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Redeemer Weekly -3/12/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baptism Sunday, May 7: Following our return from the retreat, we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, May 7th! If you have never been baptized as a believer, please reach out to Jordan (jordan@redeemerarlington.com) to get more information. If able to assist with setup or takedown, please let Tyler Robinson know.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Redeemer Weekly – 3/5/2017

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

Good morning! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

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

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

Baptism Sunday, May 7: Following our return from the retreat, we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, May 7th! If you have never been baptized as a believer, please reach out to Jordan (jordan@redeemerarlington.com) to get more information. If able to assist with setup or takedown, please let Tyler Robinson know.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Redeemer Weekly 2/26/2017

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

Good morning! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

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

REMINDERS:

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

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Redeemer Weekly – 2/19/2017

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

Good morning! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Redeemer Weekly – 2/12/2017

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

Good morning! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Redeemer Weekly – 2/5/2017

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

Good morning! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Redeemer Weekly – 1/29/2017

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

Good morning! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SERVING NEEDS:

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

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

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

Redeemer Weekly – 1/22/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Jan. 22, 2017 — UPCOMING FEB. EVENTS — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Heather Furman  

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 Sunday in GPTV Studios … Redeemer kids will begin learning about Queen Esther.  We also have a new Big Picture Question and answer this week:  Does God keep His promises?  Yes, God is always faithful even when we are not.  Esther knew that she was risking her life if tried to save her people. However, she believed that God made her queen for just such a purpose.  Esther agreed to help her people because saving the Jews was more important than her own safety.  In a similar way, Jesus gave up His life to rescue us and make us God’s children.  He was willing to die on the cross so that we could live.  God’s timing and plans are perfect.  When we trust in Jesus, we are protected from the penalty of our sin and will live forever with God.

NEXT Sunday, Members, we have our first 2017 member’s meeting starting at 5 pm (with dinner to follow) next Sunday, January 29. Please make it is a priority to attend. This is not exclusive to members, and all are welcome!

2016 Giving Statements: Thank you for all who gave and support Redeemer and our mission! 2016 giving statements (for those who gave through the City or on Sunday morning) are being mailed this week! Please let Jackie (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) know of any questions! You can always access your Planning Center Online Giving —  and a receipt will be emailed to you by Jan. 31.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Psst – The spring retreat is coming! Registration starts February 1st!

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

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

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

We will meet at 10 am on Saturdays, February 11, March 4, March 25, and April 8. Books: Be Still My Soul and What Grieving People Wish You Knew

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

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

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

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

SERVING NEEDS:

— Winter/Spring ESL! WE are excited to hear and pray for the coming ESL semester TODAY! There is still a need of 7 new volunteers to support our Winter/Spring ESL session that begins with registration on Monday, January 30th and goes through Monday, May 1st.  We have opportunities on Monday and Thursday evenings. You do not need to be a member of Redeemer or have previous teaching experience to volunteer. Katheryn and Jess will have a table in the back setup the next three Sundays, so please stop by to learn more about serving in the ministry! You can also contact Katheryn Wolfe via email at katherynawolfe@gmail.com or via phone at 850-586-3244.”

–Children’s Ministry! Ushers! Open/Close! Oh my! As we settle into the new routine of 2017, some of our serving teams are low on volunteers. If interested in serving teams at Redeemer, please let me know and I can point you in the direction of teams feeling the pinch of low volunteers!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: As we settle into 2017, the routine of serving can become rout but faithful, consistent servants continue through the holiday and into the January rush. Heather Furman is one of those faithful servants! She serves in our 3rd – 5th grade class as a faithful assistant. Heather arrives on time, ready to welcome and sign in kiddos, support the teacher, manage the classroom, and ever with a smile. Her example and care in her volunteer role is a huge blessing to parents, fellow volunteers, and staff – THANK YOU, Heather for how you love our kids and give an example of serving!    

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

Worship/Prayer night, Thursday, January 19th

Join us tomorrow night as we spend unhurried time to worship and pray as a church community. We will be gathering 7:30-9:00pm at the church building.

These are great opportunities to spend time with the Lord and experience him through Scripture and songs!

2016 in Review

Earlier this month marked the four-year anniversary of my first Sunday at Redeemer. In the fall of 2015, I began serving as the church’s “Staff Manager,” a lofty title that exaggerates my actual contributions. In “The Deliberate Church” the authors state, “Jesus is the One who is ultimately building His church (Matt 16:18). But He has graciously allowed us to participate in the construction process.” My role over the past year has allowed me to witness the construction process up close, and see the levels of passion, love, and commitment of so many people who strive to make Redeemer a church “that will accurately magnify God’s glory and faithfully communicate His Gospel.”

As 2016 comes to an end, it’s easy to begin planning 2017 and get lost in the excitement of the new: new resolutions, new plans, new adventures, and new challenges. But we as a church would be remiss to go into 2017 without looking back at 2016 to remember some specific ways the Lord has blessed Redeemer throughout the past year. The highlights below are meant as a broad overview, not an exhaustive list, of how I’ve seen the Lord use Redeemer for His purposes.

Thanks for making Redeemer a place I’m proud to call home.

Scott Moshier

2016 Highlights

1) New Deacons: Six new deacons were installed in the spring, each one serving in a specific role. They include Jackie Black (Children’s Ministry), Geoff and Brittany Geiling (New Person Integration), Dave Mugg (Sunday Production), Jen Whetsell (New Person Integration), and Scott Moshier (Staff Manager).

Jackie continued to recruit, train, deploy, and manage Children’s Ministry (CM) volunteers (all 72 of them!) to teach the Gospel Project curriculum through music, acting, video, crafts, and Scripture memorization. She helped grow the role of youth in serving in CM and expanded CM from four to five classes. She also implemented a safety plan that is now included as part of volunteer training.

Dave continued leading sound production during the Sunday services. Jordan and the rest of the worship team wouldn’t sound as good as they do, nor would we be able to hear the preacher each week without Dave’s hard work, talent, and dedication. Not only does he put in long hours each Sunday, but also for other events such as Prayer & Worship Nights and Members Meetings.

Geoff, Brittany, and Jen established and implemented a process to better welcome and assimilate new people to Redeemer. They revamped the welcome team process and created a database to follow-up with the over 220 people who visited Redeemer this year. They also established a monthly New Person Lunch that was attended by over 110 people in 2016. This team is also responsible for planning and executing the logistics of the quarterly Core Seminars, giving up a number of their Friday nights and Saturdays so that people can learn more about Redeemer and pursue membership. These seminars resulted in 52 new members in 2016, a number that does not include the people who attended the Core Seminar in November.

2) House-to-House Ministry: Community Groups (CGs) and other forms of house-to-house ministry continue to be a top priority of Redeemer’s Staff and Leadership Team (LT). Led by three staff pastors and Jackie, our annual Retreat in April focused on house-to-house ministry and the importance of living life in community with other believers. Jon started providing monthly CG leader trainings to enhance existing CGs, as well as provided “fast-track trainings” for people interested in leading a CG. On top of preaching this year on Acts, Psalms, Galatians, and marriage, Eric led a group of over 20 men through the “Gospel Community” module of Porterbrook during the winter and spring.

Redeemer members have been instrumental in leading house-to-house ministries. Gay Brown, Kim Bellamy, Cory Dimas, and Gillian Springer, launched ReWind on Monday nights and Wednesdays mornings for women to fellowship and grow in discipleship together. Megan Hays and Laura Walton led a book study this fall for girls in middle and high school. And other members such as Paul Curtis led informal discipleship groups.

3) ESL: Led by Katheryn Wolfe and Jessica Watkins, ESL expanded from one night a week to two. 39 volunteers served as teachers, teaching assistants, conversation partners, and in other support roles. 80 people representing 24 different countries attended in 2016. A handful of those students have been attending since we started the program, which is helping to create a real sense of community among students and volunteers. In addition, Obed Molina launched an ESL Bible Study in the spring that continued during the summer and fall semesters. The study this fall had 4 regular attendees, with 3 of the attendees staying for our Sunday gathering. One of the Bible study attendees shared that this was the first time they ever studied the Bible. Volunteers who supported the Bible study include Dennis Bituin, Cory Dimas, Dennis Kim, and Olivia Moshier.

4) Worship: Jordan continued investing his time and talents to support various aspects of worship at Redeemer. Jordan added multiple people to the worship team, installed Dave as the deacon of Sunday Production, and led a worship discipleship group focused on training and equipping new worship leaders. From this group, Caleb Quezada has started leading worship on Sunday mornings. In November, Jordan started leading Worship and Prayer Nights, which he expects to lead on a monthly basis.

Redeemer members also blessed Jordan with a sabbatical this past July. During that time, Jordan was able to write four new songs for corporate worship, co-write with multiple songwriters, and spend extended time with the Lord and his family.

5) OneU: Moses Lee and Jon launched OneU in DC at American University. Since officially launching in the fall, Moses and Rachel Lee have led a group of 30 students. While the OneU students attend a variety of churches, some of them started attending Redeemer, one was baptized last month, and another is waiting to be baptized in the spring.

6) Leadership Team: The LT, comprised of Redeemer’s 7 elders – Eric, Jordan, Jon, Ben Adams, Dale Brown, Jonathan Collegio, and Josh Deckard – continued to lead Redeemer. They met weekly to oversee all aspects of Redeemer, including church governance, budget, teaching, and Redeemer ministries, as well as consistently pray for all Redeemer members. They also led communication of church issues, planned and conducted Members Meetings, resolved church conflicts, and cared for the people of Redeemer. In 2016, non-elders, including Paul Curtis, Moses, Lee, and Jim Riordan, attended the weekly LT Meetings to share their perspectives and grow in their potential roles as church leaders.

7) Giving: Redeemer Members approved a Strategic Opportunity Fund (SOF) in addition to the Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget. In October, Eric informed Members of a $50k shortfall of the operating budget. Since then, the $50k gap was covered and $60k out of the $67k in the SOF was raised by the generosity of people at Redeemer! The SOF money will go to support organizations such as Assist Crisis Pregnancy, OneU, and Young Life, as well as a future Redeemer Church Plant, international church planting, and domestic church planting.

8) Moving Forward: The purpose of this letter is for you to be encouraged about how the Lord has been moving in Redeemer in 2016. I’m as guilty as anyone when it comes to looking ahead, so I’d like to share a couple thoughts heading into the new year:

1. Keep doing what you’re doing. Thank you all for your involvement at Redeemer – for your generosity with your time, energy, talents, and money to loving, serving, and caring for God’s church and his people.

2. We need more CG leaders. Due to circumstances such as leaders moving away and other long-time leaders taking a break, the net number of CGs declined in 2016 while the number of members and non-members looking to join a CG has increased. In addition, the 9 CGs that are currently active have about 200 people, meaning many groups have more people than is ideal. As a result, we need more people who are willing to lead a CG. If you’re interested, please reach out to Jon.

3. We need more deacons and volunteers. The work performed by the new deacons is highlighted above, and doesn’t include the great work by deacons established before 2016 such as Mike Icardi (Finance) and Tyler Robinson (Sunday Service Teams). The deacons, as a whole, carry a tremendous workload that staff and elders can’t do on their own. As we move into 2017, we would love for more people to use their talents and passions to serve Redeemer in formal deacon roles or volunteer roles. Below are just a sample of additional needs:

  • Deacon of Outreach/Mercy

  • Deacon of Sundays (e.g., coordinating all aspects of the service)

  • Deacon of Event Coordination

  • More deacons/volunteers are needed in the following areas: New Person Integration, Human Resources, Children’s Ministry, Building Management, Website, Social Media, Sunday Production (audio/visual)

  • Assistance with special projects, including office organization, financial reviews, and website revamp (if a person doesn’t want to be a deacon)