As we lose dear friends at Emmanuel, we realize how precious each moment is and how beloved you all are.
Blessings and much love,
Fr. Rob & Mo. Lyn
Thanksgiving for the Life of Carl Pischel
went to be with the Lord last Friday, September 21. Lee and the family
had gathered around Carl and I was asked to come and pray with him
before he died. It was a beautiful time of prayer and thanksgiving and
blessing. We were able to surround Carl with love and help bring him
peace for the journey.
was a longtime member of Emmanuel, as far back as the YMCA days. He has
served on Vestry, shared in home groups, ministered through the
Brotherhood of St. Andrew, and celebrated at SAGE gatherings. He will be
The Memorial Service for Carl will be Sunday, October 7 at 3pm. There will be a reception in the parish hall afterwards.
Please keep Lee and the family in your prayers.
May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
With love in Christ,
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!
Single Service Spectacle
St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio
In keeping with theme
of St. Francis and his love for creation, there will be a reenactment
of the taming of the Wolf of Gubbio by St. Francis at the single service
this Sunday. This is a spectacle you definitely want to see in person!
Afterwards there will be a wonderful BBQ and a petting zoo. Invite your
friends, bring the grandkids. It will be a wonderfully refreshing time! This Sunday, September 30th at 9am!!!
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.
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!
Wednesday, October 3 at 7pm.
MEMORIAL FOR CARL PISCHEL
Sunday, October 7 at 3pm.
10am: Prayer & Thanks
10:30: Bible Study
7pm: Meditation Group
7am Prayers and Communion
8am Breakfast at Coco's