Please join us for a live stream of our 10:00am Worship Serivce on Sunday, February 18, 2024, the First Sunday in Lent. If you missed the service, then please click below for a replay.

Please be aware that there may be moments of silence during the hymns, choral pieces, and organ voluntaries for which we have not been able to secure streaming rights from the music publishers. We apologize for this disruption and thank you for your understanding.

Schedule for the Coming Week at Resurrection Church

Sunday, February 18

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. — Sunday School in the Parish Hall.
10:00 a.m. — Worship: Pastor Harold (Harry) Therwanger.

Wednesday Lenten Suppers:
February 21, February 28, March 6, March 13, and March 20

6:00 p.m. — Supper.
6:30 p.m. — Program: "Wandering Heart -- Figuring Out Faith with Peter."
7:00 p.m. — Evening Prayer.

Visitation and Funeral Service on Wednesday, February 28th for RELC member Jake Jacobson

Longtime RELC member, Jake Jacobson, passed away this week. The visitation and funeral service will be on February 28th at:

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
605 West Market Street
Leesburg, Virginia

Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. and the service will begin at 2:00 p.m.

D.C. Synod February 2024 Update

RELC is part of the Metro DC Synod of the ELCA. Follow the link to learn a bit more about the work we do in partnership with other ELCA congregations in the area. It is the Synod February update.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x2p7uJSD3bnSzE29oPTKbcgCAh34Q5A_/view?usp=sharing

Wednesday Lenten Suppers

Lenten Suppers: Every Wednesday during Lent: February 21, February 28, March 6, March 13, and March 20 (except for Ash Wednesday and Holy Week), Resurrection will hold Midweek services, preceded by a Lenten Supper in the Parish Hall. Please see the schedule below:

Supper at 6:00 p.m.
Program at 6:30 p.m. It will be a series called, "Wandering Heart -- Figuring Out Faith with Peter."
Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for soup, bread and dessert, and fellowship. In addition, there is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for our members to volunteer to bring food for one (or more) of the Suppers. Please help as you can.

Lent Madness

The annual Lent Madness bracket begins February 15. It is a fun way to learn about 32 saints. Download the free scorecard from the Lent Madness website:

Save the Date - LWR Quilt Tie - March 16, 9:00 a.m. - noon in the Parish Hall
LWR Quilt Tie-In Event:

Join us on Saturday, March 16 in the Parish Hall anytime from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to celebrate National Quilt Day!

Attendees do not need to know how to quilt; you only need to know how to tie a secure knot. Those feeling more adventurous can help cut, lay out, and/or pin and/or sew a quilt. All materials will be provided.

April 28 - Earth Sunday Presentation during Coffee Hour: Stormwater in Arlington and Protecting Water Quality

The RELC Creation Care Team invites you to attend an environmental education program presented by EcoAction Arlington focused on issues related to stormwater runoff in Arlington. You will learn about what our church and individual homeowners can do to reduce runoff and pollution of our local streams, the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake Bay. This event will include details about the new Arlington County Stormwater Credit Program and opportunities to apply for voluntary credits to offset up to 35% of our Stormwater Utility bill. Please contact Monica Hirschberg with any questions.

Music at Resurrection

One of the goals of the Music at Resurrection committee is to seek out quality talent to perform at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., either in church or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with your suggestions for choral or musical groups that might be available to present a concert at Resurrection.

Collection of Food Items for AFAC on Sunday, February 18

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, February 18, in conjunction with our regular worship service. In the coming weeks, March 3, March 17 and March 31 (Easter Sunday) will also be AFAC Sundays.

Job Announcement:
Church Administrator

RELC launched a search for its newly created position of Church Administrator on Monday, January 15th, when Pastor Harry signed a dozen letters to neighborhood churches, seeking candidates from among our local Christian community. Copies of the announcement can be found in the Narthex. The job announcement is being posted on several regional Job Listing sites.

The job announcement is currently posted on our RELC website at https://www.relcarlington.org/jobs.

Please reach out to any of your friends and neighbors who may qualify for the job and be interested in it. It would be wonderful if we could consider for the position persons that are already part of our local faith community and have a heart for the ministry.

You may know someone who would see the opportunities and benefits of working within that culture of Christian service. The position is paid and could be up to full time.

Thank you.

Can't make it to church? Watch us Live! Now Livestreaming Worship

To view our 10:00 a.m. 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 9:55 a.m. 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.

Other Announcements?

Alexandra Mattson, the editor of our quarterly “Steeple Light” newsletter, is, at present, also serving as the editor of our Weekly Announcements messages, working closely with Council President Leslie Nolen. From February 1st on, if you place an item in our Weekly Announcements, please give Alexandra the specific dates for the announcement to be posted. If there are no dates provided, the announcement will run for one week and then be dropped. Please, let's keep the Announcements timely.

If you have any items that you wish to communicate in the Weekly Announcements as committee chairs or those responsible for other ministry initiatives at Resurrection, please send them via email to both This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by late Wednesday mornings for inclusion in the message for the coming Thursday.

Please join us for a live stream of our 10:00am Worship Serivce on Sunday, February 11, 2024, the Transfiguration of Our Lord Last Sunday after Epiphany. If you missed the service, then please click below for a replay.

Please be aware that there may be moments of silence during the hymns, choral pieces, and organ voluntaries for which we have not been able to secure streaming rights from the music publishers. We apologize for this disruption and thank you for your understanding.

Regular Worship Service

Service of Holy Communion will once again be held in the Sanctuary at 10:00am. Everyone is asked to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, and to maintain social dinstance out of respect for those who cannot receive or who have chosen not to receive a Covid vaccine. Please bring a small juice glass, so that you may receive wine with Communion.

 

The Stained Glass Windows in the Nave at Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church

Dr. Melvin S. Lange, pastor of Resurrection Lutheran Church from 1958 to 1971, prepared the theological material for the artist, Roy Calligan, of the Hunt Stained Glass Studios in Pittsburgh, PA. The meaning of each of the seventeen windows is indicated by a Bible verse. The theme begins with the window to the left of the lectern (when facing the altar) and proceeds around the nave toward the back, and then forward on the opposite side toward the last window to the right of the pulpit.

Stained Glass Windows Information

 

 

We are a church that strives to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8). We do justice by serving our community through our social outreach activities and through contributions of finances and member’s time to local programs, including, for example, Lutheran Social Services. We provide opportunities for a rich Christian education to our members and to the community. Many of our members are active in synod activities and in ecumenical activities with other Christians.

We love kindness in the Christian work we do, often quietly but resolutely, for our members and for the community. Benevolence has always been a priority for our church, and we are a significant donor both in our financial resources and, perhaps more importantly to us, our member’s time. We are active with food assistance programs in the Arlington area and to other social service organizations.

We strive to walk humbly with our God in our worship services. We take liturgy, prayer, and music very seriously in our church as a path through which our parishioners can experience the word and sacrament in their lives. Finally, we are excited about offering the sacrament of communion to our parishioners at every Sunday service and believe it is important that we continue to do so.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

Metropolitan Washington DC Synod (ELCA)