Sunday Worship at 10:00 am! See you in church as you are able.
All Saints Sunday
Farewell and Godspeed, the Rinker and Hoppe Families this Sunday
At the conclusion of worship this coming Sunday, November 7, we will observe a brief rite of Farewell and Godspeed to the Hoppe and Rinker families who have moved out of the Arlington area. Bob and Linnea Hoppe and Alan and Linda Rinker will be present for further conversation at coffee hour. Please join us in celebrating their presence with us for many years in the life of our congregation.
Farewell and Godspeed, Monika Carney, Our Office Administrator
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Mark Your Calendars Now – Events for All Ages Outdoors on November 21 and December 12
Please plan to join us for coming special events for children, youth, and adults outdoors on the parsonage patio and deck. These intentionally intergenerational occasions will include worship, time for fun in socializing, along with a service project to benefit those in need in our community. The next such event will occur on Sunday, November 21 at 3:30 pm and will last about an hour. The second will be held on Sunday, December 12 also at 3:30. For those unable to worship with us indoors, these outdoor events will provide a great opportunity to worship and to socialize with other members of our congregation community.
ELCA Youth Gathering 2022
Can't make it to church? Watch us Live! Now Livestreaming Worship
To view our 10:00 AM Sunday worship service on YouTube live, click on the live worship link on the RELC home page on Sunday mornings during the worship hour and be redirected to the YouTube live stream. The Live Stream will "go live" at 9:55AM on each Sunday morning. To view the service at a later time, go to our YouTube Channel. Click on the videos tab to browse archives of past services. Click on the Subscribe button and create an account to be notified when Live Streams are started or when other videos are added. For any questions, please contact the pastor.
Collection of Food Items for AFAC on Sunday, November 7
We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, November 7, in conjunction with our regular worship service.
CROP Walk 2021 – Some Numbers and an Invitation
Nine walkers each took approximately 6,000 steps (54,000 steps total for our group) over the course of about a 2 mile walk that was completed in just under an hour to help raise funds to alleviate hunger during this year’s annual CROP walk. Pledges and contributions to this effort currently total approximately $1,600. We hope to achieve a minimum total of $2,000, and would love to exceed that amount. It’s not too late to contribute. Make checks payable to Resurrection Lutheran Church with CROP Walk on the memo line, or donate via this website.
Altar Flowers Sign Up
In keeping with RELC’s custom prior to the pandemic, we will resume ordering flowers for the chancel, beginning on Rally Day (September 12, 2021). If you would like to participate in flower dedications, please sign up on the calendar, which will be placed in the hallway just outside of the kitchen. Please be sure to inform the church office for whom the flowers should be dedicated to, preceding the Sunday that you have assumed responsibility for the embellishment of the Nave. There will be recognition of your dedication in the church bulletin. Please also note that you will need to submit a $40 check to the church office for the flowers. The check should be paid to the order of Resurrection Lutheran Church, and should include a memo which identifies that the donation is for the church flowers. Sending great thanks to all who partake in serving and glorifying God and RELC, through your gifts of flowers during the worship service.
Helpful Tips for Our Young Families During Worship
A bit of noise from children of all ages is indeed a wonderful blessing throughout our church. But if you feel the need for an additional space, our lounge around the corner is fully stocked for your use. Speakers in the space allow you to hear the service so you won’t miss anything. You will find a changing table and a couple of couches, which may be a welcomed sight for nursing mothers. Since we are maintaining physical distancing, we encourage you also to use our “pray-ground,” the carpeted area with table and small chairs, at the back of the church.
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:
- Roy Guenther
- Nancy MacDonald
- John Showman
- Grant Aldonis
- Jeanne Broyhill
- Norm Olsen
- Ellie Barnes
- Judy Frank
- Effie Stallsmith
- Malcolm Stark
- Barb Jensen
- Charlotte Boeck
- Lynn Kiewel
- Phillip Swingler
- Maria Liwski
- Tucker Dean
- Irene Belcher
- Sharon Kravetz
- Dipankar Ghosh
- Analyse, Ramon, and Nicky Villatoro
- John and Anneliese Arnold
- The family of Janette Wray
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.
Secret Santa Project: Target Gift Cards for Arlington Public Assistance Clients
You can help make Christmas brighter for some of Arlington's most vulnerable residents by making a donation to our Secret Santa Project from November 7- 28.
Make all checks payable to the Church and put Secret Santa on the memo line. Drop checks in the offering plate or mail them to Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church 6201 Arlington Blvd. Arlington VA 22205- 2034. You can also use the Donate Now link in the upper right corner of our website. Or you can purchase your own Target gift cards in amounts of $25.00 or less and use the same methods mentioned above for getting them to the Church.
Many of our Benevolence partners use the gift card model because, among other reasons, the recipient of the cards gets to choose just the right gifts for the members of their family and it's been shown to help strengthen family bonds when gifts are selected by parents or other loved ones.
Thank you for your generosity,
Your Social Ministry Committee
Current Routine for Worship Indoors
We continue our worship indoors this Sunday at 10:00am. 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!
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