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

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Pentecost Sunday, May 31

Pentecost Sunday
Wear RED tomorrow!
Weather permitting, we will celebrate Pentecost on the church lawn adjacent to the parking lot  at 10:30 am tomorrow, May 31.  Please participate in person if you are comfortable to do so. Your may also view from your car.  The service will be live-streamed on Facebook.

Bring your own lawn chair, dress casually and prepare for sun or rain.

Wear a face mask and plan on social distancing of at least 10 feet between individuals and family units.

Bring your own prayer book. Service bulletins will be provided but we will NOT be using prayer books from the pews in the service. There will be no congregational singing so hymnals will not be necessary.

If you want to remain in your car, park by the lawn so you can view the service in your car.  Please park closer to the street if are planning to attend in person on the lawn.

At the end of the service, please go in peace.  We will not gather for fellowship due to COVID.
Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit among the apostles and followers of Jesus is celebrated 50 days after Easter (including the day of Easter itself), the name of the holiday comes from the Greek Pentēkostē, which literally means "the 50th day."
Pentecost Sunday The events of the day are foretold by Jesus in the first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, just before his Ascension. While his followers were with the risen Christ, he tells them, "John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now" (Acts 1:5). He goes on to say to them, "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8).
We celebrate Pentecost as the inauguration of the Church's mission in the world. Empowered by the gift of the Holy Spirit, we are to go out into our neighborhoods and the wider world witnessing to the risen Christ.
The Day of Pentecost is identified by the BCP as one of the feast days appropriate for baptism. Because of this, Pentecost is also known as "Whitsun" or "Whitsunday" ("White Sunday"), a term used to describe the white baptismal garments worn by those who were baptized at the Vigil of Pentecost and then worn to church on the Day of Pentecost.
Church on-line
Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am Pentecost Sunday

No Virtual Coffee Hour this Sunday 

Other Weekly Services:
Tuesday:  Morning Prayer at 10:00 am
Wednesday:  Noonday Prayer at 12:00 noon
Thursday:  Evening Prayer at 7:00 pm
Saturday:  Compline at 9:00 pm
Message from Fr. Lynch +
Fr. Lynch _
I will be traveling to Florida next week to care for my brother Bill suffering from pneumonia.   Weekly on-line services may be modified during my absence as I attempt to use my  cell phone to broadcast to Facebook. Please pray for safe travels .

Missing First Sunday Fellowship with breakfast:
I want to personally thank David Swant for his leadership and commitment as coordinator of our monthly first Sunday breakfast and also his teams of cooks who have not been able to cook for us the last few months because of COVID restrictions .

David  has requested to pass on his leadership role to another dedicated volunteer to coordinate this  ministry. I invite anyone who may be interested in leading this ministry to contact Fr.  David or John Biggs for information. THANK YOU DAVID SWANT !!!

Meeting with the Bishop at June Vestry meeting:
The Vestry will meet with Bishop Marty at the next Vestry meeting on Wednesday, June 10.  This is part of the Bishop's annual parish visitation schedule with all congregations in the Diocese.  Last year, the Bishop celebrated Holy Eucharist and Baptism with us, but biannually he only meets with the Vestry to discuss issues and address questions.

You can access Forward Day by Day prayers on-line by clicking this link:  " Forward Day by Day

Forward Day by Day There is also a limited number of Forward Day by Day booklets in the office that Fr. David can mail or bring to you if you request. 


"I encourage Episcopalians to join with other people of faith this weekend to grieve and honor those who have died from COVID-19," 
Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church

As we mark the death of 100,000 people in the U.S. from COVID-19, an unprecedented group of 100+ national faith leaders-from Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions representing major denominations, national faith-based organizations, local congregations, and millions of people of faith across the country-call for a National Day of Mourning and Lament. Together, they look to federal, state, and local elected officials to observe Monday, June 1 as National Day of Mourning and Lament, a day marked by moments of silence, lowering of flags, interfaith vigils, ringing of bells, and civic memorials.

This call is being supported by the U.S. Conference of Mayors who represent over 1,400 mayors across the country. Mayors lead on the frontline of the COVID-19 response effort and continue to model critical local leadership amid this difficult time. 

Together, interfaith leaders and mayors across the nation will call us to mourn, lament, and honor the dead, acknowledge the unequal nature of our suffering, pray together for the healing of the nation, and recommit to the difficult work ahead.
Please remember to give
Shining our Light
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. 
Pay Online

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, use your bank's Bill Pay service or now pay us by credit/debit card.

We also have a dropbox for payments affixed to the  wall just outside the ground level parking lot door for folks to leave payments.

Save labels and boxtops
Box tops for education
Best Choice Labels PLEASE take the time to clip the Best Choice UPC labels and the Boxtops for Education and save them for when we are together again!

You can also mail them to the church or deposit them in the black locked box by the side door of the church.  Thank you!
Yard Sale delayed to fall
Church Yard Sale Remember to save any items you wish to donate to the church  for our annual yard sale. Summer is a great time to clean-out all those closets and garages.   

Due to the pandemic, we have delayed this event until fall.  All donations are tax deductible.
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