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an amazing Holy Week and glorious Easter. Ginger Cash said it was the
best Good Friday she had ever attended and Judy Gibbs asked why this
Easter was even more glorious than usual. Perhaps it was all that prayer
for the Holy Spirit we did during Lent! In any case, we are grateful
for you, your faithful prayers, and for the beautiful ways in which you
continue to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Fr. Rob & Mo. Lyn
Meeting with Bishop Jon
May 11, Bishop Jon Bruno will be visiting us at our 10am service to
preside in the confirmation of eleven Emmanuelites! Afterwards he will
meet with the leadership of Emmanuel and we will have a chance to share
some of the ministries that have meant so much to this congregation. We
don't often get a chance to see Bishop Bruno and this will be a great
opportunity to hear him preach, receive his ministry and to pray for his
ongoing health and well-being.
Please also pray for those who will be preparing for confirmation on May 11:
Andrew, Jacob and Joe Edmonds
Sarah and Emma Kremer
Bernice and Terry Lomheim
Karla and Francisco Marquez
Come and support the Eleven on the 11th!
Meeting with Bishop Mary
have a wonderful opportunity to meet with Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves
during May! Mary, who was a member of Emmanuel and sponsored by us for
the priesthood, is now bishop of the Diocese of El Camino Real.
has recently completed a book entitled "Unearthing My Religion - Real
Talk about Real Faith" which is available online through Amazon and
other bookstores. She will be talking about her book and the message of
God's grace on Thursday, May 15, 7pm at Emmanuel.
would encourage you to buy the book before her class and bring it for
her to autograph. There will also be a limited number of books available
that evening for purchase.
Come and meet one of our own, who has become one of the most significant bishops in the Episcopal Church!
Pathways to Wholeness
next four classes in this series will be held on May 3, 10, 24 and 31
at 3pm. Our own Suzanne Kaisch, experienced meditation teacher and
spiritual director, will be sharing ways for us to become attuned to
God's loving presence in our daily lives.
Photo(s) of the Week
took this great photo of Kathy Palmer and granddaughter Katie prior to
Katie's baptism at the Easter Vigil this year. They both were gazing at
the pascal fire and the celebration of the risen light of Christ. So
grateful for all the people that made these Holy Week and Easter
services so special!
Cantwell captured the magic of the moment in another scene from the
Easter Vigil. Here you can see Franciso and Karla's nieces: Kimberly,
Katelyn and Kaylany as they prepare for baptism.
Congratulations to all four of our newly baptized sisters in Christ and prayers for their ongoing journey with Jesus!
CONFIRMATION With BISHOP BRUNO
Sunday, May 11
10am at Emmanuel
MEETING WITH MARY
Bishop Mary Gray Reeves
Thursday, May 15
7pm at Emmanuel
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Saturdays at 9am in Havermale Hall.
Parachute Group (support for those unemployed)
7pm Havermale Hall
10am: Prayer & Thanks
10:30: Bible Study
7am Prayers and Communion
8am Breakfast at Coco's