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Redeemer Weekly – September

Redeemer Weekly — Fall Events and Studies — Servant Shoutout: Sunday Manager Team

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning at 10am for coffee and donuts at 716 S. Glebe Rd! Reminder: Our main parking lot entrance is CLOSED. Please use the side and main Glebe entrances. Please have a patient and hospitable spirit by being on the lookout for new attenders and assist them finding entrances or children’s ministry!

Children’s Ministry (CM): Kiddos are hearing about the beginning! From Noah’s Ark to the Tower of Babel they are hearing the foundation to one day, Jesus will gather together all of God’s people—people from every tribe and people who speak all kinds of languages—and they will worship Him together.

Member Meeting: Sunday 30th @ 5pm – Reminder, members, there is a member’s meeting. All are welcome to join as we gather in the sanctuary (parental co-op is available if you have signed up already!). Due to the building limitation, there will not be a dinner together but we encourage members to eat together after the meeting!

Redeemer Member Led Events

Pentateuch Study: Sunday, September 30th @ 9 am: The Pentateuch is comprised of the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. It is the foundation of the Bible, not merely because it comes first, but because it establishes the basis of God’s message to the world. Over the next 5 weeks, we will discuss its author, literary form, and historical content. We will also study 5 themes that help us understand the Pentateuch better: Word, Covenant, Kingdom, Redemption, and Revelation. This study will be fun! We will spend time in prayer and discussion. We will even watch videos! There will be no required reading or homework, but suggested reading and application will be provided. All people are welcome! For more information or interest email, Jacques Villarreal!

Women’s Brunch: Saturday, Oct. 6th – 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 for a Redeemer women’s brunch Saturday, October 6 from 10:00am to 12:00pm to enjoy good food and fellowship. Please feel free to bring your school-age daughters as well! HOSTED at Katherine Taylor’s home in Alexandria (near Bailey’s Crossroads). Please contact Katherine directly at redeemerbrunches@gmail.com for address details. RSVP to this event on Facebook (in the Redeemer Arlington Family group) by Thursday, October 4 or at redeemerbrunches@gmail.com CONTACT Katherine at redeemerbrunches@gmail.com with any questions. Hope to see you there!

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: SNEAK PEAK – Make sure to come to the member’s meeting tomorrow night to hear more about the new Sunday heroes, officially called the Sunday morning manager team! Team members will be responsible to handle the troubleshooting and management of Sunday mornings – both to identify and implement improvements and release me to sit service! This service began last week while I was out and will continue hereafter!

Their training has included multiple emails, shadowing, and trial by fire with me being on vacation. Thank you, Buck Black, Dale Brown, Erin and Daryl Elliot, Mike Icardi, Tim and Natalie O’Keefe, and Jen and Jason Whetsell

9/17/2018 ESL CANCELLED

Due to the tornado and flash flood warnings in the area, there will NO ESL classes on Monday, September 17, 2018

Redeemer Weekly – 9/16/2018

Redeemer Weekly: September 16, 2018 — September Elder Meet & Greet & Member Meeting — Servant Shoutout: Ian McBee

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning at 10am for coffee and donuts at 716 S. Glebe Rd! Reminder: Our main parking lot entrance is CLOSED. Please use the side and main Glebe entrances. Please have a patient and hospitalible spirit by being on the lookout for new attenders and assist them finding entrances or children’s ministry!  

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): Redeemer kiddos continue to learn about the Beginning, Genesis 3: Adam and Eve broke God’s law, and their sin separated them from God. God promised a Rescuer would come from Eve’s family to rescue people from sin and bring us back to God.

NO Men’s Group! The men’s group is on break and resume on Sunday, September 30th after preparing, planning, and praying over the upcoming session!

Elder Meet & Greets: Jim Riordan was nominated for eldership on June 24. TOMORROW, immediately after service, Jim and elders will be available for members to meet and get to know Jim!

NOTE: The three books which Eric recommended last week were: Divided by Faith, One Blood, and When People are Big and God is Small

Worship and Prayer night! NEXT Thursday, September 20 at 7:30pm, come join us as we take a break from the week and gather to worship and pray for each other and the community.

Core Seminar: For those interested in pursuing membership with Redeemer, our final 2018 core seminar will be September 28-29. You can register here or get more information at the Connect Table – registration closes Thursday, September 20.

Member Meeting, Sunday, September 30 @ 5pm – Reminder, members, there is a member’s meeting.

Redeemer Member Led Events

African Walk for Cancer: Bigz Bigirwa and African Walk for Cancer is currently on their  from Arlington VA, through Washington DC, Baltimore, Philly and finally end in New York City on September 28th. Volunteers, walkers and contributors are welcome. The dream is to build a world class cancer hospital (s) and help about 500,000 in sub-Saharan Africa with little or no treatment. You can track his progress on Facebook – and or more info check out his page. www.africanwalkforcancer.org.  

ReWind Resumes! Ladies, Redeemer Women in Discipleship (ReWinD) returns for the fall semester THIS Monday, September 17 at 7pm! The fall and spring semesters will focus on the Old Testament: Joshua and Nehemiah (respectively). Cost for dinner and the fall Joshua studybook is $20 – but please do not let cost deter you! If you are new to Redeemer and want to connect with other women through God’s Word…and food…and talking…or if you have been at Redeemer since the beginning and are longing for deeper connections, there is a place for you in the ReWinD circle. You can register HERE for the upcoming semester.

Fall RUA Bible Study: 1 John – You’re invited to join other Redeemer women for RUA (Read, Understand, Act) starting on Thursday, Sept 27th, 7:30-8:30. Our fall semester will study 1 John over the course of five 1-hour meetings. RUA is designed to work for women in every stage of life, and at every stage of belief, with the goal of equipping women to understand Scripture by reading Scripture – without the help of commentaries, teachers, or any other external resource: just you, your Bible, and other women eager to understand Scripture with you. If you want to join, please email Laura Icardi at laura_icardi@yahoo.com.

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: This past Monday night was the ESL registration night! Many shoutouts to all who came out – thank you!! Ian McBee was one of those servants! His support for registration night is the not the only way he serves but also on Sunday morning and Thursday evenings by serving on the worship team. Ian’s consistent and caring serving is greatly appreciated – thank you, Ian for loving Redeemer well!   

Redeemer Weekly – 9/9/2018

Redeemer Weekly: September 9, 2018 — September Elder Meet & Greets — Servant Shoutout: Charlie and Stacey Romero

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning at 10am for coffee and donuts at 716 S. Glebe Rd! Reminder: Our main parking lot entrance is CLOSED. Please use the side and main Glebe entrances. Please have a patient and hospitable spirit by being on the lookout for new attenders and assist them finding entrances or children’s ministry!  

TOMORROW, Newcomer Lunch! For those new, or have not yet attended, our monthly newcomer lunch will be hosted next Sunday, September 9 immediately after service. You can RSVP to Jen!

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): GPTV Explorer returns! The season premiere is tomorrow and all classes will be downstairs for the whole service!

Redeemer Parents! Your kiddos should reflect the accurate grade and class BUT please check when you check-in your kiddos tomorrow that technology and Jackie were accurate in classroom assignment – as always let Jackie know of any questions or feedback!

NO Men’s Group! The men’s group is on break and resume on Sunday, September 30th after preparing, planning, and praying over the upcoming session!

Elder Meet & Greets: Jim Riordan was nominated for eldership on June 24. TOMORROW and September 16, immediately after service, Jim and elders will be available for members to meet and get to know Jim!

Core Seminar: For those interested in pursuing membership with Redeemer, our final 2018 core seminar will be September 28-29. You can register here or get more information at the Connect Table!

Member Meeting, Sunday, September 30 @ 5 pm – Reminder, members, there is a members’ meeting on Sunday, September 30! Be watching for details since we will not have access to Riddick Hall 

Redeemer Member Led Events

African Walk for Cancer: Bigz Bigirwa and African Walk for Cancer will be leading a cancer awareness walk campaign from Arlington VA, through Washington DC, Baltimore, Philly and finally end in New York City on September 28th. Volunteers, walkers and contributors are welcome. The dream is to build a world class cancer hospital (s) and help about 500,000 in sub-Saharan Africa with little or no treatment. Financial contribution can be made at www.awcaa.org. Please put a memo “African Walk for Cancer or AWC” in the comments section.

Fall 2018 Financial Peace University (FPU): The Kaskos and Dimases invite you to participate in Financial Peace University, a nine-week course from Dave Ramsey about ways to wisely steward money. The class will start this MONDAY, September 10 at 6:30pm at the Dimas’ house, and dinner will be provided. Additional information is on Facebook, or you can email Graym Kasko.

ReWind Resumes! Ladies, Redeemer Women in Discipleship (ReWinD) returns for the fall semester Monday, September 10 at 7pm! The fall and spring semester will focus on the Old Testament: Joshua and Nehemiah (respectively). Cost for dinner and the fall Joshua studybook is $20 – but please do not let cost deter you! If you are new to Redeemer and want to connect with other women through God’s Word…and food…and talking…or if you have been at Redeemer since the beginning and are longing for deeper connections, there is a place for you in the ReWinD circle. You can register HERE for the upcoming semester.

Redeemer Service Area Needs:

ESL Ministry: Is kicking off MONDAY for registration! They are STILL looking for three teacher assistant volunteers. English classes are held Mondays 7 – 9pm and Thursdays 7 – 8:30pm from September 17 to December 6. This is a great way to serve and build relationships with people in our community! To hear about short or long term opportunities, you can email redeemeresl@gmail.com.

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: Warmth and welcome can be such a key part of growing and loving Redeemer’s community. Charlie and Stacey Romero have been supporting and developing our greeting team.

However, that is not the only areas of service – behind the scenes, Charlie is part of the Redeemer finance team. AND in answer to the call of children’s ministry volunteers, Stacey is transition from greeting newcomers to helping create warmth and welcome for our kiddos by serving in CM! Thank you, BOTH for how you love and invest in Redeemer (and happy early birthday, Stacey!).  

Redeemer Weekly – 9/2/2018

Redeemer Weekly: September 2, 2018 — CM launch! — September Elder Meet & Greets — Servant Shoutout: Gay Brown  

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning at 10am for coffee and donuts at 716 S. Glebe Rd – and happy Labor Day holiday weekend!

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): IT IS happening! From the Beginning! We are starting our NEW 2018-2019 Children’s Ministry year TOMORROW. We are SO excited to kickoff Genesis 1 – “In the Beginning” for our new CM year and for children to reset and resettle into hearing and knowing the Bible in the three year, chronological, Redemptive historical cycle with Gospel Project!

Redeemer Parents! Your kiddos should reflect the accurate grade and class BUT please check when you check-in your kiddos tomorrow that technology and Jackie were accurate in classroom assignment – as always let Jackie know of any questions or feedback!

NO Men’s Group! The men’s group is on break and resume on Sunday, September 30th after preparing, planning, and praying over the upcoming session!

NEXT Sunday, Newcomer Lunch! For those new, or have not yet attended, our monthly newcomer lunch will be hosted next Sunday, September 9 immediately after service. You can RSVP to Jen!

Elder Meet & Greets: Jim Riordan was nominated by the elders on June 24 for elder and per constitutionally, elders will host meet and greet opportunities! On Sundays, September 9 & 16, immediately after service, Jim and elders will be available for members to meet and get to know Jim!  

Core Seminar: For those interested in pursuing membership with Redeemer, our final 2018 core seminar will be September 28-29. You can register here or get more information at the Connect Table!

Redeemer Member Led Events

Fall 2018 Financial Peace University (FPU): The Kaskos and Dimases invite you to participate in Financial Peace University, a nine-week course from Dave Ramsey about ways to wisely steward money. The class will start on Monday, September 10 at 6:30pm at the Dimas’ house, and dinner will be provided. Additional information is on Facebook, or you can email Graym Kasko.

ReWind Resumes! Ladies, Redeemer Women in Discipleship (ReWinD) returns for the fall semester Monday, September 10 at 7 pm! The fall and spring semester will focus on the Old Testament: Joshua and Nehemiah (respectively). Cost for dinner and the fall Joshua studybook is $20 – but please do not let cost deter you! If you are new to Redeemer and want to connect with other women through God’s Word…and food…and talking…or if you have been at Redeemer since the beginning and are longing for deeper connections, there is a place for you in our ReWinD circle!  Please consider joining us! Any questions – about schedule or such can be directed to Gay Brown OR if ready you can register HERE for the upcoming semester!  

Redeemer Service Area Needs:

ESL Ministry: Is kicking off NEXT Monday for registration! They are still looking for THREE teacher assistant volunteers and a few extra hands for the set up, general administration for the Fall 2018 semester. English classes are held Mondays 7-9 pm and Thursdays 7-8:30 pm from September 17 to December 6. This is a great way to serve and build relationships with people in our community! To hear about short or long term opportunities, you can email redeemeresl@gmail.com.

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: Throughout August, every Sunday had a children’s ministry training and subsequently a superhero fashion show has occurred (both DC and Marvel!) – with the tradition Batman shirt showing tomorrow!

However, a true children’s ministry superhero is Gay Brown. Her superhero ability include invisibility with impact, long distance coordination and speed, and musical strength and planning. Although on summer break and at sabbatical house in North Carolina, Gay has kept me sane, and all GPTV Explorer on track including recruiting and script planning!, and also vision planning for our new updated, old, updated space! Her gifts have ripple effect for leaders, parents, volunteers, and most richly: kiddos! Thank you, Gay for being my favorite superhero and – yes, I do want to be you when (if) I grow up!

We look forward to the season premiere  and return of GPTV Explorer on Sunday, September 9!  

Redeemer Weekly – 8/19/2018

Redeemer Weekly: August 19, 2018 — Attention ‘Hamilton’ Fans — Servant Shoutout: Mike Pasalich

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning at 10am for coffee and donuts at 716 S. Glebe Rd. We are excited to welcome four new members to Redeemer tomorrow!

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): For August, Redeemer kiddos will be learning about the book of Revelation before we go back to the beginning in Genesis on September 2! Note: The lessons will be strictly related to the book of Revelation with no endtime views or interpretations.

CM Training Reminder: The 2018-2019 mandatory training will be held tomorrow at 9am. If you are serving in CM this upcoming service year, you can either attend training TOMORROW, August 19, or NEXT Sunday, August 26.

Tomorrow in the Men’s Group: The men will meet at Carlos Dimas’ home at 8:45am. For further details, please contact Mike Henry.

HAMILTON FANS: Check out Moses Lee’s new article published by The Gospel Coalition‘Hamilton': Healing Balm for Restless Immigrants.

Member Meeting Date CHANGE: Due to summer schedule changes and conflicts, the August 26th member meeting has been moved to Sunday, September 30.

Redeemer Member Led Events

Tennis Tournament! Graym Kasko is organizing this year’s Redeemer Open, which will take place in September. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME TO PLAY. If you are interested in playing (or learning more), email Graym Kasko or reply to the post on the Redeemer’s Facebook page.

Fall 2018 Financial Peace University (FPU): The Kaskos and Dimases invite you to participate in Financial Peace University, a nine-week course from Dave Ramsey about ways to wisely steward money. The class will start on Monday, September 10 at 6:30pm at the Dimas’ house, and dinner will be provided. Additional information is on Facebook, or you can email Graym Kasko.

Redeemer Service Area Needs:

Audio Team: We still need technically- and musically-minded and music folks to help out with the Audio and Recording teams. Previous experience is helpful, but not required. If you’re interested in learning more, please email Dave Mugg.

Children’s Ministry: The largest service team for Redeemer’s largest service area is still looking for members to serve for our 2018-2019 year (September through August)! No experience required! If you love kiddos, like them fine, or are scared of them, then this your opportunity to serve! Let Jackie know if ready to join this team!

ESL Ministry: Is still looking for volunteers for the Fall 2018 semester. English classes are held Mondays 7-9 pm and Thursdays 7-8:30 pm from September 17 to December 6. We also host a Bible reading class on Thursdays. This is a great way to serve and build relationships with people in our community! To hear about short or long term opporunties, you can email redeemeresl@gmail.com.

Open and Close Team: Ever wonder when signs are put up and taken down? Curious who takes out the ravaged donut boxes? We’re looking for 1 or 2 volunteers to join our team of faithful servants who arrive early (10am) to set up our space to ensure it is ready and welcoming. Please email Ben Seck if you’re interested!

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: Deeply grateful for Eric Simmons’ prayer of lament last Sunday as we reflected and face the painful reality of wisdom and need of guardians in memory of Charlottesville’s riots over a year ago.

I was aware and “might” have needed the mentality security of checking various points, walkie-talkie airways, eyes on security and hall monitor, etc. because of the increased awareness – thank you, Mike Pasalich, lead of, and the security team who watches unseens as those who monitor, guard, and protect the Sunday gathering. May your caring continue to be behind the scene and unrequired.

Redeemer Weekly – 8/12/2018

Redeemer Weekly: August 12, 2018 — Servant Shoutout: deacon appreciation – Jen Whetsell

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

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): For August, Redeemer kiddos will be learning about the book of Revelation before we go back to the beginning in Genesis on September 2! Note: The lessons will be strictly related to the book of Revelation with no endtime views or interpretations.

CM Training Reminder: The 2018-2019 mandatory training will be held tomorrow at 9am. If you are serving in CM this upcoming service year, you can either attend training on any of Sunday in August: tomorrow, August 19, and August 26; or on Thursday, August 16.

Tomorrow in the Men’s Group: The men will meet at Carlos Dimas’ home at 8:45am. For further details, please contact Mike Henry.

Deacon News: Jen Whetsell is stepping down from her role as a deacon of New Person Integration. Please see the Servant Shoutout section below for more info.

Member Meeting Date CHANGE: Due to summer schedule changes and conflicts, the August 26th member meeting has been moved to Sunday, September 30

Redeemer Member Led Event

Tennis Tournament! Graym Kasko is organizing this year’s Redeemer Open, which will take place in September. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME TO PLAY. If you are interested in playing (or learning more), email Graym or reply to the post on the Redeemer’s Facebook page.

Redeemer Service Area Needs:

Audio Team: We still need technically- and musically-minded and music folks to help out with the Audio and Recording teams. Previous experience is helpful, but not required. If you’re interested in learning more, please email Dave Mugg.

Children Ministry: The largest service team for Redeemer’s largest service area is still looking for members to serve for our 2018-2019 year (September through August)! We are excited to start in Genesis and looking for classroom volunteers (no experience required and teacher roles are filled!). If you love kiddos, like them, or are scared of them (and no longer want to be), then this your opportunity to serve! Let Jackie know if ready for the adventure!

Open and Close Team: Ever wonder when signs are put up and taken down? Curious who takes out the ravaged donut boxes? We’re looking for 1 or 2 volunteers to join our team of faithful servants who arrive early (10am) to set up our space to ensure it is ready and welcoming. Please email Ben Seck if you’re interested!

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: A recent staff meeting had me laughing and reminding the guys – I am used to working with all guys and being the only girl 😉 – which is what makes my fellow women deacons (chin nod, Betsy and Britt!) all the sweeter to me! With great and deep appreciation from all of Redeemer, Jen Whetsell will be stepping back from her role as a deacon of New Person Integration (for those with some panic – she is not moving!).

Jen was part of the first renewed wave of deacons at Redeemer back in 2016 and she came in with energy, ideas, and execution. Even her exit shows these marks of serving as she has set up systems and teams to replace her – and yes, those are plural. She saw needs, and ran to met them. She endured, graced, and grew the way staff, leadership, and volunteers thought about how to welcome visitors at Redeemer. We are so grateful for her – thank you, Jen! I will miss seeing your face at meetings but thankful you will continue to bless and grow Redeemer in other ways outside of the role you help identify and define.

Redeemer Weekly – 8/5/2018

Redeemer Weekly: August 5, 2018 — Townhall Tomorrow: Constitutional Changes — Servant Shoutout: Thursday Night Pizza Party & Move Crew

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

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): Finally, we are fully moved back and resume our normal routine – 1 year olds are back in their space and nursing mamas have a nursing mom room again! Also, the kiddos are finally at the end of the three year cycle and study of the Bible. For August, Redeemer kiddos will be learning about the book of Revelation! Note: The lessons will be strictly related to the book of Revelation with no endtime views or interpretations.

CM Training Reminder: The 2018-2019 mandatory training will be held tomorrow at 9am. If you are serving in CM this upcoming service year, you can either attend any of the next four Sundays: tomorrow, August 12, August 19, and August 26; or on Thursday, August 16! See details about serving below in service area needs.

Tomorrow in the Men’s Group: The men will meet at Carlos Dimas’ home at 8:45am. For further details, please contact Mike Henry.

Newcomer Lunch – TOMORROW: For those new to Redeemer and the area, we invite you to our monthly newcomer lunch immediately following service. If interested in attending, please RSVP to Kelsey Gold or go to the Connection Table!

Constitution Town Hall- TOMORROW : Eric will host the second of two town halls to answer any questions regarding the proposed constitutional changes presented at the June 26 member meeting. The town hall will be immediately after the service and at the front right of the sanctuary. For those not participating, please be mindful and move to the back so that discussion can be more easily heard.

New Edition of Redeemer Reads. Click here to check out Jonathan Collegio’s book and non-book recommendations for the month of August. Please drop him a line if you read anything on his list.

Redeemer Member Led Event

Tennis Tournament! Graym Kasko is organizing this year’s Redeemer Open, which will take place in August-September. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME TO PLAY. If you are interested in playing (or learning more), email graymkasko@gmail.com or reply to the post on the Redeemer’s Facebook page.

Redeemer Service Area Needs:

Audio Team: Still needing technically- and musically-minded and music folks to help out with the Audio and Recording teams. Previous experience is helpful, but not required. If you’re interested in learning more, please email Dave Mugg.

Children Ministry: The largest service team for Redeemer’s largest service area is still looking for members to serve for our 2018-2019 year (September – August)! We are excited to start in Genesis and looking for classroom volunteers (no experience required and teacher roles are filled!). If you love kiddos, like them, or are scared of them (and no longer want to be), then this your opportunity to serve! Let Jackie know if ready for the adventure!

Open and Close Team: Ever wonder when signs are put up and taken down? Curious who takes out the ravaged donut boxes? We’re looking for 1 or 2 volunteers to join our team of faithful servants who arrive early (10am) to set up our space to ensure it is ready and welcoming. Please email Ben Seck if you’re interested!

ESL Ministry Fall 2018: Tomorrow, we will hear more about the ESL ministry and the volunteer needs for the Fall 2018 semester. After hearing from the team, and interested in knowing more, they will host informational meetings on Monday, August 6 and Thursday, August 9. Meetings will take place in the church lobby from 7:30-8:30pm. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend the informational meeting. If you have any questions, please email redeemeresl@gmail.com.

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: On the 109th day, after displacement from flooding, over five moves, 20+ volunteers on multiple occasions, tons of coffee, laughter, grace, and dose of self-control not to wail and weep – we are finally moved back FULLY into our CM space – which is exclusively ours (and I have the locks on doors to prove it!). Wow – How gracious and good God has been to Redeemer!

This past Thursday, people gathered for a quick move, mindful organization, and pizza party to close the door on our displacement and excited celebrate the soon start of our new CM year (September 2018 – August 2019). Shoutout to: Ben Adams, Jared and Kelly Altmans, John Allevato, Jens Bishop, Andrew and Becky Davis, Jeff and Katie Martin, Caleb and Shawna Quezada, Stephen and Rocio Rabil, Brandon and Ellen Tusing – and I am sure I am missing some folks 😮  

Note: I asked myself if I was making a too big about this. However, when realizing we had been displaced from our space for almost a third of a year – I think it warrants a big deal for all of Redeemer! And personally, it has not fully sunk in yet that we can fully focus on 2018-2019 year…THANK YOU, Redeemer family for enduring, encouraging, and engaging in new and old normal process! Grateful for all of you!

Redeemer Weekly – 7/29/2018

Redeemer Weekly: July 29, 2018 — Townhall: Constitutional Changes — Servant Shoutout: Meredith Leal

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

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry: Next week, we will finally have our FINAL move back fully into CM (#allthepraisehands!) – so it is fitting for our kiddos before starting their study on Revelation, 2 Peter 3:1-13 will speak to while we wait for Jesus’ return!

Tomorrow in the Men’s Group: The men will meet at Carlos Dimas’ home at 8:45am. For further details, please contact Mike Henry.

Newcomer Lunch – NEXT Sunday, August 5 – For those new to Redeemer and the area, we invite you to our monthly newcomer lunch immediately following service. If interested in attending, please RSVP to Kelsey Gold.

August 5th Town hall: Eric will host the second of two town halls to answer any questions regarding the proposed constitutional changes presented at the June 26 member meeting. The town hall will be immediately after the service and at the front right of the sanctuary. For those not participating, please be mindful and move to the back so that discussion can be more easily heard.

Redeemer Member Led Event

Tennis is back! Graym Kasko is organizing this year’s Redeemer Open, which will take place in August-September. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME TO PLAY. If you are interested in playing (or learning more), email Graym Kasko or reply to the post on the Redeemer’s Facebook page.

Redeemer Service Area Needs:

Audio Team: Still needing technically- and musically-minded and music folks to help out with the Audio and Recording teams. Previous experience is helpful, but not required. If you’re interested in learning more, please email Dave Mugg.

Children Ministry: The largest service team for Redeemer’s largest service area is still look for members to serve for our 2018-2019 year (September – August)! We are excited to start in Genesis and looking for classroom volunteers (no experience required and teacher roles are filled!). If you love kiddos, like them, or are scared of them (and no longer want to be), then this your opportunity to serve! Let Jackie know if ready for the adventure!

ESL Ministry Fall 2018: The ESL ministry is looking for volunteers for the Fall 2018 semester. English classes are held Mondays 7-9pm and Thursdays 7-8:30pm from September 17 to December 6. They also host a Bible reading class on Thursdays. This is a great way to serve and build relationships with people in our community! There are a lot of different ways to get involved. Here are the current volunteer needs for the upcoming semester: 6 teachers, 4 teaching assistants, 1 Bible reading class leader, 2 Bible reading class facilitators.

Informational meetings will be held on Monday, August 6 and Thursday, August 9 for anyone who would like to learn more about these roles and the ESL ministry in general. Meetings will take place in the church lobby from 7:30-8:30pm. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend the informational meeting. If you have any questions, please email redeemeresl@gmail.com.

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: In the throes of children’s ministry planning and recruitment, there is a no greater joy than veteran CM volunteers returning! Meredith Leal is one such volunteer!

As the third-week point-person (and solely holding down the CM management fort this week as I skip town for the weekend!), Meredith brings humor, no nonsense, problem solving, positive thinking, and joy to CM. She has handled last-minute changes and various problems on Sunday mornings with patience and independence. She has a ready smile for kids and parents – who would never know if she was solving the CM world problems two seconds earlier. Thank you, Meredith, for being a faithful servant to Redeemer kiddos and families – and thank you for coming back for another year!

Redeemer Weekly – 7/22/2018

Redeemer Weekly: July 22, 2018 — Townhall: Constitutional Changes — Servant Shoutout: Katie and Jeff Martin

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

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry: Finally back in our space, we are in the final lessons of the our three year study of the Bible. Diving into Jude 3-4, 17-25 warns kiddos of how some may false teach but Christ is the Truth, the Way, and the Life.

Tomorrow in the Men’s Group: The men will meet at Carlos Dimas’ home at 8:45am! For further details, please contact Mike Henry.

Tomorrow’s Townhall: Eric will host the first of two townhalls (July 22 & August 5) to answer any questions regarding the proposed constitutional changes presented at the June 26 member meeting. The townhall will be immediately after the service and at the front right of the sanctuary. For those not participating, please be mindful and move to the back so that discussion can be more easily heard.

Redeemer Member Led Event

Redeemer Tennis Open is back! Graym Kasko is organizing this year, which will take place in August-September. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME TO PLAY.  It is going to be set up a little different this year.  In honor of the World Cup, we will have random groups of four that will play round robin style, so you have to be committed to playing at least three matches but that will allow everyone to play multiple people instead of getting knocked out in the first round like I was last year.  The matches will also be one set, rather than best of three. After the group stage the top one or two players from each group, depending on how many groups we have, will advance to the knockout rounds.

If you are interested in playing, reply to the Facebook post on the Redeemer page. Once we get going, you’ll have a set period of time (a week or maybe two) to plan out the match with your opponent.

Redeemer Service Area Needs:

Audio Team: Still needing technically- and musically-minded and music folks to help out with the Audio and Recording teams: Audio team needs folks who can independently help with the technical operations required in our Sunday morning meetings and monthly Worship and Prayer nights. Recording team serves by editing and posting weekly audio from our various services and meetings. Experience working with and ownership of a digital audio workstation (DAW) is needed. If interested, please email Dave Mugg.

ESL Ministry Fall 2018: The ESL ministry is looking for volunteers for the Fall 2018 semester. English classes are held Mondays 7-9pm and Thursdays 7-8:30pm from September 17 to December 6. We also host a Bible reading class on Thursdays. This is a great way to serve and build relationships with people in our community! There are a lot of different ways to get involved. Here are our needs for the upcoming semester: 6 teachers, 4 teaching assistants, 1 Bible reading class leader,  2 Bible reading class facilitators

If you’d like to learn more about these roles and the ESL ministry, we will be having informational meetings in the church lobby Monday, August 6 and Thursday, August 9 from 7:30 to 8:30pm. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend the informational meeting. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: The spring flood 2018 displaced all teams – including our welcome team! It was delightful to see the Connection Table not competing with sanctuary noise! And always delightful to see serving is Katie and Jeff Martin. This serving duo not only serve on the welcome team, connecting people but also support the finance team with responsibilities for the offering.

Katie and Jeff are gracious in serving, from ushering, to greeting, even leading a small group, and using their artistic and creative gifts with Redeemer’s website and graphics! Thank you, Katie and Jeff for how you warmly and beautifully serve Redeemer!