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Redeemer Weekly – 1/7/2018

Redeemer Weekly: Jan. 7, 2018 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Why shoutout?

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am.

TOMORROW, is Jon Smith’s last class, God’s Story is tomorrow at 9 am downstairs in the K – 2nd grade class … Also, newcomers are invited to our monthly newcomer lunch immediately following the service. For details please see the Connection Table!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: Kiddos continue to learn about events after Christ’s ascension. Tomorrow they learn from Acts 8: 26-40 about the Ethiopian official knew what the Old Testament prophets had said, but he did not understand that the prophets spoke about Jesus. The Holy Spirit led Philip to help the official understand the good news about Jesus: Jesus died on the cross for our sins and was raised from the dead, just like the Old Testament prophets said.

Redeemer 2018 Schedule of Events:

Anniversary Picnic: June 3rd

Core Seminars: March 2-3, June 8-9, September 28-29, and January 11-12, 2018

Member Meetings: February 11, April 22 (Retreat), August 26, and December 2

Spring Retreat: April 20th – 22nd

Elder News: Redeemer members, we are excited to welcome back Josh Deckard as a bi-vocational elder. Josh took a well-deserved break in 2017 and rejoined the elder team (leadership team) this month.

2017 Giving Statements, Thank you to all who gave to Redeemer in 2017 – your generosity blessed and served many this year! 2017 giving statements will be emailed at the end of January. Statements are already accessible through our online giving platform. Please let Jackie know of any questions!

Upcoming Member-Led Events

Men’s Study in February: The first 8 sessions of the Redeemer Men’s ministry are completed which saw over 60 men from every season, walk, and story come together to study together. The men’s group will resume in February 2018. Prior, men will gather to pray and plan for the year. You are invited to pray as well as men interested in the conversation can join on Saturday, January 6, 2018 – let Mike or Carlos know if you want to attend!

Financial Peace University (FPU): Financial Peace University class will start Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30pm. Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money. We will be meeting in the church building. Additional information is on the Facebook group, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Why shoutout? What is the criteria? What is a shoutout? I have the privilege of doing a servant shoutout for over three years! However, it may be helpful to explain what the Servant Shoutout is: an opportunity to thank and encourage those who serve Redeemer in areas where it is not always seen. Jordan and I like to laugh about how his view from the front sees everything – and anything he misses, I see from the back.

The criteria of servant shoutout is simple, serving in an area of the Redeemer community. I love when I get nominations because Jordan and I actually do not see everything 😉

Redeemer has been blessed with countless servants, individuals, families, and groups that serve Redeemer in various capacities. Those are not always seen, and those serving are not serving to be seen. The shoutout is not the motivation for serving, rather it is a way to encourage others in Redeemer to see and appreciate serving being done for them from a heart of love and sacrificial serving.

Redeemer Weekly – 12/31/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Dec. 31, 2017 –HAPPY NEW YEAR — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Hinderance Correction Team

Good morning and Happy New Year! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am.

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: Due to holiday travel, 3rd – 5th graders will be upstairs the whole service. We will have a combined K – 2nd grade and preschool class.

Redeemer 2018 Schedule of Events:

Anniversary Picnic: June 3rd

Core Seminars: March 2-3, June 8-9, September 28-29, and January 11-12, 2018  

Member Meetings: February 11, April 22 (Retreat), August 26, and December 2

Spring Retreat: April 20th – 22nd

NEXT SUNDAY, January 7:  Jon Smith’s class, God’s Story resumes it’s schedule of first and third Sundays at 9 am …  Also, newcomers are invited to our monthly newcomer lunch immediately following the service. For details and RSVP, please email Jen Whetsell

Upcoming Member-Led Events!

Hebrews Study for Women: Join us for a 12-week study of the book of Hebrews starting in January. This study will meet on Thursday evenings, starting on January 11th, and the workbook will be $12, payable to Laura Icardi. More information is posted on the Redeemer Facebook page.If interested, please email laura_icardi@yahoo.com by tomorrow, January 1!

Men’s Study Resumes in February: The first 8 sessions of the Redeemer Men’s ministry are completed which saw over 60 men from every season, walk, and story come together to study together. The men’s group will resume in February 2018. Prior, men will gather to pray and plan for the year. You are invited to pray as well as men interested in the conversation can join on Saturday, January 6, 2018 – let Mike or Carlos know if you want to attend!

Financial Peace University (FPU): Financial Peace University class will start Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30pm.  Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money.  We will be meeting in the church building.  Additional information is on the Facebook group, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: You may (hopefully) noticed some differences around Redeemer space the last few weeks. As Leadership has been sharing, we are seeking to establish community and presence in south Arlington. And we want to remove some appearance hindrance of our space towards that goal. The team who have lead this hinderance correction effort are Joel Borket, Gay Brown, Kody Kight, and Tali Kauflin.

The hours they have invested, plan, implemented, built are generous and many. Truly this team has been a gift to Redeemer – and they serve from a Christlike love for the church. It is has been a humbling privilege to watch these people pour out talent, time, energy, and a good dose of humor into all the details (big and small) of this project. If you notice the changes, appreciates the improvements, or want to compliment taste – please make sure to let Joel, Gay, Kody, and Tali know! Thank you ALL! Truly been a favorite team to partner with in all the crazy 😉

Redeemer Weekly – 12/17/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Dec. 17, 2017 — LAST DAY TO VOTE ON BUDGET — BUDGET Q&A — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Children Ministry Point Persons

Good morning and Happy Advent! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am.

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: We begin our two weeks of Advent, pausing from our time in the New Testament, to reflect and teach the lesson of Christmas. Tomorrow, children will hear how angels came to Mary and Joseph to share how Christ is coming in fulfillment of God’s promise.

LAST DAY TO VOTE ON BUDGET: Members, MONDAY is your last day to vote on our 2018 budget. If you haven’t voted already, you can vote here.

Budget Questions & Answers: Dale and Mike took time to answer the budget questions submitted by members. Members’ questions with Dale and Mike’s answers can be found here.

MINISTRY PARTNER SURVEY RESULTS: 18 members completed the Ministry Partner Survey in November. The majority of respondents affirmed our current ministry partners. Some respondents suggested other ministries for Redeemer to consider partnering with although those ministries don’t currently have members who actively participate in them (beyond prayer and financial giving). Thanks to all who provided feedback in the survey!

Upcoming Redeemer Events:
No Worship/Prayer Night This Month! Due to the holiday season and preparation for Christmas Eve services, we will not have a third Thursday night worship and prayer service this month – we will resume on Thursday, January 18!

Christmas Eve Service: We will be having two services! Our regular 10:30am service and a Christmas Eve evening service at 5pm. We are excited to celebrate the birth our Savior with family and friends.

Redeemer Member Led Events coming in 2018!
Hebrews Study for Women: Join us for a 12-week study of the book of Hebrews starting in January. This study will meet on Thursday evenings, starting on January 11th, and the workbook will be $12, payable to Laura Icardi. More information is posted on the Redeemer Facebook page.If interested, please email laura_icardi@yahoo.com to sign up or ask questions!

Men’s Study concluded but will continue in 2018! The first 8 sessions of the Redeemer Men’s ministry are completed which saw over 60 men from every season, walk, story come together to study together. The men’s group will resume in February 2018. Prior, men will gather to pray and plan for the year. You are invited to pray as well as men interested in the conversation can join on Saturday, January 6, 2018 – let Mike or Carlos know if you want to attend!

Financial Peace University (FPU): Financial Peace University class will start Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30pm.  Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money.  We will be meeting in the church building.  Additional information is on the Facebook group, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Over 2017, I have thanked children ministry point people (Dave Bann, Meredith Leal, Shawna Quezada, and Jim Riordan) but really, y’all – these people are my saving grace and sanity on Sundays. I want to shout and confirm these people are sacrificial, grace givers as they support our over 70 CM volunteers, calmly handle crisis, and laugh through chaos. They fix technical problems, resolve classroom ratio, find cleaning solutions, and hand out Cheerios.

However, more than keeping me from over 1,000 steps downstairs and donuts being a solid option for crowd control – these individuals dive into their role out of love and passion for our kiddos. They know if they care and support our volunteers, our kiddos have the best. The role of point person was created to empower volunteers which then impacts our kids. And Dave, Meredith, Shawna, and Jim nail that role – THANK YOU!

Redeemer Weekly – 12/10/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Dec. 10, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Seck family

Good morning and welcome to Advent Season! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am.

TOMORROW The Men’s Ministry group meets at 9am!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: GPTV Explorer concludes for the year teaching about how the Holy Spirit gave the disciples power to begin working. With the power of Jesus’ name, Peter healed a man who was lame. Not even the religious leaders could stop Jesus’ followers from sharing the good news about Jesus.

Upcoming Redeemer Events:

No Worship/Prayer Night This Month! Due to the holiday season and preparation for Christmas Eve services, we will not have a third Thursday night worship and prayer service this month – we will resume on Thursday, January 18!

Christmas Eve Service: We will be having two services! Our regular 10:30am service and a Christmas Eve evening service at 5pm. We are excited to celebrate the birth our Savior with family and friends.

Redeemer Member Led Events

Beautiful, Messy Friendship Study concludes: Friday, December 15 at 7 :15 pm will conclude the Beautiful, Messy Friendship study.

Women Study on Hebrews: Join us for a 12-week study of the book of Hebrews starting in January. This study will meet on Thursday evenings, starting on January 11th, and the workbook will be $12, payable to Laura Icardi. More information is posted on the Redeemer Facebook page.If interested, please email laura_icardi@yahoo.com to sign up or ask questions!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Some of the most important work is often done sight unseen. The entire Seck family are a family who continually and gracious serve sight unseen… usually in response to some small panic call of help from me. THANK YOU, Ben, Hope, and Laura (whose serving is patience and smiles). Ben serves as open and close team coordinator, as well as serving on the team (and security team). Hope serves in children’s ministry (including today on her BIRTHDAY) – but wait there is more! Ben and Hope also serve as community group leaders AND tithing team. Thank you both for how you love and serve Redeemer and are an example of serving to Laura. And happy birthday, Hope!

Redeemer Weekly – 12/3/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Dec. 3, 2017 — FULL Dec. 3rd — MEMBERS’ MEETINGS TONIGHT — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Lynne Walton

Good morning and welcome to Advent Season! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am.

TOMORROW The Men’s Ministry group meets at 9am! God’s Story also meets at 9 am in the K – 2nd classroom downstairs

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: As long awaited, the kiddos are finally hearing how the Holy Spirit came after Christ’s ascension! God kept His promise to send the Holy Spirit. With the Holy Spirit’s help, Jesus’ disciples could begin their work to share the gospel with the entire world. God gives the Holy Spirit to those who trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior. The Holy Spirit gives us power to do God’s work, and He changes us to be more like Jesus.  

TOMORROW Junior Community Group meets! This Sunday is another Junior Community Group (JCG) gathering! We’ll be meeting at the same time and place for food, fun, fellowship, and discussion. So if you’re looking for a place to hang out after church, we’d love for you to join us! Friends and neighbors are welcome too. For details ask Megan, Laura, or John

TOMORROW is a full day!  

New Member Sunday: We are excited to welcome 15 new members next Sunday!

Newcomer Lunch – for those who are new and looking to connect and meet members and elders, we invite you to our monthly newcomer lunch! It will be immediately after service as a members home. Head to the Connection Table for details!

TONIGHT: Members’ Meeting @ 5 pm – Members, this is our final 2018 member’s meeting and we will be reviewing the budget and considering all that God has done this past year. Leadership is excited to share the vision and budget of 2018 with you all. Please make this a priority to attend! We will be meeting in Riddick Hall and have a pizza dinner to follow.

 

Upcoming Redeemer Events:

No Worship/Prayer Night This Month! Due to the holiday season and preparation for Christmas Eve services, we will not have a third Thursday night worship and prayer service this month – we will resume on Thursday, January 18!

Beautiful, Messy Friendship Study concludes: Friday, December 15 at 7 :15 pm will conclude the Beautiful, Messy Friendship study.   

Christmas Eve Service: We will be having two services! Our regular 10:30am service and a Christmas Eve evening service at 5pm. We are excited to celebrate the birth our Savior with family and friends.  

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Coffee is a delicious necessity most mornings… and Sunday morning is no exception. Lynne Walton is a gift of serving to Redeemer. She recently stepped in to release her sister, Laura Walton, to focus on JCG, and now coordinates the coffee team – the very, very necessary coffee team! Laura supports everyone and helps to plan for supplies and coverage. Thank you, Lynne!  

(Last Sunday’s missing coffee was completing an error on my and Planning Center’s part! :o)

Redeemer Weekly – 11/26/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 26, 2017 –Dec. 3rd MEMBERS’ MEETINGS —  SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Daniel Turner  

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am.

TOMORROW The Men’s Ministry group meet at 9am!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: Gospel Clues Connection will be tomorrow with a special activity related to learning the books of the Bible!  

NEXT FRI. & SAT.: Core Seminar:   

NEXT SUNDAY is a full day!  

New Member Sunday: We are excited to welcome 15 new members next Sunday!

Newcomer Lunch – for those who are new and looking to connect and meet members and elders, we invite you to our monthly newcomer lunch! It will be immediately after service as a members home. Those interested can RSVP to Jen: jen@redeemerarlington.com!

Members’ Meeting @ 5 pm – Members, this is our final 2018 member’s meeting and we will be reviewing the budget (look for an email THIS Wednesday with the budget!). Leadership is excited to share the vision and budget of 2018 with you all. Please make this a priority to attend! We will be meeting in Riddick Hall and have a pizza dinner to follow. Parents be watching for an email about childcare co-op!

Upcoming Redeemer Events:

Christmas Eve Service: We will be having two services! Our regular 10:30am service and a Christmas Eve evening service at 5pm. We are excited to celebrate the birth our Savior with family and friends.  

Community Care Opportunity

Our building neighbor, ReachFar (an after school program who rents the Fellowship Hall) let us know of a holiday donation drive they are coordinating:  “We are giving back to one of Arlington’s local shelters RPC (Residential Program Center) on November 30th as well as we will be delivering care packages to the homeless  in both DC and Virginia  on December 1st. Ways to support us in this:

We have a box for donations (i.e. Tooth paste, mouth wash, tooth brushes, deodorant, soap, lotion, wash clothes, towels, scarfs, gloves, hats, socks, new or lightly worn coats) here at the ReachFar Youth Development Center located at 716 S Glebe Rd. Arlington Va 22204 (inside of Arlington United Methodist Church on the second floor).

You may also donate online using this link http://reachfar.org/blog/index.php/donations/ we just ask that you add the memo “help4homeless” in the “additional message” section of the donation page. All funds will go towards toiletries and other needs for the homeless.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: There is something exciting when you see children ministry teachers invest personal time and energy into the lesson. Daniel Turner is one of those teachers! When approached about participating in our fourth Sunday Gospel Clue Connection plan, he was thrilled to bring games and activities to help Redeemer kiddos connect Gospel Clues to the Bible. Our fourth Sundays CM time is enriched with his investment! … and that is on the Sunday he is not serving on the coffee team! Thank you, Daniel for how you care and serve Redeemer kiddos and adults on Sunday mornings!  

Redeemer Weekly – 11/19/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 19, 2017 — OCT. FINANCIAL UPDATE — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Buck and Pegi Black

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am. Reminder! Have a great Thanksgiving holiday week!

TOMORROW God’s Story and the Men’s Ministry group meet at 9am!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: Sneak peaked in GPTV Explorer, Redeemer kiddos learn about Christ’s ascension today! Jesus left earth and returned to heaven, but He did not leave us alone. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to be with us and help us do God’s work.  

TOMORROW is another Junior Community Group (JCG) gathering! We’ll be meeting at the same time and place for food, fun, fellowship, and discussion. Where: 701 S Wakefield St Arlington, VA 22204 When: 12:30 to 2 pm Why: BECAUSE! Questions: Ask Laura Walton, Megan Hays, or John Hauser

REDEEMER FINANCIAL UPDATE FOR OCTOBER: Please continue to pray for leadership as they finalize the proposed 2018 budget (to be presented at the December 3rd Member Meeting)! We received $678 or about 1.29%, above our budgeted giving for the month – which brings year to date giving $85,579 or 16.24% above our annual budgeted giving! THANK YOU for your continuing support of Redeemer!

Upcoming Redeemer Events:

DEC. 1- 2, CORE SEMINAR: For those interested in membership, our final 2017 core seminar will be Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 – details and RSVP are here.

Member’s Meeting Sunday, DECEMBER 3rd: Please mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3 at for our member’s 2018 financial budget meeting and discussion!

Christmas Eve Service: We will be having two services! Our regular 10:30am service and a Christmas Eve evening service at 5pm. We are excited to celebrate the birth our Savior with family and friends.  

Community Care Opportunity

Our building neighbor, ReachFar (an after school program who rents the Fellowship Hall) let us know of a holiday donation drive they are coordinating:  “We are giving back to one of Arlington’s local shelters RPC (Residential Program Center) on November 30th as well as we will be delivering care packages to the homeless  in both DC and Virginia  on December 1st. Ways to support us in this:

We have a box for donations here at the ReachFar Youth Development Center located at 716 S Glebe Rd. Arlington Va 22204 (inside of Arlington United Methodist Church on the second floor).

You may also donate online using this link http://reachfar.org/blog/index.php/donations/ we just ask that you add the memo “help4homeless” in the “additional message” section of the donation page. All funds will go towards toiletries and other needs for the homeless.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Perk about writing the shoutout? I get to brag about my parents! And yes, for those who do not know, I am Buck and Pegi’s youngest daughter.

Joining Redeemer earlier this year, Mom (Pegi) and Dad (Buck) eagerly considered where and how they could serve Redeemer. They were intentional in thinking through where they could give their talents for the glory of God and good of Redeemer. Mom jumped into children’s ministry. As a 3rd – 5th grader teacher, she plans and prays about lessons weeks in advance. She inspires with enthusiasm all (both kiddos and volunteers!) those around her in CM on third Sundays. Dad has similar passionate serving with ESL … and other duties as assigned (i.e. helping me with random things). Last Sunday, he loaded and unloaded heavy furniture (who needs the recommended three people when you have Dad and a dolly?) for me. It is a joy to have my parents at Redeemer – it is a privilege to partner with them in serving the Redeemer community – thank you, Buck and Pegi – I love you, Mom and Dad.

Redeemer Weekly -11/12/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 11, 2017 — THURS. WORSHIP & PRAYER NIGHT! — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Tyler and Aimee Robinson

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am. Reminder! As a grace to our families with little humans, please leave the parking lot free for guests and families with little humans!

TOMORROW The Men’s Ministry group continues to meet at 9am in Riddick Hall!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: GPTV EXPLORER! Our 3rd – 5th grade kiddos are downstairs today for the whole service. The GPTV crew will be hearing about the Great Commission with guest speaker, Jon Smith. The good news about what Jesus has done to rescue us from our sins is too great to keep to ourselves. Before Jesus went back to heaven, He gave the disciples a job to do. Jesus wants His followers to teach people everywhere about Jesus so they will trust in Him as their Lord and Savior.

THIS THURSDAY, Worship and Prayer Night: Our monthly, third Thursday worship and prayer night will be at 7:30pm!   

Upcoming Redeemer Events:

DEC. 1- 2, CORE SEMINAR: For those interested in membership, our final 2017 core seminar will be Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 – details and RSVP are here.

Member’s Meeting Sunday, DECEMBER 3rd: Please mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3 for our member’s 2018 financial budget meeting and discussion!

Christmas Eve Service: We will be having two services! Our regular 10:30am service and a Christmas Eve evening service at 5pm. We are excited to celebrate the birth our Savior with family and friends.  

Member Lead Events

FRIDAY, Nov. 10th Youth Life Sala Dance Night: YL South Arlington invites you to their fall fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 10, 7pm – 10pm! Details and tickets are available here or tickets can be purchased after service this morning!   

Serving Opportunity: Engage With International Students, Eat Turkey! International Friends is an organization that reaches out to international students on the NOVA Alexandria and Annandale campuses. They are hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 16th and are looking for volunteers to: (1) Donate food for the event and/or (2) Serve as table hosts for the evening (You’d be responsible for facilitating a conversation with a group of students surrounding the topic of thankfulness.) Food drop off is at 6pm, and tables hosts would need to arrive at 6:15 and stay until the event ends around 9. The event is located in Annandale (8220 Little River Turnpike, Annandale VA). Please email Katheryn Wolfe (katherynwolfe@gmail.com) for more details if you are interested in serving!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: I have been in denial for a while… but Tyler and Aimee Robinson are moving this month.

No shoutout is sufficient for capturing all they have done to invest, care, carry, and serve Redeemer. Without pause or selfish consideration, they both have been models of servant sacrifice. Tyler is Redeemer’s most tenured deacon and has ensured the smooth running of Sundays (and my sanity) for years. Which equivalent to decades outside of transient DC. Aimee has faithfully assisted and supported Tyler with any Sunday surprises. She is a master of organized – and was the key person behind our storage areas organization. She also has served as communion coordinator.  Although they prefer behind the scenes, their work and serving is evident and we are deeply grateful for their example to Redeemer. THANK YOU, and you will be sorely missed.  

Redeemer Weekly – 11/5/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 5, 2017 — DAYLIGHTS SAVING — BUSY WEEK OF EVENTS! — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Shawna Quezada

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m. Reminder! Reminder, daylights saving! Clocks fall back an hour.

As a grace to our families with little humans, please leave the parking lot free for guests and families with little humans!

TOMORROW God’s Story continues (1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays) downstairs in the K – 2nd grade classroom at 9am and the Men’s Ministry group continues at 9am in Riddick Hall!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: From John 21:1-19 kiddos hear about how Jesus forgives and restores. When Jesus first called the disciples to follow Him, Jesus had promised to make them fishers of men. The disciples had left Jesus when He was arrested and even denied Him, but Jesus still wanted to use them in God’s plan. Jesus is the Lord who forgives us and makes things right again.

TOMORROW: Newcomer Lunch: If new to Redeemer and wanting to meet, luncheon, and chat with Redeemer members and elders, join us immediately after the service. Head to the Connection Table for details!  

TUESDAY, Nov. 7th: Watch a FREE Live Stream of Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money Event. Graym Kasko will be hosting the live stream in the AUMC lobby at 8pm (EST).  Dave and Rachel Cruze will take the stage on November 7 in Phoenix with a livestream event in real time. For further details, contact Graym or see the signup here

THURSDAY, Nov. 9th: Worship Team Auditions: Jordan is looking to grow and develop Redeemer’s worship team. If interested in auditioning, please RSVP here! Auditions will be from 7:30pm-9pm.

NEXT THURSDAY, Nov. 16th Worship and Prayer Night: Our monthly, third Thursday worship and prayer night will be at 7:30pm!   

NEXT FRIDAY, Nov. 10th Youth Life Sala Dance Night: YL South Arlington invites you to their fall fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 10, 7pm – 10pm! Details and tickets are available here or tickets can be purchased after service this morning!   

Date Change: Member’s Meeting Sunday, DECEMBER 3rd: Please (re)mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3 for our member’s 2018 financial budget meeting and discussion!

Core Seminar, Dec.1- 2: For those interested in membership, our final 2017 core seminar will be Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 – details and RSVP are here.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Did you know what happens on the fifth week? CM volunteers do double duty! And somehow Shawna Quezada as point person manages to get most fifth Sundays! Back to back CM serving is a serious commitment but Shawna leads the volunteers with grace and humor. Her right-hand man, Matt Kessler, helps to ensure electronic check-in is smooth and accurate.  She loops in hubby, Caleb, to help with cleanup so that the space is ready for next… which tomorrow is her week again! Thank YOU, Shawna for the leadership of serving to keep CM running smoothly, week to week!

Redeemer Weekly – 10/29/2017

Redeemer Weekly: October 29, 2017 — GOD’S STORY & MEN’S GROUP MEET THIS SUN. — SEPT. FINANCIAL UPDATE — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Dennis Bituin

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. Sneak in shoutout to our first week CM Volunteers serving this fifth week!  

TODAY God’s Story returns downstairs in the K – 2nd grade classroom at 9 am and the Men’s Ministry group continues at 9 am in Riddick Hall!

TODAY in Redeemer CM: From John 20:24-29, kiddos learn how Thomas doubted the disciples of Christ’s resurrection. He saw Jesus’ scars from the cross, where Jesus died for our sins. Kiddos learn  how they have not seen Jesus, but Jesus said if we believe in Him without seeing Him, we are blessed.

FRIDAY, Tali will continue to lead the women through a discussion on Beautiful, Messy Relationships. Hosted at the lobby at 7:15 pm – to catch up on notes or RSVP – email: tkauflin@gmail.com

NEXT SUNDAY, Nov. 5th: Newcomer Lunch: If new to Redeemer and wanting to meet, luncheon, and chat with Redeemer members and elders, join us immediately after service on Sunday, November 5th. RSVP: jen@redeemerarlington.com

NEXT TUESDAY, Nov. 7th: Watch a FREE Live Stream of Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money Event. Graym Kasko will be hosting the live stream in the AUMC lobby at 8 pm (EST).  Dave and Rachel Cruze will take the stage on November 7 in Phoenix with a livestream event in real time. For further details, contact Graym or see the signup here

REDEEMER FINANCIAL UPDATE FOR SEPTEMBER: Please continue to pray for leadership as they finalize and plan for 2018, including budget (to be presented at the December 3rd Member Meeting)!

We received $3.078 or about 5.84%, above our budgeted giving for the month! THANK YOU for your continuing support of Redeemer!

Serving Need:

The Redeemer Communion Team is looking for a few more volunteers! If you’ve been looking for a low-key, behind-the-scenes way to serve the Redeemer community, this is your chance. You’ll have to show up to the church a bit earlier about twice a month, but you’ll also have first crack at the donuts and coffee, so there’s a lot of upside! If you’re interested, contact Eliezer Gonzalez at eliezer.d.gonzalez@gmail.com for more information.

Date Change: Member’s Meeting Sunday, DECEMBER 3rd: Please (re)mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3 for our member’s 2018 financial budget meeting and discussion!

Member Directory: End of the year updates to the directory are coming! MEMBERS please let Jackie of family changes (i.e. email, birthdays, anniversaries, pictures) know of changes by the end of October!

Address Change in 2017? If you changed your address in 2017, please fill out this short form.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: No rhythm. None. Except when it is off – than suddenly I (and everyone else!) has a beat and rhythm!

Dennis Bituin keeps us all straight and on beat. Dennis faithfully serves as a drummer on our worship team – and considering we only have ~2 drummers, that means he serves faithful at least twice a month! Aside from sound team, no other team requires or needs such consistent support than drummer on worship team! THANK YOU, Dennis for regularly serving and ensuring our joyous noise is also on beat!