of the Resurrection
1433 NW R.D. Mize Road
Blue Springs, Missouri 64015
NEWCOMERS FORUM TOMORROW
9:15 am downstairs in the Sunday School
Fr. David will host a forum for newcomers and inquirers this Sunday, February 17 and also Sunday, February 24 beginning at 9:15 am, downstairs in the Sunday School room. Anyone wanting more information about our parish and what it means to be an Episcopalian is welcome to attend!
Confirmation classes for youth and adults desiring to be confirmed or received starts March 3, immediately following the 10:30 service.
THIS SUNDAY IS BOY SCOUT SUNDAY
Please wear your uniform shirt
Boy Scout Sunday is tomorrow, February 17. All former and current boy scouts and adult scouts (past and current leaders) are asked to wear their uniform shirt, Micosay and/or Order of the Arrow beads.
Girl Scout Sunday will be March 3 with a light reception following the 10:30 service.
NEW SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE
Begins tomorrow, February 17, at 5:30 pm
Please join us for our new Sunday evening service beginning tomorrow, S
unday, February 17
at 5:30 pm. Worship will consist of liturgy of the word with music and Eucharist following
Enriching Our Worship
settings. Candle light, Icons, occasional incense and a casual setting are highlights of this new service. A light reception follows with relevant scripture discussions.
ANNUAL MEETING NOTES
Three elected to Vestry
The Annual Meeting was held Sunday, February 10. Parishioners heard reports on the state of the parish and then enjoyed a pot luck lunch in the undercroft with a Ministry Fair.
Ministry Fair posters and items will remain on display with sign-up sheets for folks interested in getting involved in a ministry that appeals to them.
Congratulations to Gabe Conn, Dr. Tess Garcia and David Henson who were elected to the Vestry.
A MESSAGE FROM FR. DAVID+
Well as they say, when it rains (or snows) it pours. While walking Beef (our 10 y/o Springer Spaniel) on Wednesday I slipped on the ice, hit my head and turned my left ankle and broke my fibula.
You will see me hobbling again with an orthopedic boot for the next six weeks. Prayers are always welcome. Giggles and smirking while I dance up the isle in church is less welcoming, but understandable.
Please let me express my gratitude for all the work that has gone into preparing for our annual meeting last Sunday. The vestry, especially the senior and junior wardens and our treasurer Jim Gilligan have devoted much time and talent to our parish to help make all of what we do as a parish be transparent and informative. I meet with John Biggs Sr. Warden on a weekly basis to keep abreast of any issues for our church and to plan the vestry meetings to be meaningful. I also meet with both wardens that include John and Les Woodward frequently to address maintenance needs and to make plans for other needs that will require upkeep and renovation for our church building and grounds.
I am also so grateful to all who helped set up the Ministry Fair in the undercroft. I realize our annual meeting was long (your rector will do a better job with brevity the next time), and folks were anxious to leave after the potluck meal. So, I ask for all the posters and props to remain on display for everyone to be informed and have the opportunity to sign up for any of the various ministries. I also intend to announce this during our church service in the coming weeks.
In regards to our new Sunday evening service, I am quite excited and anxious to get this evening ministry off the ground. My true intentions for beginning this service are to offer another time slot for folks on Sunday, who by their schedules, have difficulty making Sunday morning services. This service is also for those in our community to have an opportunity to experience an Episcopal spirituality that may be appealing to them. I ask your prayers for this service to be successful and that God may work through all of our worship liturgies, that Resurrection may be the spiritual journey that many can enjoy.
I hope you all can tell by my expressions and enthusiasm just how proud and grateful I am for the opportunity to serve as your rector. We are blessed each time we come together to worship God in both the Eucharist and in all our church fellowship. I certainly sense your enthusiasm and blessings when we get the chances to interact together in doing God's work for the kingdom.
My most sincere thanks,
Fr. David +
Weekly Bible Study
Join us every Wednesday at 1:00 pm and the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7:00 pm for Bible Study.
Stations of the Cross/Rosary
Every Friday during Lent at 12:15 pm, March 8 - April 19.
Say "good bye" to the Lingrel family
A framed picture of Resurrection will be given to the Lingrel's as a gift from the parish when they leave later this winter. The picture is in the narthex for everyone to sign on the back along with a card.
Save items for our Summer Garage Sale
We are planning a large Church Garage Sale on June 14-15.. Please save your items now for donation later this year!
FINDING FAITH THROUGH FICTION BOOK CLUB
Monday, March 4 at 7 pm
Finding Faith through Fiction Book Club
will meet on
Monday, March 4
at 7:00 pm in the undercroft at the Church. This month's
Return to Me
by Lynn Austin.
After years of watching his children and grandchildren wander from their faith, Iddo's prayers are answered: King Cyrus is allowing God's chosen people to return to Jerusalem. Jubilant, he joyfully prepares for their departure, only to learn that his family, grown comfortable in the pagan culture of Babylon, wants to remain. Bringing to life the biblical books of Ezra and Nehemiah, Return to Me tells the compelling story of Iddo and Zechariah, the women who love them, and the faithful followers who struggle to rebuild their lives in obedience to the God who beckons them home.
Important events and dates
Sunday, February 17:
New evening Eucharist service at 5:30 pm
Friday, March 1:
Family BINGO night in the undercroft at 6:30 pm
Sunday, March 3: Confirmation class begins
Monday, March 4: Finding Faith through Fiction Book Club at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 5: Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras at 6:00 pm
Wednesday, March 6: Ash Wednesday with imposition of ashes and Eucharist at 12:15 pm and 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 12: LunchBunch at Los Cabos at 11:30 am
Wednesday, March 13: Blue Springs Ecumenical Lenten Program Series begins