Episcopal Church
of the Resurrection
1433 NW R.D. Mize Road
Blue Springs, Missouri  64015
(816) 228-4220
Friday, May 17, 2019 Fifth Sunday of Easter
Prayer Request                                                      
This Saturday, May 18 at 7:00 pm

Ole! Enjoy a Mexican themed dinner and fellowship this  Saturday, May 18, beginning at 7:00 pm.

No need to travel south of the border for this grand event!  Invite your friends and neighbors.  Please notify Diane Gerlach if you have not previously signed up in the Narthex .

Adults $15, Children 5 - 12 years $5, Under 5 Free.

Funds raised will be used for church projects.
Guest Celebrant at 10:30 am service

We welcome Fr. Chas Marks, Priest-in-Charge at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in Kansas City, to be our guest celebrant at the 10:30 am service this Sunday.

Fr. Chas will accept the used luggage recently donated by Resurrection parishioners on behalf of the St. Francis Foundation for use by foster children.
Donations being accepted

BCP Holy Bible NRSV
New prayer books and bibles are needed for our sanctuary and programs. Our goal is to buy 40 new bibles in a translation that is consistent to our tradition (NRSV with Apocrypha) and 20 new Books of Common Prayer to replace worn books and to have books in reserve for teaching and programs so we won't have to take books from the pews.  Donations will be accepted for this project at the ladies dinner tonight hosted by the men of the church.

Cost per book is:
BCP (Red-Pew Edition): $18.00 ea ($360.00 for 20 copies)
Bible (NRSV w/Apocrypha): $15.00 ea ($600.00 for 40 copies)

Donations will be recognized with a bookplate sticker in the front of each book.  This is a wonderful opportunity to honor someone or the Glory of God!
Next meeting is June 3

The Finding Faith Through Fiction Book Club meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm to discuss a new book.   Looking ahead, here are the planned readings for the next couple of months:

June 3:  The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
July 1:  The Alpine Betrayal by Mary Daheim
August 5:  The Leisure Seekers by Michael Zadoorian

The Woman in the Window  is a seductive and unpredictable novel, like the Hitchcock movies to which author A.J. Finn pays homage. Finn's protagonist Anna Fox is a child psychologist who lives alone in a New York suburb with a case of agoraphobia so debilitating she hasn't left the house in months. To occupy her time Anna watches film noir classics from her vast collection, interacts with people online, and sometimes spies on her neighbors. It's all very innocuous until she sees a horrible crime take place in the house across the park, recently inhabited by a new family. Call the police and report it, right? Things are a little more complicated for Anna-exacerbated by her routine consumption of prescription drugs with a lot of wine. 
Upcoming Events
Summer Garage Sale Planning Meeting tomorrow, Saturday, May 18
We are planning a large Church Garage Sale on June 14-15. Please save your items now for donation no earlier than June 8.  Contact Rich Conn if you need items picked up.  There will be a Planning Meeting for the event at 9:00 am this Saturday, May 18 at the Church.

This Sunday, May 19 we'll honor students and teachers
Join us to honor our students and teachers with prayer as the academic year comes to a close.

Memorial Day Concert at Powell Gardens, Monday, May 27

Hear parishioners Rich and Devin Conn perform with the Spirit of Independence Band at a Memorial Day concert at Powell Gardens beginning at noon on Memorial Day The event is free and is set up at "The Barn" in the park.  Bring a lawn chair, blanket, hat for sun and umbrella for rain.  Refreshments can be purchased at the Barn or bring your own.

Necessity Pantry
Needed items include disposable razors, toothpaste and brushes, men's and women's deodorant, canned soup, cereals, feminine depends and pads S-M-L sizes and seasonal clothing.  Monetary gifts are also gratefully accepted. 

Save Best Choice labels and Boxtops for Education
Please clip and save Best Choice brand UPC labels and the Boxtops for Education for Resurrection.  Collection containers are located in the Narthex.