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

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8:00 am service still at the Church Church in the Park

We'll have a combined service at 10:30 am this Sunday, July 16 with All Saints Lutheran Church in the park at 19th and McArthur streets in Blue Springs at shelter #1 (just south of All Saints Church building.)  Following the service there will be a potluck lunch.  Please bring a simple cold plate to share.


The 8 am service will take place as usual at the church.

This Sunday      Toilet Tissue

T hank you for supporting the Necessity Pantry, a joint outreach ministry of the Episcopal churches in eastern Jackson County.

This month's needs include canned fruit, canned tuna, disposable razors, toilet tissue, and L & XL Depends. A box will be available to collect items at the 10:30 am service at Blue Springs Park.

Monetary gifts are also always accepted and appreciated.  Use the donation envelopes in the church pews.  Your gift of just a dollar or two adds up quickly!
July 17 - 21, 2017; 9 am to Noon

All young people age 3 to 11 are invited to attend Vacation Bible School this summer July 17 to July 21 from 9 am to Noon.   The theme is  Do Good, Seek Peace and Go After It!  based on Psalm 34:14.

VBS will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lee's Summit. Cost for the week is $10 per child with a maximum of $20 per family. The class will promote the heroes of our faith with music, stories and crafts.  Children will also enjoy snacks and play time together in fellowship.

Registration sheets are next to the Sunday School room down stairs.

Wow, we are now well into summer with triple digit heat and all the activities that  energize families with outings and vacations and visitations. Summer is also time for planning for times ahead in our program year. That is the  case with Resurrection. There are several projects underway to improve parish  building safety and maintain our parish infrastructure. Several of these projects  are not that noticeable but are important as our building gets older. I would like  to express my thanks to our Jr. Warden Les Woodward who has and continues to  work through a priority list of projects in, around, and all about our church  building and grounds. I would also like to thank our Safety Committee for helping  Les accomplish work that brings our building up to fire and safety codes for the  city. Some of these projects have included:
  • Updating and replacing smoke alarms
  • Replacing broken and missing ceiling tiles
  • Fixing holes in ceilings where earlier repairs had been made
  • Cleaning out storage rooms and organizing contents
  • Placing a new "Episcopal Welcomes You" sign out by the road on R.D. Mize and our parking lot that replaces a sign long ago removed before having a paved parking lot
  • Replacing electrical outlet receptacles that were outdated
  • Removing the non-active pull stations for fire alarms in the undercroft hallway
  • Replacing the sink and picina in the sacristy (special drain for left over consecrated items) that go directly to the ground and not the sewer system (thisTwas a big job)
  • Thanks to the Lingrel's for replacing the carpeted floor in the sacristy with matching tile from the sanctuary.
There are other projects continuing as we address safety measures while church  services are happening and that will address the safety of our children and youth,  and the general safety of all folks when the church building is being used. Look for  more information to come in the next few weeks. Just a small challenge for you as  you ponder safety at church; take an inventory or do a scavenger hunt for the  following: f ire extinguishers, the AED, First Aid Kit, church phones, and the appropriate  exit from any room you may enter.

Many thanks for the many folks helping to beautify and maintain our church  building and property!
Mark Your Calendar
Mark your calendars!

Tuesday, July 18, 6:30 pm  - Pastoral Care
Wednesday, July 19, 1:00 pm - Bible Study
Thursday, July 20, 7:00 pm - Bridge Club
Thursday, July 27, 6:30 pm - Men's Fellowship at the Biggs
Saturday, July 29 - DOK Ladies Luncheon
(sign-up on entry bulletin board)
Monday, August 7 at 7 pm

The Finding Faith Through Fiction Book Club will not meet in July.  The next meeting will be at the church on Monday, August 7 at 7 pm to discuss the novel A Morbid taste for Bones by Ellis Peters.

A Welsh Benedictine monk living at Shrewsbury Abbey in western England, Brother Cadfael spends much of his time tending the herbs and vegetables in the garden-but now there's a more pressing matter. Cadfael is to serve as translator for a group of monks heading to the town of Gwytherin in Wales. The team's goal is to collect the holy remains of Saint Winifred, which Prior Robert hopes will boost the abbey's reputation, as well as his own. But when the monks arrive in Gwytherin, the town is divided over the request.