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

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Tonight beginning at 6:30 pm        SING

Bring a friend and join us for Friday Movie Nights in August at the Church!  We gather at 6:30 pm for pizza and the movie starts at 7 pm.  We'll supply the pizza and show....you supply the FUN!

Showing August 18:  "SING"

Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading j ewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.
Please call the Church office to register    
 CPR Training
Learn  the skills to save a life... it could be your  own!  
Resurrection will host a C PR/AED class this Saturday, August 19 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at the church.  Space  is limited to 16 people.  The cost is $25 to cover materials.   Please register by calling the church office at  816-228-4220 or emailing Fr. David at:

This Sunday          

It's hard to believe the new school year starts soon. Although it's back to the "grind" for many of us -- with busy schedules, sports and all the events that going back to school brings -- it's also a great time to look forward to what this next season can bring us at home, school, work and church.  On August 20 we will bless our back-packs and school supplies, pray for our teachers and students and commission our parish ministries that work hard all year around to help our missions prosper.  

This is a wonderful time to reflect on the all the great things in our lives that propel us outward to learn, grow and be productive in the many activities and events that provide opportunities to be Christ.  We will also celebrate with ICE CREAM AND COOKIES after the services.
Fr. David Lynch _
The recent events that have taken place in our country, and really around the world, that include racism and violence toward people is unconscionable.   Purely by the fact that we live in an affluent country, enjoy many amenities of comfort, makes all of us, regardless of race, religion or place of origin "privileged" compared to those who live on the fringes of life, for whatever their reason or cause, and who are treated without dignity and respect.  To witness and observe the actions of some, as we have seen played out in the media in Charlottesville and in other places in our country should be appalling to all of us.  I grew up as a very impressionable young person during the riots in Detroit, Flint and other cities in the 1967-68 racial tension.  I went to an integrated high school where I was in the minority and witnessed the tension of race, inequality and white privilege.  My parents did the best they could to shield me and my family from what they knew was going on in other cities and communities around us, but trust me, I knew.  I knew because I was confronted with it every day in school.  Will what is happening now in our country change for the better?  Not unless we seriously commit ourselves to the message of Jesus Christ.

A joint outreach ministry    
We Need Your Help_
The Necessity Pantry at St. Michael's in Independence needs volunteers!  The pantry operates  the second Tuesday of each month from 4-6 p.m.and  the third Saturday of each month from 10-12 noon.  Contact Fr. David at Resurrection or Deacon Larry at St. Michael's if you can help.
The pantry provides items that are not covered by food stamps or other social service programs, such as diapers and wipes; toothbrushes and toothpaste; deodorant, soap and toilet tissue; shampoo and disposable razors; feminine hygiene items; and laundry detergent.  The pantry also helps provide quality used adult and children's clothing.  

Next meeting Wednesday, September 6    
Tears of the Giraffe
The September meeting of the Finding Faith Through Fiction Book Club will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday, September 6 due to the Labor Day holiday.

This month's discussion will be on "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency -  Tears of the Giraffe", by Alexander McCall Smith.   

THE NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY introduced the world to the one and only Precious Ramotswe - the engaging and sassy owner of Botswana's only detective agency. TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE takes us further into this world as we follow Mama Ramotswe into more daring situations ... Among her cases this time are wayward wives, unscrupulous maids, and the challenge to resolve a mother's pain for her son who is long lost on the African plains.
INQUIRERS CLASS BEGINS SEPT 12       Welcome to the Episcopal Church
Sign-up in the Narthex      
An Inquirers Class is scheduled starting Tuesday evening, September 12  from  6:30 to 8:00 pm for six weeks, ending on October 17,  to prepare folks for the sacrament of confirmation and reception,

This class is for all who are interested in  learning and re-learning the story of the Episcopal Church, the Anglican tradition and why we do  the things we do as Christians in this unique faith tradition. Please sign-up in the  narthex.