Episcopal Church
of the Resurrection
1433 NW R.D. Mize Road
Blue Springs, Missouri  64015
 
(816) 228-4220
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NEW YEAR PRAYER      
Book of Common Prayer
  
Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to thee, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly thine, utterly dedicated unto thee; and then use us, we pray thee, as thou wilt, and always to thy glory and the welfare of thy people; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Amen.

Source: Book of Common Prayer, 1979 version, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA.
Happy New Year
RING IN THE NEW YEAR
      Join the Biggs for New Year's Eve 
  
Senior Warden John Biggs and Joyce invite Resurrection members to share New Year's Eve with them beginning at 7:00 pm on Monday, December 31 (at 30404 Pink Hill Road in Grain Valley.)
 
Please bring an hors d'oeuvre to share.  (BYOB)
FRIDAY NIGHT FUN STARTS JANUARY 4
Friday Night Fun
BINGO on January 4 

Join us for free family fun every Friday evening at 6:30 pm, January 4 thru February 1, 2019, at the Church.  Bring a friend!

January 4 - BINGO
January 11 - Pizza and a movie
January 18 - Game night #1
January 25 - Game night #2
February 1 - BINGO

"MITTEN TREE" DONATIONS  STILL ACCEPTED    
Mitten Tree
Contributions accepted through Jan. 6 
  
The Outreach Committee is again collecting hats, mittens, gloves, scarves and other warm items for the Community Services League (CSL) to help keep the less fortunate and homeless warm this cold weather season. Please place your donations on or under the "Mitten Tree" in the Narthex through January 6, 2019.

Blessings to all who contribute and help our community!
2019 DINNER-GO-ROUND SIGN-UP TIME       
Sign-up sheet on bulletin board in Narthex 
Dinner Go Round

You are cordially invited to be part of a favorite winter tradition at Resurrection -  our annual Dinner-Go-Round groups.  Singles and couples are welcome.  This year we will offer both in-home and restaurant dining groups.  Sign-up on the Narthex bulletin board to be placed in a group of 6 to dine together once a month starting in January/February.  Each single/couple will host once.  Please indicate your preference for in-home or restaurant dining.
NEW LUNCHBUNCH GROUP      The Lunch Bunch
At Sinclairs Restaurant on January 7 
  
The ladies of Resurrection are invited to join the LunchBunch, a now forming monthly lunch group that will gather at various local restaurants for fun and conversation.

The first outing will be at Sinclairs Restaurant in Blue Springs on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 11:30 am. Please sign-up in advance in the Narthex.
FINDING FAITH THROUGH FICTION BOOK CLUB 
Northanger Abbey
First Monday of every month at 7 pm 

The 
Finding Faith through Fiction Book Club 
will meet next on  Monday, January 7 at 7 pm in the undercroft at the Church.  This month's 
reading is Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.

When Catherine is invited to Northanger Abbey, the grand though forbidding ancestral seat of her suitor, Henry Tilney, she finds herself embroiled in a real drama of misapprehension, mistreatment, and mortification, until common sense and humor-and a crucial clarification of Catherine's financial status-puts all to right.  
Holy Fools

Written in 1798 but not published until after Austen's death in 1817,  Northanger Abbey is characteristically clear-headed and strong, and infinitely subtle in its comedy.  

Plan ahead:  February's selection will be Holy Fools by Joanne Harris (she also wrote Chocolat!). 
COMING UP 
Important events and dates

Monday, December 31:  Resurrection New Year's Eve party at the Biggs starting at 7:00 pm BYOB
Wednesday, January 2:    Bible Study at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Friday, January 4:  Friday Fun Night with BINGO beginning at 6:30 pm
Monday, January 7:  LunchBunch at Sinclairs Restaurant at 11:30 am; Finding Faith Through Fiction Bookclub at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 8:  Pastoral Care meeting at 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 12:  Parish Life meeting at 9:30 am