February 25, 2016

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection

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

This Sunday

Third Sunday in Lent
8:00 am:  Rite I
10:30 am:  Rite II

Child Care 10 am to Noon
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Bible Study


Weekly Bible Study
every Wednesday at 1:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday at 1 pm for bible study 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!
Blue Springs Ecumenical
 Lenten Services eve
ry Wednesday during Lent at 6:00 pm

Join  the Blue Springs community every Wednesday during Lent beginning at 6:00 pm for a light dinner followed
 by a short Lenten service at 6:40 pm.
 The next service will be Wednesday, Mar. 2   at All Saints Lutheran Church, 421 SW 19th Street, Blue Springs.
Pastoral Care Needs

One encyclopedia's definition of Pastoral Care is "a term applied where Christians offer help and caring to others in their church or wider community. Pastoral care can be listening, supporting, encouraging and befriending."
Too often we think of pastoral care as just visiting the home bound or the ill and infirm. We regularly visit folks in nursing facilities, in hospitals or in their homes. We sometimes fail to realize that everyone is in need of pastoral care at one time or another. As loving and caring Christians, we should all keep our "antennae" out to sense the need for pastoral care in others.
We encourage and invite you to notify the church office when you or a member of your family is hospitalized, rehabbing at home or in a facility, or just in need of some pastoral conversation. 
Please contact the church office by email at:
or by phone at 816-228-4220.
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Eucharistic Visitor Training this Saturday, February 27

Eucharistic Visitor Training The Diocese will be conducting Eucharistic Visitor Training on February 27th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Church of the Resurrection.
This training will be conducted by Deacons in our Deanery and is specifically for those who desire to take communion following our services to those in hospitals, at home or in a nursing facility.  This differs from the role of Eucharistic Minister, who serves at the Table with the Priest during worship.
If you have an interest and feel called to serve, please email Fr. David at rector@episcopal-bluesprings.org or call him at the church office 816-228-4220 to attend and learn more. 
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"Hazardous Saints" Lenten Adult Forum continues this Sunday at 9:15 am

Hazardous Saints
Join us this Sunday morning at 9:15 am for the continuation of our engaging discussion regarding the lives of six Christian "saints" who risked all for the sake of the gospel.

Like Jesus, in whose footsteps they followed, each of the persons featured: Barnabas, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Cranmer, Sojourner Truth, Dorothy Day, and Oscar Romero, were change agents in their time. They made the powerful uncomfortable while making a difference in the lives of those around them. 
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Finding Faith Through Fiction Book Club
Book Club

If there is interest, we will form a book club that will read and discuss the spiritual content of novels and stories chosen by the group.  We will begin by spending a little time with Father Tim in Mitford and read "At Home in Mitford" by Jan Karon.  We should begin some time after Easter.
Look for a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board or let Jan Brill know if you are interested at  janice_brill1@hotmail.com  or 816-286-0380
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Necessity Pantry THANKS YOU!

Necessity Pantry
Last Sunday we raised $335 in cash donations for the Necessity Pantry, a joint ministry of the Episcopal churches i n Eastern Jackson County.    
Your generous contributions of both food and cash are gratefully acknowledged and appreciated.
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Into God's hands we commend the soul candle of Jim Henry

We lift our prayers for the family of Jim Henry, who passed away this week.  May our brother Jim rest in peace and rise in glory!
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Praying of the Rosary and Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent
Stations of the Cross

Join us tomorrow and every Friday during Lent beginning at 11:30 am with the praying of the rosary followed by Stations of the Cross at noon.   Please bring your rosary if you have one (a few will be provided.)
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Installation of the Rev. David Lynch 
Friday, April 1 at 7 pm

You are warmly invited to the installation of The Rev. David Lynch as the 4th Rector  of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection and the Celebration of a New Ministry at 7 pm on Friday, April 1 with Bishop Martin Field officiating.  A reception will follow the service.
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Lent Madness
Lent Madness: Who will win the Golden Halo?

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.

Thirty-two saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. Each pairing remains open for a set period of time and people vote for their favorite saint. Sixteen saints make it to the Round of the Saintly Sixteen; eight advance to the Round of the Elate Eight; four make it to the Faithful Four; two to the Championship; and the winner is awarded the coveted Golden Halo.   Play the game on-line and see who will win

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