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

Important Links                                                  Friday, September 8, 2017

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 Lectionary Page

 Diocesan e-Spirit Newsletter

 WEMO Youth Activities and News

 Resurrection Website

 Diocese of West Missouri

 Prayer Request                              



Hurricane Relief
Victims need our help 

As a new hurricane bears down on the United States, we lift up the residents of Florida and first responders in our prayers.  Relief efforts continue in Texas and especially the Houston area following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. 
You can help.  Please give if you can to Episcopal Relief & Development  or simply place your gift in the offering plate at the Church of the Resurrection.  Please write "Hurricane Harvey" on the memo line of your check or enclose a note with your gift.
INQUIRERS CLASS BEGINS TUESDAY SEP 12       Welcome to the Episcopal Church
Come to any or all sessions      
An Inquirers Class is scheduled starting Tuesday evening, September 12  from  6:30 to 8:00 pm for six weeks, ending on October 17,  to prepare for the sacrament of confirmation and reception,  This class is for all who are interested in  learning and re-learning the story of the Episcopal Church, the Anglican tradition and why we do  the things we do as Christians in this unique faith tradition.

September 12:  Introductions and Church History
September 19:  Holy Scriptures / Holy Sacraments
September 26:  Book of Common Prayer
October 3:    Liturgy and Worship and Music
October 10:  Prayer and Meditation
October 17:  Diocese and Resurrection Parish
Emergency Planning Team

Fr. David Lynch _For several months our Emergency Planning Team has been busy improving the safety of our church building and grounds. Meg Swant is the coordinator of the team that includes John Biggs, Les Woodward, Bill Carle, Rich and Gabe Conn and me.  The Emergency Planning Team was approved by the Vestry and their activity is part of a goal to complete a Church Emergency Plan that will address the ability of the parish to respond to emergencies that can arise when people are in the Church.   As your rector, I will be providing education that will help us to be aware of the safety measures and practices we hope to establish as part of our everyday use of the church.

I am enthused about our activities to better plan for managing the "what ifs" that may and will occur in the future. Being prepared, and especially being aware are our initial, immediate and ongoing goals. There will be more formal education and information coming in the near future. Many, many thanks to this team and their efforts as emergency managers for Resurrection!!

The team will need more volunteers to accomplish its goals.   Please contact Meg at megelefunt@aol.com or 816-622-8275 if you have an interest in working with the team. 

Click here to see some changes that will be taking place in the near future that will affect how we enter the church, care for the safety of our children, and manage operations to assure greater safety during church services and other church programs.

A joint outreach ministry    Donations
The Necessity Pantry at St. Michael's in Independence needs your contributions of  new or gently used fall and winter clothing. Monetary gifts are also gratefully appreciated.   The pantry provides items that are not covered by food stamps or other social service programs.  
And Box Tops for Education  
Best Choice
Please save your Best Choice brand labels and Box Tops for Education and Box Tops for Education bring them to the church. Just cut off the UPCs or "proofs of purchase"and we'll turn them in for cash back from these organizations!
Change of date to Thursdays at 7 pm   
In a permanent change of date due to the Girl Scouts now meeting at Resurrection, the Bridge Club is moving to the 2nd Thursday of each month beginning at 7 pm.

The next meeting will be next Thursday, September 14.  New to bridge?  -- You are welcome to join!!   
Thank you Carolyn Laster!   
Many thanks to Carolyn Laster who has faithfully carried out the duties of organizing and scheduling our Usher Teams for many, many years.  It is the service of volunteers like Carolyn that keep the wheels turning behind the scenes to help make our Sunday services operate smoothly and without concerns.  Carolyn, you continue to bless us in all that you do!
Thanks to Chuck (Cosmo) Sprofera for agreeing to step into the role to carry on as our new Lead Usher.  As we improve our safety procedures at church during services, Chuck will help the usher teams in their roles as ushers and the eyes and ears for safety in our services.  Blessings to all who serve the church in the varied and necessary capacities. 

We welcome two troops to use our facilities   
Girl ScoutsBeginning next week, Resurrection welcomes two Girl Scouts troops that will use our facilities for their meetings. 

One troop will meet on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays of the month from 5:15 to 7:15 pm in the undercroft.  The other troop will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Children's Chapel room.

Bill Carle has volunteered to be the parish's liaison for the troops.  Thanks Bill!
Monday, October 2    
The Same Sky
The October meeting of the Finding Faith Through Fiction Book Club will be held at 7 pm on Monday, October 2.  This month's discussion will be on "The Same Sky" by Amanda Eyre Ward.   

In Texas, Alice and Jake own a barbecue restaurant. Hardworking and popular in their community, they have a loving marriage and thriving business - but Alice still feels that something is missing, lying just beyond reach. In Honduras, Carla is a strong-willed girl who's had to grow up fast, caring for her six-year-old brother Junior. After their grandmother dies, and violence in the city escalates, the two of them join the thousands of children making their way across Mexico to America, facing great peril for the chance of a better life. And eventually, the paths of Alice and Carla will cross ...