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
Shrove Tuesday, February 17th at 6:00pm—CANCELED
- Shrove Tuesday pancake supper
- Talent show
- Farewall to Alleluia and preparation of ashes
Ash Wednesday, February 18th:
- Services at 11:00am in the Chapel and 7:30pm in the Sanctuary
Join us on Wednesdays during Lent, from Wednesday, February 25th through Wednesday, March 25th, 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. Our evening concludes at 7:30pm with a Taizé-style worship service. In Taizé-style worship the congregation immerses itself in simple yet profound harmonies of repeated simple musical lines and core biblical texts, followed by silence, repeated with no set time or duration.
On Wednesday, February 25th, Lutheran Social Services of the National Capitol Area will be visiting and presenting.
From March 4th through March 25th Pastor Gordon Lathrop will be leading a discussion series entitled "Texts We Have In Common."
Martin Luther called himself a "life-long student of the catechism," a person who was always, over and over, learning again what baptism had given him by thinking about the central texts that stand for that gift, texts that make up the "catechism." We never outgrow our need to make such a study. Lent for us is especially "catechism time," time to think about texts that centrally symbolize and carry our faith. Since the 1970's and `80's, English speaking Lutherans have used a set of texts in public worship that they have in common ecumenically with many other English speaking Christians. These are basic texts of our liturgy as well as texts of the catechism. This Lent, during the study times on Wednesday evening, we will be thinking together about the meaning of several of these texts we have in common with each other and with many other Christians. Leading the study will be Pastor Gordon Lathrop, retired professor of liturgy and member of our congregation. The schedule will be:
- March 4th, the Lord's Prayer
- March 11th, the Kyrie and the Gloria
- March 18th, the Creeds
- March 25th, "Lift Up Your Hearts" and "Holy, Holy, Holy"
Loose offerings during this program series will go to support Lutheran Social Services.