Episcopal Church
of the Resurrection
1433 NW R.D. Mize Road
Blue Springs, Missouri  64015
 
(816) 228-4220

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Message from Fr. Lynch +
ALWAYS TOGETHER. 

Fr. Lynch _
Friends, know that I pray for you daily and I encourage us all to follow the safety guidelines in place to protect ourselves and others during this pandemic.

I want to commend all of us, while being forced to separate from physical interaction, to communicate with each other in all possible ways, including Facetime, ZOOM, Skype, handwritten cards/letters and phone calls.  This will keep people connected as well as show our love for each other.

My thanks to everyone who has volunteered to call our parish members (including  Janeece Buckner, Jeff Chapman, Nancy Linthicum, Debbie Lynch, Elaine Marshall and Diane Gerlach). It's my hope our callers can contact everyone on a regular basis and help fulfill any needs our parish members may request. These calls are also an opportunity to pray together and share what the church is doing.

Rather than mail directories, I will be bringing them to those who have not yet picked them up at church.

Finally, I encourage you to read  Jay Sidebotham's Monday message for this week.
Pandemic guidelines
NO IN-PERSON MEETINGS.
  • NO live, in-person worship services until further notice.
  • NO gatherings, meetings, or groups until further notice. Even if your group is smaller than 10 people, you should not meet at the church. 
  • In case of emergency or pastoral need, contact Fr. David by cell phone (number is in the Parish Directory.)
  • Use the new 2020 Parish Directory to look-up contact information for church members and leadership.
Church online
VIEW SERVICES ON FACEBOOK LIVE.

 

Sunday  Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am

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Tuesday  Morning Prayer at 10:00 am

 

Wednesday  Noonday Prayer at 12:00 pm

 

Thursday  Evening Prayer at 7:00 pm

 

Friday  Stations of the Cross & praying the Rosary beginning at 12:15 during Lent and Holy Week

Parish news
STAY INVOLVED.
Committees and working ministries are encouraged to use ZOOM to meet on-line.  Contact Fr. David to set-up a meeting.
 
Virtual Vestry Meeting scheduled for Wednesday. April 14 at 7:00 pm via ZOOM. Look for an invite from Fr. David in your email. Please check your spam e-mail periodically to make sure you are receiving all messages.

SOLES 4 SOULS collection continues. Place your shoes in the bins with lids by the front door of the church.

Please contact Fr. David if you are interested in participating in an on-line (ZOOM) Bible Study class.  He will set-up a meeting to discuss plans.  Current thinking is a 1-hour evening session every Tuesday at 7:00 pm, but the final time and day are not final.
Please support us financially
PAY YOUR PLEDGE.
Church expenses still go on during the time we have suspended in-person church services due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Your continued financial support of the parish is vital to support our ministries and serve our members and community. Offering Plate

Please review different ways to send your contribution to the Church under the "give" tab on our church website.  You can mail a check to the church, use Zelle, or use your bank's Bill Pay service.

We will soon have a dropbox for payments affixed to the  wall just outside the ground level parking lot door for folks to leave payments as well.
Pray
PRAY FOR OTHERS.
Send your prayer requests to ECORPrayers@att.net or call the office at 228-4220.

Let us pray for  Gene and Norma, Jodi, Christian, Henkie, Sally, Ruth and Lucky, Billie, Joe, Owen and family, Chris and the Henson family, Lynne, Ed and Audry, Rene, Sydney and Reese, Bev, Fiona, Ben, all people affected by the COVID-19 virus, our caregivers, as well as the homeless and those caring for them.

Pray for our nation and all the nations of the world, that goodness prevail and that our differences may cease especially as we all come together to cure the sick and eradicate the COVID-19 disease.

I ask your prayers for the departed , especially Rev. Cynthia Johnston-Hallis, who died suddenly from an aneurysm. Cynthia was the bridesmaid at Fr. David's wedding and an Episcopal priest. 

Prayers for the whole family and especially for Gary Chub's family for the death of his mother. May her soul and all the departed rest in God's peace.


O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us
through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole
human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which
infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us;
unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and
confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in
your good time, all nations and races may serve you in
harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ
our Lord.       Amen.

Corona craziness
LAUGHTER IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL.
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