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
Advent Taizé Evening Prayer
Wednesdays in Advent at 7:30 PM
This brief service that takes place at 7:30pm on Wednesdays in Advent features a simple and reflective style of prayer supported by chants and silences for meditation and contemplation.
The Taizé Community, founded in 1940, is an ecumenical monastic order in Taizé, France that has become a pilgrimage site that attracts thousands of mostly young people yearly to worship and pray. The community has developed a distinctive style of prayer that is simple and reflective. Its music emphasizes simple phrases, usually lines from the Psalms or other selections of Scripture, repeated and sometimes sung in canon.
Daily devotion and prayer are an integral part of the season of Advent, the four weeks of preparation and anticipation that lead up to the celebration of the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. Members of our congregation have prepared the eflections attached here and invite you to use them as part of your personal devotions. Click on the filename below to download your copy.
Christmas Caroling in the Neighborhood
Family Christmas Eve Service
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service
On the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 21st at the 11:00 AM service, children and youth from the Sunday School present a pageant dramatizing the advent and birth of Jesus. It is an event not to be missed! Please join us.
Also on December 21st we gather to go Christmas caroling in the neighborhoods surrounding the church. Adults, youth, and children are all welcome to participate. Come and join us after the caroling for some cookies and hot chocolate!
Family Christmas Eve Service of Holy Communion
Bring the entire family and join us on Christmas Eve at 5:00 PM for our family service. All are welcome!
Candlelight Service of Holy Communion
Surrounded by candles welcoming Jesus the Light of the World we worship in Word, Song, Prayer, and Communion. All are welcome!
The Annual Congregational Meeting will take place on Sunday January 18, 2015 following the 11:00 am service. A potluck luncheon will precede the meeting, so please plan to bring a dish to share.
Among the business items that will be presented at the meeting are proposed changes to the RELC Constitution and bylaws that are recommended to the congregation by the Congregation Council. These changes represent a proposed updating of the congregation's committee structure. The proposed changes to the constitution and bylaws, along with the Continuing Resolution on Committees, are posted on the congregation's website, www.relcarlington.org. They will also be included in the Annual Report and paper copies also are available in the church office and in the narthex.
I hope you will make every effort to attend this important meeting.
Doug Andre, President
RELC Congregation Council