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

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Next Friday beginning at 6:30 pm        SING

Bring a friend and join us for Friday Movie Nights in August at the Church!  We gather at 6:30 pm for pizza and the movie starts at 7 pm.  We'll supply the pizza and show....you supply the FUN!

Showing August 18:  "SING"

Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading j ewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.
Please register at the Church office    
 CPR Training
Learn  the skills to save a life... it could be your  own!  
Resurrection will host a C PR/AED class on Saturday, August 19 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at the church.  Space is limited to 16 people.  The cost is $25 to cover materials.   Please register by calling the church office at  816-228-4220 or emailing Fr. David at  rector@episcopal-bluesprings.org.


It's hard to believe the new school year starts soon. Although it's back to the "grind" for many of us -- with busy schedules, sports and all the events that going back to school brings -- it's also a great time to look forward to what this next season can bring us at home, school, work and church.  On August 20 we will bless our back-packs and school supplies, pray for our teachers and students and commission our parish ministries that work hard all year around to help our missions prosper.  

This is a wonderful time to reflect on the all the great things in our lives that propel us outward to learn, grow and be productive in the many activities and events that provide opportunities to be Christ.  We will also celebrate with ICE CREAM AND COOKIES after the services.
Fr. David Lynch _
Sunday School and Nursery
We celebrate two wonderful people in Sheria and Gabriella who care for our infants and children.  Sheria continues to coordinate and care for our very young people in the nursery during our 10:30 service and Gabriella has been poised to help build our Sunday school for our youth.   We recognize them and thank them for their presence and skills!  More importantly, we need to bring our children to church so they can learn about spirituality and their Christian heritage.  If you know any families looking for a church home who would appreciate a spiritual catechism that teaches the life of Jesus, please invite them to Resurrection!
This week's Gospel story:  "Peter walks on water with Jesus"
In addition to the seemingly simple, appreciate that the scriptures this week are all about FAITH. Every detail of this story contains a wealth of fodder for spiritual commentary. We shall simply point out what seems to us to be the most solid and spiritually enriching aspects:

The disciples: Signify the faithful of the Church Militant
The boat: The Church herself, during her earthly sojourn
The sea and the water: The world
The mountain: Heaven
The evening: The centuries which have passed
The waves and the wind: Persecutions and trials
The fourth watch of the night: (literally, this is the last portion of the night during the longest nights of the year [i.e. during winter]) Christ will come again at the end of time

The Church Militant (the boat) has been established by Christ and filled with the elect (the disciples) who have been chosen and sent forth into the world (the boat sets out upon the sea) while Christ has ascended into heaven (gone up the mountain to pray). However, over the passing centuries since our Lord's earthy life (when it was evening) the Church has suffered and will continue to suffer many trials and persecutions (the waves and the wind). She will not be destroyed, however, but will remain faithful to the end (the fourth watch of the night) when Christ will come (the walking on water) to judge the living and the dead (the calming of the storm).

This short excerpt taken from a blog posted by Fr. Ryan Erlenbush.  

A joint outreach ministry    
We Need Your Help_
The Necessity Pantry at St. Michael's in Independence needs volunteers!  The pantry operates  the second Tuesday of each month from 4-6 p.m.and  the third Saturday of each month from 10-12 noon.  Contact Fr. David at Resurrection or Deacon Larry at St. Michael's if you can help.
The pantry provides items that are not covered by food stamps or other social service programs, such as diapers and wipes; toothbrushes and toothpaste; deodorant, soap and toilet tissue; shampoo and disposable razors; feminine hygiene items; and laundry detergent.  The pantry also helps provide quality used adult and children's clothing.  

INQUIRERS CLASS SET FOR FALL    Welcome to the Episcopal Church
Please see Fr. David if interested      
An Inquirers Class is scheduled starting Wednesday evening, September 16  from  6:30 to 8:00 pm for six weeks, ending on October 17,  to prepare folks for the sacrament of confirmation and reception,

This class is for all who are interested in  learning and re-learning the story of the Episcopal Church, the Anglican tradition and why we do  the things we do as Christians in this unique faith tradition. Please sign-up in the  narthex.