Please join us for a live stream of our 10:00am Worship Serivce on Sunday, May 19, 2024, the Day of Pentecost. 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

Saturday, May 18

10:00 a.m. - Noon — Chrismons Project meeting in the church’s first floor lounge.
12:00 p.m. — Confirmation Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.
4:00 p.m. — Carmina & Illuminare Concert. Barbara Bulger Verdile and Darwyn Banks from the RELC Choir will sing with Carmina & Illuminare. A reception in the Parish Hall will follow.

Sunday, May 19 – Pentecost

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

Please remember to wear RED on Pentecost, Sunday, May 19.

The “Christ in our Home" devotional books for July, August, and September can be picked up in the Narthex.

Coming Soon!

Vacation Bible School (VBS) will take place from Monday, August 19th – Friday, August 23rd. We will have dinner and a program for children AND a program for parents following our meal. We are looking for volunteers who would like to come together and make a meal for our VBS attendees. It's a great way to get to know the kids AND their parents. If able to assist in this manner, please contact Angie Brooke.

The Holy Land Tour Continues on Wednesday, May 22

jerusalem from mount of olivesOur tour bus was stopped at a checkpoint and we didn't get to Jerusalem! Our Wednesday evening group had great fellowship and conversation as we shared slides, video and questions about Bethlehem and felt we wanted to spend quality time in Jerusalem. So, the Holy Land Tour continues on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Join us as we "go up to Jerusalem.”



Now Is the Month of Maying

Carmina & Illuminare Concert
Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.
Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church
6201 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205
Free street parking • Free-will offering
Reception to follow in the Parish Hall

The advent of efficient music printing around 1530 spurred a market that reached well beyond traditional courtly audiences to include musically literate members of a growing merchant class. New types of social music flourished, ultimately ranging from straightforward multi-verse part songs to ambitious creations crafted to wring every nuance of image and passion from their poetry. Barbara Bulger Verdile and Darwyn Banks from the RELC Choir will sing with Carmina & Illuminare. We will present Italian and English madrigals, French chansons, villanellas, and more:

Music at Resurrection

The Social Ministry Committee has designated Mandehah, LLC as the charity recipient of RELC's free-will offerings from Resurrection’s May 18th Carmina and Illuminare Concert.

The mission of Mandehah is described on its website where you can learn more about it.

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 Cathy Carr, either in church, or by email, 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, May 26

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, May 26 in conjunction with our regular worship service. In the coming weeks, June 9 and 23 will also be AFAC Sundays.

Chrismon Project

Calling out to all crafters - if you like to knit, bead, string wire, work w/clay (a new medium) or even just want to learn in a group (or on your own) please contact Mimi Van Poole.

Chrismons update: Meeting at RELC on Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

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During coffee hour, (by the fireplace), there will be individual Chrismon kits for you to look at. The ornaments come in various sizes with all of the patterns/instructions and supplies to make them (see attached photo). The current Chrismons, those in great shape and those we are replacing (or repairing), will be on display. I have specific children’s patterns for grades 1 & 2 and for grades 3 & 4. If anyone is interested in these, please let me know.

Our second Chrismons-making meeting will be held on Saturday, May 18, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon in the church’s lounge. Eight volunteers attended our first very successful meeting on Saturday, April 27th. If folks want to just take home the pattern and supplies to make one ornament, you are also welcome to do so. If you have any questions, please contact Mimi Van Poole.

RELC Meal Ministry

RELC’s Meal Ministry is alive and well. We are looking for volunteers who like to cook/bake when the need arises. If anyone hears of/or needs something themselves, please reach out to Pastor Harry who will let the committee chair know and we will be in touch. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mimi Van Poole. Please note in the subject line: “Meal Ministry.”

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 Alexandra and to Leslie by late Wednesday mornings for inclusion in the message for the coming Thursday. Thanks!

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.

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