Midweek Announcements for April 8, 2021

AFAC Collection, Outdoor Worship and Installation of Council Members and Officers

On Sunday, April 11, food will be collected for AFAC between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. We will also worship outdoors at 12:15 at the conclusion of which Congregation Council members and Officers will be installed. Join us on the Potomac Street side of the church.

New Monday Evening Bible Study on Themes of Justice in the Bible

A new Bible Study will begin on Monday evening April 12 at 6:30 and will continue for several weeks. This new series will focus on how themes of justice variously appear in the Bible, in both Hebrew and Christian scriptures. If you are interested in participating, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All are welcome to join in!

Outdoor Worship and Social Time in the Parsonage and Church Yards

Beginning on Sunday, April 18, join us for informal conversation, socializing and an outdoor worship service. These occasions will be regularly scheduled on the Sundays when we don’t have the AFAC food collection. People may gather for socializing anytime beginning at 11:00 am and on until we have our brief worship service at 12:15. The parsonage deck, new patio and surrounding yards will be available for persons to congregate. Claim this opportunity to connect with each other and to worship!

Reopening Planning Group Updates

The Reopening Planning Group is meeting on a monthly basis to assess where we are as a congregation with the question of worshiping and meeting again in person in doors, and all of this in relation to the varied twists and turns of the pandemic. The broad parameters of plans and protocols are in place for us to again gather indoors. What is missing at this point is the determination of the date gradually to begin again to use our building indoors. In the meantime, focus will be on expanding opportunities to gather outdoors for worship and other occasions, especially now that the weather is moderating. Watch weekly announcements for updates.

Resurrection Lutheran Weekday Preschool - Accepting Applications for 2021-2022 school year!

Resurrection Lutheran Weekday Preschool is currently accepting student applications for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. If you would like more information on enrolling your 2-5 year old child in our half day programs please feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us athttps://resurrectionpreschoolarlington.org/. Registration deadline is Mon. April 12, 2021, so please don't delay!

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and to ask your questions about the upcoming school year.

Faith Formation Calendar

Click below for the most current Faith Formation Calendar for youth and all others drawn to this resource:

pdfRELC Faith Formation Calendar February 17 through April 4 2021

Represent Resurrection at the Metro D.C. Synod Assembly

Interested in learning more about the work of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Metro D.C. Synod? You could represent Resurrection as a lay voting member of the Metro D.C. Synod Assembly, which will be held virtually June 4 and 5. Our congregation has been allocated three seats for lay voting members at this year’s assembly, which will include reports from ministries, approval of a Synod Mission Spending Plan, elections to Synod Council and various committees, and consideration of resolutions. If you’re interested in serving as one of Resurrection’s lay voting members, particularly perhaps if you’ve never attended a Synod Assembly before and would be curious to have this experience, please 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..

Transforming Generosity Through Your Storytelling
Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Stories, no matter how polished or who authored the words, transform our actions and lives. Yet we overlook or forget the power of sharing stories the moment giving or financial statements are a topic of discussion. We tend to focus on giving as a transaction rather than how stories inspire generosity, deepen faith and transform lives.

The Stewardship and Missions Table of the Metro D.C. Synod invite all rostered ministers, council members, lay leaders and stewardship chairs to a 90-minute Leadership Academy session, led by Andrew Steele, VP of Development & Outreach at LIRS and Rev. Lucille “CeCee” Mills, Associate DEM of the North Carolina Synod, during which you will:

  • Learn why sharing our stories is important and impactful
  • Practice sharing a story in a small group guided by proven methods from our speakers
  • Shift your mindset from transactional giving to the transformational joy of generosity

Click here to register.

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.

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;; Phillip Swingler; Michael Chaffier and family; Maria Liwski; Grant Aldonis; Tucker Dean; Lisa; the family of Bettye Henck; family of Judy Jaquette; family of Frank Fuelling.

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.

Arlington County Covid-19 Response

Click here for the latest updates on our county’s pandemic response as well as official and current information concerning vaccinations.

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 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!