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Emmanuel Family News
July 16, 2015
 Dear   ,    
 
Thank you for being you! We are so grateful for each of you and the beautiful ways in which you share yourselves--interests, gifts, and resources--with the community of Emmanuel. We were reminded of that recently when Mother Cindy Voien preached and celebrated on Sunday. A special thanks to all of you who supported Cindy and the worship during that time. You are a treasured people!

With love in Christ,
Fr. Rob & Mo. Lyn

 
Fr. Rob's Sabbatical

Since we have a little break in the Blurb activity, I thought I would use a little space to share how I'll be taking some space. You probably saw this in the recent Emmanuel Newsletter, but just in case you didn't, here it is:

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Dear Beloved Ones,


 

Last month I spoke about the importance of sabbatical time, as a way of refreshing our souls, and preparing the way for further adventures in Christ. After I sent the article to Suzanne, I realized that I hadn't taken a sabbatical in 8 years. Since the Diocese strongly urges clergy to take a sabbatical every 7 years, I thought I'd better get on the ball and practice what I preach!


 

My previous times away had been more "working" sabbaticals where I produced albums, or accomplished other ministry related projects. It was great to have relatively uninterrupted time to produce significant projects, but I usually came back exhausted! This time I plan to do something radical: actually use the time to read, meditate, and pray.


 

I will take my usual vacation time in August and then in September and October I will spend time at various retreat centers and conferences for renewal. I am hoping that it will be of great benefit not only for myself, but also for you as I bring back stories and discoveries from the land of unfolding spirituality.


 

I ask for your prayers as I embark on this new adventure and you will, of course, continue to remain in my heart and prayers.


 

With gratitude for you,

Fr. Rob

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P.S. Mo Lyn is even more overdue for a sabbatical than I, but she felt like she needed more time to plan, so I jumped in first, while she gets ready for hers. Please keep her in your prayers as she "holds down the fort" while I am gone, and also prayers as she prepares for a sabbatical next summer.


 
 
 
Emmanuel News Flash


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Summer's here! It's getting hot: A BBQ potluck dinner will really hit the spot!

Join us Sunday, August 2nd at 6:00 PM

 

If you've ever thought about joining a home group, summertime is really the perfect time. We'd love for you to visit and experience an evening with our Home Group! For August's gathering we will meet at Jean Sigler's home at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM for a summertime potluck dinner with Jean coordinating a delicious main course of BBQ ribs! Thank you, Jean!

 

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Jean ASAP (this is really important for her to plan well). You'll also need to sign up to share a side dish with Jean. So, mark your calendars now ... before you know it August will be here!

 

Jean's phone: 714. 779.1397

Address: 3853 Breton Lane Yorba Linda 92886 Directions from the church: Go east on Bastanchury, past Imperial Hwy and past Lakeview. Go left on Clydesdale Drive. Left again on Breton Lane. Jean's home is on the left side of the street.

 

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  A message from Fr. Paul
I would like to invite anyone at Emmanuel
to take the virtual focused meditation labyrinth Walk
with Bishop Diane Monday, July 27 at the Church,10AM.

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Emmanuel Church Fullerton is the Center for learning the Focused Meditation Walk. Dr Benson of the Harvard School of Medicine's research found a Focused Meditation Walk "relieves anxiety" as well as brings Peace and gives direction in life.  The training for the portable pathfinder kit will be on Saturdays 11 to 1, by appointment only.  For more details email Fr. Paul paulnanita@sbcglobal.net

 

 
 
Photo of the Week

Thanksgiving for the ministry of Mother Cindy Voien last Sunday. (And a pause for periodic photographic praise for Gene Cantwell. He is the one who takes 90% of the photos we share here.)

UPCOMING EMMANUEL EVENTS

 

SUNDAY SERVICES

8:15am

10am

 

TUESDAY MORNINGS

10am: Prayer & Thanks

10:30am: Bible Study

11am: Communion

 

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS

7am  Prayers and Communion

8am Breakfast at Coco's 

 

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

Saturdays at 9am in

Havermale Hall

 

TAIZE

First Wednesday/Month

7pm in the Church

 

FRIDAY NIGHT

AT THE MOVIES

Fourth Friday/Month

6:30pm in Havermale


 

 

 

 

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