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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.    

Redeemer Weekly – 8/13/2017

Redeemer Weekly: August 13, 2017 — COMING FALL EVENTS — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Sunday morning serving teams

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, we continue our final summer unit: Jesus the Healer. Only Jesus had the strength to control a man with the evil spirits. Jesus used His power to free the man (Mark 5:1-20). Psst – Let Jackie know if you did not the instructional emails about electronic check-in!  

ARE YOU NEW TO REDEEMER? – TODAY, we will host a newcomer lunch! Immediately after the service, lunch will be at a nearby members’ home to allow newcomers to Redeemer to meet other members, hear our vision from pastors, and get connected. RSVP at the Connection Table!   

AUGUST MEMBERS MEETING: As a reminder, our next members meeting is Sunday, August 27 at 5 pm!

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

Redeemer members! Down to the single digits! 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! Be watching for signup information at the end of the August!

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 Last Sunday, we had the opportunity to have an appreciation lunch for all those who make Sunday morning hospitable! Because of these teams serving behind the scenes, our Sunday morning is enhanced and unencumbered to focus on the service! THANK YOU to our teams: Baptism Set Up/Take Down, Coffee, Communion, Open/Close, Security, Sound, Projection, and Ushers

For those who could not come to the lunch, THANK YOU: Jared Altman, Joel Borkert, Dennis Bituin, Andrew and Becky Davis, Todd and Kellie Dragity, Jenna Gordon, David and Keelin Hagedorn, James Jabinal, Daniel Mock, Elizabeth Moore, Mike Pasalich, Braden and Kelli Pierson , Casey Ratlief, Laura Settle, Ben Seck, Jeff and Claire Strickland, Long Tran, Daniel Turner, Laura Walton, Lynne Walton, and Deanna Zhu

Redeemer Weekly – 8/6/2017

Redeemer Weekly: August 6, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Daniel Mock

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, another busy Sunday of CM training is at 9 am before beginning our final summer unit, Jesus the Healer. This unit teaches about how Jesus healed people from sickness, sin and death. Today’s story is of four friends who help their friend be healed and Christ forgiving his sins (Mark 2:1-12). Psst – reminder that GPTV Explorer is on summer break and returns, Sunday, September 10!

NEXT SUNDAY, August 13th we will host a newcomer lunch! Immediately after the service, lunch will be at a nearby members’ home to allow newcomers to Redeemer to meet other members, hear our vision from pastors, and get connected. RSVP at the Connection Table!   

AUGUST MEMBERS MEETING: As a reminder, our next members meeting is Sunday, August 27 at 5 pm!

MEMBER NEWS

“In sporting news, the Redeemer Open finished up this week on Arlington’s hard courts. In the semi finals in late July, Jay Roddy beat Darryl Elliott, and Aimee Robinson beat Mike Icardi, leading to a showdown between Robinson and Roddy. In the final match, Aimee cemented her title as Redeemer Open champion, beating Jay in two sets.

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

Redeemer members! Over the summer we are recruiting for our 2017-2018 CM year! We are less than a month away from kicking off our new year! We still have a need for TEN volunteers! THANK YOU to all who have already signed up – I am grateful for each of you. You can sign up to serve here – and as always, ask Jackie any questions about children’s ministry!

REDEEMER EVENTS:

Community Group Leader Basic Training: Jon Smith will have another CG Leader Basic Training, starting Tuesday, September 12th. 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 ;p)!      

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 Member nominated: “Dan Mock‘s heart of service is displayed through how he cares for his community group, the church and the outside community.  Burdened to meet tangible needs in the community, he connected with a local food pantry and leads others in his CG to serve there monthly.  He also humbly serves behind the scenes at church by being on the set up/tear down team, which is not necessarily one of the most glamorous duties at Redeemer. He is also always willing to lend a hand and take out trash the weeks he is not covering to assist others and promote efficiency.  Dan, thank you for your heart to serve people like Christ and to spur on others to do the same.”

Redeemer Weekly – 7/30/2017

Redeemer Weekly: July 30, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Tyler and Aimee Robinson

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, kiddos conclude their unit learning Jesus was the miracle worker – today’s lesson Jesus walking on water. Jesus proved that He can be trusted. His miracles, teaching, death, and resurrection showed who He is.  

SUNDAY, August 13: Newcomer Lunch Immediately, after the service, lunch will be at a nearby members’ home to allow newcomers to Redeemer to meet other members, hear vision from elders, and get connected. RSVP at the Connection Table!   

AUGUST MEMBERS MEETING: As a reminder, our next members meeting is Sunday, August 27 at 5 pm!

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

Redeemer members! Over the summer we are recruiting for our 2017-2018 CM year! And yes, we are continually talking about it :)  Children’s ministry is a great, and large, area of ministry in our Redeemer community! You can sign up to serve here – and as always, ask Jackie any questions about children’s ministry!

WHAT JORDAN IS READING… Parenting book recommendation! .Parents, are you trying to navigate how to properly use technology in your family and home? I just finished Tech Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place by Andy Crouch and want to recommend it to you. Crouch uses a large research study by Barna Group to show how radically technology is reshaping the way families live. Based upon this, he gives 10 Tech-wise Commitments that are designed not to remove technology from our homes, but to put it in its proper place. He covers principles like using screens for a purpose and using them together rather than alone, creating more than we consume, valuing presence and even the importance of singing and making music. Tali and I found this to be a very helpful resource as we navigate how to rightly use technology in our home. I encourage you to read it!  

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 Summer shout out to our Sunday teams: Summer Sundays are like all other Sundays – a little bit of chaos and a lot of serving. Serving requires a degree of science, management, humor, and problem solving which describes Tyler and Aimee Robinson. This power couple of serving are a sanity of serving on Sunday mornings… they quietly save Sundays from ensuring there are communion supplies, to coffee cleanups, to setting up or taking down baptism Sundays. Tyler has been serving as a deacon for seven years and Aimee is similar in her role of jumping into serve upon her arrival at Redeemer. Sundays mornings happen because of the sanity and solutions they bring every Sunday – Thank you, Tyler and Aimee!  

Redeemer Weekly – 7/23/2017

Redeemer Weekly: July 23, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Laura Walton

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, kiddos continue their unit learning Jesus was the miracle worker – his miracle of providing bread. Only Jesus is able to satisfy our souls forever by providing forgiveness, friendship with God, and eternal life.  

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

Redeemer members! Over the summer we will be recruiting for our 2017-2018 CM year! And yes, we are continually talking about it :)  Children’s ministry is a great, and large, are of ministry in our Redeemer community! You can sign up to serve here – and as always ask Jackie any questions about children’s ministry!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black Summer shout out to our Sunday teams: I am not going to admit how much coffee I have had before Sunday service. However, I know that I always need that extra cup (with a donut). Laura Walton is the coffee team leader who ensure that we all have that fix. Laura manages, trains, and recruits coffee team members and also serves herself on Sundays. Laura organizes supplies and coordinates schedules – and often stepped in to fill in to ensure we all have coffee in the mornings. THANK YOU, Laura for loving Redeemer well and ensuring we are awake Sunday morning.

Redeemer Weekly 7/16/2017

Redeemer Weekly: July 16, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Eliezer Gonzalez

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 welcome eight new Redeemer members this morning!  

TODAY in Redeemer CM, kiddos begin a unit learning Jesus was the miracle worker; why learn about Jesus performing miracle? Because Jesus performed miracle to glorify God and prove He is God the Son. This week’s lesson is on Jesus’ first miracle.   

REDEEMER MUSIC

Did you know…that during the week you can be encouraged by the songs that we sing on Sunday? Charlie Romero keeps an active playlist on Spotify that you can listen to and save for your encouragement. Sign up or just listen here: https://open.spotify.com/user/1231686369/playlist/51qPPks3CRExpy3VDyfj1r

REDEEMER SERVING NEED

Redeemer members! Over the summer we will be recruiting for our 2017-2018 CM year! We are excited for this area of discipleship and need 72 volunteers to ensure a safe and thriving children’s ministry – thank you to the 47 who have signed up! We are close but still have helper needs! Primarily for our our 2-3 year old class, these adorable, small thugs are a lot of fun! They have a short lesson to keep them steeped in Gospel song, dance, and story! Not ready for the thug life? We have three of classes: Preschool, K-2nd grade, and 1 year olds who also need helpers!

You can sign up to serve here – and as always ask Jackie any questions about children’s ministry!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black Summer shout out to our Sunday teams: One of the most smooth, silent teams of serving is our communion team. This group of people come in, set up and take down communion so we can participate in this sacrament weekly. Eliezer Gonzalez is the team lead who efficiently organizes the team, sends reminders, and handles supplies. His leadership ensures the communion team is ready to serve and it is so appreciated! THANK YOU, Eliezer (and happy early birthday!)