| The Emmanuel Weekly Blurb
|Emmanuel Family News
||January 26, 2017
are so grateful for all of you! As we look back over the year in
preparation for the Annual Meeting this Sunday, we are amazed at all the
beautiful ways in which the Holy Spirit has worked through you and
other members of Emmanuel. Thanks be to God for this wonderful
community! Come and celebrate this Sunday!
With love in Christ,
Fr. Rob & Mo. Lyn
Emmanuel Annual Celebration
Come celebrate the dazzling bouquet of Emmanuel
this Sunday! We will have a single service at 9am, where we will have a
photo journal tour of the year. Then, after a little snack break, we
will conduct the Annual Meeting, where the budget will be presented, new
Vestry members elected, gratitude gathered, and vision explored.
Finally, we will end our celebration with a mouth-watering BBQ presented
by Ernie and friends. Bring a side dish to share, if you have culinary
talents. Our Korean brothers and sisters will be joining us with some
surprise dishes and it will be a wonderful opportunity to get to know
them and deepen our friendships with one another! Ya'll come!
Farewell to Three Friends of Emmanuel
Helen Seymour was one of the
early Emmanuel members, joining the church family with her late husband,
Ernie, in early 1970 before our sanctuary was built. She enjoyed
many roles at Emmanuel including member of the Vestry, head of Altar
Guild, and Cursillo sponsor, but her most treasured activity was
co-hosting Early Birds with Ernie for more than 35 years (I don't know
exactly how many).
Born August 2, 1921 in Columbus, Ohio,
Helen enjoyed a long, happy and adventurous life. While studying
at Ohio State University, Helen worked at Curtiss Wright where she met
Ernie when both were performing in a company musical. Helen
enjoyed a variety of jobs prior to answering her true calling as
"Mom." She served as a TWA flight attendant, having been selected
as one of three applicants out of a field of 3,000. Upon their arrival
in California in the late 40's, Ernie went to USC Law School and Helen
worked at various clerical jobs, as well as running her own small dance
studio. Once her children were grown, Helen worked side-by-side
with Ernie in his law office.
Helen's volunteer work included leadership
positions in United Way, Emblem Club (Elks), PTA, and Fish of Fullerton,
to name a few.
She lived her life with passion, confidence and
unbridled optimism. Her devotion to family was
unparalleled. She spent endless hours watching her children and
grandchildren play sports, perform in ballets and dance recitals, and
any other activity no matter how minor. She was "second mother" to
her grandchildren. Helen and Ernie were married almost 67
A memorial service will be celebrated at 4:00
p.m. on Saturday, March 4 at Emmanuel. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans through DAV
Memorial Program, P. O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
(Written by her daughter and member of Emmanuel, Jan Zonne.)
a member of Emmanuel for many years and was sponsored by this
congregation for ordination to the Diaconate. Vern had a special heart
for those who were suffering grief because of the loss of loved ones, or
were themselves approaching the gate of death. She worked for many
years with hospice as a chaplain and counseled countless people with
deep and generous care. In retirement Vern moved to Tucson, Arizona and
helped out at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Green Valley. There will
be a memorial service Monday, January 30 at St. Francis at 11am.
If you would like to add a story about Vern or give thanks for her life, please click
was an early member of Emmanuel, serving on the vestry and as an usher.
When Emmanuel was a fledgling community, worshiping at the YMCA, he
would be there every week, helping set up chairs and a portable altar. A
patent attorney, he was always available to provide legal support for
the congregation. Here is a little background from his obituary:
Ferdinand "Mel" Mehlhoff
away on November 30, 2016 at the Veteran's Home in Fayetteville, NC. He
was born in Glendive, Montana on May 17, 1924, raised in Livingston. He
and proudly served in the Philippines on Okinawa and Leyte where he earned two
and his 96th division of the Dead-Eyes was awarded the medal of honor.
Well-educated, Mel was a patent attorney for Beckman Instruments until
1984 when he retired. Passionate about golf, he built a golf course in
Montana, moved to Orange County to have sunny golf days, had two
hole-in-ones and he played well into his 80's. Mo Lyn did a
service for Mel on Saturday, January 21 at Emmanuel. His daughter,
Laurie Watson, also a former Emmanuelite, now living on the East coast,
was in attendance.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Christmas and the Wise Men in
January? At Emmanuel's movie night, yes indeed! Join us on
Friday, January 27, 6:30PM, for "The Nativity Story". The
traditional story of Jesus' birth is told with realism and reverence as
it plays out in the midst of the hard-scrabble existence of
occupied Israel. "The Nativity Story" shows us the very human
side of Mary and Joseph's extraordinary personal journey as they
grow into their "yes" to God. And Israel at the time of Christ
comes alive through amazing cinematography and fine acting, as we enter
the story of our Lord's birth.
As always, admission and refreshments are free, and the company is stellar!
For many years we supported Epiphany
East LA with their thrift store ministry. When they closed that ministry
we redirected our contributions to Zion Lutheran Thrift Store which is
run by Nancy Shively's sister. If we are going to continue to do this
ministry, we need someone who is willing to pick up the contributions
from Emmanuel and bring it to the Lutheran Thrift Store. Here's the
Zion Lutheran Thrift Store
1109 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831
Drop offs are on Friday and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm
If we are going to drop off a large amount of items, it would be helpful if we notified them ahead of time.
Contact person: Michele
If you can help with this, please contact Fr. Rob or Mo Lyn. Thanks!
Photo of the Week
It's a Sign!
Literally a sign of things to come, we've put
out new welcome mats and signs for our guests and visitors. A big thanks
to Howard Minkley, our Junior Warden, who is working in big ways to
upgrade the look and welcome of Emmanuel.