Midweek Announcements for August 5, 2021

Videographer Team for Sunday Worship

Our usual team of videographers for Sunday worship are going back to college and thus are unavailable in church on Sunday mornings to create recordings of our worship service. We thank them once again for their many months of service. And we are therefore in need of a new team of videographers – adults, parents and middle and high school students – who are willing to be trained in our routine as we evolve from making videos of our worship services to possibly live-streaming our Sunday worship. For those interested, an information session will occur via Zoom on Tuesday, August 17 at 7:30 pm. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and a Zoom link.

Backyard Escape Room at the Parsonage
Sunday, August 29th 4-6 pm

All middle, high school and post high school students are invited to lend their brain to solving a home Escape Room kit at the Parsonage. This event will be outdoors, and require masks, with a rain plan to meet in the Parish Hall. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. RSVPs are due to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday, August 27th.

Friday, August 13th—Intergenerational Movie Night

Join us on Friday, August 13th from 6 to 9 pm for the next Intergenerational Movie Night to view Sundance winning Smoke Signals.

We will gather on Zoom for an opening and closing session, each lasting 25 minutes from 6-6:30 pm, and 8:15-8:45 pm. The film runs for an hour and a half, and each household will screen it independently. You can view it with a Hulu subscription, or rent it on youtube, google play, Apple TV, direct tv, vudu, or amazon prime for $2.99. Our discussion will include reading stories by Indigenous authors, reflections on residential schools, reservations and climate justice, and questions about how to consider these histories within our faith communities.

RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Collection of Food Items for AFAC, Sunday, August 15

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, August 15 in conjunction with our return to worship indoors.

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!

Worship Videos

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.

Faith Formation Calendar

Click below for the current faith formation calendar that includes activities and resources for all ages:

pdfRELC Home Pentecost Faith Formation Calendar 5/23/2021 - 9/12/2021

July Financial Update

The below chart is a summary of RELC’s finances for the year to date as of June 30, 2021. 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 general fund is currently running significantly below our actual expenses for the year and below our giving levels for this time last year. This trend has been worsening during the first half of 2021.

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 also consider completing your 2021 pledge form if you haven’t already.

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 %
of Budget
(e) Change from
2020 Giving
General Fund 184,385 202,404 (18,109) 57% (5,744)
Benevolence 31,647 26,144 5,503 60% (1,423)
Renovation 7,681 2,500 5,181 88% (3,371)
TOTAL 223,713 231,048 (7,355) 67% (10,568)

 

Monday Evening Bible Study on Themes of Justice in the Bible

This Bible Study continues on Monday evenings at 6:30 and will meet for several weeks. This series focuses 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!

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: Edd Nolen; Carol Clements; Sandy Lindamood, Joana Plerpa; Jeanne Broyhill; Effe Stallsmith; Maggie Mount; Lee Hanson; Malcolm Stark; Norm Olsen; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Lynn Kiewel; Phillip Swingler; Maria Liwski; Tucker Dean; Irene Belcher; Jacoby.

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 for 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 Wednesday mornings for inclusion in the message for the coming Thursday. Thanks!