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

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CONFIRMATION AND RECEPTION
Sunday, May 21 at 4 pm 

Confirmation
On May 21 at 4:00 pm, members of Resurrection and other parishes will be confirmed and received into the Episcopal Church at a ceremony and service at Church of the  Redeemer, 7110 NW State Route 9, Kansas City, MO (north of the river).

Brady and Shea Blankenship and Devin Conn will be Confirmed.  Their sponsors are Ray Lingrel and Randy Goyer.  Mrs. Kelly Blankenship and Mrs. Lyn Jandt will also be Received.  Fr. David is their sponsor.

It would be wonderful to have as many Resurrection members as possible attend this event. Carpooling will be arranged . . .  please watch for additional information.  We will celebrate our confirmands and those being received earlier that day (Sunday, May 21st) with a light reception following the 10:30 am service.

Appreciation RECOGNITION SUNDAY
May 21 between and after Services

As we near the end of our program year, meaning the school year before vacation season, we will celebrate the people who make up all our formal parish ministries between and after the services on May 21st.

This is a time to say thank you to all who made ministry happen within and outside of our parish.  A light reception will help celebrate these ministries and people after each service.  Blessings to all who serve!

GUEST SUNDAY IS JUNE 4 Welcome
Bring Someone to Church with You

Following our Evangelism Workshop and the Jesus Movement celebration with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry this past weekend, we will host Guest Sunday at Resurrection on S unday, June 4(Note: this is a date change from May 21.)
 
Bring someone to Church with you that day!   Help Resurrection grow...grow...grow!
FINDING FAITH THROUGH FICTION BOOK CLUB A Piece of the World
Next meeting is 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.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VBS 2017
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.
A MESSAGE FROM FATHER DAVID
Mother's Day is Sunday 

As spring settles in and summer begins, we celebrate two key secular holidays. Some say they are really "Hallmark" money makers, but they are truly days of importance for all of us. When we celebrate Mother's and Father's days, we promote the joys of what motherhood and fatherhood are all about. We speak of the gratefulness to our own moms and dads for their love and sacrifice in raising us as their children. As much as it is meant to be a joyful celebration, it also is a time of difficulty for the men and women who cannot be moms and dads, or who are mourning losses of moms and dads or their children.

This Sunday we will raise up all women for whom we give thanks as being the people they are in any circumstance they may live in.  Please read an insightful message (click here) that I believe gives us pause for what Mother's Day can mean to those who find this day difficult. I include this for all of us to consider, especially in prayer for those who may need more words of comfort.