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

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Prayer Request                                                               
How to "Reach Out" to those "In Need"

I talk a lot to others about how impressed I am with our parish being active in so many outreach programs.  But how  aware are we as a parish (and individually as parishioners) about the specific programs we host and those where we collaborate with other agencies or churches?

I encourage everyone to check our parish calendar on our  website to see the many activities our church is involved with.    On Sunday, February 10, after our annual meeting and during our potluck meal/celebration, you will have the opportunity to visit with ministry committee heads and members at our Ministry Fair.  Use this opportunity to learn and possibly get involved in a  ministry.
Now a very serious request.   I urge all of us who know anyone suffering because of the federal government shut-down to specifically reach out to these folks.  Maybe invite them to dinner or take a meal to them.  Consider contributing food or money to CSL or other local food pantries who offer assistance to all in need.  This is a real disaster for our communities. 

I also ask you to please bring a can of soup or other canned item to church the next two Sundays as part of our "SOUPER" BOWL EVENT.  This collection will go to St. Michael's Necessity Pantry,

As prayers ascend, I give thanks for all who share from their hearts and abilities.
In gratitude,   Fr. David +

Friday Night Fun
Game Night, Friday, January 25 

Join us for free family fun every Friday evening at 6:30 pm through February 1, 2019, at the Church.  Bring a friend!

This Friday's event is Game Night.  Bring a snack to share and a game to play. Many other games will be available to play (for all ages.)

January 25 - Game Night
February 1 - BINGO
New Organ
Hear it this Sunday! 

Our new organ is in place and ready to be heard!  

Sincere  thanks to Vaughn Scarcliff, Les Woodward, the Conn's, Buzz Atkinson and many others for helping to get our church ready for this wonderful new instrument.  And also thanks to the people of Resurrection who quickly came together to contribute significant funds to acquire this new organ. 

Thanks be to God!
What_s Happeninng
Saying "good bye" to the Lingrel family
A framed picture of Resurrection will be given to the Lingrel's as a gift from the parish when they leave later this winter. The picture is in the narthex for everyone to sign on the back along with a card.

"Souper" Bowl Party
Join us on February 3 to watch the big game at the Simpsons!   Arla and Bob have opened their beautiful home for a football celebration. A flyer and sign-up sheet are in the narthex.  Please bring a can of soup or other item for the Necessity Pantry.

Evening Eucharist Service
The new Evening Eucharist Service will begin Sunday, February 17 at 5:30 pm. The service will be followed by a bread and soup fellowship reception. 
Annual Meeting
One service only at 9:30 am 

The Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 10  following one service that will begin at 9:30 am.  A pot-luck brunch will follow the meeting.  Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share.

Nominations for Vestry are now closed.  The deadline for nominations was the end of December. Three candidates have expressed their interest to serve: Gabe Conn, David Henson and Elaine Marshall. Bios will be published and made available for the congregation to read that express their desire to serve.

We will hold a Ministry Fair during the fellowship after the Annual Meeting in the undercroft. All ministries are asked to prepare a poster presentation to advertise their ministry and to promote participation and raise awareness for the whole parish. More information will be forthcoming.

For BackSnack Program 

The Outreach Committee is looking for help with the BackSnack program

Harvesters Food Network
Volunteers are needed to pick-up the large empty bins from Thomas Ultican Elementary School and return them to the church on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday each week during the school day.  The bins are an awkward size, but not too heavy, and can be stacked and fit in the back seat of most cars.

Additional volunteers are needed to deliver 3 heavy packed bins to the school (usually on Friday morning.)  This requires an SUV or truck and strength to lift the bins.   If you are able to help, please contact Pat Carle at 228.5312.
See David Swant to help 

If you can scramble and cook eggs, fry bacon, stir-cook, flip pancakes and would enjoy some friendly fellowship while you do it....you are invited and encouraged to help out with our First Sunday Breakfasts Although this has traditionally been a ministry of the men of the Church, ladies are welcome to participate as well.  

David Swant has been coordinating and facilitating this incredible fellowship ministry and needs additional help.  More folks are needed on the several teams that divide up the calendar year to make this ministry possible.  Please consider volunteering!
Monday, February 4 at 7 pm 
Holy Fools

Finding Faith through Fiction Book Club 
will meet next on  Monday, February 4 at 7 pm in the undercroft at the Church.  This month's  reading is Holy Fools  by Joanne Harris (she also wrote Chocolat!)

In the year 1605, a young widow, pregnant and alone, seeks sanctuary at the small Abbey of Sainte Marie-de-la-mer on the island of Noirs Moustiers off the Brittany coast. After the birth of her daughter, she takes up the veil, and a new name, Soeur Auguste. But the peace she has found in re-mote isolation is shattered five years later by the events that follow the death of her kind benefactress, the Reverend Mother.

Important events and dates

Sunday, February 3:  Souper Bowl party at the Simpsons (sign-up)
Monday, February 4:  Finding Faith Through Fiction Book Club at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, February 5:  LunchBunch at Bean Counter Cafe at 11:30 am; 
Sunday, February 10:  Annual Meeting (one service only at 9:30 am)
Sunday, February 17:  New evening Eucharist service at 5:30 pm