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Redeemer Weekly – 12/4/2016

Redeemer Weekly: Dec. 4, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Ali Deckard     

Good morning and happy Advent! Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

TODAY, we will host a newcomer lunch for those interested in learning more about Redeemer. The lunch will be immediately after the service. You can head to the Connection table for details!  

THIS THURSDAY, Dec. 8, we will have our second Worship and Prayer night. All are invited. We’ll take time to sing and pray together from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the main auditorium.

Redeemer Holiday Schedule!

Sat., Dec. 24: Christmas Eve service

Sun., Dec. 25: NO SERVICE

Sun., Jan. 1, 2017: Regular service

Fall ESL Ends with Thanks: Last Monday marked the end of our Fall ESL session. Teachers and students enjoyed an awesome meal and evening together! This would not have been possible without the help of several community groups and individuals. Many thanks to everyone who prepared dishes, helped with setup and clean up, and took care of all the little details in putting on the event!

Online Giving: Reminder! We have a NEW, easier platform for giving to Redeemer: Planning Center Giving — no password or account creation required.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Serving looks different at different seasons. Ali Deckard is a master of knowing how and what serving looks like for her and her tribe. Ali has jumped into leading the Preschool class with creative and humor. She is faithful to serve or find coverage and kids march, troop, fly, jump, run out of her class with an enthusiasm, craft, and Bible story understanding beyond their years.

However, Ali’s classroom talents do not end on a Sunday – she is quick to set up meals, provide child care, send flowers, open her home to those hurting, suffering, and the Lord leads her to minister to. Ali is an example of serving beyond Sunday. She shows love in every season as wife, mother, friend, and Redeemer member – Thank you, Ali for how you love and serve Redeemer!

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 27, 2016 — WORSHIP and PRAYER NIGHT … SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Joy and David

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 27, 2016 — WORSHIP and PRAYER NIGHT … SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Joy and David Bann    

Good morning and happy Thanksgiving weekend! Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

NEXT SUNDAY, Dec. 4, we will host a newcomer lunch for those interested in learning more about Redeemer. The lunch will be immediately after the service. You can RSVP to Jen or head to the back for details at the Connection table!  

NEXT THURSDAY, Dec. 8, we will have our second Worship and Prayer night. All are invited. We’ll take time to sing and pray together from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the main auditorium. Jordan will lead the band and various elders and members will lead us in prayer. These are great opportunities to slow down and spend time with Jesus and his people.

Redeemer Holiday Schedule!

Sat., Dec. 24: Christmas Eve service

Sun., Dec. 25: NO SERVICE

Sun., Jan. 1, 2017: Regular service

Online Giving: Reminder! We have a NEW, easier platform for giving to Redeemer: Planning Center Giving — no password or account creation required.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: The example of serving that parents give to their children is always so encouraging to see. Joy and David Bann are such examples! Joy and David faithfully serve in Children’s Ministry and Joy plays the piano on Sunday mornings. David serves in releasing her by watching firstborn, Noah. (We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Bann kiddo #2!) Joy and David are quick to step into serve with any need. THANK YOU, Joy and David for the example you are to Noah and you future Baby Bann! We appreciate your serving!

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 11/20/2016

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 20, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Ann Eng    

Good morning! Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

Redeemer Holiday Schedule!

Sun., Nov. 27: Regular service!

(Staff will observe Thanksgiving from Thu., Nov. 24, through Sat., Nov. 26)  

Sat., Dec. 24: Christmas Eve evening service!

Sun., Dec. 25: NO SERVICE

Sun., Jan. 1, 2017: Regular service

Online Giving: Reminder! We have a NEW, easier platform for giving to Redeemer: Planning Center Giving — no password or account creation required.

ASSIST Update from Mike Icardi, board member: I wanted to pass along an update from the Assist Pregnancy Center. and what their mission is accomplishing in saving lives. Through the end of October, Assist has seen 337 distinct clients, 293 of them new this year. 260 of these clients had a positive pregnancy test, and 154 of those 260 are categorized as abortion minded or vulnerable, meaning their demographics, life situation, and other factors incline them toward choosing abortion.  90 of those 154 at risk clients have said they will carry the baby to term! The number of at risk clients in 2016 through October is almost double the number seen in 2015, and the number carrying to term is 3 times what was reported in 2015.

Recently, the Center heard from a woman they served three years ago who had not been in contact since her visit. She wrote to express her thankfulness for the love, counsel and support of the Center’s staff, how grateful she was that they helped her decide to keep her baby, now a toddler, and how she cannot imagine now making any other choice.

The church’s partnership with Assist, and your participation in the Walk/Run/Ride, Banquet, volunteering, and giving to the ministry is leading to lives being changed and babies being saved.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: There is a gift and grace in the calm, quiet serving – which is why we shout out and thank servants who faithful care and support Redeemer. Ann Eng is one of those calm, quiet servants who loves Redeemer well faithfully serving on the communion team, caring for Sarah Scott, and supporting ESL. Ann Eng does all this serving with a warmth and desire to connect and care for Redeemer. Ann’s calmness gives a joy and peace to those who serve with her. Thank you, Ann for all the ways which you minister through serving! (Personally, it is a privilege to have her in my community group – be encouraged Redeemer, Ann faithfully prays for Redeemer well and with love!)

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 11/13/2016

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 13, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Scott Moshier    

Good morning! Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

This week in GPTV studios, Redeemer kids will continue learning about Jeremiah and the captivity of Judah.  Jeremiah said that God was going to forgive sin and change people’s hearts. Jesus made these words come true. God forgives our sin when we trust in His Son, Jesus. Jesus died on the cross to take away our sin. He changes us and gives us power through His Spirit to obey Him.   

UPCOMING EVENTS

–Churchwide Worship and Prayer nights! All are invited to two Worship and Prayer nights where we will take time to sing and pray together. The first is THIS Thursday night, Nov. 17, 7:30 to 9 p.m. They will be held in the main auditorium. Jordan will lead the band and various elders and members will lead us in prayer. These are great opportunities to slow down and spend time with Jesus and his people.

–Core Seminar, Nov. 18-19: Our last membership seminar of 2016 will be Friday evening, Nov. 18 and Saturday morning, Nov.19. For those interested in membership or learning more about Redeemer’s mission and member expectations, please RSVP here!

Redeemer Holiday Schedule!

Sunday, November 27Regular service!

(Staff will observe Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, November 26)  

Saturday, December 24 – Christmas Eve evening service!

Sunday, December 25 – NO SERVICE

Sunday, January 1, 2017 – Regular service

Online Giving: Reminder! We have a NEW, easier platform for giving to Redeemer: Planning Center Giving which no password or account creation is required.

Redeemer on Media! Redeemer has TWO following ways to stay connected! Redeemer has launched a Facebook GROUP as well as a Spotify list! The Facebook group is designed to help connect the Redeemer community through a social media we all use.  Administered by Redeemer staff and member, this is a tool for us to provide information, encouragement, and connection. The Spotify list is updated with regular Redeemer sung songs so you can be encouraged through worship music throughout the week.  

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Few people enjoy Monday mornings. However Scott Moshier jumps into Monday morning but leading Redeemer staff through projects and planning.

As deacon of staff management (think kitten herding when the kittens are allowed to drink coffee…), Scott graciously and wisely leads staff through short and long term goal management. Scott has been a great voice of perspective, asking great questions, constructing management tools to assist staff in performing the mission of Redeemer. Scott brings the same organization, support, and humor to elder meetings on Wednesday morning (less kitten herding but more coffee). Thank you Scott for the time, thought, grace, humor, and leadership you give to Redeemer staff, elders, and church body.  

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 11/6/2016

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 6, 2016 — ‘FALL BACK’ EDITION — 2 LINKS for reading, watching — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Molly Kruger

Good morning! Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

Reminder: Daylight savings started last night! Enjoy your extra hour of sleep as we fall back!

Gospel Project Explorer is live in Studio A this morning!  On today’s show, preschool-5th graders will learn about the prophet Jeremiah. God chose Jeremiah before he was born to tell people what God said. God had also planned all along for His Son, Jesus, to show God’s love for people by dying on the cross. Jesus rescues people from sin.

TODAY! Newcomer Lunch: Newcomers to Redeemer are invited to a lunch immediately following today’s service to meet members, elders, and deacons of Redeemer — and hear more about our vision and connecting you to the Redeemer community. Please RSVP at our Connection Table as you walk in.

UPCOMING EVENTS

–Churchwide Worship and Prayer nights! All are invited to two Worship and Prayer nights where we will take time to sing and pray together. The first is in TWO weeks, Thursday night, Nov. 17, 7:30 to 9 p.m., and the second will be on Thursday night, Dec. 8, 7:30 to 9 p.m. They will be held in the main auditorium. Jordan will lead the band and various elders and members will lead us in prayer. These are great opportunities to slow down and spend time with Jesus and his people.

–Core Seminar, Nov. 18-19: Our last membership seminar of 2016 will be Friday evening, Nov. 18 and Saturday morning, Nov.19. For those interested in membership or learning more about Redeemer’s mission and member expectations, please RSVP here!

WHAT ERIC IS READING … The New Yorker profiles his friend Dr. Russell “Rusty” Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention: “Annals of Religion: THE NEW EVANGELICAL MORAL MINORITY — If the Southern Baptist church can’t be bigger, Russell Moore wants it to be better. … Moore says Christians must accept that they are a marginalized community, in an increasingly hostile secular culture.” http://bit.ly/2fp8ZdT

WHAT DALE BROWN IS WATCHING … Tweet from @CitygateFilms: “Great to collaborate w/director @anastasionfilm on The Price of Certainty. Must watch in election week … via @nytvideo.” Op-Doc (6:47), with accompanying article, “There’s more to what you believe than you think” http://nyti.ms/2fp9PYg

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Serving looks different for everyone. It can be an encouraging word, is can be caring for kiddos in Children Ministry, it can be leading a group, it can be jumping into support a friend. Molly Kruger actually serves Redeemer in all those capacities! She is a faithful community group leader, loving and leading the group well through transitions. She is a professional kiddo whisper: Really, she is the one who calms down that kiddo who is just having a day! She is supports and jumps to tasks for Redeemer Women Committee, special events or makes sure to greet a newcomer. (She also has some of the most impressive dance moves!)

Molly demonstrates and examples the love of Christ well and we are privileged to thank her for serving Redeemer. Thank you, Molly!

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 10/30/2016

Redeemer Weekly: Oct. 30, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Duke and Jenne Walker  

Good morning! Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

Reminder: Today is the Marine Corp Marathon! Be aware there may be road closures and extra crowds in the area!

TODAY in GPTV Studios: Redeemer kids will learn about the prophet Joel, who spoke to the Southern Kingdom of Judah at a time when the nation faced a crisis. The land had been invaded by locusts; swarms of the insects had devastated the plants. Judah was also affected by a severe drought.

Joel looked back on these events and announced that these were not mere natural disasters—the Lord was judging the people for their sin.

Joel warned God’s people about the Day of the Lord—a day when God will judge His enemies, free His people, and make the world right again. Those who trust in Jesus will escape God’s punishment for sin. Jesus was punished in our place, and we share in His righteousness.

TONIGHT! Members’ Meeting, Oct. 30 at 5 pm (followed by a 6 pm pizza dinner!): All are welcome to join our member meeting at 5 pm in Riddick Hall tonight! We will gather as a family to discuss our 2017 budget – Members, please let Jackie know if you did not get the email from Jordan with the budget. Childcare will be provided.

NEXT SUNDAY! Newcomer Lunch Any and all newcomers to Redeemer are invited to a lunch immediately following the service to meet members, elders, and deacons of Redeemer and hear more about our vision and connecting you to the Redeemer community. Please RSVP to Jen or at our Connection Table   

UPCOMING EVENTS

–“Beginning”, Nov. 4: On behalf of the Redeemer Women’s Committee, we are thrilled to invite you to join us for a meal and a time of reflection on our theme, “Beginnings.” This salad social will take place on Friday night, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of AUMC, Redeemer Church of Arlington.. Our desire is to help women integrate life with the Gospel, and to encourage one another through fellowship and prayer.  So come join us around the table, to be fed both in body and soul. Dinner will be provided. Cost is $5 — cash, please. Guests welcome. RSVP to women@redeemerarlington.com

–Churchwide Worship and Prayer nights! Date Correction! All are invited to two Worship and Prayer nights where we will take time to sing and pray together. The first is Thursday night, Nov. 17, 7:30 to 9 p.m., and the second will be on Thursday night, Dec. 8, 7:30 to 9 p.m. They will be held in the main auditorium. Jordan will be leading the band and various elders and members will lead us in prayer. These are great opportunities to slow down and spend time with Jesus and his people.

— Core Seminar, Nov. 18 & 19: Our last membership seminar of 2016 will be Friday evening, November 18 and Saturday morning, November 19. For those interested in membership or learning more about Redeemer’s mission and member expectations, please RSVP here!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: When you reflect upon the history and story of Redeemer, there is a joy and privilege to see the investment of families. Duke and Jenne Walker are such a family. Members for years, Duke and Jenne have faithfully served with various needs and teams – primarily worship and children’s ministry.

Duke has supported and served alongside Jordan in worship ministry since coming to Redeemer, and Jenne has been a gracious volunteer and calm spirit in our children’s ministry. They are testimony of faithful serving and we are so grateful for their years of giving to the Redeemer community. They will be greatly missed as they transition into a new church community in DC; thank you, Duke and Jenne!

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 10/23/2016

Redeemer Weekly: Oct. 23, 2016 — WISE WORDS from Ali — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Jen Whetsell  

Good morning! Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

ONLINE GIVING PLATFORM! We are so grateful for the heart and response to those supporting Redeemer.  Our new online giving platform through Planning Center is live and an easy way to give to Redeemer! If you have any troubles, please do not hesitate to let Jackie (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) know!

WORTH THE CLICK: Submitted by Dale Brown — A post by Josh Deckard, “Joy in the Midst of Chaos, by Ali Deckard: Below is a talk my wife gave last week to a group of women. I’m so thankful for the way she lives such a humble and transparent life. Grace abounds in her life and ministry!”

—From Ali’s talk: “Learning to say no to even things that are good is a hard skill to develop. But you can’t do it all, so don’t exhaust yourself at the expense of your family, your sanity or your soul in trying to.” http://bit.ly/2etJ85y

UPCOMING EVENTS

–Members’ Meeting, Oct. 30: Please mark your calendars for Sunday evening, Oct. 30, for our 2017 budget member meeting. All are welcome! Members, please let Jackie know if you did not get the email from Jordan with the budget!

–“Beginning”, Nov. 4: On behalf of the Redeemer Women’s Committee, we are thrilled to invite you to join us for a meal and a time of reflection on our theme, “Beginnings.” This salad social will take place on Friday night, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of AUMC, Redeemer Church of Arlington.. Our desire is to help women integrate life with the Gospel, and to encourage one another through fellowship and prayer.  So come join us around the table, to be fed both in body and soul. Dinner will be provided. Cost is $5 — cash, please. Guests welcome. RSVP to women@redeemerarlington.com

–Churchwide Worship and Prayer nights! All are invited to two Worship and Prayer nights where we will take time to sing and pray together. The first is Thursday night, Nov. 17, 7:30 to 9 p.m., and the second will be on Thursday night, Dec. 11, 7:30 to 9 p.m. They will be held in the main auditorium. Jordan will be leading the band and various elders and members will lead us in prayer. These are great opportunities to slow down and spend time with Jesus and his people.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: To continue the theme of thanking our deacons, I wanted to highlight and thank Jen Whetsell! Jen, deaconess of new person integration, serves with Brittany and Geoff Geiling thinking through and implementing ways which to connect new people in Redeemer.

An administrative grace and coordination genius, Jen ensures that events and follow up occur for newcomer events and membership seminars. Her welcoming attitude is an example to how we want Redeemer to greet, welcome, and connect people to the community. Thank you, Jen for how you serve and love all those at Redeemer!  

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 10/9/2016

Redeemer Weekly: Oct. 9, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Jenni Smith

Good morning! Please join us for coffee, donuts (extra boxes of pumpkin and Fall Harvest flavors) and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

Katherine Roddy invites Redeemerites: Hope lots of folks are considering coming to prayer TODAY, following the service, in the balcony. We’ll be praying short, snappy, powerful prayers, and will end by 12:45. Better attendance is not only encouraging, but will also make the activities work better. Kids welcome.

CM REMINDERS! As a reminder, we have a crawler’s room available for our littest attenders! For kiddos under 1 year old, they are welcome play, crawl, and explore  with a parent while the sermon is streamed in our 1 year old classroom! And psst, parents, don’t forget to get your children promptly after Sunday service! We want to respect the volunteers manning the classrooms on a given Sunday.   

TODAY in GPTV Studios … Redeemer kids will learn about Hezekiah, one of Judah’s few faithful kings.  Hezekiah prayed that God would save His people from their enemies so that everyone would know He is the one true God. Jesus also prayed for His people. Then Jesus, the Son of God, died on the cross and rose again to save people from sin.

LAUNCHED! Children Ministry Instagram! We are excited to share our Children of Redeemer instagram launch! This social media avenue is to share non-identifying, fun pictures of children’s ministry as well as upcoming lessons, encouragements, and occasional CM volunteer shoutouts! Pictures of children will be group, non-identifying pictures in less prior approval is received.  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

— This week in ReWinD: During Session 4 of ReWinD this week, women of Redeemer will be meditating on Days 8 and 9 of our SheReadsTruth Genesis workbooks, which focus on Genesis 13-16, Galatians 3:15-4:7, as well as Hebrews 6:13-20.  These passages highlight Melchizedek’s blessing over Abraham and document the Abrahamic covenant.  Interested in joining but haven’t yet?  We have a few more books left.  Please see Jackie Black after service today and get yours (She will primarily be in downstairs in CM as point person this Sunday – so pardon any cheerios she may have on her or pens in her hair).

–Women’s Saturday Brunches: The next brunch is Saturday, Oct.  22. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to noon, and we’ll enjoy good food and fellowship. Brunches will be at the home of Katherine Taylor (5144 Woodmire Lane, Alexandria 22311) co-hosted by Kari Faherty and Katherine Taylor. No need to bring food. Please RSVP to Katherine Taylor at RedeemerBrunches@gmail.com or text 267-266-8295.

MEMBERS:

Members’ Meeting – October 30! Members please mark your calendars for Sunday evening, October 30 for our 2017 budget member meeting. All are welcome! We ask that members prioritize this time to ensure we can communicate our proposed 2017 budget!

UPCOMING MUSIC MOMENTS:

–Music Team quarterly training nightJoin us on Oct. 20, 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the fellowship room as we hear a brief teaching, talk about upcoming events and opportunities to get involved, and spend time worshipping together. This is for everyone that is currently a part of or interested in being apart of the music ministry. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. If you have any questions, email Jordan.

–Music/Vocal Auditions! Do you have an interest in serving on the music team at Redeemer? We are holding music auditions on Sat., Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to noon in the AUMC sanctuary. If you are interested in participating, please sign up to request a spot.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: I did not want to wait for a CM Instagram shout out for a cheerful CM volunteer! A smile can be very encouraging on Sunday morning. A smile as you are dropping off your kiddos in children’s ministry is very encouraging to see. A faithful children ministry volunteer, Jenni Smith greets every child and parent with a smile as she serves our littles. Jenni jumps into substitute and switch based on the needs of others, not just her own schedule. Her cheerful heart and honest engagement with our CM crew is an example to others, including her own kiddos as they see her serve. Thank YOU, Jenni for caring for our littlests at Redeemer!

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 10/2/2016

Redeemer Weekly: October 2, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Jeremiah Petas   

Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

Reminder We have multiple congregations meeting at the building; please be aware the parking lot fills quickly and respectful to families with young children needing those coveted spaces. Please also be mindful of designated handicap spots and not block in other vehicles. Street parking and the Bank of America parking lot is available.  

TODAY in GPTV Studios … GPTV Explorer! All classes will be downstairs for the whole service this Sunday!

TODAY! Newcomer Lunch:  We invite those new to Redeemer to join us for lunch immediately after the service. This newcomer lunch details are at the connection table!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Women’s Saturday Brunches: The next brunch is Saturday, October 22. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to noon to enjoy good food and fellowship. Brunches will be at the home of Katherine Taylor (5144 Woodmire Lane, Alexandria 22311) co-hosted by Kari Faherty and Katherine Taylor. No need to bring food. Please RSVP to Katherine Taylor at RedeemerBrunches@gmail.com or text 267-266-8295.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

–Design of Desire: McLean Presbyterian Church will be hosting a special conference with Dr. Dan Allender on October 7th and 8th entitled ‘The Design of Desire.’  “The Design of Desire conference invites us to envision and cultivate healthier connections, a more holistic view of sexuality, and a deeper understanding of how your story reveals the heart of God. Join us for a time in which the unique complexities of desire, sexuality, and relationships can be discussed candidly, and the experiences that shape our capacity to love and be loved engaged with kindness and care.Learn more and register at mcleanpres.org/allender”

— Music Team Quarterly Training Night – Join us on October 20th, 7:30-9:00pm in the fellowship room as we hear a brief teaching, talk about upcoming events and opportunities to get involved, and spend time worshipping together. This is for everyone that is currently a part of or interested in being apart of the music ministry. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. If you have any questions, email Jordan.

SERVING NEEDS:

— Meals for the Icardis: The FIVE Icardi family is transitioning back into life after 11 weeks in Uganda! If able and interested to provide a meal to the family, you can sign up here

— Music/Vocal Auditions! Do you have an interest in serving on the music team at Redeemer? We are holding music auditions on Saturday, October 15th, 9am-12pm in the AUMC sanctuary. If you are interested in participating, please sign up to request a spot.

— Calling Ushers! Calling Greeters! As you may have noticed, Redeemer is back in the fall swing of life, school, programs, and full Sunday services! We are excited to be growing but with that growth comes a need to welcome and guide Sunday service attenders. If interested in serving as an usher (aka seating management consultant) please let Jackie or Leah know! If interested in serving as a greeter (aka friendly face who knows the 411) please let Brittany know!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black (nominated by Jordan): True confessions of a church admin – I am not musically talented – I cannot sing, play an instrument, or clap on beat. Which makes those who can play an instrument and keep a beat some of my favorite servant shoutouts! Jeremiah Petas faithfully serves a drummer on our worship team.  Jeremiah jumped into serving most Sundays as soon as he was a member. His timely membership and serving has served to bless and enhance our worship on Sunday mornings! Thank you, Jeremiah for how you have made a (musical) joyful noise unto the Lord!  

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 9/25/2016

Redeemer Weekly: September 25, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Betsy Teubl

Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

Reminder We have multiple congregations meeting at the building; please be aware the parking lot fills quickly and respectful to families with young children needing those coveted spaces. Please also be mindful of designated handicap spots and not block in other vehicles. Street parking and the Bank of America parking lot is available.  

TODAY in GPTV Studios … Redeemer Kids will learn of when God called Isaiah to be a special messenger, a prophet, to His people.  Isaiah had a vision of God’s glory and realized his own sin. God forgave Isaiah’s sin. Like Isaiah, when we see how holy God is, we see how sinful we are. God sent His Son, Jesus, to take away our sin. We can find salvation only in Him.

TODAY Fall Girl Youth Group, youth group for the fall is beginning today! This semester, just the girls will be meeting together on a biweekly basis. We plan to go through a study of James.  Our first meeting is this Sunday, Sept 25 from 1:00-2:30.  If your daughter(s) would like to attend, please send an email to hays.megan1@gmail.com.  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Women’s Saturday Brunches: Yesterday kicked off brunch? No worries! The next brunch is Saturday, October 22. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to noon to enjoy good food and fellowship. Brunches will be at the home of Katherine Taylor (5144 Woodmire Lane, Alexandria 22311) co-hosted by Kari Faherty and Katherine Taylor. No need to bring food. Please RSVP to Katherine Taylor at RedeemerBrunches@gmail.com or text 267-266-8295 by this Thursday.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

Habits of Grace Book Study: Following our August series which reviewed habits of grace, word, prayer, and fellowship, Jackie Black wanted to continue the study through going through a Habits of Grace book study. The study will be Tuesday evenings, starting October 4. Location will be determined by interest. If interested or have questions, please let Jackie know at: jackie@redeemerarlington.com

–Design of Desire: McLean Presbyterian Church will be hosting a special conference with Dr. Dan Allender on October 7th and 8th entitled ‘The Design of Desire.’  “The Design of Desire conference invites us to envision and cultivate healthier connections, a more holistic view of sexuality, and a deeper understanding of how your story reveals the heart of God. Join us for a time in which the unique complexities of desire, sexuality, and relationships can be discussed candidly, and the experiences that shape our capacity to love and be loved engaged with kindness and care.Learn more and register at mcleanpres.org/allender”

SERVING NEEDS:

— Meals for the Icardis: They are home! As we celebrate the arrival of FIVE Icardis back on US soil, the reality of life comes quickly. If able and interested to provide a meal to the family as they transition back from Uganda after 11 weeks, you can sign up here

— Calling Ushers! Calling Greeters! As you may have noticed, Redeemer is back in the fall swing of life, school, programs, and full Sunday services! We are excited to be growing but with that growth comes a need to welcome and guide Sunday service attenders. If interested in serving as an usher (aka seating management consultant) please let Jackie or Leah know! If interested in serving as a greeter (aka friendly face who knows the 411) please let Brittany know!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Remember the whole lack of technology skills I don’t have? Well that extends to social media skills as well… which is why when the gracious, energetic Betsy Tuebl helps me master an Instagram account for Children’s Ministry, I have all gratitude and praise! Betsy already has launched an Instagram for Women of Redeemer Arlington! A fresh face to the women’s committee, Betsy’s has jumped into wholehearted with joy and great humor. As Mrs. of Social Media, Betsy not only helped launch the Instagram account but also has provided many other supports and initiatives. It is a privilege to partner with her as she loves Redeemer women well – THANK YOU, Betsy!

PS – Be on the lookout for when CM launches its Instagram – which I figured out… because of Betsy who is just brilliant! :)  

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.