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February 7, 2013

Believe it or not, Lent is a comin'! May the Holy Spirit guide our Lenten journey in such a way that we emerge with a deeper awareness of God's love for us, and a deeper ability to express that love to others!
With gratitude for you,
Fr. Rob & Mo. Lyn

 Shrove Tuesday


Ash Wednesday


One of the traditions of the church is Shrove Tuesday, the celebration on the evening before Lent begins when all the "goodies" are eaten in preparation for a season of fasting and pentitence.  Often this is in the form of a "Pancake Supper" (which includes lots of butter and syrup!) This is exactly what we will do next Tuesday, February 12 at 6pm. 


An Emmanuel add-on is that we will also have a Mardi Gras style musical procession outside to bury a "Hallelujah" sign. This is to remind us that during Lent our hallelujahs are dormant as we join Jesus in the wilderness to spend our 40 days and 40 nights deepening our spiritual lives and integrating our ephiphanies.


Ash Wednesday

 Then, on Ash Wednesday (which is February 13 this year) we will meet at 7am, 10am, or 7:30pm to receive the imposition of ashes (in remembrance of our mortality) and receive communion (in remembrance of the gift of eternal life). It is a beautiful and powerful way to enter into our time of Lent together.



Via (Multi) Media

Viewing Spirituality through the Lens of the Arts


Film As Anglicans, we celebrate "Via Media" which means "the middle way". As Emmanuelites we will be celebrating "Via (Multi) Media" which means we'll have a great time hearing about the spiritual adventures of several members of our congregation mediated through books, film, and music. 

Here is the schedule:


Feb 14   "The Five Love Languages" - Kathy Palmer

Feb 21   Psychology of Spirituality - Fr. Paul
Feb 28   TED talk on Gratitude - Mo. Lyn
Mar 7    "Proof of Heaven" - Paul Dobies
Mar 14   "I AM" DVD - Fr. Rob & Mo. Lyn
Mar 21   Music that Made a Difference - Jen Wagner  


Each of these sessions will be on Thursdays during Lent from 7:30 until 8:30pm. We will begin with a time of worship, hear a half hour presentation on the topic, and then have some time to share our own experiences and thoughts. This will be an awesome way to grow spiritually, develop friendships, and find more about love, gratitude, and transformation.

Photo of the Week



Guess which recently wandering Emmanuel priest rode this Elephant?

Upcoming Eventsl.



Saturday, February 9 at 9am in Havermale Hall.



February 11 at 7pm in Havermale Hall.



Tuesday, February 12 at 6pm in Edwards Hall.



Wednesday, February 13

7am, 10am and 7:30pm.



Thursday, February 14


The 5 Love Languages

Kathy Palmer



10am: Prayer & Thanks

10:30: Bible Study

11am: Communion



7pm: Meditation Group



7am  Prayers and Communion

8am Breakfast at Coco's

































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