Episcopal Church
of the Resurrection
1433 NW R.D. Mize Road
Blue Springs, Missouri  64015
(816) 228-4220
Friday, June 29, 2018

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Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Services at 8:00 am and 10:30 am

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Father David Lynch +

Dear Resurrection Sisters and Brothers and friends,

In the midst of the recent humanitarian crisis, which I would never have believed could happen  in our own country, I have tried to limit my comments in an effort to maintain communication,  understanding, and tolerance. Along with fellow colleagues, ordained and lay, I continue to
hope that someday the love, grace, and spirit of God will be understood and practiced by most  of us. Like all of us, I am not perfect and do not have all the answers. For many years as a street  paramedic I saw first-hand and on a daily basis poverty, prejudice and violence that divided  communities and families.   I give thanks for what others have done and continue to do to assist  those in need or suffering.

I must tell you that recent events and realities cause me to question where our treatment of
people in need, especially children, can be considered American, Christian, humanitarian, or for
the common good, especially in the current and on-going events that have to do with  immigration. The politically charged debates and futile mudslinging back and forth from all  political pundits is only making this situation and the state of who we are as a humanitarian  country an abysmal mess. Regardless of where any of us are politically, WE ALL must be  involved in bringing workable solutions to managing immigration that is both humane and  reflective of who we are as a country that is completely made up of immigrants from its  inception. In many ways we are still rebounding from the throws of slavery and the innate  prejudice for other people that totally violate what Christ has called us to do in LOVE.

I am not inclined to engage in any political or politically charged discussion in a sermon or as  part of our worship services. The pulpit is not the place to make political statements. I will  speak out  against the injustices against humanity for which this country, until recently, has  fought for around the world. We can and must do better! As a diocese our bishop and other  parishes, along with the Episcopal Dioceses of Texas, are joining together to protest the way  people are being treated at our southern borders. I stand in solidarity with our dioceses and  other parishes that are sending the message to our government that what is happening on the  southern border must change and that people must be treated and processed humanely.

What is happening now is not the way of the Gospel, or Christ, or the God who created us! We must change!  WE must act!  WE  must speak out! May we be moved enough to express our convictions to the g overnment representatives who have the ability to make the appropriate changes .

For the Human Family
O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us;unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

FIRST SUNDAY BREAKFAST  Pancakes and Eggs    
Between services beginning at 9:15 am
Join us this Sunday from 9:15 to 10:15 am for our monthly First Sunday Breakfast.   As usual, enjoy fresh made pancakes, eggs, sausage and bacon.  See you in church!
The Necessity Pantry at St. Michael's in Independence is asking for help the second Tuesday of each month from 4:00 - 6:00 pm and the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to Noon.  All pantry items are now stored on the first floor of the church, so there are no steps!

Monday, July 2 at 7 pm
The Finding Faith through Fiction Book Club will meet on Monday, July 2 at 7 pm to discuss this month's selection is "The Secret Keeper" by Kate Morton. 

During a picnic at her family's farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking crime, a crime that challenges everything she knows about her adored mother, Dorothy. Now, fifty years later, Laurel and her sisters are meeting at the farm to celebrate Dorothy's ninetieth birthday. Realizing that this is her last chance to discover the truth about that long-ago day, Laurel searches for answers that can only be found in Dorothy's past. Clue by clue, she traces a secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds thrown together in war-torn London-Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy-whose lives are forever after entwined. A gripping story of deception and passion, The Secret Keeper will keep you enthralled to the last page.
Photos to be taken on Sept. 7 and 8
We have contracted with Lifetouch to create a new pictorial directory for our parish! 
Portraits will be taken on Friday, September 7 from 2 pm to 9 pm and on Saturday, September 8 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Each single/family will receive a free 8 x 10 portrait and a pictorial directory.  We want everyone's picture in our directory.  Save the date!!
Sign-up now in the narthex         
Chicago We have 20 tickets for the 8 pm, Sunday, September 16 performance of the Broadway musical "Chicago".  The tickets are in Level 6 and cost $29 each.
Please sign-up in the narthex if you would like to go and make your payment to the Church for the tickets.   
Saturday, July 28 at 11:00 am Deacon Jim Cummins

The Daughters of the King - Grace Chapter is hosting its annual luncheon on Saturday, July 28 at 11:00 am at the Church.   The luncheon is open to all ladies and their friends - please sign-up on the bulletin board by July 14.  Attendees are asked to bring a can food/dry good for donation.   Gentleman who would like to hear the speaker are invited to attend at 1:00 pm.
Speaker:   Deacon Jim Cummins - K2K Director
Mark Your Calendars
Important events and dates
See the  on-line calendar  for updates 

Monday, July 2:  Finding Faith Through Fiction Book Club at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, July 3: Pastoral Care meeting at 6:30 pm
No Vestry Meeting in July!
Thursday, July 12:  Bridge Club at 7:00 pm
Thursday, July 19:  Men's Fellowship at 6:30 pm (check location)
Thursday, July 26:  Bridge Club at 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 28:  DOK Luncheon at 11:00 am; Speaker at 1:00 pm