Celebrating a New Birth!
Congratulations and God’s blessing to Andrew Hanson and Dallas Milholland on the birth of their daughter, Eliza Pearl Wilbur Hanson, born on June 23. Christ be with this new family as they enter into this new adventure of parenting and childhood.
Mourning a Death
Members of our congregation became aware that long-time member of Resurrection Church, Jean Dick, died on the morning of June 25. She was 94. She had been living in Connecticut in recent years to be near her daughter, Jennifer O’Donnell. Arrangements are pending both for a funeral in Connecticut and then the interment of Jean’s ashes in the Memorial Garden at Resurrection Church sometime next year, when we pray that we can gather for such an occasion.
Condolence messages can be sent to Jean’s children at the following addresses:
Jennifer O’Donnell 16 Brook Street Noank, Connecticut 06340-5513
John Dick 725 N. Vermont Street Arlington, VA 22203
May Financial Update. The below chart is a summary of RELC’s finances for the year to date as of April 30, 2020. The columns titled “(a) YTD Giving,” “(b) YTD Expenses” and “(c) Giving minus Expenses” provide key data for our three primary financial funds. This shows that our giving is slightly above our actual expenses for the YTD but well below our giving levels for this time last year. We are beginning to see the impact of the cancellation of Sunday services on our giving. Please continue to send in your weekly contributions which can be made through Simply Giving (May is “Simply Giving Month”!), 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 prayerfully consider what this information means to you as we work together to support RELC’s ministries.
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||(d) Giving as %
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Our community is facing a challenging time as it continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and the economic damage resulting from business closures, now compounded by the suffering of racial injustice. Despite our separation, it’s important for us to maintain our financial support for the church and its ministries in the community – and, if possible, to considering increasing that support to address our neighbors’ immediate needs. As our church determines how it can best serve the community, please ensure that it has the resources needed to provide that help. You can make your offering by using the “Donate Now” button on the RELC website or by mailing your offering to our office at 6201 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA, 22205.
AFAC Food Collection
When: July 12th and July 26th, from 11:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Washington Blvd. Entrance
Care Takers For RELC’s Plot Against Hunger Garden
Readers For Home Worship
Provided is a Home Faith Formation Calendar, updated each week with the following week’s recorded content. For those who couldn’t tune in live, see those resources available to you now. Check out too suggestive home activities, lectionary readings, and resources for racial justice for all ages.
Home Faith Formation Calendar
ELCA Metro D.C. Synod News
- Monday, June 29th was the 50th anniversary of the Lutheran Church in America's vote in favor of ordaining women. The following November, Pastor Elizabeth Platz was the first woman ordained in a North American Lutheran church body. Pastor Platz served as Chaplain at the Lutheran Campus Ministry of the University of Maryland in our neighboring synod and is a beloved member of the Metro D.C. community.
Can you see your pastor's name (or your name) in this mural? If you haven't already, please reach out to our beloved women pastors this week and remind them that the work God does through their actions and words is important to bringing about the Kingdom!
This year, the ELCA also celebrates 40 years of the ordination of Lutheran women of color, and 10 years of Lutheran LGBTQIA+ individuals’ freedom to serve. All celebration materials including worship liturgy is available below.
- The Metro D.C. Synod Racial Equity Team is providing an opportunity for people of all ethnicities, especially white allies, to attend a new Racial Equity series of listening sessions over the next six weeks.
This Thursday, July 2 at 7:00 PM
Malformed Genealogies: Race and Religious Identity
Led by Rev. Dr. Stephen G. Ray, Jr
President of Chicago Theological Seminary
All sessions are being presented on Zoom webinar, but we expect to be at capacity for this week's session. You can watch a live stream of the session on our website, our Facebook page or our YouTube page, if you cannot enter the Zoom webinar.
Please also save these dates for the next sessions:
- July 16 - Christ, Color and Covid, with Dr. Ulysses Burley III
- July 30 - Justice-Centered Embodied Leadership, with Rozella H. White
In case you missed last week's session, you can view a recording here.
Pastor Linman in the Sun Gazette:
Pastor Linman has been featured in Arlington’s very own Sun Gazette! Please take a look on page 10 (link below), where Resurrection Lutheran Church and Pastor Linman are being noted. https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/d85df45a-d226-4bc2-800c-75a1d56073e2/downloads/Arlington%206-4-20.pdf?ver=1591359945357
Contacting Pastor Linman