Recently Debbie incurred a tick bite that led to a medical response which landed her in the hospital. We personally thank you all for the prayers, calls, cards and best wishes for her continued recovery.
I pray no one has a similar experience. The particular tick borne illness is related to ticks found in our geographic region. As you may know, ticks are more prevalent in our area especially when there has been a warm winter. Protecting ourselves from ticks and mosquitoes has become a serious consideration as diseases have become more prominent from these critters. Prevention includes covering your body when inhabiting areas of plant growth (trees, grasses, shrubs-bushes and especially in parks, campgrounds and the like). The use of "Deet" is the most recommended chemical defense but be cautious and read the hazard and use labels when using it.
Debbie's unfriendly tick led to the specific tick-disease called: "ehrlichiosis". I commend to you the CDC website for more information about the numerous tick related illnesses and the best ways to protect yourselves from them:
Enjoy the outside and please be prepared to follow prevention guidelines for bug related diseases.
ZOOM FELLOWSHIP 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 at 9:30 am this Sunday.
NOW BROADCASTING SERVICES ON YouTube
We are now capable of broadcasting to both our parish Facebook page AND YouTube. To access Resurrection's You Tube channel you can type in Episcopal Church of Blue Springs, MO in the "search" box on the You Tube site and it will take you directly to the channel. Once on the channel you must "subscribe" to get live video.
BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR IAN MCINTOSH REQUESTED
Ian McIntosh, husband of Joyce McIntosh, and both long time and well-loved members of Resurrection, will celebrate his 90th birthday. Ian has Alzheimer's and coupled with the stay-in-place recommendations and the inability to venture to most anywhere, both Ian and Joyce are quite secluded. How wonderful it could be if we surprised Ian with a deluge of birthday cards? Please consider sending Ian your birthday wishes at 441 Stageline Road, Apt. 272; Hudson, WI 54016.
BLESSINGS FOR ALL THE JULY ANNIVERSARIES AND BIRTHDAYS
Concerns for the increase in reported COVID cases may affect 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
Men's Group will meet July 16 at 6:30 pm
AT THE BIGGS' HOME.
The parish Men's fellowship group is invited to the Biggs' ranch for food, libation, swimming and a chance to just "shoot the breeze" together (following the COVID virus guidelines of course)
Date: July 16th
Time: 6:30 pm
Specifics: Bring sandals or shower slippers to wear around the pool along
with towel, bathing suit, etc... Bring your own meat to cook on the grill and a beverage to share!