Midweek Announcements for August 24, 2023

Schedule for the Coming Week at Resurrection Church

Sunday, August 27

No Sunday School during summer break.

10:00 a.m. – Worship: Pastor Harold (Harry) Therwanger.

The Blessing of the Backpacks will be held during morning worship.

Saturday, September 16

3:00 p.m. - Pastor Therwanger’s official Installation Service.

Join us for a service of celebration as our call to our new pastor and his acceptance are acknowledged by the wider church. Refreshments and fellowship will follow.

Receive the Weekly Announcements by Email or as Printed Copies in Church

If you do not receive the weekly announcements by email, please be sure to let the church office know of your correct email address and to include you each week in the mailing. If you would like a hard copy to share with someone, there are a few printed copies available in the Narthex.

We will print a few copies each week for a while to see if there is a desire to have them printed and perhaps to share more widely.

Contact Information for Pastor T

Pastor Harry has a new email for you to reach him. It is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Also, Pastor will normally take Monday and Tuesday as his weekend so he asks that you contact him Wednesday through Sunday. Unless, of course, there is an emergency. You can reach him on his cell phone at 312-515-7269.

Signing up for Breakfast with Pastor

Breakfast with Pastor! There will be five breakfasts held in the Fellowship Hall for up to ten RELC members invited per breakfast.

Each breakfast is scheduled on a Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and will be led by a different Resurrection Church leader:

August 12 (Helen Chaale),
August 26 (Steve Black),
September 9 (Ron Bergman),
September 16 (Valerie Pratt), and,
September 30 (Christina Cuesta).

Get to know Pastor Therwanger and other members of the RELC family! Have breakfast, devotions and a bit of conversation in a small group with our new Shepherd. Come and enjoy some breakfast and fellowship!

Please sign up using this SignUp Genius link for one Saturday breakfast:

Please Use Name Tags

There are name tags available in the Narthex. Please use them during the next few weeks to help Pastor learn all of our names and maybe also to help us refresh our memory!

Please Update Member Information

Resurrection is continuing to work on updating its membership directory with the most current, accurate and preferred contact information. Member Information forms are available in the Narthex. Please complete one, even if your information has not changed, and consider including a photo!

Including a Name in Sunday Prayers

We will be returning to having individuals who request to be named in the Sunday morning Prayers of the Church. To add a name to be mentioned on Sunday during worship to the prayers, please email or phone Pastor Harry by Thursday evening. The name will be included for one week, and if you wish to continue having someone named in the prayers, please update Pastor each week.

Dreaming & Visioning Conversations with Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Team

The newly formed Metro D.C. Synod Reconciling in Christ Team invites you to one of two online Zoom conversations in August to explore what the future of this team looks like.

Share your dreams, ideas and needs to help determine which trainings and resources are shared by this team to help synod congregations as well as rostered and lay leaders expand their love and welcome to all of God’s beloved.

Whether your congregation is RIC or not, you are welcome and encouraged to ask questions and explore what Reconciling in Christ is about.

Thursday, August 31

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Please fill out the online Participant Information form, choose the August 31 conversation date on Zoom, and submit it, using the link below. Thank you!

Aid to Lutheran Disaster Response for Communities Impacted by Wildfires

Lutheran Disaster Response is coordinating with the Pacifica Synod and other partners to assess the needs of people impacted by the wildfires. We will work with them to provide for immediate needs and recovery amid the widespread destruction. Lutheran Disaster Response is committed to accompanying recovering communities in the years ahead.

Please click here and change the Designation to "U.S. Wildfires" if you would like to make a donation.

Rally Day; Autumn Sunday School Series

Rally Day and the Autumn Sunday School Series will begin on Sunday, September 10.

Share Your Intent to Support Our Budget

Having adopted our 2023 operating and capital budgets, Resurrection’s financial team needs to ensure that our congregation will back these budgets with its generous offerings of support. Please let us know of your giving intentions by answering the Stewardship Committee’s request and returning your Giving Intent response at our Sunday services, mailing it to the church office, or using the online form on the Resurrection website.

You can also choose to have your offering automatically drawn from your bank account on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis with the “Simply Giving” electronic funds transfer program. Just complete an enrollment form and return it along with your giving intent – or schedule a recurring offering using the “Donate” button on the Resurrection website.

Can't make it to church? Watch us Live! Now Livestreaming Worship

To view our 10:00 a.m. 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 9:55 a.m. 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.

Other Announcements?

Alexandra Mattson, the editor of our quarterly “Steeple Light” newsletter, is, at present, also serving as the editor of our Weekly Announcements messages, working closely with Council President Leslie Nolen. If you have any items that you wish to communicate in the Weekly Announcements as committee chairs or those responsible for other ministry initiatives at Resurrection, please send them via email to both This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to 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!