January 28, 2016

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection

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

This Sunday

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
8:00 am:  Rite I
10:30 am:  Rite II

Child Care 10 am to Noon
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Prayer Requests

Resurrection parishioners can request prayer be offered by sending requests to the Pastoral Care committee via email at  ECORPrayers@att.net
Shrove Tuesday
Bring your family to Resurrection on Tuesday, February 9th and enjoy a delicious pancake supper before the season of Lent begins.  We'll be serving up pancakes, sausage, bacon and drinks.  Details will be announced soon!

Shrove Tuesday originated during the Middle Ages.  To keep food from being wasted, families would have big feasts on Shrove Tuesday in order to consume those items that would inevitably become spoiled during the next forty days. The English tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday came about as a way to use as much milk, fats, and eggs as possible before Ash Wednesday began.

Did you save your palm fronds from last year's Palm Sunday?
Bring them to Church or to the Shrove Tuesday pancake supper and join Fr. David as he leads a brief service at 7:30 pm to bless and burn the palms.  The palms are a reminder of Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem.  The ashes symbolize death and remind us of our mortality.  The ashes created at the burning of the palms will be used in our Ash Wednesday services. 
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Festival Singers at Resurrection this Sunday at 3 pm
William Baker Festival Singers

The William Baker Festival Singers will return to Resurrection for an afternoon performance this Sunday, January 31 at 3 pm.  Invite your friends and neighbors!
Admission is $20/person.  A portion of the tickets sold at the door will benefit Resurrection.
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Annual Report Available

If you missed last Sunday's Annual Meeting, you can still read the Annual Report.  Just click here for more information.  Also visit our web site to see pictures.
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Kids -- Snow Creek tubing in Weston is
February 13-14  

Snow TubingReady to go tubing?  The WEMO Youth Group will travel to Snow Creek in Weston, MO on February 13.  Invite a friend to come with you and then stay for the lock-in at  Good Shepherd Episcopal Church! 
Advance registration is required.  See flyer for more information.  Register Here.
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Lent Madness coming soon!Lent Madness

Lent Madness began in 2010 as the brainchild of the Rev. Tim Schenck in seeking a fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church's Calendar of Saints.  Combining his love of sports with his passion for the lives of the saints, Lent Madness was born. 
Stay tuned for more information coming soon.
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New Outreach Ministries

The Malawi Project
The Outreach Committee is announcing two new efforts to reach those in need.

First, Pill Bottles for Malawi.  In this very poor African nation, hospitals and medical facilities often have to wrap small quantities of pills in paper to send them home with patients because they have no pill containers.  Resurrection is asking you to bring your empty SMALL prescription pill bottles to church and they will be sent to Malawi for distribution.
Second, for all you travelers out there, we are beginning to collect hotel soaps and other freebies in a Save Our Soaps (SOS) effort.  The Necessity Pantry will happily make use of these items.    
Both the pill bottles and the hotel freebies are being collected in a continuous process in a labeled double-decker trash container in the Outreach Room (where BackSnack supplies are kept - next door to the Children's Chapel).
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Weekly Bible Study every Wednesday at 1 pm

Bible StudyIt's back!!  Our popular weekly bible study program has resumed every Wednesday at 1 pm.  Using the Synthesis CE handout as a discussion guide, we read and discuss the upcoming Sunday scripture lessons.  Please join Fr. Lynch for fellowship and learning!