Blessings on your week! In the Emmanuel Blurb
you will find news about upcoming events, concerns & celebrations,
and an Emmanuel picture of the week. Enjoy!
|A Mimi Kinda Day My friend Mimi had a way of transforming an ordinary day
into something special. When I'd see Mimi, I'd find new courage and
hope; I'd find a new appreciation for the world and the people around
me. You see, Mimi loved blue skies and flowers and music. When Mimi saw a
puppy or kitten or especially a small child, she would give it her
complete attention and she would make a sound of total appreciation:
"Aaaaah!", and her eyes would begin to twinkle. Even Santa's eyes
couldn't twinkle as pretty as our Mimi's. And when Mimi would hear a
Bible passage that especially spoke to her heart, she would close her
eyes and say, "Mmmm!", which meant she was just marinating in it. And
then she would open her eyes with a big smile of appreciation. And Mimi
loved her husband Roger. "My Roger", she called him. She especially
loved sharing Sunday services at Emmanuel with him. Those were some of
her happiest times. You see, Mimi loved the Lord with her whole heart,
and she wanted to share this love with her beloved Roger. All this love
and appreciation she shared with the people around her and made it what I
called "A Mimi Kinda Day". At Emmanuel, during the passing of the
peace, I'd embrace Mimi and say, "Aaaaaah! It's a Mimi kinda day!". And
you know, it was. Thank you, Mimi!
A reflection by Patty McDaneld
had asked Roger if she could share this at Mimi's memorial service, but
we ran short of time, so we wanted to include her tribute in this
|Sally Stebbins Needs a Ride!
If you live near Sally and could give her a ride to church on Sunday mornings,
please give the church office a call at 714-879-8070. Her address is:
10708 Claridge Pl. in Whittier (right on the border between La Habra and
|Photo of the Week
that reassuring? This is a screen shot of the diocesan computer's
response after registering for the Forum for Suffragan Bishop Nominees.
However, that other clergyperson received this message:
for him, he remembered that it is not our errors that determine our
salvation, but rather the grace of God through Jesus Christ. So ...
eventually he was saved, as well. :)
|May your fall adventures be glorious!|
Fr. Rob and Mo. Lyn
You're in for a treat and a retreat if you've signed up. Women's Retreat is this weekend and Men's Retreat is next week!
Fr. Paul's Class
Paul will be leading a class on three dimensional spirituality Sunday
evenings at 5pm through October 18th. Y'all come!
Time for sign ups for another year of dinner groups. If you were in a group this past year we will assume you want to remain in for another year unless you let us know differently. If you were not in a group this past year
and would like to be, please sign up with Fred or Cheri Collin at
church, call them at 562-777-9960, or contact them by e-mail at