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December 8, 2011
 Dear Rob  

Thanks be to God this Advent season for all the ways in which the ongoing ministry of John the Baptist is working in our midst to prepare the way for more of Jesus in our hearts!
 
With gratitude for you,
Fr. Rob and Mo. Lyn
 

 Thanks be to God for Emmanuel Generosity!  

Free Wheelchair MinistryLast Sunday we were blessed to have Mike Kenyon from the Free Wheelchair Ministry speak to the 10am service and after both services display the wheelchair that may be purchased on behalf of a needy person for only $63.94. Thanks to the generosity of several Emmanuelites, who donated their crafts for sale, we were able to raise over $1500! Meg Suich and Sally Adamson worked incredibly hard to hatch this plan, host the sales, and to handmake the items. They were supported by Mary Jane Bonilla, Doris Knape, and Deanna Davis. Thanks to the generosity of those who made these crafts and those of you that purchased them, at least 23 people who had to crawl on the ground now have mobility! How blessed we are to have such a generous congregation who care about people in their suffering.

 

 Thanks be to God for our Delegates!

 

Diocesan Convention 2011
Quite a moving Diocesan Convention, as we spoke of interfaith issues, listened to a powerfully uplifting and faithfilled sermon by Bishop Mary Glasspool, and deliberated on the business of the church. Special thanks to our delegates: Walter & Kathy Palmer, and Jeff & Patty McDaneld. 

 Photo of the Week

 

Praying Mantis
 
PRAYING MANTIS CAUGHT IN THE ACT
An Emmanuel creature once again reminds us to keep up our spiritual practices. Good reminder for our Advent adventures!

 

Reminders

 

This Sunday is the last Sunday to bring gifts for the children of The Church of the Epiphany in East Los Angeles. 

(By the way, we will be celebrating Epiphany with them on January 6th at 7pm.)

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Next Thursday and Friday (December 15 and 16) at 9:30am.

 

LAS POSADAS

Sunday, December 18 at 6pm.

  

GREENING OF THE CHURCH

Thursday, December 22 at 6pm.

 

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

Saturday, December 24 at 5pm (Family with Birthday Party for Jesus) and 10pm (Choir)

 

CHRISTMAS DAY

Sunday, December 25 at 10am

 

 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.
 
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:

Blog Video 

or

YouTube Video 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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