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March 27, 2014
 Dear   ,    
One of the challenges and blessings of "the wind blows where it will" is that people come into our lives and leave our lives. This week we give thanks for Lee Pischel who was such a gift to the Emmanuel community. She has left this world, but will never leave our hearts!
Fr. Rob & Mo. Lyn

 One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism

And ONE Service!!!

9am, this Sunday, March 30


      This Sunday (being a fifth Sunday of the month) we will have a single service at 9am, bless the Arbor and then have a delicious BBQ and chance to hang out together          BBQ


We could use some side dishes, so if you feel so moved, bring a culinary contribution!


It is always so fun to be able to be together and share stories and love. Come join the party!



 Deeper Currents!!!

                Holy Spirit



Wine and Cheese 

and the Wind in the Trees


Reoccuring Summary: The focus of the program will be a deeper anointing of the Holy Spirit. Each week's gathering will begin with a wine and cheese tasting and will include a teaching by Fr. Rob and Mo. Lyn, a witness from someone in our Emmanuel community, followed by some worship and prayer. 
What a powerful time last Thursday!!! OMG... literally! God's Holy Spirit was moving big time. After another splendid smorgasbord of treats by Bernice, Lorra & Gordon, and sharing by Fr. Rob and Mo. Lyn, we had an amazing witness by Kelli Edwards and some beautiful time of worship.
This week we will get to hear the man from South Africa: Ronnie Moore tell of his adventures with God.
Remaining classes:
  • Deeper Currents - Ronnie Moore - March 27  
  • Windscreens - Nancy Kent - April 3  
  • Soaring on the Updraft - Karen Carr - April 10

 Thanksgiving for the life of

Lee Pischel

                Lee Pischel


Lee was an amazing person. Getting her pilot's certificate in her 50s, running the SAGE group for years, caring for her husband Carl, and being a source of inspiration and support for so many. A long time member of Emmanuel, she was on almost every conceivable area of service in the church. Even when her health was failing, she faithfully attended the 8:15 service. Her desire to be with her brothers and sisters at Emmanuel and to receive the strength of the sacrament was incredibly powerful and consistent. 


As soon as I meet with her son Bill and stepson Steve I will let you know when we will hold a memorial service to celebrate her life and the promise of the resurrection that she so faithfully proclaimed. 


With gratitude for her,

Fr. Rob



May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.





  Photo of the Week

Gifts of the Spirit
We're so proud of our own Kathy Eppick who had this watercolor entitled "Gifts of the Spirit" included in an international Anglican conference. She had created this during an Emmanuel Women's Retreat a number of years ago. Here is what the curator had to say about the exhibit:

This exhibition came into being when The Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross and The Center for Anglican Communion Studies at Virginia Theological Seminary asked Episcopal Church & Visual Arts (ECVA) to put out a call for works capturing women's prayer as part of a conference called Anglican Women at Prayer: Weaving our Bonds of Affection. The conference, March 14-16, 2014, draws together women from around the Anglican Communion to share their prayer experiences-what they pray for, and how they pray. This conference would be incomplete without the wordless relationship with the Divine captured in color, pen, and brushstroke. All the art here will be projected as part of the conference. We invite you to join us in prayer as you enter this exhibition.

Phoebe Griswold


Upcoming Eventsl.


Thursday nights at 7pm
in the SHACK room.

Saturday, March 29
10am in the church.

Sunday at 9am
Blessing of Arbor


Saturdays at 9am in Havermale Hall.



Parachute Group (support for those unemployed)

7pm Havermale Hall



10am: Prayer & Thanks

10:30: Bible Study

11am: Communion



7am  Prayers and Communion

8am Breakfast at Coco's 



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