| The Emmanuel Weekly Blurb
|Emmanuel Family News
||September 14, 2017
of the best Men's Retreats ever! Thanks be to God for Dan Notti's
teaching and the rest of the gang's sharing. It was a wonderful time up
in the mountains and having retreated we are ready to advance! Now it's
time to gear up for the Women's Retreat. Check out details and photos in
With love in Jesus,
Fr. Rob & Mo. Lyn
P.S. This Sunday will be Story Day II at noon
in the SHACK room. Another opportunity to share Emmanuel God stories!
Update on the Preschool Fundraiser
A big thank you to all who have currently given a
donation for Emmanuel Preschool. Currently we have raised $1,350 toward
our goal of $5000.
You can contribute by writing a check to the church with "preschool" in the memo or by going to this Go Fund Me link here
: Emmanuel Preschool
Letter to Karen Carr
Congratulations, Karen, on this anniversary
of your 30 years in L'Arche! The first time you made an appointment with
me to talk about L'Arche in 1995, I could see the passion and
commitment for this way of life in your eyes. Since then I have been
amazed by your persistent vision and unwavering dedication to providing
inclusive Christian community where people with disabilities were an
integral and treasured part of the family. Thanks to your vision and
your ability to unite a variety of church denominations together in this
work, L'Arche Wavecrest was born in Southern California. I remember how
exciting and challenging those formative years were! Even more exciting
was the birth of Abraham house and the welcoming of Chris, Terry, and
Jason. So many faithful people joined in over the years to support,
serve, and be part of the community. People have come and gone-some who
are now lights in the kingdom of heaven-but you have remained the
central spark from the heart of God who helped give birth to this
amazing story. May the Holy Spirit continue to guide your steps,
encourage your heart, and remind you of all that has been accomplished
for the sake of God's love. Well done good and faithful servant!
Friday Night at the Movies
What do you get when you mix Mel Brooks and the
Old West? Why, 1974's "Blazing Saddles" of course! Join us
on Friday, September 22, at 6:30PM for this broad and brilliant Western
spoof. Considered, for its time, a revolutionary satire of race
relations, the movie also neatly skewers social and genre
stereotypes. Clever dialogue abounds, Oscar-nominated Madeline
Kahn channels Marlene Dietrich, vulgarity is well-placed, and the
"fourth wall" is definitively and repeatedly broken. Add to that a
pie fight and wild sight gags, and the fun is complete! As
always, admission and refreshment are free, and the company is stellar.
Plant Sale is this Weekend. Saturday is for the public (and you if you
want to come). But Sunday between and after services we will be in the
garden, under the pergola, with a great selection of plants. It is time
to begin thinking about your fall garden.
Also the Garden Market will move to the Pergola for this Sunday.
Emmanuel Women's Retreat
Come join the women of Emmanuel at Verdugo Pines and learn from presentations by Episcopal Priest Karri Backer.
Radical Compassion: Following the Spiritual Path of Jesus
Join us as we explore the invitation to love - to love God, ourselves, and others.
the Christian tradition has been good at teaching us that we should
love, and developing theologies about love, we haven't been as good at
teaching how to love when it is hard - when we are jealous, or angry, or
are too emotionally tired to even consider moving into an area of
love. Or what to do when forgiveness seems slow in coming, and
loving another who has hurt us seems impossible. Through
teachings, practices, and small group discussions we will explore one
path toward compassion cultivation, and the healing that can come when
we rest in God's compassion for us.
priest in the Diocese of Los Angeles as well as a PhD candidate in
Spiritual Formation, Karri Backer seeks to work with individuals and
communities to engage in spaces of healing and transformation, primarily
through practices of compassion. She currently
serves as the Interim Rector for St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
in Corona and previously served as the Director of Christian Formation
at St. Andrew's in Fullerton. Karri also works as a spiritual
director and therapist, focusing on spiritually integrative
psychotherapy. Karri is scheduled to finish her dissertation in
the winter of 2018 and looks forward to finding ways to use these
practices in parish and diocesan work. She lives in Claremont with
her husband of 20 years, 15-year-old daughter, and three cats.
PHOTO(S) OF THE WEEK
an awesome weekend at our Emmanuel Men's Retreat. Thanks be to God for
all the good food, amazing friendships, and life-giving faith we shared.
I give thanks for
Dan Notti's teaching, Ron Suich's coordination, all the participation
from our guys, and the gift of new friendships with the men from St.
We were fed in abundance, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and even pancakingly.