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 

Redeemer Weekly – 7/17/2013


Sunday Location Change

Until the end of September (PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMING), our weekly 4:30 pm Sunday gathering is being held at the Arlington Temple in Rosslyn.  Their address is 1835 N. Nash Street, Arlington, VA 22209. For more information visit the information page on the City.


Sermon Series: 1 John

Eric Simmons will continue the series from 1 John this week, preaching on 1 John 5:1-12. You can find a summary and the audio for last week’s sermon on 1 John 4:7-21 in our post sermon discussion thread.


Core Seminar (formerly membership seminar), this weekend 7/19-7/20

For those interested in learning more about Redeemer or becoming a member at Redeemer, our next core seminar will be this weekend, on Friday, July 19, from 7:00 to 9:30pm and Saturday, July 20, from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Our leaders will cover what our church believes and values and answer any questions you have. There are five spots left, and today is the last day to sign up. If you would like to attend, please sign up at redeemerarlington.com/coreseminar.

Redeemer Singles BBQ, Saturday July 27

On Saturday July 27 at 7pm, the Singles BBQ will give singles at Redeemer a chance to enjoy summer, meet new friends, and share a meal at a fun backyard event. The BBQ is being held at 925 N. Jacksonville St. Arlington VA 22205. Food will be provided, but bring your own beverages. Feel free to invite other friends! To RSVP, email c_romero_@yahoo.com and tuckerhjones@gmail.com with the number of guests. To view the event page on the City, you’ll need to join The Fun Club.

This Sunday, Nov. 11th, 2012

This Sunday we are going to gather to sing, study, and take communion together. We also have the privilege of welcoming new members into our church community!

Eric will be continuing our series in Ecclesiastes. He will be preaching from Ecc. 3:16-22 and talking about the issue of justice.

Duke is leading our time of singing, helping us as we meditate on and celebrate God’s greatness.

Please be praying that God would meet us powerfully as we gather together to respond to His revelation!

Order of Service:

Call to worship
His Name Is Jesus (hymn)
Before the Throne of God Above (hymn)
How Great Thou Art (hymn)
All Because of Jesus (steve fee)

Welcoming New Members
Song of Preparation
Message: Ecclesiastes 3:16-22
Prepared A Place (sgm)
How Great Thou Art (hymn)

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