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

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Dr. Bill Stancil
With Dr. Bill Stancil beginning at 9:15 am

You are invited to participate in a special Adult Forum this Sunday, December 18, with Dr. Bill Stancil, Professor of Theology at Rockhurst University, beginning at 9:15 in the Undercroft, on
"Jesus Christ: Crucified, Buried, Resurrected, Ascended."

The center of the Christian faith is Jesus Christ.  Yet the question Jesus asked his disciples, "Who do you say I am?" continues to challenge us today.  Who is Jesus Christ for us?  What does the death of a 1st century Jew have to do with me, a 21st century person?   Explore these questions and others during this interesting Adult Forum.

Healihg Service
Both 8:00 and 10:30 am services
This coming Sunday we will celebrate Advent IV and also share in a service of healing. In this holy season, some folks are struggling with memories and situations that cause sadness and depression. This Sunday will be a time to lift up those, including ourselves, to Christ in prayer.
As we anticipate Christ's return and celebrate his Incarnation we are reminded of his tender mercy and compassion. The Litany of Healing and Eucharist are a time to allow the strength of God through prayer and anointing to come into our hearts, minds and bodies. May Christ continue to bless us in this season and always.

Christmas Services
Join us to celebrate the birth of Christ
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24
4:30 pm   Family focused service with cookies and cider following in the Undercroft
10:00 pm Traditional worship beginning with Christmas hymns

Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25
10:30 am  Holy Eucharist, Rite II (No Childrens Chapel)

Servers Needed for Christmas Eve and Day services
Please check the sign-up sheet on the church doors in the Narthex for serving roles for Christmas services.  Thanks to all who serve in our beautiful worship.

Mitten Tree
Giving Tree for CSL now a Mitten Tree
  • We have converted the Giving Tree in the narthex to a "mitten tree" to collect mittens/gloves and hats for those less fortunate. Simply hang your donation of mittens, gloves and hats on the branches.  Sincere thanks to all who participated in and contributed to our Holiday Outreach Ministries including working at the CSL Christmas store!
The Light Between Oceans
Next meeting Monday, January 2

The Finding Faith Through Fiction Book Club will hold its next meeting at 7 pm on Monday, January 2 in the undercroft.  Participants at this month's meeting will discuss the book titled "The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman.
After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day's journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby's cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a "gift from God," and against Tom's judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.
Both couples and singles welcome

Dinner-Go-Round, a favorite winter tradition at Resurrection, returns in 2017.  It's a n opportunity to meet and greet old and new friends while enjoying a meal together! Both singles and couples can participate.

Sign-up on the bulletin board in the Narthex to be placed in a group of six to dine together once a month beginning in January or February. Choose either dining in your home or at a restaurant. Each couple/single will host only once.