Midweek Announcements for February 18, 2021

Outdoor Worship and AFAC Food Collection on Sunday, February 28

Weather permitting, join us outdoors (with facial covering and maintaining strict physical distance) on February 28 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 service includes an order for confession and forgiveness, a reading and reflection, prayers of intercession, the Lord’s Prayer and a blessing.

Midweek Lenten Series

Join us via Zoom at 7:00 pm on the Wednesday evenings during Lent for a brief worship service followed by presentations by RELC members on how their faith informs their life’s work. Additionally, each week in Lent will also feature written reflections by members on the same topic which seeks to feature the vitality of lay ministry and leadership in our congregation. This series begins on Wednesday, February 24. Look for links to the written reflections, the Zoom invitations and the service bulletins in each Tuesday’s Midweek Message.

Social Ministry Update

During Lent we will be collecting items for Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. Each kit needs the following items:

  • one dark color light-weight bath-size towel (between 20"×40" & 52"×27")
  • 2-3 bath-size (3-4 oz. for a total of 8-9 oz.) bars of soap, any brand in original wrapping
  • one adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging
  • one sturdy comb
  • metal nail clippers.

You can either donate individual items or bring assembled kits. Wrap items in the towel and tie together with yarn or string. See a how-to assemble a Personal Care Kit video here OR here. Bring the items or assembled kits to Resurrection on a collection date before Sunday, April 18. We will accept your donations at any AFAC collection or outdoor service before April 18.

We will also accept monetary donations. Make checks to “RELC” and indicate “personal care kits” in the memo line or give online using the ‘Donate’ button on the RELC website. If you have any questions or want more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Any loose undesignated offerings received at in person outdoor services during Lent will be sent to A-SPAN.

Reading the Letter of James in Light of Luther

Join us on Monday evenings at 6:30 pm via Zoom for an exploration of the Letter of James in light of Martin Luther’s treatise, “Freedom of a Christian.” If you are interested in joining in, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Interested in Being Part of New Groups on Zoom?

Those who have participated in our various initiatives via Zoom – Bible Studies, Evening Prayer, occasions for fellowship – have found these occasions to be life-giving ways of staying connected during our pandemic social isolation. If you are interested in being part of a new group or have ideas for such groups, Pastor Linman is eager to communicate more with you about new possibilities. Feel free to reach out to him to get the conversation going: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-972-2076.

Calling for Additional Worship Leaders

For those who have not yet had occasion to be a reader or prayer leader for our home worship videos, we encourage you to volunteer. It’s wonderful to see a variety of our members serve in this capacity on our worship videos, as this gives a sense of our togetherness as a congregation even when we cannot worship indoors in person yet. Consider yourself duly invited. If you are interested or want to learn more about this opportunity, kindly contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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: John Showman; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Gretchen Zeltner; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Frank Fuelling; Phillip Swingler; Michael Chaffier and family; Maria Liwski; Grant Aldonis; Angie; Debbie; Kat.

Prayer Requests

Should you desire to make prayer requests for persons you care about, or desire prayer for other concerns, please contact Pastor Linman with those requests: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-972-2076. Pastor will make certain that the names you provide will be included in the Prayers of Intercession for Sundays, and they will also be included in a listing of names in the midweek announcements to invite your prayers throughout the week. Making your requests known to Pastor Linman will allow him to follow up with you directly – as your requests for prayer help set the agenda for our Pastor’s ministry at Resurrection Church.

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.

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.

If you are interested in joining these Thursday conversations, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at or 703-972-2076.

Youth Ministry

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.

The best ways to contact Pastor Linman

Here are the best and most direct ways to contact Pastor Linman. The email address given for his professional and pastoral use is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Pastor Linman’s direct dial phone number in the church office is: 703-972-2076. Please leave a message there if Pastor does not answer. He monitors and responds to his messages throughout the day even when he's not in the office. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Other Announcements?

Should you have announcements that you wish to communicate in this weekly message as committee chairs or those responsible for other ministry initiatives at Resurrection, please contact Monika at the office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by late Monday mornings for inclusion in the message for the coming Wednesday. Thanks!