In-person worship services will be held as scheduled this Sunday. Please use discretion when determining whether roads are safe for your personal travel.
If you are unable to travel, consider joining worship online HERE at 7:30, 9, 11 or 5pm, on-demand at Resurrection’s YouTube channel, or on TV at KMCI 38 at 8am or 11am.
We are watching the weather and at this time the Car Show is still on as scheduled for the public, open from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. We will keep you updated as conditions change.
Remain in me, and I will remain in you. A branch can’t produce fruit by itself, but must remain in the vine. Likewise, you can’t produce fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, then you will produce much fruit. Without me, you can’t do anything. If you don’t remain in me, you will be like a branch that is thrown out and dries up. Those branches are gathered up, thrown into a fire, and burned. My Father is glorified when you produce much fruit and in this way prove that you are my disciples.
by Jennifer Creagar, Community Assistance Coordination Director
Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, The Message)
Happy New Year! We’ve all been through a lot in the past months, and I suspect most of our prayers have been more along the lines of laments and requests for healing and mercy. As all prayers should, let’s begin our prayers for 2023 with thanksgiving and gratitude. If you are hearing a voice in the back of your mind saying, “For what?” here are some ways to start praying prayers of gratitude and thanks as 2023 begins:
Giving thanks to God, no matter what happens, pleases God. The One who created us knows how healthy it is for us to focus on good things and thankfulness. It actually makes us healthier and happier to give thanks.
As we begin this new year, help us to focus on joy and gratitude in each moment, enjoying your presence and rejoicing in your love. Amen.