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Schedule for the Coming Week at Resurrection Church

Sunday, April 7

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

Online Bible Study Thursdays

“Online Bible Study Thursdays” will be held weekly at 11:00 a.m. A group of RELC members and friends will meet online each week to discuss the upcoming Gospel Reading for the following Sunday. Due to the Easter holiday, the group won’t meet on Thursday, March 28th, or on Thursday, April 4th, but will resume on Thursday, April 11th. To join the group, email Gail Flatness or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tour the Holy Land with Pastor Harry and Never Leave Arlington

jerusalem from mount of olivesPlease join us on Wednesdays, on April 10th, April 17th and May 1st at 7:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor will share his slides, videos and experiences from his trip to the Holy Land in 2023. Come to see and hear about some of the places we know from the Bible.

 

 

 

Sunday, April 21 - Volunteer Opportunities Fair

Please stop by Resurrection Lutheran Church's “Volunteer Opportunities Fair” on Sunday, April 21st to check out the many varied ways in which you may share your talents to serve our church. We look forward to seeing you there!

Earth Month Creation Care Tips

April is Earth Month, a time to celebrate our planet and take actions to protect it. RELC will celebrate Earth Sunday on April 28 with a special presentation by EcoAction Arlington. To help us focus on caring for the Earth, the Creation Care Team will post weekly messages in the announcements about actions you can take to protect our natural resources.

Eco-Friendly Tip - Week One

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 27, 2024. This is a great reminder to always dispose of your prescription medications safely. Safeway stores now have convenient year-round drug disposal boxes at their in-store pharmacies where you can dispose of expired prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and pet medications. Leave them in their original bottles or put them in a plastic bag. In addition, Arlington County has several permanent disposal locations. Remember, you should never flush these items or put them in the trash!

Sunday, April 28 - Earth Sunday Program during Coffee Hour: Stormwater in Arlington and Protecting Water Quality

The RELC Creation Care Team invites you to attend an environmental education program presented by EcoAction Arlington focused on issues related to stormwater runoff in Arlington. You will learn about what our church and individual homeowners can do to reduce runoff and pollution of our local streams, the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake Bay. This event will provide details about the new Arlington County Stormwater Credit Program and opportunities to apply for voluntary credits to offset up to 35% of our Stormwater Utility bill. The event will include a child-friendly opportunity to engage with an Enviroscape model, which is an interactive watershed that demonstrates point and nonpoint source pollution. Please contact Monica Hirschberg with any questions.

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 with your suggestions for choral or musical groups that might be available to present a concert at Resurrection. Recently, Voix de Femmes, a women's vocal ensemble that sings pieces written by female composers as a good part of its repertoire as well as compositions written by men, was proposed by RELC member Franz Gimmler. Voix de Femmes will perform at RELC on Saturday, September 21st at 4:00 p.m. with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Voix de Femmes is based out of Laurel, Maryland.

Collection of Food Items for AFAC on Sunday, April 14

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, April 14 in conjunction with our regular worship service. In the coming weeks, April 28 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. Please note in the subject line: “Chrismons.” I will be providing several initial “kits” with all the supplies & instructions in the near future (once I find interested parties).

Chrismons Update

beginners 13To start our adventure into the art of making Chrismons, I have ordered two kits that will give us everything that we need to make a variety of the ornaments (see attached photo). The ornaments come in various sizes with all of the patterns/instructions and supplies to make them.

I will reach out with various dates for our first meeting to all of those who have shown an interest in helping to make Chrismons: perhaps an evening wine and cheese at the church’s lounge (did you know there was such a place?), at someone’s house (I’m happy to host), or after coffee hour one Sunday. If folks want to just take home the pattern and supplies to make one ornament, you are also welcome to do so. I expect to receive the kits within the next couple of weeks, so look for the first gathering to be held in early April. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and note “Chrismons” in the subject line, or text me at 703-625-7391.

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 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!

Schedule for the Coming Week at Resurrection Church

Sunday, March 31 - Easter Sunday

8:30 a.m. — Easter Breakfast Potluck in the Parish Hall.
10:00 a.m. — Worship: Pastor Harold (Harry) Therwanger.

The Great Three Days of Christian Liturgy

Dear Member or Friend of Resurrection Congregation,

Attached is a pamphlet created by one of our members to invite you and any others you may feel would be blessed to participate in The Great Three Days of Christian liturgy. This year, the dates are from March 28 through March 30. You can print the pamphlet yourself, or copies will be available in the church Narthex this Sunday and next Sunday for you to take.

As our Lenten journey approaches Holy Week, may we again be drawn in new and wonderful ways to the power of God's love in Christ at the Cross and the Empty Tomb! Blessed Lent, dear Church!

– Pastor Harry

pdfThe Three Days (2024)

Introducing Mr. Dale Heidebrecht, Church Administrator

We welcome Mr. Dale Heidebrecht as our new Church Administrator. Dale will be present in the Church Office from Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and support our shared ministry in a variety of ways. He will use the email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please stop by and welcome him to RELC.

Easter Breakfast

The Fellowship Committee is making plans for Easter Breakfast, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 31. The menu will be what is in keeping with Resurrection traditions – hot casseroles, breakfast breads or fruit dishes and beverages appropriate for breakfast. We plan to do this in the spirit of a congregation-wide potluck. Please begin to consider what you may bring to share before the Easter Service.

Online Bible Study Thursdays

“Online Bible Study Thursdays” will be held weekly at 11:00 a.m. A group of RELC members and friends will meet online each week to discuss the upcoming Gospel Reading for the following Sunday. Due to the Easter holiday, the group won’t meet on Thursday, March 28th, or on Thursday, April 4th, but will resume on Thursday, April 11th. To join the group, email Gail Flatness or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pastor Out of the Office: April 1st - 4th

Pastor Harry will be out of the office on Monday, April 1st through Thursday, April 4th. The pastors at Faith and Advent Lutheran churches are available in case of an emergency. Please contact the church office at RELC should you wish pastoral assistance. Thank you.

Tour the Holy Land with Pastor Harry and Never Leave Arlington

jerusalem from mount of olivesPlease join us on Wednesdays, on April 10th, April 17th and May 1st at 7:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor will share his slides, videos and experiences from his trip to the Holy Land in 2023. Come to see and hear about some of the places we know from the Bible.

 

 

 

April 28 - Earth Sunday Program during Coffee Hour: Stormwater in Arlington and Protecting Water Quality

The RELC Creation Care Team invites you to attend an environmental education program presented by EcoAction Arlington focused on issues related to stormwater runoff in Arlington. You will learn about what our church and individual homeowners can do to reduce runoff and pollution of our local streams, the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake Bay. This event will provide details about the new Arlington County Stormwater Credit Program and opportunities to apply for voluntary credits to offset up to 35% of our Stormwater Utility bill. The event will include a child-friendly opportunity to engage with an Enviroscape model, which is an interactive watershed that demonstrates point and nonpoint source pollution. Please contact Monica Hirschberg with any questions.

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.

Mandehah was founded in Madagascar by Henri Rabezanahary. Henri and his family emigrated from Madagascar to Arlington and Pastor Amy Sevimli received them into membership (probably in 2008). Steve Black has been working with Henri to identify sources of donations to support one of the programs that the non-profit is pursuing: to set up a dental health program in Madagascar using donated equipment from dental practices in the United States.

The mission of Mandehah is described on its website as follows:

Our organization's purpose is to free Madagascar of grinding poverty. "Mandehah" in Malagasy means, "going forward," or "moving to the right path." We seek to improve access to clean water, adequate nutrition, dental health, and immunizations against illness in rural Madagascar.

Between 2021-2025, our goal is to provide community water resources, vaccinations, screening for tropical diseases, and reduce the number of malnourished children from age 5 and under. We will begin a dental health program in 2023 with the help of an international partner. We will provide dental screenings and treatments."

Henri has established an LLC in the United States, Mandehah, LLC, to receive donations to support Mandehah's projects in Madagascar. The LLC received an IRS tax-exempt organization determination letter in January 2023. Steve has personally donated to Mandehah, LLC.

Steve Black nominated Mandehah, LLC as a possible recipient of donations received at the next Music at RELC program. The Social Ministry approved this nomination at its meeting on March 7 and supports this recommendation as a recipient of funds donated at the May 18th Carmina and Illuminare Concert.

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 with your suggestions for choral or musical groups that might be available to present a concert at Resurrection. Recently, Voix de Femmes, a women's vocal ensemble that sings pieces written by female composers as a good part of its repertoire as well as compositions written by men, was proposed by RELC member Franz Gimmler. Voix de Femmes will perform at RELC on Saturday, September 21st at 4:00 p.m. with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Voix de Femmes is based out of Laurel, Maryland.

Collection of Food Items for AFAC on Sunday, March 31

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, March 31 (Easter Sunday) in conjunction with our regular worship service. In the coming weeks, April 14 and April 28 will also be AFAC Sundays.

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. Please note in the subject line: “Chrismons.” I will be providing several initial “kits” with all the supplies & instructions in the near future (once I find interested parties).

Chrismons Update

beginners 13To start our adventure into the art of making Chrismons, I have ordered two kits that will give us everything that we need to make a variety of the ornaments (see attached photo). The ornaments come in various sizes with all of the patterns/instructions and supplies to make them.

I will reach out with various dates for our first meeting to all of those who have shown an interest in helping to make Chrismons: perhaps an evening wine and cheese at the church’s lounge (did you know there was such a place?), at someone’s house (I’m happy to host), or after coffee hour one Sunday. If folks want to just take home the pattern and supplies to make one ornament, you are also welcome to do so. I expect to receive the kits within the next couple of weeks, so look for the first gathering to be held in early April. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and note “Chrismons” in the subject line, or text me at 703-625-7391.

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 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!

Schedule for the Coming Week at Resurrection Church

Sunday, March 24

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

Easter Flowers 2024

Suggested donation $20.

Please return a donation form (available with the Sunday bulletin and also below) in the offering plate or to the church office by Sunday, March 24. Please make checks payable to Resurrection Lutheran Church. Flowers are available to be taken home after the service.

pdfEaster Flowers Order for 2024 (PDF)

The Great Three Days of Christian Liturgy

Dear Member or Friend of Resurrection Congregation,

Attached is a pamphlet created by one of our members to invite you and any others you may feel would be blessed to participate in The Great Three Days of Christian liturgy. This year, the dates are from March 28 through March 30. You can print the pamphlet yourself, or copies will be available in the church Narthex this Sunday and next Sunday for you to take.

As our Lenten journey approaches Holy Week, may we again be drawn in new and wonderful ways to the power of God's love in Christ at the Cross and the Empty Tomb! Blessed Lent, dear Church!

– Pastor Harry

pdfThe Three Days (2024)

Introducing Mr. Dale Heidebrecht, Church Administrator

We welcome Mr. Dale Heidebrecht as our new Church Administrator. Dale will be present in the Church Office from Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and support our shared ministry in a variety of ways. He will use the email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please stop by and welcome him to RELC.

Online Bible Study Thursdays

“Online Bible Study Thursdays” will be held weekly at 11:00 a.m. A group of RELC members and friends will meet online each week to discuss the upcoming Gospel Reading for the following Sunday. Due to the Easter holiday, the group won’t meet on Thursday, March 28th, or on Thursday, April 4th, but will resume on Thursday, April 11th. To join the group, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lent Madness

The annual Lent Madness bracket began February 15. It is a fun way to learn about 32 saints. Download the free scorecard from the Lent Madness website:

April 28 - Earth Sunday Presentation during Coffee Hour: Stormwater in Arlington and Protecting Water Quality

The RELC Creation Care Team invites you to attend an environmental education program presented by EcoAction Arlington focused on issues related to stormwater runoff in Arlington. You will learn about what our church and individual homeowners can do to reduce runoff and pollution of our local streams, the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake Bay. This event will include details about the new Arlington County Stormwater Credit Program and opportunities to apply for voluntary credits to offset up to 35% of our Stormwater Utility bill. Please contact Monica Hirschberg with any questions.

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

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.

Mandehah was founded in Madagascar by Henri Rabezanahary. Henri and his family emigrated from Madagascar to Arlington and Pastor Amy Sevimli received them into membership (probably in 2008). Steve Black has been working with Henri to identify sources of donations to support one of the programs that the non-profit is pursuing: to set up a dental health program in Madagascar using donated equipment from dental practices in the United States.

The mission of Mandehah is described on its website as follows:

"Our organization's purpose is to free Madagascar of grinding poverty. "Mandehah" in Malagasy means, "going forward," or "moving to the right path." We seek to improve access to clean water, adequate nutrition, dental health, and immunizations against illness in rural Madagascar.

Between 2021-2025, our goal is to provide community water resources, vaccinations, screening for tropical diseases, and reduce the number of malnourished children from age 5 and under. We will begin a dental health program in 2023 with the help of an international partner. We will provide dental screenings and treatments."

Henri has established an LLC in the United States, Mandehah, LLC, to receive donations to support Mandehah's projects in Madagascar. The LLC received an IRS tax-exempt organization determination letter in January 2023. Steve has personally donated to Mandehah, LLC.

Steve Black nominated Mandehah, LLC as a possible recipient of donations received at the next Music at RELC program. The Social Ministry approved this nomination at its meeting on March 7 and supports this recommendation as a recipient of funds donated at the May 18th Carmina and Illuminare Concert.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with your suggestions for choral or musical groups that might be available to present a concert at Resurrection.

Recently, Voix de Femmes, a women's vocal ensemble that sings pieces written by female composers as a good part of its repertoire as well as compositions written by men, was proposed by RELC member Franz Gimmler to perform at RELC, potentially for a date in September that is to be confirmed. "Voix de Femmes" is based out of Laurel, Maryland.

Collection of Food Items for AFAC on Sunday, March 31

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, March 31 (Easter Sunday) in conjunction with our regular worship service. In the coming weeks, April 14 and April 28 will also be AFAC Sundays.

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. Please note in the subject line: “Chrismons.” I will be providing several initial “kits” with all the supplies & instructions in the near future (once I find interested parties).

Chrismons Update

beginners 13To start our adventure into the art of making Chrismons, I have ordered two kits that will give us everything that we need to make a variety of the ornaments (see attached photo). The ornaments come in various sizes with all of the patterns/instructions and supplies to make them.

I will reach out with various dates for our first meeting to all of those who have shown an interest in helping to make Chrismons: perhaps an evening wine and cheese at the church’s lounge (did you know there was such a place?), at someone’s house (I’m happy to host), or after coffee hour one Sunday. If folks want to just take home the pattern and supplies to make one ornament, you are also welcome to do so. I expect to receive the kits within the next couple of weeks, so look for the first gathering to be held in early April. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and note “Chrismons” in the subject line, or text me at 703-625-7391.

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 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!

Schedule for the Coming Week at Resurrection Church

Sunday, March 17

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

Communion Class: Sundays on March 17

Pastor Harry will lead a Communion Class for grade school aged young people and any parent or guardian during the Sunday School hour, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on March 17. Sunday School will continue as usual for other students. Please let Pastor Harry or Ms. Angie know if you have an interested student who would like to participate.

The Great Three Days of Christian Liturgy

Dear Member or Friend of Resurrection Congregation,

Attached is a pamphlet created by one of our members to invite you and any others you may feel would be blessed to participate in The Great Three Days of Christian liturgy. This year, the dates are from March 28 through March 30. You can print the pamphlet yourself, or copies will be available in the church Narthex this Sunday and next Sunday for you to take.

As our Lenten journey approaches Holy Week, may we again be drawn in new and wonderful ways to the power of God's love in Christ at the Cross and the Empty Tomb! Blessed Lent, dear Church!

– Pastor Harry

pdfThe Three Days (2024)

Introducing Mr. Dale Heidebrecht, Church Administrator

We welcome Mr. Dale Heidebrecht as our new Church Administrator. Dale will be present in the Church Office from Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and support our shared ministry in a variety of ways. He will use the email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Online Bible Study Thursdays

“Online Bible Study Thursdays” will be held weekly at 11:00 a.m. A group of RELC members and friends will meet online each week to discuss the upcoming Gospel Reading for the following Sunday. To join the group, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday Lenten Suppers: March 20

6:00 p.m. — Supper.
6:30 p.m. — Program: "Wandering Heart -- Figuring Out Faith with Peter."
7:00 p.m. — Evening Prayer.

D.C. Synod March 2024 Update

RELC is part of the Metro DC Synod of the ELCA. Follow the link to learn a bit more about the work we do in partnership with other ELCA congregations in the area. It is the Synod March update.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wwjYvL_gbWdVfY4V-5UtbP28tfpZ8qYF/view?usp=sharing

Wednesday Lenten Suppers

Lenten Suppers: Every Wednesday during Lent: March 20 (except for Ash Wednesday and Holy Week), Resurrection will hold Midweek services, preceded by a Lenten Supper in the Parish Hall. Please see the schedule below:

Supper at 6:00 p.m.
Program at 6:30 p.m. It will be a series called, "Wandering Heart -- Figuring Out Faith with Peter."
Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for soup, bread and dessert, and fellowship. In addition, there is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for our members to volunteer to bring food for one (or more) of the Suppers. Please help as you can.

Lent Madness

The annual Lent Madness bracket began February 15. It is a fun way to learn about 32 saints. Download the free scorecard from the Lent Madness website:

Save the Date - LWR Quilt Tie - March 16, 9:00 a.m. - noon in the Parish Hall
LWR Quilt Tie-In Event:

Join us on Saturday, March 16 in the Parish Hall anytime from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to celebrate National Quilt Day!

Attendees do not need to know how to quilt; you only need to know how to tie a secure knot. Those feeling more adventurous can help cut, lay out, and/or pin and/or sew a quilt. All materials will be provided.

Easter Flowers 2024

Suggested donation $20.

Please return a donation form (available with the Sunday bulletin and also below) in the offering plate or to the church office by Sunday, March 24. Please make checks payable to Resurrection Lutheran Church. Flowers are available to be taken home after the service.

pdfEaster Flowers Order for 2024 (PDF)

April 28 - Earth Sunday Presentation during Coffee Hour: Stormwater in Arlington and Protecting Water Quality

The RELC Creation Care Team invites you to attend an environmental education program presented by EcoAction Arlington focused on issues related to stormwater runoff in Arlington. You will learn about what our church and individual homeowners can do to reduce runoff and pollution of our local streams, the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake Bay. This event will include details about the new Arlington County Stormwater Credit Program and opportunities to apply for voluntary credits to offset up to 35% of our Stormwater Utility bill. Please contact Monica Hirschberg with any questions.

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

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.

Mandehah was founded in Madagascar by Henri Rabezanahary. Henri and his family emigrated from Madagascar to Arlington and Pastor Amy Sevimli received them into membership (probably in 2008). Steve Black has been working with Henri to identify sources of donations to support one of the programs that the non-profit is pursuing: to set up a dental health program in Madagascar using donated equipment from dental practices in the United States.

The mission of Mandehah is described on its website as follows:

"Our organization's purpose is to free Madagascar of grinding poverty. "Mandehah" in Malagasy means, "going forward," or "moving to the right path." We seek to improve access to clean water, adequate nutrition, dental health, and immunizations against illness in rural Madagascar.

Between 2021-2025, our goal is to provide community water resources, vaccinations, screening for tropical diseases, and reduce the number of malnourished children from age 5 and under. We will begin a dental health program in 2023 with the help of an international partner. We will provide dental screenings and treatments."

Henri has established an LLC in the United States, Mandehah, LLC, to receive donations to support Mandehah's projects in Madagascar. The LLC received an IRS tax-exempt organization determination letter in January 2023. Steve has personally donated to Mandehah, LLC.

Steve Black nominated Mandehah, LLC as a possible recipient of donations received at the next Music at RELC program. The Social Ministry approved this nomination at its meeting on March 7 and supports this recommendation as a recipient of funds donated at the May 18th Carmina and Illuminare Concert.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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, March 17

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, March 17, in conjunction with our regular worship service. In the coming weeks, March 31 (Easter Sunday) 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. Please note in the subject line: “Chrismons”. I will be providing several initial “kits” with all the supplies & instructions in the near future (once I find interested parties).

Chrismons Update

beginners 13To start our adventure into the art of making Chrismons, I have ordered two kits that will give us everything that we need to make a variety of the ornaments (see attached photos). The ornaments come in various sizes with all of the patterns/instructions and supplies to make them.

I will reach out with various dates for our first meeting to all of those who have shown an interest in helping to make Chrismons: perhaps an evening wine and cheese at the church’s lounge (did you know there was such a place?), at someone’s house (I’m happy to host), or after coffee hour one Sunday. If folks want to just take home the pattern and supplies to make one ornament, you are also welcome to do so. I expect to receive the kits within the next couple of weeks, so look for the first gathering to be held in early April. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and note “Chrismons” in the subject line, or text me at 703-625-7391.

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 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!

Schedule for the Coming Week at Resurrection Church

Sunday, March 10

Please note: Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday morning. Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour!

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

Communion Class: Sundays on March 10 and 17

Pastor Harry will lead a Communion Class for grade school aged young people and any parent or guardian during the Sunday School hour, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on March 10 and 17. Sunday School will continue as usual for other students. Please let Pastor Harry or Ms. Angie know if you have an interested student who would like to participate.

Online Bible Study Thursdays

“Online Bible Study Thursdays” will be held weekly at 11:00 a.m. A group of RELC members and friends will meet online each week to discuss the upcoming Gospel Reading for the following Sunday. To join the group, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday Lenten Suppers: March 13 and March 20

6:00 p.m. — Supper.
6:30 p.m. — Program: "Wandering Heart -- Figuring Out Faith with Peter."
7:00 p.m. — Evening Prayer.

D.C. Synod February 2024 Update

RELC is part of the Metro DC Synod of the ELCA. Follow the link to learn a bit more about the work we do in partnership with other ELCA congregations in the area. It is the Synod March update.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wwjYvL_gbWdVfY4V-5UtbP28tfpZ8qYF/view?usp=sharing

Wednesday Lenten Suppers

Lenten Suppers: Every Wednesday during Lent: March 13 and March 20 (except for Ash Wednesday and Holy Week), Resurrection will hold Midweek services, preceded by a Lenten Supper in the Parish Hall. Please see the schedule below:

Supper at 6:00 p.m.
Program at 6:30 p.m. It will be a series called, "Wandering Heart -- Figuring Out Faith with Peter."
Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for soup, bread and dessert, and fellowship. In addition, there is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for our members to volunteer to bring food for one (or more) of the Suppers. Please help as you can.

Lent Madness

The annual Lent Madness bracket began February 15. It is a fun way to learn about 32 saints. Download the free scorecard from the Lent Madness website:

Save the Date - LWR Quilt Tie - March 16, 9:00 a.m. - noon in the Parish Hall
LWR Quilt Tie-In Event:

Join us on Saturday, March 16 in the Parish Hall anytime from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to celebrate National Quilt Day!

Attendees do not need to know how to quilt; you only need to know how to tie a secure knot. Those feeling more adventurous can help cut, lay out, and/or pin and/or sew a quilt. All materials will be provided.

Easter Flowers 2024

Suggested donation $20.

Please return a donation form (available with the Sunday bulletin and also below) in the offering plate or to the church office by Sunday, March 24. Please make checks payable to Resurrection Lutheran Church. Flowers are available to be taken home after the service.

pdfEaster Flowers Order for 2024 (PDF)

April 28 - Earth Sunday Presentation during Coffee Hour: Stormwater in Arlington and Protecting Water Quality

The RELC Creation Care Team invites you to attend an environmental education program presented by EcoAction Arlington focused on issues related to stormwater runoff in Arlington. You will learn about what our church and individual homeowners can do to reduce runoff and pollution of our local streams, the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake Bay. This event will include details about the new Arlington County Stormwater Credit Program and opportunities to apply for voluntary credits to offset up to 35% of our Stormwater Utility bill. Please contact Monica Hirschberg with any questions.

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

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

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., either in church or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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, March 17

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, March 17, in conjunction with our regular worship service. In the coming weeks, March 31 (Easter Sunday) 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. Please note in the subject line: “Chrismons”. I will be providing several initial “kits” with all the supplies & instructions in the near future (once I find interested parties).

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 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.

Schedule for the Coming Week at Resurrection Church

Sunday, March 3

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

Communion Class: Sundays on March 3, 10 and 17

Pastor Harry will lead a Communion Class for grade school aged young people and any parent or guardian during the Sunday School hour, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on March 3, 10 and 17. Sunday School will continue as usual for other students. Please let Pastor Harry or Ms. Angie know if you have an interested student who would like to participate.

Online Bible Study Thursdays

“Online Bible Study Thursdays” will be held weekly at 11:00 a.m. A group of RELC members and friends will meet online each week to discuss the upcoming Gospel Reading for the following Sunday. To join the group, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday Lenten Suppers: March 6, March 13, and March 20

6:00 p.m. — Supper.
6:30 p.m. — Program: "Wandering Heart -- Figuring Out Faith with Peter."
7:00 p.m. — Evening Prayer.

D.C. Synod February 2024 Update

RELC is part of the Metro DC Synod of the ELCA. Follow the link to learn a bit more about the work we do in partnership with other ELCA congregations in the area. It is the Synod February update.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wwjYvL_gbWdVfY4V-5UtbP28tfpZ8qYF/view?usp=sharing

Wednesday Lenten Suppers

Lenten Suppers: Every Wednesday during Lent: March 6, March 13, and March 20 (except for Ash Wednesday and Holy Week), Resurrection will hold Midweek services, preceded by a Lenten Supper in the Parish Hall. Please see the schedule below:

Supper at 6:00 p.m.
Program at 6:30 p.m. It will be a series called, "Wandering Heart -- Figuring Out Faith with Peter."
Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for soup, bread and dessert, and fellowship. In addition, there is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for our members to volunteer to bring food for one (or more) of the Suppers. Please help as you can.

Lent Madness

The annual Lent Madness bracket began February 15. It is a fun way to learn about 32 saints. Download the free scorecard from the Lent Madness website:

Save the Date - LWR Quilt Tie - March 16, 9:00 a.m. - noon in the Parish Hall
LWR Quilt Tie-In Event:

Join us on Saturday, March 16 in the Parish Hall anytime from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to celebrate National Quilt Day!

Attendees do not need to know how to quilt; you only need to know how to tie a secure knot. Those feeling more adventurous can help cut, lay out, and/or pin and/or sew a quilt. All materials will be provided.

Easter Flowers 2024

Suggested donation $20.

Please return a donation form (available with the Sunday bulletin and also below) in the offering plate or to the church office by Sunday, March 24. Please make checks payable to Resurrection Lutheran Church. Flowers are available to be taken home after the service.

pdfEaster Flowers Order for 2024 (PDF)

April 28 - Earth Sunday Presentation during Coffee Hour: Stormwater in Arlington and Protecting Water Quality

The RELC Creation Care Team invites you to attend an environmental education program presented by EcoAction Arlington focused on issues related to stormwater runoff in Arlington. You will learn about what our church and individual homeowners can do to reduce runoff and pollution of our local streams, the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake Bay. This event will include details about the new Arlington County Stormwater Credit Program and opportunities to apply for voluntary credits to offset up to 35% of our Stormwater Utility bill. Please contact Monica Hirschberg with any questions.

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

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

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., either in church or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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, March 3

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, March 3, in conjunction with our regular worship service. In the coming weeks, March 3, March 17 and March 31 (Easter Sunday) will also be AFAC Sundays.

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 Vanpoole. Please note in the subject line: “Chrismons”. I will be providing several initial “kits” with all the supplies & instructions in the near future (once I find interested parties).

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 Vanpoole. 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 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.

Schedule for the Coming Week at Resurrection Church

Sunday, February 25

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

Helping Hands Update from National Capital Treatment and Recovery.

Communion Class: Sundays on March 3, 10 and 17

Pastor Harry will lead a Communion Class for grade school aged young people and any parent or guardian during the Sunday School hour, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on March 3, 10 and 17. Sunday School will continue as usual for other students. Please let Pastor Harry or Ms. Angie know if you have an interested student who would like to participate.

Online Bible Study Thursdays

“Online Bible Study Thursdays” will be held weekly at 11:00 a.m. A group of RELC members and friends will meet online each week to discuss the upcoming Gospel Reading for the following Sunday. To join the group, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday Lenten Suppers:
February 28, March 6, March 13, and March 20

6:00 p.m. — Supper.
6:30 p.m. — Program: "Wandering Heart -- Figuring Out Faith with Peter."
7:00 p.m. — Evening Prayer.

Visitation and Funeral Service on Wednesday, February 28th for RELC member Jake Jacobson

Longtime RELC member, Jake Jacobson, passed away last week. The visitation and funeral service will be on February 28th at:

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
605 West Market Street
Leesburg, Virginia

Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. and the service will begin at 2:00 p.m.

D.C. Synod February 2024 Update

RELC is part of the Metro DC Synod of the ELCA. Follow the link to learn a bit more about the work we do in partnership with other ELCA congregations in the area. It is the Synod February update.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x2p7uJSD3bnSzE29oPTKbcgCAh34Q5A_/view?usp=sharing

Helping Hands Organization Update: National Capital Treatment and Recovery

Debby Taylor, president and CEO of National Capital Treatment and Recovery, will give a short talk about her organization’s work helping those suffering with substance abuse problems. RELC supports this work through our Benevolence budget. Please plan to stay a few minutes after the service to hear Debby’s short presentation on this important issue. She will also join us at the Coffee Hour and will be happy to answer your questions.

Wednesday Lenten Suppers

Lenten Suppers: Every Wednesday during Lent: February 28, March 6, March 13, and March 20 (except for Ash Wednesday and Holy Week), Resurrection will hold Midweek services, preceded by a Lenten Supper in the Parish Hall. Please see the schedule below:

Supper at 6:00 p.m.
Program at 6:30 p.m. It will be a series called, "Wandering Heart -- Figuring Out Faith with Peter."
Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for soup, bread and dessert, and fellowship. In addition, there is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for our members to volunteer to bring food for one (or more) of the Suppers. Please help as you can.

Lent Madness

The annual Lent Madness bracket began February 15. It is a fun way to learn about 32 saints. Download the free scorecard from the Lent Madness website:

Save the Date - LWR Quilt Tie - March 16, 9:00 a.m. - noon in the Parish Hall
LWR Quilt Tie-In Event:

Join us on Saturday, March 16 in the Parish Hall anytime from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to celebrate National Quilt Day!

Attendees do not need to know how to quilt; you only need to know how to tie a secure knot. Those feeling more adventurous can help cut, lay out, and/or pin and/or sew a quilt. All materials will be provided.

Easter Flowers 2024

Suggested donation $20.

Please return a donation form (available with the Sunday bulletin and also below) in the offering plate or to the church office by Sunday, March 24. Please make checks payable to Resurrection Lutheran Church. Flowers are available to be taken home after the service.

pdfEaster Flowers Order for 2024 (PDF)

April 28 - Earth Sunday Presentation during Coffee Hour: Stormwater in Arlington and Protecting Water Quality

The RELC Creation Care Team invites you to attend an environmental education program presented by EcoAction Arlington focused on issues related to stormwater runoff in Arlington. You will learn about what our church and individual homeowners can do to reduce runoff and pollution of our local streams, the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake Bay. This event will include details about the new Arlington County Stormwater Credit Program and opportunities to apply for voluntary credits to offset up to 35% of our Stormwater Utility bill. Please contact Monica Hirschberg with any questions.

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

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

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., either in church or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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, March 3

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, March 3, in conjunction with our regular worship service. In the coming weeks, March 3, March 17 and March 31 (Easter Sunday) will also be AFAC Sundays.

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 Vanpoole. Please note in the subject line: “Chrismons”. I will be providing several initial “kits” with all the supplies & instructions in the near future (once I find interested parties).

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 Vanpoole. 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 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.

Schedule for the Coming Week at Resurrection Church

Sunday, February 18

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

Wednesday Lenten Suppers:
February 21, February 28, March 6, March 13, and March 20

6:00 p.m. — Supper.
6:30 p.m. — Program: "Wandering Heart -- Figuring Out Faith with Peter."
7:00 p.m. — Evening Prayer.

Visitation and Funeral Service on Wednesday, February 28th for RELC member Jake Jacobson

Longtime RELC member, Jake Jacobson, passed away this week. The visitation and funeral service will be on February 28th at:

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
605 West Market Street
Leesburg, Virginia

Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. and the service will begin at 2:00 p.m.

D.C. Synod February 2024 Update

RELC is part of the Metro DC Synod of the ELCA. Follow the link to learn a bit more about the work we do in partnership with other ELCA congregations in the area. It is the Synod February update.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x2p7uJSD3bnSzE29oPTKbcgCAh34Q5A_/view?usp=sharing

Wednesday Lenten Suppers

Lenten Suppers: Every Wednesday during Lent: February 21, February 28, March 6, March 13, and March 20 (except for Ash Wednesday and Holy Week), Resurrection will hold Midweek services, preceded by a Lenten Supper in the Parish Hall. Please see the schedule below:

Supper at 6:00 p.m.
Program at 6:30 p.m. It will be a series called, "Wandering Heart -- Figuring Out Faith with Peter."
Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for soup, bread and dessert, and fellowship. In addition, there is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for our members to volunteer to bring food for one (or more) of the Suppers. Please help as you can.

Lent Madness

The annual Lent Madness bracket begins February 15. It is a fun way to learn about 32 saints. Download the free scorecard from the Lent Madness website:

Save the Date - LWR Quilt Tie - March 16, 9:00 a.m. - noon in the Parish Hall
LWR Quilt Tie-In Event:

Join us on Saturday, March 16 in the Parish Hall anytime from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to celebrate National Quilt Day!

Attendees do not need to know how to quilt; you only need to know how to tie a secure knot. Those feeling more adventurous can help cut, lay out, and/or pin and/or sew a quilt. All materials will be provided.

April 28 - Earth Sunday Presentation during Coffee Hour: Stormwater in Arlington and Protecting Water Quality

The RELC Creation Care Team invites you to attend an environmental education program presented by EcoAction Arlington focused on issues related to stormwater runoff in Arlington. You will learn about what our church and individual homeowners can do to reduce runoff and pollution of our local streams, the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake Bay. This event will include details about the new Arlington County Stormwater Credit Program and opportunities to apply for voluntary credits to offset up to 35% of our Stormwater Utility bill. Please contact Monica Hirschberg with any questions.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., either in church or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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, February 18

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, February 18, in conjunction with our regular worship service. In the coming weeks, March 3, March 17 and March 31 (Easter Sunday) will also be AFAC Sundays.

Job Announcement:
Church Administrator

RELC launched a search for its newly created position of Church Administrator on Monday, January 15th, when Pastor Harry signed a dozen letters to neighborhood churches, seeking candidates from among our local Christian community. Copies of the announcement can be found in the Narthex. The job announcement is being posted on several regional Job Listing sites.

The job announcement is currently posted on our RELC website at https://www.relcarlington.org/jobs.

Please reach out to any of your friends and neighbors who may qualify for the job and be interested in it. It would be wonderful if we could consider for the position persons that are already part of our local faith community and have a heart for the ministry.

You may know someone who would see the opportunities and benefits of working within that culture of Christian service. The position is paid and could be up to full time.

Thank you.

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 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.

Schedule for the Coming Week at Resurrection Church

Sunday, February 11

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. — Sunday School in the Parish Hall. We will have a run through for the Shrove Tuesday Talent Show.
10:00 a.m. — Worship: Pastor Harold (Harry) Therwanger

Please note: This "Souper Bowl Sunday," there will be soup available for purchase after the service.

Tuesday, February 13

6:00 p.m. — Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.

Wednesday, February 14

Ash Wednesday Schedule:

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m."ASHES TO GO" at East Falls Church Metro Station.
11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. — Worship Service in Church: Pastor Harold (Harry) Therwanger.

Sunday, February 18

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

Wednesday Lenten Suppers:
February 21, February 28, March 6, March 13, and March 20

6:00 p.m. — Supper.
6:30 p.m. — Program: "Wandering Heart -- Figuring Out Faith with Peter."
7:00 p.m. — Evening Prayer.

D.C. Synod February 2024 Update

RELC is part of the Metro DC Synod of the ELCA. Follow the link to learn a bit more about the work we do in partnership with other ELCA congregations in the area. It is the Synod February update.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x2p7uJSD3bnSzE29oPTKbcgCAh34Q5A_/view?usp=sharing

The Pancake Supper for Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras: Tuesday, February 13th, and Wednesday Lenten Suppers

Resurrection’s Pancake Supper for Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, will be held on Tuesday, February 13th. Fellowship Chair Tom Mugavero will organize the festive event. There will be no sign up sheet for contributions to the Pancake Supper since Tom will provide the supplies for it.

Pancake Supper: On Shrove Tuesday (February 13), Resurrection will reinstate the traditional Pancake Supper. Please join us at 6:00 p.m. for pancakes, sausage, and fruit as we clear out the pantry and prepare for Lent.

Lenten Suppers: Every Wednesday during Lent: February 21, February 28, March 6, March 13, and March 20 (except for Ash Wednesday and Holy Week), Resurrection will hold Midweek services, preceded by a Lenten Supper in the Parish Hall. Please see the schedule below:

Supper at 6:00 p.m.
Program at 6:30 p.m. It will be a series called, "Wandering Heart -- Figuring Out Faith with Peter."
Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for soup, bread and dessert, and fellowship. In addition, there is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for our members to volunteer to bring food for one (or more) of the Suppers. Please help as you can.

You always let your light shine, but on Shrove Tuesday, let your TALENT shine! Please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR sign up in the Narthex.

For all interested kids, we will have a run through during Sunday school on Sunday, February 11.

Lent Madness

The annual Lent Madness bracket begins next Thursday, February 15. It is a fun way to learn about 32 saints. Download the free scorecard from the Lent Madness website:

Save the Date - LWR Quilt Tie - March 16, 9:00 a.m. - noon in the Parish Hall
LWR Quilt Tie-In Event:

Join us on March 16 in the Parish Hall anytime from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to celebrate National Quilt Day!

Attendees do not need to know how to quilt; you only need to know how to tie a secure knot. Those feeling more adventurous can help cut, lay out, and/or pin and/or sew a quilt. All materials will be provided.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., either in church or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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, February 18

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, February 18, in conjunction with our regular worship service. In the coming weeks, March 3, March 17 and March 31 (Easter Sunday) will also be AFAC Sundays.

Job Announcement:
Church Administrator

RELC launched a search for its newly created position of Church Administrator on Monday, January 15th, when Pastor Harry signed a dozen letters to neighborhood churches, seeking candidates from among our local Christian community. Copies of the announcement can be found in the Narthex. The job announcement is being posted on several regional Job Listing sites.

The job announcement is currently posted on our RELC website at https://www.relcarlington.org/jobs.

Please reach out to any of your friends and neighbors who may qualify for the job and be interested in it. It would be wonderful if we could consider for the position persons that are already part of our local faith community and have a heart for the ministry.

You may know someone who would see the opportunities and benefits of working within that culture of Christian service. The position is paid and could be up to full time.

Thank you.

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 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.

Schedule for the Coming Week at Resurrection Church

Sunday, February 4

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

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC, in conjunction with our regular worship service.

Sunday, February 11

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. — Sunday School in the Parish Hall. We will have a run through for the Shrove Tuesday Talent Show.
10:00 a.m. — Worship: Pastor Harold (Harry) Therwanger

Tuesday, February 13

6:00 p.m. — Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.

Wednesday, February 14

Ash Wednesday Schedule:

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. — "ASHES TO GO" at East Falls Church Metro Station.
11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. — Worship Service in Church: Pastor Harold (Harry) Therwanger.

Sunday, February 18

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

Wednesday Lenten Suppers:
February 21, February 28, March 6, March 13, and March 20

6:00 p.m. — Supper.
6:30 p.m. — Program: "Wandering Heart -- Figuring Out Faith with Peter."
7:00 p.m. — Evening Prayer.

D.C. Synod February 2024 Update

RELC is part of the Metro DC Synod of the ELCA. Follow the link to learn a bit more about the work we do in partnership with other ELCA congregations in the area. It is the Synod February update.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x2p7uJSD3bnSzE29oPTKbcgCAh34Q5A_/view?usp=sharing

February 1, 2024 - RELC Adult Bible Study Survey

One of our shared values is Christian Education for all ages. In an effort to offer discussion, study and the nurture of our adult faith, Pastor Harry would like to know the best time(s) when you would be able and willing to join a group study with some of your fellow RELC family.

Below is a very simple survey that was available in church last Sunday; a printable copy is also attached below. If you did not have a chance to respond, please print it out, mark it and leave it with an usher this coming Sunday. Thanks for your input. We envision our congregation as a dynamic, informed community of believers.

pdfRELC Bible Study Survey (PDF)


SURVEY: ADULT EDUCATION

Please choose no more than two responses.

  1. I would attend Adult Bible Study if it were held:
    • Sunday, before church, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, after church, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (ONLINE)
    • Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (IN PERSON)
  1. Are you interested in studying any specific Bible books or current topics?

The Pancake Supper for Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras: Tuesday, February 13th, and Wednesday Lenten Suppers

Resurrection’s Pancake Supper for Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, will be held on Tuesday, February 13th. Fellowship Chair Tom Mugavero will organize the festive event. There will be no sign up sheet for contributions to the Pancake Supper since Tom will provide the supplies for it.

Pancake Supper: On Shrove Tuesday (February 13), Resurrection will reinstate the traditional Pancake Supper. Please join us at 6:00 p.m. for pancakes, sausage, and fruit as we clear out the pantry and prepare for Lent.

Lenten Suppers: Every Wednesday during Lent: February 21, February 28, March 6, March 13, and March 20 (except for Ash Wednesday and Holy Week), Resurrection will hold Midweek services, preceded by a Lenten Supper in the Parish Hall. Please see the schedule below:

Supper at 6:00 p.m.
Program at 6:30 p.m. It will be a series called, "Wandering Heart -- Figuring Out Faith with Peter."
Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for soup, bread and dessert, and fellowship. In addition, there is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for our members to volunteer to bring food for one (or more) of the Suppers. Please help as you can.

You always let your light shine, but on Shrove Tuesday, let your TALENT shine! Please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR sign up in the Narthex.

For all interested kids, we will have a run through during Sunday school on Sunday, February 11.

Save the Date - LWR Quilt Tie - March 16, 9:00 a.m. - noon in the Parish Hall
LWR Quilt Tie-In Event:

Join us on March 16 in the Parish Hall anytime from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to celebrate National Quilt Day!

Attendees do not need to know how to quilt; you only need to know how to tie a secure knot. Those feeling more adventurous can help cut, lay out, and/or pin and/or sew a quilt. All materials will be provided.

Collection of Food Items for AFAC on Sunday, February 4

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, February 4, in conjunction with our regular worship service. In the coming weeks, February 18 will also be an AFAC Sunday..

Job Announcement:
Church Administrator

RELC launched a search for its newly created position of Church Administrator on Monday, January 15th, when Pastor Harry signed a dozen letters to neighborhood churches, seeking candidates from among our local Christian community. Copies of the announcement can be found in the Narthex. The job announcement is being posted on several regional Job Listing sites.

The job announcement is currently posted on our RELC website at https://www.relcarlington.org/jobs.

Please reach out to any of your friends and neighbors who may qualify for the job and be interested in it. It would be wonderful if we could consider for the position persons that are already part of our local faith community and have a heart for the ministry.

You may know someone who would see the opportunities and benefits of working within that culture of Christian service. The position is paid and could be up to full time.

Thank you.

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 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.

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