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June 2, 2011
The children's game called "Where's Waldo?" involves looking at a picture and trying to find the elusive Waldo. One of the games in the Christian playbook for Easter season is "Where's Jesus?" and then looking for the presence of the risen Christ hidden in our day. Here's to winning that game! :)
Fr. Rob & Mo. Lyn  
What in the World is Sukumawiki Garden?
(An update from Fr. Arthur Toro)

Sukumawiki Garden  Dear Fr. Rob,
It has been a blessing for me and my wife. We visit our garden every Saturday and get spinach and sukumawiki. As I had promised to write something about Sukumawiki, let me do it now:

In Kenya people receive their salaries at the end of the month after working for thirty days. It would be very hard to survive the four weeks of the month without using something as daily food to push the days to the end of the month. So they chose Sukumawiki. Sukumawiki are two kiswahili words joined together. Sukuma means "push" and Wiki means "week". As one word it means "push the week". 

Please let my garden be known as "SUKUMAWIKI GARDEN" 'I was hungry and you gave me something to eat'

In Christ,
Fr. Arthur Toro
By the way, the Church of the Holy Communion in Gardena (where Fr. Arthur is now working) is having a Garden Tea Party on June 25 at 3pm. The tickets are $25. If you would like to attend, please call the Church of the Holy Communion and reserve your place!
Fr. Rob
Memorial Service for Joji

Many of us at Emmanuel remember Joji Kamimura, who was a regular visitor for several years and shared his music and love of the Lord with us. He recently died and Minako, Joji's wife, has sent this invitation:

Dear friends,
We will hold a memorial service for Joji Kamimura open to all on Saturday, June 18th, 2011 2PM at Anaheim Free Methodist Church (1001 N. Mayflower, Anaheim, CA 92801)
*childcare (nursery) is available, but please contact me (714-851-3226) or email: ahead of time so we can plan accordingly.
Your prayers and love continue to sustain us all. Thank you.
Minako Kamimura & family
Photo of the Week
Emmanuel Jacaranda
The calla lilies (I mean the jacaranda) are in bloom again.




Fifth Sunday BBQ:

Thanksgiving for George, the Galley Girls and the Garage Guys, who helped set up, grill down, and dish out a wonderful meal. Thanks to generous donations from those who came, we raised a surplus of $87.43 which goes to Million Meals. That's over 261 meals for hungry folks!


Upcoming Events


Early Birds:

Tonight at 6:30 at the Seymour's.


Preschool Picnic:

Friday, June 3rd, 5:30 to 7:30pm on the Emmanuel lawn. The church is invited! Bring your own picnic and enjoy free dessert and drinks. Bounce house, petting zoo, and other entertainment!


Bus Trip to Exposition Park:

Saturday, June 4th from 9am to 4pm.







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