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

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Prayer Request                                                               
A "walk around the Church" tomorrow at 9:15 am
Please join us

Fr. David will host a forum for newcomers and inquirers tomorrow, Sunday, February 24 beginning at 9:15 am, Anyone wanting more information about our parish and what it means to be an Episcopalian is welcome to attend!    We'll take a walk around the church building to explore Church history and find out  what's in our own Church of the Resurrection. 

Confirmation classes for youth and adults desiring to be confirmed or received starts March 3, immediately following the 10:30 service.


Well we certainly have had the most active winter in years. Even though I love winter, I am not fond of cancellations and delays as the result of weather. Our bible study classes have been significantly interrupted, as well as other daily or evening programs that have been planned from November through February. Although we will do our best to always have Sunday services, we will follow the Blue Springs School District closings to guide us for cancelling daily and evening activities.
With all this in mind, here are some reminders of opportunities available when you cannot make it to church:
  • 5:30 Sunday Evening Service is an opportunity if you cannot make the morning services. Often the weather improves to allow safe traveling later in the day, and if 8:00 and 10:30 am hours are still too early to rise for church, this can be another option
  • I'm frequently available to come to you for visitation and to receive communion during the week.  Please contact me by phone, email or text to arrange a time to visit. THIS IS NOT AN IMPOSITION ON MY TIME.... IT'S PART OF THE CALLING TO BE YOUR PRIEST!
  • Access the church website (www.episcopal-bluesprings.org) for the Sunday lectionary of scriptures for your study and personal/family worship
  • Access the On-Line Book of Common Prayer for personal and family devotions: (www.bcponline.org). Having a personal copy of the BCP is always a good thing too. You can easily get a new or used copy from Amazon
Sunday Evening Service
Our new 5:30 pm Sunday worship service has begun and will continue to be a permanent staple of worship offerings at Resurrection. This service can help meet your schedule If you cannot attend the morning services for whatever reason.   Enriching Our Worship is the liturgical Eucharistic format used with a praise and contemplative style for music. Intending to be a casual and "come as you are" atmosphere, this can be a service that ends your weekend and prepares you for the coming week ahead. Please invite your friends and neighbors. There is fellowship and refreshments following the service.
Memorial Service Planning 
I'm available to help you and your family prepare for a memorial service that provides the specific worship service information desired when it is time to celebrate life's transitions. Please feel free to contact me to set up an appointment. Formal records are kept on file so the parish can be prepared to develop the service desired by the family. This is also an opportunity to discuss other information related to advanced directives and planned giving.
Did I not visit you when you were ill, ...in the hospital, ..or recovering from injury?
Please let me know, or contact the church office or access the ECOR prayer group on the church website when you desire a pastoral visit. I feel terrible if I've learned a parishioner or family member has been ill, in the hospital, or home bound for any reason, and I missed the opportunity to visit, say prayers and provide communion.   This is an important part of the parish family fellowship. Prayers work! ...and especially when many are praying.   Confidentiality is very important, and when folks are asked to pray for others, only the person being prayed for should share the details with others. God always knows the reason for our prayers.
Many thanks to the "worker bees" around our parish         
Thank you to all who help with work projects around the church building and grounds. The weather has given reason for snow removal and salt application, and thanks to those helping our Jr. Warden Les Woodward in keeping abreast of making our building ready for use. Thanks also for others repairing all the little things around the church from replacing light bulbs to the little behind the scenes things most of us never think about. You know who I am talking about!

Blessings,      Fr. David +
Sunday Evening Service
Sundays at 5:30 pm

Please join us for our Sunday evening service at 5:30 pm.  Worship consists of liturgy of the word with music and Eucharist following the  Enriching Our Worship  settings. Candle light, Icons, occasional incense and a casual setting are highlights of this new service. A light reception follows with relevant scripture discussions.
What_s Happeninng
Say "good bye" to the Lingrel family tomorrow
A framed picture of Resurrection will be given to the Lingrel's as a gift from the parish. The picture is in the narthex for everyone to sign on the back along with a card.

Weekly Bible Study
Join us every Wednesday at 1:00 pm and the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7:00 pm for Bible Study.

Stations of the Cross/Rosary
Every Friday during Lent at 12:15 pm, March 8 - April 19.

Save items for our Summer Garage Sale
We are planning a large Church Garage Sale on June 14-15.. Please save your items now for donation later this year!
Monday, March 4 at 7 pm 
Return to Me

Finding Faith through Fiction Book Club 
will meet on  Monday, March 4 at 7:00 pm in the undercroft at the Church.  This month's  reading is Return to Me  by Lynn Austin. 

After years of watching his children and grandchildren wander from their faith, Iddo's prayers are answered: King Cyrus is allowing God's chosen people to return to Jerusalem. Jubilant, he joyfully prepares for their departure, only to learn that his family, grown comfortable in the pagan culture of Babylon, wants to remain. Bringing to life the biblical books of Ezra and Nehemiah, Return to Me tells the compelling story of Iddo and Zechariah, the women who love them, and the faithful followers who struggle to rebuild their lives in obedience to the God who beckons them home.
Important events and dates

Sunday, February 24:   Lingrel farewell, evening Eucharist service at 5:30 pm

Friday, March 1:   Family BINGO night in the undercroft at 6:30 pm

Sunday, March 3:  Confirmation class begins

Monday, March 4:  Finding Faith through Fiction Book Club at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 5:  Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras at 6:00 pm.  Sign up for dinner choices on the bulletin board (Mardigras Theme)

Wednesday, March 6:  Ash Wednesday with imposition of ashes and Eucharist at 12:15 pm and 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 12:  LunchBunch at Los Cabos at 11:30 am

Wednesday, March 13:  Blue Springs Ecumenical Lenten Program Series begins