October 8, 2016

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection

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

This Sunday
 after Pentecost

8:00 am Rite I Spoken Eucharist
10:30 am Rite II
Choral Eucharist

Nursery 10 am to Noon

Children's Chapel at 10:30 am
Inquirers Class
12:15 pm
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Bible Study every Wednesday at 1 pm in the Undercroft

Weekly Bible Study
 Save your Best Choice Labels

 Please save the UPC code off all Best Choice products and bring it to Church.
The Save-A-Label program helps non-profit organizations raise money.  We earn $.03 for each Best Choice UPC symbol redeemed, which we will use for Hospitality expenses.  Ask your friends to do the same!

Best Choice Label

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Big turnout for Blessing of the Animals!

Dog recieves a blessing from Fr. David Many thanks to Bill Carle, Frances Lingrel, Elaine Gilligan and others who helped to make last Saturday such a success with the Blessing of the Animals!

St. Francis would have been proud to see all who came and who received blessings after his ministry.  See more pictures on our website or facebook page.
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Inquirers Classes continue

Inquirers Class I nquirer's classes continue this week on Sunday, October 9  at 12:15 pm and repeat on  Thursday, October 13  at 7 pm.  The same class is offered both days and will continue 2 times each week until completed. Feel free to attend either class time.

Coming up on Oct. 20th, Fr. Don Compier, Dean of the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry will take on the topic of the "Book of Common Prayer" in my absence, and on Sunday Oct. 23rd, Fr. David With, will celebrate our services that day and take on the topic of "Liturgy and Worship", also in my absence.
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Columbus Day Dinner on Saturday, October 15 at 7 pm

Columbus Day Save the date now!  Our annual Columbus Day dinner will be  Saturday, October 15  at 7:00 pm.  Join us for a delicious Italian dinner and dessert.  Invite your neighbors and friends too!   
Cost will be $10 for adults and children under 12 will be $5. Please sign-up on the narthex bulletin board.

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Adult Forum with Professor Bill Stancil on October 16 and 23

Dr. Bill Stancil Be sure to join us in the undercroft between services on October 16 and 23 beginning at 9:15 am for a two-part Adult Forum featuring  Dr. Bill Stancil, Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Rockhurst University in Kansas City.

Program:  Some of the commands of Jesus are hard because we don't understand them. Often, however, we understand them all too well but find them difficult to obey.  These two sessions will focus on two of the more difficult of Jesus' commands.
October 16                  Love Your Enemies (Mt 5:43-45)
October 23                  Do Not Be Anxious (Mt 6:31-32)
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Parish designated Jubilee Ministry

Jubilee Ministry Our parish has been designated a Jubilee Ministry of The Episcopal Church with regard to our Blessing Bag ministry!

This means we are looked to for leadership in regard to this program with the responsibilities of demonstrating the operation to others, maintaining "how-to" files, acting as a resource center and committing to an annual review of this ministry.  Our hope is the national church will support us with a small monetary grant in 2017 in order to expand the Blessing Bag initiative. Congratulations are due to all who have supported and participated in this continuing ministry!
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Recognizing our parish ministries

This week we raise up our Sunday School and Nursery by acknowledging Sheria and Gabriella as nursery and Sunday School leaders. Both are prepared to receive our children. Sunday school is very important to our youngsters as they grow into understanding their faith. Please make it a priority to bring your children to church to learn about God and the importance of our Episcopal faith.