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Emmanuel Family News
May 15, 2014
 Dear   ,    
What an amazing confirmation celebration last Sunday! Our prayer was that everyone--including the bishop--would be blessed. Did that ever happen big time! We are so proud of this Emmanuel family and all the beautiful ways in which you express the love of Christ. Thanks be to God!
Fr. Rob & Mo. Lyn

 Congratulations to our Confirmands!

What a joy to have such a beautifully profound and spirit-filled service of confirmation! Not only were the confirmands strengthened in their life and ministry in Jesus, but so was Bishop Bruno! We gathered around him and offered prayers of gratitude and blessing for his ministry. He and his chaplain Fernando were able to sit during communion and really soak in the love and life of our worshipping family. Afterwards they both shared how loving and alive it felt to them.


Special congratulations Lauren Cover, Andrew, Jacob and Joe Edmonds. Sarah and Emma Kremer, Bernice and Terry Lomheim, Karla and Francisco Marquez and Simone Thomas, who were confirmed; and Nancy Shively was received into the communion of the Episcopal Church. A three-fold Hallelujah for all of them. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!


 Meeting with Bishop Mary


 Mary Gray-ReevesWe have a wonderful opportunity to meet with Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves during May! Mary, who was a member of Emmanuel and sponsored by us for the priesthood, is now bishop of the Diocese of El Camino Real. 


Mary has recently completed a book entitled "Unearthing My Religion - Real Talk about Real Faith" which is available online through Amazon and other bookstores. She will be talking about her book and the message of God's grace on Thursday, May 15, 7pm at Emmanuel.


I would encourage you to buy the book before her class and bring it for her to autograph. There will also be a limited number of books available that evening for purchase.


Come and meet one of our own, who has become one of the most significant bishops in the Episcopal Church! 


[Note: Here is the link for her book on Amazon:

 Unearthing My Religion


  Photo of the Week
Actually, this week we have a photo of a sketch that Mary McCarthy made of Bishop Bruno on Confirmation Sunday. This amazing work of art was drawn over the insert for the day, so it has the gospel as its background. How appropriate and ingenious!

Upcoming Eventsl.


Bishop Mary Gray Reeves
Thursday, May 15
7pm at Emmanuel

May 16-18 at Mount Calvary (Formerly St. Mary's) in Santa Barbara

June 2-6, from 6pm to 8:30pm for all ages!


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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