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NO SERVICE – Sunday, April 30

April 28 – 30 we will be on our annual retreat in Capon Springs and will not have service on Sunday, April 30

Redeemer Arlington – 4/23/2017

Redeemer Weekly: April 23, 2017 — NO Service NEXT SUNDAY — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Moses Lee    

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, OneU American University invites you to get your car washed after Sunday service on April 23! This fundraiser will support their May mission trip to South Korea where they will be serving at a secondary school for North Korean defectors. The cost is only $10. Reserve your spot for a carwash here!

NEXT SUNDAY: NO SERVICE! Our retreat will be concluding next Sunday, April 30 in Capon Springs, WV and there will be no service in Arlington.

REDEEMER  CHURCH EVENTS:

Spring Retreat Registration is STILL OPEN – and only 5 days away! Retreat details and registration are here! If you have financial restrictions, please email retreat@redeemerarlington.com for scholarship details.

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.

Core Seminar, May 12 & 13: For those interested in pursuing membership, our spring core seminar will be Friday evening, May 12 and Saturday morning, May 13. Information and registrations is here

Music/Vocal Auditions! – Do you have an interest in serving on the music team at Redeemer? We are holding music auditions on Thursday night, May 4th, 7:30-9pm in the AUMC sanctuary. If you are interested in participating, please sign up to request a spot.

REDEEMER YOUTH MINISTRY (JCG): Redeemer’s vision for its youth ministry is to create a place where teenagers are loved unconditionally, encouraged to be lifetime followers of Jesus, and empowered to be ambassadors of reconciliation in a broken world. The church is hoping to grow to reach middle and high school boys and girls for Fall 2017, but we need your help!

If you are interested in serving as a youth leader, supporting the ministry, or would like to learn more about Redeemer JCG, please email Megan Hays and Laura Walton at laukwalton@gmail.com.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black (nominated by Jon Smith): This CM serving year (the academic year of 2016-2017), we have an awesome crew of guys teaching our kids about the Gospel! Moses Lee leads our K – 5th graders through the Gospel story with humor, thought, and joy. I have CM volunteers tell me about how and what they learn when Moses teaches! Thank you, Moses for giving your time and talent to our kids!

Psst – Moses loves to brag about the OTHER teachers! He was all excited and impressed what science Steve Mason did last week teach on Easter!

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

Redeemer Weekly – 4/16/2017

Redeemer Weekly: April 16, 2017 — HAPPY EASTER! — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Smith Community Group   

Good morning and PRAISE THE LORD! HE IS RISEN! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

Easter Morning Requests: Parking Please leave the parking lot space for visitors and families with small children. There is plenty of parking down the street in the Bank of America lot! Seating – Please plan to sit up close and move into the pews to ensure we have enough space for all. Ushers will be assisting people find seats and may ask you move in.

NEXT SUNDAY, OneU American University invites you to get your car washed after Sunday service on April 23! This fundraiser will support their May mission trip to South Korea where they will be serving at a secondary school for North Korean defectors. The cost is only $10. Reserve your spot for a carwash here!

REDEEMER  CHURCH EVENTS:

Spring Retreat Registration is STILL OPEN – and only 12 days away! Retreat details and registration are here! If you have financial restrictions, please email retreat@redeemerarlington.com for scholarship details.  

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.

REDEEMER YOUTH MINISTRY (JCG): Redeemer’s vision for its youth ministry is to create a place where teenagers are loved unconditionally, encouraged to be lifetime followers of Jesus, and empowered to be ambassadors of reconciliation in a broken world. The church is hoping to grow to reach middle and high school boys and girls for Fall 2017, but we need your help!

If you are interested in serving as a youth leader, supporting the ministry, or would like to learn more about Redeemer JCG, please email Megan Hays and Laura Walton at laukwalton@gmail.com.

UPDATE FROM ASSIST(And note their upcoming Walk/Run/Ride below): The Assist Pregnancy Center recently finalized their 2016 report on the Center and how it has been furthering the cause of life among those most vulnerable. The full report can be found here, but a few highlights:

  • 113 confirmed babies born of clients that Assist worked with and ministered to.
  • 387 unique clients served, and almost 900 individual appointments
  • Assist reaches a diverse community. In 2016, the 5 greatest ethnicities of clients served were: 30% Latino; 24% African American; 15% Asian; 14% Caucasian, and 9% African.

If you’d like to get more involved with Assist, let Mike or Laura Icardi know (mike.icardi@gmail.com / laura_icardi@yahoo.com)

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:

— 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: Last week, we had the privilege of celebrating Kate Bigirwa’s life. A host of servants served tireless throughout the week. Leading and organizing the teams was the Smith community group – from Joel Borket to Gay Brown to Cathy Wiley to Jenni Smith to all other members, they demonstrated great love and care. They participated in details and Cathy was able to speak of Kate’s friendship and example. They organized and ministered to the Bigirwa and Ukello family in multiple ways. It was humbling to see Gospel family lived out in both life and loss. Thank you for the illustration of Christ and example of Gospel, Smith CG!

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

Redeemer Weekly – 4/9/2017

Redeemer Weekly: April 2, 2017 — Good Friday Service THIS Friday — SERVANT SHOUTOUT – DOUBLE DOSE!   

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.

THIS Friday, April 14: Our annual Good Friday service will be 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.

REDEEMER  CHURCH EVENTS:

Spring Retreat Registration is STILL OPEN – and only 18 days away! Retreat details and registration are here! If you have financial restrictions, please email retreat@redeemerarlington.com for scholarship details.  

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.

MEMBER SURVEY: Redeemer members, this past Thursday, we sent out the 2017 Member’s Survey. This annual survey provides helpful information about where we are as a church and helps set direction for how we want to grow as a church community. Eric will talk through the results at the Spring retreat. Please note, the survey will be sent directly to your email from Qualtrics, the survey program we are using. As a result, you may need to check your spam folder in case you didn’t receive it. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Scott (scott@redeemerarlington.com).

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:

— 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 (nominations by Laura Icardi and Katherine Roddy): We have a double dose as I got TWO shoutouts nominations:

Laura Icardi writes, “Children’s Ministry helpers Lisa Anderson and Laura Settle are faithful to serve when needed, be on time, and put up with endless classroom switches as the room ratios need volunteers to move around. Today, Lisa and Laura both got switched multiple times, and each time agreed graciously and promptly. I enjoyed watching Laura jump into her new role as a helper with the 3rd-5th graders so much, that when ratios allowed me to switch her back again, I chose to leave her in that classroom to serve the kids with enthusiasm and joy! She told me afterward how fun it was to pray with the kids, and her eager heart to serve the kids was contagious!”

Katherine Roddy shared, “Dave Mugg is a popular favorite for the Servant Shoutout, but when I spotted someone outside of Redeemer who needed his car jumped, I came inside with hands full of children and tried to outsource my Good Samaritan project. Dave happily said yes first!  Also, his wife Sarah lugged some heavy amps up the stairs for the women’s event. What a power couple :)

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

Celebrating Kate Bigirwa’s Life and Testimony

Dear Redeemer,

As shared this Sunday, on Friday, March 31 we lost our sister Kate Bigirwa after her brave fight with cancer. We grieve with her family while praising the Lord for the testimony and legacy she leaves.

We invite you to join family and friends on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 2 pm to celebrate Kate’s life. Service and reception will be held at AUMC (716 S. Glebe Rd., Arlington).

Nursery for children 2 and under will be available in Redeemer’s 2 -3 year old classroom.

In lieu of flowers, we ask donations be made to help cover cost for Kate to be bury in her beloved Uganda:
https://www.gofundme.com/burykatehelpfamily

Kate Bigirwa 2 (1)

Redeemer Weekly – 4/2/2017

Redeemer Weekly: April 2, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Easter Choir  

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 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 head to the Connection Table!  

REDEEMER  CHURCH EVENTS:

Spring Retreat Registration is OPEN BUT! Regular registration closes THIS Tuesday and late registration begins Wednesday with a cost increase.  Retreat details and registration are here! 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.

Update from Cory Dimas: Dear Redeemer family, we don’t have words to convey our thanks to all of you for your prayers, support and encouragement towards our women, your neighbors, so they could participate on a weekend of hope, love and refreshment. Following are some pictures to give you a sample of the experience. Many blessings.

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:

— 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):  As April begins, we are excited and anticipatory of Easter celebrations. Easter Sunday is a time when there are opportunities to speak and show and sing the Gospel to each other.

Kellie McHugh, Aaron Sanford, and Tucker Wannamaker initiated the sing part of Redeemer’s Easter celebration but recruiting and leading practices for a four-part choir. We are looking forward to hearing them on Sunday, April 16! THANK YOU, Kellie, Aaron, and Tucker for the time given to coordination and practice for performing for Redeemer and guests this Easter!

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

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.