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November 23, 2011
 Dear Rob  

In this week of Thanksgiving, uppermost in our hearts is our gratitude for all of you, and the beautiful ways you serve Christ at Emmanuel and show forth Christ in the world.
 
With gratitude for y'all,
Fr. Rob and Mo. Lyn
 

 Amazing Grace
 As we approach our national day of Thanksgiving, I thought you would enjoy this beautiful story and artistic expression from Rindy Stewart 

 

For sixteen years, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center has celebrated the talents of its "graduate" artists by hosting the annual "Art of Rancho" Exhibition. These "graduate" artists have all overcome a variety of disabilities to produce beautiful works of art. Some were rehabilitated back to the art they loved, and others learned about their artistic side through the process of rehabilitation.

 

For most of the past ten years, I have had the joy and privilege of creating ice sculptures for this exhibition based upon one featured artist's work for that year.   This year's precious featured artist was Cassandra Tang, who had created fabulous embroidery works, but just painted her first picture which is shown here. 

 

In 1992 Cassandra, the eldest of three sisters, became a paraplegic through a gunshot wound, and lost one sister in that same attack. Cassandra and her living sister are pictured joyfully dancing with each other in a surreal scene of a purple and pink sunset.

 

 

Cassandra's joy for life despite obvious challenges is inspiring and humbling. May we all savor the one day God gives each of us and express joy and gratitude, no matter the circumstances.

 

Here are two photos of the beautiful ice sculpture that Rinda created from Cassandra's original art.

 

Ice Sculpture 

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICE

Thursday, November 24th, at 10am. Fr. Paul will be the celebrant.

  

New Opportunities  

 

Epiphany's Thrift Store needs gently worn shoes - men, women, children - all sizes.  Please put your gently worn shoes in the Epiphany donation box.
 
Do your Christmas shopping at church:  The Preschool is having a Christmas Boutique on 12/3 from 9-2, featuring beautiful handmade crafts and gifts.
 
Wondering what to give that person who has everything?  How about a donation to the Capital Campaign in the name of that person?   
FR. PAUL'S VIDEOS

 

 

If you're interested in seeing what Fr. Paul is up to in the video department, check out these links:

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