Episcopal Church
of the Resurrection
1433 NW R.D. Mize Road
Blue Springs, Missouri  64015
(816) 228-4220
Sunday, September 16, 2018




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Next session 7:00 pm Sept.19 
The study session meets two weeks out of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  Currently the group is studying The Gospel of St. Mark and focuses on understanding the scripture and its application to our contemporary times  This is an inter-generational study for high school age and up.  Time together includes prayer, study and Q/A based on a programmed text.
HOLY CROSS DAY Jerusalem Cross
From Father David +  
One of the key feast days (red letter days) of the church calendar is "Holy Cross", which was on Friday,  September 14 .

During the reign of Constantine, first Roman Emperor to  profess the Christian faith, his mother Helena went to Israel and there  undertook to find the places especially significant to Christians. (She was  helped in this by the fact that in their destructions around 135, the Romans had  built pagan shrines over many of these sites.) Having located, close together, what she believed  to be the sites of the Crucifixion and of the Burial (at locations that modern archaeologists think  may be correct), she then had built over them the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which was  dedicated on 14 September 335. It has become a day for recognizing the Cross (in a festal  atmosphere that would be inappropriate on Good Friday) as a symbol of triumph, as a sign of  Christ's victory over death, and a reminder of His promise, "And when I am lifted up, I will draw  all men unto me." (John 12:32) The cross is today the universal image of Christian belief.
Countless generations of artists have turned it into a thing of beauty to be carried in procession 
or worn as jewelry. To the eyes of the first Christians, it had no beauty. It stood outside too
many city walls, decorated only with decaying corpses, as a threat to anyone who defied Rome's
authority-including Christians who refused sacrifice to Roman gods. Although believers spoke
of the cross as the instrument of salvation, it seldom appeared in Christian art unless disguised
as an anchor or the Chi-Rho until after Constantine's edict of toleration.

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy  Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting.  Amen
God's blessings to you all, this day and for evermore...    Fr. David
Next Sunday, September 23 at 11:00 am Ecumenical Service
The churches of All Saints Lutheran, Chapel Hill Presbyterian, Good Shepherd United Church of Christ and First Christian will come together to celebrate in a service of Scripture, Praise and Holy Communion at 11:00 am on Sunday, September 23 at Shelter #3 in Lake Jacomo Park.
Bring a lawn chair or two, blanket and wear casual attire.  A POT LUCK MEAL WITH BBQ WILL BE SHARED BY ALL FOLLOWING THE SERVICE.
Resurrection will still hold its 8:00 am Rite I service at home in the Nave, however all parishioners encouraged to challenge their routines and come to this shared service.   A flyer is on both bulletin boards with directions to Shelter #3.
Please save UPC codes and box tops
Please remember to clip the "Best Choice" UPC codes and "Box Tops for Education" and place them in the container in narthex.  It is easy, free and helps those less fortunate!
September 24, 26 or 28
People are needed to help the Community Services League unload and organize supplies from their fall  food drive!

Please help on Monday,  Wednesday and Friday, September 24, 26 or 28,  starting at 10:00 am t o assist CSL manage its largest  donation of the year received through the school district's community unity week.  CSL receives over 47,000 it ems that need to be sorted and loaded on trucks. 
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, October 6 at 10:00 am
Join us for our annual Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 6 at 1 0:00 am, with Furry Kids Rescue. Bring
a friend and a special pet companion (furry, with scales, wings, multiple legs and eyes  and even a special stuffed companion) This is our chance to celebrate the feast of St.
Francis and is devotion to all of God's creations.
Mark Your Calendars
Important events and dates

Monday, September 17:  Daughters of the King 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 20:  Men's Fellowship at 6:30 pm at Buzz Atkins home
Sunday, September 23:  Ecumenical Service @ Lake Jacomo Shelter #3 at 11:00 am
Thursday, September 27:  Bridge Club
Saturday, October 6:  Blessing of the Animals at 10:00 am