Redeemer Weekly – 5/20/2018

Redeemer Weekly: May 20, 2018 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Gillian Springer

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning at 10am for coffee and donuts at 716 S. Glebe Rd.

REMINDER Children Ministry: Check-in and check-out* will be in the lobby and then you can take your kiddos to their respective classrooms.

*Parents, for safety and security – your security voucher(s) has to be initialed for your kiddos to be released to you!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM, we continue to give up our old space and into our now normal of CM! God has been merciful and generous to us. He gave us His own Son. Because of Jesus, we can be generous to others. (2 Corinthians 8:1-15; 9:6-15)

TOMORROW, Men’s Group. They will meet in Riddick Hall (promptly ending at 10am to allow for CM set-up).

TOMORROW, JCG Reminder: JCG will be meeting at 1pm! For details and RSVP, let them know at: redeemerjcg@redeemerarlington.com  

MAY WORSHIP/PRAYER NIGHT: Join us THIS Thursday for a time of prayer and worship. We will meet in the sanctuary from 7:30 pm – 9 pm.   

ICYMI: The May edition of Redeemer Reads highlights the book recommendations and life advice from Buck Black – see his list here

Redeemer Needs:

Redeemer’s Junior Community Group (youth group): JCG is looking for new leaders for the 2018-2019 school year! We are hosting two info sessions for those who are interested in finding out more. They will be meeting TOMORROW at 9am and next Sunday, June 24th at 12:30pm at the church. Please RSVP to Haylee.

Music/Vocal Auditions! – Do you have an interest in serving on the music team at Redeemer? We are holding music auditions on Thursday night, May 31st, 7:30-9:00 pm in the AUMC sanctuary. If you are interested in participating, please sign up to request a spot.

Upcoming Redeemer Events

Sunday, June 3rd – Our annual anniversary picnic will be on June 3rd immediately after the service at Bon Air Park! And PSST – if able to help the day of, please let me (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) know and I will connect you with day of coordinator Emily!

Friday, June 8 & Saturday, June 9 – Our summer core seminar for those interested in Redeemer membership will be on Friday evening, June 8 and Saturday morning, June 9. You can register here!

Upcoming Community Events

FlourishNow Job Fair: We are excited to be supporting FlourishNow (where Redeemer alums, Leah Hughey and Andrew Brown work) in putting on a job fair THIS Thursday, May 24!

Check out the FlourishNow website for mission and purpose BUT also check out volunteer opportunities about the May 24, 2018 Job Fair. Their mission is to help with local needs by connecting people to church and job resources. Interested or curious? Grab Gillian Springerand she will be in the back this Sunday to answer any questions and have flyers you can distribute!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: In a surprisingly (sneaky) way, Jordan and I managed to get time off at the same time (beach vs. lake)! And our favorite part is that everything is fine and nothing has burned down!

One of the reasons being because of people like Gillian Springer, who jumped into a mercy ministry role and handled multiple logistics for the upcoming FlourishNOW job fair. While Redeemer is excited to participate, Gillian has been excited and active to participate and coordinate so that those mercy ministry minded are directed, coordinated, and supported in this endeavor we love! From our ESL program to volunteers to social media, Gillian has handled it. Thank YOU, Gillian for carrying and caring this forward!

This Sunday – May 13th, 2018

Join us this Sunday as we gather to sing, study God’s word, and take communion together.

Each Sunday, we have the opportunity to direct our thoughts and attention to God, who is worthy of all of our adoration and worship. As we consider who he is and all that he has done, our hearts and our lives are changed.

Let’s come expectant that he will once again meet us as we gather!

Here are the songs we’ll be singing.

Order of service:

Call to worship
– Rejoice
– Jesus Firm Foundation
– Shine into our Night
– Nailed to the Cross

Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Show us Christ
Message
Response/Communion
– Come to Me
– Revive Us Again

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 5/13/2018

Redeemer Weekly: May 13, 2018 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Omar 

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning at 10 am for coffee and donuts at 716 S. Glebe Rd. And happy Mother’s Day to our Redeemer mamas!

REMINDER Children Ministry: Check-in and check-out* will be in the lobby and then you can take your kiddos to their respective classrooms – and NEW! The 2 -3 year olds will be entering their class through the Riddick Hall entrance. So unless a year old, all checked-in kiddos should head to Riddick Hall.

*Parents, for safety and security – your security voucher(s) has to be initialed for your kiddos to be released to you!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM, a beautiful Mother’s Day lesson about us being God’s children. God is changing believers to be more like Jesus. We are God’s children—freed from sin, given power to do what is right, and adopted into God’s family. Because Jesus died on the cross, God the Father welcomes us and promises a future with Him forever.

TOMORROW, Men’s Group. They will meet in Riddick Hall (promptly ending at 10 am to allow for CM set-up).

MAY WORSHIP/PRAYER NIGHT: Join us NEXT Thursday, May 24 for a time of prayer and worship. We will meet in the sanctuary from 7:30 pm – 9 pm.   

 

ICYMI: The May edition of Redeemer Reads highlights the book recommendations and life advice from Buck Black – see his list here

Redeemer Need:

Redeemer’s Junior Community Group (youth group): JCG is looking for new leaders for the 2018-2019 school year! We are hosting two info sessions for those who are interested in finding out more. They will be Sunday, May 20th at 9:00am and Sunday, June 24th at 12:30pm at the church. Please RSVP to Haylee.

Music/Vocal Auditions! – Do you have an interest in serving on the music team at Redeemer? We are holding music auditions on Thursday night, May 31st, 7:30-9:00 pm in the AUMC sanctuary. If you are interested in participating, please sign up to request a spot.

Upcoming Redeemer Events

Sunday, June 3rd – Our annual anniversary picnic will be on June 3rd immediately after the service at Bon Air Park! And PSST – if able to help the day of, please let me know and I will connect you with day of coordinator Emily!

Friday, June 8 & Saturday, June 9 – Our summer core seminar for those interested in Redeemer membership will be on Friday evening, June 8 and Saturday morning, June 9. You can register here!

Upcoming Community Events

FlourishNow Job Fair: We are excited to be supporting FlourishNow (where Redeemer alums, Leah Hughey and Andrew Brown work) in putting on a job fair in May! Check out the FlourishNow website for mission and purpose BUT also check out volunteer opportunities about the May 24, 2018 Job Fair. Their mission is to help with local needs by connecting people to church and job resources. Interested or curious? Grab Gillian – and she will be in the back this Sunday to answer any questions and have flyers you can distribute!

INVITING ALL RELATIONSHIPS: In response to Eric’s sermon series on marriage, Mark and Betsy Teubl are inviting at least 5 couples for each relational stage (dating, engaged, married) to participate in a Redeemer Wide “Couple Check-up” for the month of May (powered by Prepare/Enrich, a well-respected clinical and faith based premarital and marital assessment tool). This is relevant and beneficial for any stage of a relationship, regardless of how great or not so great and everything in-between.

  • Go to www.couplecheckup.com, and add Group Code: 20414 – 2018 at the end so your results can be anonymously added to the summary report we’ll share at the end of May for corporate edification and awareness (see a sample here)
  • If $35 is a participation barrier, if you’d like to pay it forward and sponsor a couple, if you have questions, or if you’d like to loop in a team member, email betsy@livingmatters.com.
  • We’re still forming the marriage mentor team, so if you’re an interested individual/couple (married or not) to explore this opportunity, contact betsy@livingmatters.com for more information about realistic qualifications, structured format, and flexible commitment (closing the 1st team Sunday, May 20 or capping when 10 commit).

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black; Josh Deckard nomination! Omar came up to me at the retreat and asked how Whit is doing and how he’s adjusting to his diabetes diagnosis. He offered to come over “anytime Whit needs to be encouraged” and spend time with him. Omar is a man of his word and followed up by coming over this week to spend time with Whit and his brothers – which was a huge encouragement to Whit and our entire family. Omar’s selfless and thoughtful act is a reminder that none of us are too young to be an encouragement to others. Omar, thank you for living out Philippians 2:3b and Hebrews 3:13.”

In addition, Omar will jump in and help with CM! He demonstrates a sweet patience and joy with our kiddos – thank YOU!

This Sunday – May 6th, 2018

Join us this Sunday as we have the privilege to behold Christ together!

Here’s a Spotify playlist of the songs we’ll be singing to help you prepare.

Order of service:

Call to worship
– This I Believe
– Psalm 46 (Lord of Hosts)
Jesus is Mine (NEW SONG)
– Jesus, There’s No One Like You

Prayer
Welcome/Offering
Song of Consecration – I Have a Shelter
Message
Response/Communion
– In Christ Alone
– Blessed Assurance

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 5/6/2018

Redeemer Weekly: May 6, 2018 — CM NEW NORMAL CONT. –SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Redeemer families and CM Volunteers

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning at 10 am for coffee and donuts at 716 S. Glebe Rd.

Newcomers! You are invited to a newcomer lunch immediately following service at an elder’s home where you can meet Redeemer members and hear about the heart and mission of Redeemer! You can RVSP to Jen: jen@redeemerarlington.com or just stop by the Connection table after the service.

REMINDER Children Ministry has new locations! Our kiddos continue in new normal locations. Check-in and check-out* will be in the lobby and then you can take your kiddos to their respective classrooms:

3rd – 5th Graders: Will be in the sanctuary and part of the adult service

K – 2nd Graders: Will be in Riddick Hall

Preschool: Will be in Riddick Hall

2-3 Year Olds: Will be in the preschool room 117 (look for signs to help direct you!)

1 year olds: Will be in the nursing-mom room/office space

*Parents, for safety and security – your security voucher(s) has to be initialed for your kiddos to be released to you!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM, While already demonstrating the fruit of patience, our kiddos are learning about all the fruits of the Spirit! People saved by Jesus become more like Him. The Holy Spirit gives them power to live in a way that pleases God.

TOMORROW IS JCG! Reminder that Junior Community Group meets tomorrow at 1pm – details and RSVP: redeemerjcg@redeemerarlington.com

TOMORROW, Men’s Group. They will meet in Riddick Hall (promptly ending at 10 am to allow for CM set-up).

TOMORROW AFTER THE SERVICE , Come and eat delicious chicken tamales. Each tamale, made with love by Lenis Fernandez (the lady with four kids whom many of you supported when Eric made an announcement about her and her situation few months back) will be waiting for you after service. Each tamale is $2.50 and you can get them to go or eat with your friends and/or CG. Please bring cash OR venmo to Jason Whetsell (please include cool emojis).

April Redeemer Reads! This month, Dale Brown, one of our elders, answered questions about what is on his reading list. You can see the April Redeemer Reads here

Upcoming Redeemer Events

Sunday, June 3rd – Our annual anniversary picnic will be on June 3rd immediately after the service at Bon Air Park!

Friday, June 8 & Saturday, June 9 – Our summer core seminar for those interested in Redeemer membership will be on Friday evening, June 8 and Saturday morning, June 9. You can register here!

Upcoming Community Events

FlourishNow Job Fair: We are excited to be supporting FlourishNow (where Redeemer alums, Leah Hughey and Andrew Brown work) in putting on a job fair in May! Check out the FlourishNow website for mission and purpose BUT also check out volunteer opportunities about the May 24, 2018 Job Fair. Their mission is to help with local needs by connecting people to church and job resources. Interested or curious? Grab Gillian Springer, Jackie, or Jordan to learn more!

INVITING ALL RELATIONSHIPS: In response to Pastor Eric’s sermon series on marriage, Mark and I are inviting at least 5 couples for each relational stage (dating, engaged, married) to participate in a Redeemer Wide “Couple Check-up” for the month of May (powered by Prepare/Enrich, a well-respected clinical and faith based premarital and marital assessment tool). This is relevant and beneficial for any stage of a relationship, regardless of how great or not so great and everything in-between.

  • Go to www.couplecheckup.com, and add Group Code: 20414 – 2018 at the end so your results can be anonymously added to the summary report we’ll share at the end of May for corporate edification and awareness (see a sample here)
  • If $35 is a participation barrier, if you’d like to pay it forward and sponsor a couple, if you have questions, or if you’d like to loop in a team member, email betsy@livingmatters.com.
  • We’re still forming the marriage mentor team, so if you’re an interested individual/couple (married or not) to explore this opportunity, contact betsy@livingmatters.com for more information about realistic qualifications, structured format, and flexible commitment (closing the 1st team Sunday, May 20 or capping when 10 commit).

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black – This shoutout is actually to the majority of the Redeemer community! I want to extend deep, heartfelt appreciation to the Redeemer families – from parents to kiddos – and children ministry volunteers. I am not surprised but am continually humbled by your flexibility, patience, grace, and service in our new normal. In my call for all hands on deck, an overwhelming response came from so many – thank you!

Countless offers of help, faithfully reading all the emails I send, using grace and humor to encourage me and others – THANK YOU all for being a part of the Redeemer community who is rich with servants! You make my job a joy!

AND ESL! Lest we forget but ESL has also be displaced by the Redeemer spring 2018 flooding – after they were the ones to discover the water! The team has calmly, quietly worked with limitations and ensured that students’ studies have not been disrupted! Thanks, all who have continued to care for the broader community of students!

This Sunday – April 29th, 2018

“Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Philippians 2:9-11

This Sunday we have the privilege to gather together as a church family to exalt the name of Jesus.

I will lead our times of singing and Eric will conclude our preaching series on the topic of marriage.

As you prepare to come, I encourage you to listen to the songs we’ll be singing and pray that God would use you to encourage others!

Order of service:

Call to Worship – Philippians 2:9-11
– All Hail The Power of Jesus’ Name
– The Lion and the Lamb

Prayer of Confession/Assurance
– There is a Fountain
– Nailed to the Cross

Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Be Thou My Vision
Message
Response/Communion
– Jesus Paid It All
– !0,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

Benediction

Worship and Prayer night – CANCELLED

Unfortunately, we’re going to cancel tomorrow night’s worship and prayer night.

Our next gathering will be Thursday, May 17th, 7:30-9pm so mark your calendars!

Redeemer Weekly – 4/29/2018

Redeemer Weekly: April 29, 2018 — CM NEW NORMAL — MARCH FINANCIAL UPDATE — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Retreat & Who can you Thank?

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning at 10 am for coffee and donuts at 716 S. Glebe Rd.

TOMORROW Children’s Ministry Moving Day: With the location changes, we are calling all hands to help move stuff to Riddick Hall (toys, tables, etc.)! Able-bodied people would help make this go quickly as we transition into our new normal of CM

Please note that Children Ministry has new locations! Reminder! Due to the basement flooding, our kiddos will be in new locations for the time being. Check-in will be in the lobby and then you can take your kiddos to their respective classrooms:

3rd – 5th Graders: Will be in the sanctuary and part of the adult service

K – 2nd Graders: Will be in Riddick Hall

Preschool: Will be in Riddick Hall  

2-3 Year Olds: Will be in the preschool room 117 (look for signs to help direct you!)

1 year olds: Will be in the nursing mom room/office space

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM, in their new normal, kiddos will be learning about transformed minds about the Holy Spirit’s power and work in our hearts!

TOMORROW, Men’s Group will be assisting with moving children ministry to Riddick Hall! Thank you, gents!

REDEEMER FINANCIAL UPDATE FOR MARCH 2018: We received 2.78% above our budgeted giving in March. Thank you for your faithful giving to the Redeemer community and mission!   

ICYMI April Redeemer Reads! This month, elder Dale Brown answered questions about what is on his reading list. You can see April Redeemer Reads here

Upcoming Redeemer Events

Sunday, June 3rd – Our annual anniversary picnic will be on June 3rd immediately after service at Bon Air Park!

Friday, June 8 & Saturday, June 9 – Our summer core seminar for those interested in Redeemer membership will be on Friday evening, June 8 and Saturday morning, June 9. You can register here!

Upcoming Community Events

FlourishNow Job Fair: We are excited to be supporting FlourishNow (where Redeemer alums, Leah Hughey and Andrew Brown work) in putting on a job fair in May! Check out the FlourishNow website for mission and purpose BUT also check out volunteer opportunities about the May 24, 2018 Job Fair… Their mission is to help with local needs by connecting people to church and job resources. Interested or curious? Grab Gillian Springer, Jackie, or Jordan to learn more!

Pieces to Peace: On May 4-5, Dr. Curt Thompson, Father Andrew Miller, and David Takle, will be the featured speakers for a conference called From Pieces to Peace: An Invitation to Wholehearted Living. This conference is about bringing together Christ centered innovators from the fields of interpersonal neurobiology, clinical counseling, and spiritual formation, the speakers will offer fresh and hope-filled insights that will help participants experience a deeper and more meaningful relationship with God and others. Further and registration (cost $185) is here!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black – Another great Redeemer spring retreat has come and gone. What a treat to have rested and fellowshipped together! It is not a short list of volunteers who made it possible but in case you wondered or missed it at the retreat: Buck Black, Dale and Gay Brown, Jamey Dodd, Dave and Sarah Mugg, Veronica Rogers, Alanna Ross, and Emily Strother – and if you asked them, they could tell you even MORE people who helped! Be sure to ask who else you can thank! Like projection heros, Charlie and Stacey Romero who ensured that we had projection at the retreat!

PSST – Members, on the member survey you were asked what ONE person at Redeemer has been the most influential in your life… over 105 people were identified! Did you tell that individual you put them down? Be sure to share that encouragement with them!    

NO SERVICE April 22 – On Spring Retreat

Redeemer Weekly: April 22, 2018 — SPECIAL RETREAT ADDITION — NO SERVICE SUN. APRIL 22

Good morning! There will be no service, Sunday, April 22 as we will be on the spring retreat! Please join us NEXT Sunday, April 29 at 10 am for coffee and donuts at 716 S. Glebe St.

All normal Sunday events: Children ministry, Men’s group, even JCG will resume next Sunday, April 29.

REMINDER: Members, a voting link was emailed to you on April 15 regarding elder candidate Paul Curts – voting is open until Sunday, April 29. If you did not receive an email please email: scott@redeemerarlington.com  

2018 Redeemer Volunteer Needs:

Children’s Ministry: Saturday, June 2nd will be a clean up day for the CM space! This is a high need particularly as we have experienced some old building issues the last few weeks. If able to join for part or all of the day please let Jackie know!

Upcoming Community Events

FlourishNow Job Fair: We are excited to be supporting FlourishNow (where Redeemer alums, Leah Hughey and Andrew Brown work) in putting on a job fair in May! Check out the FlourishNow website for mission and purpose BUT also check out volunteer opportunities about the May 24, 2018 Job Fair… There mission is to help with local needs by connecting people to church and job resources. Interested or curious? Grab Gillian Springer, Jackie, or Jordan to learn more!

Pieces to Peace: On May 4-5, Dr. Curt Thompson, Father Andrew Miller, and David Takle, will be the featured speakers for a conference called From Pieces to Peace: An Invitation to Wholehearted Living. This conference is about bringing together Christ centered innovators from the fields of interpersonal neurobiology, clinical counseling, and spiritual formation, the speakers will offer fresh and hope-filled insights that will help participants experience a deeper and more meaningful relationship with God and others. Further and registration (cost $185) is here!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black – Check back next week to hear about some of our amazing retreat volunteers!

This Sunday – April 15th, 2018

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.”
Isaiah 40:27-29

This Sunday, God invites us to consider his unending strength and purposeful grace.

If you find yourself weak and weary, be encouraged. Your God is strong and mighty.

His promise to you and me is to fuel our faith as we worship him together.

I will lead our times of singing and Eric will continue our series on marriage.

To help you prepare, here’s a playlist of the songs we’ll be singing.

Order of service:

Call to worship – Isaiah 40:27-31
– Praise to the Lord the Almighty
– Psalm 46 (Lord of Hosts)
– Blessed Assurance
– Revive Us Again

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – A Christian’s Daily Prayer
Message
Response/Communion
– Come Thou Fount
– Grace Alone

Benediction