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!
Beginning this Sunday at 5 pm, Fr Rob and Mo. Lyn will be presenting an adult education class
on being an Episcopalian Emmanuel style. In this class we will discuss what
makes Emmanuel the unique place of worship it is, and what we want to pass on
to coming generations about our particular style of worship and community life.
In addition we will be discussing what is unique about being an Episcopalian.
How does our tradition differ from other denominations? The class will last for
6 Sundays and will skip Thanksgiving weekend. This is the preparation class if
you are considering being confirmed or reaffirming your baptismal vows in
January when the Bishop comes for his annual visit.
|All Saints Celebration
and Baptism on Sunday!
coming Sunday, November 1, we will be remembering the Saints and saints
of God. Saints--with a capital "S"--commemorate those who have been
canonized by the church, and saints--with a lower case "s"--signify
those who have had a Godly influence in the world (including our own
lives) but never made it to the holy hall of fame.
We will also
be celebrating a baptism at the 10am service on Sunday, as we welcome
Trevor Oates into the family of God. Here is an early photo of Trevor at
his entrance into the world.
|Photo of the Week
Suich and Fr. Rob had a wondrous adventure this past week on the Big
Island of Hawaii. Much of their time was spent under the sea, viewing
God's creation from a submerged perspective!
|May your fall adventures be glorious!|
Fr. Rob and Mo. Lyn
night will be a good time to move your clocks back an hour to be ready
for our Sunday All Saints Celebrations at 8:15 and 10am!
silent retreat will be held Nov. 6-8 at St. Mary's retreat house in
Santa Barbara. The sign up sheet is on the bulletin board. There are
only 12 spots this year so sign up soon if you want to take part. This
year's theme is "Finding Sabbath Rest in the Midst of a Busy Life."
Dinner groups are about completed. If you want to be
included, call us soon! Fred or Cheri Collin at 562-777-9960, or contact us by e-mail at