Weekly Announcements for May 10, 2024

Schedule for the Coming Week at Resurrection Church

Sunday, May 12 – Mother’s Day

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. — Sunday School in the Parish Hall.
10:00 a.m. — Worship: Pastor Emily Ewing.

Saturday, May 18

10:00 a.m. - Noon — Chrismons Project meeting in the church’s first floor lounge.
1:00 p.m. — Confirmation Rehearsal in the Sanctuary.
4:00 p.m. — Carmina & Illuminare Concert. A reception in the Parish Hall will follow.

Sunday, May 19 – Pentecost

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. — Sunday School in the Parish Hall.
10:00 a.m. — Worship and Confirmation: Pastor Harold (Harry) Therwanger.

Please remember to wear RED on Pentecost, Sunday, May 19.

The “Christ in our Home" devotional books for July, August, and September can be picked up in the Narthex.

Coming Soon!

Encore Stage and Studio, where kids perform for kids! Our Sunday school families will be attending "Rapunzel" on Sunday, May 12, at 3:00 p.m. Want to join us? Please contact Angie Brooke.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) will take place from Monday, August 19th – Friday, August 23rd. We will have dinner and a program for children AND a program for parents following our meal. We are looking for volunteers who would like to come together and make a meal for our VBS attendees. It's a great way to get to know the kids AND their parents. If able to assist in this manner, please contact Angie Brooke.

Pastor Harry Will Be Out of the Office: Tuesday, May 7 – Tuesday, May 14

Pastor Harry will be away for a family funeral from Tuesday, May 7 until Tuesday, May 14. We will host Pastor Emily Ewing on Sunday, May 12th to serve at Resurrection. Pastors CJ Valenti and Alex Stall will be available for emergencies. Please call the church office at 703-532-5991 should you desire pastoral care.

The Holy Land Tour Continues on Wednesday, May 15

jerusalem from mount of olivesOur tour bus was stopped at a checkpoint and we didn't get to Jerusalem! Our Wednesday evening group had great fellowship and conversation as we shared slides, video and questions about Bethlehem and felt we wanted to spend quality time in Jerusalem. So, the Holy Land Tour continues on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Join us as we "go up to Jerusalem."



Sharing Choir News

The Choir has done it again! This Easter season, church choirs who presented anthems published by St. James Music Press (SJMP) were again invited to “Share the Celebration” by submitting for review and possible selection, recordings of SJMP publications presented during a Holy Week or Easter service. SJMP selected our Good Friday presentation of Richard Shephard’s “Good Friday Reproaches” and posted access to our recording on their Facebook page. If you missed it, or would like to hear it again, follow this link and move the cursor to 1:15:37.

Of course, I’d like to extend thanks to our hard-working choir and Steve Black’s sound engineering, enabling RELC to receive this honor.

With a voice of singing, Barbara

Donations Welcomed for Altar Flowers

We welcome your donations towards altar flowers on May 19, June 26 and June 30 should you be interested in honoring or donating flowers in memory of a family member or friend. Donations for one arrangement of altar flowers may be made for $55. Please sign up to donate on the sign-up sheet outside the kitchen.

Reconciling in Christ Learning Opportunities in the Works

In December 2023 RELC Church Council gave the green light to explore Reconciling in Christ (RIC), and the team to help do so (Shawna Bergman, Angie Brooke, Christina Cuesta, Mike Hirschberg, Gary Mortensen, Dave Oaks, Valerie Pratt, Jack Schoen and Pastor Harry Therwanger) was announced at the January annual meeting. The team has met monthly since February and is working on opportunities for the congregation to learn more about RIC throughout the coming months.

In the meantime, the team welcomes any questions or thoughts the congregation may have on RIC. An anonymous questions box with index paper has been placed on the Narthex table next to the right of the Chapel door. Or feel free to email or call Jeanne Broyhill, RIC team lead.

Please go to the RIC Works website at Home - Reconciling Works for more information. Reconciling Works is a nonprofit organization that has helped Lutheran churches since 1974 become welcoming churches "to people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions - or LGBTQIA+ - and names its commitment to racial equity in its welcoming statement." The RIC team at RELC is using RIC Works materials as are several Lutheran churches in our area.

Now Is the Month of Maying

Carmina & Illuminare Concert
Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.
Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church
6201 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205
Free street parking • Free-will offering
Reception to follow in the Parish Hall

The advent of efficient music printing around 1530 spurred a market that reached well beyond traditional courtly audiences to include musically literate members of a growing merchant class. New types of social music flourished, ultimately ranging from straightforward multi-verse part songs to ambitious creations crafted to wring every nuance of image and passion from their poetry. We will present Italian and English madrigals, French chansons, villanellas, and more: http://www.carmina.org/upcomingperformances.php#25-FFM

Music at Resurrection

The Social Ministry Committee has designated Mandehah, LLC as the charity recipient of RELC's free-will offerings from Resurrection’s May 18th Carmina and Illuminare Concert.

The mission of Mandehah is described on its website where you can learn more about it.

One of the goals of the Music at Resurrection committee is to seek out quality talent to perform at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Please reach out to Cathy Carr, either in church, or by email, with your suggestions for choral or musical groups that might be available to present a concert at Resurrection.

Collection of Food Items for AFAC on Sunday, May 12

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, May 12 in conjunction with our regular worship service. In the coming weeks, May 26 will also be an AFAC Sunday.

Chrismon Project

Calling out to all crafters - if you like to knit, bead, string wire, work w/clay (a new medium) or even just want to learn in a group (or on your own) please contact Mimi Van Poole.

Chrismons update: Meeting at RELC on Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

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During coffee hour, (by the fireplace), there will be individual Chrismon kits for you to look at. The ornaments come in various sizes with all of the patterns/instructions and supplies to make them (see attached photo). The current Chrismons, those in great shape and those we are replacing (or repairing), will be on display. I have specific children’s patterns for grades 1 & 2 and for grades 3 & 4. If anyone is interested in these, please let me know.

Our second Chrismons-making meeting will be held on Saturday, May 18, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon in the church’s lounge. Eight volunteers attended our first very successful meeting on Saturday, April 27th. If folks want to just take home the pattern and supplies to make one ornament, you are also welcome to do so. If you have any questions, please contact Mimi Van Poole.

RELC Meal Ministry

RELC’s Meal Ministry is alive and well. We are looking for volunteers who like to cook/bake when the need arises. If anyone hears of/or needs something themselves, please reach out to Pastor Harry who will let the committee chair know and we will be in touch. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mimi Van Poole. Please note in the subject line: “Meal Ministry.”

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.

Call for “The Steeple Light” Articles

Please send in your submissions for “The Steeple Light” by Thursday, May 16th. Thank you!

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. From February 1st on, if you place an item in our Weekly Announcements, please give Alexandra the specific dates for the announcement to be posted. If there are no dates provided, the announcement will run for one week and then be dropped. Please, let's keep the Announcements timely.

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 Alexandra and to Leslie by late Wednesday mornings for inclusion in the message for the coming Thursday. Thanks!