Parish Council Fall Retreat 2017 Notes

November 29th, 2017 by Betsy Coopersmith Posted in News
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In November, the Parish Council met for their annual Fall Retreat. A summary of their meeting can be found here.

Resurrection’s 2018 Vision Book

September 22nd, 2017 by Dan Claire Posted in News
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Read more about our vision for the next year here.

Hurricane Relief Efforts from the Diocese of Christ our Hope

August 28th, 2017 by Betsy Coopersmith Posted in News
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From Bishop Steve and the Staff of the Diocese of Christ our Hope:

URGENT: Please read the following message from the Anglican Church in North America. Please be in constant prayer for the people of Houston and South Texas, and please consider participating personally in providing relief funds through the Anglican Relief and Development Fund. In addition, we urge all of you who direct your church’s mission and benevolence funds to consider giving as a whole parish to the ARDF / ACNA flood relief efforts.

As we all know, this need is urgent and immediate. Please help our brothers and sisters who are on the front lines of this enormous crisis.

Standing on the mercies of our God,

Your DCH Bishops and Staff


Hurricane Harvey has already displaced thousands in south Texas and Louisiana, and the rains and flooding are expected to continue throughout the week to come.  Meteorologists are warning that while the winds have now died down, the greater danger could come from the continual rain that the region will receive.

Bishop Clark Lowenfield and The Anglican Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast are based in Houston, Texas and will be coordinating the relief effort among Anglicans in the region.  Bishop Lowenfield, who was forced to evacuate his home yesterday, said, “Thank you to all those who have been offering their prayers and expressing their concern to us. The impact of Harvey is already evident, and we are being told to expect days more of rain and ‘catastrophic flooding’. In the Houston area in particular, the devastation will take months if not years of recovery. Your gift to the Anglican Relief and Development Fund will mean that individuals in some of the most hard-hit areas will be able to put their lives back together once this is all over. Above all, I implore you to pray with us in this storm. As Psalm 29:10-11 tells us, ‘The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as king forever. May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!'”

Archbishop Beach is calling the Church to pray, give, and prepare: “Now is an important time for the Church to step forward. First and foremost, please join me in praying for the people of south Texas and Louisiana. Please pray for all those in distress, those who are being called to extraordinary acts of courage, and those who are obediently engaging in small acts of faithfulness.

Second, please consider giving so that Christians in the area will have the resources they need to show their communities the love of Christ in tangible ways.  We cannot anticipate today all that will need to be done in the days ahead, but we are blessed to have churches in the region who can be the hands and feet of Christ.

Third, whether you are in Texas, Louisiana, or in the states surrounding the region, please be preparing to serve.  As the Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast prioritizes the needs, you will be hearing more about how you and your congregation can serve through volunteer work teams.”

You can help by donating through the Anglican Relief and Development Fund here.

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Local Ministries (Serve In The City)

July 12th, 2017 by Hrvoje Budimir Posted in News
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Local ministries through which Rez Church is connected to God’s work in the city:

Sunday Lunch Cafe

Coalition of Christian Outreach (CCO)

The Porch


Little Lights

DC 127

Casa Chirilagua 

Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center

Central Union Mission

Christian Legal Aid of DC




The Good Friday Stations of the Cross

April 5th, 2017 by Hrvoje Budimir Posted in Events, News
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The Good Friday Stations of the Cross for kids and families is back at Lincoln Park this year. Come join us Friday, April 14th, from 10 am-1:30 pm. 

The event is a self-guided, self-paced journey through the story of Good Friday.

Each family will receive an empty bag with a story guide and a list of objects to be collected at the 15 stations. Your children can take these story bags home and use them to re-tell the Good Friday story. Families can spend as much or as little time at each station depending on the needs and ages of your children.

When: Good Friday, April 14th, from 10:00am-1:30pm

Where: Lincoln Park (Eastside) Washington, DC 

Hosted by Church of the Resurrection

Refreshments will be provided and picnicking is welcomed.  In case of severe weather the  alternate location is the RezHouse 811 N. Carolina Ave. SE.

A fascinating fact: President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on Good Friday, April 14, 1865. The statue of Lincoln in Lincoln park was unveiled on April 14, 1876, the 11th anniversary of his death. Frederick Douglas was the keynote speaker at this event with 25,000 people in attendance. 

Come experience His Story and history with us. Please feel free to invite friends and spread the word.

We could also really use some volunteers to help for an hour or so on Friday, the 14th, with set-up and clean-up.  Sign up here if you are able to help for a bit!

Contact Lissy for more information.

Resources for Lent

March 1st, 2017 by Dan Claire Posted in News
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For Christians everywhere, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the “bright sadness” of Lent. The Orthodox theologian Alexander Schmemann originally described the paradox of Lent in this way, capturing well these two very different emotions that we experience throughout the Christian life–and especially during the days of preparation before Easter. On the one hand, because it’s a penitential season, we’re acutely aware of the mess that we have made of our own lives as well as the brokenness of our world. On the other hand, in the midst of the darkness, we experience God’s brightness all the more clearly. Anglican pastor Arthur Bennett captured this paradox in a prayer called The Valley of Vision: “Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells, and the deeper the wells the brighter your stars shine; Let me find your light in my darkness…” Through the bright sadness of this season, may God grant us deep and lasting renewal, so that we might shine like stars–the light of the world, for the life of the world.

Join us in observing Lent this year. It’s not too late to participate and make the most of this season. Here are some resources for making the most of the Lenten season:

The Good of Giving Up. Aaron Damiani is the Rector of Immanuel Anglican in Chicago, and formerly on the pastoral staff at Church of the Resurrection. He is the author of a great new book on Lent called The Good of Giving Up. Bishop Steve Breedlove reviewed Aaron’s book here.

Primer & Devotional. The Church of the Incarnation (Harrisonburg) produced a Primer on Lent as well as this Lenten Devotional through the Gospel of John.

What’s Ash Wednesday? Check out this blog post by Greg Goebel, or this video from Jack King.

Lenten Meditation. Here’s a terrific meditation on Lent from acclaimed theologian Peter Leithart, who will be at Resurrection during the first weekend in May.

Parish Retreat April 21-23, 2017

February 1st, 2017 by Hrvoje Budimir Posted in Events, News
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“Going to church” every Sunday can seem like a quaint relic of yesteryear. And when we think about all our burdens and responsibilities, the additional responsibility of church participation can feel like the last straw. But God’s Word teaches that being part of a church family is rich and life-giving. “Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Why do we gather? Who are these people, and why should I love them? What happens spiritually when we gather together on Sundays?

Join us to reflect on these questions together as we rest and grow in communion with the Lord and his people.

Please sign up here  for the Parish Retreat at Meadowkirk  in Middleburg, Virginia. From Friday night, April 21 to Sunday mid-morning, April 23.

Registration will close on Wednesday, April 5 and all payments are due by Sunday, April 9. Registrations cancelled by the retreat participant must be paid in full if cancelled after Wednesday, April 12.

We have scholarships available! If you need financial assistance to attend, please do not hesitate to reach out to Hrvoje.

Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!!!

Christmas Eve Services 5 pm & 11 pm

December 19th, 2016 by Hrvoje Budimir Posted in Events, News
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The 5 pm service is more family-friendly (no communion), 11 pm  is eucharist by candlelight. No childcare at either service, but the nursery will be available for parents.

Lessons & Carols

December 5th, 2016 by Hrvoje Budimir Posted in Events, News
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Church of the Resurrection’s annual Lessons & Carols service will be held on December 18, 2016 at 5pm at Christ Our Shepherd Church. It is one of the highlights of the season together as we sing familiar carols and listen to readings of God’s promises and the story of Jesus’ birth and is a great opportunity to bring friends and family. Nursery care will be provided.