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

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Saturday, October 19 at 4:00 pm at Church of the Resurrection
Tomorrow night at the Biggs home

Please join your Church family for a cook-out and bonfire at the Biggs' home tomorrow night, Saturday, October 19 beginning at 5:30 pm.
If possible, bring a lawn chair, flashlight, blanket and skewer for roasting.
The Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist (October 18)

Today we celebrate and remember St. Luke, a physician, writer, painter and evangelist for Christ.  St. Luke came from Antioch, was a practicing physician and was one of the first converts to Christianity. He accompanied St. Paul, who converted him, on his missionary journeys and was still with him in Rome when St. Paul was in prison awaiting death. We hear no more of him afterwards and nothing is known of his last years. The Church venerates him as a Martyr.  

St. Luke St. Luke's Gospel is principally concerned with salvation and mercy; in it are preserved some of our Lord's most moving parables, like those of the lost sheep and the prodigal son. Dante calls St. Luke the "historian of the meekness of Christ." It is also St. Luke who tells us the greater part of what we know about our Lord's childhood.  

"According to tradition he was an artist, as well as a man of letters; and with a soul alive to all the most delicate inspirations, he consecrated his pencil to the holiest use, and handed down to us the features of the Mother of God. It was an illustration worthy of the Gospel which relates to the divine Infancy; and it won for the artist a new title to the gratitude of those who never saw Jesus and Mary in the flesh. Hence St. Luke is the patron of Christian art."  

St. Luke did not personally know our Lord, and like St. Mark, the author of the second Gospel, he is not included among the apostles. For this reason the Gospel chosen for their feast is the account of the sending forth of the seventy-two disciples. According to St. Jerome, St. Luke died in Achaia (Greece) at the age of 84, and it is unknown whether or not he died a martyr's death. His name means "bringer of light" (= luke).

Patron:   Artists; bachelors; bookbinders; brewers; butchers; glassworkers; goldsmiths; lacemakers; notaries; painters; physicians; sculptors; stained glass workers; surgeons.

Symbols:   Winged ox; winged calf; ox; picture of the Virgin; palette and brushes; phials of medicine; physician's robes; easel; book and pen; hatchet; wooden horse; books of his Gospel and of the  Acts; bishop; painting an icon of our Lady.
Almighty God, who inspired your servant Luke the physician to set forth in the Gospel the love and healing power of your Son: Graciously continue in your Church this love and power to heal, to the praise and glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Financial contributions appreciated

The most needed items this month are toothbrushes, toothpaste, adult diapers, canned good, toilet tissue and seasonal clothing.
The Necessity Pantry also needs funds!  So far in 2019 Resurrection members have contributed $1,300.  Can you help this month with a small or large donation?  Collectively $1, $2, or $5 for the Pantry during collection week goes a long way to continuing the success of this program.
In September, nearly 200 families were served by the Pantry, touching 700 people in Eastern Jackson County!
FROM FR. LYNCH+        
Cursillo and Cursillistas
Fr. Lynch _

Two weeks ago I attended a spiritual renewal conference with members of parishes throughout our diocese and the Diocese of Kansas called Cursillo. This two and ½ day event was spent being renewed in my faith through fellowship, presentations and music. In short Cursillo is defined as a movement and characterized as  a movement of the church. Its purpose is to help those in the church understand their individual callings to be Christian Leaders. The leadership may be exercised in work situations, in the family and social life, in leisure activities, and within the Church environment. Leadership, in Cursillo, does not mean power over others, but influence on others; all of us need to be aware that we can exert a positive influence on those around us.

I have shared what Cursillo is in several previous newsletters and I would encourage you to check out their website: Click Here.   The next Cursillo retreat will take place sometime in 2020. I will be providing information when it comes out for those interested to access and pursue.
I share this in the newsletter to alert other Cursillistas in our parish that I would like to form a Ultreya group that could meet several times a year in fellowship. I suggest on a quarterly basis. This will give us a fellowship time to remember our experiences, share in worship and song.

If you attended and participated in Cursillo a long time ago, note that Cursillo has grown in more wonderful ways and may be something you would enjoy experiencing with your fellow Cursillistas. Watch for a notice for a Ultreya for Resurrection. I will also post other local Ultreyas around our community to participate in as any may desire.      Fr. David
TRUNK OR TREAT Trunk or Treat
Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Join us in the church parking lot with your car trunk decorated for Halloween.  Feel free to dress for the occasion and bring some candy to hand-out.  There will be a gift card giveaway for the BEST decorated trunk. 

Sign-up in the narthex or contact Sarah States with any questions.  Let's grow our church community with this FUN outreach event!  Please invite your family, friends and neighbors.
Sunday, October 27 following the 10:30 service

Fire Extinguisher As we continue our goals of being prepared as a safe church, our Emergency and Safety Planning Team will host a class presented by Firefighter Jason Conn. In the class we will learn about the different types of extinguishers and the importance of how to use them. This will also involve using fire extinguishers to actually extinguish fire in a controlled setting in the church parking lot.

Please plan on attending this important event.

Services on Tuesday, Oct. 29 in Iola, KS

Holly Hutchens_
The Rev. Holly B. Hutchens, the second Rector of the Church of the Resurrection, died on Tuesday October 15 at Heritage Healthcare in Chanute, KS after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Holly was born on August 22, 1942 to Edward and Charlotte Hutchens in Petersburg, VA. She grew up in Hinsdale, IL.

Holly received her BA from the University of Michigan and her MA from the University of Chicago. She spent a year living in India studying Indian art history. She taught Art History at Cedarcrest College in Allentown,  Pennsylvania and at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, MO..

In 1985 Holly entered Seabury Western Theological Seminary where she studied for the Episcopal priesthood. She was ordained in 1988 and served congregations in Illinois, Kansas and Missouri. She then spent six years living in the Highlands of Scotland where she served as the Rector of St. Ninian's Scottish Episcopal Church. Holly loved to travel and to explore new cultures and cuisines.

Holly is survived by her sister Pamela Edwards, and her brothers James Hutchens, Curtis Hutchens and Timothy Hutchens their spouses, children and grandchildren.

Cremation has been requested and a Celebration of life will be held at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Iola, KS on Tuesday, October 29 at 11:00 AM, The Rev. David Kent officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 202 S. Walnut St., Iola KS 66749 or the Alzheimer's Association, 229 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Online condolences may be left at  www.countrysidefh.com.
Throughout the month of October we will be collecting new and gently used crew socks to put in our Blessing Bags and to give to those in need.

Warm socks are one of the most valued items for the needy as the weather gets colder.

Please bring your contributions to Church!
Program sheets available in the Narthex

There are many ways to serve Christ's church through our outreach programs and internal parish programs. Please take a program sheet from the round table in the Narthex and identify if there are ministries and programs that speak to you. The program leader and vestry liaisons are listed with each program for you to inquire about how to get involved. Being involved is about stewardship. 

The gifts and talents that God has bestowed on us are meant to be shared with others. When we exercise our gifts and talents, we give back to God. May God continue to bless you as you bless others.
Classes presented after the 10:30 am service

Classes continue to learn more about the Episcopal Church, its tradition and history. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Classes are presented in the Children's Sunday School room after the 10:30 service (12:00 pm). Sessions last approximately an hour and half until 1:30 pm.
Sept. 15                                  Introductions and Church History
Sept 29                                   Holy Scriptures / Holy Sacraments (cancelled will make-up)
Oct. 6                                      Book of Common Prayer/Episcopal Tradition
Oct 13                                     Liturgy and Worship and Music
Oct 20                                     Prayer and Meditation
Oct 27                                     Church Structure and Wrap Up
Children ages 16 and above will be eligible for Confirmation following these classes.   Adults seeking to be confirmed or received will also be eligible following these classes   Questions and discussion are encouraged.   Refreshments provided.
Confirmation/Reception is on  November 2, 2019 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Raytown at 4:00 pm.

DOK Fall Assembly at Resurrection on Saturday, October 19 at 9:30 am.


Celebration of Life and Holy Eucharist for Robert Vickrey at 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 19


Fall Cookout at the Biggs' home on Saturday, October 19 at 5:30 pm. Sign-up in the Narthex.  If possible, please bring a lawn chair, flashlight, blanket and a skewer.

Trunk or Treat from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 26 in the church parking lot.

Fire Extinguisher Training on Sunday, October 27 in the parking lot following the 10:30 service.

Finding Faith through Fiction Book Club meets Monday, November 4 at 7:00 pm.  This month's read is The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson.

Lunch Bunch will meet on Thursday, November 7 at 11:30 am at Sam's Southern Eatery, 800 SW Clark in Blue Springs.
Necessity Pantry:     The pantry is looking for volunteers on the 2nd Tuesday (4-6 pm) and the 3rd Saturday (10 am - noon) of each month.  Call Pat Carle to help.
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Save Best Choice labels and Boxtops for Education:
Please clip and save Best Choice brand UPC labels and the Boxtops for Education for Resurrection.  Collection containers are located in the Narthex.

Bible Study every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm in the Undercroft.