| Dear Gene
We love all the beautiful ways that y'all
live out our Emmanuel mission to "walk in love as Christ loved us". Here
are some ways to help in that journey.
Fr. Rob and Mo. Lyn
A Christian Journey
coming Sunday at noon, Fr. Rob and Mo. Lyn will begin a very engaging
series called "A Christian Journey". Some of the topics to be covered
Your Spiritual Journey
The Great Commission
The Baptismal Covenant
Prayer, Bible Study, and Action
What does God want from me?
Spreading the Good News
My Life's Mission
is based on a beautiful video series developed by the Diocese of Texas.
It is perfect for anyone who would like a refresher course in
Christianity, or wants to be renewed in their faith. We will have
prayer, video, discussion, music, and sharing. The classes will be held
each Sunday morning after the 10:00 am service beginning February 12th
and continuing until April 1st. They are open to all who want to grow in
their faith and are especially intended for those who would like to be
baptized or confirmed in the Spring of 2012. Bring along a sack lunch or
something to tide you over and join the journey!
Transforming Pain to Gain
a part of Deanery IX's "Wellness and Spirituality" Series
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Presented by Sheffra Williams
Host: The Rev. Carolyn Estrada
Church of the Messiah,
614 North Bush Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Healthy Snacks: 12:45
Program 1:15-3:45 pm
this highly interactive workshop, Sheffra uses the power of
storytelling to transform the physical and psychic "pains" in our lives
into advantages. As she says, "when you change your narrative, you
change your life - even though the facts may remain the same."
With a session that is "99 percent audience participation," as Sheffra
works with us to develop our stories, we'll experience the transforming
power of a "told" story. As she explains: "Storytelling is all
about the importance of having someone listen to your truth, then share
the meaning it made for them. What the listeners see in the story
frequently includes strengths about the teller that the teller does not
(The next presenter in this series is our own Dr. Dobies! Click here for a list of the whole series: Wellness and Spirituality)
Photo of the Week
in the world is that thing that Gordon and Lorra are touching. (Hint:
In the world of "animal, vegetable, or mineral" it seems to be
EMMANUEL DRUM CIRCLE
Tonight, February 9th, 7pm at Emmanuel!
For Louise Maulorico on Friday, February 10th, 2pm at Emmanuel.
CURSILLO INFO DAY
Sunday, February 12th, in Edwards Hall after the 10am service.
A CHRISTIAN JOURNEY
Sunday, February 12th, in the SHACK room from noon until 1:30pm. (Classes go from February 12th through April 1.)
TRANSFORMING PAIN TO GAIN
February 18, at Church of the Messiah in Santa Ana, from 12:45 until 3:45.
Sunday, February 26 in Havermale Hall after the 10am service.