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November 28, 2013
 Dear   ,    
 
Happy Thanksgiving! Chief among our thanksgivings is our gratitude for y'all. For all the beautiful, powerful, creative, faithful, and compassionate ways in which you share the love of Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit. Hallelujah! Hallellujah! Hallelujah!
 
With gratitude for you,
Fr. Rob & Mo. Lyn+


 

Advent Adventures

(A sneak preview of coming attractions)

 

Emmanuel Advent Series

Personal and Family Pilgrimages to Christmas

  Advent

December 1 at 6pm - Making an Advent Wreath

The first Sunday evening in our Advent Series will focus on the Advent Wreath - a tool that can assist us as individuals and families take time out of our busy lives to prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus.  While we create our easy Advent wreath crafts, Fr. Rob and Mo. Lyn will remind us of the history and meaning of this beautiful holiday symbol. Come and sip a cup of hot cider, snack on warm popcorn, share some of your  favorite Christmas traditions - and start your Pilgrimage to Christmas with fellowship instead of frenzy.  Cost is $10.00 per Advent Wreath. (Bring a sharp pair of scissors. All other materials will be provided.)  

 

December 8 at 6pm - Pilgrimage - Buen Camino!

Come join Fr. Rob, Ken and Kathy Peters, and Dave and Karen Maurer as they tell stories and show pictures of their pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. "The Way of St. James" is a pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in Northwestern Spain, where the remains of the apostle St. James are buried. Food and drink will be provided. 

 

December 15 at 6pm  - Las Posadas

Posada is Spanish for lodging or accomodation. It is said in plural because traditionally Las Posadas is held for nine days in Spain, Mexico, and many South and Central American countries. The procession represents Mary and Joseph's search for a place for the Christ child to be born. It may have been started in 1538 by St. Ignatius of Loyola or Friar Pedro de Gant. It has been a tradition in Mexico for 400 years.

Here at Emmanuel Las Posadas is celebrated with "inns" located in the various rooms around the church campus. We travel from place to place by candlelight singing songs accompanied by Fr. Rob on guitar. There are "grumpy" innkeepers found at each "inn" refusing us entrance. At the final "inn" we are welcomed by more hospitable innkeepers who invite us in for a feast of tamales and other goodies and a pinata for the kids. Come join us for this inspiring and enjoyable evening starting at 6 pm on Sunday December 15th. For many of us Las Posadas has become a regular part of our yearly Christmas tradition.

 

December 22 at 4pm - Greening of the Church                

A long-time Anglican tradition is an event called the greening of the church. This is the time when we set up the Christmas tree, and the nativity set as well. This is all done to the sound of Christmas carols and lots of laughter. Come join the fun and be amazed at how beautiful our sanctuary looks when we are done! Afterwards we adjourn to Havermale Hall for a pot luck soup supper. 

    

 



   Photo(s) of the Week

  Fred and Cake after Fred and Cake before
At a recent SAGE activity (Senior Adults Gathered at Emmanuel) we celebrated Fred's birthday. He was thankful for another year and we are thankful for the wonderful blessing of Fred in our community. Thanks be to God!

Upcoming Eventsl.

 


FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT
This Sunday, December 1 at 8:15 and 10am! The new church year begins!


MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

Saturdays at 9am in Havermale Hall.

 

MONDAY NIGHTS

Parachute Group (support for those unemployed)

7pm Havermale Hall

 

TUESDAY MORNINGS

10am: Prayer & Thanks

10:30: Bible Study

11am: Communion

 

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS

7am  Prayers and Communion

8am Breakfast at Coco's 

 

 

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