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an amazing confirmation celebration last Sunday! Our prayer was that
everyone--including the bishop--would be blessed. Did that ever happen
big time! We are so proud of this Emmanuel family and all the beautiful
ways in which you express the love of Christ. Thanks be to God!
Fr. Rob & Mo. Lyn
Congratulations to our Confirmands!
What a joy to have such a beautifully profound and spirit-filled service
of confirmation! Not only were the confirmands strengthened in their
life and ministry in Jesus, but so was Bishop Bruno! We gathered around
him and offered prayers of gratitude and blessing for his ministry. He
and his chaplain Fernando were able to sit during communion and really
soak in the love and life of our worshipping family. Afterwards they
both shared how loving and alive it felt to them.
Special congratulations Lauren Cover, Andrew, Jacob and Joe Edmonds. Sarah and Emma Kremer, Bernice and Terry Lomheim, Karla and Francisco Marquez and Simone
Thomas, who were confirmed; and Nancy Shively was received into the
communion of the Episcopal Church. A three-fold Hallelujah for all of
them. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
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
this week we have a photo of a sketch that Mary McCarthy made of Bishop
Bruno on Confirmation Sunday. This amazing work of art was drawn over
the insert for the day, so it has the gospel as its background. How
appropriate and ingenious!
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