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)

This Sunday – July 15th, 2012

This Sunday we have the privilege to gather as a church to study, sing, and take communion together.

Justin Buzzard, a pastor from the San Francisco area will be preaching to us, speaking about the topic of rest.

I’ll be leading our time of singing, focusing our attention on the blessing and security of Jesus’ work for us.

See you all there!

Order of service:

Call to worship – Psalm 100
Forever (chris tomlin)
Stronger (hillsong)
Private confession of sin
White as Snow (jon foreman)
Jesus Paid it All (hymn)

Psalm 62 (Aaron Keyes)

Members Meeting

We will be having a members’ meeting after the service this Sunday, July 15. If you are a member at Redeemer this is an important meeting to attend since Eric will be sharing a recast of our vision that the elders have been working on over the past couple of months.

This Sunday – June 24th, 2012

Tomorrow we have the privilege of gathering together to sing, study and take communion together.

Eric will be teaching from John 21 as we finish our study in John. Please read the passage before the meeting if you have a chance.

I’ll be leading our time of singing, basing our songs on Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” What an amazing truth! We’ll also be teaching a new song, My Redeemer’s Love. You can listen to it here.

See you tomorrow!

Song list:

Mighty to Save (hillsong)
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less (hymn)
My Redeemers Love (sovereign grace)
Before the Throne of God Above (sovereign grace/hymn)

Here is Love (matt redman)

New Learning Group

Chris Hemmelman will be leading a six-week Evangelism Learning Group, covering several passages from Acts, a chapter from J.I. Packer’s “Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God””and several chapters from Randy Newman’s “Questioning Evangelism.” This group is for anyone wanting to grow in their faith to evangelize as well as in their ability to clearly communicate the gospel in conversations with non-Christians. The time and location will be determined later.

Interested? Email Chris at chris@redeemerarlington.com

Sermon this Sunday

I was scheduled to preach on the topic of deacons this Sunday (and who isn’t excited about hearing a message on deacons? Right?). The primary objective was to have a resource that we could direct people to with questions about the role in our church. However, in interacting with many of the members in Redeemer, it seems like most people’s questions have been answered and frankly, I would rather preach on something else!

Having said that, if you have any additional questions related to the deacon’s role or function at Redeemer, I am happy to interact with you (really, I am!).

For this Sunday, instead of talking about deacons, we are going to study Psalm 22 together.

Please be praying that God will meet us as we study this passage. These verses directly tie into our series in John and the account of Jesus’ crucifixion. They give us both a deeper understanding of Jesus’ sacrifice and immense practical hope in the midst of our own suffering.

See you on Sunday.