Episcopal Church
of the Resurrection
1433 NW R.D. Mize Road
Blue Springs, Missouri  64015
(816) 228-4220
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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Family Bingo Night FAMILY BINGO NIGHT     
This Friday, April 6 at 6:30 pm


Join us for our final Family Bingo Night on Friday, April 6, beginning at 6:30 pm in the Undercroft.  Bring your friends too!!


Please bring a snack to share and a silly prize to donate!

This Saturday, April 7 at 2:00 pm at G&HT


You are cordially invited to attend and support the confirmation of Alex and Nicholas Witte and the reception of Arla Witte and Bob Simpson at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in downtown Kansas City this Saturday, April 7 at 2:00 pm.

Join us this Sunday, April 8 Pancakes
Due to Easter Sunday falling on April 1, we have moved the First Sunday Breakfast in April to this Sunday, April 8.  We'll be serving up the regular monthly menu of pancakes, eggs, sausage and bacon beginning at 9:15 am in the Undercroft.  See you in Church! 
EASTER WEEK    From Fr. David

May we all rejoice in the Resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ! As we revel in this  Easter Joy, I want to personally thank the entire parish for their commitments  during Lent and especially Holy Week. Our liturgy was profound and beautiful  in both spoken word and with heavenly music. The church building was  adorned in starkness for Lent and Holy Week and in great beauty for the Great  Vigil and first Sunday of Easter! We are truly blessed with the love and energy  by ALL who have participated and assisted others as we have made our church  a beacon of worship for all who would enter in and join our fellowship. We saw many new faces and visitors as  well as family members from near and  far. Holy Friday and Saturday brought sister and brother Christians from  several other faith traditions and we thank the participation of our guest priests and ministers; Pastor Brad  Bray from All Saints Lutheran, Rev. Mark McGuire from St. Paul's Episcopal-Lee's Summit, and Rev. Don  Compier, the Dean of the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry. I leave you this week with words from George  Herbert . . . 

Rise heart: thy Lord is risen. Sing his praise
Without delayes,
Who takes thee by the hand, that thou likewise
With him mayst rise:
That, as his death calcined thee to dust,
His life may make thee gold, and much more just.
Awake, my lute, and struggle for thy part
With all thy art.
The crosse taught all wood to resound his name,
Who bore the same.
His stretched sinews taught all strings, what key
Is best to celebrate this most high day.
Consort both heart and lute, and twist a song
Pleasant and long:
Or since all music is but three parts vied
And multiplied;
O let thy blessed Spirit bear a part,
And make up our defects with his sweet art.
I got me flowers to straw thy way;
I got me boughs off many a tree:
But thou wast up by break of day,
And brought'st thy sweets along with thee.
The sunne arising in the East,
Though he give light, & th'East perfume;
If they should offer to contest
With thy arising, they presume.
Can there be any day but this,
Though many sunnes to shine endeavour?
We count three hundred, but we misse:
There is but one, and that one ever.
BOOK CLUB  The Great Alone
Monday, May 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm
The Finding Faith Through Fiction Book Club will meet next at 7:00 pm on Monday, May 7 in the undercroft.   This month's selection is "The Great Alone"  by Kristin Hanna.
The Great Alone tells the story of The Allbright Family.  Ernt Allbright was an Army Veteran in the Vietnam War. The war changed who he was. He struggled to keep a job. He began having bouts of paranoia and aggression. He became an alcoholic, and he could no longer keep a job. When a friend leaves him a cabin in the wilderness of Alaska, Ernt makes the decision to move his family there, where they will live off the grid.
Saturday, April 14, 9:30 am
Everyone interested in serving as a scripture reader (Lector) for either the 8:00 am or 10:30 am service is asked to attend a preparation and training class on Saturday, April 14, 9:30-10:30 am.  Current Lectors are welcome to also attend as a refresher.
6:30 pm at the Church


Bishop Martin Field will visit with the Vestry and parish ministry leaders at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 18.  This is part of the Bishop's annual visitations with churches in the Diocese.  On alternating years the Bishop leads the congregation in Sunday worship and visits with parishioners.  Other years he discusses church life with leadership on a weekday.  

Mark Your Calendars
Important events and dates
See the  on-line calendar  for updates 

Friday, April 6:   Family Bingo Night at 6:30 pm
Saturday, April 7:   Area Confirmation at 2:00 pm at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral
Sunday, April 8:  Please return UTO Boxes
Monday, April 9:  Uplift Meal Preparation at 12:00 Noon
Wednesday, April 11:  Vestry Meeting at 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 14:  Lector Training at 9:30 am at the Church
Monday, April 16: Nourish KC Kitchen 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Wednesday, April 18:  Bishop's Visitation at 6:30 pm