordinating:  “We are giving back to one of Arlington’s local shelters RPC (Residential Program Center) on November 30th as well as we will be delivering care packages to the homeless  in both DC and Virginia  on December 1st. Ways to support us in this:

We have a box for donations (i.e. Tooth paste, mouth wash, tooth brushes, deodorant, soap, lotion, wash clothes, towels, scarfs, gloves, hats, socks, new or lightly worn coats) here at the ReachFar Youth Development Center located at 716 S Glebe Rd. Arlington Va 22204 (inside of Arlington United Methodist Church on the second floor).

You may also donate online using this link http://reachfar.org/blog/index.php/donations/ we just ask that you add the memo “help4homeless” in the “additional message” section of the donation page. All funds will go towards toiletries and other needs for the homeless.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: There is something exciting when you see children ministry teachers invest personal time and energy into the lesson. Daniel Turner is one of those teachers! When approached about participating in our fourth Sunday Gospel Clue Connection plan, he was thrilled to bring games and activities to help Redeemer kiddos connect Gospel Clues to the Bible. Our fourth Sundays CM time is enriched with his investment! … and that is on the Sunday he is not serving on the coffee team! Thank you, Daniel for how you care and serve Redeemer kiddos and adults on Sunday mornings!  

Redeemer Weekly – 11/19/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 19, 2017 — OCT. FINANCIAL UPDATE — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Buck and Pegi Black

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am. Reminder! Have a great Thanksgiving holiday week!

TOMORROW God’s Story and the Men’s Ministry group meet at 9am!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: Sneak peaked in GPTV Explorer, Redeemer kiddos learn about Christ’s ascension today! Jesus left earth and returned to heaven, but He did not leave us alone. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to be with us and help us do God’s work.  

TOMORROW is another Junior Community Group (JCG) gathering! We’ll be meeting at the same time and place for food, fun, fellowship, and discussion. Where: 701 S Wakefield St Arlington, VA 22204 When: 12:30 to 2 pm Why: BECAUSE! Questions: Ask Laura Walton, Megan Hays, or John Hauser

REDEEMER FINANCIAL UPDATE FOR OCTOBER: Please continue to pray for leadership as they finalize the proposed 2018 budget (to be presented at the December 3rd Member Meeting)! We received $678 or about 1.29%, above our budgeted giving for the month – which brings year to date giving $85,579 or 16.24% above our annual budgeted giving! THANK YOU for your continuing support of Redeemer!

Upcoming Redeemer Events:

DEC. 1- 2, CORE SEMINAR: For those interested in membership, our final 2017 core seminar will be Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 – details and RSVP are here.

Member’s Meeting Sunday, DECEMBER 3rd: Please mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3 at for our member’s 2018 financial budget meeting and discussion!

Christmas Eve Service: We will be having two services! Our regular 10:30am service and a Christmas Eve evening service at 5pm. We are excited to celebrate the birth our Savior with family and friends.  

Community Care Opportunity

Our building neighbor, ReachFar (an after school program who rents the Fellowship Hall) let us know of a holiday donation drive they are coordinating:  “We are giving back to one of Arlington’s local shelters RPC (Residential Program Center) on November 30th as well as we will be delivering care packages to the homeless  in both DC and Virginia  on December 1st. Ways to support us in this:

We have a box for donations here at the ReachFar Youth Development Center located at 716 S Glebe Rd. Arlington Va 22204 (inside of Arlington United Methodist Church on the second floor).

You may also donate online using this link http://reachfar.org/blog/index.php/donations/ we just ask that you add the memo “help4homeless” in the “additional message” section of the donation page. All funds will go towards toiletries and other needs for the homeless.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Perk about writing the shoutout? I get to brag about my parents! And yes, for those who do not know, I am Buck and Pegi’s youngest daughter.

Joining Redeemer earlier this year, Mom (Pegi) and Dad (Buck) eagerly considered where and how they could serve Redeemer. They were intentional in thinking through where they could give their talents for the glory of God and good of Redeemer. Mom jumped into children’s ministry. As a 3rd – 5th grader teacher, she plans and prays about lessons weeks in advance. She inspires with enthusiasm all (both kiddos and volunteers!) those around her in CM on third Sundays. Dad has similar passionate serving with ESL … and other duties as assigned (i.e. helping me with random things). Last Sunday, he loaded and unloaded heavy furniture (who needs the recommended three people when you have Dad and a dolly?) for me. It is a joy to have my parents at Redeemer – it is a privilege to partner with them in serving the Redeemer community – thank you, Buck and Pegi – I love you, Mom and Dad.

This Sunday – Oct. 12th, 2017

Blessed be the Lord! For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.

Psalm 28:6-7

Friends, God invites us to come and experience his mercy and grace. Those who are weary, those who are confused, those who are doubting. Those who are guilty, those who are disillusioned, and those who boast in themselves.

Let us come to be helped by his powerful Word and his Spirit.

I’ll lead our times of singing including a new song, and Eric will continue our series in the book of James.

Can’t wait to be with you all!

Order of Service:

Call to Worship
– Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
– The Lion and Lamb
– O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer (NEW SONG)
– My One Comfort

Public Prayer
Welcome/Offering
Song of Consecration – Show Us Christ
Messages
Response/Communion
– How Deep The Father’s Love For Us
– It Is Finished

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly -11/12/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 11, 2017 — THURS. WORSHIP & PRAYER NIGHT! — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Tyler and Aimee Robinson

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am. Reminder! As a grace to our families with little humans, please leave the parking lot free for guests and families with little humans!

TOMORROW The Men’s Ministry group continues to meet at 9am in Riddick Hall!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: GPTV EXPLORER! Our 3rd – 5th grade kiddos are downstairs today for the whole service. The GPTV crew will be hearing about the Great Commission with guest speaker, Jon Smith. The good news about what Jesus has done to rescue us from our sins is too great to keep to ourselves. Before Jesus went back to heaven, He gave the disciples a job to do. Jesus wants His followers to teach people everywhere about Jesus so they will trust in Him as their Lord and Savior.

THIS THURSDAY, Worship and Prayer Night: Our monthly, third Thursday worship and prayer night will be at 7:30pm!   

Upcoming Redeemer Events:

DEC. 1- 2, CORE SEMINAR: For those interested in membership, our final 2017 core seminar will be Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 – details and RSVP are here.

Member’s Meeting Sunday, DECEMBER 3rd: Please mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3 for our member’s 2018 financial budget meeting and discussion!

Christmas Eve Service: We will be having two services! Our regular 10:30am service and a Christmas Eve evening service at 5pm. We are excited to celebrate the birth our Savior with family and friends.  

Member Lead Events

FRIDAY, Nov. 10th Youth Life Sala Dance Night: YL South Arlington invites you to their fall fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 10, 7pm – 10pm! Details and tickets are available here or tickets can be purchased after service this morning!   

Serving Opportunity: Engage With International Students, Eat Turkey! International Friends is an organization that reaches out to international students on the NOVA Alexandria and Annandale campuses. They are hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 16th and are looking for volunteers to: (1) Donate food for the event and/or (2) Serve as table hosts for the evening (You’d be responsible for facilitating a conversation with a group of students surrounding the topic of thankfulness.) Food drop off is at 6pm, and tables hosts would need to arrive at 6:15 and stay until the event ends around 9. The event is located in Annandale (8220 Little River Turnpike, Annandale VA). Please email Katheryn Wolfe (katherynwolfe@gmail.com) for more details if you are interested in serving!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: I have been in denial for a while… but Tyler and Aimee Robinson are moving this month.

No shoutout is sufficient for capturing all they have done to invest, care, carry, and serve Redeemer. Without pause or selfish consideration, they both have been models of servant sacrifice. Tyler is Redeemer’s most tenured deacon and has ensured the smooth running of Sundays (and my sanity) for years. Which equivalent to decades outside of transient DC. Aimee has faithfully assisted and supported Tyler with any Sunday surprises. She is a master of organized – and was the key person behind our storage areas organization. She also has served as communion coordinator.  Although they prefer behind the scenes, their work and serving is evident and we are deeply grateful for their example to Redeemer. THANK YOU, and you will be sorely missed.  

This Sunday – Nov. 5th, 2017

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

I encourage you to spend a few minutes preparing your heart to be with God’s people.

Pray that God would:
– Quiet any distractions in your heart
– Help you to believe and experience him in more powerful ways
– Use you to encourage one specific person
– Make you more excited to see his name glorified in our city

Can’t wait to worship with you all!

Order of Service:
Call to Worship
– Rejoice
– This I Believe
– Jesus Paid It All
– He Will Hold Me Fast

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Message
Response/Communion
– Remembrance
– Your Love is Strong

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 11/5/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 5, 2017 — DAYLIGHTS SAVING — BUSY WEEK OF EVENTS! — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Shawna Quezada

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m. Reminder! Reminder, daylights saving! Clocks fall back an hour.

As a grace to our families with little humans, please leave the parking lot free for guests and families with little humans!

TOMORROW God’s Story continues (1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays) downstairs in the K – 2nd grade classroom at 9am and the Men’s Ministry group continues at 9am in Riddick Hall!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: From John 21:1-19 kiddos hear about how Jesus forgives and restores. When Jesus first called the disciples to follow Him, Jesus had promised to make them fishers of men. The disciples had left Jesus when He was arrested and even denied Him, but Jesus still wanted to use them in God’s plan. Jesus is the Lord who forgives us and makes things right again.

TOMORROW: Newcomer Lunch: If new to Redeemer and wanting to meet, luncheon, and chat with Redeemer members and elders, join us immediately after the service. Head to the Connection Table for details!  

TUESDAY, Nov. 7th: Watch a FREE Live Stream of Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money Event. Graym Kasko will be hosting the live stream in the AUMC lobby at 8pm (EST).  Dave and Rachel Cruze will take the stage on November 7 in Phoenix with a livestream event in real time. For further details, contact Graym or see the signup here

THURSDAY, Nov. 9th: Worship Team Auditions: Jordan is looking to grow and develop Redeemer’s worship team. If interested in auditioning, please RSVP here! Auditions will be from 7:30pm-9pm.

NEXT THURSDAY, Nov. 16th Worship and Prayer Night: Our monthly, third Thursday worship and prayer night will be at 7:30pm!   

NEXT FRIDAY, Nov. 10th Youth Life Sala Dance Night: YL South Arlington invites you to their fall fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 10, 7pm – 10pm! Details and tickets are available here or tickets can be purchased after service this morning!   

Date Change: Member’s Meeting Sunday, DECEMBER 3rd: Please (re)mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3 for our member’s 2018 financial budget meeting and discussion!

Core Seminar, Dec.1- 2: For those interested in membership, our final 2017 core seminar will be Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 – details and RSVP are here.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Did you know what happens on the fifth week? CM volunteers do double duty! And somehow Shawna Quezada as point person manages to get most fifth Sundays! Back to back CM serving is a serious commitment but Shawna leads the volunteers with grace and humor. Her right-hand man, Matt Kessler, helps to ensure electronic check-in is smooth and accurate.  She loops in hubby, Caleb, to help with cleanup so that the space is ready for next… which tomorrow is her week again! Thank YOU, Shawna for the leadership of serving to keep CM running smoothly, week to week!

This Sunday – October 29th, 2017

Each Sunday, we have the opportunity to deepen our understanding and experience of God. While you may be coming without any real expectation that God will meet you, in reality, it is a spiritually charged environment. We are coming to meet with God.

He promises to speak to us as we study his word and take communion. He will also minister to us as we sing praises to him.

This Sunday we have a special treat. Our choir is going to help lead our times of singing. So come ready to lift your voice with them to make much of Jesus!

Order of Service:

Call to Worship
– Praise To The Lord The Almighty
– Agnus Dei
– Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery
– It Is Well

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Your Words of Life
Message
Response/Communion
– Take My Life
– All I Have Is Christ

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 10/29/2017

Redeemer Weekly: October 29, 2017 — GOD’S STORY & MEN’S GROUP MEET THIS SUN. — SEPT. FINANCIAL UPDATE — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Dennis Bituin

Good morning! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m. Sneak in shoutout to our first week CM Volunteers serving this fifth week!  

TODAY God’s Story returns downstairs in the K – 2nd grade classroom at 9 am and the Men’s Ministry group continues at 9 am in Riddick Hall!

TODAY in Redeemer CM: From John 20:24-29, kiddos learn how Thomas doubted the disciples of Christ’s resurrection. He saw Jesus’ scars from the cross, where Jesus died for our sins. Kiddos learn  how they have not seen Jesus, but Jesus said if we believe in Him without seeing Him, we are blessed.

FRIDAY, Tali will continue to lead the women through a discussion on Beautiful, Messy Relationships. Hosted at the lobby at 7:15 pm – to catch up on notes or RSVP – email: tkauflin@gmail.com

NEXT SUNDAY, Nov. 5th: Newcomer Lunch: If new to Redeemer and wanting to meet, luncheon, and chat with Redeemer members and elders, join us immediately after service on Sunday, November 5th. RSVP: jen@redeemerarlington.com

NEXT TUESDAY, Nov. 7th: Watch a FREE Live Stream of Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money Event. Graym Kasko will be hosting the live stream in the AUMC lobby at 8 pm (EST).  Dave and Rachel Cruze will take the stage on November 7 in Phoenix with a livestream event in real time. For further details, contact Graym or see the signup here

REDEEMER FINANCIAL UPDATE FOR SEPTEMBER: Please continue to pray for leadership as they finalize and plan for 2018, including budget (to be presented at the December 3rd Member Meeting)!

We received $3.078 or about 5.84%, above our budgeted giving for the month! THANK YOU for your continuing support of Redeemer!

Serving Need:

The Redeemer Communion Team is looking for a few more volunteers! If you’ve been looking for a low-key, behind-the-scenes way to serve the Redeemer community, this is your chance. You’ll have to show up to the church a bit earlier about twice a month, but you’ll also have first crack at the donuts and coffee, so there’s a lot of upside! If you’re interested, contact Eliezer Gonzalez at eliezer.d.gonzalez@gmail.com for more information.

Date Change: Member’s Meeting Sunday, DECEMBER 3rd: Please (re)mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3 for our member’s 2018 financial budget meeting and discussion!

Member Directory: End of the year updates to the directory are coming! MEMBERS please let Jackie of family changes (i.e. email, birthdays, anniversaries, pictures) know of changes by the end of October!

Address Change in 2017? If you changed your address in 2017, please fill out this short form.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: No rhythm. None. Except when it is off – than suddenly I (and everyone else!) has a beat and rhythm!

Dennis Bituin keeps us all straight and on beat. Dennis faithfully serves as a drummer on our worship team – and considering we only have ~2 drummers, that means he serves faithful at least twice a month! Aside from sound team, no other team requires or needs such consistent support than drummer on worship team! THANK YOU, Dennis for regularly serving and ensuring our joyous noise is also on beat!   

Redeemer Weekly – 10/22/2017

Redeemer Weekly: October 22, 2017 — BAPTISM SUNDAY — PLAN for THE MARATHON! — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Baptism Set-Up/Break Down

Good morning! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m. We are excited to celebrate two baptisms today!

REMINDER: Today is the Marine Corp Marathon! Be aware and plan that there are road closures as you come to service today!

TODAY in Redeemer CM: It is Gospel Clue Connection Sunday! Jesus is alive today! For 40 days, Jesus presented Himself to at least 500 people and proved that He is alive. He sends out believers to tell others about Him and gives us power through the Holy Spirit.

Men’s Ministry reminder, Carlos, Todd, and Mike continue the men’s study in Riddick Hall at 9 am today!

Next Sunday, Jon Smith’s class of God’s Story continues at 9 am – meeting every 1st and 3rd Sundays (and 5th)!

SUNDAY, Nov. 5th: Newcomer Lunch: If new to Redeemer and wanting to meet, luncheon, and chat with Redeemer members and elders, join us immediately after service on Sunday, November 5th. RSVP: jen@redeemerarlington.com

Serving Need:

The Redeemer Communion Team is looking for a few more volunteers! If you’ve been looking for a low-key, behind-the-scenes way to serve the Redeemer community, this is your chance. You’ll have to show up to the church a bit earlier about twice a month, but you’ll also have first crack at the donuts and coffee, so there’s a lot of upside! If you’re interested, contact Eliezer Gonzalez at eliezer.d.gonzalez@gmail.com for more information.

Date Change: Member’s Meeting Sunday, DECEMBER 3rd: Please (re)mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3 for our member’s 2018 financial budget meeting and discussion!

Member Directory: End of the year updates to the directory are coming! MEMBERS please let Jackie of family changes (i.e. email, birthdays, anniversaries, pictures) know of changes by the end of October!

Address Change in 2017? If you changed your address in 2017, please fill out this short form.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Baptism Sundays are a favorite of mine… Primarily because of the baptisms! But in addition, they showcase some of the best serving servants we have at Redeemer! Jared Altman, Joel Borkert, and Tyler Robinson save ALL of my sanity by how they handle, plan, coordinate the baptism set-up. No. Really. Ask Tyler about my stress level then/now and he will tell you that having a committed, patient, gracious, serving crew for set up and take down (although feel free to jump in for that!) has be a huge blessing and reason I am still at Redeemer 😉 ← but I am not really joking.

THANK YOU, gents for ever and always serving Redeemer in a celebration of baptism – it is deeply appreciated by all!

This Sunday – October 22nd, 2017

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Ephesians 2:8-9

Ever received a gift from someone when you didn’t deserve it?

God says you have. It is the life changing, joy producing, extravagant gift of salvation. He gave it to you because he wanted to. He chose to do it of his own free will.

So come this Sunday ready to celebrate that gift and praise the Giver, the source of every good thing.

In addition to our normal Sunday service, we have the joy of participating in the baptisms of a couple people from our church community!

These are some of my favorite Sundays. Can’t wait to be with you all.

Order of service:

Call to worship
– Crown him With Many Crowns
– We Bring Our Sins to Jesus
– Cling to Christ

Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
Message
Baptisms
Communion
– Man of Sorrows
– Grace Alone

Benediction