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Current Routine for Worship Indoors

We continue our worship indoors this Sunday at 9:30. To alleviate any concerns and to help prepare you for your return, here is what you can expect:

First, out of loving concern for young children and others not yet able to be vaccinated, we ask that ALL worshipers wear facial masks. Secondly, we will maintain physical distancing, erring on the side of caution. These two basic practices serve as the foundation for safety and guide all other practices.

Upon arrival: kindly find your seats promptly on arrival to avoid congregating in the narthex. Every other pew will be available for seating. Please do not try to sit in pews taped off. Ushers will be available to assist you with seating options.

Offering: your offerings will not be collected. However, offering plates located near the front of the church are available for your use. When you come forward for communion, you may place your offering in one of the plates on stands near the chancel.

Communion: Holy Communion will be offered in both kinds, with bread being dropped into your hands, palms facing up, and wine administered from a pouring chalice into a container you bring from home. Intinction, dipping bread into the cup, is not permitted for reasons of hygiene. Communion will be continuous, with worshipers forming one line in the center aisle to receive both bread and wine at the direction of ushers. One side of the church will commune first, and then we’ll move to communing the other side. Return to your seats via the side aisles closest to you.

Upon Departure: kindly leave the nave promptly at the direction of ushers and avoid once again congregating in the narthex. If you wish to remain on church grounds for conversation, and we hope you do, please adjourn to the fellowship hall downstairs or outdoors beyond the Washington Blvd. entrance.

Misc. Considerations: Automatic hand sanitizer dispensers on stands are available for your use in several locations in the church building. If you forget your face mask, we have extras for you, and likewise small paper cups if you forget a container for communion. Worship indoors will be very similar to that which we have been doing outdoors, a simplified, somewhat shorter version of Resurrection’s normal worship practice.

We very much look forward to seeing you in church!

Worship Videos

For those still unable to worship with us in person, we are creating videos of our Sunday morning worship at the church making them available later in the day on YouTube with links sent via a Constant Contact message. The Sunday bulletin will also be available electronically in the message as well.

Collection of Food Items for AFAC, Sunday, August 1

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, August 1 in conjunction with our return to worship indoors.

Funeral for Jean Dick

Please join the family members of former active member, Jean Dick, for her funeral at Resurrection Church on Saturday, July 24 at 2:00 pm. She will be laid to rest in our Memorial Garden.

Faith Formation Calendar

Click below for the current faith formation calendar that includes activities and resources for all ages:

pdfRELC Home Pentecost Faith Formation Calendar 5/23/2021 - 9/12/2021

July Financial Update

The below chart is a summary of RELC’s finances for the year to date as of June 30, 2021. The columns titled “(a) YTD Giving,” “(b) YTD Expenses” and “(c) Giving minus Expenses” provide key data for our three primary financial funds.

This data shows that our general fund is currently running significantly below our actual expenses for the year and below our giving levels for this time last year. This trend has been worsening during the first half of 2021.

Please continue to send in your weekly contributions which can be made through Simply Giving, by using the “Donate Now” button on RELC’s website or by sending your contribution check to the church office in the US Mail. Please also consider completing your 2021 pledge form if you haven’t already.

Please prayerfully consider what this information means to you as we work together to support RELC’s ministries.

  (a) YTD Giving(b) YTD Expenses(c) Giving-Expenses(d) Giving as %
of Budget
(e) Change from
2020 Giving
General Fund 184,385 202,404 (18,109) 57% (5,744)
Benevolence 31,647 26,144 5,503 60% (1,423)
Renovation 7,681 2,500 5,181 88% (3,371)
TOTAL 223,713 231,048 (7,355) 67% (10,568)

 

Monday Evening Bible Study on Themes of Justice in the Bible

This Bible Study continues on Monday evenings at 6:30 and will meet for several weeks. This series focuses on how themes of justice variously appear in the Bible, in both Hebrew and Christian scriptures. If you are interested in participating, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All are welcome to join in!

For Your Prayers at Home

In addition to our usual prayers of intercession in our home worship, we encourage your prayers throughout the week for the following: Gail Ramshaw; Carol Clements; Sandy Lindamood, Joana Plerpa; Jeanne Broyhill; Effice Stallsmith; Maggie Mount; Lee Hanson; Malcolm Stark; Norm Olsen; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Lynn Kiewel; Phillip Swingler; Maria Liwski; Tucker Dean; Irene Belcher; Jacoby.

Prayer Requests

Should you desire to make prayer requests for persons you care about, or desire prayer for other concerns, please contact Pastor Linman with those requests: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-972-2076. Pastor will make certain that the names you provide will be included in the Prayers of Intercession for Sundays, and for your prayers throughout the week. Making your requests known to Pastor Linman will allow him to follow up with you directly – as your requests for prayer help set the agenda for our Pastor’s ministry at Resurrection Church.

Arlington County Covid-19 Response

Click here for the latest updates on our county’s pandemic response as well as official and current information concerning vaccinations.

Pastor Linman’s Whereabouts

Pastor Linman and Nathan are traveling to North Carolina after worship this Sunday to speak a week with their family. On Sunday, August 1, Pastor Gordon Lathrop will preach and preside. Pastor Linman and Nathan return to Arlington late in the day on August 2.

The best ways to contact Pastor Linman

Here are the best and most direct ways to contact Pastor Linman. The email address given for his professional and pastoral use is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Pastor Linman’s direct dial phone number in the church office is: 703-972-2076. Please leave a message there if Pastor does not answer. He monitors and responds to his messages throughout the day even when he's not in the office. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Other Announcements?

Should you have announcements that you wish to communicate in this weekly message as committee chairs or those responsible for other ministry initiatives at Resurrection, please contact 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!

Current Routine for Worship Indoors

We continue our worship indoors this Sunday at 9:30. To alleviate any concerns and to help prepare you for your return, here is what you can expect:

First, out of loving concern for young children and others not yet able to be vaccinated, we ask that ALL worshipers wear facial masks. Secondly, we will maintain physical distancing, erring on the side of caution. These two basic practices serve as the foundation for safety and guide all other practices.

Upon arrival: kindly find your seats promptly on arrival to avoid congregating in the narthex. Every other pew will be available for seating. Please do not try to sit in pews taped off. Ushers will be available to assist you with seating options.

Offering: your offerings will not be collected. However, offering plates located near the front of the church are available for your use. When you come forward for communion, you may place your offering in one of the plates on stands near the chancel.

Communion: Holy Communion will be offered in both kinds, with bread being dropped into your hands, palms facing up, and wine administered from a pouring chalice into a container you bring from home. Intinction, dipping bread into the cup, is not permitted for reasons of hygiene. Communion will be continuous, with worshipers forming one line in the center aisle to receive both bread and wine at the direction of ushers. One side of the church will commune first, and then we’ll move to communing the other side. Return to your seats via the side aisles closest to you.

Upon Departure: kindly leave the nave promptly at the direction of ushers and avoid once again congregating in the narthex. If you wish to remain on church grounds for conversation, and we hope you do, please adjourn to the fellowship hall downstairs or outdoors beyond the Washington Blvd. entrance.

Misc. Considerations: Automatic hand sanitizer dispensers on stands are available for your use in several locations in the church building. If you forget your face mask, we have extras for you, and likewise small paper cups if you forget a container for communion. Worship indoors will be very similar to that which we have been doing outdoors, a simplified, somewhat shorter version of Resurrection’s normal worship practice.

We very much look forward to seeing you in church!

Worship Videos

For those still unable to worship with us in person, we are creating videos of our Sunday morning worship at the church making them available later in the day on YouTube with links sent via a Constant Contact message. The Sunday bulletin will also be available electronically in the message as well.

Collection of Food Items for AFAC, Sunday, July 18

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, July 4 in conjunction with our return to worship indoors.

Funeral for Jean Dick

Please join the family members of former active member, Jean Dick, for her funeral at Resurrection Church on Saturday, July 24 at 2:00 pm. She will be laid to rest in our Memorial Garden.

Faith Formation Calendar

Click below for the current faith formation calendar that includes activities and resources for all ages:

pdfRELC Home Pentecost Faith Formation Calendar 5/23/2021 - 9/12/2021

July Financial Update

The below chart is a summary of RELC’s finances for the year to date as of June 30, 2021. The columns titled “(a) YTD Giving,” “(b) YTD Expenses” and “(c) Giving minus Expenses” provide key data for our three primary financial funds.

This data shows that our general fund is currently running significantly below our actual expenses for the year and below our giving levels for this time last year. This trend has been worsening during the first half of 2021.

Please continue to send in your weekly contributions which can be made through Simply Giving, by using the “Donate Now” button on RELC’s website or by sending your contribution check to the church office in the US Mail. Please also consider completing your 2021 pledge form if you haven’t already.

Please prayerfully consider what this information means to you as we work together to support RELC’s ministries.

  (a) YTD Giving(b) YTD Expenses(c) Giving-Expenses(d) Giving as %
of Budget
(e) Change from
2020 Giving
General Fund 184,385 202,404 (18,109) 57% (5,744)
Benevolence 31,647 26,144 5,503 60% (1,423)
Renovation 7,681 2,500 5,181 88% (3,371)
TOTAL 223,713 231,048 (7,355) 67% (10,568)

 

Monday Evening Bible Study on Themes of Justice in the Bible

This Bible Study continues on Monday evenings at 6:30 and will meet for several weeks. This series focuses on how themes of justice variously appear in the Bible, in both Hebrew and Christian scriptures. If you are interested in participating, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All are welcome to join in!

For Your Prayers at Home

In addition to our usual prayers of intercession in our home worship, we encourage your prayers throughout the week for the following: Gail Ramshaw; Carol Clements; Sandy Lindamood, Franz Gimler, Joana Plerpa; Jeanne Broyhill; Effice Stallsmith; Maggie Mount; Lee Hanson; Malcolm Stark; Norm Olsen; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Lynn Kiewel; Phillip Swingler; Maria Liwski; Tucker Dean; Irene Belcher; Jacoby.

Prayer Requests

Should you desire to make prayer requests for persons you care about, or desire prayer for other concerns, please contact Pastor Linman with those requests: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-972-2076. Pastor will make certain that the names you provide will be included in the Prayers of Intercession for Sundays, and for your prayers throughout the week. Making your requests known to Pastor Linman will allow him to follow up with you directly – as your requests for prayer help set the agenda for our Pastor’s ministry at Resurrection Church.

Arlington County Covid-19 Response

Click here for the latest updates on our county’s pandemic response as well as official and current information concerning vaccinations.

The best ways to contact Pastor Linman

Here are the best and most direct ways to contact Pastor Linman. The email address given for his professional and pastoral use is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Pastor Linman’s direct dial phone number in the church office is: 703-972-2076. Please leave a message there if Pastor does not answer. He monitors and responds to his messages throughout the day even when he's not in the office. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Other Announcements?

Should you have announcements that you wish to communicate in this weekly message as committee chairs or those responsible for other ministry initiatives at Resurrection, please contact 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!

Rite for Re-Gathering This Sunday

This Sunday’s worship at 9:30 includes an occasion at the beginning of the service to lament that which and those whom we have lost during the long season of the pandemic as well as occasion to give thanks to God for our return to a more usual routine of worshiping indoors. This is a time to give focal attention to grief and relief, mourning and joy. Plan to join us for worship this Sunday.

Current Routine for Worship Indoors

We continue our worship indoors this Sunday at 9:30. To alleviate any concerns and to help prepare you for your return, here is what you can expect:

First, out of loving concern for young children and others not yet able to be vaccinated, we ask that ALL worshipers wear facial masks. Secondly, we will maintain physical distancing, erring on the side of caution. These two basic practices serve as the foundation for safety and guide all other practices.

Upon arrival: kindly find your seats promptly on arrival to avoid congregating in the narthex. Every other pew will be available for seating. Please do not try to sit in pews taped off. Ushers will be available to assist you with seating options.

Offering: your offerings will not be collected. However, offering plates located near the front of the church are available for your use. When you come forward for communion, you may place your offering in one of the plates on stands near the chancel.

Communion: Holy Communion will be offered in both kinds, with bread being dropped into your hands, palms facing up, and wine administered from a pouring chalice into a container you bring from home. Intinction, dipping bread into the cup, is not permitted for reasons of hygiene. Communion will be continuous, with worshipers forming one line in the center aisle to receive both bread and wine at the direction of ushers. One side of the church will commune first, and then we’ll move to communing the other side. Return to your seats via the side aisles closest to you.

Upon Departure: kindly leave the nave promptly at the direction of ushers and avoid once again congregating in the narthex. If you wish to remain on church grounds for conversation, and we hope you do, please adjourn to the fellowship hall downstairs or outdoors beyond the Washington Blvd. entrance.

Misc. Considerations: Automatic hand sanitizer dispensers on stands are available for your use in several locations in the church building. If you forget your face mask, we have extras for you, and likewise small paper cups if you forget a container for communion. Worship indoors will be very similar to that which we have been doing outdoors, a simplified, somewhat shorter version of Resurrection’s normal worship practice.

We very much look forward to seeing you in church!

Worship Videos

For those still unable to worship with us in person, we are creating videos of our Sunday morning worship at the church making them available later in the day on YouTube with links sent via a Constant Contact message. The Sunday bulletin will also be available electronically in the message as well.

Collection of Food Items for AFAC, Sunday, July 18

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, July 4 in conjunction with our return to worship indoors.

Pastor Linman’s Recent Column in Arlington Now

Here’s a link to Pastor Linman’s recent column in Arlington Now on Environmental Justice.

Faith Formation Calendar

Click below for the current faith formation calendar that includes activities and resources for all ages:

pdfRELC Home Pentecost Faith Formation Calendar 5/23/2021 - 9/12/2021

Monday Evening Bible Study on Themes of Justice in the Bible

This Bible Study continues on Monday evenings at 6:30 and will meet for several weeks. This series focuses on how themes of justice variously appear in the Bible, in both Hebrew and Christian scriptures. If you are interested in participating, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All are welcome to join in!

For Your Prayers at Home

In addition to our usual prayers of intercession in our home worship, we encourage your prayers throughout the week for the following: Sandy Lindamood, Franz Gimler, Joana Plerpa; Jeanne Broyhill; Effice Stallsmith; Maggie Mount; Lee Hanson; Malcolm Stark; Norm Olsen; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Phillip Swingler; Maria Liwski; Tucker Dean; Irene Belcher; Jacoby.

Prayer Requests

Should you desire to make prayer requests for persons you care about, or desire prayer for other concerns, please contact Pastor Linman with those requests: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-972-2076. Pastor will make certain that the names you provide will be included in the Prayers of Intercession for Sundays, and for your prayers throughout the week. Making your requests known to Pastor Linman will allow him to follow up with you directly – as your requests for prayer help set the agenda for our Pastor’s ministry at Resurrection Church.

Arlington County Covid-19 Response

Click here for the latest updates on our county’s pandemic response as well as official and current information concerning vaccinations.

Pastor Linman’s Whereabout

Pastor Linman and Nathan will travel to Pittsburgh this week to visit some friends, leaving after worship on July 11 and returning in the late afternoon of July 15. While away, he will be monitoring his emails and phone messages.

The best ways to contact Pastor Linman

Here are the best and most direct ways to contact Pastor Linman. The email address given for his professional and pastoral use is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Pastor Linman’s direct dial phone number in the church office is: 703-972-2076. Please leave a message there if Pastor does not answer. He monitors and responds to his messages throughout the day even when he's not in the office. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Other Announcements?

Should you have announcements that you wish to communicate in this weekly message as committee chairs or those responsible for other ministry initiatives at Resurrection, please contact 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!

Holy Communion Outdoors on the Day of Pentecost

Join us this Sunday, June 20 at 9:30 am in our outdoor nave and sanctuary on the parsonage side of the church for our weekly celebration of Holy Communion.

Communion is offered in both kinds using our usual baked bread and then wine being poured from a special chalice into the container you bring from home. You may want to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Feel free also to stay after worship for socializing and conversation.

Collection of Food Items for AFAC, Sunday, June 6

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, June 20 in conjunction with our outdoor worship service on the parsonage side of the church.

Return to Worship Indoors on July 4

On Sunday, July 4, the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, we will return to worshiping indoors with one liturgy beginning at 9:30 am. We ask that all worshipers wear face masks out of respect for young children and others who are not yet vaccinated. We will also practice physical distancing. The routine for Holy Communion will be similar to what we’ve been doing outdoors, which is to say, we ask that you bring your own container to receive the wine of Communion.

"Simply Giving" To Meet Current Needs

It’s been more than a year since we’ve been together for our usual indoor worship services, and it’s not surprising that our separation during the public health emergency has had an impact on the offerings received to support the church’s programs and ministries. But it’s concerning that our giving is nearly $28,000 less than it was at this time last year – and the church has already needed to draw on its reserve funds to meet basic operating expenses. Looking forward to returning to regular services, we can also expect the church’s expenses to return to their higher operating level, too.

As Pastor Linman reminds us each week in our home worship video service, it’s important for us to remember the needs of the church even when we aren’t all together for our indoor services. As our “Simply Giving Month” draws to a close, Resurrection needs us to generously support its programs and ministries by using the “Donate” button on the Resurrection website. And the “Simply Giving” automatic funds transfer program also offers an easy way to designate an ongoing specific amount to be automatically contributed on a weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly basis. If you’re interested in enrolling in “Simply Giving,” contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our Generosity at Work

We recently received letters of thanks from the following non-profit organizations whom we at Resurrection Church support financially under the guidance of our Social Ministry Committee:

  • Arlington Food Assistance Center
  • Arlington Free Clinic
  • Culpepper Garden
  • United Lutheran Seminary

June Financial Update

The below chart is a summary of RELC’s finances for the year to date as of May 31, 2021. The columns titled “(a) YTD Giving,” “(b) YTD Expenses” and “(c) Giving minus Expenses” provide key data for our three primary financial funds.

This data shows that our general fund is currently running significantly below our actual expenses for the year and below our giving levels for this time last year. This trend has been worsening during the first half of 2021.

Please continue to send in your weekly contributions which can be made through Simply Giving, by using the “Donate Now” button on RELC’s website or by sending your contribution check to the church office in the US Mail. Please also consider completing your 2021 pledge form if you haven’t already.

Please prayerfully consider what this information means to you as we work together to support RELC’s ministries.

  (a) YTD Giving(b) YTD Expenses(c) Giving-Expenses(d) Giving as %
of Budget
(e) Change from
2020 Giving
General Fund 127,586 177,908 (50,322) 57% (29,557)
Benevolence 26,915 22,198 4,717 69% 622
Renovation 6,203 2,500 3,703 81% (3,009)
TOTAL 160,704 202,606 (41,902) 59% (31,944)

 

Monday Evening Bible Study on Themes of Justice in the Bible

This Bible Study continues on Monday evenings at 6:30 and will meet for several weeks. This series focuses on how themes of justice variously appear in the Bible, in both Hebrew and Christian scriptures. If you are interested in participating, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: All are welcome to join in!

Resurrection Lutheran Weekday Preschool - Accepting Applications for 2021-2022 school year!

Kindly pass this word along to friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers and others you know who may have children who would benefit from enrolling in our Preschool!

Resurrection Lutheran Weekday Preschool is currently accepting student applications for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. If you would like more information on enrolling your 2-5 year old child in our half day programs please feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us athttps://resurrectionpreschoolarlington.org/. Registration deadline is Mon. April 12, 2021, so please don't delay!

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and to ask your questions about the upcoming school year.

Caroline Furnace Updates

Caroline Furnace is planning to open this summer for campers of all ages. Governor Northam’s staff is working with overnight summer camps in Virginia so that they will have every opportunity to be open this summer. Traditional summer camp sessions are available for kids from those entering first grade through high school. Family Camp opportunities are available each weekend.

2020 was a rough year for all of our outdoor ministries, but Caroline Furnace has made it through and is positioned to thrive this year and beyond. Click here to see the Caroline Furnace Annual Report.

For Your Prayers at Home

In addition to our usual prayers of intercession in our home worship, we encourage your prayers throughout the week for the following: Joana Plerpa; Jeanne Broyhill; Effice Stallsmith; Maggie Mount; Lee Hanson; Malcolm Stark; Norm Olsen; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Phillip Swingler; Maria Liwski; Tucker Dean; Irene Belcher.

Prayer Requests

Should you desire to make prayer requests for persons you care about, or desire prayer for other concerns, please contact Pastor Linman with those requests: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-972-2076. Pastor will make certain that the names you provide will be included in the Prayers of Intercession for Sundays, and they will also be included in a listing of names in the midweek announcements to invite your prayers throughout the week. Making your requests known to Pastor Linman will allow him to follow up with you directly – as your requests for prayer help set the agenda for our Pastor’s ministry at Resurrection Church.

Arlington County Covid-19 Response

Click here for the latest updates on our county’s pandemic response as well as official and current information concerning vaccinations.

The best ways to contact Pastor Linman

Here are the best and most direct ways to contact Pastor Linman. The email address given for his professional and pastoral use is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Pastor Linman’s direct dial phone number in the church office is: 703-972-2076. Please leave a message there if Pastor does not answer. He monitors and responds to his messages throughout the day even when he's not in the office. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Pastor Linman’s Whereabouts

Pastor Linman will be in Phoenix, Thursday, June 17 through Thursday, June 24 spending some time with Nathan, but where he will undertake his usual pastoral duties remotely. Pastor Gordon Lathrop will serve in Pastor’s stead as presiding and preaching minister on Sunday, June 20. On the 24th, Pastor will return with Nathan to Arlington where Nathan will spend the month of July into early August.

Other Announcements?

Should you have announcements that you wish to communicate in this weekly message as committee chairs or those responsible for other ministry initiatives at Resurrection, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by late Monday mornings for inclusion in the message for the coming Wednesday. Thanks!

Holy Communion Outdoors on the Day of Pentecost

Join us this Sunday, June 13 at 9:30 am in our outdoor nave and sanctuary on the parsonage side of the church for our weekly celebration of Holy Communion.

Communion is offered in both kinds using our usual baked bread and then wine being poured from a special chalice into the container you bring from home. You may want to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Feel free also to stay after worship for socializing and conversation.

Garden Blessing This Sunday

This Sunday, at the conclusion of our worship outdoors, we will offer prayer seeking God’s blessing on our community garden, our garden’s caretakers, and those who will benefit from its produce. Join us!

Collection of Food Items for AFAC, Sunday, June 6

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, June 20 in conjunction with our outdoor worship service on the parsonage side of the church.

"Simply Giving" To Meet Current Needs

It’s been more than a year since we’ve been together for our usual indoor worship services, and it’s not surprising that our separation during the public health emergency has had an impact on the offerings received to support the church’s programs and ministries. But it’s concerning that our giving is nearly $28,000 less than it was at this time last year – and the church has already needed to draw on its reserve funds to meet basic operating expenses. Looking forward to returning to regular services, we can also expect the church’s expenses to return to their higher operating level, too.

As Pastor Linman reminds us each week in our home worship video service, it’s important for us to remember the needs of the church even when we aren’t all together for our indoor services. As our “Simply Giving Month” draws to a close, Resurrection needs us to generously support its programs and ministries by using the “Donate” button on the Resurrection website. And the “Simply Giving” automatic funds transfer program also offers an easy way to designate an ongoing specific amount to be automatically contributed on a weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly basis. If you’re interested in enrolling in “Simply Giving,” contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our Generosity at Work

We recently received letters of thanks from the following non-profit organizations whom we at Resurrection Church support financially under the guidance of our Social Ministry Committee:

  • National Capital Treatment and Recovery (addiction recovery)
  • Choice. Respect. Independence. (Quality of life programs for persons with special needs)

Monday Evening Bible Study on Themes of Justice in the Bible

This Bible Study continues on Monday evenings at 6:30 and will meet for several weeks. This series focuses on how themes of justice variously appear in the Bible, in both Hebrew and Christian scriptures. If you are interested in participating, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: All are welcome to join in!

Resurrection Lutheran Weekday Preschool - Accepting Applications for 2021-2022 school year!

Kindly pass this word along to friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers and others you know who may have children who would benefit from enrolling in our Preschool!

Resurrection Lutheran Weekday Preschool is currently accepting student applications for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. If you would like more information on enrolling your 2-5 year old child in our half day programs please feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us athttps://resurrectionpreschoolarlington.org/. Registration deadline is Mon. April 12, 2021, so please don't delay!

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and to ask your questions about the upcoming school year.

Caroline Furnace Updates

Caroline Furnace is planning to open this summer for campers of all ages. Governor Northam’s staff is working with overnight summer camps in Virginia so that they will have every opportunity to be open this summer. Traditional summer camp sessions are available for kids from those entering first grade through high school. Family Camp opportunities are available each weekend.

2020 was a rough year for all of our outdoor ministries, but Caroline Furnace has made it through and is positioned to thrive this year and beyond. Click here to see the Caroline Furnace Annual Report.

For Your Prayers at Home

In addition to our usual prayers of intercession in our home worship, we encourage your prayers throughout the week for the following: Joana Plerpa; Jeanne Broyhill; Effice Stallsmith; Maggie Mount; Lee Hanson; Malcolm Stark; Norm Olsen; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Phillip Swingler; Maria Liwski; Tucker Dean; Family of Dennis Wright.

Prayer Requests

Should you desire to make prayer requests for persons you care about, or desire prayer for other concerns, please contact Pastor Linman with those requests: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-972-2076. Pastor will make certain that the names you provide will be included in the Prayers of Intercession for Sundays, and they will also be included in a listing of names in the midweek announcements to invite your prayers throughout the week. Making your requests known to Pastor Linman will allow him to follow up with you directly – as your requests for prayer help set the agenda for our Pastor’s ministry at Resurrection Church.

Arlington County Covid-19 Response

Click here for the latest updates on our county’s pandemic response as well as official and current information concerning vaccinations.

The best ways to contact Pastor Linman

Here are the best and most direct ways to contact Pastor Linman. The email address given for his professional and pastoral use is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Pastor Linman’s direct dial phone number in the church office is: 703-972-2076. Please leave a message there if Pastor does not answer. He monitors and responds to his messages throughout the day even when he's not in the office. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Pastor Linman’s Whereabouts

Pastor Linman will be in Phoenix, Thursday, June 17 through Thursday, June 24 spending some time with Nathan, but where he will undertake his usual pastoral duties remotely. Pastor Gordon Lathrop will serve in Pastor’s stead as presiding and preaching minister on Sunday, June 20. On the 24th, Pastor will return with Nathan to Arlington where Nathan will spend the month of July into early August.

Other Announcements?

Should you have announcements that you wish to communicate in this weekly message as committee chairs or those responsible for other ministry initiatives at Resurrection, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by late Monday mornings for inclusion in the message for the coming Wednesday. Thanks!

Holy Communion Outdoors on the Day of Pentecost

Join us this Sunday, June 6 at 9:30 am in our outdoor nave and sanctuary on the parsonage side of the church for our weekly celebration of Holy Communion.

Communion is offered in both kinds using our usual baked bread and then wine being poured from a special chalice into the container you bring from home. You may want to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Feel free also to stay after worship for socializing and conversation.

This Sunday we will celebrate with Jackson, Trevor, and Angela Neeb who will affirm their baptism as their confirmation in the faith that joins us to Christ’s saving death and resurrection.

Collection of Food Items for AFAC, Sunday, June 6

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, June 6 in conjunction with our outdoor worship service on the parsonage side of the church.

Metro DC Synod Assembly on June 4-5

Please offer your prayers for the Metropolitan Washington DC Synod as we are gathered for our annual Synod Assembly, this year via Zoom, on Friday evening and all-day Saturday, June 4-5. The following RELC members will serve in various capacities as voting members to this Assembly: Maggie Mount, Leslie Nolen, and Tom Van Poole (lay voting members); Cindy Reese (Synod Council Member); Mitzi Budde (rostered Deacon); Amy Feira (rostered Pastor); Jonathan Linman (rostered Pastor). Thanks be to God for these Resurrection members who share in the work of our wider church.

Friday Movie Night

Join us this Friday, June 4th from 6 to 9 pm for the next Intergenerational Movie Night to view "Bend It Like Beckham."

We will gather on Zoom for an opening and closing session, each lasting 25 minutes from 6-6:25 pm, and 8:30-9:00 pm. The film runs for two hours, and each household will screen it independently. You can view it with a Disney+ subscription, or rent it on YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Direct TV, Vudu, or Amazon Prime for $2.99. Our discussion will focus on cultural sensitivity, micro aggressions, and the role of family and friends as messengers and influences in how we understand ourselves and our experiences.

RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Zoom information will be sent via Constant Contact.

Garden Blessing on June 13

At the conclusion of Outdoor Worship on Sunday, June 13, as we are sent back into the world to feed the hungry, we will incorporate into our sending a rite to bless our congregation’s community garden, those who care for it, and the people who and organizations that benefit from it. As our “outdoor nave” is grounded in the place of our “Plot Against Hunger,” it’s a wonderful thing to claim this opportunity to pray for God’s blessings on our social ministry endeavors.

"Simply Giving" To Meet Current Needs

It’s been more than a year since we’ve been together for our usual indoor worship services, and it’s not surprising that our separation during the public health emergency has had an impact on the offerings received to support the church’s programs and ministries. But it’s concerning that our giving is nearly $28,000 less than it was at this time last year – and the church has already needed to draw on its reserve funds to meet basic operating expenses. Looking forward to returning to regular services, we can also expect the church’s expenses to return to their higher operating level, too.

As Pastor Linman reminds us each week in our home worship video service, it’s important for us to remember the needs of the church even when we aren’t all together for our indoor services. As our “Simply Giving Month” draws to a close, Resurrection needs us to generously support its programs and ministries by using the “Donate” button on the Resurrection website. And the “Simply Giving” automatic funds transfer program also offers an easy way to designate an ongoing specific amount to be automatically contributed on a weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly basis. If you’re interested in enrolling in “Simply Giving,” contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our Generosity at Work

We recently received letters of thanks from the following non-profit organizations whom we at Resurrection Church support financially under the guidance of our Social Ministry Committee:

  • OAR of Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church (Offender Aid and Restoration which assists formerly incarcerated persons in the re-entry into society)
  • Arlington Food Assistance Center (feeding the hungry and those with food insecurity)
  • Capital Caring Health (advanced home and hospice care)
  • Virginia Hospital Center Foundation (in support of pediatric care)
  • The Village at Rockville – A National Lutheran Community (financial assistance for living expenses of seniors)
  • Virginia Council of Churches (in support of ecumenism and social witness to the community)

Monday Evening Bible Study on Themes of Justice in the Bible

This Bible Study continues on Monday evenings at 6:30 and will meet for several weeks. This series focuses on how themes of justice variously appear in the Bible, in both Hebrew and Christian scriptures. If you are interested in participating, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: All are welcome to join in!

Resurrection Lutheran Weekday Preschool - Accepting Applications for 2021-2022 school year!

Kindly pass this word along to friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers and others you know who may have children who would benefit from enrolling in our Preschool!

Resurrection Lutheran Weekday Preschool is currently accepting student applications for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. If you would like more information on enrolling your 2-5 year old child in our half day programs please feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us athttps://resurrectionpreschoolarlington.org/. Registration deadline is Mon. April 12, 2021, so please don't delay!

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and to ask your questions about the upcoming school year.

Caroline Furnace Updates

Caroline Furnace is planning to open this summer for campers of all ages. Governor Northam’s staff is working with overnight summer camps in Virginia so that they will have every opportunity to be open this summer. Traditional summer camp sessions are available for kids from those entering first grade through high school. Family Camp opportunities are available each weekend.

2020 was a rough year for all of our outdoor ministries, but Caroline Furnace has made it through and is positioned to thrive this year and beyond. Click here to see the Caroline Furnace Annual Report.

For Your Prayers at Home

In addition to our usual prayers of intercession in our home worship, we encourage your prayers throughout the week for the following: Joana Plerpa; Jeanne Broyhill; Effice Stallsmith; Maggie Mount; Lee Hanson; Malcolm Stark; Norm Olsen; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Phillip Swingler; Maria Liwski; Tucker Dean; Family of Dennis Wright.

Prayer Requests

Should you desire to make prayer requests for persons you care about, or desire prayer for other concerns, please contact Pastor Linman with those requests: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-972-2076. Pastor will make certain that the names you provide will be included in the Prayers of Intercession for Sundays, and they will also be included in a listing of names in the midweek announcements to invite your prayers throughout the week. Making your requests known to Pastor Linman will allow him to follow up with you directly – as your requests for prayer help set the agenda for our Pastor’s ministry at Resurrection Church.

Arlington County Covid-19 Response

Click here for the latest updates on our county’s pandemic response as well as official and current information concerning vaccinations.

The best ways to contact Pastor Linman

Here are the best and most direct ways to contact Pastor Linman. The email address given for his professional and pastoral use is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Pastor Linman’s direct dial phone number in the church office is: 703-972-2076. Please leave a message there if Pastor does not answer. He monitors and responds to his messages throughout the day even when he's not in the office. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Other Announcements?

Should you have announcements that you wish to communicate in this weekly message as committee chairs or those responsible for other ministry initiatives at Resurrection, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by late Monday mornings for inclusion in the message for the coming Wednesday. Thanks!

Holy Communion Outdoors on the Day of Pentecost

Join us this Sunday, May 30 at 9:30 am in our outdoor nave and sanctuary on the parsonage side of the church for our weekly celebration of Holy Communion.

Communion is offered in both kinds using our usual baked bread and then wine being poured from a special chalice into the container you bring from home. You may want to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Feel free also to stay after worship for socializing and conversation.

Collection of Food Items for AFAC, Sunday, June 6

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on Sunday, June 6 in conjunction with our outdoor worship service on the parsonage side of the church.

Faith Formation Calendar

Click below for the most current Faith Formation Calendar for youth and all others drawn to this resource:

pdfRELC Faith Formation Calendar for April 4 through May 26, 2021

May Financial Update

The below chart is a summary of RELC’s finances for the year to date as of April 30, 2021. The columns titled “(a) YTD Giving,” “(b) YTD Expenses” and “(c) Giving minus Expenses” provide key data for our three primary financial funds.

This data shows that our general fund is currently running significantly below our actual expenses for the year and below our giving levels for this time last year. We continue to see the negative impact of the cancellation of indoor Sunday services on our giving. An offering basket is available at our outdoor worship services. You may place your offering there when you come forward for Communion.

Please continue to send in your weekly contributions which can be made through Simply Giving, by using the “Donate Now” button on RELC’s website or by sending your contribution check to the church office in the US Mail. Please also consider completing your 2021 pledge form if you haven’t already.

Please prayerfully consider what this information means to you as we work together to support RELC’s ministries.

  (a) YTD Giving(b) YTD Expenses(c) Giving-Expenses(d) Giving as %
of Budget
(e) Change from
2020 Giving
General Fund 100,967 128,636 (27,669) 55% (23,116)
Benevolence 19,888 9,252 10,636 58% (2,542)
Renovation 4,965 2,500 2,465 99% (2,336)
TOTAL 125,820 140,388 (14,568) 57% (27,994)

 

"Simply Giving" To Meet Current Needs

It’s been more than a year since we’ve been together for our usual indoor worship services, and it’s not surprising that our separation during the public health emergency has had an impact on the offerings received to support the church’s programs and ministries. But it’s concerning that our giving is nearly $28,000 less than it was at this time last year – and the church has already needed to draw on its reserve funds to meet basic operating expenses. Looking forward to returning to regular services, we can also expect the church’s expenses to return to their higher operating level, too.

As Pastor Linman reminds us each week in our home worship video service, it’s important for us to remember the needs of the church even when we aren’t all together for our indoor services. As our “Simply Giving Month” draws to a close, Resurrection needs us to generously support its programs and ministries by using the “Donate” button on the Resurrection website. And the “Simply Giving” automatic funds transfer program also offers an easy way to designate an ongoing specific amount to be automatically contributed on a weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly basis. If you’re interested in enrolling in “Simply Giving,” contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Monday Evening Bible Study on Themes of Justice in the Bible

This Bible Study continues on Monday evenings at 6:30 and will meet for several weeks. This series focuses on how themes of justice variously appear in the Bible, in both Hebrew and Christian scriptures. If you are interested in participating, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: All are welcome to join in!

Resurrection Lutheran Weekday Preschool - Accepting Applications for 2021-2022 school year!

Kindly pass this word along to friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers and others you know who may have children who would benefit from enrolling in our Preschool!

Resurrection Lutheran Weekday Preschool is currently accepting student applications for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. If you would like more information on enrolling your 2-5 year old child in our half day programs please feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us athttps://resurrectionpreschoolarlington.org/. Registration deadline is Mon. April 12, 2021, so please don't delay!

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and to ask your questions about the upcoming school year.

Caroline Furnace Updates

Caroline Furnace is planning to open this summer for campers of all ages. Governor Northam’s staff is working with overnight summer camps in Virginia so that they will have every opportunity to be open this summer. Traditional summer camp sessions are available for kids from those entering first grade through high school. Family Camp opportunities are available each weekend.

2020 was a rough year for all of our outdoor ministries, but Caroline Furnace has made it through and is positioned to thrive this year and beyond. Click here to see the Caroline Furnace Annual Report.

For Your Prayers at Home

In addition to our usual prayers of intercession in our home worship, we encourage your prayers throughout the week for the following: Joana Plerpa; Jeanne Broyhill; Effice Stallsmith; Maggie Mount; Lee Hanson; Malcolm Stark; Norm Olsen; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Phillip Swingler; Maria Liwski; Tucker Dean; Luci Martino and family; Jane and the Sinks family; Robin; Family of Dennis Wright.

Prayer Requests

Should you desire to make prayer requests for persons you care about, or desire prayer for other concerns, please contact Pastor Linman with those requests: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-972-2076. Pastor will make certain that the names you provide will be included in the Prayers of Intercession for Sundays, and they will also be included in a listing of names in the midweek announcements to invite your prayers throughout the week. Making your requests known to Pastor Linman will allow him to follow up with you directly – as your requests for prayer help set the agenda for our Pastor’s ministry at Resurrection Church.

Arlington County Covid-19 Response

Click here for the latest updates on our county’s pandemic response as well as official and current information concerning vaccinations.

The best ways to contact Pastor Linman

Here are the best and most direct ways to contact Pastor Linman. The email address given for his professional and pastoral use is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Pastor Linman’s direct dial phone number in the church office is: 703-972-2076. Please leave a message there if Pastor does not answer. He monitors and responds to his messages throughout the day even when he's not in the office. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Other Announcements?

Should you have announcements that you wish to communicate in this weekly message as committee chairs or those responsible for other ministry initiatives at Resurrection, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by late Monday mornings for inclusion in the message for the coming Wednesday. Thanks!

Holy Communion Outdoors on the Day of Pentecost

Thanks be to God. After a hiatus of over a year, we will return to the celebration of Holy Communion at 9:30 am this coming Sunday on the Day of Pentecost, May 23, 2021 at a liturgy which will feature all of the lectionary readings and more communal singing. Taking place on the parsonage side of the church, the parsonage deck will serve as a chancel, the fence separating the parsonage and church yards will function as an altar rail. The church yard surrounding our garden will be the nave, the place of assembly. Communion will be offered in both kinds employing our usual baked bread and then wine being poured from a special chalice into receptacles which you will need to bring from home for Covid safety purposes. Please see this week’s Midweek Message for a fuller description of what to expect at our outdoor worship routine in the coming weeks. Since the service is longer than what has recently been our practice for outdoor worship, you may want to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Likewise, if you wish to receive the wine for Communion, please bring your own receptacle from home such as a small juice glass. Join us on Pentecost Sunday for this joyous return to the fullness of Christ’s presence in both Word and Sacrament. Feel free to stay after also for socializing and conversation.

Collection of Food Items for AFAC, Sunday, May 23

We will receive donations of food items for AFAC on the Day of Pentecost, this coming Sunday, May 23 in conjunction with our outdoor worship service on the parsonage side of the church.

Worship on the Vigil of Pentecost and Baptism of Axel Hedberg

Join us at the parsonage deck and patio at 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 22 for worship on the Vigil of Pentecost which will include the baptism of Axel Hedberg, infant son of Lars and Angel Hedberg.

Faith Formation Calendar

Click below for the most current Faith Formation Calendar for youth and all others drawn to this resource:

pdfRELC Faith Formation Calendar for April 4 through May 26, 2021

May Financial Update

The below chart is a summary of RELC’s finances for the year to date as of April 30, 2021. The columns titled “(a) YTD Giving,” “(b) YTD Expenses” and “(c) Giving minus Expenses” provide key data for our three primary financial funds.

This data shows that our general fund is currently running significantly below our actual expenses for the year and below our giving levels for this time last year. We continue to see the negative impact of the cancellation of indoor Sunday services on our giving. An offering basket is available at our outdoor worship services. You may place your offering there when you come forward for Communion.

Please continue to send in your weekly contributions which can be made through Simply Giving, by using the “Donate Now” button on RELC’s website or by sending your contribution check to the church office in the US Mail. Please also consider completing your 2021 pledge form if you haven’t already.

Please prayerfully consider what this information means to you as we work together to support RELC’s ministries.

  (a) YTD Giving(b) YTD Expenses(c) Giving-Expenses(d) Giving as %
of Budget
(e) Change from
2020 Giving
General Fund 100,967 128,636 (27,669) 55% (23,116)
Benevolence 19,888 9,252 10,636 58% (2,542)
Renovation 4,965 2,500 2,465 99% (2,336)
TOTAL 125,820 140,388 (14,568) 57% (27,994)

 

"Simply Giving" To Meet Current Needs

It’s been more than a year since we’ve been together for our usual indoor worship services, and it’s not surprising that our separation during the public health emergency has had an impact on the offerings received to support the church’s programs and ministries. But it’s concerning that our giving is nearly $28,000 less than it was at this time last year – and the church has already needed to draw on its reserve funds to meet basic operating expenses. Looking forward to returning to regular services, we can also expect the church’s expenses to return to their higher operating level, too.

As Pastor Linman reminds us each week in our home worship video service, it’s important for us to remember the needs of the church even when we aren’t all together for our indoor services. As our “Simply Giving Month” draws to a close, Resurrection needs us to generously support its programs and ministries by using the “Donate” button on the Resurrection website. And the “Simply Giving” automatic funds transfer program also offers an easy way to designate an ongoing specific amount to be automatically contributed on a weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly basis. If you’re interested in enrolling in “Simply Giving,” contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A New Worship Supplement – All Creation Sings

Our church engages in ministry and mission in a rapidly changing world. Our principal book of worship, Evangelical Lutheran Worship, was published in 2006. Both church and world have changed quite a lot in the past fifteen years. The church’s liturgical and musical resources are ever evolving. A single worship book is something like a snapshot of a point in time. Thus, there is always need for additional resources to reflect the church’s current context and theological commitments. All Creation Sings, purchased by Resurrection Church with memorial funds and a generous anonymous gift, is a new book of worship published by our church which serves to accompany and complement Evangelical Lutheran Worship. All Creation Sings includes two additional settings of Holy Communion, a Service of Word and Prayer, other prayers, thanksgivings and laments, and nearly 200 additional songs and hymns for the assembly. Members of the Worship and Music Committee are familiarizing themselves with the materials in this new supplemental book and will be planning ways to introduce its contents to the congregation in coming weeks and months.

We also encourage you to purchase your own copy of All Creation Sings along with Evangelical Lutheran Worship to assist your worship and devotion at home. Every member does well to have our church’s books of worship at home, alongside your Bibles. Resurrection Church also purchased a few extra copies of All Creation Sings beyond what we need for worship in the church. If you are interested in purchasing one of these extra copies, kindly reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Also, should you wish to experience some of the new music in All Creation Sings, Trinity Lutheran Church in Worcester, MA recently hosted a hymn festival featuring some of the hymns and songs in All Creation Sings.

Monday Evening Bible Study on Themes of Justice in the Bible

This Bible Study continues on Monday evenings at 6:30 and will meet for several weeks. This series focuses on how themes of justice variously appear in the Bible, in both Hebrew and Christian scriptures. If you are interested in participating, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: All are welcome to join in!

Resurrection Lutheran Weekday Preschool - Accepting Applications for 2021-2022 school year!

Kindly pass this word along to friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers and others you know who may have children who would benefit from enrolling in our Preschool!

Resurrection Lutheran Weekday Preschool is currently accepting student applications for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. If you would like more information on enrolling your 2-5 year old child in our half day programs please feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us athttps://resurrectionpreschoolarlington.org/. Registration deadline is Mon. April 12, 2021, so please don't delay!

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and to ask your questions about the upcoming school year.

Caroline Furnace Updates

Caroline Furnace is planning to open this summer for campers of all ages. Governor Northam’s staff is working with overnight summer camps in Virginia so that they will have every opportunity to be open this summer. Traditional summer camp sessions are available for kids from those entering first grade through high school. Family Camp opportunities are available each weekend.

2020 was a rough year for all of our outdoor ministries, but Caroline Furnace has made it through and is positioned to thrive this year and beyond. Click here to see the Caroline Furnace Annual Report.

Calling for Additional Worship Leaders

For those who have not yet had occasion to be a reader or prayer leader for our home worship videos, we encourage you to volunteer. It’s wonderful to see a variety of our members serve in this capacity on our worship videos, as this gives a sense of our togetherness as a congregation even when we cannot worship indoors in person yet. Consider yourself duly invited. If you are interested or want to learn more about this opportunity, kindly contact 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..

For Your Prayers at Home

In addition to our usual prayers of intercession in our home worship, we encourage your prayers throughout the week for the following: Joana Plerpa; Jeanne Broyhill; Effice Stallsmith; Maggie Mount; Joan Carr; Lee Hanson; Malcolm Stark; Norm Olsen; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Phillip Swingler; Maria Liwski; Tucker Dean; Luci Martino and family; Jane and the Sinks family; Robin; Family of Dennis Wright; Family and friends of Nicole Sharabi.

Prayer Requests

Should you desire to make prayer requests for persons you care about, or desire prayer for other concerns, please contact Pastor Linman with those requests: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-972-2076. Pastor will make certain that the names you provide will be included in the Prayers of Intercession for Sundays, and they will also be included in a listing of names in the midweek announcements to invite your prayers throughout the week. Making your requests known to Pastor Linman will allow him to follow up with you directly – as your requests for prayer help set the agenda for our Pastor’s ministry at Resurrection Church.

Arlington County Covid-19 Response

Click here for the latest updates on our county’s pandemic response as well as official and current information concerning vaccinations.

The best ways to contact Pastor Linman

Here are the best and most direct ways to contact Pastor Linman. The email address given for his professional and pastoral use is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Pastor Linman’s direct dial phone number in the church office is: 703-972-2076. Please leave a message there if Pastor does not answer. He monitors and responds to his messages throughout the day even when he's not in the office. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Other Announcements?

Should you have announcements that you wish to communicate in this weekly message as committee chairs or those responsible for other ministry initiatives at Resurrection, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by late Monday mornings for inclusion in the message for the coming Wednesday. Thanks!

Holy Communion Outdoors on the Day of Pentecost

Thanks be to God. After a hiatus of over a year, we will return to the celebration of Holy Communion at 9:30 am on the Day of Pentecost, May 23, 2021 at a liturgy which will feature all of the lectionary readings and more communal singing. Taking place on the parsonage side of the church, the parsonage deck will serve as a chancel, the fence separating the parsonage and church yards will function as an altar rail. The church yard surrounding our garden will be the nave, the place of assembly. Communion will be offered in both kinds employing our usual baked bread and then wine being poured from a special chalice into receptacles which you will need to bring from home for Covid safety purposes. Please see this week’s Midweek Message for a fuller description of what to expect at our outdoor worship routine in the coming weeks. Since the service is longer than what has recently been our practice for outdoor worship, you may want to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Likewise, if you wish to receive the wine for Communion, please bring your own receptacle from home such as a small juice glass. Join us on Pentecost Sunday for this joyous return to the fullness of Christ’s presence in both Word and Sacrament.

Congregational Conversation for Input: Vision Statements for Mission

At the annual congregational meeting in January, Pastor Linman presented his proposed statements of vision to guide ministry and mission at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Subsequently, the Congregation Council at its annual retreat engaged the vision statements and suggested editorial revisions such that the statements begin to articulate a shared vision for mission and ministry. Now the membership of the congregation beyond its elected leaders is invited to offer their input into these statements to nurture a still wider embrace of shared vision. Toward that end, members are invited to two occasions for conversation about these vision statements. The first occasion will take place in person, outdoors after worship (about 12:30) on Sunday, May 16. We will gather on the parsonage deck and patio for this conversation for up to an hour so that those gathered have a chance to offer their thoughts. A second occasion will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, May 19 at 7:00 pm. A copy of the current version of the vision statement is available below:

pdfShared Visions for Strategic Ministry and Mission (March 2021)

Worship on the Vigil of Pentecost and Baptism of Axel Hedberg

Join us at the parsonage deck and patio at 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 22 for worship on the Vigil of Pentecost which will include the baptism of Axel Hedberg, infant son of Lars and Angel Hedberg.

Faith Formation Calendar

Click below for the most current Faith Formation Calendar for youth and all others drawn to this resource:

pdfRELC Faith Formation Calendar for April 4 through May 26, 2021

May Financial Update

The below chart is a summary of RELC’s finances for the year to date as of April 30, 2021. The columns titled “(a) YTD Giving,” “(b) YTD Expenses” and “(c) Giving minus Expenses” provide key data for our three primary financial funds.

This data shows that our general fund is currently running significantly below our actual expenses for the year and below our giving levels for this time last year. We continue to see the negative impact of the cancellation of indoor Sunday services on our giving. An offering basket is available at our outdoor worship services. You may place your offering there when you come forward for Communion.

Please continue to send in your weekly contributions which can be made through Simply Giving, by using the “Donate Now” button on RELC’s website or by sending your contribution check to the church office in the US Mail. Please also consider completing your 2021 pledge form if you haven’t already.

Please prayerfully consider what this information means to you as we work together to support RELC’s ministries.

  (a) YTD Giving(b) YTD Expenses(c) Giving-Expenses(d) Giving as %
of Budget
(e) Change from
2020 Giving
General Fund 100,967 128,636 (27,669) 55% (23,116)
Benevolence 19,888 9,252 10,636 58% (2,542)
Renovation 4,965 2,500 2,465 99% (2,336)
TOTAL 125,820 140,388 (14,568) 57% (27,994)

 

"Simply Giving" To Meet Current Needs

It’s been more than a year since we’ve been together for our usual indoor worship services, and it’s not surprising that our separation during the public health emergency has had an impact on the offerings received to support the church’s programs and ministries. But it’s concerning that our giving is nearly $28,000 less than it was at this time last year – and the church has already needed to draw on its reserve funds to meet basic operating expenses. Looking forward to returning to regular services, we can also expect the church’s expenses to return to their higher operating level, too.

As Pastor Linman reminds us each week in our home worship video service, it’s important for us to remember the needs of the church even when we aren’t all together for our indoor services. As our “Simply Giving Month” draws to a close, Resurrection needs us to generously support its programs and ministries by using the “Donate” button on the Resurrection website. And the “Simply Giving” automatic funds transfer program also offers an easy way to designate an ongoing specific amount to be automatically contributed on a weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly basis. If you’re interested in enrolling in “Simply Giving,” contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A New Worship Supplement – All Creation Sings

Our church engages in ministry and mission in a rapidly changing world. Our principal book of worship, Evangelical Lutheran Worship, was published in 2006. Both church and world have changed quite a lot in the past fifteen years. The church’s liturgical and musical resources are ever evolving. A single worship book is something like a snapshot of a point in time. Thus, there is always need for additional resources to reflect the church’s current context and theological commitments. All Creation Sings, purchased by Resurrection Church with memorial funds and a generous anonymous gift, is a new book of worship published by our church which serves to accompany and complement Evangelical Lutheran Worship. All Creation Sings includes two additional settings of Holy Communion, a Service of Word and Prayer, other prayers, thanksgivings and laments, and nearly 200 additional songs and hymns for the assembly. Members of the Worship and Music Committee are familiarizing themselves with the materials in this new supplemental book and will be planning ways to introduce its contents to the congregation in coming weeks and months.

We also encourage you to purchase your own copy of All Creation Sings along with Evangelical Lutheran Worship to assist your worship and devotion at home. Every member does well to have our church’s books of worship at home, alongside your Bibles. Resurrection Church also purchased a few extra copies of All Creation Sings beyond what we need for worship in the church. If you are interested in purchasing one of these extra copies, kindly reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Also, should you wish to experience some of the new music in All Creation Sings, Trinity Lutheran Church in Worcester, MA recently hosted a hymn festival featuring some of the hymns and songs in All Creation Sings.

Monday Evening Bible Study on Themes of Justice in the Bible

This Bible Study continues on Monday evenings at 6:30 and will meet for several weeks. This series focuses on how themes of justice variously appear in the Bible, in both Hebrew and Christian scriptures. If you are interested in participating, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: All are welcome to join in!

Resurrection Lutheran Weekday Preschool - Accepting Applications for 2021-2022 school year!

Kindly pass this word along to friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers and others you know who may have children who would benefit from enrolling in our Preschool!

Resurrection Lutheran Weekday Preschool is currently accepting student applications for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. If you would like more information on enrolling your 2-5 year old child in our half day programs please feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us athttps://resurrectionpreschoolarlington.org/. Registration deadline is Mon. April 12, 2021, so please don't delay!

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and to ask your questions about the upcoming school year.

Caroline Furnace Updates

Caroline Furnace is planning to open this summer for campers of all ages. Governor Northam’s staff is working with overnight summer camps in Virginia so that they will have every opportunity to be open this summer. Traditional summer camp sessions are available for kids from those entering first grade through high school. Family Camp opportunities are available each weekend.

2020 was a rough year for all of our outdoor ministries, but Caroline Furnace has made it through and is positioned to thrive this year and beyond. Click here to see the Caroline Furnace Annual Report.

Calling for Additional Worship Leaders

For those who have not yet had occasion to be a reader or prayer leader for our home worship videos, we encourage you to volunteer. It’s wonderful to see a variety of our members serve in this capacity on our worship videos, as this gives a sense of our togetherness as a congregation even when we cannot worship indoors in person yet. Consider yourself duly invited. If you are interested or want to learn more about this opportunity, kindly contact 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..

For Your Prayers at Home

In addition to our usual prayers of intercession in our home worship, we encourage your prayers throughout the week for the following: Joana Plerpa; Jeanne Broyhill; Effice Stallsmith; Maggie Mount; Joan Carr; Lee Hanson; Malcolm Stark; Norm Olsen; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Phillip Swingler; Michael Chaffier and family; Maria Liwski; Tucker Dean; Lisa.

Prayer Requests

Should you desire to make prayer requests for persons you care about, or desire prayer for other concerns, please contact Pastor Linman with those requests: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-972-2076. Pastor will make certain that the names you provide will be included in the Prayers of Intercession for Sundays, and they will also be included in a listing of names in the midweek announcements to invite your prayers throughout the week. Making your requests known to Pastor Linman will allow him to follow up with you directly – as your requests for prayer help set the agenda for our Pastor’s ministry at Resurrection Church.

Arlington County Covid-19 Response

Click here for the latest updates on our county’s pandemic response as well as official and current information concerning vaccinations.

The best ways to contact Pastor Linman

Here are the best and most direct ways to contact Pastor Linman. The email address given for his professional and pastoral use is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Pastor Linman’s direct dial phone number in the church office is: 703-972-2076. Please leave a message there if Pastor does not answer. He monitors and responds to his messages throughout the day even when he's not in the office. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Other Announcements?

Should you have announcements that you wish to communicate in this weekly message as committee chairs or those responsible for other ministry initiatives at Resurrection, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by late Monday mornings for inclusion in the message for the coming Wednesday. Thanks!

Outdoor Worship and Social Time in the Parsonage and Church Yards

On Sunday, May 9, food will be collected for AFAC between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Outdoor Worship begins at 12:15. Join us on the Potomac Street side of the church.

Congregational Conversation for Input: Vision Statements for Mission

At the annual congregational meeting in January, Pastor Linman presented his proposed statements of vision to guide ministry and mission at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Subsequently, the Congregation Council at its annual retreat engaged the vision statements and suggested editorial revisions such that the statements begin to articulate a shared vision for mission and ministry. Now the membership of the congregation beyond its elected leaders is invited to offer their input into these statements to nurture a still wider embrace of shared vision. Toward that end, members are invited to two occasions for conversation about these vision statements. The first occasion will take place in person, outdoors after worship (about 12:30) on Sunday, May 16. We will gather on the parsonage deck and patio for this conversation for up to an hour so that those gathered have a chance to offer their thoughts. A second occasion will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, May 19 at 7:00 pm. Watch for a link to the current vision statements document in coming announcements, along with a link for the Zoom for the May 19 session.

Ascension Day Evening Prayer via Zoom

Join us via Zoom on Thursday, May 13 at 6:30 pm for a service of Evening Prayer for the Ascension of Our Lord. A link for Zoom participation as well as a link to the bulletin for the liturgy will be included in next week’s Midweek Message – please watch for that and plan to attend on May 13.

Worship on the Vigil of Pentecost and Baptism of Axel Hedberg

Join us at the parsonage deck and patio at 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 22 for worship on the Vigil of Pentecost which will include the baptism of Axel Hedberg, infant son of Lars and Angel Hedberg.

Holy Communion Outdoors on the Day of Pentecost

Thanks be to God. After a hiatus of over a year, we will return to the celebration of Holy Communion again commencing on the Day of Pentecost, May 23, 2021 at a liturgy which will feature all of the lectionary readings and more communal singing. The starting time for this service will soon be determined and will appear in subsequent announcements. Taking place on the parsonage side of the church, the parsonage deck will serve as a chancel, the fence separating the parsonage and church yards will function as an altar rail. The church yard surrounding our garden will be the nave, the place of assembly. Communion will be offered in both kinds employing our usual baked bread and then wine being poured from a special chalice into receptacles which you will need to bring from home for Covid safety purposes. Watch for further instructions about our more complete outdoor worship services and instructions about receiving Holy Communion in a coming Midweek Message from Pastor Linman. But please plan to attend on Pentecost Sunday for this joyous return to the fullness of Christ’s presence in both Word and Sacrament.

Faith Formation Calendar

Click below for the most current Faith Formation Calendar for youth and all others drawn to this resource:

pdfRELC Faith Formation Calendar for April 4 through May 26, 2021

Simply Giving Month

Resurrection usually designates each May as “Simply Giving Month” as a reminder to continue to support the church’s ministries and operations while they’re away on summer vacations. Those plans look a little different this May, of course – but it’s still critically important to continue our offerings to sustain Resurrection’s activities and outreach as we deal with the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Our congregation continues to be generous in its financial support for the church, but our giving is about $20,000 less than it was at this point last year – and the need for us to continue to help the church provide assistance to our neighbors in need has never been greater.

Even though we aren’t yet able to resume our indoor worshiping together on Sundays, we can continue to make our offerings using the “Donate” button on the Resurrection website. And we can still sign up for the “Simply Giving” automatic funds transfer program and designate an ongoing specific amount to be automatically contributed on a weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly basis. Either option allows us to designate how much we want to give to support the congregation’s general fund for salaries and expenses, for benevolences to community charities, or for maintaining the church’s facilities. If you’re interested in enrolling in “Simply Giving,” contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A New Worship Supplement – All Creation Sings

Our church engages in ministry and mission in a rapidly changing world. Our principal book of worship, Evangelical Lutheran Worship, was published in 2006. Both church and world have changed quite a lot in the past fifteen years. The church’s liturgical and musical resources are ever evolving. A single worship book is something like a snapshot of a point in time. Thus, there is always need for additional resources to reflect the church’s current context and theological commitments. All Creation Sings, purchased by Resurrection Church with memorial funds and a generous anonymous gift, is a new book of worship published by our church which serves to accompany and complement Evangelical Lutheran Worship. All Creation Sings includes two additional settings of Holy Communion, a Service of Word and Prayer, other prayers, thanksgivings and laments, and nearly 200 additional songs and hymns for the assembly. Members of the Worship and Music Committee are familiarizing themselves with the materials in this new supplemental book and will be planning ways to introduce its contents to the congregation in coming weeks and months.

We also encourage you to purchase your own copy of All Creation Sings along with Evangelical Lutheran Worship to assist your worship and devotion at home. Every member does well to have our church’s books of worship at home, alongside your Bibles. Resurrection Church also purchased a few extra copies of All Creation Sings beyond what we need for worship in the church. If you are interested in purchasing one of these extra copies, kindly reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Also, should you wish to experience some of the new music in All Creation Sings, Trinity Lutheran Church in Worcester, MA recently hosted a hymn festival featuring some of the hymns and songs in All Creation Sings.

Monday Evening Bible Study on Themes of Justice in the Bible

This Bible Study continues on Monday evenings at 6:30 and will meet for several weeks. This series focuses on how themes of justice variously appear in the Bible, in both Hebrew and Christian scriptures. If you are interested in participating, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: All are welcome to join in!

Resurrection Lutheran Weekday Preschool - Accepting Applications for 2021-2022 school year!

Kindly pass this word along to friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers and others you know who may have children who would benefit from enrolling in our Preschool!

Resurrection Lutheran Weekday Preschool is currently accepting student applications for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. If you would like more information on enrolling your 2-5 year old child in our half day programs please feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us athttps://resurrectionpreschoolarlington.org/. Registration deadline is Mon. April 12, 2021, so please don't delay!

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and to ask your questions about the upcoming school year.

Caroline Furnace Updates

Caroline Furnace is planning to open this summer for campers of all ages. Governor Northam’s staff is working with overnight summer camps in Virginia so that they will have every opportunity to be open this summer. Traditional summer camp sessions are available for kids from those entering first grade through high school. Family Camp opportunities are available each weekend.

2020 was a rough year for all of our outdoor ministries, but Caroline Furnace has made it through and is positioned to thrive this year and beyond. Click here to see the Caroline Furnace Annual Report.

Calling for Additional Worship Leaders

For those who have not yet had occasion to be a reader or prayer leader for our home worship videos, we encourage you to volunteer. It’s wonderful to see a variety of our members serve in this capacity on our worship videos, as this gives a sense of our togetherness as a congregation even when we cannot worship indoors in person yet. Consider yourself duly invited. If you are interested or want to learn more about this opportunity, kindly contact 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..

For Your Prayers at Home

In addition to our usual prayers of intercession in our home worship, we encourage your prayers throughout the week for the following: Joana Plerpa; Jeanne Broyhill; Effice Stallsmith; Maggie Mount; Joan Carr; Lee Hanson; Malcolm Stark; Norm Olsen; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Phillip Swingler; Michael Chaffier and family; Maria Liwski; Tucker Dean; Lisa.

Prayer Requests

Should you desire to make prayer requests for persons you care about, or desire prayer for other concerns, please contact Pastor Linman with those requests: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-972-2076. Pastor will make certain that the names you provide will be included in the Prayers of Intercession for Sundays, and they will also be included in a listing of names in the midweek announcements to invite your prayers throughout the week. Making your requests known to Pastor Linman will allow him to follow up with you directly – as your requests for prayer help set the agenda for our Pastor’s ministry at Resurrection Church.

Arlington County Covid-19 Response

Click here for the latest updates on our county’s pandemic response as well as official and current information concerning vaccinations.

The best ways to contact Pastor Linman

Here are the best and most direct ways to contact Pastor Linman. The email address given for his professional and pastoral use is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Pastor Linman’s direct dial phone number in the church office is: 703-972-2076. Please leave a message there if Pastor does not answer. He monitors and responds to his messages throughout the day even when he's not in the office. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Other Announcements?

Should you have announcements that you wish to communicate in this weekly message as committee chairs or those responsible for other ministry initiatives at Resurrection, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by late Monday mornings for inclusion in the message for the coming Wednesday. Thanks!

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