Episcopal Church
of the Resurrection
1433 NW R.D. Mize Road
Blue Springs, Missouri  64015
 
(816) 228-4220
Friday, November 9, 2018

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THIS SUNDAY IS COMMITMENT SUNDAY !
PLEASE BRING YOUR PLEDGE CARD OR PLEDGE ON-LINE
STEWARDSHIP...The Journey Continuestransforming generosity
A message from Fr. David+
  
Our Annual Stewardship in-gathering will be this Sunday, November 11 at both services. It is that sacred time when we bring our pledge cards to the altar as a symbol of giving back to God from what God has generously given to us. If you have already turned in your pledge card, great! There is always time to give if you have not yet completed a pledge.
 
Throughout scripture we're challenged with many things that God expects of His children, and one that's commonly discussed is the call to be good stewards of all of His resources.
As I've met with many people over the years, the definition of stewardship seems to change with each person. For some reason, we've molded it and modified the definition, much like other commands He has given us, to fit with what works most comfortably for us.

For many of you, your view of stewardship may simply involve tithing as the Old Testament scriptures have detailed. You take your 10%, give it to your local church, and believe that you've in-fact been a good steward of the resources that He has provided you.
But is that really all that's expected?     Being a Good Steward Involves Everything ....
As the Lord is sovereign over ALL things, we can quickly grasp that stewardship involves more than the portion we've dedicated and said, 'okay Lord, I'm being a good steward. Here is the percentage of what you've given me.'

On the contrary, we know that "the earth is the Lord's, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell" (Psalms 24:1). With that in mind, I want to challenge you to consider other areas in your life where we're called to be good stewards. I give thanks to all of you who have prayed and considered what stewardship means for you and your family. I am grateful for all that you contribute to Resurrection church, and whether it is your time, talent, and yes even your money, I give thanks for that commitment and you should know that this parish will be able to continue to be the "kingdom building" parish it is called to be. May God bless you always and now especially as you have given back to him in his name.   Always for Christ.....    Fr. David +  

Pledge on-line (Click Here) or pick-up a pledge card at Church.
Commitment Sunday is this Sunday, November 11.
FREE CPR - AED CLASS CPR _ AED
Tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9:00 am
  
Everyone from age 10 and up is invited to take or renew CPR training with an emphasis on how to use the AED and what to do before the ambulance arrives when emergencies happen.

Learn how to manage an obstructed airway for infants through adults; learn how to do effective chest compressions and breathing for someone whose heart and lungs have stopped working. Learn about how to respond to emergencies anywhere and especially at church.

Do you know where the AED is in the church?  How about a first aid kit? Do you know where all the fire extinguishers are? As part of being an emergency prepared church, please plan on attending this class on November 10, 9 am to 12:00 noon.  Refreshments provided. Please consider a $10.00 donation per person.
VETERANS DAY IS NOVEMBER 11 Veteran_s Day
Remember our Veterans
  

Consider attending the World War I celebrations this weekend (Sunday 11/11)

 

* At the National World War I Memorial in Kansas City (Click Here for Information)

 

* 100th Anniversary Armistice Commemoration Service "The Road Home" Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS (roughly 103rd St. and Metcalf).  This is a tribute to the service and sacrifice of those who served FREE ADMISSION. Starts at 3 pm. 

BISHOP FIELD TO RESIGN IN 2021 Bishop Field
Standing Committee Issues Statement
  
In his address to the 129th Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri, Bishop Marty announced his intention to resign around the time of his 65th birthday (September 2021).
 
Bishop Marty stated, "In recent years the wisdom of planning farther ahead for episcopal transitions than used to be previously the norm, has become apparent. Doing so allows, I believe, for a much more orderly transition in leadership. Doing so relieves the pressure and perception of need for haste and knee jerk activities. It's proving to be a healthier way for transitions to take place. Therefore I am announcing my intention to resign as bishop on or about my sixty-fifth birthday in 2021."
 
Bishop Marty then called upon Fr. Jonathan Frazier, President of the Standing Committee to address the convention regarding the Committee's 
Statement on Title III Process.
MONASTERY SCENTS AND LOTIONS Monastery Scents
Please order in advance
  
Once again, we are offering an opportunity for you to purchase fragrant soaps and lotions handmade by the good Sisters of the Benedictine Convent of Perpetual Adoration.   This year, however, all sales will be as pre-orders only.

Please sign up on the order form in the Narthex no later than Sunday, November 25, if you are placing an order. You may also send an email to Meg Swant at megelefunt@aol.com  or call her at 816-622-8275.   Click here for more information.
BEST CHOICE LABELS AND BOX TOPS FOR Box Tops for Education EDUCATION
Please save UPC codes and box tops
  
Please remember to clip the "Best Choice" UPC codes and "Box Tops for Education" and place them in the container in narthex.  It is easy, free and helps those less fortunate!
COMING UP 
Important events and dates

Weekly Bible Study every Wednesday at 1:00 pm
Saturday, November 10:   CPR-AED class at 9:00 am
Wednesday, November 14: Vestry at 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 15:  Men's Fellowship at 7:00 pm at Church (pizza)
Saturday, November 11:  Altar Guild work day
Sunday, November 18:  Necessity Pantry In-gathering
Wednesday, November 21:  Evening Bible Study at 7:00 pm