Church of the Resurrection Gets Send-off
Church of the Resurrection was given a prayerful send-off during a recent Sunday service at St. Philip’s in Frisco. As a new diocesan church plant, Resurrection will begin regular Sunday worship March 5, at Haun Elementary, in Plano and will be led by the Rev. Leslie Stewart.
For the last several months, Stewart has been working out of St. Philip’s as she began Bible studies and outreach events to create a church from scratch.Episcopalians at existing churches have offered their help, including Molly Brown and John Ross, who formerly attended Transfiguration. “God kept putting Mother Leslie in our path,” Brown said. “This idea kept coming back in our lives and we realized we needed to go out in the world.” It has helped us grow in our faith, Ross added.
Serenity McCaw, who came from Annunciation in Lewisville where Stewart once worked as a curate said the idea of planting a church was too exciting to pass up, and that she felt called to such a mission. “As soon as she told me her plans, I thought, ‘I have got to do this.’ I would be disobedient if I didn’t go. It’s what God is leading me to do and it’s exciting.”
Resurrection is scheduled for the following services: Ash Wednesday: 7 p.m., March 1, at Children’s Medical Center, 7601 Preston Road in Plano; first Sunday service: 10:30 a.m., March 5, at Haun Elementary, 4500 Quincy Lane in Plano; and Easter launch service: 10:30 a.m., April 16, at Haun Elementary, 4500 Quincy Lane in Plano.
The love of God cannot be contained,” Stewart said. “Just like the love of the Trinity spilled out and made him come to us, Christ’s body the Church is still moving out and it’s a joyful thing to be part of that mission. This is the most exciting thing I’ve ever done as a disciple to see how He brings the body together with everything that it needs. If you want to be part of that mission and if you know anyone who wants to see it first-hand, please join us. We would love to have you.”