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Redeemer Weekly – 3/26/2017

Redeemer Weekly: March 26, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: John Hauser

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.

NEXT SUNDAY, we invite newcomers to Redeemer to lunch immediately following the service. These monthly lunches are to allow newcomers to meet Redeemer members and elders. For details or to RSVP please email Jen Whetsell at jen@redeemerarlington.com

REDEEMER  CHURCH EVENTS:

Spring Retreat Registration is OPEN! All are invited!  Retreat details and registration are here! Late registration begins NEXT Wednesday, April 5 – which means there are only 10 more days to register before a price increase! If you have financial restrictions, please email retreat@redeemerarlington.com for scholarship details.  

Good Friday Service, April 14: Our annual Good Friday service will be on April 14 at 7 pm. We gather to consider Jesus’ death and the significance of his sacrifice for us in anticipation of Easter on Sunday, April 16.  

Baptism Sunday, May 7: Following our return from the retreat, we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, May 7th! 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 Tyler Robinson know.

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:

— Music Team Quarterly Training Night – For all current and prospective musicians and vocalists, we will be having our quarterly training night this Thursday night, 7:30-9:00pm at the church building. These are important opportunities for us to be taught, encouraged, and challenged in the roles we play as a music team. Please make it a priority to attend!

— Women’s Art Exhibit, THIS SATURDAY: The Redeemer Women’s Committee invites you to a night of art and reflection on Saturday, April 1st. Join us for desserts, coffee, fellowship, and a special art gallery at 7:00pm featuring works by female members of our church. Our hope is to look back on our corporate study of Genesis and the idea of “Beginnings” in our faith through art and conversation. The gallery will feature pieces that interpret the idea of “Beginnings.” Through a casual program we will engage, individually and collectively, with the idea of our beginnings and God’s role in them.

A suggested $5 donation at the door is requested. All works will be available for purchase. April 1st- Riddick Hall- Redeemer Church of Arlington @ AUMC, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia

— Walk|Run|Ride, April 22nd: Redeemer has been partnering with our local pregnancy center, Assist Pregnancy Center, for several years. Assist operates solely on donations from the community, and the annual Walk|Run|Ride is one of its two biggest fundraisers. You and your family/roommates/CG can form a team, or you can do it alone – by running or walking the 5K course along the W&OD trail, or biking the 12-mile course along the same trail. Sign up, and then ask friends and family to support you financially as you support Assist! Mike and I, and our kids, will be there, so let us know if you sign up! In order to track participants, please sign up at the link below, and choose “Laura Icardi” as your liaison, and “Redeemer” as your church. You can email me with any questions: laura_icardi@yahoo.com Link to sign up: Walk/Run/Ride for LIFE 2017 | Event Page

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black (nominated by Jordan Kauflin): Routine serving is one of the biggest blessings and services individuals can give Redeemer (I see you CM volunteers).

John Hauser has routinely and regularly (multiple times a month!) given time and service to Redeemer by playing the drums for us on Sunday morning! This is not just a 10:30 am commitment, but John participates in practices and comes early on Sunday morning for rehearsal. He jumped into serving and has adapted quickly to different teams and fellow musicians. Thank you, John for how you give time and talent to our worship!  

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 3/19/2017

Redeemer Weekly: March 19, 2017 — – SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Veronica Rogers, Retreat Mastermind

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.

AFTER service, Cory Dimas and the Muejeres de Virtud will be selling boxed lunches of Pollo Horneado (Salvadorean Chicken, rice, salsa, and tortillas) for a suggested donation of $10 (cash, Venmo, and PayPal accepted), immediately following the service.  This is a final fundraiser for the women to charter a bus to take them to their annual retreat at Lake Champion on March 25-26. See Jen Whetsell’s post in the Facebook Family Group about this ministry!

Assist Pregnancy Center Baby Bottle Boomerang – Return Bottles TODAY: If you took a baby bottle to fill with change for Assist, please bring it with you to church today to return to Mike or Laura Icardi (if you have returned it before now and returned it to Jackie, please email Laura at laura_icardi@yahoo.com so she can cross you off the list). You are also welcome to drop it off at the welcome table if you can’t find the Icardis. The clipboard sign-out sheets will be there; please cross your name out to indicate that you returned your bottle. If you won’t be at church please email Laura to arrange a pickup during the week.

Thank you for participating in this fundraiser for Assist Pregnancy Center! Laura will update you all once we know the total funds raised through this campaign so you can see the impact you’ve had!

Update on Giving: As the leadership of Redeemer has talked of giving, one piece that has been stressed is the importance of regular, recurring giving. This allows the church to budget more effectively and plan for the future. Thanks to God’s blessing through your faithfulness, Redeemer has almost 80 singles/families that are signed up to give regularly for $34,600 each month. When we switched sites for giving in the fall, we had about 40 people and $22,000 committed each month. We have almost doubled the number of faithful givers, and grown the total by over 50%! This is an amazing answer to prayer and wonderful picture of God’s provision. We would love to have $45,000 committed each month to continue to grow in our pursuit of where God has called Redeemer. We encourage the members of Redeemer to prayerfully and thoughtfully consider how God would have them steward their resources cheerfully and sacrificially! For those interested in giving, you can click here.

REDEEMER  CHURCH EVENTS:

Spring Retreat Registration is OPEN! All are invited!  Retreat details and registration are here! Late registration begins on Wednesday, April 5 – which includes a price increase! – which is in 16 days! If you have financial restrictions, please email retreat@redeemerarlington.com for scholarship details.  

Good Friday Service, April 14: Our annual Good Friday service will be on April 14 at 7 pm. We gather to consider Jesus’ death and the significance of his sacrifice for us in anticipation of Easter on Sunday, April 16.  

Baptism Sunday, May 7: Following our return from the retreat, we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, May 7th! 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 Tyler Robinson know.

What Moses Lee is writing. Redeemer member, Moses Lee’s book review of Christianity, Social Justice, and the Japanese American Incarceration during World War II was published on Reformed African American Network (hattip, Scott Moshier) which you can read here.

MEMBER NEWS:

Moses Lee had a busy month of writing, including sending this note:

“Dear Redeemer Family,

Once again we find ourselves speechless by YOUR generosity! As Redeemer’s campus ministry, we have already been floored by your affirmation, service, and prayers. More specifically, we want to thank you for your recent mind-blowing gift from the “Strategic Opportunity Fund.” Thank you for making Kingdom work possible at American University!

Last month, we hosted a “Faith x Work” discussion panel. Three members of Redeemer (Andre Aganbi, Kevin Dowker, and Meghan Spigle) participated as panelists to discuss how to be faithful missionaries in the workplace. The feedback was so good we decided to have one every month.”

UPCOMING EVENTS:

— Flute Recital & Adoption Fundraiser, March 25: Redeemer members, Steve and Becky Mason are holding a fundraising event for their adoption and you are invited! Sat, 3/25, at 3:30pm at Convergence in Alexandria (1801 N. Quaker Ln, just off 395). The talents of Redeemer’s own Dan Shen (piano), Kelli Pierson (voice), Haylee Green (dance), and Elisabeth Henderson Haas (flute) will join Becky Mason on flute in a recital with music inspired by the Mason family’s journey to adopt from South Africa.  A reception featuring South African wines and refreshments will follow.

There is an optional “suggested donation” of $12 to go toward their adoption fees; however, all are welcome to enjoy the musical program with no obligation to contribute.

— Women’s Art Exhibit, April 1: The Redeemer Women’s Committee invites you to a night of art and reflection on Saturday, April 1st. Join us for desserts, coffee, fellowship, and a special art gallery at 7:00pm featuring works by female members of our church. Our hope is to look back on our corporate study of Genesis and the idea of “Beginnings” in our faith through art and conversation. The gallery will feature pieces that interpret the idea of “Beginnings.” Through a casual program we will engage, individually and collectively, with the idea of our beginnings and God’s role in them.

A suggested $5 donation at the door is requested. All works will be available for purchase. April 1st- Riddick Hall- Redeemer Church of Arlington @ AUMC, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia

— Walk|Run|Ride, April 22nd: Redeemer has been partnering with our local pregnancy center, Assist Pregnancy Center, for several years. Assist operates solely on donations from the community, and the annual Walk|Run|Ride is one of its two biggest fundraisers. You and your family/roommates/CG can form a team, or you can do it alone – by running or walking the 5K course along the W&OD trail, or biking the 12-mile course along the same trail. Sign up, and then ask friends and family to support you financially as you support Assist! Mike and I, and our kids, will be there, so let us know if you sign up! In order to track participants, please sign up at the link below, and choose “Laura Icardi” as your liaison, and “Redeemer” as your church. You can email me with any questions: laura_icardi@yahoo.com Link to sign up: Walk/Run/Ride for LIFE 2017 | Event Page

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: We are so excited for the spring retreat in SIX weeks! I wanted to do a preliminary shout out for Veronica Rogers who has stepped in to support me before and during the retreat with coordination. This is a MARVELOUS blessing as I anticipate speaking at the retreat. Veronica’s work has already released me to prepare and later participate in the retreat. Words fail for appreciation but know that behind the scenes we have a brilliant, gracious coordinator is keeping me sane (no small task before and during the retreat!). THANK YOU, Veronica!

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

SPRING RETREAT REGISTRATION OPEN

Registration is OPEN!

You can register here!

Cost is a flat $160 for a single and $320 for a couple. This includes meals Saturday through Sunday lunch. An additional $10 Friday dinner option is available. Children are free.

To prevent the cost from prohibiting anyone from attending, please email retreat@redeemerarlington.com about scholarship opportunities.

When: April 28-30, 2017

Where: Capon Springs, WV

Who: Redeemer! This is not a member specific event but rather a time for the Redeemer community to be together.

Schedule: Our time together will begin Friday night, at 7:30 pm for a prayer and worship time. Our Saturday session will be at 10 am following 8:30 breakfast. We will enjoy free time together after lunch (12 pm) from 1 pm – 6 pm before dinner and gathering together again at 7:30 pm. Sunday morning before leaving we will have a final session and (MEMBERS!) our April Member Meeting. Capon Springs will send us off after lunch.

Childcare: GPTV Explorer will be on site! Childcare for 1 – 10 year olds will be provided. For youth interested in helping (which includes compensation) please email: retreat@redeemerarlington.com

Redeemer Weekly -3/12/2017

Redeemer Weekly: March 12, 2017 — Worship/Prayer THIS Thurs. — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Mace Shadid

Good morning! Happy Daylight Savings – Cheers to longer days! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

THIS THURSDAY, is our March Prayer/Worship night. Starting at 7:30 pm, these are times to stop and be prayerful before the Lord and great opportunities to worship and pray together.

Assist Pregnancy Center Baby Bottle Boomerang – Return Bottles TODAY: If you took a baby bottle to fill with change for Assist, please bring it with you to church today to return to Mike or Laura Icardi (if you have returned it before now and returned it to Jackie, please email Laura at laura_icardi@yahoo.com so she can cross you off the list). You are also welcome to drop it off at the welcome table if you can’t find the Icardis. The clipboard sign-out sheets will be there; please cross your name out to indicate that you returned your bottle.

If you won’t be at church tomorrow, we can collect your bottle the following Sunday, or email Laura to arrange a pickup during the week.

Thank you for participating in this fundraiser for Assist Pregnancy Center! Laura will update you all once we know the total funds raised through this campaign so you can see the impact you’ve had!

Spring Retreat Registration is OPEN!t In 7 weeks, we will be gathered at our annual retreat (April 28-30). In 14 days is our scholarship application deadline (March 22)! All are invited and we do not want to limit those attending due to finances. Please email retreat@redeemerarlington.com for details. Retreat details and registration are here!

Baptism Sunday, May 7: Following our return from the retreat, we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, May 7th! 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 Tyler Robinson know.

What Jordan is writing.  Jordan was able to appear as a guest writer on Doxology and Theology, writing about songwriting and the mixed motives in comes with – his article is here.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

— NEXT SUNDAY, March 19,  Cory Dimas and the Muejeres de Virtud will be selling boxed lunches of Pollo Horneado (Salvadorean Chicken, rice, salsa, and tortillas) for a suggested donation of $10 (cash, Venmo, and PayPal accepted), immediately following the service.  This is a final fundraiser for the women to charter a bus to take them to their annual retreat at Lake Champion on March 25-26.

Cory started the Muejeres de Virtud to be a fellowship group to create support and community for Hispanic women in Arlington. At this retreat, the women will rest from their families and daily work as they hear about and worship God together and learn about how God has created them in His own image. Please take this opportunity to eat a delicious lunch with brothers and sisters at church and support these ladies!  Please contact Jennifer Whetsell (jen@redeemerarlington.com) or Erica Evans (ericaunderdahl@gmail.com) for questions or comments.

— Flute Recital & Adoption Fundraiser, March 25: Redeemer members, Steve and Becky Mason are holding a fundraising event for their adoption and you are invited! Sat, 3/25, at 3:30pm at Convergence in Alexandria (1801 N. Quaker Ln, just off 395). The talents of Redeemer’s own Dan Shen (piano), Kelli Pierson (voice), Haylee Green (dance), and Elisabeth Henderson Haas (flute) will join Becky Mason on flute in a recital with music inspired by the Mason family’s journey to adopt from South Africa.  A reception featuring South African wines and refreshments will follow.

There is an optional “suggested donation” of $12 to go toward their adoption fees; however, all are welcome to enjoy the musical program with no obligation to contribute.

— Women’s Art Exhibit, April 1: The Redeemer Women’s Committee invites you to a night of art and reflection on Saturday, April 1st. Join us for desserts, coffee, fellowship, and a special art gallery at 7:00pm featuring works by female members of our church. Our hope is to look back on our corporate study of Genesis and the idea of “Beginnings” in our faith through art and conversation. The gallery will feature pieces that interpret the idea of “Beginnings.” Through a casual program we will engage, individually and collectively, with the idea of our beginnings and God’s role in them.

A suggested $5 donation at the door is requested. All works will be available for purchase. April 1st- Riddick Hall- Redeemer Church of Arlington @ AUMC, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia

— Walk|Run|Ride, April 22nd: Redeemer has been partnering with our local pregnancy center, Assist Pregnancy Center, for several years. Assist operates solely on donations from the community, and the annual Walk|Run|Ride is one of its two biggest fundraisers. You and your family/roommates/CG can form a team, or you can do it alone – by running or walking the 5K course along the W&OD trail, or biking the 12-mile course along the same trail. Sign up, and then ask friends and family to support you financially as you support Assist! Mike and I, and our kids, will be there, so let us know if you sign up! In order to track participants, please sign up at the link below, and choose “Laura Icardi” as your liaison, and “Redeemer” as your church. You can email me with any questions: laura_icardi@yahoo.com Link to sign up: Walk/Run/Ride for LIFE 2017 | Event Page

Four-part SATB choir! Have you been longing to help the church experience the majesty of the Lord through inspiring 4-part choral music? Excellent! Because Redeemer members, Rucker Wannamaker, Kellie Dragity, and Aaron Sandford are starting up a SATB choir and want you to audition for it. Please fill out the form below to let them know if you are interested!  http://bit.ly/redeemerchoirform

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: One of my favorite shout outs is about the unseen serving that people do for Redeemer. Last Saturday, Mace Shadid, served and sacrificed her Saturday morning to organize files and paperwork for Redeemer staff (me). This was a HUGE blessing and released me to enjoy a day off! Mace asked, pursued, and accomplished a volunteer task because of her heart to serve and her mind for organization. For several hours she was at the church office, reviewing paperwork and ensuring that things were accurately organized. Thank you, Mace for pursuing serving, sacrificing a weekend day, and helping staff!

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 3/5/2017

Redeemer Weekly: March 5, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Becky Mason

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, we will host our newcomer lunch for all newcomers to Redeemer! These monthly lunches, immediately after the service, are a chance to meet members, elders, and make connections to the mission of Redeemer. Get details at the Connection Table.

Spring Retreat Registration is OPEN! In 53 days we will gather for our annual retreat (April 28-30). All are invited to come as it is not a member specific event. This is a time for the Redeemer community to get out of the city together and grow in our relationships with each other and the Lord. Details and registration are here!

Baptism Sunday, May 7: Following our return from the retreat, we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, May 7th! 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 Tyler Robinson know.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

— Men’s March Brunch: Please mark down this Saturday, March 11, 8.30am – 10.30am to get together at Mike Henry’s home (5710 9th Rd N, Arlington) for the next men’s breakfast. We’ll start off with food & fellowship, then move on to a time of discussion & prayer, seeking encouragement & greater understanding about the Lord & His Spirit. Volunteers are welcome to help w/ cooking and clean-up! Reply/RSVP directly to Mike Henry at we34him03@gmail.com.

— Walk|Run|Ride, April 22nd: Redeemer has been partnering with our local pregnancy center, Assist Pregnancy Center, for several years. Assist operates solely on donations from the community, and the annual Walk|Run|Ride is one of its two biggest fundraisers. You and your family/roommates/CG can form a team, or you can do it alone – by running or walking the 5K course along the W&OD trail, or biking the 12-mile course along the same trail. Sign up, and then ask friends and family to support you financially as you support Assist! Mike and I, and our kids, will be there, so let us know if you sign up! In order to track participants, please sign up at the link below, and choose “Laura Icardi” as your liaison, and “Redeemer” as your church. You can email me with any questions: laura_icardi@yahoo.com Link to sign up: Walk/Run/Ride for LIFE 2017 | Event Page

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Musical talent and grace and patience in Children’s Ministry; those two servings are essential for Redeemer and Becky Mason serves in both those areas!

Becky provides her acclaimed musical talent of flute playing on Sunday mornings. Becky also brings joy and motherlevel skills to serving in our one year old room; serving the same week when her husband Steve teaches our older kiddos! During the week, Becky and Steve develop and support Redeemer community by leading a community group, where Becky uses her gifts of organization and hospitality. Thank you, Becky for how you serve on Sunday and during the week!

Ppst If you want to hear more of Becky’s talent, you are invited to her Flute Recital and Adoption Fundraiser on March 25 Details in Redeemer Arlington Family posts!  

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly 2/26/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Feb. 26, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Ian McBee

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.

NEXT Sunday, we will host our newcomer lunch for all newcomers to Redeemer! These monthly lunches, immediately after the service, are a chance to meet members, elders, and make connections to the mission of Redeemer. Get details at the Connection Table or RSVP to Jen (jen@redeemerarlington.com)

REMINDERS:

THE CITY is closing on Tuesday:  The City was a social platform that we launched when the church was new. Redeemer will now solely use our Facebook Redeemer group, Facebook Redeemer page, church wide emails such as this, and the Redeemer Weekly as means of communication.

Spring Retreat Registration is OPEN! This annual retreat (April 28-30) is open to all, and is a time for the Redeemer community to get out of the city together. Details and registration are here!

–Spring Financial Peace University (FPU): Financial Peace University class will start Thursday, March 23rd at 7pm.  Redeemer members, Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches a way to wisely steward your money.   We are looking for a home to be opened up for this group.  You can participate in the group or practically serve this need.  Additional information is on the Facebook group, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Men’s Basketball on Monday nights! Jordan Kauflin and Braden Pierson have rented out Trinity Presbyterian Church’s gym (5533 16th St. N, Arlington) on Monday nights, 7:30 to 9:30 pm beginning on March 6 through May 22. It will be an open gym, and the cost is $60 for the three months. If you are interested, please email Braden (bradenpierson10@gmail.com).

— Men’s March Brunch: Please mark down Saturday, March 11, 8.30am – 10.30am to get together at Mike Henry’s home (5710 9th Rd N, Arlington) for the next men’s breakfast. We’ll start off with food & fellowship, then move on to a time of discussion & prayer, seeking encouragement & greater understanding about the Lord & His Spirit. Volunteers are welcome to help w/ cooking and clean-up! Reply/RSVP directly to Mike Henry at we34him03@gmail.com.

— Walk|Run|Ride, April 22nd: Redeemer has been partnering with our local pregnancy center, Assist Pregnancy Center, for several years. Assist operates solely on donations from the community, and the annual Walk|Run|Ride is one of its two biggest fundraisers. You and your family/roommates/CG can form a team, or you can do it alone – by running or walking the 5K course along the W&OD trail, or biking the 12-mile course along the same trail. Sign up, and then ask friends and family to support you financially as you support Assist! Mike and I, and our kids, will be there, so let us know if you sign up! In order to track participants, please sign up at the link below, and choose “Laura Icardi” as your liaison, and “Redeemer” as your church. You can email me with any questions: laura_icardi@yahoo.com Link to sign up: Walk/Run/Ride for LIFE 2017 | Event Page

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: It is always exciting to see God given personality and abilities on display of serving. Ian McBee shows those gifts off through his musical talent and organization in teaching. Ian is a faithful ESL volunteer who teaches and has jumped into teaching. His desire for the success of students is demonstrated in his organization of material and curriculum.

Ian does not only serve in organization but also through his musical giftings. Ian supports the worship team with his guitar playing, including playing last Thursday night for the Worship and Prayer night. Thank you, Ian for how you use your gifts to serve at Redeemer!  

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com

Redeemer Weekly – 2/19/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Feb. 19, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Birdseye Tribe

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.

Psst! Spring Retreat Registration is OPEN! Open to all, this annual retreat is a time for the Redeemer community to get out of the city together. Details and registration is here!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Core Seminar, Feb. 24, 25: Our first core seminar of 2017 will be THIS Friday evening, Feb. 24, and Saturday morning, Feb. 25. This time with elders and deacons is for those interested in becoming members or hearing the vision and theology of Redeemer. Register online here.

— Men’s Basketball on Monday Nights! Jordan Kauflin and Braden Pierson have rented out Trinity Presbyterian Church’s gym (5533 16th St N, Arlington) on Monday nights, 7:30-9:30pm beginning on Monday, March 6th through May 22nd. They are looking for 20 guys who want to participate. It will be an open gym, and the cost is $60 for the three months. If you are interested please email Braden (bradenpierson10@gmail.com)

–Spring Financial Peace University (FPU): Put it on your calendars, Financial Peace University class will start in March.  Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money.   If you would rather take the course from the comfort of your own home, there is a need for a host to open their house up to the class.  Look for additional information soon, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

— Simeon Trust Workshop for Men: The Charles Simeon Trust Workshop on Biblical Exposition that Covenant Life Church will be hosting on March 15-17 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. In this particular workshop, we’ll study the Psalms with Dr. Paul House and Dr. Ryan Kelly.  The principles of exposition, the small group practice and the preaching will center on rightly understanding, interpreting and applying the Psalms. Event and registration information is on the website or email: ddevries@covlife.org

 

HANDY DANDY: Those wishing to give to Redeemer can do a one-time, or recurring, gift here. https://redeemerarlington.churchcenteronline.com/giving/donations

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black:  A favorite shoutout is when to a whole group of people who serve. Tim and Angela Birdseye and their five boys are such a group. Long time members and servants of Redeemer, the Birdseye tribe has served in a multitude of capacities. Currently, they serve in Children’s Ministry and on the usher team. Tim and Angela lead and model serving by involving all their kids. The Birdseye five jump into serving in Children’s Ministry with Angela or observe Tim as he assists Redeemer find seats and releases rows for communion. Thank you for how you have faithfully invested and served, Redeemer, Birdseye tribe! We are grateful for you and your model of serving!

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 2/12/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Feb. 12, 2017 — THIS THURS. Praise and Worship Night — ESL Update — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Adey Salyards

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.

As reminder, please be respectful of the surrounding neighbors as we, and other congregations, park around the building. Please ensure you are not blocking driveways or boxing in others. Additional parking is always available in the Bank of America lot (corner of Glebe Road and Columbia Pike)

Katherine Roddy invites you, immediately after service up to the balcony for a fun and brief prayer time focused on repentance, revival, and reform. Children are welcome, and encouraged to participate if they come. The time will end promptly at 12:45.

THIS THURSDAY, join us for our second worship and prayer night on Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary. These are times where we slow down to pray and worship as a community. Open to all.  

ESL Update! Last Monday marked the start of our ESL Spring session! Praises: We have 12 new volunteers who are supporting our Monday and Thursday evening classes. So thankful for this group and their heart to serve our neighbors in this way! We have 31 students registered, and more than half of them are returning from last semester. It’s great to have camaraderie among students and teachers from the get go. Please pray that our new students will quickly feel connected to our community.

Remaining Needs: While our Monday and Thursday evening class volunteer needs have been met, we are looking for someone who is willing to train as ESL Bible Study Leader this Spring and then take over leadership of the study for the remainder of the year (Summer and Fall sessions). The Bible study happens Sunday mornings before the service. The study started with the purpose of spreading the Gospel while also helping ESL students improve their English, and it as a critical part of our program! If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please reach out to Obed Molina, omolina93@gmail.com | 240-422-5383

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Core Seminar, Feb. 24, 25: Our first core seminar of 2017 will be on Friday evening, Feb. 24, and Saturday morning, Feb. 25. This time with elders and deacons is for those interested in becoming members or hearing the vision and theology of Redeemer. Register online here.

–ReWinD Resumes: TOMORROW Night: The spring semester of ReWinD will begin on Monday evening, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the church. We will be using “The Life of Moses” study book by She Reads Truth. The cost for the study is $30 and the semester will run through mid-May, with a couple of weeks off for Easter and spring in the middle. You can register here.

— Men’s Basketball on Monday Nights! Jordan Kauflin and Braden Pierson have rented out Trinity Presbyterian Church’s gym (5533 16th St N, Arlington) on Monday nights, 7:30-9:30pm beginning on Monday, March 6th through May 22nd. They are looking for 20 guys who want to participate. It will be an open gym, and the cost is $60 for the three months. If you are interested please email Braden (bradenpierson10@gmail.com)

— Spring Financial Peace University (FPU): Put it on your calendars, Financial Peace University class will start in March.  Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money.   If you would rather take the course from the comfort of your own home, there is a need for a host to open their house up to the class.  Look for additional information soon, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

— Simeon Trust Workshop for Men: The Charles Simeon Trust Workshop on Biblical Exposition that Covenant Life Church will be hosting on March 15-17 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. In this particular workshop, we’ll study the Psalms with Dr. Paul House and Dr. Ryan Kelly.  The principles of exposition, the small group practice and the preaching will center on rightly understanding, interpreting and applying the Psalms. Event and registration information is on the website or email: ddevries@covlife.org

— Women’s Art Exhibit: The Redeemer Women’s Committee invites you to a night of art and reflection on Saturday, April 1st. Join us for desserts, coffee, fellowship, and a special art gallery at 7:00pm featuring works by female members of our church. Our hope is to look back on our corporate study of Genesis and the idea of “Beginnings” in our faith through art and conversation. The gallery will feature pieces that interpret the idea of “Beginnings.” Through a casual program we will engage, individually and collectively, with the idea of our beginnings and God’s role in them.

A suggested $5 donation at the door is requested. All works will be available for purchase. April 1st- Fellowship Hall- Redeemer Church of Arlington @ AUMC, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia

HANDY DANDY: Those wishing to give to Redeemer can do a one-time, or recurring, gift here. https://redeemerarlington.churchcenteronline.com/giving/donations

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black:  Redeemer has a host of talents which our members and attenders use and give to bless the community. Adey Salyards (new member!) lends her musical talents of singing and playing (the guitar) on Sunday mornings. Our time of song and praise are a rich time as we gather on Sunday. Adey’s consistent serving the community is greatly appreciated as we glorify God through music – thank you, Adey!

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 2/5/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Jan. 29, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Eben and Kean Faherty

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, we will host our newcomer lunch for all newcomers to Redeemer! These monthly lunches, immediately after the service, are a chance to meet members, elders, and make connections to the mission of Redeemer. Get details at the Connection Table.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

— Men’s Brunch: Feb. 11: Mike Henry invites: “Men of Redeemer, it’s time we got together again for some encouragement and breakfast – so please mark down Sat., Feb. 11, 8.30 to 10:30 a.m. to get together at the Henrys’ home (5710 9th Road N, Arlington) for some fellowship and discussion. Suggestions for a topic to discuss are welcome, as are volunteers for help with cooking and clean-up (certainly more of a need for that last part). Reply/RSVP directly to Mike Henry at we34him03@gmail.com.

— Study on “Suffering: Embracing God’s Purpose and Provision,” starting Feb. 11: Tali Kauflin will lead a study on suffering beginning Sat., Feb. 11. If you are interested in joining me in a study on “Suffering: Embracing God’s Purpose and Provision,” email me at tkauflin@gmail.com This study is open to all!  We will meet at 11 a.m. on Saturdays: Feb. 11, March 4, March 25,and April 8. Books: Be Still My Soul

–Core Seminar, Feb. 24, 25: Our first core seminar of 2017 will be on Friday evening, Feb. 24, and Saturday morning, Feb. 25. This time with elders and deacons is for those interested in becoming members or hearing the vision and theology of Redeemer. Register online here.

–ReWinD Resumes: Mon., Feb. 13: The spring semester of ReWinD will begin on Monday evening, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the church. We will be using “The Life of Moses” study book by She Reads Truth. The cost for the study is $30 and the semester will run through mid-May, with a couple of weeks off for Easter and spring in the middle. You can register here.

— Spring Financial Peace University (FPU): Put it on your calendars, Financial Peace University class will start in March.  Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money.   If you would rather take the course from the comfort of your own home, there is a need for a host to open their house up to the class.  Look for additional information soon, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

— Women’s Art Exhibit: The Redeemer Women’s Committee invites you to a night of art and reflection on Saturday, April 1st. Join us for desserts, coffee, fellowship, and a special art gallery at 7:00pm featuring works by female members of our church. Our hope is to look back on our corporate study of Genesis and the idea of “Beginnings” in our faith through art and conversation. The gallery will feature pieces that interpret the idea of “Beginnings.” Through a casual program we will engage, individually and collectively, with the idea of our beginnings and God’s role in them.

A suggested $5 donation at the door is requested. All works will be available for purchase. April 1st- Fellowship Hall- Redeemer Church of Arlington @ AUMC, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia

HANDY DANDY: Those wishing to give to Redeemer can do a one-time, or recurring, gift here. https://redeemerarlington.churchcenteronline.com/giving/donations

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Some of my FAVORITE shoutouts are when others nominate servants. This time we have a nomination from a whole group: Bluemont Community Group wanted to shoutout to Eben and Kean Faherty!

At last week’s member’s meeting Eben and Kean were rockstar helpers in cleaning up. They stopped playing and immediately began to gather chairs. They worked consistently and were not distracted by bouncing balls, conversations, or preschool toys. Rather they faithfully brought chairs to the Bluemont group, giving sweet encouragement (“Great job!” “Wow that is a lot of chairs” “Thanks for doing that”). THANK YOU, Eben and Kean for serving and setting an example of how all ages can participate in Redeemer community

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 1/29/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Jan. 29, 2017 — Member Mtg TONIGHT — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: 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.

TONIGHT! Members, we have our first 2017 member’s meeting starting at 5 pm (with dinner to follow) next Sunday, January 29. Please make it a priority to attend. This meeting is for all members and thus currently/interested in pursuing membership in Redeemer.

THIS WEDNESDAY, Registration for our annual spring retreat will open! Watch for the link posted on the website or Facebook group! We are excited to return to Capon Springs, April 28 -30!  

NEXT Sunday, we will host our newcomer lunch for all newcomers to Redeemer! These monthly lunches, immediately after the service, are a chance to meet members, elders, and make connections to the mission of Redeemer. Get details at the Connection Table or RSVP to Jen (jen@redeemerarlington.com)

2016 Giving Statements: Have been mailed and emailed! Please let Jackie (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) know of any questions!

HANDY DANDY: Those wishing to give to Redeemer can do a one-time, or recurring, gift here. https://redeemerarlington.churchcenteronline.com/giving/donations

ALUMNI NEWS: Chris Hemmelman, church planter writes an update,

“Hard to believe that this Sunday First City will be celebrating its one-year anniversary. Man, where did the time go? This last year has certainly been a lot of work, but it has also been an incredible amount of fun. To give you all a few highlights of the past year. We now have 8 Gospel Communities (our small groups), which have grown to nearly 150 adults and 70+ children. We are looking to launch 3 more GCs this Spring. We baptized 9 people last year. We added a Pastoral Assistant and Ministry Coordinator/Worship Leader to the staff team; so yes, I get to manage a staff now (thank you for all the lessons Dave Lam!). We formalized membership last Fall and welcomed 86 individuals as the first members of First City Church. All of this doesn’t account for all of the countless little things happening – the community being built, how folks are loving and serving and sacrificing for one another, the ways folks are sharing the gospel with friends and neighbors. We certainly have our share of messes, brokenness, and immaturity, but I can honestly say God has blessed First City in our first year, and we are a healthy, growing community that loves Jesus, each other, and our city. Another really cool thing is that we were so blessed financially that we were able to give away a total of $30,500 to other churches. Kind of cool to be able to already resource other churches our first year.

Thank you for investing in me as a leader for 5 years that I might be able to lead this new church community…The fruitfulness of First City Church is in part the fruitfulness of Redeemer. The fingerprints of the elders and members of Redeemer can be seen all over First City. Think of you often and continue to pray for you all in Arlington.”

UPCOMING EVENTS:

— Men’s Brunch: February 11: Mike Henry invites, “Men of Redeemer, it’s time we got together again for some encouragement and breakfast – so please mark down Saturday February 11, 8.30am – 10.30am to get together at the Henrys’ home (5710 9th Rd N, Arlington) for some fellowship and discussion. Suggestions for a topic to discuss are welcome, as are volunteers for help w/ cooking and clean-up – (certainly more of a need for that last part). Reply/RSVP directly to Mike Henry at we34him03@gmail.com.

— Study on Suffering – Embracing God’s Purpose: Starting February 11: Tali Kauflin will be leading a study on suffering beginning Saturday, February 11. She writes, “Do you feel paralyzed when someone you love is going through trials and suffering, not knowing what to say or what to do? When you consider your own personal suffering do you find yourself confused, angry, bewildered? Have you ever been surprised by suffering and resentful that you have had to endure great difficulty? Have you sat and cried out to God, “why me”, in the face of difficulty? My friends, you aren’t alone. If you want to take a look at suffering in light of the word of God and hear from voices of experience and hope, consider joining me as we study the topic of suffering. We will be reading essays from Tim Keller, John Newton, Joni Erickson Tada, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Piper. AW Towzer, Nancy Guthrie, Jonathan Edwards, ect. This will be a time to learn and discuss, to process and to ask hard questions.”

If you are interested in joining me in a study on Suffering – Embracing God’s purpose and Provision, email me at tkauflin@gmail.com This study is open to all!

We will meet at 11 am on Saturdays, February 11, March 4, March 25, and April 8. Books: Be Still My Soul

–Core Seminar, Feb. 24, 25: Our first core seminar of 2017 will be on Friday evening, Feb. 24, and Saturday morning, Feb. 25. This time with elders and deacons is for those interested in becoming members or hearing the vision and theology of Redeemer. Register online here.

–ReWinD Resumes: Mon., Feb. 13: The spring semester of ReWinD will begin on Monday evening, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the church. We will be using “The Life of Moses” study book by She Reads Truth. Picking up where we left off in December at the end of Genesis, we will walk through the story of Moses in the Bible — from the baby floating in a basket on the Nile River to the man who lead God’s people out of Egypt, from Mt. Sinai to his burial by God Himself. The cost for the study is $30 and the semester will run through mid-May, with a couple of weeks off for Easter and spring in the middle. You can register here.

Please note: We are not offering the Wednesday morning session for spring; only Monday evenings, 7 to 9 p.m. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Gay Brown at gay@brownfamilydc.com.  

— Spring Financial Peace University (FPU): Put it on your calendars, Redeemer’s spring Financial Peace University class will start in March.  Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches God’s way of handing money.   If you would rather take the course from the comfort of your own home, there is a need for a host to open their house up to the class.  Look for additional information soon, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

SERVING NEEDS:

— Winter/Spring ESL! Katheryn and Jess will have a table in the back setup the next three Sundays, so please stop by to learn more about serving in the ministry! You can also contact Katheryn Wolfe via email at katherynawolfe@gmail.com or via phone at 850-586-3244.”

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Implemented in 2017, Redeemer deacons meet quarterly with our elders and discuss needs, updates, etc. It is also a time when we got to brag about various individuals who faithfully serve. Deacon Dave Mugg identified Daniel Green as a hero on a skeleton sound crew. Daniel supports and releases Dave by running the soundboard regularly. In 2016, Dave saw several losses to the team and Daniel stepped in to help cover, train, support, and troubleshoot with Dave. THANK YOU, Daniel for how you supported Dave and served Redeemer through countless weeks of being on the board! You ensure we had beautiful sounds not noise to the Lord!

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.