Home Worship

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the state of emergency in Virginia, and the ban on gatherings with ten or more people, and out of an abundance of caution, we have made the decision to cancel all activities at Resurrection for the foreseeable future. Pastors Linman and Lathrop and our interim music directory, Barbara Verdile, are recording songs and sermons and preparing worship material so that we may all continue to worship and pray together while we are apart, for each other and the needy world.

Every week, we will be posting a home worship bulletin, with songs, prayers, and readings, and providing links to our YouTube channel where you can listen to Pastor Linman's sermon and Barbara's music.

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Dear members of God’s family at Resurrection Church,

Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed, Alleluia! Eastertide continues as we both celebrate Christ’s resurrection and ponder its meanings for us and for the world as we are engaged by today’s readings. If you are able, join the congregation with your own worship at home at 10am EDT on Sunday or otherwise engage our home worship resources in ways appropriate to your circumstances.

Worship Service

A pre-recorded worship service, complete with readings, Pastor Linman's sermon, prayers, and music will broadcast at 10am EDT on Sunday, April 18, on our YouTube channel and will be available below:

Worship material for April 18, 2021

The following have been posted to YouTube; here is the YouTube Playlist for April 18, 2021:

Ms. Angie has a new message for the children of RELC. Click below to view:

Dear members of God’s family at Resurrection Church,

Dear members of God’s family at Resurrection Church, Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed, Alleluia! Today we continue our celebrations of Eastertide as the day’s readings continue to unfold what Christ’s victory of life over death means for us and for the world. If you are able, join the congregation with your own worship at home at 10am EDT on Sunday or otherwise engage our home worship resources in ways appropriate to your circumstances.

Worship Service

A pre-recorded worship service, complete with readings, Pastor Linman's sermon, prayers, and music will broadcast at 10am EDT on Sunday, April 11, on our YouTube channel and will be available below: 

Worship material for April 11, 2021

The following have been posted to YouTube; here is the YouTube Playlist for April 11, 2021:

Dear members of God’s family at Resurrection Church,

Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed, Alleluia! Today we celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord, and each of the day’s readings helps us make sense of the victory of resurrected life over death. If you are able, join the congregation with your own worship at home at 10am EDT on Sunday or otherwise engage our home worship resources in ways appropriate to your circumstances.

Worship Service

A pre-recorded worship service, complete with readings, Pastor Linman's sermon, prayers, and music will broadcast at 10am EDT on Sunday, April 4, on our YouTube channel and will be available below: 

 

Worship material for April 4, 2021

The following have been posted to YouTube; here is the YouTube Playlist for April 4, 2021:

Ms. Angie has a new message for the children of RELC! Click below to view:

Dear members of God’s family at Resurrection Church,

Today we enter into the sacred drama of Holy Week when we are taken more deeply into the central realities of our faith. If you are able, join the congregation with your own worship at home at 10am EDT on Sunday or otherwise engage our home worship resources in ways appropriate to your circumstances.

Worship Service

A pre-recorded worship service, complete with readings, Pastor Linman's sermon, prayers, and music will broadcast at 10am EDT on Sunday, March 28, on our YouTube channel and will be available below: 

Worship material for March 28, 2021

The following have been posted to YouTube; here is the YouTube Playlist for March 28, 2021:

Dear members of God’s family at Resurrection Church,

As we enter into a springtime of renewed life, today’s readings point us to the still greater wonder of the radical mystery of life from death in Christ Jesus. If you are able, join the congregation with your own worship at home at 10am EDT on Sunday or otherwise engage our home worship resources in ways appropriate to your circumstances.

Worship Service

A pre-recorded worship service, complete with readings, Pastor Linman's sermon, prayers, and music will broadcast at 10am EDT on Sunday, March 21, on our YouTube channel and will be available below: 

Worship material for March 21, 2021

The following have been posted to YouTube; here is the YouTube Playlist for March 21, 2021:

Dear members of God’s family at Resurrection Church,

Today’s readings ultimately direct our gaze to the cross where in faith we find our health and salvation by God’s grace, mercy and boundless love in Christ. If you are able, join the congregation with your own worship at home at 10am EDT on Sunday or otherwise engage our home worship resources in ways appropriate to your circumstances.

Worship Service

A pre-recorded worship service, complete with readings, Pastor Linman's sermon, prayers, and music will broadcast at 10am EDT on Sunday, March 14, on our YouTube channel and will be available below: 

Worship material for March 14, 2021

The following have been posted to YouTube; here is the YouTube Playlist for March 14, 2021:

Dear members of God’s family at Resurrection Church,

Today’s readings set the record straight on what gives true life from God’s perspective. If you are able, join the congregation with your own worship at home at 10am EST on Sunday or otherwise engage our home worship resources in ways appropriate to your circumstances.

Worship Service

A pre-recorded worship service, complete with readings, Pastor Linman's sermon, prayers, and music will broadcast at 10am EST on Sunday, March 7, on our YouTube channel and will be available below: 

Worship material for March 7, 2021

The following have been posted to YouTube; here is the YouTube Playlist for March 7, 2021:

Dear members of God’s family at Resurrection Church,

Today’s readings invite us to engage the confounding logic of God’s ways ulti- mately focused on suffering, the cross and the resurrection, with the promise of our finding life in faith for Jesus’ sake, and the sake of the gospel. If you are able, join the congregation with your own worship at home at 10am EST on Sunday or otherwise engage our home worship resources in ways appropriate to your circumstances.

Worship Service

A pre-recorded worship service, complete with readings, Pastor Linman's sermon, prayers, and music will broadcast at 10am EST on Sunday, February 28, on our YouTube channel and will be available below: 

Worship material for February 28, 2021

The following have been posted to YouTube; here is the YouTube Playlist for February 28, 2021:

Ms. Angie has a new message for the children of RELC! Click below to view:

Dear members of God’s family at Resurrection Church,

Today we begin our Sundays in Lent. The day’s readings feature themes of baptism and how Jesus’ baptismal calling and ours drives us into the wilderness of the world in the service of divine rescue. If you are able, join the congregation with your own worship at home at 10am EST on Sunday or otherwise engage our home worship resources in ways appropriate to your circumstances.

Worship Service

A pre-recorded worship service, complete with readings, Pastor Linman's sermon, prayers, and music will broadcast at 10am EST on Sunday, February 21, on our YouTube channel and will be available below:

 

Worship material for February 21, 2021

The following have been posted to YouTube; here is the YouTube Playlist for February 21, 2021:

Ms. Angie has a new message for the children of RELC. Click below to view:

Dear members of God’s family at Resurrection Church,

Today is Transfiguration Sunday when we recall how Jesus appeared before the disciples in the dazzling divine light which continues to lighten and enlighten the world. If you are able, join the congregation with your own worship at home at 10am EST on Sunday or otherwise engage our home worship resources in ways appropriate to your circumstances.

Worship Service

A pre-recorded worship service, complete with readings, Pastor Linman's sermon, prayers, and music will broadcast at 10am EST on Sunday, February 14, on our YouTube channel and will be available below: 

Worship material for February 14, 2021

The following have been posted to YouTube; here is the YouTube Playlist for February 14, 2021:

Ms. Angie has a new message for the children of RELC! Click below to view:

Dear members of God’s family at Resurrection Church,

Today’s gospel reading reveals the sacred, healing power of the common, ordinary gesture of Jesus taking us by the hand to lift us up. If you are able, join the congregation with your own worship at home at 10am EST on Sunday or otherwise engage our home worship resources in ways appropriate to your circumstances

Worship Service

A pre-recorded worship service, complete with readings, Pastor Linman's sermon, prayers, and music will broadcast at 10am EST on Sunday, February 7, on our YouTube channel and will be available below:

 

Worship material for February 7, 2021

The following have been posted to YouTube; here is the YouTube Playlist for February 7, 2021:

Music Notes

Hymn of the Day: “O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come”, ELW 610
Text: Fred Pratt Green (1903-2000)
Tune: DISTRESS, W. Walker Southern Harmony, 1835

The name of the Rev. F. Pratt Green is one of the best-known of the contemporary school of hymnwriters in the British Isles. His name and writings appear in practically every new hymnal and "hymn supplement" wherever English is spoken and sung. And now they are appearing in American hymnals, poetry magazines, and anthologies. Mr. Green was born in Liverpool, England, in 1903. Ordained in the British Methodist ministry, he has been pastor and district superintendent in Brighton and York, and now served in Norwich. There he continued to write new hymns "that fill the gap between the hymns of the first part of this century and the 'far-out' compositions that have crowded into some churches in the last decade or more."

Musical Meditation: “O Wondrous Type, O Vision Fair”, Stephen Gabrielsen (1940-2013)

Stephen Gabrielsen taught for 47 years as a professor of music at Augsburg College. He is known for his service to the community as College organist. His majors in music and religion were the foundation for his vocation, which found expression in music and faith. He played organ in daily chapel throughout his time at Augsburg and was organist for 28 Advent Vespers services.

Ms. Angie has a new Children's Message for the children of RELC! Click below to view:

Dear members of God’s family at Resurrection Church,

Today’s readings reveal the nature of divine teaching authority given to prophets, to Jesus, and also entrusted to the church. If you are able, join the congregation with your own worship at home at 10am EST on Sunday or otherwise engage our home worship resources in ways appropriate to your circumstances.

Worship Service

A pre-recorded worship service, complete with readings, Pastor Linman's sermon, prayers, and music will broadcast at 10am EST on Sunday, January 31, on our YouTube channel and will be available below:

Worship material for January 31, 2021

The following have been posted to YouTube; here is the YouTube Playlist for January 31, 2021:

Music Notes

Hymn of the Day: “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,” ELW 311
Text: James Montgomery (1771-1854)
Tune: FREUT EUCH, IHR, LIEBEN, Leonhart Schröter (1540-1602)

This is James Montgomery's best psalm rendering, based on Ps. 72. Psalm 72 is a well-known prophecy of the coming Messiah – foretelling the reign of the King and what the Kingdom of that Messiah will be like. But perhaps more than a prophecy, Psalm 72 is a prayer. In these verses the psalmist calls upon God to give justice and righteousness to the King, perhaps the newly crowned earthly king of Israel, but also the heavenly king. It is a cry for the deliverance of a broken people, for the realization of peace and light. James Montgomery’s hymn text from 1821 beautifully captures the essence of that prayer. As we sing this beautiful hymn, we both declare our hope and our longing for the Kingdom of God, and for the coming of the one who will turn darkness to light, and whose “name to us is Love.”

Freut Euch, Ihr, Lieben is a jaunty tune by Leonhart Schröter, first published for the anonymous Christmas hymn of the same name.

This hymn is easliy paired with another hymn, “Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun,” written by Isaac Watts and also inspired by Psalm 72.

Musical Meditation: “Jesus Shall Reign”, (Duke Street) Charles Callahan (1951)

Charles Callahan is a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Callahan is well-known as an award-winning composer, organist, choral conductor, pianist, and teacher. He is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, Pa., and The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

The tune DUKE STREET is credited to John Hatton. There is a generic resemblance between this tune and TRURO, an anonymous tune to which the text is set in the Lutheran Hymnal Handbook. DUKE STREET has a long meter, which, according to Austin Lovelace, “lends itself readily to majestic subjects and stately treatment” (The Anatomy of Hymnody, 25). With Watts’ text, this is indeed a very majestic hymn though Charles Callahan’s setting and the organ registration call to mind something a little more whimsical.

Choir Anthem: “The People Who Walk in Darkness”, Pepper Choplin

Pepper Choplin is a full-time composer, conductor and humorist. He has gained a reputation as one of the most creative writers in church music today. With a diverse musical background, Choplin incorporates varied styles such as folk, Gospel, classical, and jazz.

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; now lift up your eyes, see the glory of the Lord, and all flesh shall see it together. Those who lived in a land of deep darkness - on them, a light has shined.” (Isaiah 9:2)

Dear members of God’s family at Resurrection Church,

Today’s readings reveal that God’s call to us to share in the divine mission for the sake of the world occurs in some very fraught times and circumstances. But listen also for the words of gospel hope. If you are able, join the congregation with your own worship at home at 10am EST on Sunday or otherwise engage our home worship resources in ways appropriate to your circumstances.

Worship Service

A pre-recorded worship service, complete with readings, Pastor Linman's sermon, prayers, and music will broadcast at 10am EST on Sunday, January 24, on our YouTube channel and will be available below: 

Worship material for January 24, 2021

The following have been posted to YouTube; here is the YouTube Playlist for January 24, 2021:

Ms. Angie has a new message for the children of RELC! Click below to view:

Dear members of God’s family at Resurrection Church,

Today’s readings invite us to consider the nature of our varied calls from God to follow, to serve, to lead, to bear witness to Jesus Christ, the one who beckons us in grace for the sake of the world. If you are able, join the congregation with your own worship at home at 10am EST on Sunday or otherwise engage our home worship resources in ways appropriate to your circumstances.

Worship Service

A pre-recorded worship service, complete with readings, Pastor Linman's sermon, prayers, and music will broadcast at 10am EST on Sunday, January 17, on our YouTube channel and will be available below: 

Worship material for January 17, 2021

The following have been posted to YouTube; here is the YouTube Playlist for January 17, 2021: