| Dear , |
bishops are coming! The bishops are coming! This Sunday we are blessed
to have a visit by Bishop Jon Bruno who will confirm or receive twelve
members of Emmanuel! The following Thursday we'll have a visit from our
own Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves! Doubly blessed! We'd love to have a great
group for both of these honored guests. We really want to see you on
both occasions and especially to come and support our confirmands on
Sunday! Your loving and prayerful presence will help make it a glorious
day they will always remember!
Fr. Rob & Mo. Lyn
P.S. Feel free to bring friends and family!
Meeting with Bishop Jon
Bishop Jon Bruno will be visiting us at our 10am service to preside
over 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!
Also ... Nancy Shively will be
received into the Episcopal Church on that same day. (She was confirmed
in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America which is in communion with
the Episcopal Church.)
That makes a perfect "twelve" disciples that we will celebrate this Sunday!
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!
[Note: Here is the link for her book on Amazon:
Unearthing My Religion
Photo of the Week
Here is a
sneak preview of one of our adult classes for Vacation Bible School
which will take place during the evenings of the first week in June. Rob
McKenzie, a member and worshiper at our 8:15 service will share his
knowledge about astronomy. Thanks, Rob, (and the rest of our VBS team)
for being willing to share your gifts!
CONFIRMATION With BISHOP BRUNO
Sunday, May 11
10am at Emmanuel
MEETING WITH MARY
Bishop Mary Gray Reeves
Thursday, May 15
7pm at Emmanuel
May 16-18 at Mount Calvary (Formerly St. Mary's) in Santa Barbara
VBS AT EMMANUEL
June 2-6, from 6pm to 8:30pm for all ages!
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