Episcopal Church
of the Resurrection
1433 NW R.D. Mize Road
Blue Springs, Missouri  64015
(816) 228-4220
Thursday, August 2, 2018

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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Services at 8:00 am and 10:30 am

First Sunday Breakfast at 9:15 am

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Maxine Mefford
Tomorrow, August 3 at 11:00 am

Funeral services for Maxine Mefford will be held tomorrow, August 3, at the Church of the Resurrection at 11:00 am.

A reception will follow the service in the Undercroft.
All Saints
Friday, August 3

Join us tomorrow,  Friday, August 3 at 7:00 pm in the Undercroft to watch the movie " All Saints".   Family and friends invited.  Please bring a snack to share.
Michael Spurlock decides to trade in his corporate sales career to become a pastor. Unfortunately, his first assignment is to close an Episcopal church and sell the prime piece of land where it sits. He soon has a change of heart when the church starts to welcome refugees from Burma. Spurlock now finds  himself working with the refugees to turn the land into a working farm to pay the church's bills.
First Sunday Breakfast and Clarinet Choir

Join us this Sunday between services beginning at 9:15 am for our monthly First Sunday Breakfast.  The Men of the Church will be preparing fresh pancakes and scrambled eggs with sausage and bacon.  Bring your friends and neighbors to church.

Clarinet Choir
Please welcome the Clarinet Choir back to Resurrection this Sunday at the 10:30 am service, featuring Devon and Rich Conn!
Harmony Handful
Bring your school backpacks and supplies for blessing at the altar!

We will also have the Harmony Handful Barbershop Chorus providing special musical selections at the 10:30 am service.
New Organ

On Sunday, July 15, a presentation was held between services to discuss the proposed purchase of a new Johannus Ecclesia organ to replace our current 30+ year old Rodgers electronic organ.  The instrument was selected by a committee of experts considering value, price, quality and sound.  

Click Here to See the Presentation

The Vestry has endorsed a campaign to raise $60,000 to purchase the new organ that will last the parish for the next 30 - 40 years.  IF funds are raised, the organ will be ordered and delivered in 2019 by Easter.  Currently the congregation has contributed $51,360 of the necessary funds to purchase the organ.  If you would like to make a pledge, please email the Treasurer with your contribution!  

Please Contribute Now - We are almost there!


School Supply List
Crate in Narthex for donations

We will be collecting school supplies for the Community Service League again this year.  CSL is expecting an increased need. There will be a crate in the Narthex for donations with  a list of requested school supplies on a clipboard.  Please take a copy and help those in our community. The collection dates will be  July 15,  July 22 and  July 29.

CSL also needs volunteers on August 4 at 9 am to take collected supplies from CSL to the United Methodist Church.     Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!
Monday, August 6, at 7:00 pm         
The Great Alone Join the Faith Through Fiction Book Club on Monday, August 6 at 7:00 pm to discuss the book "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hanna.
Following a shattering tour in the Vietnam War, Ernt Allbright attempts a fresh start by moving his family to Alaska, where they encounter old demons and new challenges on the last American frontier.
Wednesday, August 15 at 7:05 pm

How about a night out at the ballgame in an air-conditioned suite for $15 per ticket? We can do this with a minimum of 20 purchased tickets.

Please sign up TODAY in the narthex or let John Biggs know so we can reserve the suite. Family and friends are welcome!! We will plan to carpool from the church.

  • The Outreach committee is in the process of arranging a meal delivery to the persons living at Woods Chapel Lodge. This is a residence for the aging community of Blue Springs who are on a fixed income. We will begin with our first meal in August. We will need cooking staff, serving staff and clean up staff. Young and old are encouraged to contact Rich Conn or Annie Scott for details. 
  • The Necessity Pantry at St. Michael's; Independence is asking for help the second Tuesday of each month, from 4-6 p.m. and the third Saturday from 10:00 am -12 Noon. 
Sunday, August 19 at 9:15 am          
Sunday Evening Service Father David invites everyone interested in helping brainstorm and design what our new Sunday evening service may look like to attend a planning meeting at 9:15 am on Sunday, August 19.

Bring your thoughts, ideas, and desires to discuss music, liturgy and format.
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!!
Mark Your Calendars
Important events and dates

Friday, August 3:  Family Movie Night at 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 5:  First Sunday Breakfast and Clarinet Choir at 10:30 am service
Monday, August 6:  Faith through Fiction Book Club at 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 12:  Harmony Handful at 10:30 am service
Wednesday, August 15: T-Bones baseball game in Suite at 7:05 pm
Sunday, August 19:  Sunday Evening Service planning meeting at 9:15 am
Sunday, September 16:  Starlight Theater