Donna Karlen

Leawood News

Trust this good news!

Posted Feb 25, 2021

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Jesus came into Galilee announcing God’s good news, saying, “Now is the time! Here comes God’s kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news." Mark 1:14-15

We have begun our Lenten journey through the Gospel of Mark. If you missed Pastor Adam's message last weekend, you can watch it on our YouTube Channel.

Here are ways to enhance your Lenten experience through study and connecting with others on the journey.

New study starts tonight – Go even deeper into Mark's Gospel as Resurrection pastors lead us through an online Lenten study each Wednesday at 6:30 pm, then connect with others by participating in a Zoom conversation. Learn more here.

Download the Lenten Journal for taking notes during sermons and the "Walk with Jesus" study and writing your own reflections and prayers. Download the journal here.

Meditation Moment LIVE! Are you following us on Instagram? We are going live at 10 am every Wednesday during the season of Lent to share and meditate on scripture. Follow us here and join in next Wednesday.

Sign up for the Grow Pray Study Guide (GPS) to receive Scripture readings from Mark's Gospel, reflection questions and personal Insights blog posts. Subscribe to the daily email here.


Let's worship together each weekend! Below are times and ways to worship online, and here is information for accessing worship as well as some troubleshooting help.


  • Saturday | 5 pm
  • Sunday | 7:30 am, 9:15 am, 11 am and 5 pm

On KMCI 38 the Spot

  • Sunday | 8 am and 11 am

On YouTube

  • Saturday | 5 pm (then on demand all week)

Update on in-person worship – In his enote last Friday, Pastor Adam talked about our preparations for returning to in-person worship services at each of our campuses. He will share more in his enote this Friday. If you don't receive the enote, you can sign up here.


Take a FREE virtual trip to Malawi through Zoom, videos and connecting with our partners there. Discover what they are doing in health, preschools, permaculture, Zoe, boreholes and more. Check out this March opportunity here.

Serve with our FoodMobile distribution events to help feed families in our community at a time when food insecurity is at an all-time high. We'll have opportunities for you to assist building the food boxes or at one of the drive-through events directly serving the community. Details and sign up here.

Caring for You

→ Sometimes when life is hard and we're facing challenges, counseling can help us get through. Our Counseling Ministry is committed to helping you identify tools and resources to help with healing and growing into the person God created you to be. Find counseling information here.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) group offers education for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. Learn strategies for taking care of the person you love (and find that you're not alone in this!) as you meet Thursdays for eight weeks starting March 18. Register online.

Find hope and healing through Resurrection Recovery

  • Hear from those navigating the recovery journey as they share their stories on Thursday evenings at 6:15 in the Foundry. You can access these testimonies online as well.
  • Have you or a loved one been affected by substance, drug or alcohol abuse or addictions of any kind? Resurrection Recovery Support Groups meet Thursday evenings at 7, in person at Resurrection Leawood, Bldg. B, or online via Zoom.

Request care and prayer

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

Connect & Study

For our Special Needs community – The Student Center at Resurrection Leawood is available from 3:30-5 pm on various weekdays for Matthew's Ministry families to come for fun. For safety, one family/household will be allowed per time slot. Shoot some hoops, play with available toys or just hang out. Sign up here.

Allies for Racial Justice Strength to Love study – Tuesdays through March 23, 6:30-8 pm on Zoom. Read and discuss writings and sermons by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The book is available at The Well Bookstore and on Amazon. Register for the study here.

Women's Lenten Study – Thursdays, Feb. 25 - April 1, 9:30-11 am via Zoom. Rev. Angie McCarty shares humor and insight in this study of the Gospel of Mark. Learn more and sign up here.

Women's Lenten Luncheon is online Thursday, March 25 at noon. Hear a Message of Hope from spiritual coach Ginger Rothhaas and enjoy Global Market shopping online. See options for ordering lunch and a special Hope mug and register here.

Kids & Teens

KiDSCOR Children's Ministry

→ Check out our KiDSCOR virtual room for elementary students. Lots of ways to connect with our monthly theme, win prizes and see what Bucky the Beaver is up to!

→ 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!

KiDSCOR Zoom Calls – Sundays at 9:30 am, kids in Pre-K – 5th grade can join us for weekly age-based Zoom calls full of fun, relationships and faith. Register here to get the Zoom info.

Rezlife Student Ministry

6th-12th Grade Students – Connect with us via our rezlife Student Ministry YouTube Channel for:

  • 40 Days of Prayer – rezlife staff presents a daily prayer during the 40 days of Lent. Tune in each day and pray with us!
  • Wednesday Nights – rezlife LIVE @ 6:30 pm. Imagine your favorite talk show, combined with your favorite game show and add in a HUGE amount of laughs!
  • Sunday Mornings – Sunday Gathering @ 9:30 am. Join us for our new Lenten Series: The Gospel of Mark. Middle School and High School Zoom small groups meet immediately after the Sunday Gathering video.

Weekly High School Small Groups – rezlife offers weekly small groups for high school students including a group for students who identify as LGBTQ. Not currently in a high school small group? Let's get you connected. Register here.

Stay up to date on rezlife activities each week:

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Donna Karlen

Donna Karlen

Donna Karlen serves with the Communications Ministry working on special projects.