Schedule for the Coming Week at Resurrection Church
Sunday, August 21
10:00 a.m. – Worship: Pastor Gordon Lathrop presiding; installation of members of the Call Committee and Transition Team. (See section on "Appointment of Call Committee and Transition Team" below, for the list of members.)
11:30 a.m. – Administrative Support Committee will meet in the Library.
Monday, August 22
7:30 p.m. – RELC Reopening Group will meet virtually.
Sunday, August 28
10:00 a.m. – Worship: The Rev. Sarah Garrett Krey, Assistant to the Bishop for Mobility & Candidacy, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod, presiding.
Sunday Supply Pastors
Council President Glen Mason, and at his direction Pastor Gordon Lathrop, member at Resurrection, continue to compile a roster of clergy who will preach and preside at our 10 a.m. liturgy on Sundays. That roster is currently complete through the end of October. Pastor Lathrop will preach and preside on August 21st, followed by Pastor Sarah Krey, Assistant to the Metro D.C. Synod Bishop on August 28th.
In September, our service will again be led Pastor Lathrop together with Bishop Richard Graham, the former Bishop of our Synod, and Professor James Farwell of the Virginia Theological Seminary.
In October, we look forward to Pastor Krey, Bishop Graham, and Professor Farwell returning. They will be joined by Professor Shawn Strout, also of the Virginia Theological Seminary. Please join us on Sunday as we continue our congregation’s life and worship.
Pastors on Call for Emergencies and Other Needs
Appointment of Call Committee and Transition Team
Council President Glen Mason, with the concurrence of our Congregation Council, has appointed the following members of the congregation to serve on the Transition Team to revise the church’s Ministry Site Profile to be used in the process of identifying candidates to be called as our next pastor and on the Call Committee that will interview potential candidates.
Members of the Call Committee include: Jeanne Broyhill, Christina Cuesta, John Handley, Angel Hedberg, Tom Mugavero, and Dave Oaks. The Transition Team will include: Shawna Bergman, Kyle Gilster, Ken Green, Leslie Nolen, Valerie Pratt and John Wood. We are grateful to these members of our congregation for agreeing to help lead us in this critically important process of discernment and decision.
The congregation will be asked to help in this process by reviewing the Ministry Site Profile used in the call process four years ago. We are a different congregation than we were then, after Pastor Linman’s service with us and our experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. The Transition Team will ask members of the congregation to review the Ministry Site Profile and offer suggestions about how it should be revised to accurately reflect our current church and our aspirations in calling a new pastor. Members will receive more information on that process as the Transition Team gets organized.
Collection of Food Items for AFAC on Sunday, August 28
We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, August 28, in conjunction with our regular worship service.
Member Information Form
In an effort to create an updated membership directory with the most current, accurate and preferred contact information, you’ve now received a message which contains a member information form which we ask each member of the congregation to fill out and return to the church office. This message and the form has come to you via Constant Contact.
Can't make it to church? Watch us Live! Now Livestreaming Worship
To view our 10:00 AM Sunday worship service on YouTube live, click on the live worship link on the RELC home page on Sunday mornings during the worship hour and be redirected to the YouTube live stream. The Live Stream will "go live" at 9:55AM on each Sunday morning. To view the service at a later time, go to our YouTube Channel. Click on the videos tab to browse archives of past services. Click on the Subscribe button and create an account to be notified when Live Streams are started or when other videos are added. For any questions, please contact the pastor.
Intercessory Prayer During the Time of Pastoral Transition
During the time after Pastor Linman departs and before an interim pastor is named or a new pastor called, we will suspend the compilation of a formal and published prayer list. Our intercessory prayer lists are crafted and maintained by the pastor who receives names and who exercises pastoral discretion and care in relation to those named and those who name them. Without an interim or called pastor to generate and maintain the list and to follow up pastorally concerning those named, an intercessory prayer list would be challenging to maintain with pastoral integrity and sensitivity. That said, each Sunday’s prayers of intercession include a petition during which members of the worshiping assembly can call out aloud specific names of persons for whom they would like to pray, and during this time of pause, worshipers can also name persons in the silence of their hearts and minds. Please be assured that your prayerful intents and those of the whole worshiping assembly are heard by God.