Worship is outdoors at 9am- bring a lawn chair or stay parked in your car. Worship is always livestreamed at 9am at this link, so you can join Resurrection Lutheran in worship wherever you are, or get a feel for worship before visiting.

Beginning June 20 and continuing through the summer, RLC will be offering three opportunities for worship each Sunday. At 9am, we will have outdoor worship.  At 10:30am, we will have an indoor worship service following the same order of worship as the 9am service. This service will be livestreamed online at https://youtube.com/c/ResurrectionLutheranChurchAnkeny. At 5pm, we will have an indoor worship service with a simpler order of worship. 


In Christian love and concern for the most vulnerable among our congregation, we have adopted these guidelines for our indoor worship services:

  • Seating will be limited at indoor services to allow social distancing between households. There are two ways to register: each Wednesday, the weekly e-news will include online sign-ups for the two following Sundays. Follow the link and sign up OR call our church office and talk directly with Janice to register. Registration for each service will close at 4pm on the Thursday before worship.
  • Masks are required for all worshipers aged two and up. Since our congregation includes a mix of folks who are vaccinated and unvaccinated, both by choice and by necessity, we will all wear masks so that those who need them for their health feel equally welcome. Masks will be available for those who do not have them.


We look forward to connecting with you in the service that is most meaningful and comfortable for you.


What We Believe

We are an exciting, spiritual, vibrant Lutheran Church in a dynamic community. We beckon everyone to know Jesus Christ through the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. We offer the Holy Sacraments to all who worship the Lord with us! Our members are committed to discipleship and live that commitment through: Daily Prayer, Weekly Worship, Daily Bible Reading, Serving in and Beyond our Congregation, Nurturing Relationships and Generous Giving. God is directing our church’s spiritual growth. Our commitment to discipleship, along with our warm, friendly atmosphere and many exciting worship opportunities are rapidly attracting those who are looking for a growing relationship with the Lord! We simply go where He leads us, and we are willing to be what He wants us to be. We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. To learn more about what we believe, click here.



Rev. Beth Wartick, Pastor
Pastor Beth Wartick was called to serve with Resurrection Lutheran Church beginning in February 2021. She is a graduate of Luther Seminary (M.Div. ’15) and Concordia University-Ann Arbor (B.A. Psychology & Family Life Education, ’11). A native of Iowa, she has lived all over the Midwest. Pastor Beth is married to J.W. Wartick, and they have two children, Luke and Junia. Pastor Beth enjoys reading, hiking, craft beer, and puns.
Grace Heimerdinger-Baake, Director of Youth and Family Ministry
Grace Heimerdinger-Baake  joined RLC fresh out of college. She attended Marquette University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in criminology and law studies. She is originally from Pearl City, Illinois and grew up on a farm. She is married to Taylor Heimerdinger-Baake and they have two children, Kamryn and Nolan. Grace enjoys farming, DIY projects, and Pinterest.    



Janice Stocker, Office Manager
Janice Stocker joined the Resurrection staff after several years in the construction industry. She is originally from Fort Dodge and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School. She is married to Mark Stocker and they have two children, Tyler and Sarah. Janice is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and enjoys participating in that with both her children.

How to Find Us

The church under the bell tower

Who We’ve Been

Resurrection Lutheran Church was chartered as a mission church of the American Lutheran Church in February 1978. The congregation met in the Ankeny Theater and the experience of coming to worship with the smell of popcorn and the stickiness of leftover chewing gum underfoot became a part of the culture of RLC. The congregation met in the Ankeny Theater until a sanctuary and small fellowship area was built in 1979, and subsequently the north and west wings were added. Later, the land to the south of the church was acquired with an eye to future expansion. Most recently an exterior remodeling project was completed.