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May 8, 2014
 Dear   ,    
 
The 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!
 
Blessings,
Fr. Rob & Mo. Lyn
P.S. Feel free to bring friends and family!


 Meeting with Bishop Jon

 

  This Sunday, 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:

 

Lauren Cover

Andrew, Jacob and Joe Edmonds

Sarah and Emma Kremer

Bernice and Terry Lomheim

Karla and Francisco Marquez

Simone Thomas
 
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

 

 Mary Gray-ReevesWe 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. 

 

Mary 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.

 

I 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!

Upcoming Eventsl.

 

CONFIRMATION With BISHOP BRUNO
Sunday, May 11
10am at Emmanuel

MEETING WITH MARY
Bishop Mary Gray Reeves
Thursday, May 15
7pm at Emmanuel

SILENT RETREAT
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.

 

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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