Donna Karlen

Leawood News

Living a Resurrection Life

Posted Jul 10, 2019

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Resurrection Life

"So I’ll stand in the rain or the fire

In the darkest corners to show your love

And I’ll rise with the morning sun declaring hope has won

Resurrection life..."

These are lyrics from the latest song released by the COR Collective and written by Matt Bisel. The song speaks to the light in our hearts through the power of Jesus Christ.

To listen to this beautiful song, go to our Facebook page for the music video.

Coming Up at Resurrection

This week in worship - Who or what do you look to for guidance and inspiration? Who looks to you? Sharing the love of Jesus brings light in a world of darkness. This weekend in our Resurrection Life sermon series, Pastor Scott Chrostek helps us understand what it means to embody generosity.

Be generous with an invitation to worship this weekend!

Suicide prevention - continuing the conversation

"Nap the Play" changes the perspective of individuals who may have someone in their life who is dealing with mental health complications. The piece re-frames what signs of need and cries for help can look like, and unravels the pressures of today's adolescent – from inside a teen's mind. Perspective is changed for teens as the results of suicide are revealed: pain, devastation, the loss of the potential for hope and joy. Sunday, July 21, 7:30 pm, Foundry. Please register here.

Donate to Rummage Sale 

Curbside donation dropoff begins this Sunday, 2-8 pm, and continues Monday, July 15, and Tuesday, July 16, 8 am –  8 pm (click here for a list of items needed). The Rummage sale is Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20. Proceeds benefit local and global ministries for women and children.

What is poverty like?

The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) offers insights into the causes of poverty, challenges faced by those living in poverty, and next steps on how we can help to eliminate poverty in our community. Saturday, July 27, 9 am – noon. Register here.

Opportunities to Serve

One way to support our brothers and sisters in Central America in response to the current immigration issues is to sponsor a child through Compassion International. Stop by the Mission Space in the Bldg. A Narthex this weekend to pick up a sponsor packet for children in El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras. Your support could change a child's life.

Flourish Furnishings Christmas in July! Stop by the Christmas trees in Bldg. A Narthex or Bldg. B Commons and select an ornament to bless one of our families. No time to shop? Visit our Amazon wish list.

Want to serve in 2019? We still have a few serve trips available this fall in Texas, Puerto Rico or Malawi. You can also sign up for 2020 trips:

Summer at Resurrection

Tidying Up – Making Room for Meaning in Your Life – July 11, 6:30 pm, Foundry. Pastor Wendy Lyons Chrostek shares ways to make room in your physical space, your calendar and your emotional life for what matters.

River of Light Oratorio – This concert by Resurrection's Choir and Orchestra shares the stories shown in our stained glass window. Free concert, Thursday, July 18, 8 pm, Sanctuary.

Family Event

Resurrection's Pet Ministry welcomes the Leawood Police and their K-9 partners, Wednesday, July 17, 6:15 pm, Bldg. A Parlor. Learn more about how the police work with their dogs through a demonstration and Q&A.
"Going To The Dogs," an organization that benefits law enforcement agencies by purchasing protective vests for K-9s, will join us for the class. Families and children welcome (but no pets, please). To register, email Kathy O'Dowd.

Opportunities for Students (grades 6-12)

Discover KC Scavenger Hunt! July 31, 10 am – 4 pm. Come spend the day with the rezlife staff on a city-wide scavenger hunt and discover some of KC's hidden treasures! Bring a friend and sign up here today!

In Confirmation, students claim their faith. They ask questions, dig deeper into scripture, serve others and learn more about God and the Church. For 8th graders and up. Learn more or register here.

Employment Opportunities at Church of the Resurrection

Donna Karlen

Donna Karlen

Donna Karlen serves in Communications at Church of the Resurrection by creating and managing social media content.

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