May 13, 2016

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection

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

This Sunday


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

Child Care 10 am to Noon
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Coming Up
Vestry Retreat on Saturday, May 21
Deanery Meeting at Trinity Independence on Saturday, May 21
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Church Yard Sale this weekend
Yard Sale

Visit our Yard Sale this weekend at the Church on Friday and Saturday beginning at 8 am.  

There are TONS of donated items. Bring your friends and neighbors and get some great bargains!
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Pentecost is this Sunday 

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, one of the most ancient feasts Pentecost of the Church, and celebrated early enough to be mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles ( 20:16 ) and St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians ( 16:8 ).  Pentecost is often referred to as the "birthday of the church."

In English speaking countries, Pentecost is also known as Whitsunday. The origin of this name is unclear, but may derive from the Old English word for "White Sunday," referring to the practice of baptizing converts clothed in white robes on the Sunday of Pentecost. 

Pentecost is from the Greek word "Pentekostos", which literally means "fifty."  It is the 50th day after  Easter  (if we count both Easter and Pentecost.)  Pentecost celebrates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles in the book of Acts, ushering in the beginning of the Church. 
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Necessity Pantry needs for May

The Necessity Pantry, a joint outreach ministry of the Episcopal Churches in eastern Jackson County, especially needs toothpaste and brushes, canned food, pastas of all kinds, size 4/5 diapers and S/M Depends. 

Please include these items on your shopping list and bring them to Church at our next ingathering on May 22.  Cash contributions are also gratefully accepted!