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

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Last Sunday Brady Blankenship and Devin Conn were Confirmed and Kelly Blankenship was Received into the Episcopal Church at a service held at the Church of the Redeemer in North Kansas City with Bishop Field presiding.

Congratulations to all!   View pictures on our website .

The Church's Birthday

Pentecost represents the birthday of the church when the Holy Spirit came upon the crowd of people assembled to worship Christ. This is the day when the spirit entered each person present and each person spoke in their own native languages.
It has been a tradition at Resurrection to have folks who speak other languages participate in the reading from the book of Acts during this worship service. Please contact Fr. David if you read and speak another language and are willing to participate. Past participants can expect a personal invitation to do it again!
Bring Someone to Church with You

Following our Evangelism Workshop and the Jesus Movement celebration with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, we will host Guest Sunday at Resurrection on S unday, June 4.
Bring someone to Church with you that day!   Help Resurrection grow...grow...grow!
Next meeting Monday, June 5 at 7 pm

The Finding Faith Through Fiction Book Club will meet at the church on Monday, June 5 at 7 pm to discuss the novel
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker-Kline.

Christina Olson's whole world has been a rocky, windswept point on the coast of Maine, the farmhouse her ancestors fled to from the Salem witch trials. A world she fears she will never leave. As a girl, farm life asked more of Christina than it did her family, her wasting limbs turning every task into a challenge. But the very tenacity that strengthened her may dash her chances for a life beyond her chores and extinguish her hopes for love.Years pass and Christina's solitude is broken by the arrival of Andrew Wyeth, a young artist who is fixated on the isolated farm house.
July 17 - 21, 2017; 9 am to Noon

All young people age 3 to 11 are invited to attend Vacation Bible School this summer July 17 to July 21 from 9 am to Noon.   The theme this year is  Do Good, Seek Peace and Go After It!  based on Psalm 34:14.

VBS will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lee's Summit. Cost for the week is $10/child with a maximum of $20/family. The class will promote the heroes of our faith with music, stories and crafts.  Children will also enjoy snacks and play time together in fellowship.

Contact Father David with questions or for more information.
Ascension Day 

For some, Easter may be a dim memory by now. But, those who celebrate Ascension Day know exactly how long it's been since then. The Feast of the Ascension, as it's also known, takes place 39 days after Easter Sunday (this year it was Thursday, May 25) and is believed to mark the day that Jesus ascended to Heaven.

Although Ascension Day commemorates Jesus' departure from Earth, it's not at all a cause for sadness. In fact, it's a pretty joyful day in the Christian calendar. His ascension is often cited as the final sign of his divinity, or his godly power. Much like Jesus' resurrection,  it's an affirmation of the Christian faith.
And that's why both Western and Eastern forms of Christianity celebrate Ascension Day. It may not be a federal holiday in the U.S., but it's considered to be one of the oldest Christian celebrations (it's been traced back to the year 68 C.E.), and it's as significant as Easter or Christmas.  And while Easter has a bunny and Christmas has a jolly man in a red suit, Ascension Day doesn't have a kicky mascot. By comparison, it's a pretty low-key (albeit meaningful) celebration. Depending on the church, a special Thursday Eucharist may be held for Ascension Day, or the weekly Sunday Eucharist will address the events of the ascension. It used to be customary to raise a cross or figure of Jesus above the church altar or even through the roof of the church to represent Jesus ascending to heaven.  We probably won't see a display like that at any church near us. But, to observant Christians, that image of Jesus rising up and leaving Earth behind remains a powerful symbol and will serve as a point of reflection this Thursday and coming Sunday.