| The Emmanuel Weekly Blurb|
|Emmanuel Family News|| May 5, 2016|
Not only is today Cinco de Mayo, the day the Mexican people
celebrate their David and Goliath like victory over the French, but it
is also the Feast of the Ascension, when Jesus rose to the
heavens--promising to be with us always through the presence of the Holy
Spirit. In many ways, The Feast of the Ascension is our Cinco de
Mayo--the hope of victory through the power of the Spirit. Let the
With love in Christ,
Fr. Rob+ and Mo. Lyn+
- Million Meals Ingathering
your buckets of coins, checks, and any other kind of contribution on
May 29th at 9am. Each dollar provides four meals for those in need
through the Orange County and LA County Food Banks. Our goal is to reach
the 10 Million Meals Mark! (If you write a check, make it out to
"Emmanuel" with "Million Meals" in the memo.)
- Are you interested in being a LEV
I want to invite any of you that are interested in joining the Lay Eucharist Visitor
ministry. In the last year, I have been blessed to be with many
that are unable to attend church (due to being shut in or ill), by
sitting with them, sharing stories and most of all sharing Eucharist.
Many times I go thinking I may not know what to say or do with the
person I am visiting, but the Holy Spirit always arrives just at the
right moment. I leave each time thinking what a blessing to sit,
listen and be with those that can't attend church with us. It's an
intimate time, a gift, a double blessing for each person, you and them.
If you are interested in being a LEV or would like to know more information, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
, 714-446-9670. We will be having a class in the near future.
Thank you, Jen Wagner
- Helping the Homeless.
We will meet in the parish hall at noon on Sunday, May 15 to help
Isabella with her project. Please bring some donations from the items on
her list and we'll have fun packing and preparing. Here is a reminder
of her vision:-------------------
Hello, my name is
Isabella Cirrito and I am a Girl Scout. I have been a Girl Scout since I
was 5 years of old. Right now I am a Cadette and I would like to obtain
my Silver Award. A Silver Award is the highest award a Cadette can get
if they educate the community. For my Silver Award I want to educate the
community of the growing homeless epidemic. To do that I need your help
by donating and packaging care packages for the homeless. The donations
I need are: toothbrushes, lotion, sunblock, wipes, hand sanitizer (NO
ALCOHOL), $15-$20 food gift card (I will make sure the restaurant does
not serve any alcoholic beverages), blankets, socks, jackets, sweaters,
ponchos. To donate items, please bring them to Emmanual Episcopal
Church. To donate money for the food gift cards, please go to my
Go Fund Me Page https://www.gofundme.com/heartproject
. Have a H.E.A.R.T.
Photo of the Week
Nancy Shively Celebrates 20 Years!
work as Preschool Director these past 20 years has been a tremendous
gift to this congregation as well as to the children, parents, and staff
of the school. Congratulations, Nancy, we are grateful for you!
we've also been celebrating the good news of larger enrollment in our
school. The attendance has almost doubled since the beginning of the
school year. Thanks be to God!)