we leave All Saints and journey into Thanksgiving, may we give thanks
for the people who have touched our lives, and pray that the legacy they
have left behind will continue to inspire and strengthen us.
Blessings and much love,
Fr. Rob & Mo. Lyn
Thanksgiving for the Life
of Judy Maxwell
five years of battling illness, Judy went to be with the Lord this past
Sunday night. For much of this time she was confined to a bed, but her
spirit was radiant and her ministry enormous. (The picture to the right
is from a time before her illness, when she arrived at church with
purple hair in celebration of the Lakers!)
morning at Eucharist we read the gospel of the widow's mite, and how
Jesus honored a person who, although she had little, gave with
sacrificial generosity. Judy has been that example to me. Although she
had little in terms of physical health, she gave mightily through her
devotion to the Lord, her prayers for others, and her loving presence.
When Mo Lyn and I would visit her with guitar in one hand and communion
in the other, we found her room filled with a radiance I had felt in the
Holy Land, and our times of worship with her and Loren were unforgettable treasures.
will be celebrating Judy's life on Saturday, November 17, at 2pm with a
reception following. She had asked that it be joyful, and no suits!
(She loved to come to church in jeans and a t-shirt.) Also, in lieu of
flowers, they would like donations given to Emmanuel or to Caring
May her soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
Thanksgiving for Garden Giving!
like the dream of having an arbor in the Emmanuel Garden will come true
sooner that we thought, thanks to a special donation by Pam Spaulding,
Bob and Leona's daughter-in-law. Pam wanted to give a memorial to honor
her grandmother, Jessie Cardiff, who was a member of Emmanuel years ago.
(By the way, it was Jessie who invited Bob and Leona to come visit
Emmanuel. See what difference an invitation can make!) Keep your eyes
open for new developments in the "north 40"! Thanks be to God!
Photo of the Week
official! The Emmanuel Banner has been spotted on Commonwealth in front
of the library and across from the new Community Center. The winner of
the contest, Jen Wagner, submitted this photo as proof of her claim.
7:30 pm Friday, Nov. 9 to 12 noon Sunday, Nov. 11th. Verdugo Pines.
6 pm Friday Nov. 9th
ANNIE BETHANCOURT CONCERT
5 pm - 9 pm Friday Nov. 10, Edwards Hall
10am: Prayer & Thanks
10:30: Bible Study
7pm: Meditation Group
7am Prayers and Communion
8am Breakfast at Coco's