Donna Karlen

Leawood News

Summer with Resurrection

Posted Jun 24, 2020

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"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear..." (from Psalm 46)

In his Tuesday night Vespers this week, Pastor Adam shared stories from the Bible when people sang praises to God even in the midst of great challenges. If you missed Vespers, you can catch up here.

Even as we praise God for our blessings, we certainly are facing challenging times. Please see the "Caring for Our Church and Community" section of this enews for help.

If you have been affected by substance, drug or alcohol abuse or addictions of any kind, Resurrection Recovery Support Groups welcome you to meet Thursday evenings at 7, in person at the Leawood Campus in Building B or online via Zoom. Contact Pastor Tom Langhofer for more information and visit our website for testimonies and resources.

This Weekend in Worship

Pastor Adam continues our focus on Jesus' Sermon on the Mount in our summer sermon series, A House Built on a Firm Foundation.

Invite someone to worship online with us this weekend:

  • Saturday | 5 pm
  • Sunday | 7:30 am, 9:15 am, 11 am, 5 pm 11 am also broadcast on KSHB TV Channel 41 and on Facebook Live here.

Summer is here! Take a look at what's coming up...

Have you registered for VBC On-the-Go? VBC is coming to you July 20-24, when children will learn to Live Like a Champ! With special VBC kits and awesome videos and activities, kids pre-school – 5th grade are invited to participate online. Register here by July 1.

Living in the Beloved Community class – Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned a society based on justice, equal opportunity and love for one’s fellow human beings. Join Pastors Tino Herrera and Darryl Burton to explore how we as a church and as individuals can make Kansas City a "beloved community." Click here for the class.

Ways to Serve

Pop-up Drive – donate children's clothing

Donate children's clothing (only) Monday, June 29, 9-11 am in the circle drive of Bldg. A at Resurrection Leawood. Let's help our partner clothing pantries help families in our community!

Help build hope in Kansas City!

Resurrection is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City on a House of Abraham build. Established in 2003 by the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities of the greater Kansas City area, Habitat KC's House of Abraham is an opportunity for people of different faith traditions to come together to build a home – and to build new relationships.

Join us as we build a home, impact lives and neighborhoods and strengthen the ties to our community in an interfaith project!

DIY Serving

Click here to see opportunities to serve from your home such as sewing masks, writing notes of encouragement and making bookmarks for the Resurrection Bookmobile.

Online Learning & Connection

Global Leadership Summit

Learn how to maximize your influence through this two-day online leadership conference with fresh, actionable leadership content from a faculty of world-class speakers.

Resurrection members and regular attenders can register for $99 through July 21. Register here and enter Priority Code: LEAD2020.

Check out this video for more info.

Special rate for Vietnam War Exhibit at WWI Memorial

RezVets arranged a group rate for the Vietnam Exhibit at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in downtown Kansas City, MO. The exhibit explores the pivotal struggles felt both on the war front and the home front, challenging democracy, citizenship, patriotism and the foundations of American life.

The Vietnam War Exhibit is open daily through July 26, 10 am - 5 pm. Periodic cleaning and sanitation is done in the exhibit area and visitors are limited to 20% of capacity. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Women's Ministry Tuesday Book Club

Read a new book each month and join in a Zoom discussion on the first Tuesday of the following month from 10-11:30 am. Coming up for Tuesday Book Club:

  • July 7: How the Woman at the Well Became the Well Woman by Donna Rhodes
  • Aug. 4: House of Purple Cedar by Tim Tingle

Caring for our Church and Community

Request Care

If you would like to speak with one of our Care Pastors or another member of our team, please call 913-544-0712. After standard office hours, call our emergency pager at 913-544-0799. Find more information about requesting care on our website.

Request Prayer

Please submit your prayer requests online. We have a team dedicated to praying for these requests.

Care Pastors Share Messages of Hope

Visit our Facebook page at 8 am, Monday - Friday, or at your convenience, to hear words of hope and encouragement from our Care Pastors.

Connect with your worship community

Each of our Church of the Resurrection locations is sharing hope and encouragement through messages and music on social media. If you usually worship at Resurrection Leawood, our Facebook groups offer connection:

For Kids & Teens

KiDSCOR Children's Ministry

Have you registered for VBC On-the-Go yet? Kit registration closes July 1! Sign up here.

Subscribe to our KiDSCOR YouTube channel to get the latest video content to help you and your family stay connected and grow in your faith.

Sign up for the KiDSCOR Leawood Newsletter for more ways to stay connected!

Rezlife Student Ministry

2020-2021 Confirmation – Registration is open for students going into 8th-12th grade! Parent & Student Kickoff is Sunday, Sept. 20. Registration is also open for adult and junior Confirmation Mentors. Register here.

Summer Serving – Make a positive impact on our community! Click here for ideas on how you can serve this summer!

Wednesday rezlife LIVE! 6th-12th grade students, 6:15 pm. New this summer, rezlife is going LIVE on our rezlife Leawood YouTube Channel! Imagine your favorite talk show, combined with your favorite game show and add in a HUGE amount of humor! All with your favorite rezlife staff members entertaining you and giving out prizes! It’s going to be crazy!

Summer Sunday Gathering – 6th-12th grade students, 9:15 am. The students are taking over! We are starting summer with the "Represent" series where our own rezlife students will be running the program by leading worship, giving the messages, sharing their stories and more! Join the fun on Sunday mornings on our rezlife Leawood YouTube Channel. Register for Sunday Gathering Zoom small group here.

Monday Middle School and High School Bible Study – Grow deeper in faith with your peers as we read and study scripture and then discuss what it means for our lives today.

  • High School Bible Study – meets in person at 6:30 pm. Register here.
  • Middle School Bible Study – meets in person at 6:30 pm. Register here.

Stay up to date on rezlife activities each week:

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Donna Karlen

Donna Karlen

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