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

Weekly e-mail  -   Friday, March 6, 2020


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Bingo Night
Tonight at 7 :00 pm

Join us this evening for casual fun and fellowship at our Family Bingo Night.  Prizes awarded to the winners!  

Please bring snacks to share if you can.
 AED-CPR Class
Saturday, March 7 at 9:00 am

Fr. David will present a CPR/AED course for all who would like to learn these life saving skills this  Saturday, March 7 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

 A donation of $20.00 is requested to cover the cost of books and supplies. This course will be an American Heart Association Family and Friends course. All AHA courses are recommended to be repeated on a two year cycle to help maintain knowledge and skill retention. So, if you haven't ever taken a CPR class or its been longer than two years, it's time to take one!   Please contact Fr. David if you have not already pre-registered.
Don't be late for Church on Sunday morning

Daylight Saving Time
This weekend, Daylight Saving Time will start up again, after a four-month break.   That means at 2 am on Sunday time will "spring forward" to 3 am. We won't go back to  standard time  until November.

Most digital devices like computers, phones and tablets will automatically switch the time over.

Clothing donations no longer accepted

The Necessity Pantry has closed the clothing portion of its ministry and no longer  asks for seasonal clothing.  Thank you for your past support!!

Continued needs include canned tuna, soup, spaghetti sauce, Depends, toothpaste and toothbrushes, men's and women's deodorant.  Monetary gifts are also appreciated.
FROM FR. DAVID + Fr. David Lynch_
Participating in our Lenten ecumenical fellowship

I am excited for our joint participation in the annual Lenten fellowship with our fellow five churches, All Saints Lutheran, First Christian, Good Shepherd DOC, and Chapel Hill Presbyterian. Our first Wednesday fellowship was well attended and the next Wednesday session (March 11), is our opportunity to host and share with these friends. I hope you will make every effort to participate in coming for the meal at 6:00 pm and the service at 6:30 pm. Rev. Dr. Andrew Florio will be our Homilist. The food will be exquisite and we are asked to bring finger-food deserts. Looking forward to see you all!
Fr. Jay Sidebotham's Monday Matter's message can be read here. I encourage you to open the site and read his message for this first week of Lent.

Also, please see this additional information from The Diocese of West Missouri on the coronavirus and c ommunicable disease precautions      Click Here to Read

Fr. David +

Shoe Donation
122 pairs of shoes already received

It's time to clean out your closets!   And invite your friends and family to clean out theirs too. In conjunction with All Saints Lutheran Church, footwear of  any kind  and in  any condition  will be collected through March 29 and donated to Soles4Souls. 

Soles4Souls will distribute the shoes to those in need all around the world.  Look for the collection boxes in the Narthex and Undercroft.
Every Wednesday in Lent at 6:00 pm

Resurrection joins other Blue Springs churches again this year -- sharing food, fellowship and worship during the season of Lent. On the five Wednesdays of Lent, one church will host a 6:00 pm gathering for a common meal, followed by a 6:40 pm Lenten worship service.

This year's theme is "The Way of Love". Weekly offerings will be used to support the Blue Springs Community Services League.  

Remaining schedule:

March 11:  C hurch of the Resurrection; 1433 NW R.D. Mize; Message: Rev. Andrew Florio   
March 18:   Good Shepherd Christian;  11 SW Woods Chapel;  Message: Rev Bill George
March 25:   All Saints Lutheran;  421 SW 19th Street;  Message: Rev. David Lynch
April 1:  First Christian Church of Blue Springs;  701 NW 15th Street;  Message: Rev Virginia Pych
The Dept of Sensitive Crimes
Monday, April 6 at 7:00 pm

Please join the Book Club on Monday, April 6 at 7:00 pm in the Undercroft to review this month's book:  The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith.  All are welcome!

Remember, the Book Club isn't an every month commitment, even if you only see 1 or 2 books you think you might enjoy  reading, please join for just that month!

In the Swedish criminal justice system, certain cases are considered especially strange and difficult, in Malmö, the dedicated detectives who investigate these crimes are members of an elite squad known as the Sensitive Crimes Division.  These are their stories.
Lent and Holy Week Schedule Lent and Holy Week
  • Stations of the Cross and Praying of the Rosary every Friday in Lent at 12:15 pm
  • Ecumenical dinner and services every Wednesday on March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1
  • Tenebrae, Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 pm
  • Maundy Thursday, April 9, 7:00 pm followed by all night Vigil and preceded by Agape meal at 6:00 pm
  • Holy Friday, April 10, 7:00 pm, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Eucharist
  • The Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, April 11, 7:00 pm followed by a reception
  • EASTER SUNDAY, April 12, one service only at 10:30 am, Easter Egg hunt following the service


Bingo Night:   Friday, March 6

CPR/AED Training:
Saturday, March 7 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

LunchBunch:  Thursday, March 12 at 11:30 am at Sandy's Restaurant

Vestry Meeting:
  Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 pm

Men's Group:
  Thursday, March 19 at Zumwalt's

St. Patrick's Day Dinner:
  Saturday, March 21

New Theatre & Restaurant:
  Dinner and show on Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 pm

Adult Forum with Bill Stancil:  Sunday, March 29 and Sunday, April 5 at 9:00 am

Altar Guild & outdoor Clean-up:  Saturday, April 4 at 9:00 am

Book Club:  Monday, April 6 at 7:00 pm

Please save "Best Choice" brand UPC labels and "Boxtops for Education"  and put them in the collection containers in the narthex.  Funds raised support the Necessity Pantry.

Bible Study every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Undercroft