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NO Sunday Service – January 13th

No Sunday Service, January 13

Due to the inclement weather, Redeemer Church of Arlington Sunday service is cancelled for Sunday, January 13th. We look forward to gathering again next week!

SNOW DECISION

Redeemer Church of Arlington will decide about Sunday, January 13 service by 7:30 am on January 13th.

Redeemer Weekly – 12/30/2018

Redeemer Weekly: December 30, 2018 — 2019 Calendar of Church Events! — Servant Shoutout: 2018 summary and 2019 Servant Shoutouts  

Good morning and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Please join us for coffee and donuts before our Sunday service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe Road.

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): Redeemer kiddos resume and return to the Old Testament (Exodus 1-4) after an Advent pause to hear about God’s great escape and exodus plan began with Moses.

2019 Parking Reminder: As we hope and invite a host of new guests and attenders, please remember to important PARKING rules – The parking lot has no lines but that does not allow for not abiding by the laws (**Fire lanes are always fire lanes regardless if they are painted yellow **Parking in handicap parking without a permit is always a fine regardless if it is just a sign not a sign and painted parking spot).

Additional side note: Blocking someone into a parking spot is disrespectful while also dangerous. If a person cannot move their car – regardless if you plan to leave early or promptly – is wrong. Practice parking like radical Gospel hospitality!        

2019 Redeemer Event Calendar

Member Meetings, Sundays @ 5pm:

February 10, April 28 (Spring Retreat), September 8, and December 1

Core Seminars, Fridays evening and Saturday mornings:

January 11-12, May 17-18, and October 4-5

Spring Retreat, Capon Springs, WV:

April 26-28

2018 Giving Statements: Thank you for those who have given to Redeemer! Statements of your giving will be emailed at the end of January 2019! If you have any questions, please let Jackie know!

Servant Shoutout Announcement: Servant Shoutout began shortly after I started working at Redeemer as I saw and experience the great serving of the Redeemer community. It has been a joy to shout about those who have served, often behind the scenes without public knowledge – not so now the servant can now appreciated in the spotlight but rather to shout and appreciate multiple example of Christlike serving in our community!

In 2018 we shouted about over 64 people – split between couples, singles, men, women, and children. That does not even touch the group shoutouts (i.e. CM move, CM move back, CM move back, back!). Several shoutouts were nominations and others were repeat with several new names in the servant shout  

As we launch into 2019, the Servant Shoutout will now be moving to a more spontaneous vs. weekly place in the Weekly to allow for a less calculated identification of servants bur rather continue to invite others to nominate servants. I see a lot at Redeemer. I see serving everywhere. In 2019, we will continue to invite others to provide servant shout nominations as well as as the spontaneous shoutout without it being a regular feature.

Feel free to log protest, and include an nomination to Jackie, if you want the Servant Shoutout to remain a constant in the Weekly!       

Redeemer Weekly – 12/23/2018

Redeemer Weekly: December 23, 2018 — 2019 Church Event Dates! — Servant Shoutout: Scott Moshier  

Good morning and MERRY CHRISTMAS! Please join us for coffee and donuts before our Sunday service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe Road.

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): Pausing in our learning of the Old Testament, kiddos skip ahead to hear about the birth of our Savior and our covenant keeping God.  

Christmas Eve Service, Monday, December 24 @ 5pm – Please join us for our annual Christmas Eve service on Monday, December 24 at 5pm! This hour long, family friendly service is a great time to invite friends and neighbors to hear how and why we celebrate this Advent season!

Due to the holiday season – there will be no worship and prayer night in December.

2019 Redeemer Event Calendar

Member Meetings, Sundays @ 5 pm:

February 10, April 28 (Spring Retreat), September 8, and December 1

Core Seminars, Fridays evening and Saturday mornings:

January 11-12, May 17-18, and October 4-5

Spring Retreat, Capon Springs, WV

April 26-28

REDEEMER FINANCIAL UPDATE FOR NOVEMBER 2018: In November, we received $8,017 (12.93%) below our monthly budgeted giving. For the year, we are still slightly above the projected budgeted giving (1.9%). We encourage you to consider how you might generously give towards Redeemer in December so we can finish the year in a strong position for 2019. As a reminder, any surplus funds received will be used towards mission, mercy, and building expansion/development. Thank you for giving generously to impact the Redeemer community and our mission!

2018 Giving Statements: Thank you for those who have given to Redeemer! Statements of your giving will be emailed at the end of January 2019!

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: Once asked about staff meetings, I said Scott Moshier is a saint! And while he might not agree with that assessment, his leadership and care for staff is exemplary. Scott has invested, streamlined, and led our team for over a year as deacon of staff management. I personally have received great care and managerial support and seen him do that for staff and all our eldership. Thank you, Scott for being a saint of staff meetings!  

Join us for our Christmas Eve Service, 5-6pm

We invite you to our family-friendly Christmas Eve service! We will take time to celebrate the hope that Jesus brings to the world as we sing carols, have an (electric!) candle lighting, and listen to reflections on hope.

We hope to see you there!

Refreshments will be provided after the service.

Redeemer Weekly – 12/9/2018

Redeemer Weekly: December 9, 2018 — Dec. Events! — Servant Shoutout: Haughery crew help!  

Good morning and happy second Sunday of Advent! Please join us for coffee and donuts before our Sunday service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe Road.

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): FOURTH Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Competition! The GPTV Explorer cast and crew will be hosting the fourth annual competition and all are welcome to wear their own ugly Christmas sweater! All kiddos will be downstairs the whole service as we celebrate this advent season!

Mike Bellamy Meet and Greets on Dec. 9 & 16. During the Members Meeting, Mike Bellamy was put forward to become an elder. Per our constitution, we provide two opportunities for members to get to know an elder candidates. Meet and greets with Mike will be held immediately following the services on December 9 and 16.

December Redeemer Reads – Mike Bellamy. Speaking of Mike, want to get to know him more before the meet and greets? Check out his book and life recommendations in the December edition of Redeemer Reads.

NEXT Sunday, Dec. 16: Lunch with Shaun Cross from Union Church. Redeemer Church of Arlington is hosting a lunch and time to hear from Shaun Cross and the growth and development of Union Church. This is a sweet time to invest in the mission – RSVP here!

Members: Reminder to vote in the 2019 budget affirmation! Voting will be open from December 3-17. If you have any issues trying to vote, please let Jackie know!

Redeemer Race Discussion: Please join us for our monthly discussion on race and the church on Thursday December 13 at 7 pm. We’ll meet in the church lobby, and we will be walking through chapters 1-3 of Divided by Faith. Starting in 2019, these discussions will take place every fourth Thursday.

Christmas Eve Service, Monday, December 24 @ 5pm – Please join us for our annual Christmas Eve service on Monday, December 24 at 5pm for Christmas Eve service! This hour long service is a great time to invite friends and neighbors to hear how and why we celebrate this Advent season!

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black, nomination from Laura Icardi: “When I got to church, the whole children’s ministry area was and dirty… There was dirt and leaves and mulch and other debris all over the floor. I cringed at the thought of visitors showing up and seeing all of that, but I didn’t have time to sweep it myself. I was too busy working out volunteer chaos because of so many people not being able to serve this week. Anyway, I went upstairs and asked Madelyn (Haughery) if she would be willing to sweep for me, making it as clear as I could that she absolutely did not have to, and wasn’t expected to, and it wasn’t part of her job description… Etc.… Julia walked over as I was asking Madelyn, and both girls gladly agreed to help. Gavin also jumped in, offering to vacuum rugs. All three kids came down and worked hard and fast to make it clean and neat. They required no managing at all – they just took up the brooms and vacuum and got it done. They served with such gladness and did such a great job, it really blessed me (and, I would say, the whole church and visitors).”

Redeemer Weekly – 11/18/2018

Redeemer Weekly: November 18, 2018 — Budget Townhall TOM. — Servant Shoutout: Brandon Tusing

Good morning! Please join us for coffee and donuts before our Sunday service at 10:30 am at 716 S Glebe Road!

Open/Close need, NEXT Sunday, November 25 – The whole of the open/close serving team will be out of town next weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday. If able to fill in for this one time commitment next Sunday, please let Ben Seck know!

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): Kiddos, learn one of the sweet love stories in the Bible between Jacob and Rachel (Genesis 29-31) but also how human trickery does not disrupt God’s plan. Laban tricked Jacob into marrying Leah and Rachel. Even though Jacob did not love Leah, God loved her and used her in His plan. Through Leah’s son Judah, God would show His love for the world by sending His Son.

Budget Town Halls and December Member Meeting: Members, our 2019 budget meeting will be Sunday, December 2. Prior to the meeting, we’ll also have two town halls to discuss the proposed budget starting TOMORROW, November 18,

“Race, Grace, and the Church” Recordings. Redemption Hill’s team recorded Race, Grace, and the Church” event on October 29. Links to talks given by Thabiti Anyabwile and Russell Moore, as well as the panel discussion with Eric, Moses, Shaun, Thibiti, Curt, and Russell, are below.

Redeemer Serving Needs:

Children’s MinistryMembers, we still have needs for our children’s ministry! Deeply grateful for our current servants but they need support from additional teachers and assistants. Let Jackie know if able to serve.

Coffee Team Most of us love and need that coffee kick in the morning; Sundays included. The coffee team is looking for 1-2 more volunteers to serve once a month and ensure there is the precious fluid. Let Lynne Walton know if interested.

Projection Team – Except for Jordan, not all of us know all the words to every song we sing which is why we need a projection team! Down two teammates, this vital Sunday morning team is looking for recruits. Email Sarah Mugg is interested.

Redeemer Member Community Outreach:

Arlington Foster Care Toy Drive: UPDATE! Thank you for the interest and desire to serve our area families through a toy drive for Arlington county foster families! For the next three Sundays, TOMORROW, November 25, and December 2, you can give me the toys! Current needs include toys for 0-1 year olds (five) and 2-5 years old (25) and festive baked goods. Toys need to be new, unwrapped, and nothing weaponlike or violent (i.e. squirt guns, etc.). For those interested in festive baked goods and help with delivery for the party on December 8 – I am still awaiting details but will keep you posted! If interested, let Jackie Black (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) of any questions!

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: Who has the rythme, who has the beat? Brandon Tusing does! As one who loves worship but has not musical talent (really), I love the nods and nominations (Jordan Kauflin) for the worship team. Brandon is one who jumped in early to the drummer role on the team – a much needed instrument – when there was a lack and need. It has been a joy and appreciation to have him on the team! Thank you, Brandon!

Women’s Retreat begins tonight, 6:30pm!

It’s not too late to participate in the Women’s Retreat tonight and tomorrow! The event is being held at AUMC (our normal Sunday morning meeting space).

You can sign up onsite to participate as the women of Redeemer gather to sing, study God’s word, fellowship, and minister to one another.

Hope to see you there!

Redeemer Weekly – 11/4/2018

Redeemer Weekly: November 4, 2018 — Clocks Fall back an Hour! — Servant Shoutout: Tina McMahan

Good morning! Please join us for coffee and donuts before our Sunday service at 10:30 am at 716 S Glebe Road!

REMINDER: Daylight Saving is Sunday, November 4 – don’t forget to set your clocks to fall back an hour!

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): Kiddos, will conclude this second unit speaking to how God called a people to Himself (Genesis 25-26). God’s covenant with Abraham continued with Isaac’s family. Through Jacob’s family, God would send the promised Savior to bring blessing and salvation to the world.   

Tomorrow – November Newcomer Lunch: With being back at 716 S Glebe, we will resume our monthly newcomer lunches! These are times for newcomers to have lunch immediately after service to meet Redeemer members and leaders! If interested with questions or to RSVP, you can let Kelsey Good know!  

Budget Town Halls and Dec. Member Meeting: Members, our 2019 budget meeting will be on Sunday, December 2. Prior to the meeting, we’ll also have two town halls to discuss the proposed budget on Sundays, November 18 and 25!

Redeemer Serving Needs:

Children’s MinistryMembers! We still have needs for our children’s ministry! Deeply grateful for our current servants but they need support of additional teachers and assistants! Let Jackie know if able to serve!

Coffee Team Most of us love and need that coffee kick in the morning; Sunday’s included! The coffee team is looking for 1-2 more volunteers to serve once a month and ensure there is the precious fluid! Let Lynne Walton know if interested!   

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: Staff and leaders have doing the prayerful work of planning our 2019 budget. This process includes reaching out to various serving teams to find out budget and needs for the coming year.

Tina McMahan the leader of the communion team shows why this team is the probably the most, quietly effective team. The communion team faithfully ensures we are able to take the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper every Sunday. Tina supports and plans for the team and promptly provided clear budget numbers and need projections. My administrative heart sung thanks! Thank you, Tina for how you lead and support the communion team as they serve Redeemer!   

And psst! Communion cups can be recycled (hattip,Natalie O’Keefe) so please toss them in the blue recycling can!

Tomorrow’s Service: Eric Simmons will continue to lead us through Matthew, preaching from Matthew 28.

Sunday Morning Manager: Mike Icardi

Children’s Ministry Point: Laura Icardi

Redeemer Weekly – 10/7/2018

Redeemer Weekly:October 7, 2018 — NO MORNING SERVICE! — AFTERNOON SERVICE, 4:30 PM @ WESTOVER — Servant Shoutout: Hijacked!

Good morning!

Reminder: We are meeting at 4:30 pm at Westover Baptist TOMORROW: There is parking on either side of the 1125 Patrick Henry Drive address!

Psst – Due to sanctuary restrictions, there will be no donuts or coffee tomorrow afternoon – please prepare your heart and kiddos appropriately!

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): There will be no 3rd – 5th class tomorrow afternoon – parents, if you did not get the email from Jackie earlier this week – please let her know! She will happily forward so you know the plan for tomorrow!

Newcomer Lunch Canceled – Due to the change of location, we will be cancelling the October newcomer lunch. For details about the November one, please let Kelsey Good know!

ReWinD Reminder: With the building not be an option for gathering, we are enjoying the hosting of members for ReWinD as we come together to pray and study Joshua. This week’s meeting will be hosted by Nora Shank

Race, Grace, and the Church event: Eric has been planning an event called “Race, Grace, & the Church” on behalf of Acts29. The cost is $10. It’s open to the public but there are only 400 tickets are available. The event is Monday, Oct 29 at Redemption Hill in DC. Speakers include: Thabiti Anyabwile, Curt Allen, Shaun Cross, Moses Lee, Russell Moore, and Eric Simmons. More info and tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/race-grace-the-church-tickets-50452317239

Fall Women’s Retreat: Join Redeemer Women for our first women’s retreat! Over the course of Friday, November 2 evening and all day Saturday, November 3, we will enjoy times of teaching, worship, prayer and fellowship, as well as panel and small group discussions. Registration fee is $40 ($20 for students) and includes three meals as well as retreat materials. Questions? Email: women@redeemerarlington.com or you can register now!

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: Skipping a shoutout?! What is happening… a praise! A little personal encouragement – maybe you do not need it but I do!

Late, last Saturday night, I flew back from vacation to find out we were still and yet again displaced and OH! meeting in the afternoon (#throwback #churchplant). The post-vacation glow faded rapidly, and the head banging on my desk began immediately. Until the Lord (maybe He rolled His eyes at me? #wouldvebeenappropriate) leaned in and reminded me, we have been displaced before… In fact, we were displaced for over 100 days just earlier this year. Which is not close to 146,000 days the Israelites were for over 40 years. God has been clear – His people are sojourners; eagerly looking to their eternal home not this earthly one. So #bringiton all over again. God knows what He is about and where that will be for His people! Countless servants at Redeemer illustrate that for me – most of all, our Savior Christ.