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December 10, 2015
  
 
May your Advent adventures prepare more room for Jesus in your life! And may God's love, joy, and peace be the fragrance of your days.

With love in Christ,
Fr. Rob+ and Mo. Lyn+

 
 
 

Las Posadas
A Journey with Mary and Joseph
 
December 13 at 6pm  - Las Posadas
Posada is Spanish for lodging or accomodation. It is said in plural because traditionally Las Posadas is held for nine days in Spain, Mexico, and many South and Central American countries. The procession represents Mary and Joseph's search for a place for the Christ child to be born. It may have been started in 1538 by St. Ignatius of Loyola or Friar Pedro de Gant. It has been a tradition in Mexico for 400 years.

Here at Emmanuel Las Posadas is celebrated with "inns" located in the various rooms around the church campus. We travel from place to place by candlelight singing songs accompanied by Fr. Rob on guitar. There are "grumpy" innkeepers found at each "inn" refusing us entrance. At the final "inn" we are welcomed by more hospitable innkeepers who invite us in for a feast of tamales and other goodies and a pinata for the kids. Come join us for this inspiring and enjoyable evening starting at 6 pm on Sunday December 13th. For many of us Las Posadas has become a regular part of our yearly Christmas tradition.




 
 
 

Emmanuel
News Flash

  • Poinsettias arrive this Sunday. If you are unable to pick yours up on Sunday please call Gordon and Lorra at 714-525-5578, or email lalmstedt@gmail.com, to make arrangements to pick yours up. Thanks!

     
  • Contribution Envelopes will be available after each service this Sunday. Pick 'em up and save us some money on postage! 
     
  • Advent Tree! Look for the new "Talking Tree" in Havermale that Deborah has developed as part of her Masters program. The question is "Christmas. What is important to you?" Take a leaf and write your response on it and then attach it to the tree. Soon our tree will be filled with Emmanuel celebrations!




 
 

Photo of the Week

Congratulations to Fred and Cheri on the birth of their new grandson, Taavi Zavier Gross. Taavi was born on Thanksgiving day, weighed in at 7 lbs 8 oz. and was  19 1/2 inches. Let us give thanks for this beautiful Thanksgiving Day treasure!

UPCOMING EMMANUEL EVENTS

THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT ADVENTURE
December 13 @ 6pm
Las Posadas in Church

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
Third Friday/Month
6:30pm in SHACK









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