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

Saturday, June 27, 2020

8:00 am service returns on-line
10:30 am service in-person outside
WATCH ALL SERVICES ON FACEBOOK LIVE.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Pentecost
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist Rite I at 8:00 am

Virtual Fellowship at 9:30 am

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 am
(in person in the church yard)

Weekday services:
T uesday:  Morning Prayer at 10:00 am
Wednesday:  Noonday Prayer at 12:00 noon
Thursday:  Evening Prayer at 7:00 pm
Friday:  Morning Prayer at 10:00 am
Saturday:  Compline at 9:00 pm
From Fr. David+
NOW TWO SUNDAY SERVICES.
8:00 AM EUCHARIST RITE I TO BE BROADCAST THIS SUNDAY
As we have been able to broadcast service on Sunday morning, we will be adding the Rite-I service back into our Sunday practices.  I appreciate folks participating with the limited offerings so far.  Now the early service provides a semblance of normalcy as we make our ways through these times.  

10:30 AM EUCHARIST RITE II THIS SUNDAY AT 10:30 AM IN THE CHURCH YARD
Bring your chairs and Books of Common Prayer.  Communion will be offered with bread only.  If you choose to bring your own bread and wine, it will be consecrated as part of the service and we can all celebrate together.  Please dress for the weather and bring an umbrella.

ZOOM FELLOWSHIP ON SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 9:30 AM BETWEEN SERVICES
Pour a glass or cup of your favorite libation, log on to your electronic device and share in Zoom fellowship with your Resurrection friends starting at 9:30 am this Sunday.


Meeting ID: 943 8285 0150
Password: 792971


PLANS FOR REOPENING OUR PARISH CONTINUE.
Concerns for the increase in reported COVID cases may effect our dates for opening the church as we are seeing a resurgence of infectious activity in Missouri and the KC metro. I would still like us to look toward sometime in July to open with all the protective guidelines being practiced. I believe we have distribution of communion figured out as well as social distancing. I realize that it will be a personal decision based on comfort levels for how many choose to return any time soon. You need to hear from me that you making that decision is very appropriate. As much as I miss seeing everyone, I would be devastated  if anyone contracted the virus from a church event. Safety is of the utmost priority in all of our planning. Please stay tuned.

EXPRESS YOUR CONCERNS BEFORE COMING BACK TO CHURCH.
The re-opening planning team is interested in your suggestions and concerns that you would  like addressed before you decide to come back to the church building for services. Please email  Richard Conn at  randgconn@sbcglobal.net  with your comments and ideas.

DIOCESAN RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR LIVES TOGETHER IN THESE CHALLENGING INTERPERSONAL TIMES
From its founding in 1889, The DIocese of West Missouri has been a diverse mix of urban, town and rural Episcopal churches.  Its churches span the western half of the state in communities as distinct as Kansas City, Joplin and Warrensburg.  What they have in common is a commitment to the gospel message and engagement with their local communities.  Explore the Diocese's website and learn more at  https://www.diowestmo.org/ .
Sylvia (Way) Reynolds 
CELEBRATION OF LIFE TODAY IN CHILLICOTHE.
Sally Way Reynolds
Sally Reynolds
Sylvia "Sally" (Way) Reynolds, age 84, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020.  Fr. David will officiate over the life celebration of Sally this Saturday at 10:00 am at Grace Episcopal Church in Chillicothe, Mo. Our parish prayers will be part of this celebration.

Sally worked as the Director of Career Placement Planning for Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, for 30 years. She was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church, Chillicothe, and attended the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Blue Springs. Sally was also a member of the Midwest College Placement Association, the College Placement Council and the Omicron Delta Kappa Sorority. 

Survivors include three sons, Gregory James Reynolds and wife Marla of Fulton, MO, Jeffery Way Reynolds of Fulton, MO and David Porter Reynolds and wife Marie of Lewisville, TX; one daughter, Leslie Louise Spaw and husband Steve of Blue Springs; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

Men's Group to meet at Biggs
THURSDAY EVENING JULY 16.
All the men of the parish and friends of the parish are invited to the Biggs' house on the evening of July 16 where we will grill meat and enjoy a chance to swim and have conversation.  If you choose to swim please bring shower shoes or sandals as there are raised nail heads on the deck.

Of course, please follow your feelings about meeting together.  This event will be outside and masks will be expected for use and social distancing as well.  Bring something to grill and drink and be prepared for some fellowship!  Many thanks to John and Joyce Biggs.
Thank you 
TO OUR PRAYER, CALLING AND CARD TEAMS.
wooden crosses
It cannot go without saying how wonderful and important our parish ministries are in regard to reaching out to our friends and fellow parish members. We give thanks everyday for all of you who are calling others and brightening their days, for those writing letters and sending cards, and for the calling ministers who continue to reach out to those to bring a fresh voice and conversation. Thanks to the Daughters of the King for their steadfast prayer ministry and to all who take the time to reach out to others. God truly blesses us as we strive to bless others!

Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven  and earth, hear our prayers for this Resurrection parish family. Strengthen  the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent.  Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring  us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church;  through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Prayers for our churches from the Book of Common Prayer
Everliving God, whose will it is that all should come to you  through your Son Jesus Christ: Inspire our witness to him, that all may know the power of his forgiveness and the hope  of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you and the  Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

O God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our only Savior,  the Prince of Peace: Give us grace seriously to lay to heart the great dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions; take away all hatred and prejudice, and whatever else may hinder us from godly union and concord; that, as there is but one Body and one Spirit, one hope of our calling, one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of us all, so we may be all of one heart and of one soul, united in one holy bond of truth and peace, of faith and charity, and may with one mind and one mouth glorify thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. 
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