Join us outdoors (with facial covering and maintaining appropriate distance) on Sunday, November 29 at 12:15 on the Potomac Street side of the church for a brief service of worship in conjunction of the food collection for AFAC. This brief service includes an order for confession and forgiveness, a reading and reflection, prayers of intercession, the Lord’s Prayer and a blessing. This has become an important way that we can safely gather as church during the pandemic.
Advent Evening Prayer via Zoom
Mark your calendars for our annual wreath making event. Supplies will be provided for pick up on Sunday, November 29.
For Your Prayers at Home:
In addition to our usual prayers of intercession in our home worship, we encourage your prayers throughout the week for the following: the family of Don Oaks (Dave Oaks’ father) who died in Christ earlier this month; Barb Jensen, Charlotte Boeck, Don Hansen, Gretchen Zeltner, Angie, Kyler, Debbie, Kat, Jeanne, Russ, Lynn, Kiewel, John Beston, Jamie, Frank Feulling, Carl Lacey, Heidi Dech.
Coming in January: Elections for New Members of the RELC Congregation Council!
Elections for new members of RELC's Congregation Council will take place as usual at our Annual Congregational Meeting in January. The Congregation Council serves as a core team of leaders for our congregation as we undertake together as a local church God’s mission in the world. These are both exciting and challenging times for our church, for our nation, and for our world. If you have passion about the future directions of Resurrection Church’s mission, and if you sense the possible nudges of God’s call to you to serve on Council, please engage in prayerful discernment about becoming a nominee for election to the Council.
You may contact members of this year's Nominating Committee for more information, to express interest in being nominated or to enquire about how to nominate someone else:
Information from October 12, 2020 RELC Council Meeting From Interim Council Chair, Jeanne Broyhill
Mark your calendars for Sunday January 24, 2021 for RELC's annual meeting. It will be virtual and the time is TBD. Please give some thought to whether you would like to nominate yourself to serve on the board at this meeting. These are exciting and challenging times and an opportunity to serve on the Council can help shape the future of RELC. Results from the recent survey of RELC's congregation are elsewhere in the announcements. I hope you are able to take the time to review this information. Thank you to the congregants that filled out the survey. Your input is very helpful.
Will You Pledge to Help?
Thanks to everyone who has already shared your intention to generously support Resurrection’s worship services, programs and ministries now and in 2021. Recognizing the needs of the church and our community during these challenging times, many of you said you intend to increase your giving. If you were unable to return your giving intent card last week, you can still send it this week – simply mail it to the church office or use the online giving intent form. Your intent isn’t binding, but it is needed to help the congregation’s leaders plan for the coming year and to continue to grow in generosity.
Faith in Action — Social Ministry Update
Provided is a Home Faith Formation Calendar, updated each week with the following week’s recorded content. For those who couldn’t tune in live, see those resources available to you now. Check out too suggestive home activities, lectionary readings, and resources for racial justice for all ages.
Bible Study on Selected Passages from Matthew via Zoom
Another Opportunity for Bible Study, Lectio Divina, and Supportive Conversation
Join us for about an hour every other Thursday morning at 11:00 am on Zoom for Bible Study, lectio divina and conversation about the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel reading. Pastor Linman leads these occasions. Spending time with our appointed Gospel readings promises to enrich the experience of Sunday Home Worship. The next such occasion is Thursday, December 3.
On the alternating Thursdays, this group gathers for fellowship, checking in and supporting each other, as well as spending time discussing the reflection questions from the previous Sunday sermon.
AFAC Food Collection
When: November 29 from 11:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Washington Blvd. Entrance
ELCA Metro D.C. Synod News
Mar-Lu-Ridge Giving Thanks Online Auction November 19-22
Join us in celebrating the ministry of Mar-Lu-Ridge by supporting our online auction from November 19-22 with a live Facebook celebration on November 22 at 6:30 p.m. Unique handmade items from local artisans and MLR staff will make wonderful holiday gifts for loved ones. We also have a few exciting MLR packages available. All proceeds benefit Camperships and the year-round ministry of Mar-Lu-Ridge.
Click here to learn more about this event and the ministry of Mar-Lu-Ridge.
November Financial Update. The below chart is a summary of RELC’s finances for the year to date as of September 30, 2020. The columns titled “(a) YTD Giving,” “(b) YTD Expenses” and “(c) Giving minus Expenses” provide key data for our three primary financial funds. This data shows that our giving is below our actual expenses for the YTD and well below our giving levels for this time last year. We continue to see the negative impact of the cancellation of Sunday services on our giving and slowed giving common during the summer months. Please continue to send in your weekly contributions which can be made through Simply Giving, by using the “Donate Now” button on RELC’s website or by sending your contribution check to the church office in the US Mail.
Please prayerfully consider what this information means to you as we work together to support RELC’s ministries.
|(a) YTD Giving||(b) YTD Expenses||(c) Giving-Expenses||(d) Giving as %|
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Our community is facing a challenging time as it continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and the economic damage resulting from business closures, now compounded by the suffering of racial injustice. Despite our separation, it’s important for us to maintain our financial support for the church and its ministries in the community – and, if possible, to considering increasing that support to address our neighbors’ immediate needs. As our church determines how it can best serve the community, please ensure that it has the resources needed to provide that help. You can make your offering by using the “Donate Now” button on the RELC website or by mailing your offering to our office at 6201 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA, 22205.
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