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Holy Week and Easter

The Three Days (April 1-3):

  • Resources for worship at home for the Three Days – Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil.
  • Maundy Thursday – Outdoor worship at 11:00 am and 7:00 pm with Confession and Forgiveness
  • Good Friday – Outdoor worship at 11:00 am and 7:30 pm with the Passion According to John, Bidding Prayers, and Procession of the Cross
  • Easter Vigil – Outdoor worship at 7:00 pm with new fire, Easter Proclamation and Affirmation of Baptism

Easter Sunday (April 4):

  • Resources for worship at home along with worship video
  • A Continental Easter Breakfast begins at 9:00 am with serving concluding at 9:45 followed by Outdoor Worship at 10:00

New Monday Evening Bible Study on Themes of Justice in the Bible

A new Bible Study will begin on Monday evening April 12 at 6:30 and will continue for several weeks. This new series will focus 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!

AFAC Collection, Outdoor Worship and Installation of Council Members and Officers

On Sunday, April 11, food will be collected for AFAC between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. We will also worship outdoors at 12:15 at the conclusion of which Congregation Council members and Officers will be installed. Join us on the Potomac Street side of the church.

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

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 at https://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..

Pick Up 2021 Offering Envelopes on Palm Sunday

If you haven’t picked up your 2021 offering envelopes yet, you can get them March 28 at Resurrection’s outdoor Palm Sunday service or any of the Holy Week outdoor services April 1-4. If you’re not able to attend the services and would like your envelopes mailed to you, please let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know.

Represent Resurrection at the Metro D.C. Synod Assembly

Interested in learning more about the work of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Metro D.C. Synod? You could represent Resurrection as a lay voting member of the Metro D.C. Synod Assembly, which will be held virtually June 4 and 5. Our congregation has been allocated three seats for lay voting members at this year’s assembly, which will include reports from ministries, approval of a Synod Mission Spending Plan, elections to Synod Council and various committees, and consideration of resolutions. If you’re interested in serving as one of Resurrection’s lay voting members, particularly perhaps if you’ve never attended a Synod Assembly before and would be curious to have this experience, please 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..

Transforming Generosity Through Your Storytelling
Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Stories, no matter how polished or who authored the words, transform our actions and lives. Yet we overlook or forget the power of sharing stories the moment giving or financial statements are a topic of discussion. We tend to focus on giving as a transaction rather than how stories inspire generosity, deepen faith and transform lives.

The Stewardship and Missions Table of the Metro D.C. Synod invite all rostered ministers, council members, lay leaders and stewardship chairs to a 90-minute Leadership Academy session, led by Andrew Steele, VP of Development & Outreach at LIRS and Rev. Lucille “CeCee” Mills, Associate DEM of the North Carolina Synod, during which you will:

  • Learn why sharing our stories is important and impactful
  • Practice sharing a story in a small group guided by proven methods from our speakers
  • Shift your mindset from transactional giving to the transformational joy of generosity

Click here to register.

Social Ministry Update

During Lent we will be collecting items for Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. Each kit needs the following items:

  • one dark color light-weight bath-size towel (between 20"×40" & 52"×27")
  • 2-3 bath-size (3-4 oz. for a total of 8-9 oz.) bars of soap, any brand in original wrapping
  • one adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging
  • one sturdy comb
  • metal nail clippers.

You can either donate individual items or bring assembled kits. Wrap items in the towel and tie together with yarn or string. See a how-to assemble a Personal Care Kit video here OR here. Bring the items or assembled kits to Resurrection on a collection date before Sunday, April 18. We will accept your donations at any AFAC collection or outdoor service before April 18.

We will also accept monetary donations. Make checks to “RELC” and indicate “personal care kits” in the memo line or give online using the ‘Donate’ button on the RELC website. If you have any questions or want more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Any loose undesignated offerings received at in person outdoor services during Lent will be sent to A-SPAN.

About Gail Ramshaw’s Publications

Several church members have inquired which of Gail’s publications might most interest them. Here is a short list: More Days for Praise: Festivals and Commemorations in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (Augsburg Fortress, 2016); her college textbook, Christian Worship: 100,000 Sundays of Symbols and Rituals (Fortress Press, 2009); A Three-Year Banquet: The Lectionary for the Assembly (Augsburg Fortress, 2004); the theological discussion God beyond Gender: Feminist Christian God-Language (Fortress Press, 1995); and a children’s guide to the Sunday service, Sunday Morning (Liturgy Training Publications, 1993). Many others are listed on Amazon.

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: family of Judy Jaquette; John Showman; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Gretchen Zeltner; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Frank Fuelling; Phillip Swingler; Michael Chaffier and family; Maria Liwski; Grant Aldonis; Tucker Dean; Lisa; the family of Bettye Henck..

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 AFAC Food Collection on Palm and Passion Sunday, March 28

Weather permitting, join us outdoors (with facial covering and maintaining strict physical distance) on March 28 at 12:15 on the Potomac Street side of the church for a brief service of worship in conjunction of the food collection for AFAC. This service will feature a procession with palms and a reading of the Passion from Mark’s Gospel.

Midweek Lenten Series

Thousand thanks to our Zoom presenters and writers of reflections for this year’s Lenten Series on how faith informs the life work of our members. This series permitted our lifting up of the ministry in daily life of our lay leaders and allowed us to get to know each other better. Thanks to the following for their excellent written reflections: Steve Black, Mitzi Budde, Juan Cuesta, Judy Hughes, and Cindy Reese. And thanks to the following for their Zoom presentations and for engaging us in conversation: Dave Oaks, Teri Deal, Gail Ramshaw, Shawna Bergman, and Doug Andre.

Holy Week and Easter

Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday (March 28):

  • Resources for worship at home along with worship video
  • Outdoor worship with Procession with Palms and the Passion According to Mark – 12:15 pm in conjunction with food collection for AFAC

The Three Days (April 1-3):

  • Resources for worship at home for the Three Days – Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil.
  • Maundy Thursday – Outdoor worship at 11:00 am and 7:00 pm with Confession and Forgiveness
  • Good Friday – Outdoor worship at 11:00 am and 7:30 pm with the Passion According to John, Bidding Prayers, and Procession of the Cross
  • Easter Vigil – Outdoor worship at 7:00 pm with new fire, Easter Proclamation and Affirmation of Baptism

Easter Sunday (April 4):

  • Resources for worship at home along with worship video
  • A Continental Easter Breakfast begins at 9:00 am with serving concluding at 9:45 followed by Outdoor Worship at 10:00

New Monday Evening Bible Study on Themes of Justice in the Bible

A new Bible Study will begin on Monday evening April 12 at 6:30 and will continue for several weeks. This new series will focus 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!

Pastor Linman’s Whereabouts

Pastor Linman will return to Arlington late afternoon on Saturday, March 27 and will be present for the various outdoor worship services for Holy Week and Easter. Pastor is glad for the opportunity to have seen Nathan’s condition firsthand and to be present more directly as his dad during this time. While Nathan is doing well, his parents still await consultation with other medical professionals about the nature of his current condition. Thanks for your patience, for your flexibility, and for your prayers.

About Gail Ramshaw’s Publications

Several church members have inquired which of Gail’s publications might most interest them. Here is a short list: More Days for Praise: Festivals and Commemorations in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (Augsburg Fortress, 2016); her college textbook, Christian Worship: 100,000 Sundays of Symbols and Rituals (Fortress Press, 2009); A Three-Year Banquet: The Lectionary for the Assembly (Augsburg Fortress, 2004); the theological discussion God beyond Gender: Feminist Christian God-Language (Fortress Press, 1995); and a children’s guide to the Sunday service, Sunday Morning (Liturgy Training Publications, 1993). Many others are listed on Amazon.

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

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 at https://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..

Youth Ministry

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.

pdfRELC Faith Formation Calendar for Lent 2021

Pick Up 2021 Offering Envelopes on Palm Sunday

If you haven’t picked up your 2021 offering envelopes yet, you can get them March 28 at Resurrection’s outdoor Palm Sunday service or any of the Holy Week outdoor services April 1-4. If you’re not able to attend the services and would like your envelopes mailed to you, please let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know.

Represent Resurrection at the Metro D.C. Synod Assembly

Interested in learning more about the work of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Metro D.C. Synod? You could represent Resurrection as a lay voting member of the Metro D.C. Synod Assembly, which will be held virtually June 4 and 5. Our congregation has been allocated three seats for lay voting members at this year’s assembly, which will include reports from ministries, approval of a Synod Mission Spending Plan, elections to Synod Council and various committees, and consideration of resolutions. If you’re interested in serving as one of Resurrection’s lay voting members, particularly perhaps if you’ve never attended a Synod Assembly before and would be curious to have this experience, please 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..

Social Ministry Update

During Lent we will be collecting items for Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. Each kit needs the following items:

  • one dark color light-weight bath-size towel (between 20"×40" & 52"×27")
  • 2-3 bath-size (3-4 oz. for a total of 8-9 oz.) bars of soap, any brand in original wrapping
  • one adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging
  • one sturdy comb
  • metal nail clippers.

You can either donate individual items or bring assembled kits. Wrap items in the towel and tie together with yarn or string. See a how-to assemble a Personal Care Kit video here OR here. Bring the items or assembled kits to Resurrection on a collection date before Sunday, April 18. We will accept your donations at any AFAC collection or outdoor service before April 18.

We will also accept monetary donations. Make checks to “RELC” and indicate “personal care kits” in the memo line or give online using the ‘Donate’ button on the RELC website. If you have any questions or want more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Any loose undesignated offerings received at in person outdoor services during Lent will be sent to A-SPAN.

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: family of Judy Jaquette; John Showman; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Gretchen Zeltner; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Frank Fuelling; Phillip Swingler; Michael Chaffier and family; Maria Liwski; Grant Aldonis; Tucker Dean; Lisa; the family of Bettye Henck.

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!

Friday Evening Movie Series Tomorrow Night

It is a truth of our denomination that Dylan Roof grew up in the ELCA. It is also a truth that Delaina Ashley Yuan, Paul Andres Michels, Xiaojie Yan, Daoyou Feng, Julie Park, Hyeon Jeong Park, and two as of yet unnamed Korean women were murdered violently this week.

As a Congregation, we are practicing intergenerational dialogues and shared learning, using one tool of screened movie nights with opening and closing programming over Zoom. Tomorrow, March 19th, we will gather at 6 pm to view the film The Hunchback of Notre Dame together, and engage in reflection and commemoration together. We will gather on Zoom from 6-6:30 pm, and 8:15-8:45 pm for group activities, and rent of stream films separately using either Disney +, Youtube, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Vudu, Google Play or ITunes.

Zoom meeting information will be included in the Constant Contact version of our weekly announcements. If you are not receiving our weekly announcements, please contact the Church Office.

Outdoor Worship and AFAC Food Collection on Sunday, March 28

Weather permitting, join us outdoors (with facial covering and maintaining strict physical distance) on March 28 at 12:15 on the Potomac Street side of the church for a brief service of worship in conjunction of the food collection for AFAC. This service will feature a procession with palms and a reading of the Passion from Mark’s Gospel.

Midweek Lenten Series

Join us via Zoom at 7:00 pm on the Wednesday evenings during Lent for a brief worship service followed by presentations by RELC members on how their faith informs their life’s work. Additionally, each week in Lent also features written reflections by members on the same topic which seeks to celebrate the vitality of lay ministry and leadership in our congregation. This series concludes on Wednesday, March 24. Look for links to the written reflections, the Zoom invitations and the service bulletins in each Tuesday’s Midweek Message.

About Gail Ramshaw’s Publications

Several church members have inquired which of Gail’s publications might most interest them. Here is a short list: More Days for Praise: Festivals and Commemorations in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (Augsburg Fortress, 2016); her college textbook, Christian Worship: 100,000 Sundays of Symbols and Rituals (Fortress Press, 2009); A Three-Year Banquet: The Lectionary for the Assembly (Augsburg Fortress, 2004); the theological discussion God beyond Gender: Feminist Christian God-Language (Fortress Press, 1995); and a children’s guide to the Sunday service, Sunday Morning (Liturgy Training Publications, 1993). Many others are listed on Amazon.

Holy Week and Easter

Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday (March 28):

  • Resources for worship at home along with worship video
  • Outdoor worship with Procession with Palms and the Passion According to Mark – 12:15 pm in conjunction with food collection for AFAC

The Three Days (April 1-3):

  • Resources for worship at home for the Three Days – Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil.
  • Maundy Thursday – Outdoor worship at 11:00 am and 7:00 pm with Confession and Forgiveness
  • Good Friday – Outdoor worship at 11:00 am and 7:30 pm with the Passion According to John, Bidding Prayers, and Procession of the Cross
  • Easter Vigil – Outdoor worship at 7:00 pm with new fire, Easter Proclamation and Affirmation of Baptism

Easter Sunday (April 4):

  • Resources for worship at home along with worship video
  • A Continental Easter Breakfast begins at 9:00 am with serving concluding at 9:45 followed by Outdoor Worship at 10:00

Pastor Linman’s Whereabouts

Pastor Linman’s son, Nathan, is undergoing an unexpected health crisis which necessitates Pastor’s travel to Phoenix. He will report more about Nathan’s condition when he knows more. He will travel on Saturday, March 20 and intends to return in time for Holy Week. Pastor will undertake his usual duties remotely from Phoenix in the coming days. Thanks for your patience and for your prayers.

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

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 at https://resurrectionpreschoolarlington.org/. Registration deadline is Mon. April 12, 2021, so please don't delay!

We also have two upcoming virtual zoom sessions on Thursday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 10 from 7-8 pm. Please email Jenny Tigney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive an invitation to attend and ask your questions about the upcoming school year.

Youth Ministry

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.

pdfRELC Faith Formation Calendar for Lent 2021

Pick Up 2021 Offering Envelopes on Palm Sunday

If you haven’t picked up your 2021 offering envelopes yet, you can get them March 28 at Resurrection’s outdoor Palm Sunday service or any of the Holy Week outdoor services April 1-4. If you’re not able to attend the services and would like your envelopes mailed to you, please let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know.

Represent Resurrection at the Metro D.C. Synod Assembly

Interested in learning more about the work of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Metro D.C. Synod? You could represent Resurrection as a lay voting member of the Metro D.C. Synod Assembly, which will be held virtually June 4 and 5. Our congregation has been allocated three seats for lay voting members at this year’s assembly, which will include reports from ministries, approval of a Synod Mission Spending Plan, elections to Synod Council and various committees, and consideration of resolutions. If you’re interested in serving as one of Resurrection’s lay voting members, particularly perhaps if you’ve never attended a Synod Assembly before and would be curious to have this experience, please 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..

Social Ministry Update

During Lent we will be collecting items for Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. Each kit needs the following items:

  • one dark color light-weight bath-size towel (between 20"×40" & 52"×27")
  • 2-3 bath-size (3-4 oz. for a total of 8-9 oz.) bars of soap, any brand in original wrapping
  • one adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging
  • one sturdy comb
  • metal nail clippers.

You can either donate individual items or bring assembled kits. Wrap items in the towel and tie together with yarn or string. See a how-to assemble a Personal Care Kit video here OR here. Bring the items or assembled kits to Resurrection on a collection date before Sunday, April 18. We will accept your donations at any AFAC collection or outdoor service before April 18.

We will also accept monetary donations. Make checks to “RELC” and indicate “personal care kits” in the memo line or give online using the ‘Donate’ button on the RELC website. If you have any questions or want more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Any loose undesignated offerings received at in person outdoor services during Lent will be sent to A-SPAN.

Our Benevolent Generosity at Work

We recently received letters of thanks from the following organizations which we financially support via the recommendations of our Social Ministry Committee:

  • Doorways (addressing homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault)
  • N Street Village (housing and other support and recovery for women)

March Financial Update

The below chart is a summary of RELC’s finances for the year to date as of February 28, 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 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 Sunday services on our giving.

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
2019 Giving
General Fund 55,302 60,524 (5,222) 66% (2,155)
Benevolence 9,497 1,705 7,792 71% (1,130)
Renovation 2,407 2,500 (93) 96% (1,301)
TOTAL 67,206 64,729 2,477 67% (4,586)

 

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: Judy Jaquette; John Showman; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Gretchen Zeltner; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Frank Fuelling; Phillip Swingler; Michael Chaffier and family; Maria Liwski; Grant Aldonis; Tucker Dean; Lisa; the family of Bettye Henck.

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

For the latest updates on our county’s pandemic response as well as official and current information concerning vaccinations, go to: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAARLINGTON/bulletins/2c4a358

Pastor’s Opinion Column in Arlington Now

Pastor Linman was invited by editors with Arlington Now to reflect on the process of discernment and decision making that resulted in our Council decision to place Black Lives Matters signs on church property. Click here to read the article.

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 Monika at the office (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 AFAC Food Collection on Sunday, March 14

Weather permitting, join us outdoors (with facial covering and maintaining strict physical distance) on March 14 at 12:15 on the Potomac Street side of the church for a brief service of worship in conjunction of the food collection for AFAC. This service includes an order for confession and forgiveness, a reading and reflection, prayers of intercession, the Lord’s Prayer and a blessing.

Midweek Lenten Series

Join us via Zoom at 7:00 pm on the Wednesday evenings during Lent for a brief worship service followed by presentations by RELC members on how their faith informs their life’s work. Additionally, each week in Lent also features written reflections by members on the same topic which seeks to celebrate the vitality of lay ministry and leadership in our congregation. This series continues on Wednesday, March 17. Look for links to the written reflections, the Zoom invitations and the service bulletins in each Tuesday’s Midweek Message.

Holy Week and Easter

Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday (March 28):

  • Resources for worship at home along with worship video
  • Outdoor worship with Procession with Palms and the Passion According to Mark – 12:15 pm in conjunction with food collection for AFAC

The Three Days (April 1-3):

  • Resources for worship at home for the Three Days – Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil.
  • Maundy Thursday – Outdoor worship at 11:00 am and 7:00 pm with Confession and Forgiveness
  • Good Friday – Outdoor worship at 11:00 am and 7:30 pm with the Passion According to John, Bidding Prayers, and Procession of the Cross
  • Easter Vigil – Outdoor worship at 7:00 pm with new fire, Easter Proclamation and Affirmation of Baptism

Easter Sunday (April 4):

  • Resources for worship at home along with worship video
  • Outdoor worship and carry-out Easter Breakfast (time to be determined)

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

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 at https://resurrectionpreschoolarlington.org/. Registration deadline is Mon. April 12, 2021, so please don't delay!

We also have two upcoming virtual zoom sessions on Thursday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 10 from 7-8 pm. Please email Jenny Tigney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive an invitation to attend and ask your questions about the upcoming school year.

Youth Ministry

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.

pdfRELC Faith Formation Calendar for Lent 2021

Social Ministry Update

During Lent we will be collecting items for Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. Each kit needs the following items:

  • one dark color light-weight bath-size towel (between 20"×40" & 52"×27")
  • 2-3 bath-size (3-4 oz. for a total of 8-9 oz.) bars of soap, any brand in original wrapping
  • one adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging
  • one sturdy comb
  • metal nail clippers.

You can either donate individual items or bring assembled kits. Wrap items in the towel and tie together with yarn or string. See a how-to assemble a Personal Care Kit video here OR here. Bring the items or assembled kits to Resurrection on a collection date before Sunday, April 18. We will accept your donations at any AFAC collection or outdoor service before April 18.

We will also accept monetary donations. Make checks to “RELC” and indicate “personal care kits” in the memo line or give online using the ‘Donate’ button on the RELC website. If you have any questions or want more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Any loose undesignated offerings received at in person outdoor services during Lent will be sent to A-SPAN.

Get Your 2021 Offering Envelopes

Weekly offering envelopes for 2021 are now available for you to pick up at Resurrection the at our next socially-distant outdoor service on March 14. If you’re unable to pick up your envelopes and would like them to be mailed to you, please send a request to Glen Mason (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

March Financial Update

The below chart is a summary of RELC’s finances for the year to date as of February 28, 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 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 Sunday services on our giving.

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
2019 Giving
General Fund 55,302 60,524 (5,222) 66% (2,155)
Benevolence 9,497 1,705 7,792 71% (1,130)
Renovation 2,407 2,500 (93) 96% (1,301)
TOTAL 67,206 64,729 2,477 67% (4,586)

 

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: Judy Jaquette; John Showman; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Gretchen Zeltner; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Frank Fuelling; Phillip Swingler; Michael Chaffier and family; Maria Liwski; Grant Aldonis; Tucker Dean; Lisa; the family of Bettye Henck.

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

For the latest updates on our county’s pandemic response as well as official and current information concerning vaccinations, go to: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAARLINGTON/bulletins/2c4a358

Pastor’s Opinion Column in Arlington Now

Pastor Linman was invited by editors with Arlington Now to reflect on the process of discernment and decision making that resulted in our Council decision to place Black Lives Matters signs on church property. Click here to read the article.

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 Monika at the office (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 AFAC Food Collection on Sunday, March 14

Weather permitting, join us outdoors (with facial covering and maintaining strict physical distance) on March 14 at 12:15 on the Potomac Street side of the church for a brief service of worship in conjunction of the food collection for AFAC. This service includes an order for confession and forgiveness, a reading and reflection, prayers of intercession, the Lord’s Prayer and a blessing.

Midweek Lenten Series

Join us via Zoom at 7:00 pm on the Wednesday evenings during Lent for a brief worship service followed by presentations by RELC members on how their faith informs their life’s work. Additionally, each week in Lent will also feature written reflections by members on the same topic which seeks to feature the vitality of lay ministry and leadership in our congregation. This series continues on Wednesday, March 10. Look for links to the written reflections, the Zoom invitations and the service bulletins in each Tuesday’s Midweek Message.

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

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 at https://resurrectionpreschoolarlington.org/. Registration deadline is Mon. April 12, 2021, so please don't delay!

We also have two upcoming virtual zoom sessions on Thursday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 10 from 7-8 pm. Please email Jenny Tigney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive an invitation to attend and ask your questions about the upcoming school year.

Social Ministry Update

During Lent we will be collecting items for Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. Each kit needs the following items:

  • one dark color light-weight bath-size towel (between 20"×40" & 52"×27")
  • 2-3 bath-size (3-4 oz. for a total of 8-9 oz.) bars of soap, any brand in original wrapping
  • one adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging
  • one sturdy comb
  • metal nail clippers.

You can either donate individual items or bring assembled kits. Wrap items in the towel and tie together with yarn or string. See a how-to assemble a Personal Care Kit video here OR here. Bring the items or assembled kits to Resurrection on a collection date before Sunday, April 18. We will accept your donations at any AFAC collection or outdoor service before April 18.

We will also accept monetary donations. Make checks to “RELC” and indicate “personal care kits” in the memo line or give online using the ‘Donate’ button on the RELC website. If you have any questions or want more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Any loose undesignated offerings received at in person outdoor services during Lent will be sent to A-SPAN.

Get Your 2021 Offering Envelopes

Weekly offering envelopes for 2021 are now available for you to pick up at Resurrection the at our next socially-distant outdoor service on March 14. If you’re unable to pick up your envelopes and would like them to be mailed to you, please send a request to Glen Mason (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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..

In Christian Sympathy

We received word that long-time member Bettye Henck died on March 3. She was 99. A private graveside committal service for family members will be held.

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: Judy Jaquette; John Showman; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Gretchen Zeltner; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Frank Fuelling; Phillip Swingler; Michael Chaffier and family; Maria Liwski; Grant Aldonis; Tucker Dean; Lisa; the family of Bettye Henck.

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.

Youth Ministry

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.

pdfRELC Faith Formation Calendar for Lent 2021

Arlington County Covid-19 Response

For the latest updates on our county’s pandemic response as well as official and current information concerning vaccinations, go to: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAARLINGTON/bulletins/2c4a358

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 Monika at the office (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 AFAC Food Collection on Sunday, February 28

Weather permitting, join us outdoors (with facial covering and maintaining strict physical distance) on February 14 at 12:15 on the Potomac Street side of the church for a brief service of worship in conjunction of the food collection for AFAC. This service includes an order for confession and forgiveness, a reading and reflection, prayers of intercession, the Lord’s Prayer and a blessing.

Midweek Lenten Series

Join us via Zoom at 7:00 pm on the Wednesday evenings during Lent for a brief worship service followed by presentations by RELC members on how their faith informs their life’s work. Additionally, each week in Lent will also feature written reflections by members on the same topic which seeks to feature the vitality of lay ministry and leadership in our congregation. This series continues on Wednesday, March 3. Look for links to the written reflections, the Zoom invitations and the service bulletins in each Tuesday’s Midweek Message.

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

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 at https://resurrectionpreschoolarlington.org/. Registration deadline is Mon. April 12, 2021, so please don't delay!

We also have two upcoming virtual zoom sessions on Thursday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 10 from 7-8 pm. Please email Jenny Tigney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive an invitation to attend and ask your questions about the upcoming school year.

Social Ministry Update

During Lent we will be collecting items for Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. Each kit needs the following items:

  • one dark color light-weight bath-size towel (between 20"×40" & 52"×27")
  • 2-3 bath-size (3-4 oz. for a total of 8-9 oz.) bars of soap, any brand in original wrapping
  • one adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging
  • one sturdy comb
  • metal nail clippers.

You can either donate individual items or bring assembled kits. Wrap items in the towel and tie together with yarn or string. See a how-to assemble a Personal Care Kit video here OR here. Bring the items or assembled kits to Resurrection on a collection date before Sunday, April 18. We will accept your donations at any AFAC collection or outdoor service before April 18.

We will also accept monetary donations. Make checks to “RELC” and indicate “personal care kits” in the memo line or give online using the ‘Donate’ button on the RELC website. If you have any questions or want more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Any loose undesignated offerings received at in person outdoor services during Lent will be sent to A-SPAN.

Our Benevolent Offerings at Work

We recently received letters of thanks from the following organizations which our congregation supports under the leadership of our Social Ministry Committee:

  • National Capital Treatment and Recovery (Patient Assistance Fund in support of substance abuse treatment)
  • Lutheran World Relief (international assistance)
  • A-Span (homelessness assistance in Arlington)
  • AFAC (addressing local hunger concerns)

Reading the Letter of James in Light of Luther

Join us on Monday evenings at 6:30 pm via Zoom for an exploration of the Letter of James in light of Martin Luther’s treatise, “Freedom of a Christian.” If you are interested in joining in, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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: Judy Jaquette; John Showman; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Gretchen Zeltner; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Frank Fuelling; Phillip Swingler; Michael Chaffier and family; Maria Liwski; Grant Aldonis; Angie; Debbie; Kat.

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.

Opportunity for Bible Study, Lectio Divina, and Supportive Conversation

Join us for about an hour every other Thursday morning at 11:00 am on Zoom for Bible Study, lectio divina and conversation about the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel reading. Pastor Linman leads these occasions. Spending time with our appointed Gospel readings promises to enrich the experience of Sunday Home Worship.

On the alternating Thursdays, this group gathers for fellowship, checking in and supporting each other, as well as spending time discussing the reflection questions from the previous Sunday sermon.

If you are interested in joining these Thursday conversations, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at or 703-972-2076.

Youth Ministry

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.

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 Monika at the office (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 AFAC Food Collection on Sunday, February 28

Weather permitting, join us outdoors (with facial covering and maintaining strict physical distance) on February 28 at 12:15 on the Potomac Street side of the church for a brief service of worship in conjunction of the food collection for AFAC. This service includes an order for confession and forgiveness, a reading and reflection, prayers of intercession, the Lord’s Prayer and a blessing.

Midweek Lenten Series

Join us via Zoom at 7:00 pm on the Wednesday evenings during Lent for a brief worship service followed by presentations by RELC members on how their faith informs their life’s work. Additionally, each week in Lent will also feature written reflections by members on the same topic which seeks to feature the vitality of lay ministry and leadership in our congregation. This series begins on Wednesday, February 24. Look for links to the written reflections, the Zoom invitations and the service bulletins in each Tuesday’s Midweek Message.

Social Ministry Update

During Lent we will be collecting items for Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. Each kit needs the following items:

  • one dark color light-weight bath-size towel (between 20"×40" & 52"×27")
  • 2-3 bath-size (3-4 oz. for a total of 8-9 oz.) bars of soap, any brand in original wrapping
  • one adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging
  • one sturdy comb
  • metal nail clippers.

You can either donate individual items or bring assembled kits. Wrap items in the towel and tie together with yarn or string. See a how-to assemble a Personal Care Kit video here OR here. Bring the items or assembled kits to Resurrection on a collection date before Sunday, April 18. We will accept your donations at any AFAC collection or outdoor service before April 18.

We will also accept monetary donations. Make checks to “RELC” and indicate “personal care kits” in the memo line or give online using the ‘Donate’ button on the RELC website. If you have any questions or want more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Any loose undesignated offerings received at in person outdoor services during Lent will be sent to A-SPAN.

Reading the Letter of James in Light of Luther

Join us on Monday evenings at 6:30 pm via Zoom for an exploration of the Letter of James in light of Martin Luther’s treatise, “Freedom of a Christian.” If you are interested in joining in, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Interested in Being Part of New Groups on Zoom?

Those who have participated in our various initiatives via Zoom – Bible Studies, Evening Prayer, occasions for fellowship – have found these occasions to be life-giving ways of staying connected during our pandemic social isolation. If you are interested in being part of a new group or have ideas for such groups, Pastor Linman is eager to communicate more with you about new possibilities. Feel free to reach out to him to get the conversation going: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-972-2076.

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: John Showman; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Gretchen Zeltner; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Frank Fuelling; Phillip Swingler; Michael Chaffier and family; Maria Liwski; Grant Aldonis; Angie; Debbie; Kat.

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.

Opportunity for Bible Study, Lectio Divina, and Supportive Conversation

Join us for about an hour every other Thursday morning at 11:00 am on Zoom for Bible Study, lectio divina and conversation about the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel reading. Pastor Linman leads these occasions. Spending time with our appointed Gospel readings promises to enrich the experience of Sunday Home Worship.

On the alternating Thursdays, this group gathers for fellowship, checking in and supporting each other, as well as spending time discussing the reflection questions from the previous Sunday sermon.

If you are interested in joining these Thursday conversations, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at or 703-972-2076.

Youth Ministry

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.

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 Monika at the office (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 AFAC Food Collection on Sunday, February 14

Weather permitting, join us outdoors (with facial covering and maintaining strict physical distance) on February 14 at 12:15 on the Potomac Street side of the church for a brief service of worship in conjunction of the food collection for AFAC. This service includes an order for confession and forgiveness, a reading and reflection, prayers of intercession, the Lord’s Prayer and a blessing.

Ash Wednesday is February 17

For worship at home on Ash Wednesday, a bulletin will be made available to you on Tuesday, February 16 along with the Pastor’s Midweek Message which will be a reflection on Ash Wednesday in this time of pandemic (this in lieu of a sermon for Ash Wednesday). Additionally, weather permitting, there will be two occasions for worship outdoors on Ash Wednesday, which will include self-imposition of ashes as a safe alternative to usual practice. Join us either at 11:00 am or 7:00 pm for these brief Ash Wednesday services. In case of inclement weather, these services will take place via Zoom at 11:00 and 7:00.

Midweek Lenten Series

Join us via Zoom at 7:00 pm on the Wednesday evenings during Lent for a brief worship service followed by presentations by RELC members on how their faith informs their life’s work. Additionally, each week in Lent will also feature written reflections by members on the same topic which seeks to feature the vitality of lay ministry and leadership in our congregation. This series begins on Wednesday, February 24.

“Souperbowl” Sunday

Many thanks to those who prepared soup and those who purchased it last Sunday as part of a youth ministry fund raising effort!

Reading the Letter of James in Light of Luther

Join us on Monday evenings at 6:30 pm via Zoom for an exploration of the Letter of James in light of Martin Luther’s treatise, “Freedom of a Christian.” If you are interested in joining in, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Interested in Being Part of New Groups on Zoom?

Those who have participated in our various initiatives via Zoom – Bible Studies, Evening Prayer, occasions for fellowship – have found these occasions to be life-giving ways of staying connected during our pandemic social isolation. If you are interested in being part of a new group or have ideas for such groups, Pastor Linman is eager to communicate more with you about new possibilities. Feel free to reach out to him to get the conversation going: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-972-2076.

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: John Showman; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Gretchen Zeltner; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Frank Fuelling; Phillip Swingler; Michael Chaffier and family; Maria Liwski; Grant Aldonis; Angie; Debbie; Kat.

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.

Opportunity for Bible Study, Lectio Divina, and Supportive Conversation

Join us for about an hour every other Thursday morning at 11:00 am on Zoom for Bible Study, lectio divina and conversation about the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel reading. Pastor Linman leads these occasions. Spending time with our appointed Gospel readings promises to enrich the experience of Sunday Home Worship.

On the alternating Thursdays, this group gathers for fellowship, checking in and supporting each other, as well as spending time discussing the reflection questions from the previous Sunday sermon.

If you are interested in joining these Thursday conversations, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at or 703-972-2076.

Youth Ministry

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.

ELCA Churchwide News – Ecumenical Response to Christian Nationalism

Watch a webinar on how Christians are responding to Christian nationalism. Click here to watch the conversation with The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church; The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Dr. Andrew L. Whitehead, Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis; and moderator Amanda Tyler, executive director of BJC (Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty).

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 Monika at the office (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 AFAC Food Collection on Sunday, February 7

Join us outdoors (with facial covering and maintaining strict physical distance) on February 7 (rescheduled from last week) at 12:15 on the Potomac Street side of the church for a brief service of worship in conjunction of the food collection for AFAC. This service includes an order for confession and forgiveness, a reading and reflection, prayers of intercession, the Lord’s Prayer and a blessing. This has become an important way that we can safely gather as church during the pandemic.

Youth Group Fundraiser Alert!!

What’s for lunch (or dinner) on Super Bowl Sunday? How about some yummy home-made soup made by your RELC friends?

As we have in years past, the Youth Group will be offering soup for sale on Sunday, February 7th (at the Potomac Street entrance) between 11 AM and 1 PM in order to raise funds for our next trip to the ELCA Youth Gathering. Come by and get some soup to enjoy while you watch the game!

Small containers - $4 Large containers - $8

Reading the Letter of James in Light of Luther

Join us on Monday evenings at 6:30 pm via Zoom for an exploration of the Letter of James in light of Martin Luther’s treatise, “Freedom of a Christian.” If you are interested in joining in, contact Pastor Linman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Movie Night – February 5

Join us this Friday, February 5th from 6 to 9 pm for the next Intergenerational Racial Justice Movie Night. In honor of Black History month, and the upcoming birthday of Toni Morrison, we will view the 2019 documentary, "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am", based on her life work as a publisher, author and professor.

We will gather on Zoom for an opening and closing session, each lasting 25 minutes from 6-6:25 pm, and 8:35-9:00 pm. The film runs for two hours, and each household will screen it independently. You can view it with a Hulu subscription, or rent it on YouTube, Google Play, DirecTV, Vudu, or Amazon Prime for $2.99. Our discussion will focus on the contributions of Black artists, and the role of storytelling, especially stories of Black women and girls.

RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Interested in Being Part of New Groups on Zoom?

Those who have participated in our various initiatives via Zoom – Bible Studies, Evening Prayer, occasions for fellowship – have found these occasions to be life-giving ways of staying connected during our pandemic social isolation. If you are interested in being part of a new group or have ideas for such groups, Pastor Linman is eager to communicate more with you about new possibilities. Feel free to reach out to him to get the conversation going: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-972-2076.

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..

2021 Offering Envelopes

Yes – although we aren’t meeting in-person each week for worship services, your weekly offering envelopes for 2021 are here! They will be available for you to pick up at our February 7 socially-distant outdoor service – please come and get yours!

Our Benevolent Gifts at Work in Our Community

We recently received letters of thanks from the following non-profit organizations which we as a congregation financially support:

  • Borromeo Housing, Inc.
  • Culpepper Garden (affordable housing for seniors)
  • New Hope Housing (help for the homeless)
  • Just Neighbors (immigration legal services)Arlington Food Assistance Center (local hunger relief)
  • Virginia Council of Churches

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: John Showman; Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Gretchen Zeltner; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Frank Fuelling; Phillip Swingler; Michael Chaffier and family; Maria Liwski; Grant Aldonis; Angie; Debbie; Kat.

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.

Opportunity for Bible Study, Lectio Divina, and Supportive Conversation

Join us for about an hour every other Thursday morning at 11:00 am on Zoom for Bible Study, lectio divina and conversation about the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel reading. Pastor Linman leads these occasions. Spending time with our appointed Gospel readings promises to enrich the experience of Sunday Home Worship.

On the alternating Thursdays, this group gathers for fellowship, checking in and supporting each other, as well as spending time discussing the reflection questions from the previous Sunday sermon.

If you are interested in joining these Thursday conversations, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at or 703-972-2076.

Youth Ministry

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.

ELCA Churchwide News – Ecumenical Response to Christian Nationalism

Watch a webinar on how Christians are responding to Christian nationalism. Click here to watch the conversation with The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church; The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Dr. Andrew L. Whitehead, Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis; and moderator Amanda Tyler, executive director of BJC (Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty).

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 Monika at the office (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 AFAC Food Collection on Sunday, January 31

Weather permitting, join us outdoors (with facial covering and maintaining strict physical distance) on January 31st at 12:15 on the Potomac Street side of the church for a brief service of worship in conjunction of the food collection for AFAC. This brief service includes an order for confession and forgiveness, a reading and reflection, prayers of intercession, the Lord’s Prayer and a blessing. This has become an important way that we can safely gather as church during the pandemic. If you receive a Constant Contact email indicating that the food collection is postponed because of the weather, that message will also indicate that outdoor worship is cancelled as well for that day.

Soup Chefs for Souper Bowl Sunday

Calling all soup chefs! Every year for S(o)uper Bowl Sunday, the youth group has sponsored the sale of delicious homemade soups made by talented RELC chefs, with proceeds going to the ELCA Youth Gathering fund. We are not letting a measly pandemic stop us this year!! Please volunteer (in the Signup Genius linked to this email) to donate your family’s favorite soup to be sold on Sunday, February 7th from 11 to 1 at the Potomac Street entrance to the church. If you have a youth in your household planning to attend the next Youth Gathering, also consider having them sign up to help with sales. They can email or text Amy Feira (703-303-9388) to let me know. 1 or 2 extra people would be helpful.

Here is what you need to do to:

  1. Go to the Signup genius and let me know what you will be cooking. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CA8A72EA75-souper
  2. Email your soup recipe to me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for inclusion in a soup cookbook we hope to create one day.
  3. Pick up to-go containers this Sunday at the church (11 AM – 1 PM) to package up your soup (or if you can’t pick them up on Sunday, send your address to Amy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will deliver them to you)
  4. Make soup!
  5. Bring your packaged (and labelled) soup to church on Sunday, February 7, at 11:00 AM and we will sell it!
  6. Thank you!

Youth Group Fundraiser Alert!!

What’s for lunch (or dinner) on Super Bowl Sunday? How about some yummy home-made soup made by your RELC friends?

As we have in years past, the Youth Group will be offering soup for sale on Sunday, February 7th (at the Potomac Street entrance) between 11 AM and 1 PM in order to raise funds for our next trip to the ELCA Youth Gathering. Come by and get some soup to enjoy while you watch the game!

Small containers - $4 Large containers - $8

Reading the Letter of James in Light of Luther

Join us on Monday evenings at 6:30 pm via Zoom for an exploration of the Letter of James in light of Martin Luther’s treatise, “Freedom of a Christian.” If you are interested in joining in, contact Pastor Linman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Movie Night – February 5

Mark your calendars: our next movie night is planned for Friday, February 5th from 6-9 pm, when we will stream and converse about Toni Morrison's "The Pieces I Am".

Sacrament of Baptism

On the Presentation of Our Lord, Tuesday evening, February 2 at 6:00 pm, Abigail Marjorie Brainard will receive the sacrament of Holy Baptism. Her mother, Samantha Marquart Brainard, will also be received into membership of our congregation. While only the baptismal party will be present in our church’s nave, all members of our congregation are invited to join in via Zoom. A Zoom link and the bulletin will be sent via Constant Contact.

Interested in Being Part of New Groups on Zoom?

Those who have participated in our various initiatives via Zoom – Bible Studies, Evening Prayer, occasions for fellowship – have found these occasions to be life-giving ways of staying connected during our pandemic social isolation. If you are interested in being part of a new group or have ideas for such groups, Pastor Linman is eager to communicate more with you about new possibilities. Feel free to reach out to him to get the conversation going: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-972-2076.

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 Kim Harriz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Pastor Linman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Sharing Your Giving Plans

Haven’t let Resurrection know yet how you plan to support its worship and programs? There’s still time. Please consider joining the 42 individuals and families, as of Jan. 4, who shared their intention to provide the resources the church needs for its 2021 budget. Together with 16 members whose automatic contributions will continue through the “Simply Giving” program, the total of 58 pledges is just three behind last year – and five families who pledged and contributed last year have yet to offer their intentions. The pledged offerings we’ve received thus far would only cover a little more than 50 percent of the 2021 budget our Congregation Council is proposing – it’s important for the church to know how you and your family intend to help with Resurrection’s programs. Please submit your giving intent form at one of our outdoor Sunday services, mail it to the church office, or use the online giving intent form.

2021 Offering Envelopes

Yes – although we aren’t meeting in-person each week for worship services, your weekly offering envelopes for 2021 are here! They will be available for you to pick up at our Jan. 17 socially-distant outdoor service – please come and get yours!

Our Benevolent Gifts at Work in Our Community

We recently received letters of thanks from the following non-profit organizations which we as a congregation financially support:

  • Fellowship Square (affordable senior housing)
  • The Alliance for Housing Solutions (racial justice in housing)
  • The Village at Rockville (Lutheran senior care)
  • United Lutheran Seminary
  • AFAC (food assistance)

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: Barb Jensen; Charlotte Boeck; Gretchen Zeltner; Lynn Kiewel; John Beston; Frank Fuelling; Phillip Swingler; Michael Chaffier and family; Maria Liwski; Grant Aldonis; Angie; Debbie; Kat.

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.

Opportunity for Bible Study, Lectio Divina, and Supportive Conversation

Join us for about an hour every other Thursday morning at 11:00 am on Zoom for Bible Study, lectio divina and conversation about the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel reading. Pastor Linman leads these occasions. Spending time with our appointed Gospel readings promises to enrich the experience of Sunday Home Worship. The next such occasion is Thursday, January 21.

On the alternating Thursdays, this group gathers for fellowship, checking in and supporting each other, as well as spending time discussing the reflection questions from the previous Sunday sermon.

If you are interested in joining these Thursday conversations, please contact Pastor Linman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-972-2076.

Youth Ministry

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.

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 Monika at the office (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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