| Dear Rob
As we approach All Saints day on November 1, may the saints--past and present--be honored!
|Halloween Party this Friday!
Emmanuel Episcopal Halloween Celebration
an Emmanuel Halloween Party on Friday, Oct 29, 5:30pm to 8:00pm.
I'm going to dress as a chicken ( not scary) preview to LA Zoo
trip. I don't know what Robert is wearing, but I'm sure it'll be
fun. Come have fun with us and the kids. For questions or to
volunteer contact Jen Wagner -email@example.com . Hope to see a bunch of you there, Beth Jahncke.
Will you be one of the favored Emmanuelites to see Beth Jahncke dressed up as a chicken?
Read this invitation and find out!
Friday October 29, 2010
Food, games, crafts and fellowship
Questions/Volunteers: Contact Jen Wagner
Single Service at 9am
Followed by BBQ
join George and the Galley Girls this Sunday after our single service
at 9am. The Covenant Players will be performing, Emmanuel Preschool will
be celebrated, and our Awesome God will be worshipped during this
wonderful combination of spiritual and physical nourishment!
Another Emmanuel Miracle!
Thanks be to God!
in the pew, I had a vivid picture spontaneously come to my mind of my
lower right leg coupled with the phrase "like it never happened." This
was strange because all ultrasound evidence, which I saw with my own
eyes 6 weeks ago, was that I had Deep Venous Thrombosis blood clots
(DVTs) that could move up my leg into my lungs, heart, brain, and kill
me. I know how real this can be because I comforted the widow of a
colleague of mine who had this happen to him and I didn't want others to
have to comfort my wonderful wife should this happen to me. So it
surprised me that this phrase, "like it never happened," was just there
out of nowhere while I was sitting quietly in the pew gently welling up
from some deep place within me that wanted me whole spontaneously,
clearly, without fear. It contradicted everything I "knew" from
seeing the ultrasound result myself, like a "knowing" of some other
reality that calmed my fear, a "knowing" I didn't manufacture, work up,
or wish myself into believing was true. So it was with even
greater surprise and joy that, for no apparent reason, my DVTs just
disappeared on my repeat ultrasound last week. DVTs are
"expected" to persist for 3-6 months and now they were gone in 6
weeks. Imagine that! From what happened to me, I can only
continue to be still with a heart full of gratitude breathing quietly in
the pew and imagining what "knowings" are welling up in others around
me their "knowings" wanting them to be whole again... "like it never
happened." Can you imagine that? I can! ~ Paul Dobies
|Opportunity for Ministry
One Hour a Week Will Make The Difference In The Life of a Child - Maple
Elementary School needs volunteers to tutor children on Thursdays from
2:30-3:30pm. You will be paired with a child to work on their homework
in the school library each week. There are hundreds of at-risk children
that need one-on-one help and not even a dozen tutors to help
them. Maple Elementary School is located on the corner of Lemon and
Valencia in Fullerton at 244 East Valencia Drive, 92832. If you
need any information or are interested in helping, please contact
Elizabeth Massey at (714) 323-4905 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr. Rob and Mo. Lyn
Thanksgiving for the life of Jerry Smith
of you who have been around Emmanuel for a while will remember Jerry
Smith. He and his wife Marilyn moved to Arizona sometime ago. Jerry
passed away last Tuesday at the age of almost 92! Thanks be to God for this faithful servant of Christ!