Hi Resurrection Overland Park,
What a week we have had!? It seems everything is upended as a new sense of normalcy takes shape and social distancing is practiced. Like you, this means rethinking everything from work to school to how we conduct meetings. It can be overwhelming! Yet, I’ve seen incredible resilience especially as families, friends, and sometimes complete strangers provide care and comfort in creative ways. In this moment of disruption, anxiety, uncertain financial markets, and pandemic crisis we will find a way to make it through, together.
Pastor Adam wrote in his enote, “Adversity and challenge brings us together; it brings out the best in us and it leads us to a deeper trust in God and for that I’m grateful. It will be hard, particularly for many small businesses and people who work for businesses that will be closed for a time. It is frightening, particularly for those working on the front lines in the medical fields, as caregivers and those upon whom other depend for services. We’re all going to have to help each other, but we will make it through this time.” I encourage you to take a look at his full enote here. Pastor Adam will also offer a Facebook Live devotional every Tuesday evening, 8 pm.
This weekend, we invite you to worship with us online! Join us Saturday night at 5 pm, Sunday at 7:30, 9:15, 11 am and 5 pm from your home. Pastor Adam will continue our series, Breaking Bread with Jesus. We focus on the story of Mary and Martha inviting Jesus to their home for dinner. I was encouraged by how well our campus was represented online last weekend. We were near our average worship attendance at the campus. Thank you for engaging, being present, and worshiping together. Amazingly, last weekend we had over 25,600 people join us for worship, many are members of Resurrection and others from across the country. In anxious and uncertain times, worship can be a guiding light and so I want to encourage you to invite someone to join you for this online experience. Gathering together, online, is one way we can be a source of comfort and strength. Share the link: rezonline.org.
We have moved to virtual only campus hours, 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Thursday. This means we are available to answer the phone, email, and we’ll be in the building only to work on various projects. I want you to know I am available, as is our campus staff, to connect with you online or phone. Are care teams and youth are sending letter to our members who live in area care homes unable to receive visitors. Some of the ways you can care for each other is by picking up the phone, sending a text, or a message on social media. Check in on each other. Practicing social distancing reminds me just how important it is to connect with others.
Here are important updates related to programming, events, and staying connected:
Next Thursday join us on Facebook live for a Midweek Gathering of Hope. We will host this live event at lunchtime, noon, including worship and a message of hope and inspiration. Take about twenty to thirty minutes out of your day to refocus, find motivation, and hope. Follow the Resurrection Overland Park Facebook page. You will also be able to view it later if you miss the live event.
Below is information related to KiDSCOR, RezLife Students, and Small Groups and Classes.
Several asked about ways they can serve. I love that in a time of crisis, anxiety, and uncertainty those who can act are doing so.
A few more updates.
If you haven’t yet already, I want to urge you to continue your financial support of the work of the church. We are doing everything we can do to reduce expenses. Many of you are concerned about your own steady income and doing the same. We want to be sensitive to those concerns. We also anticipate the needs of our community will increase. Many of you have set up your tithes and offerings to be automatically given. You can give your tithes and offering online in worship, by texting “COR” to 77977, by visiting our website, or by mailing a check to the church at Church of the Resurrection, Attn: Finance, 13720 Roe Ave, Leawood, KS 66224 or to our campus at 8412 W. 95th Street, Overland Park, KS, 66212.
I am grateful for your faithfulness. I give thanks to God for you. We will make it through these uncertain times, together. We are all adapting, finding ways to engage each other, and share the light of Christ wherever we can. Yesterday, I read from Hebrews 10:24-25, and offer it again here: “Let’s also think about how to motivate each other to show love and to do good works. Don’t stop meeting together with other believers…instead encourage each other…” Of course, we are doing this online!
13720 Roe Ave.
Leawood, KS 66224
24000 W. Valley Pkwy
Olathe, KS 66061
1601 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
601 NE Jefferson St.
Blue Springs, MO 64014
8412 W. 95th St.
Overland Park, KS 66212
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