| Dear Rob,
we sure had a mighty wind outside and some spunky fire inside on
Pentecost! Hope your week continues to be filled with the lively gift of
the Holy Spirit!
|Single Service this SundayAnd a Special Blessing of the Garden!
coming Sunday, May 30th, is Trinity Sunday, and will be a single
service at 9am, followed by the blessing of the Emmanuel Community
Demonstration Garden. (Thanks be to God for the wonderful in-kind
donations of the retaining wall, irrigation system, and electrical setup
that is being installed this week!) Afterwards, we will enjoy a
delicious BBQ (with George's award winning jambalaya!) and have a chance
to enjoy each other's company. It will definitely be a wondrous day.
You might even invite any neighbors or friends who like gardening, or
grilling, or Godly worship!
|Thank God for Bonnie!
fifteen years of faithful service to Emmanuel, Bonnie Selmanaj will be
retiring at the end of this month. She served for many years as both
Parish Coordinator and as Bookkeeper --doing double duty to help keep
the administrative life of this congregation flowing in a smooth and
effective way. She has also gone above and beyond the call of duty as
she visited people who were shut-in or in the hospital, organized trips
to the theater, spear-headed our gift-giving to Epiphany, coordinated
volunteers and ensured that receptions and celebrations at Emmanuel came
off without a hitch. Bonnie has worked tirelessly and often well beyond
her allotted hours in the office. She now can enjoy a well-deserved
rest. I can hear the Lord saying to her, "Well done, good and faithful
Unfortunately, Bonnie won't be able to come to our
single service celebration on Sunday, so I thought I would encourage
y'all to write her a note or drop her an email to let her know your
appreciation for her years of commitment and dedication. (Her
email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Thank you, Bonnie, for all that you have done for us!
Fr. Rob and Mo. Lyn
May 30th will be a single service at 9am, blessing of the Emmanuel
Community Demonstration Garden and special BBQ afterwards! Yummy in