| Dear Gene
New adventures, new ministry, new friends! Check out this issue for details.
Blessings and much love,
Fr. Rob & Mo. Lyn
Blessing of the Animals
we approach October 4, the feast day of St. Francis, we will begin
celebrating his love for all creation by asking God's blessings upon our
pets. All are welcome! We've had dogs, cats, hamsters, hermit crabs,
snakes, bunnies, and a variety of other critters. What a beautiful way
to give thanks for our animal companions and the loving role they play
in our lives.
Blessings of the animals will be on Saturday, September 29th at 5pm. Feel free to invite your friends!
Walk and Be Well Program Begins October 1
is an opportunity that is being given to clergy who have participated
in CREDO--a clergy renewal program, but we wanted to extend the
opportunity to you! ~ Fr. Rob]
spent much of his ministry walking. From town to town across Galilee,
Samaria and Judea, he walked and talked, in the company of his
disciples, his followers and God.
CREDO's Walk and Be Well
a way to follow Jesus both in words and action, with a walking program
attuned to both body and soul. For four weeks beginning October 1, CREDO
will provide daily Walk and Be Well reflections in both text and audio
that can motivate, encourage and educate you on the benefits of walking
and help you commit to 28 days devoted to better wellness. You'll begin
your daily walk with a reflection from one of three CREDO writers and
faculty members: Jackie Cameron, Elizabeth Moosbrugger or Bill
Watson. Each writer starts and finishes his or her reflection with the
same scriptural anchors, but along the way approaches walking from a
unique perspective. The entire series weaves together a very broad and
holistic look at health and wellness.
Reflections can be downloaded as podcasts, streamed from the CREDO
website and printed as PDFs; use them while walking solely or share them
with your walking partner or group. And if you would like to receive
your daily reflection by email, just sign up and we will send it to you in the early morning.
Walk and Be Well begins on September 30, with an introduction from
Jackie Cameron. October 1 begins the walking days, which continue
through October 28. The distance and pace is up to you.
Welcome of the Week
the next few weeks we will be celebrating several new ministry leaders
who are helping at Emmanuel. This week we want to give thanks for Kathy
Palmer who is now working as Bookkeeper as Debi Andreff takes on a new
adventure as Grandmother! Both Kathy's banking experience and
her buoyant humor are a wonderful contribution to Emmanuel's
Photo of the Week
year we have the books at Emmanuel audited as part of Diocesan policy.
For the last few years we've had the pleasure of working with CPA Art
Simpson. Thanks be to God for the gift of an experienced, efficient ...
and smiling, expert.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
In the St. Francis Garden on Saturday, September 29 at 5pm.
SINGLE SERVICE & BBQ
Starting at 9am on Sunday, September 30th
St. Francis Celebration!
10am: Prayer & Thanks
10:30: Bible Study
7pm: Meditation Group
7am Prayers and Communion
8am Breakfast at Coco's