Weekly Announcements for June 6, 2024

Schedule for the Coming Week at Resurrection Church

Saturday, June 8 — DC Pride Parade in Washington, D.C.

9:00 a.m. - Noon — Help decorate the D.C. Synod's parade float.
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. — DC Pride Parade - Join Pastor Harry in walking with the Metro D.C. Synod RIC (“Reconciling In Christ”) Team.

Sunday, June 9 - DC Pride Festival in Washington, D.C.

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. — Sunday School in the Parish Hall. Parents are invited to meet with Pastor Harry at 9:00 a.m. in Room 13 while the young people are in their lesson. Last day of Sunday School before summer break.
10:00 a.m. — Worship: Pastor Harold (Harry) Therwanger.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. — DC Pride Festival in Washington, D.C.

From 3:00 p.m. - Join Pastor Harry in welcoming visitors to the Metro D.C. Synod’s booth.

Sunday, June 16 - Celebration of our Graduates

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

If you have a graduate that you would like to be recognized with their name included in the bulletin, please email the church office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday, June 12.

Following the service we will celebrate our graduates by serving cake in the Parish Hall.

Rejoice with our Recent Graduates of a Recognized Educational Program

We want to Rejoice with our members and those who worship with us, anyone who has completed a recognized educational program. This would include graduates from Preschool, Elementary, Middle, High School, College, or Grad school.

On Sunday, June 16, we will celebrate our graduates during the Worship Service AND following the service we will have cake in the Parish Hall.

Join Pastor Harry for the DC Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8th

Pastor Harry will be walking with the D.C. Synod in the DC Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8th, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to join him at the parade. There are two other ways to participate. You can help decorate the D.C. Synod's parade float on June 8th or participate at the Synod’s booth during the Gay Pride festival on June 9th. You may view more information at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094BA8AB2CA5FB6-49158751-metro#/

Adult Christian Education Summer Options

animate faithJoin us every Sunday after service beginning on Sunday, June 23rd for the Animate Faith series. Pastor Harry will lead a thoughtful discussion that begins with a short video of a current Christian thinker and then conversation in response to the questions and prompts put forward by the video speaker. Adult Education will continue most Sundays this summer and also include a couple of special presentations. Watch for further info. If you plan to attend, sign up in the church Narthex so that we have an idea of how many people plan to attend and can order an accurate number of materials..


Coming Soon!

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.

Vacation Bible School for Grown Ups

Monday, August 19th through Friday, August 23rd in the evening, while the children are having their VBS, the adults are invited to read and discuss the Bible stories that the youth are sharing, from an adult perspective with Pastor. Please plan to arrive between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for a simple supper. Enjoy an opening devotion with the youth and then join the adult group as we ponder scripture.

The Passing of Dr. Emma Lou Diemer, Resurrection’s Organist from 1961-62

I just learned that Dr. Emma Lou Diemer died on June 2 in Santa Barbara, her home for decades. She was 96. Dr. Diemer was Resurrection’s organist 1961-62 while pursuing graduate studies at UMd. She was a prolific and respected composer at a time when women were seldom able to pursue a career in that field. The reversal of that situation today is due in no small part to Dr. Diemer’s pioneering influence.

Dr. Roy Guenther
Former Organist/Choirmaster, Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church 1969 to 2019
Professor Emeritus of Music and Executive Associate Dean Emeritus in the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences at the George Washington University (GWU)
Former Chairman of the Department of Music at GWU

Music at Resurrection

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, June 9

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, June 9 in conjunction with our regular worship service. In the coming weeks, June 23 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

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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.

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.

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!