Save the Date !!!
Bishop Diane is Coming
Bishop Diane Jardine Bruce will be making a
visit to Emmanuel on February 4th. We will be having a single service at
9:00 am, followed by coffee hour. Then she will be meeting with members
of the parish leadership. Please mark your calendars now. We want to
have a nice turn-out to hear what she might share with us about our
I am so sad to let you know that our beloved Canadian friend
Conklin died December 26th. Yvonne had been in the
but was home in time for
Christmas. She had a wonderful holiday with her family and then died in
her sleep sometime after midnight. Rest in peace dear Yvonne. We will
miss your bubbly personality and your warmth as one of our greeters.
Yvonne's memorial service will be sometime later in the month. I will
let you know when a date and time has been chosen.
De-Greening of the Church
Andreff is asking for help in taking down the greens in the church this
Saturday, January 6th at 10:00 am. We are so grateful for Debi's
artistry in decorating the church for Sundays and holidays. If you can
spare even a little bit of time, Debi would really appreciate it!
The Profile Committee Needs Your Help
Profile Committee is attempting to gather artworks that tell your story
at Emmanuel. Any art form that you would like to share (music, visual
art, poetry, scriptures) that tell your story at Emmanuel (whether
you are the author/artist or not) please send those things to Kathy
Eppick @ email@example.com. These will be added to our profile as
we seek a new rector.
Mark Your Calendars
Spring is coming and that means it is time to
prune the grape vines. We will accomplish this on Saturday January 13 at
9:00 am. This pruning of the vines is necessary for a good grape
September. Our goal is to get the whole job done in
three hours, so we need a good sized crew. Everyone is welcome!
The garden has acquired, on permanent loan, a
heavy-duty chipper/shredder. So while we are here January 13th, we will
Compost Day. It is our
intention to empty and shred all the material in the compost bins as
well as what has been accumulated at the rear of the vineyard. This
compost material, often referred to as black gold, is a very rich
resource that we have been building for years. So come and prune and
stay to shred!