Episcopal Church
of the Resurrection
1433 NW R.D. Mize Road
Blue Springs, Missouri  64015
(816) 228-4220
Thursday, July 5, 2018

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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

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Father David Lynch +

Debbie and I will be gone visiting family in Michigan and enjoying the Great Lakes from July 9th through July 25th. We ask your prayers for a refreshing-rejuvenating time as we get a chance to visit our "homeland" and see family. Debbie will truly be ready for some time to recuperate after serving as the registrar for the American Guild of Organist National Convention happening in Kansas City this 4th of July week. Be good to Vaughn in the weeks to come as he has a major hospitality role in this same convention and will need to recuperate.
Please warmly welcome Fr. Mark McGuire (recently retired from St. Paul's- Lee's Summit) as he celebrates with you for the Sundays of July 15th and 22nd. Fr. Mark will also provide pastoral care to the parish in my absence. Should you need a visit, please contact him directly at 816-217-3386, or by contacting Sr. Warden John Biggs. The church cannot serve your needs if you don't contact us to be with you when you are wanting a priestly visit.
Much will take place while I am gone and I want you all to pay specific attention for the call to all parishioners to attend church on Sunday the 15th to hear a new organ instrument that is similar to the one recommended by the organ committee that was formed to find the best instrument to replace our current failing model. This will be a time to hear the instrument as well as to ask questions about the campaign to raise funds to purchase the best possible instrument we can afford to buy. Our prayers are to fund this campaign so that the next instrument can be built and installed before the end of the year.
I have left a sign-up sheet in the narthex requesting your feedback for a new evening bible study offering for an evening session. Once back and in August I hope to announce a new session for the evening based on your suggestions that can start later in August or September.
My prayers for our parish do not stop while on vacation. You will be in my thoughts each day!
Many thanks for your prayers and blessings.
Sunday, July 15

Everyone is invited to attend a demonstration of the Johannus Ecclesia organ at both services on Sunday, July 15.  An all-hands meeting will be held in the worship space between services, where we will discuss the proposed purchase of the new organ as well as the process and schedule for a capital campaign.

Father Mark McGuire, our guest celebrant and member of the Organ Committee, will be with us to facilitate the discussion.

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!
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 

No Vestry Meeting in July!
Monday, July 9:  Uplift meal prep at Noon
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