Rite for Re-Gathering This Sunday
This Sunday’s worship at 9:30 includes an occasion at the beginning of the service to lament that which and those whom we have lost during the long season of the pandemic as well as occasion to give thanks to God for our return to a more usual routine of worshiping indoors. This is a time to give focal attention to grief and relief, mourning and joy. Plan to join us for worship this Sunday.
Current Routine for Worship Indoors
We continue our worship indoors this Sunday at 9:30. To alleviate any concerns and to help prepare you for your return, here is what you can expect:
First, out of loving concern for young children and others not yet able to be vaccinated, we ask that ALL worshipers wear facial masks. Secondly, we will maintain physical distancing, erring on the side of caution. These two basic practices serve as the foundation for safety and guide all other practices.
Upon arrival: kindly find your seats promptly on arrival to avoid congregating in the narthex. Every other pew will be available for seating. Please do not try to sit in pews taped off. Ushers will be available to assist you with seating options.
Offering: your offerings will not be collected. However, offering plates located near the front of the church are available for your use. When you come forward for communion, you may place your offering in one of the plates on stands near the chancel.
Communion: Holy Communion will be offered in both kinds, with bread being dropped into your hands, palms facing up, and wine administered from a pouring chalice into a container you bring from home. Intinction, dipping bread into the cup, is not permitted for reasons of hygiene. Communion will be continuous, with worshipers forming one line in the center aisle to receive both bread and wine at the direction of ushers. One side of the church will commune first, and then we’ll move to communing the other side. Return to your seats via the side aisles closest to you.
Upon Departure: kindly leave the nave promptly at the direction of ushers and avoid once again congregating in the narthex. If you wish to remain on church grounds for conversation, and we hope you do, please adjourn to the fellowship hall downstairs or outdoors beyond the Washington Blvd. entrance.
Misc. Considerations: Automatic hand sanitizer dispensers on stands are available for your use in several locations in the church building. If you forget your face mask, we have extras for you, and likewise small paper cups if you forget a container for communion. Worship indoors will be very similar to that which we have been doing outdoors, a simplified, somewhat shorter version of Resurrection’s normal worship practice.
We very much look forward to seeing you in church!
For those still unable to worship with us in person, we are creating videos of our Sunday morning worship at the church making them available later in the day on YouTube with links sent via a Constant Contact message. The Sunday bulletin will also be available electronically in the message as well.
Collection of Food Items for AFAC, Sunday, July 18
We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, July 4 in conjunction with our return to worship indoors.
Pastor Linman’s Recent Column in Arlington Now
Faith Formation Calendar
Click below for the current faith formation calendar that includes activities and resources for all ages:
Monday Evening Bible Study on Themes of Justice in the Bible
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: Sandy Lindamood, Franz Gimler, Joana Plerpa; Jeanne Broyhill; Effice Stallsmith; Maggie Mount; Lee Hanson; Malcolm Stark; Norm Olsen; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Phillip Swingler; Maria Liwski; Tucker Dean; Irene Belcher; Jacoby.
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.
Pastor Linman’s Whereabout
Pastor Linman and Nathan will travel to Pittsburgh this week to visit some friends, leaving after worship on July 11 and returning in the late afternoon of July 15. While away, he will be monitoring his emails and phone messages.
The best ways to contact Pastor Linman