Posted by Mo. Lyn on Nov 16, 2015
The Mission Share Fund consists of contributions from individual parishes and missions in the Diocese of Los Angeles for the collective ministry of the Diocese. Each parish is asked to give a minimum of 12% of their pledge and plate income and each mission is asked to give 10%. What ministries are supported by the Mission Share Fund? Here is a list of them:
Posted by Mo. Lyn on Nov 10, 2015
Our diocese is preparing to elect a new diocesan bishop. Why and how does this happen? The reason it is happening in the diocese of Los Angeles is that Bishop Jon Bruno is nearing retirement age and is planning to retire in 2018. And so he has called for the election of a bishop coadjutor.
Posted by Mo. Lyn on Oct 01, 2015
You may have noticed that there are different kinds of bishops in the Episcopal church and wondered what the difference is in their roles. Here is a brief tutorial on the subject.
Posted by Mo. Lyn on Jan 16, 2015
For Episcopalians/Anglicans, truth can be found and belief rests on the principal of the three-legged stool. This concept was first introduced by the Anglican theologian Richard Hooker in the book Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie in 1594.
Posted by Mo. Lyn on Nov 25, 2014
Believe it or not, it is time to think of plans for the season of Advent, those four weeks leading up to the great feast day of Christmas. There will be a special activity on each of the Sundays of Advent. Feel free to invite family and friends to join us for any or all of these wonderful events.
Posted by Mo. Lyn on Nov 18, 2014
You may have noticed something new at Emmanuel. The two primary sets of double doors into the sanctuary have been painted red. You may be wondering why.
Posted by Mo. Lyn on Oct 18, 2014
It is believed by many scholars that the commemoration of All Saints on November first originated in Ireland, spread from there to England and then to the continent of Europe. The tradition reached Rome and had been adopted there early in the ninth century, and from there the observation of the festival spread throughout the Holy Roman Empire.
Posted by Mo. Lyn on Sep 01, 2014
Crossing oneself is an ancient form of what is known as a body prayer. It is typically done either at the beginning and/or the ending of prayers. It is also done as a prayer by itself.
Posted by Mo. Lyn on Jul 22, 2014
To Episcopalians, stewardship is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts that God has given us. This attitude is drawn from the biblical practice of tithing, which means to give back, in gratitude, one tenth of our earnings to God (Numbers 18:26). But we don’t think of stewardship as just donating money. We also include the giving of our time and talents.
Posted by Mo. Lyn on Jun 16, 2014
Ever wonder why there is an extra fancy chair that always sits in the sanctuary? Every Episcopal church has one and it is nearly always located somewhere close to the altar. This special seat is a sign and symbol of the way Episcopalians organize themselves. It is the bishop’s chair.