This Sunday – September 4th, 2016

“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” Psalm 145:3-4

From generation to generation, we are to commend all that God has done. It’s our privilege and our responsibility.

This Sunday will be a bit different than other Sundays.

Typically, the kids in our church spent most if not all of their time downstairs in our Children’s Ministry, learning about Jesus from the incredible servants in our church that faithfully serve them.

This Sunday, we are going to bring them upstairs! The cast and crew that normally provide a skit for the kids to introduce new sections in their curriculum are going to do their skit and lesson in our main service with the kids present. After that I am going to give a shortened message on the importance of passing on the gospel to the next generation.

We want to highlight the work that is being done in Children’s Ministry, and invite us to collectively learn about and worship God, who is greatly to be praised.

See you there!

Order of service:

– Come Thou Fount
– Arise, My soul Arise

Gospel Project (Children’s Ministry Lesson)
Message – Psalm 78:1-8
– Amazing Grace
– My Redeemer’s Love


Good Friday Service – 7 pm / Easter Sunday – 10:30 am

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Jan. 24 Sunday Service Cancelled

Due to the amount of snow we are expected to receive, Redeemer’s Service tomorrow morning is canceled.

I encourage you to check in with your neighbors and Redeemer community and spend some time tomorrow thanking God for the true rest he has given us through Christ. Times like these are a unique opportunity to slow down in the midst of the busyness of life. You could read through the book of Acts, take time to pray, listen to some worship music, take a nap, play games, laugh with friends and family, make the most of this time!

Hope everyone stays safe and warm. See you all next Sunday!

Redeemer Weekly – 12/13/2015

HAPPY ADVENT SEASON: Today is the second Sunday. We’ll have coffee, donuts, Munchkins and fellowship waiting for you, beginning at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30 — 19 days to Christmas!  

ADVENT KICKOFF, Today, Children’s Ministry will kick off its Advent Unit, with some awesome ugly Christmas sweaters! The 3rd-5th class will be downstairs for the entire service.

TODAY: Our rescheduled newcomer lunch immediately follows the service. This is for first-time visitors, regular attenders, guests — anyone who’d like to meet the elders and other Redeemer members. Please head to our welcome table for details.

ALSO TODAY: Matt Horlacher writes, “This Sunday should be nice, the temps are in the upper 60s.  And we are in the heart of football season, so… let’s have another Redeemer football game! Guys, come out and join us, and bring friends if you’d like too!  Send me an email or text if you plan to come, or if you need anymore details: matt_horlacher@yahoo.com or 701-721-4781

DEC. 24: We are excited to have our first Redeemer Christmas Eve Service on Friday, December 24 at 6 pm. This hour service ha a theme of “Hope has Come”. For those who are local or have family coming into family, we hope you can join us and invite others with you.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black:  Once a month, children’s ministry has a unit kickoff to introduce the kids to the unit theme and songs. These Sundays are some of my favorite as all ages are engaged through song, skits, activities, and of course, coloring :)

A key to our successful kickoffs is the high energy and musical talents our youth unit kickoff band bring. These youths sacrifice their time of Sunday worship to teach and engage the CM kiddos in music and song. They patiently and enthusiastically teach the children songs. When your children are able to sing and dance around the house, that is because they saw the band do it first.  We are grateful for the example of serving they set for the younger children. Thank you, Unit Kickoff Band!  

–Seeing a servant? Shout out! I know serving in happening; help me see who is doing it and please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

FROM DALE BROWN and the other elders: We will take a few minutes in each Sunday service over the next three weeks to share highlights of ministries included in the new Strategic Opportunity Fund, launched in conjunction with the 2016 budget. We are asking Redeemer members to consider making a one-time gift in December, above your regular giving, to support these opportunities to extend our mission with projects such as: …

… Supporting the work of other church planters internationally and in the U.S. … Saving for our next church planting opportunity … Supporting OneU’s hiring of two new campus missionaries to start work at a campus in D.C. … Donating to Young Life South Arlington’s campership fund so teenagers can hear the Gospel at Young Life Camp. … Partnering financially with the Assistant Pregnancy Center. As giving exceeds our operating budget during the year, we will allocate those excess funds to these projects.

This Sunday – October 18th, 2015

“Oh sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things!
His right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
The Lord has made known his salvation;
he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness
to the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.”
Psalm 98:1-3

This Sunday we come to remember together that God has made known his salvation to us.

We sing, study his word, and take communion because we believe that Jesus really lived, and died, and rose from the dead. God’s salvation accomplished, our hope secured!

Let us come to encounter our God and Father, through Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Eric will continue our series in the book of Acts as we look again at Acts 2:42-47 and consider how we use our time. I will lead our times of singing.

I hope to see you there!

Order of Service:
– My One Comfort
Call to Worship
– Rejoice
– Now Why This Fear

Song of Consecration – I Need Thee Every Hour
Response song
– Take My Life And Let It Be
– All I Have Is Christ
– Lord, I Need You


Redeemer Weekly – 7/5/2015

Redeemer Weekly — July 5, 2015

Good morning and happy Fourth of July weekend! Hope you had a great time of family, feasting, fireworks and freedom from devices. We’d love to see you at 10 for coffee, fellowship, Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins — and for the holiday, cookies — at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

NEXT Sunday, Kids’ Retreat returns as Gay and her gang return to teach on the Beatitudes.


SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Redeemer loves when guests and visitors come to our Welcome Table. We’re eager to meet new people and connect them with Redeemer’s community. Rachel has been an amazing gift to our greeting team. She is faithful to come early and stay late — always with a smile — to ensure that guests are welcomed, questions answered, and connections made. Her spirit of hospitality is an example to those who see how she welcomes others into Redeemer. THANK YOU, Rachel for how you warmly exemplify Christ to visitors and guests!

–Shout out to your servant: Do you know someone who is faithfully serving? Please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.




Redeemer Weekly – 2/22/2015

Service will be held today at 10:30 am. 

Shaun and Melissa will hold a second interest meeting TODAY on a D.C. church plant, for those who could not make the first meeting. The Crosses will discuss the who, what, where, when and why of the plant.

REDEEMER’S SPRING RETREAT NEWS: Early Bird Registration is open until March 10, at $135 per person. After March 10, the standard registration price is $165. Children below 18 attend free. Details are on The City and redeemerarlington.com/retreat.


–NEXT SUNDAY is our first Sunday Lunch in the new building. This is a sweet time of food and fellowship as a church community. To help plan for food and to sign up to assist with clean-up, please complete the short RSVP form. (Thanks to Tyler Robinson and Courtney Drake for their work on this lunch.)

— REDEMPTION GROUP begins March 8. Jordan invites men: “Are you a man who is currently battling with lust? T.J. Johnson and I are going to lead a 10-week study on Sunday mornings from 8:45 to 10 a.m., related to battling lust and the lies that we believe. We’ve gone through this book a few times since Redeemer has started and many guys have found it very helpful as they think about this issue. We will meet every week beginning Sun., March 8th. We’ll be going through a book called Crossroads, and you can buy it here. If you’re interested in participating, just shoot me an email (jordan@redeemerarlington.com). Glad to be growing and fighting with you men.”

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Dynamic duo, Richard and Evelyn serve on the sound team to ensure quality mixing and clear audio on Sundays. Richard and Evelyn come early and leave late to ensure completion of serving. Their skills in serving keep the worship team in tune and their banter keeps the team in check.Their obvious teamwork shows in their banter with and joy towards each other. Thank you, Richard and Evelyn!

–See a servant? Say something! If you want a shoutout to someone who is serving, please let me know at jackie@redeemerarlington.com.


This Sunday – June 8th, 2014

“Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth.” Psalm 47:1-2

This Sunday we get to celebrate that Christ is our King and Victor. He reigns, he is in control, and he is mighty to save.

Come ready to sing, study his word, and take communion with our church family.

Duke will be leading our times of singing (including a version of Arise, my Soul Arise that he arranged) and Eric will be continuing our series in Ephesians as he preaches from 6:10-18. He’s going to talk about the devil so you don’t want to miss it!

I look forward to worshipping with you all.

Here is a Spotify list of the songs we’ll be singing to help you prepare.

Order of service:

– Song of Moses
Call to worship
– Arise my Soul, Arise
– Your Name Alone Can Save

Song of preparation – I Surrender All
Message – Ephesians 6:10-18
– Arise my Soul, Arise
– The Saving One


This Sunday – May 4th, 2014

“Have you not know? have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.” Is. 40:28

This Sunday we are going to gather together to worship our unchanging God. You might be weary, but he is not. You might be anxious, but he is in complete control. You might be fearful, he is strong.

As you prepare to sing, study, and take communion, remember that we are coming as Spirit filled Christians, ready to be edified and expectant that God will powerfully meet us.

I’ll be leading our times of singing, and Eric will again preach from Ephesians 5, speaking on the topic of sex.

*****A note to parents – As with two weeks ago, please use discretion with your children regarding the subject matter. Eric will get into issues related to our culture’s view of sex and the temptations that we face.

In preparation for Sunday, you can listen to a Spotify playlist of the songs we’ll be singing here.

Order of service:

– All Creatures of Our God and King
Public Reading – The Apostles Creed
– Jesus, Firm Foundation
– Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Song of preparation – Speak O Lord
Message – Ephesians 5
– All I Have Is Christ
– His Be the Victor’s Name
– Made Alive

This Sunday—March 23, 2014

This Sunday, we have the privilege of gathering together as a church to sing, study God’s word, and take communion together.

For the members of Redeemer, we also have the joy of affirming over 30 people as they commit to becoming members of Redeemer. Please make it a priority to attend so you are able to participate.

Duke will be leading our time of singing, and Eric will continue our series in Ephesians, speaking from Ephesians 4:25-32.

As you prepare you can listen to the songs on spotify here.

Order of Service:

– Rejoice 

Call to worship
– Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing 
– Completely Done 

Missional Prayer


Song of preparation – Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken 

Message: Ephesians 4:25-32


– Stronger 
– Grace Alone