Please join us for a live stream of our 10:00am Worship Serivce on Sunday, April 7, 2024, the Second Sunday of Easter. 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, April 7

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

Online Bible Study Thursdays

“Online Bible Study Thursdays” will be held weekly at 11:00 a.m. A group of RELC members and friends will meet online each week to discuss the upcoming Gospel Reading for the following Sunday. Due to the Easter holiday, the group won’t meet on Thursday, March 28th, or on Thursday, April 4th, but will resume on Thursday, April 11th. To join the group, email Gail Flatness or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tour the Holy Land with Pastor Harry and Never Leave Arlington

jerusalem from mount of olivesPlease join us on Wednesdays, on April 10th, April 17th and May 1st at 7:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor will share his slides, videos and experiences from his trip to the Holy Land in 2023. Come to see and hear about some of the places we know from the Bible.




Sunday, April 21 - Volunteer Opportunities Fair

Please stop by Resurrection Lutheran Church's “Volunteer Opportunities Fair” on Sunday, April 21st to check out the many varied ways in which you may share your talents to serve our church. We look forward to seeing you there!

Earth Month Creation Care Tips

April is Earth Month, a time to celebrate our planet and take actions to protect it. RELC will celebrate Earth Sunday on April 28 with a special presentation by EcoAction Arlington. To help us focus on caring for the Earth, the Creation Care Team will post weekly messages in the announcements about actions you can take to protect our natural resources.

Eco-Friendly Tip - Week One

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 27, 2024. This is a great reminder to always dispose of your prescription medications safely. Safeway stores now have convenient year-round drug disposal boxes at their in-store pharmacies where you can dispose of expired prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and pet medications. Leave them in their original bottles or put them in a plastic bag. In addition, Arlington County has several permanent disposal locations. Remember, you should never flush these items or put them in the trash!

Sunday, April 28 - Earth Sunday Program 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 provide 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. The event will include a child-friendly opportunity to engage with an Enviroscape model, which is an interactive watershed that demonstrates point and nonpoint source pollution. Please contact Monica Hirschberg with any questions.

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. 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 with your suggestions for choral or musical groups that might be available to present a concert at Resurrection. Recently, Voix de Femmes, a women's vocal ensemble that sings pieces written by female composers as a good part of its repertoire as well as compositions written by men, was proposed by RELC member Franz Gimmler. Voix de Femmes will perform at RELC on Saturday, September 21st at 4:00 p.m. with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Voix de Femmes is based out of Laurel, Maryland.

Collection of Food Items for AFAC on Sunday, April 14

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, April 14 in conjunction with our regular worship service. In the coming weeks, April 28 will also be an AFAC Sunday.

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. Please note in the subject line: “Chrismons.” I will be providing several initial “kits” with all the supplies & instructions in the near future (once I find interested parties).

Chrismons Update

beginners 13To start our adventure into the art of making Chrismons, I have ordered two kits that will give us everything that we need to make a variety of the ornaments (see attached photo). The ornaments come in various sizes with all of the patterns/instructions and supplies to make them.

I will reach out with various dates for our first meeting to all of those who have shown an interest in helping to make Chrismons: perhaps an evening wine and cheese at the church’s lounge (did you know there was such a place?), at someone’s house (I’m happy to host), or after coffee hour one Sunday. If folks want to just take home the pattern and supplies to make one ornament, you are also welcome to do so. I expect to receive the kits within the next couple of weeks, so look for the first gathering to be held in early April. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and note “Chrismons” in the subject line, or text me at 703-625-7391.

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 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. 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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