This congregation has provided a Lutheran witness to Arlington since 1940, and we plan to be here serving the Gospel for many years to come. Resurrection's mission and ministry are built on the solid foundation of Word and Sacrament. Worship is at the heart of a Christian's existence, though it is not the sum and substance of that experience. This means that while one is justified by faith in Jesus Christ, true faith is always active in love.
Resurrection Lutheran Church is part of the Metropolitan Washington DC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Our faith is based in the historic creeds of the church anchored in Holy Scripture, and is summarized in the confessional documents of the Lutheran Church.
Come join us on Sunday mornings and sing a joyful song to the Lord.
Reverend Dr. Scott S. Ickert, Senior Pastor
Reverend Anteneh Gebreselassie, Associate Pastor
Join us on Wednesdays during Lent, from Wednesday, February 17th through Wednesday, March 16th, for our annual Lenten series program of supper, education, and prayer. Our program begins at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall with a soup supper, followed by a program. The Program series will start off with a focus on Offender Aid and Restoration, the organization our loose offerings during Lent will be supporting. The remaining four sessions will highlight Baptism and will be conducted by Gail Ramshaw, who describes them:
Baptism in the Twenty-First Century. Many Christians around the world are seeking to enrich their practice of baptism in a century when fewer people become Christian as babies. We will look at all the rites of and about baptism in the ELW, the hymns in the baptism section of the ELW, the baptismal emphasis during Lent, and the place of baptism at Easter, which was in the early church the primary occasion for baptisms.
Come join us at Resurrection to celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ our Lord:
Sunday Of The Passion/Palm Sunday, March 20th
The entry into Holy Week that this year features a dramatic reading of the Passion according to St. Luke.
Maundy Thursday, March 24th
There will be two services, one at 11:00am and one at 7:30pm. At the 7:30pm service, there will be:
- Foot Washing: All will be invited to have their feet washed and to wash another's feet. This is in obedience to the new commandment Jesus gave us that we love one another as he has loved us.
- Commemoration of the Institution of the Lord's Supper ("on the night in which he was betrayed...")
- Stripping of the Altar
Good Friday, March 25th at 7:30pm:
- The Passion of Our Lord according to St. John with music by Tomas Luis de Victoria (1585)
- Bidding Prayer
- Procession of the Cross
- Solemn Reproaches
Vigil of Easter, March 26th at 7:30pm:
- Service of Light
- Service of Readings
- Service of Baptism and Affirmation of Baptism
- Service of Holy Communion
Easter Sunday, March 27th
- The Culmination of the Three Days
- Festival services at 8:30am and 11:00am
- Breakfast at 9:30am