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

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Set your clocks BACK 1 hour

Remember Daylight Savings Time ends Saturday.  Be sure to set your clocks BACK one hour when you go to bed and get an extra hour of sleep before church on Sunday!
All Saints Sunday

With Holy Baptism and Memorial Garden Blessing

The festival celebration of All Saints' Sunday on November 5th will include the  Commemoration of the Memorial Garden. Both services will include the use of i ncense and the reading  of the names of the deceased.  We will also acknowledge the  500th year of the Protestant Reformation and celebrate the H oly Rite of Baptism .

Holy Baptisms

We are blessed with the baptisms of Jane-Katherine Noelle Stewart, daughter of Maggie Stewart and granddaughter to Bob and Katherine Stewart AND Wyatt Lee Joseph Still, son of Samantha Marie Still and grandson to Lisa Twitty at the 10:30 service this Sunday   Please join the newly baptized and families for a light reception after the 10:30 service in the Undercroft. Thank you to the Hospitality Team for your time and talents to support this reception.

Memorial Garden Dedication and Blessing

This Sunday as part of our celebration of All Saints we will also dedicate and bless our Memorial Garden located outside the doors of the nave by the Columbarium. Similar to the process for securing a space in the Columbarium there are forms to complete before celebrating the burial rite for interring loved one's ashes to the ground in the garden. The Memorial Garden is set aside in memory of those who have died in Christ and are present with us in prayer always. We gather today, as the Church Militant, with our loved ones who have joined the Church Triumphant, to declare our praise to God. Those who have died with Christ, have risen with Him and He binds us together as His people. This Memorial Garden is a special place to remember our loved ones who have gone before us and the love and grace of God which will rejoin us all one day, for all of Eternity.

Friday and Saturday, November 3 - 4

This year's diocesan convention will be held at the Adam's Pointe Conference Center in Blue Springs Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4.   A program and reception for the clergy partners and spouses will take place in our church on Saturday.
Thursday, November 2, at 7 pm

We will celebrate the confirmation of Jayden Morris and the Reception of Lyn Jandt and Sherri Brooks at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 13th and Holmes, Kansas City in a service starting at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 2.   We will car-pool from the church, leaving at 6:00 pm. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend to support our confirmands and received.
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Celebrating All Saints' and All Souls' Day
by the Rev. Leo Joseph , Priest-in-Charge of St. John's, Lakeport
In our Baptismal Covenant we, along with traditional Christians around the globe, profess in the ancient Baptismal Creed the words: "I believe in... the communion of saints, ... the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting." (Book of Common Prayer, page 304).
In our annual observance of All Saints' Day, and the Commemoration of All Faithful Departed on the following day, we make those words a tangible reality in the here and now by recognizing and celebrating our relationship, not only with those around us today, but also with all those who have gone before us in all times and places.
One of the important functions of religion is building and maintaining "Holy Community," which is a concept that is severely threatened in our modern world. This has been done in the Judeo-Christian tradition by "remembering," not nostalgic "looking back," but by "making present" the greatness of God's goodness and love in our lives today. This is done by means of story and ritual, as our Jewish friends do principally at Passover and we Christians do at Easter and, indeed, every Sunday in our celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
These celebrations are also tied to the natural cycle of the year as we experience them in the Northern Hemisphere. Just as Passover and Easter reflect the phenomenon of rebirth in spring, autumn naturally turns our thoughts to death and eternity. As the days shorten and the growing darkness overcomes us, our common ancestors marked this season with various rituals centered around fire, food gathered at the harvest, and being conscious of those who had gone before us. So this season of year is a natural time for the Church to remember her, and our, loved ones who made us who we are today.

All Saints' Day, or the following Sunday as is often the case in our busy schedule, is when the Church honors all Holy Ones, known and unknown. Our English word "saint" literally means "holy."   Please continue reading this article:
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Ministering to Suicidal Desperation

Sponsored by Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church of Blue Springs and First Presbyterian Church of Lee's Summit.   This is a community awareness suicide training program designed to increase awareness and identify prevention. This will take place Friday, November 3 from 7 to 9 pm at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, 3108 NW US HWY 40, Blue Springs.  Cost is $10.00 / person.
The Red Tenet
7 pm in the Undercroft 

The Finding Faith Through Fiction Book Club will meet next on Monday, November 6 at 7 pm in the undercroft.  This month's reading is "The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant.

Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. T old in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood-the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of her mothers-Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah-the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that are to sustain her through a damaged youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate, immediate connection.

Monday, November 13 at Noon

Volunteers are needed to help in the preparation of the Uplift meal beginning at Noon on Monday November 13.  Please sign-up in the narthex!
Also, on Sunday November 12, the Outreach Team will be serving leftovers from a previous Uplift meal and Rich Conn will be demonstrating his knife skills to kick off a Rada Knife fundraiser! 
Please Pledge On-Line
Last Sunday we kicked-off our annual Stewardship Campaign - Journey to GenerosityThis year we try to go green as much as possible....all our stewardship information is on our web site under the "giving" tab  (Click here to see Brochure) (Click here to make your Pledge). There you will find all the information necessary to complete a pledge to the parish. As I have asked in the past campaigns, please complete a pledge card, even if you cannot afford to pledge money at this time. I also ask that if you able to increase your pledge, you consider doing so. Most importantly please consider your commitment to Resurrection Church as giving back to God the most important reflection of our time, talents and gifts.  Please pray about how important our financial giving can make a difference for our parish. Be generous and know that what you give is for the glory of God.
Kansas City Mavericks Hockey
Please pay for your tickets now    
The Men's Group is planning an outing to the Kansas City Maverick's game on Friday, November 10 .  The Mavericks are now an affiliate of the NHL's Calgary Flames.   Tickets cost $18.  Please see John Biggs for your tickets now!  Please pay for your tickets asap if you have reserved your seat.
Driving Miss Daisy
Deadline to sign-up is this Sunday 

The Parish is invited to have dinner and attend the showing of Driving Miss Daisy at the New Theatre Restaurant in Overland Park on November 17.  Seating is at 6 pm.  Deadline for reservations and payment is November 5.  Cost is $50.00/person payable to the church (Church of the Resurrection).
Mark your calendarCOMING UP SOON
Mark your calendar for these upcoming events 

Thursday, November 2:  Confirmation at St. Mary's Kansas City at 7 pm
Friday and Saturday, November 3 - 4:  Diocesan Convention
Sunday, November 5:   All Saints' Sunday and Memorial Garden dedication
Thursday, November 9:  Bridge Club at 7 pm (newcomers welcome)
Friday, November 10:  Men's Group at Maverick's hockey game
Saturday, November 11:  CPR Class 9 am to 1 pm in the Undercroft; cost is $50/person
Sunday, November 12:  Usher training session at 9 am in the Nave
Friday, November 17:  Driving Miss Daisy at New Theatre Restaurant; sign-up in the narthex (Cost is $50 per person for dinner and show)
Saturday, November 18:  Altar Guild cleaning and training at 9 am