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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!

Redeemer Weekly – 10/15/2017

Redeemer Weekly: October 15, 2017 — TODAY! MULTIPLE Events! — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Laura Settle

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.  

Women, men, and children (youths!) have events today! Read to see what and where you are planning to be!

TODAY, kicks off Jon Smith’s class on reading Scripture and seeing God’s Story! Starting at 10 am in the K-2nd classroom (downstairs in Children’s Ministry), Jon will be starting with Unit 1. Understanding God’s word.

ALSO, Carlos, Todd, and Mike will begin the men’s study TODAY! “We will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall (where members meetings are held) every week from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, right before service. We will be starting an exciting 8-week video series where we will explore what “God’s call to courageous manhood” looks like. Join us this Sunday for coffee, fellowship and great discussion as we explore the Biblical basis of manhood and develop new friendships along the way! Please invite any male friends and contact Mike Henry (we34him03@gmail.com) if you have any questions and if you are planning on attending. Hope to see you there!”

YOUTHS! This Sunday, October 15th, is another Junior Community Group (JCG) gathering! We’ll be meeting at the same time and place for food, fun, fellowship, and discussion. This week’s topic is Who is Jesus? So if you’re looking for a place to hang out after church, we’d love for you to join us! Friends and neighbors are welcome too.

Where: 701 S Wakefield St Arlington, VA 22204

When: 12:30 to 2 pm

Why: BECAUSE!

Questions: See Laura Walton, Megan Hays, or John Hauser

 

And not to be forgotten! TODAY in Redeemer CM: The whole Bible is about Jesus. And our kiddos hear how Jesus explained to the Emmaus Disciples how the Bible does (Luke 24:13-35) tell about Him!  

SUNDAY, OCT. 22 we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, October 22! If you have never been baptized as a believer, please reach out to Jordan (jordan@redeemerarlington.com) to get more information. If able to assist with setup or takedown, please let Jackie know.

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! Please let Jackie of family changes (i.e. email, birthdays, anniversaries, pictures) know of changes by end of October!  

Community Event:

Matthew Smith and Indelible Grace Concert. On Sat, Oct 21st, Restoration Anglican Church (Arlington, VA) will be hosting Matthew Smith with Indelible Grace for a concert.  He has a heart for creating emotionally honest music, and you can listen to this tour’s music at https://matthewsmith.bandcamp.com/album/quiethymns Get your tickets at restorationarlington.org/concert $15 for a single ticket or the early bird special of $25 for two (until Oct 15).  Bring a friend!

 

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Sunday mornings are planned, prepared, and then completely get readjusted as things occur… like travel, illness, autobals, etc! Laura Settle has long been a hero of covering those adjustments and autobals! Laura serves with energy and joy on our GPTV Explorer Crew and this past Sunday, she walked off set and straight into teaching our preschool class! What a HUGE blessing! With the holiday weekend, it was a skeleton GPTV crew but Laura gracious step in the gap. Thank YOU, Laura for covering and sharing the Gospel story of Christ’s resurrection with our littles!

Redeemer Weekly – 10/8/2017

Redeemer Weekly: October 8, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT:  Doubling down, Daniel Green

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.  

TODAY in Redeemer CM: GPTV Explorer – 3rd – 5th graders will be downstairs for the whole service! We are not waiting for EASTER! TODAY Redeemer kiddos hear of our Lord’s RESURRECTION – Rejoice! Jesus died and was raised from the dead to reign as King over all. Jesus provides salvation from sin and eternal life. Join us in praying for our kiddos’ heart hearing this good news!

SUNDAY, OCT. 22 we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, October 22! If you have never been baptized as a believer, please reach out to Jordan (jordan@redeemerarlington.com) to get more information. If able to assist with setup or takedown, please let Jackie know.

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! Please let Jackie of family changes (i.e. email, birthdays, anniversaries, pictures) know of changes by end of October!  

FALL EVENTS:

We are excited for multiple opportunities of growth and service for the Redeemer community this fall!

For Redeemer members and attenders

Starting NEXT Sunday, October 15, Jon Smith will be leading a class on reading and study God’s Story of scripture. The class will be held in our K – 2nd grade classroom downstairs at 9 am! Dates and RSVP are here

For Men

Men’s Group: Men, we are excited about providing this opportunity for men to gather together NEXT Sunday, October 15th at 9am (location TBD). We will do a video series plus small group discussion called Stepping Up by Dennis Rainey (founder of Family Life). The following is a brief description of the series. Can’t wait to connect with each one of you, more details to follow but mark your calendar for 8 weeks after October 15th: “Dig deeper into what it means to step up and live a courageous life with Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Living Video Series. Based on his book by the same title, Dennis Rainey, along with Matt Chandler, Bill Bennett, Tony Dungy, Robert Lewis, Voddie Baucham, Stu Weber, and others unpack what biblical manhood looks like and what it means to be a godly, courageous man in today’s world. Through engaging stories, expert teaching, humorous vignettes, man-on-the-street interviews, and personal insights, these men’s ministry leaders call every man to become courageous leaders in their own lives, marriages, churches, and communities. Accompanied by small-group discussion and individual follow-up exercises, men of every age will learn action tools for gospel-centered living to empower them to be true heroes in their families and communities” Men interested should contact Carlos or Mike.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Why not repeat?

Daniel Green did double serving last Sunday… and saved my bacon!  Daniel has always been the wireless guru for Redeemer, since like finances, my brain does not work in the ways of wireless. Daniel jumped in to speak into improving electronic check-in for CM and THEN ran downstairs, (because you know, he was already serving as sound guy!) to fix CM audio… this meant a “smooth” check in AND most importantly, our kiddos learned of Christ’s death for them!

Thank YOU, Daniel, for always saving my bacon, keeping us efficient, and most importantly ensuring the Gospel is preached to adults and kiddos at Redeemer!  

Redeemer Weekly – 10/1/2017

Redeemer Weekly: October 1, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT:  Worship Prayer Night Musicians

Good morning and happy October! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.  

TODAY in Redeemer CM: Redeemer kiddos will hear the greatest scandal in Christ being crucified. Jesus was the sacrifice for sin. He rose from the dead, and those who trust in Him have forgiveness and eternal life. Please be praying for the hearts as they hear the Gospel!

NEXT SUNDAY, our monthly newcomer luncheon will be next Sunday, October 8 following the service at a member’s home. This is an opportunity for those new to Redeemer to meet leadership and members. RSVP to Jen Whetselll  

SUNDAY, OCT. 22 we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, October 22! If you have never been baptized as a believer, please reach out to Jordan (jordan@redeemerarlington.com) to get more information. If able to assist with setup or takedown, please let Jackie Black know.

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

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

FALL EVENTS:

We are excited for multiple opportunities of growth and service for the Redeemer community this fall!

For Redeemer members and attenders

Starting Sunday, October 15, Jon Smith will be leading a class on reading and study God’s Story of scripture. Jon writes, “This course is deeply practical. We will work through multiple exercises on Bible texts. We will learn to understand texts in the context of the bigger story and the immediate context of the book of the Bible they appear in. Then we will learn how to apply the words of the Bible practically in our lives today.” Dates and RSVP are here

For Men

Men’s Group: Men, we are excited about providing this opportunity for men to gather together starting on Sunday 10/15th at 9am (location TBD). We will do a video series plus small group discussion called Stepping Up by Dennis Rainey (founder of Family Life). The following is a brief description of the series. Can’t wait to connect with each one of you, more details to follow but mark your calendar for 8 weeks after October 15th: “Dig deeper into what it means to step up and live a courageous life with Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Living Video Series. Based on his book by the same title, Dennis Rainey, along with Matt Chandler, Bill Bennett, Tony Dungy, Robert Lewis, Voddie Baucham, Stu Weber, and others unpack what biblical manhood looks like and what it means to be a godly, courageous man in today’s world. Through engaging stories, expert teaching, humorous vignettes, man-on-the-street interviews, and personal insights, these men’s ministry leaders call every man to become courageous leaders in their own lives, marriages, churches, and communities. Accompanied by small-group discussion and individual follow-up exercises, men of every age will learn action tools for gospel-centered living to empower them to be true heroes in their families and communities” Men interested should contact Carlos or Mike.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Once a month, on the third Thursday, we gather and worship and pray together. This is a time of refreshment and pausing to sing and pray to the Lord in the hectic place of DC. Dennis Bituin, Ian McBee, Caleb Quezada, Tommy Ruerkert, and Denise Swansberg (with Jeff Strickland on sound) support and serve with Jordan during this evening. THANK YOU for serving us through music and worship!   

Redeemer Weekly 9/24/2017

Redeemer Weekly: September 24, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: CM Hall Monitors with Special Addition  

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.  

TODAY in Redeemer CM: Redeemer kiddos conclude the unit of Jesus being anointed with learning of his arrest (Matthew 26:36–27:2). Jesus knew that His death was God’s plan to save people from sin. Jesus’ friends turned against Him and He was arrested and put on trial, but Jesus followed His Father’s plan in order to bring salvation to the world.

THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, we will host our third Core Seminar for those interested in pursuing membership! At the Core Seminar, our pastors share about their vision for our church and the core practices we hope to live out. You can register here.

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

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

RETURN OF RCA CHOIR! Our next choral auditions are coming up on Sunday October 1st! If you are interested in helping us prepare for a hymn Sunday on Oct 29, in honor of Reformation Day, please email Kellie Dragity at kellie.mchugh.81@gmail.com and she will direct you to our audition sign up sheet. If you have auditioned for us before, there is no need to audition again! You will be receiving an email invite shortly. Thank you all for considering!

FALL EVENTS:

We are excited for multiple opportunities of growth and service for the Redeemer community this fall!

For Redeemer members and attenders

Starting Sunday, October 13, Jon Smith will be leading a class on reading and study God’s Story of scripture. Jon writes, “This course is deeply practical. We will work through multiple exercises on Bible texts. We will learn to understand texts in the context of the bigger story and the immediate context of the book of the Bible they appear in. Then we will learn how to apply the words of the Bible practically in our lives today.” Dates and RSVP are here

For Men

Men’s Group: Men, we are excited about providing this opportunity for men to gather together starting on Sunday 10/15th at 9am (location TBD). We will do a video series plus small group discussion called Stepping Up by Dennis Rainey (founder of Family Life). The following is a brief description of the series. Can’t wait to connect with each one of you, more details to follow but mark your calendar for 8 weeks after October 15th: “Dig deeper into what it means to step up and live a courageous life with Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Living Video Series. Based on his book by the same title, Dennis Rainey, along with Matt Chandler, Bill Bennett, Tony Dungy, Robert Lewis, Voddie Baucham, Stu Weber, and others unpack what biblical manhood looks like and what it means to be a godly, courageous man in today’s world. Through engaging stories, expert teaching, humorous vignettes, man-on-the-street interviews, and personal insights, these men’s ministry leaders call every man to become courageous leaders in their own lives, marriages, churches, and communities. Accompanied by small-group discussion and individual follow-up exercises, men of every age will learn action tools for gospel-centered living to empower them to be true heroes in their families and communities” Men interested should contact Carlos or Mike.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: With the launch of electronic check-in (#allthepraisehands), our already hero hall monitors have upped their game with helping families acclimate to the new system. It has been such a joy (and relief) to see them engaged and owning the process – while never faltering in their regular, safety monitoring of our children’s ministry.

Heroes include: Matt Kessler (whose insights helped ensure success of our hard launch), Mark Teubl (who handled his new hall monitor role and the first Sunday of electronic check-in like a pro), Will Wiley and Nate Milhouse (who you could not cause to panic even when the wireless went down!), and Richard Rabil (whose first Sunday is today!). You gents are amazing and gift of patience and adaptability. THANK YOU for caring for our kiddos in this new system.   

Special Shoutout: Missing from last week’s Redeemer Weekly was a SHOUTOUT for clean up, painting, fix-it, gardening, all around amazing, sacrifice a Saturday heroes! Kody Kight fearlessly organized and led a group of over 15 adults (and cutest helper, Laura Seck):  Lisa Anderson, Alan Arnold, Andrew & Becky Davis, Lisa Gibbs, Madyson Hutchinson, Stef Kight, Daniel Mock, Caleb Jones, David & Sarah Mugg, Viktor Orekhov, Braden & Kellie Pierson, Justin Posey, Shawna & Caleb Quezada, Ben Seck, Bryson & Megan Riley – THANK YOU!

Redeemer Weekly – 9/17/2017

Redeemer Weekly: September 17, 2017 — WORSHIP & PRAYER NIGHT THIS THURS. — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: ESL Registration Night Leaders  

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.  

TODAY in Redeemer CM: Redeemer kiddos continue to learn about Christ being the anointed One. From Matthew 26:26-30, they hear about the Last Supper and continue answering the big picture question, Why do believers share the Lord’s Supper (Believers share the Lord’s Supper to remember Jesus’ life and death and to proclaim Him until He returns.).

ALSO, visit the lobby for our book donation “sale”. Because of the stellar efforts of our clean up crew last week, we have a table of books available for a donation of $5.00 but no worries – no donation is required; come and look because the books are being donated after this Sunday! THANK YOU, Dave and Keelin for manning the table!  

THIS THURSDAY,  join us for our monthly (third Thursday evening of the month) worship and prayer night. Starting at 7:30 pm and in the sanctuary, we will gather as a community to worship and pray.

REDEEMER FINANCIAL UPDATE FOR AUGUST: In August, we received over $40,467 or about 76%, above our budgeted giving for the month! THANK YOU for your continuing support of Redeemer!

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

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

WHAT Moses is Writing (hattip Scott Moshier): Mose Lee wrote for Providence, a journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy, “Should Evangelicals Support Trump’s North Korea Travel Ban?

UPCOMING FALL EVENTS:

We are excited for multiple opportunities of growth and service for the Redeemer community this fall!

Becoming a Member

Core Seminar, September 29-30: If you are interested in learning more about Redeemer or becoming a member, we hold a quarterly event called a Core Seminar. At the Core Seminar, our pastors share about their vision for our church and the core practices we hope to live out. You can register here.

For Redeemer members and attenders

Starting Sunday, October 13, Jon Smith will be leading a class on reading and study God’s Story of scripture. Jon writes, “This course is deeply practical. We will work through multiple exercises on Bible texts. We will learn to understand texts in the context of the bigger story and the immediate context of the book of the Bible they appear in. Then we will learn how to apply the words of the Bible practically in our lives today.” Dates and RSVP are here

For Men

Men’s Group: Men, we are excited about providing this opportunity for men to gather together starting on Sunday 10/15th at 9am (location TBD). We will do a video series plus small group discussion called Stepping Up by Dennis Rainey (founder of Family Life). The following is a brief description of the series. Can’t wait to connect with each one of you, more details to follow but mark your calendar for 8 weeks after October 15th: “Dig deeper into what it means to step up and live a courageous life with Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Living Video Series. Based on his book by the same title, Dennis Rainey, along with Matt Chandler, Bill Bennett, Tony Dungy, Robert Lewis, Voddie Baucham, Stu Weber, and others unpack what biblical manhood looks like and what it means to be a godly, courageous man in today’s world. Through engaging stories, expert teaching, humorous vignettes, man-on-the-street interviews, and personal insights, these men’s ministry leaders call every man to become courageous leaders in their own lives, marriages, churches, and communities. Accompanied by small-group discussion and individual follow-up exercises, men of every age will learn action tools for gospel-centered living to empower them to be true heroes in their families and communities” Men interested should contact Carlos or Mike.

For Women

ReWinD Returns! THIS Monday night, ReWinD will begin the study on Romans.  If you are wanting to connect with like minded believing women, grow exponentially in your prayer life and understanding of God’s Word, this is the place to invest your Monday evenings! You can sign up here! See the Facebook post here.

UPCOMING AREA EVENTS:

September 22 -23: Seminar on Gender, Sexuality and Fulfillment On Friday and Saturday, September 22-23, The Falls Church will host a seminar called, Being Human: Gender Sexuality and Fulfillment. The seminar will “explore the heart of the gospel in relation to these topics. Speakers John Yates III and Sam Ferguson will consider how the biblical view of our humanity bears upon modern understandings of sexuality and gender, addressing questions such as: How does the biblical story of creation, fall and redemption help us understand our experiences and identity? How does Scripture’s teaching on the creation of humankind inform our understanding of being male or female? How does the Gospel’s vision of human fulfillment square with the Bible’s sexual ethics?  How is the Gospel good news, even amidst our sexual brokenness?” You can sign up for the seminar here: https://tfca.wpengine.com/being-human-seminar/

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black (Katheryn Wolfe nomination): Andrea Braxton, Lisa Anderson, and Long Tran have been instrumental in preparing for the upcoming ESL year. Andrea recruited her CG and a few others to help post ESL fliers in the community. She also coordinated our ESL registration night that took place this past Monday. This involved updating and printing lots of different materials and recruiting volunteers to help. Lisa has taken the lead on recruiting teachers and assistants for the upcoming year and has spent many hours during the summer planning with me for the upcoming year. She also coordinated and hosted our ESL team kickoff dinner and meeting. Finally, Long helped inventory and purchase all of the supplies we need for the upcoming year, and helped secure a new banner, which is the main way people find out about the classes we offer. Thanks Andrea, Lisa, and Long for your leadership in these various aspects of ESL ministry!

Redeemer Weekly – 9/10/2017

Redeemer Weekly: September 10, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Molly Kruger and Viktor Orekhov  

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.  

FULL DAY in Redeemer CM! GPTV Explorer returns from summer break! Electronic Check-In/Out begins fully! Summer challenge ends! CM Kiddos – REMINDER, Summer Challenge ends this Sunday! For those who complete it successfully, we have your custom water bottle!

Also, GPTV EXPLORER returns! Our 3rd – 5th grade class will be downstairs the whole service. Kiddos continue to learn about Christ being the anointed one and why He cleansed the temple (Matthew 21:12-17)

TODAY, we invite newcomers to a luncheon to hear about Redeemer and meet members. Lunch will be immediately after service at a member’s home in the neighborhood! The Connection Table will have all the details!  

ALSO TODAY, Parents of middle and high schoolers: The Junior Community Group (youth group) leaders will be hosting a meeting for parents directly after the Sunday gathering in the K – 2nd grade room downstairs (after the kiddos have cleared out). This will be a time to meet the leaders and briefly discuss important details about the upcoming semester.   

NEXT THURSDAY, join us for our monthly (third Thursday evening of the month) worship and prayer night. Starting at 7:30 pm and in the sanctuary, we gather as a community to worship and pray.

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

ESL Program: Begins THIS MONDAY with registration night before classes start next Monday and Thursday evenings. To learn more about needs, please contact Lisa Anderson: redeemeresl@gmail.com

UPCOMING FALL EVENTS:

We are excited for multiple opportunities of growth and service for the Redeemer community this fall!

Becoming a Member

Core Seminar, September 29-30: If you are interested in learning more about Redeemer or becoming a member, we hold a quarterly event called a Core Seminar. At the Core Seminar, our pastors share about their vision for our church and the core practices we hope to live out. You can register here.

For Redeemer members and attenders

Starting Sunday, October 13, Jon Smith will be leading a class on reading and study God’s Story of scripture. Jon writes, “This course is deeply practical. We will work through multiple exercises on Bible texts. We will learn to understand texts in the context of the bigger story and the immediate context of the book of the Bible they appear in. Then we will learn how to apply the words of the Bible practically in our lives today.” Dates and RSVP are here

For Men

Men’s Group: Kicking off in October, Carlos Dimas and Mike Henry desire to develop a “safe and intentional place for men to come together in the spirit of Jesus and learn what a godly man looks like.”  Those interested should contact Carlos or Mike.

For Women

ReWinD Returns! NEXT Monday night, ReWinD will begin the study on Romans.  If you are wanting to connect with like minded believing women, grow exponentially in your prayer life and understanding of God’s Word, this is the place to invest your Monday evenings! You can sign up here! See the Facebook post here.

UPCOMING AREA EVENTS:

September 22 -23: Seminar on Gender, Sexuality and Fulfillment On Friday and Saturday, September 22-23, The Falls Church will host a seminar called, Being Human: Gender Sexuality and Fulfillment. The seminar will “explore the heart of the gospel in relation to these topics. Speakers John Yates III and Sam Ferguson will consider how the biblical view of our humanity bears upon modern understandings of sexuality and gender, addressing questions such as: How does the biblical story of creation, fall and redemption help us understand our experiences and identity? How does Scripture’s teaching on the creation of humankind inform our understanding of being male or female? How does the Gospel’s vision of human fulfillment square with the Bible’s sexual ethics?  How is the Gospel good news, even amidst our sexual brokenness?” You can sign up for the seminar here: https://tfca.wpengine.com/being-human-seminar/

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black (Jenna Gordon nomination): Molly Kruger and Viktor Orekhov have selflessly served a continuously growing CG for more than a year and a half.  Molly has been extremely hospitable by opening her home to 20+ attendees every week, while also meeting with, caring for, and loving on women in the group outside of CG time.  Viktor stepped up to help lead after only attending for a short amount of time.  He has been greatly invested in helping his CG members grow spiritually and has provided endless resources to assist in sharing the gospel with non-believers.  Your steadfastness, humility and tireless dedication to a group (that now is set to multiply) is a beautiful example of Christ.  Well done, faithful servants.

Jackie’s addition… When they are not leading and loving their community group so well -Molly is a rockstar and official CM baby whisper and Viktor is handyman hero!  

Redeemer Weekly: September 3, 2017 — CLEAN UP THIS SATURDAY — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Come Back Crew

Good morning and happy Labor Day weekend! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

TODAY in Redeemer CM: IT IS HERE: 2017-2018 year kicks off today! Next Sunday, GPTV Explorer returns from summer break!

CM Kiddos will begin the fall units, starting with learning about Jesus, the anointed One with the big picture question teaching why there is the practice of communion. This morning kiddos will hear about Mary anointing Jesus with oil (Matthew 26:6-13).

Psst PARENTS – We are continuing a soft launch of electronic check-in. Let Jackie know if you did not the instructional emails about electronic check-in!

THIS Saturday, Sept. 9th Fix-It/Clean Up Day: Following the academic calendar, Redeemer is starting the “new year” with a clean up/fix-it day in the church building on Saturday, September 9th! This will be managed by Kody Kight who has a list and plan for what needs to be done! If you have fix-it skills or elbows for cleaning, please let Kody know!

NEXT SUNDAY, September 10, we invite newcomers to a luncheon to hear about Redeemer and meet members. Lunch will be immediately after service at a member’s home in the neighborhood! To RSVP, let Jen Whetsell know you are coming!

ALSO NEXT SUNDAY, Parents of middle and high schoolers: The Junior Community Group (youth group) leaders will be hosting a meeting for parents on Sunday, September 10 from 12:30-1:00ish, directly after the Sunday gathering in the K – 2nd grade room downstairs (after the kiddos have cleared out). This will be a time to meet the leaders and briefly discuss important details about the upcoming semester.

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

Redeemer members! Although we have started the new year – there is a need for FOUR more volunteers! You can sign up to serve here – and as always, ask Jackie any questions about children’s ministry!

ESL Program: For the third year, we will offer ESL (English as a second language) for the community! Our hope is to provide high quality English classes and introduce people to Jesus through this ministry. Classes are held on Monday and Thursday nights and we offer an English Bible study on Sunday mornings.

The specific needs for serving are one-time service (on Registration night, Monday, September 11), short-term service with administration during the first fews of the fall and later spring semesters, and long-term service of leading a Bible study (in simple English) for students on Sunday morning prior to the 10”30 am service.

If interested, please contact Lisa Anderson: redeemeresl@gmail.com

UPCOMING FALL EVENTS:

We are excited for multiple opportunities of growth and service for the Redeemer community this fall!

Becoming a Member

Core Seminar, September 29-30: If you are interested in learning more about Redeemer or becoming a member, we hold a quarterly event called a Core Seminar. At the Core Seminar, our pastors share about their vision for our church and the core practices we hope to live out. You can register here.

For Men

Men’s Group: Kicking off in October, Carlos Dimas and Mike Henry desire to develop a “safe and intentional place for men to come together in the spirit of Jesus and learn what a godly man looks like.”  The group is in early development and planning, but they are currently “looking for guys who are hungry for more of the Lord to help sustain the kick-off efforts.” Those interested should contact Carlos or Mike.

For Women

ReWinD Returns! It’s time for another year of ReWinD – Redeemer Women in Discipleship – where the women of Redeemer connect each Monday evening, 7-9pm, for a time of corporate prayer, worship and digging into God’s Word together.  Gay Brown, along with other women in Redeemer, lead this weekly time of discipleship.  If you are wanting to connect with like minded believing women, grow exponentially in your prayer life and understanding of God’s Word, this is the place to invest your Monday evenings! You can sign up here!

Messy Beautiful Friendships book study THIS FRIDAY: Tali Kauflin will be leading a study that  takes a look at a biblical vision for friendship. This study is one that acknowledges the difficulties and past hurts, but also helps us move toward the relationships we desire. This is an opportunity to fellowship with other women as we look at the gift of friendship, using God’s word as our guide. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn and grow with other women in Redeemer, come and join us in this study. The study will begin Friday, September 8 at 7:15pm, gathering at the church, and will continue meeting 1x a month. A sign-up sheet will be available in the lobby this morning, Sunday, August 27! Order Messy Beautiful Friendship and read the first 2 chapters (or if you can, up to chapter 4), and show up ready to learn, share and grow.

Ministry Training

Community Group Leader Basic Training: Jon Smith will have another CG Leader Basic Training, starting Tuesday, September 12. The training is from 7 pm – 9 pm,  running for four weeks. This time is to develop leaders and their anticipated core group on vision, leadership,  and skills for a Redeemer CG. If interested, please let Jon know (and cc Jackie for administrative purposes)!   

UPCOMING AREA EVENTS:

September 22 -23: Seminar on Gender, Sexuality and Fulfillment On Friday and Saturday, September 22-23, The Falls Church will host a seminar called, Being Human: Gender Sexuality and Fulfillment. The seminar will “explore the heart of the gospel in relation to these topics. Speakers John Yates III and Sam Ferguson will consider how the biblical view of our humanity bears upon modern understandings of sexuality and gender, addressing questions such as: How does the biblical story of creation, fall and redemption help us understand our experiences and identity? How does Scripture’s teaching on the creation of humankind inform our understanding of being male or female? How does the Gospel’s vision of human fulfillment square with the Bible’s sexual ethics?  How is the Gospel good news, even amidst our sexual brokenness?” You can sign up for the seminar here: https://tfca.wpengine.com/being-human-seminar/

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black Last Sunday, was my first Sunday back post vacation –  and there was a come back crew who saved the day or my sanity because of their serving! What a privilege to serve where servants abound.

BIG SHOUTOUT to Emily Strother who organized the set-up and clean-up of our member’s meeting dinner! It was a huge blessing to release administrative event details to her capable hands. She lead a team of: Ashley White Brothers, Meagan Frady, Jojo Paran, John Hauser, Andre Aganbi, Andrea Braxton, and Molly Kruger

 

In addition, Meagan Chan stepped in and saved Redeemer from Sunday morning tantrums – and who knows what the children would have done?! – because she picked up the donuts for Redeemer! THANK YOU!  

Redeemer Weekly – 8/27/2017

Redeemer Weekly: August 27, 2017 — MEMBER MTG TONIGHT!– SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Megan Hays

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.

TODAY in Redeemer CM: It is a busy one! We have our FINAL training for 2017-2018 volunteers – THANK YOU for all who have attended! AND also parents can practice with electronic check-in. Come and play around so you are familiar with our launch on Sunday, September 10!  Psst – Let Jackie know if you did not the instructional emails about electronic check-in!

CM Kiddos will conclude the unit of Jesus and his miracles learning how Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-7; 17-44)! When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, He showed He has power over death. Jesus is the resurrection and the life.

TONIGHT, our summer member meeting will be at 5 pm followed by pizza dinner. All are welcome as we hearing from Eric about his sabbatical, as well as a financial update.

Parents, childcare is provided for those who are participating in the childcare co-op! If you wish to participate and are not already doing so, you can serve at this member’s meeting or next member meeting, November 19th. Your service is required at one meeting in order to participate in childcare.

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

Fix-It/Clean Up Day: Saturday, September 9th: Following the academic calendar, Redeemer is starting the “new year” with a clean up/fix-it day in the church building on Saturday, September 9th! This will be managed by Kody Kight who has a list and plan for what needs to be done! If you have fix-it skills or elbows for cleaning, please let Kody know!

Redeemer members! Thank you to all who have signed up to meet our 72 volunteer need for the 2017-2018 CM year! We still have a few spots needed for our 2 -3 year old class! You can sign up to serve here – and as always, ask Jackie any questions about children’s ministry!

ESL Program: For the third year, we will offer ESL (English as a second language) for the community! Our hope is to provide high quality English classes and introduce people to Jesus through this ministry. Classes are held on Monday and Thursday nights and we offer an English Bible study on Sunday mornings. There are many opportunities to be involved, from being a teacher to single time commitments for various events. If interested, please contact Lisa Anderson: redeemeresl@gmail.com

UPCOMING FALL EVENTS:

We are excited for multiple opportunities of growth and service for the Redeemer community this fall!

Becoming a Member

Core Seminar, September 29-30: If you are interested in learning more about Redeemer or becoming a member, we hold a quarterly event called a Core Seminar. At the Core Seminar, our pastors share about their vision for our church and the core practices we hope to live out. You can register here.

For Men

Men’s Group: Kicking off in October, Carlos Dimas and Mike Henry desire to develop a “safe and intentional place for men to come together in the spirit of Jesus and learn what a godly man looks like.”  The group is in early development and planning, but they are currently “looking for guys who are hungry for more of the Lord to help sustain the kick-off efforts.” Those interested should contact Carlos or Mike.

For Women

ReWinD Returns! It’s time for another year of ReWinD – Redeemer Women in Discipleship – where the women of Redeemer connect each Monday evening, 7-9pm, for a time of corporate prayer, worship and digging into God’s Word together.  Gay Brown, along with other women in Redeemer, lead this weekly time of discipleship.  If you are wanting to connect with like minded believing women, grow exponentially in your prayer life and understanding of God’s Word, this is the place to invest your Monday evenings! You can sign up here!

Messy Beautiful Friendships book study: Tali Kauflin will be leading a study that  takes a look at a biblical vision for friendship. This study is one that acknowledges the difficulties and past hurts, but also helps us move toward the relationships we desire. This is an opportunity to fellowship with other women as we look at the gift of friendship, using God’s word as our guide. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn and grow with other women in Redeemer, come and join us in this study. The study will begin Friday, September 8 at 7:15pm, gathering at the church, and will continue meeting 1x a month. A sign-up sheet will be available in the lobby this morning, Sunday, August 27! Order Messy Beautiful Friendship and read the first 2 chapters (or if you can, up to chapter 4), and show up ready to learn, share and grow.

For Youth

Youth Group Discipleship: This ministry, led by Laura Walton and Megan Hays, desires to grow a youth ministry that reaches every student, grades 6-12, by focusing on relational ministry. We desire that our leaders not only model the values and spiritual disciplines we envision for our kids, but intentionally walk alongside Redeemer’s youth to love, encourage and empower them to integrate life with the gospel. Launching on September 17, our team of leaders will meet with middle school and high school students two Sundays each month to share a meal, play games, go through a Bible study and build relationships with the kids. In the next year, the need is committed prayer partners who will faithfully care for leaders and pray for this mission, and individuals who are willing to give their time and resources to make meals or host meetings. Let Laura Walton of any interest or questions!

Ministry Training

Community Group Leader Basic Training: Jon Smith will have another CG Leader Basic Training, starting Tuesday, September 12. The training is from 7 pm – 9 pm,  running for four weeks. This time is to develop leaders and their anticipated core group on vision, leadership,  and skills for a Redeemer CG. If interested, please let Jon know (and cc Jackie for administrative purposes)!   

UPCOMING AREA EVENTS:

September 22 -23: Seminar on Gender, Sexuality and Fulfillment On Friday and Saturday, September 22-23, The Falls Church will host a seminar called, Being Human: Gender Sexuality and Fulfillment. The seminar will “explore the heart of the gospel in relation to these topics. Speakers John Yates III and Sam Ferguson will consider how the biblical view of our humanity bears upon modern understandings of sexuality and gender, addressing questions such as: How does the biblical story of creation, fall and redemption help us understand our experiences and identity? How does Scripture’s teaching on the creation of humankind inform our understanding of being male or female? How does the Gospel’s vision of human fulfillment square with the Bible’s sexual ethics?  How is the Gospel good news, even amidst our sexual brokenness?” You can sign up for the seminar here: https://tfca.wpengine.com/being-human-seminar/

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black A happy, belated birthday to Megan Hays! Megan, along with Laura Walton have spearheaded Redeemer having a youth ministry and we are excited for the fall kickoff. Middle and high school are not known for being easy seasons, particularly in Arlington county. Megan has a heart to invest and cultivate the youth in Biblical truth and relationship to support Redeemer’s middle and high schoolers. Megan models and administrates fatih and organization to start this ministry. Thank you, Megan for how you love and lead in this area for Redeemer!   

 

Redeemer Weekly – 8/20/2017

Redeemer Weekly: August 20, 2017 — COMING FALL EVENTS — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Kimberlee Curtis   

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.  

TODAY in Redeemer CM, as we continue in our unit of Jesus as Healer. Kiddos hear of two healings, a woman and raising a little girl from the dead (Mark 5:21-43), Jesus showed His power as the Messiah. Psst – Let Jackie know if you did not the instructional emails about electronic check-in!  

NEXT SUNDAY, our summer member meeting will be at 5 pm followed by pizza dinner. All are welcome as we hearing from Eric about his sabbatical, as well as a financial update.

Parents, childcare is provided for those who are participating in the childcare co-op! If you wish to participate and are already not doing so, you can serve at this member’s meeting or next member meeting, November 19. However service is required at one meeting to participate in childcare.    

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

Redeemer members! Seven to completion! Thank you to all who have signed up to meet our 72 volunteer need for the 2017-2018 CM year! We are less than a month away from kicking off our new year! You can sign up to serve here – and as always, ask Jackie any questions about children’s ministry!

ESL Program: For the third year, we will offer ESL (English as a second language) for the community! Our hope is to provide high quality English classes and introduce people to Jesus through this ministry. Classes are held on Monday and Thursday nights and we offer an English Bible study on Sunday mornings. There are many opportunities to be involved, from being a teacher to single time commitments for various events. If interested, please contact Lisa Anderson: redeemeresl@gmail.com

UPCOMING FALL EVENTS:

We are excited for multiple opportunities of growth and service for the Redeemer community this fall!

For Men

Men’s Group: Kicking off in October, Carlos Dimas and Mike Henry desire to develop a “safe and intentional place for men to come together in the spirit of Jesus and learn what a godly man looks like.”  The group is in early development and planning, but they are currently “looking for guys who are hungry for more of the Lord to help sustain the kick-off efforts.” Those interested should contact Carlos or Mike.

For Women

ReWinD Returns! It’s time for another year of ReWinD – Redeemer Women in Discipleship – where the women of Redeemer connect each Monday evening, 7-9pm, for a time of corporate prayer, worship and digging into God’s Word together.  Gay Brown, along with other women in Redeemer, lead this weekly time of discipleship.  If you are wanting to connect with like minded believing women, grow exponentially in your prayer life and understanding of God’s Word, this is the place to invest your Monday evenings! You can sign up here!

Messy Beautiful Friendships book study: Tali Kauflin will be leading a study that  takes a look at a biblical vision for friendship. This study is one that acknowledges the difficulties and past hurts, but also helps us move toward the relationships we desire. This is an opportunity to fellowship with other women as we look at the gift of friendship, using God’s word as our guide. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn and grow with other women in Redeemer, come and join us in this study. The study will begin Friday, September 8 at 7:15pm, gathering at the church, and will continue meeting 1x a month. Email Tali if you’re interested. Order Messy Beautiful Friendship and read the first 2 chapters (or if you can, up to chapter 4), and show up ready to learn, share and grow.

For Youth

Youth Group Discipleship: This ministry, led by Laura Walton and Megan Hays, desires to grow a youth ministry that reaches every student, grades 6-12, by focusing on relational ministry. We desire that our leaders not only model the values and spiritual disciplines we envision for our kids, but intentionally walk alongside Redeemer’s youth to love, encourage and empower them to integrate life with the gospel. Launching on September 17, our team of leaders will meet with middle school and high school students two Sundays each month to share a meal, play games, go through a Bible study and build relationships with the kids. In the next year, the need is committed prayer partners who will faithfully care for leaders and pray for this mission, and individuals who are willing to give their time and resources to make meals or host meetings. Let Laura Walton of any interest or questions!   

Ministry Training

Community Group Leader Basic Training: Jon Smith will have another CG Leader Basic Training, starting Tuesday, September 12. The training is from 7 pm – 9 pm,  running for four weeks. This time is to develop leaders and their anticipated core group on vision, leadership,  and skills for a Redeemer CG. If interested, please let Jon know (and cc Jackie for administrative purposes)!   

UPCOMING AREA EVENTS:

September 22 -23: Seminar on Gender, Sexuality and Fulfillment On Friday and Saturday, September 22-23, The Falls Church will host a seminar called, Being Human: Gender Sexuality and Fulfillment. The seminar will “explore the heart of the gospel in relation to these topics. Speakers John Yates III and Sam Ferguson will consider how the biblical view of our humanity bears upon modern understandings of sexuality and gender, addressing questions such as: How does the biblical story of creation, fall and redemption help us understand our experiences and identity? How does Scripture’s teaching on the creation of humankind inform our understanding of being male or female? How does the Gospel’s vision of human fulfillment square with the Bible’s sexual ethics?  How is the Gospel good news, even amidst our sexual brokenness?” You can sign up for the seminar here: https://tfca.wpengine.com/being-human-seminar/

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black “Hostess with the mostest” is an adapt description of Kimberlee Curtis. Her hospitable heart extends into multiple areas of church service.

Kimberlee has routinely hosted our newcomer lunches with her family since the beginning of 2017. She also “hosts” in children’s ministry by teaching our K – 2nd grade class. She creates a welcoming environment which children feel invited into as they learn about the Gospel. And she uses her excellent verbal skills and reads on a Sunday morning – THANK YOU, Kimberlee for how you welcome and create a hospitable environment at Redeemer.