| Dear , |
is often hard to say goodbyes. Fortunately for us, in the body of
Christ, our goodbyes are really "til we meet again"! This week we say
our temporary farewells to Leona Spaulding and Archie Slach. What loving
and faithful members of Emmanuel! May they go from glory to glory in
With much love,
Fr. Rob and Mo. Lyn
Thanksgiving for the life of Archie Slach and Leona Spaulding
a faithful, kind, and devoted man. We give thanks for Archie and all
the humor, honor, and humble service he gave to Liz, to God, and to the
friends and family he loved so much. Please keep Liz in your prayers as
she mourns the loss of her beloved Archie. Liz and Archie faithfully
attended the 8:15 service for many years until ongoing health challenges
kept them housebound. Mo Lyn and I, as well as several members of the
congregation would visit, bring communion, send cards and give care
calls. Thank you God for the life of Archie!
will be a memorial service for Archie this Saturday (September 27) at
10 am at Memorial Park and Mortuary, 455 W. Central, in Brea. The family
has requested that in lieu of flower donations be made to
also give thanks for the life of Leona Spaulding. Bob and Leona were
pillars of the life of Emmanuel for decades, serving in every
conceivable capacity. They moved to the Solvang area a number of years
ago to be near family. Leona had a wonderful sense of wise and dry
humor. She was often fond of saying, "Jesus said that his yoke was easy
and his burden was light. So if it's not easy and it's not light then
it's not the yoke of Jesus!" I know that Leona is overwhelmingly
grateful to be united with Bob. May you both go from glory to glory in
"A Touch of Grace." Discover Peace and direction in your Life by learning a virtual Labyrinth walk led by Fr. Paul.
The seminar will be held on the second Saturday of each month, from 11:00 AM PDT to 01:00 PM PDT.
Also ... Fr. Paul will lead a fifteen minute walk on the first and third Sundays in October at noon in the Parish Hall.
State Fullerton's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute [OLLI], in
conjunction with the Golden Hearts Group at St. Jude Medical Center, is
offering a series of free, public lectures on various medical issues.
Join us Friday, September 26, at 6:30 PM for the Oscar-nominated film "Field of Dreams"!
Starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones and Burt Lancaster, it tells
the magical story of relationships reclaimed and dreams fulfilled--all
on a baseball diamond in the middle of a cornfield in Iowa.
Admission and refreshments, as always, are free. "If you build it,
they will come."
Blessing of the Animals
will be on Saturday, September 27 in the St. Francis Prayer Garden.
Bring any and all animals for this time of gratitude for God's creation
and blessings of our beloved pets!
Photo of the Week
The Tuesday morning group received a
surprise visit from the Peter' granddaughter Adeline this week. I just
had to celebrate by including this picture of Kathy and Addie enjoying
some bonding time together.
FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE
September 26 at 6:30p
"Field of Dreams"
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
Saturday, September 27
4pm in the Garden
CATECHESIS INFO LUNCHEON
Sunday, September 28
LOVE WINS BOOK STUDY
Sunday nights in Sept
Second Saturday of the month
First and Third Sundays
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