Episcopal Church
of the Resurrection
1433 NW R.D. Mize Road
Blue Springs, Missouri  64015
 
(816) 228-4220
Friday, November 2, 2018
All Saints_ Day
  

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Fall Back
REMEMBER - TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK  ONE HOUR WHEN YOU GO
TO BED SATURDAY
Pancakes
  


This Sunday is All Saints and First Sunday Breakfast between Services beginning at 9:00 am!
ON STEWARDSHIP...The Journey Continuestransforming generosity
A message from Fr. David+
  
Like  most organizations and households, Resurrection Church makes plans for our ministry based on our anticipated financial and human resources. On the financial side, our budget is the plan we use, and pledges represent the most significant source of income in our annual budget. We need your pledge so that we can plan and budget for our ministry with your generosity in mind.

How much should I pledge?
We encourage you to pledge an amount that represents a proportion of your income. While many people find a "tithe," the scriptural ten percent, to be a helpful framework, you may find a different level is right for you. Whether you decide to pledge 2%, 10%, 15% or more, we are confident that you will experience spiritual growth from offering from your "first fruits" to further God's work in the world.
 
What is a tithe?  A tithe is a pledge to give 10% of your income to the work of God, knowing that all that we are and all that we have are gifts of God.
 
I usually put $1/$10/$20 in the offering each Sunday I'm there - isn't that enough?  It is a meaningful spiritual practice to give something of what we have back to God's work at each service, even if we pledge. Pledging, however, is a more conscious practice of giving and allows Resurrection Church to budget.
 
Do I need to pledge in order to attend service at Resurrection?   You are welcome at Resurrection no matter what you choose to give in the offering plate or as a pledge. We do ask that if you believe in the work that this church is doing, you make a pledge to sustain and expand the ministry of Resurrection Church. Many who pledge say that they feel even closer to this community by committing to help support it financially.
 
Great, I want to participate - how do I pledge?  Pledge cards are available in the narthex and on the parish website under "giving"  www.episcopal-bluesprings.org

I haven't been to church in a few weeks. I think I missed the pledge card - is it too late?  It is never too late to pledge your support to the ministry of Resurrection Church.
 
My employer makes matching gifts - will Resurrection Church accept those?  Absolutely! Please follow your employer's process and if you have any questions contact: Jim Gilligan at:treasurer@episcopal-bluesprings.org 

Thank you for your giving to the life of Resurrection Parish! Blessings and prayers to all. 

Fr. David +  

Pledge on-line (Click Here) or pick-up a pledge card at Church.
Commitment Sunday is November 11.
Leftover Candy
TOO MUCH HALLOWEEN CANDY?
Bring it to Church!

Please bring your leftover candy from Halloween to Church to fill our newcomer mugs. Please leave the candy on the table outside the office. Thank you!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers Needed
  
HOSPITALITY TEAM NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT           
There is a need for folks to sign up to provide refreshments after both the 8:00 and 10:30 services. This is a wonderful ministry that supports all who visit and attend. If you have the desire to assist our Hospitality Team by joining the schedule to provide this ministry, please contact Diane Gerlach, Terri Smith, or Janet Woodward. Your decision to serve will be so much appreciated.  A sign-up sheet is also on the bulletin board in the narthex.
 
COOKS NEEDED FOR FIRST SUNDAY BREAKFAST
If you can scramble and cook eggs, fry up some bacon, stir-cook and flip pancakes and would enjoy some friendly fellowship while you do it. . . you are invited to help with our First Sunday Breakfasts. Although this has traditionally been the work of the men, ladies would not be turned away! David Swant has been coordinating and facilitating the needs for this incredible fellowship ministry and he cannot do it without volunteers. More folks are needed for the several teams who divide up the calendar year to make this ministry possible. Please consider your talents and time to give and contact David Swant.
FREE CPR - AED CLASS CPR _ AED
Now on Saturday, November 10 at 9:00 am
  
Everyone from age 10 and up is invited to take or renew CPR training with an emphasis on how to use the AED and what to do before the ambulance arrives when emergencies happen.

Learn how to manage an obstructed airway for infants through adults; learn how to do effective chest compressions and breathing for someone whose heart and lungs have stopped working. Learn about how to respond to emergencies anywhere and especially at church.

Do you know where the AED is in the church? ...how about a first aid kit? Do you know where all the fire extinguishers are? As part of being an emergency prepared church, please plan on attending this class on November 10, 9 am to 12:00 noon.  Refreshments provided. Please consider a $10.00 donation per person.
BEST CHOICE LABELS AND BOX TOPS FOR Box Tops for Education EDUCATION
Please save UPC codes and box tops
  
Please remember to clip the "Best Choice" UPC codes and "Box Tops for Education" and place them in the container in narthex.  It is easy, free and helps those less fortunate!
COMING UP 
Important events and dates

Weekly Bible Study every Wednesday at 1:00 pm
Saturday, November 3:  Diocesan Convention in Springfield, MO
Wednesday, November 7:  Evening Bible Study at 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 8:  Bridge Club at 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 10:  CPR-AED class at 9:00 am
Wednesday, November 14: Vestry at 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 15:  Men's Fellowship at 7:00 pm at Church (pizza)
Sunday, November 18:  Necessity Pantry In-gathering
Wednesday, November 21:  Evening Bible Study at 7:00 pm