March 3, 2016

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection

1433 NW R.D. Mize Rd.; Blue Springs, MO     816-228-4220

This Sunday

Fourth Sunday in Lent
8:00 am:  Rite I
10:30 am:  Rite II

Child Care 10 am to Noon
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Bible Study


Weekly Bible Study
every Wednesday at 1:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday at 1 pm for bible study using the Synthesis CE handout as a discussion guide.  We read and discuss the upcoming Sunday scripture lessons.
  Please join Fr. Lynch for fellowship and learning!
Blue Springs Ecumenical
 Lenten Services eve
ry Wednesday during Lent at 6:00 pm

Join  the Blue Springs community every Wednesday during Lent beginning at 6:00 pm for a light dinner followed
 by a short Lenten service at 6:40 pm.
 The next service will be Wednesday, Mar. 9  at our own Church of the Resurrection.

Tabatha Johnson of Good Shepherd  Christian Church will be preaching.
Holy Week Service s
March 23 - 30

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First Sunday Breakfast this Sunday between services (no Lenten forum)

Welcome March (and an early spring) this Sunday with our monthly First Sunday Breakfast beginning at 9:15 am.

Enjoy some pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon with your fellow parishioners before or after church!  See you Sunday...
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Lenten Trivia:  Fourth Sunday of Lent  is known as "Laetare Sunday" Fourth Sunday in Lent

The term "Laetare Sunday" translates from the Latin word laetari, meaning rejoice."   This Sunday is also known as Mothering Sunday , Refreshment Sunda y , Mid-L ent Sunday, and  Rose Sunday. I t was also once known as "the Sunday of the Five Loaves," from the traditional Gospel reading for the day .

There may be flowers on the altar and priests are given the option  to wear rose -colored  vestments  in place of the violet vestments normally worn during Lent.  (The term "rose" is used to describe a lighter shade of the color violet.)  In the western liturgical system, purple is the color of Lenten penance and white is the color of feast days.   Rose is the color of Laetare because the color is obtained naturally by mixing purple and white.

The day is a day of relaxation from normal Lenten observances; a day of hope with Easter being at last within sight. Traditionally, even weddings (otherwise banned during Lent) could be performed on this day, and servants were released from service for the day to visit their mothers (hence 'Mothering Sunday'.)
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Finding Faith Through Fiction Book Club
Book Club

FINDING FAITH THROUGH FICTION Book Club will hold its first meeting on April 4th at 6:00 pm in the undercroft.  We will be discussing "At Home in Mitford" by Jan Karon.  The Mid-Continent Public Library has 20+ copies in various forms available.

Contact Jan Brill know if you have questions or need information at   or 816-286-0380.
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Installation of the Rev. David Lynch 
Friday, April 1 at 7 pm

You are warmly invited to the installation of The Rev. David Lynch as the 4th Rector  of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection and the Celebration of a New Ministry at 7 pm on Friday, April 1 with Bishop Martin Field officiating.  A reception will follow the service.
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Praying of the Rosary and Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent
Stations of the Cross

Join us tomorrow and every Friday during Lent beginning at 11:30 am with the praying of the rosary followed by Stations of the Cross at noon.   Please bring your rosary if you have one (a few will be provided.)