of the Resurrection
1433 NW R.D. Mize Road
Blue Springs, Missouri 64015
PRAYERS FOR ALL PEOPLE
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
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!
NECESSITY PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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!
FINDING FAITH THROUGH FICTION
Monday, July 2 at 7 pm
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!!
STARLIGHT THEATER IN SEPTEMBER
Sign-up now in the narthex
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.
DOK GRACE CHAPTER ANNUAL LUNCHEON
Saturday, July 28 at 11:00 am
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
Important events and dates
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