Apart yet Together
Worship these days (during the pandemic) looks a little different at Resurrection. We gather via Zoom on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Our Pastor and Music Director lead us from the sanctuary, all others lead and participate from the safety of their homes.
Whether you choose to share video and sound or keep your camera and mic silent, all are welcome to participate. We share peace and enjoy coffee hour in break-out rooms.
If you’d like to serve as assisting minister or lector, please sign-up here.
What to Expect
Upon arrival, you’ll receive a bulletin (a program including the order of the worship service) to assist you in participating. We sit in pews (long wooden benches). We sing hymns out of our hymnals (books that are located in racks on the back of pews that include all sorts of worship goodness like psalms and hymns and prayers). We stand—as able—and sit during different parts of the service. We pray, listen to the sermon and readings from the Bible, and take some time for silence. We celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday, gathering around the table where Jesus is host.
What’s the good news of Jesus that connects with our lives today? This is the question that Pastor Kelly uses to focus as she prepares her weekly sermons for RLC. To request written copies of recent sermons, contact our office.
Music at RLC is an integral and cherished part of worship. Hymns and songs that have been used to praise God and tell the story of salvation combine with contemporary expressions to create traditional, yet eclectic worship.
Our music director intentionally includes songs and music from various cultural and ethnic traditions in order to represent our Lutheran/Christian brothers and sisters around the world. We joyfully praise God through song and sound.
Our tracker organ was built by Visser-Rowland of Houston, Texas in 1986 for Saint Timothy Lutheran Church, Houston. It was moved to Chicago and installed here at Resurrection Lutheran Church in April, 2002 by Visser & Associates.
The Sunday School Program at Resurrection serves preschool through adolescent students. From September through May, classes are held First and Third Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We have a wonderful team of teachers dedicated to making Sunday School a fun and educational experience. During Sunday School children enjoy singing, learning, praying, and crafting. Other activities like baking and snacking together also happen when we meet in person.
Every week during worship, we learn about ways we can serve here at RLC and in our community. Email the office in advance to submit announcements or prayer requests.