Winter Coat Drive

Hi Church,

As temperatures drop these days, hopefully we are reminded of how blessed we are to have coats, sweaters, scarves and gloves to keep us warm. In our communities both in Arlington and DC, there are many who don’t enjoy these luxuries, especially come winter time.

That is why this season we are teaming up with Homeless Hope–a local Christian organization managed by individuals who have a passion to support the ministry of serving the neediest people in our area–in organizing a Redeemer coat/sweater collection drive, as well preparing food, toiletries and the coats themselves for distribution on the morning of Sunday, November 18th.

So what can you?

  • You can look in your closets to see if you have any Men’s and Women’s coats, in good condition, that you no longer are using and would like to do donate to those in need around you.
  • You can go thrifting or to your local Salvation Army store and purchase winter coats at a considerable discount–by yourself OR with your community group!
  • You can help organize your friends, families and community groups to donate as a group!
  • You can bring these coats or sweaters to church and place it in the marked box for the next four Sundays (beginning THIS Sunday, October 21st) before and after the service.
  • You can volunteer to prepare and distribute meals, toiletry kits and coats on the morning of Sunday, November 18th (Prep Location: Ballston Crossfit)

Note: The box will be making its way to this year’s Redeemer Retreat, so definitely bring an extra coat to donate if you wish!

Stay tuned for other announcements and opportunities to serve! For any questions or to offer to help please email:

Dale Brown (dale at brownfamilydc.com)
Gay Brown (gay at brownfamilydc.com)
Josue Pinto (josue.pinto at gmail.com).

Thank you!

Josue Pinto
On Behalf of the Mercy Ministries Team

This Sunday, Oct. 7th, 2012

This Sunday we have the privilege of gathering together to encourage and edify one another and respond to God’s revelation of himself.

We are trying a little different format for our times together, so be prepared for it to be a little bit different. The main differences are we will not be taking a break in between our singing time and preaching, and the announcements are going to be at the end of the service. I encourage people to arrive a little bit early in order to be able to drop your kids off before the service begins and prepare your hearts to sing.

Eric will be giving the second part of his message on Wisdom, teaching from James 3:13-18. I’ll be leading our time of singing, celebrating our glorious Savior, Jesus.

Order of Service and Song List:

– Call to Worship
Beautiful One (tim hughes)
O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing (hymn)
Glorious Christ (sovereign grace)
Blessed Is The One (sovereign grace)
– Prayer for Mission
Song of Preparation – Speak O Lord (keith and kristyn getty)
Message – James 3:13-18
In The Shadow of the Glorious Cross (sojourn)
Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus (hymn)

Fall retreat registration

This year’s church Fall retreat will be held from October 26-28 at WISP resort in McHenry, MD (about a 3-hour drive from Arlington).

Online registration can be found at redeemerarlington.com/retreat.

Hotel reservations can be made after you register. Call WISP to book a room at $85/night + taxes (mention Redeemer Church of Arlington.) There are room configurations with 2 beds or suites with 2 beds and a pull out queen. Please do not use third-party sites to book rooms (ex. Expedia) as our church has a special rate arrangement with the resort.

Questions? Need help to find a roommate? Email retreat@redeemerarlington.com

Integrating the Gospel at Work

On Saturday, September 22, Andre Yee, a member of Sovereign Grace Fairfax, will teach about finding purpose and meaning at work by connecting it to the gospel. Andre will share from Scripture and from his experiences as a technology executive, most recently as SVP at Eloqua, a marketing software company that went public in August 2012.

We will meet at 10:30am at Portico Offices across the street from Northside Social. To find out more, visit: redeemerarlington.com/work.


This Sunday – Sept. 2nd, 2012

This Sunday we will be taking time to sing, study, and take communion together.

Mark Mullery is going to teach part 2 of his series on “How to Read the Bible,” getting into principles for how to interpret and benefit from God’s Word. You can listen to his first message here.

Our singing time will be led by John Beavers, who will help us focus on God’s power and sustaining grace in our lives.

Song list:
Your Name Alone Can Save
Love Shines
Jesus Paid it All

I Stand Amazed in the Presence

This Sunday – Aug. 19th, 2012

“Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.” Ps 29:2

This Sunday we again have the opportunity to sing, study, and take communion together.

Eric will be giving a message from Gal. 6:1-5 on how we build the church, focusing on our relationships with each other.

I’ll be leading our time of singing, focusing our attention on God’s glory displayed through his love.

Just as a reminder, the links below are a great opportunity to prepare for our gathering. I encourage you to read through some of the lyrics we’ll be singing so you can fully engage with the truth on Sunday. We also get to learn a new song, “Love Shines“, written by members of a church in Austin, TX.

Song list:
Come Praise And Glorify (sovereign grace)
Love Shines (austin stone worship)
Here is Love (redman)
Jesus, Thank You (sovereign grace)

Nothing But the Blood (matt redman)
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (matt redman)

A Note About Mercy Ministries

In case you haven’t received it, here is the letter from the Mercy Ministries team with more information about getting involved.
Hi Church,
Hope this email finds you all wel!. I just wanted to reiterate some of what Lamont shared with us a few Sundays ago during the service. The Mercy Ministies team is looking to build up our resources in terms of people willing / able to help form part of the team, individual service projects and those who simply want to be able to use a skill, gift, area of expertise to help others in our community.
If you are interested in learning more we will be looking to hold a more in-depth ‘interest’ meeting toward the end of July/eary August. The objective will be to confirm what team members we have, what types of skills and interest areas there are, and further refine our church’s strategy and implementation plan in this area. Already we’ve had folks express interest in working with the homeless, tutoring / child development, health & nutrition, prison ministry / prisoners’ families–and some that I think we could also branch out to could be the elderly, veterans and hospital ministry, among others.
So if you have any interest, expertise in any of these we’d love to hear from you (be sure to note any interest area, skill you’d like to develop in your response).
Remember, any one can serve–so long as you have a heart desiring it!
(on behalf of the Mercy Ministries Team)
PS. You can see a version of the slides that Lamont used in the presentation here.

Change in location this Sunday – July 29th, 2012

Every Sunday we have the privilege of gathering together to sing, study, and take communion. Of particular joy this Sunday is the opportunity to hear the testimonies of three people whose lives have been changed by the gospel, and then celebrate with them as they get baptized.

Also unique to this Sunday is having my brother, Devon lead us in our time of singing. He is a member of Covenant Life Church and is excited about coming to worship with us.

Eric will be finishing up his series on God, helping us look at the topic of God’s love.

Lastly, just a quick reminder, we are meeting at The Church of Clarendon due to the baptisms.

I look forward to seeing you all there!

Order of service:

Call to Worship – Psalm 98
Come Thou Fount (hymn)
Assurance of pardon
Jesus Paid It All (hymn)
The Saving One (starfield)

How Deep the Fathers Love (townend)
Here is Love (hymn)

Change in location this Sunday

We will have a baptismal service this Sunday at the Church at Clarendon, which is located two blocks from the Clarendon Metro Station. There will be free parking at the garage on N Highland Street. Simply mention Redeemer Arlington to parking attendee.

See you there at 4:30pm!

This Sunday – July 22nd, 2012

Please join us this Sunday at 4:30pm as we gather together to sing, study, and take communion!

Eric will be continuing our four part series on GOD and this week will be addressing God’s Holiness. His text will be Isaiah 6.

I’ll be leading our time of singing. We are going to walk through some of Isaiah 6 as well, taking time to respond with a public confession and singing of God’s mercy and love for us.

Order of Worship:

Call to Worship – Is. 6:1-4
Holy, Holy, Holy (hymn)
Public Confession – Isaiah 6:5
White as Snow (jon foreman)
Assurance of Pardon – Isaiah 6:6-7
You Alone Can Rescue (redman)
My Redeemer’s Love (sovereign grace)

Rock of Ages (hymn)
All I Have is Christ (sovereign grace)