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

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Gone until Easter!

Burying the AlleluiasThis is the LAST Sunday of Alleluias and we will bury them in a box until Easter.  The omission of Alleluia during Lent goes back to the 5th century in the western church. The custom of actually bidding it farewell developed in the Middle Ages in Babylon.The association of alleluia with Easter led to the custom of intentionally omitting it from the liturgy during the season of Lent, a kind of verbal fast which has the effect of creating a sense of anticipation and even greater joy when the familiar word of praise returns. 
Shrove Tuesday
Shrove Tuesday
Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30 pm

Bring your family to Resurrection on Tuesday, February 28th and enjoy a delicious pancake supper before the season of Lent begins.  We'll be serving up pancakes, sausage, bacon and drinks from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Shrove Tuesday originated during the Middle Ages.  To keep food from being wasted, families would have big feasts on Shrove Tuesday in order to consume those items that would inevitably become spoiled during the next forty days. The English tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday came about as a way to use as much milk, fats, and eggs as possible before Ash Wednesday began. 

Did you save your palm fronds from Palm Sunday last year?
Bring them to the Shrove Tuesday pancake supper and join Fr. David for a brief service at 7:30 pm to bless and burn the palms.  The palms are a reminder of Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem.  The ashes symbolize death and remind us of our mortality.  The ashes created at the burning of the palms will be used in our Ash Wednesday services. 
Next Wednesday, March 1

Come to Resurrection on Wednesday, March 1 at 12:15 pm or 7:00 pm for the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist.
FRIDAYS DURING LENT Stations of the Cross
Praying of the Rosary at 11:30 am
Stations of the Cross at 12:15 pm and 7 pm
Join us every Friday during Lent beginning March 3 at 11:30 am with the Praying of the Rosary followed by Stations of the Cross at 12:15 pm.   Stations of the Cross will also be held at 7 pm each Friday. 
Every Wednesday at 6 pm during Lent
Community Lenten Services
Beginning March 8, Resurrection will join other Blue Springs churches in the sharing of food, fellowship and worship during Lent.  Each Wednesday in Lent, one church will host a meal beginning at 6 pm, followed by a Lenten community service at 6:40 pm  This year's theme is "What does it mean to be a Blue Springs Faith Community?"  The weekly offering from each service will be donated to the Community Services League.
March 8:   All Saints Lutheran; m essage by Rev. Cliff Caton
March 15:  Chapel Hill Presbyterian; message by  Rev. Tabatha Johnson
March 22:  Church of the Resurrection; message by  Rev Brad Bray
March 29:  Good Shepherd Christian; message by R ev Andrew Florio
April 5:  First Christian Church of Blue Springs; m essage by Rev. David Lynch

Bible Study
Every Wednesday at 1 pm

Reconnect and participate in Bible Study, held every Wednesday at 1 pm in the Undercroft.  We use the weekly lessons as the foundation for our discussion.  No preparation or special study guides needed.  Why not consider this as a Lenten discipline this year?  Get into the Word!

Shoes accepted beginning March 1

During Lent (March 1 through April 13), we will collect used footwear in any condition

Please place your donated shoes in a designated box that will be placed in the Narthex.   Members of the Outreach Committee will pack, count, and deliver them to All Saints Lutheran Church which will deliver them to the collection site for Soles for Souls. This organization will repair and pass on the footwear to those who have none.

Please invite your friends and family members to participate!  Click here for more information.
The Dovekeepers
Next meeting at 7 pm on March 6

The Finding Faith Through Fiction Book Club will next meet on Monday, March 6 at 7 pm in the Undercroft to discuss the book "The Dovekeepers" by Alice Hoffman.  

This book is Alice Hoffman's most ambitious and mesmerizing novel intricately woven in biblical history, with a devotion and seriousness of purpose.