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December 17, 2015
  
 
Believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner! May the Holy Spirit help to guide our focus and guard our peace as we celebrate the entrance of Jesus into our world and into our hearts!

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

 
 
 
Greening of the Church

Greening of the Church
 
Have you ever wanted to be an elf? Here's your opportunity. A bunch of us will gather on Sunday (December 20) at 4pm to get the church ready for Christmas. We have a great time decorating and chatting while Christmas carols play in the background. After we're done we gather in Havermale Hall for some soup and whatever goodies people bring. Everybody is welcome to join the festivities! 


 
 
Christmas Services

Christmas Services
We will have two services on Christmas Eve (Thursday night). The Christmas Eve Family Service, which is especially designed to include children, will have an impromptu Christmas pageant and communion in the church, followed by a birthday party for Jesus with balloons, gifts, and cake in the parish hall. Delightful, spontaneous, and fun.This service will be at 5 pm

The second service will be the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with choir and communion. Beautiful, uplifting, and divine. This service will be at 10 pm.

On Christmas Day (Friday) we will have a service with music and communion. Intimate and heartwarming. This service will be at 10am. 

Come join us to celebrate the entrance of Jesus into the world and into our hearts!
 
 
 

Emmanuel
News Flash

  • Poinsettias will be available again 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!
     
  • Our own Joe Cirrito, an LAPD officer, is leading a homeless ministry named Project Hope. Go to this website to read more about this ministry and help support him!
    https://www.gofundme.com/58e8gauc
     
  • Thanksgiving to Robert Jahncke for creating a bench alongside the pergola in the garden.  Well done!
 

 
 

Photo of the Week

What an awesome Las Posadas! Special thanks to all the innkeepers, fiesta providers, and pinata hangers and bashers!
To see more, check out Gene's great photos here:  https://goo.gl/photos/avXFknAcuLfyU2EdA



UPCOMING EMMANUEL EVENTS

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT ADVENTURE
December 20 @ 4pm
Greening of the Church
and Soup Supper

CHRISTMAS SERVICES
Christmas Eve
   Family Service   5pm
   Choir Service     10pm
Christmas Day    10am

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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