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September 11, 2014
 Dear   ,    
God's choreography is amazing. We just returned from a conference with Rob Bell and these Sundays in September we're studying his book. We didn't plan it that way. Must be the Holy Spirit! May God grace you with that same level of divine orchestration!

With much love,
Fr. Rob and Mo. Lyn

Love Wins 

A Book About Heaven, Hell, 

and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived

We had a great group this past Sunday to launch off the study, and will be continuing for each Sunday evening in September, as we take a look at a grace-filled and (for some people) controversial book by Rob Bell entitled "Love Wins". Terry and Bernice Lomheim will be facilitating a discussion on this book from 6 to 8pm in the SHACK room.

Here is the description of the book from the Amazon review: 

 In Love Wins, bestselling author, international teacher, and speaker Rob Bell (Velvet Elvis, Drops Like Stars) addresses one of the most controversial issues of faith-hell and the afterlife-arguing, would a loving God send people to eternal torment forever?

Rob Bell is an electrifying, unconventional pastor whom Time magazine calls "a singular rock star in the church world," with millions viewing his NOOMA videos.

With searing insight, Bell puts hell on trial with a hopeful message-eternal life doesn't start when we die; it starts right now. And ultimately, Love Wins.


To see a quick video preview click here: Love Wins

Emmanuel Bullet-Ins

  • Join the Virtual labyrinth club and learn to walk a focused meditation walk virtually in your own back yard.  It relieves anxiety, brings Peace and gives direction to life.  Saturday Sept 13th from llAM to one PM in the parish Hall 

  • Join us Friday, September 26, at 6:30 PM for the Oscar-nominated film "Field of Dreams"!  Starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones and Burt Lancaster, it tells the magical story of relationships reclaimed and dreams fulfilled--all on a baseball diamond in the middle of a cornfield in Iowa.  Admission and refreshments, as always, are free.  "If you build it, they will come."

  • Blessing of the Animals will be on Saturday, September 27 in the St. Francis Prayer Garden. Bring any and all animals for this time of gratitude for God's creation and blessings of our beloved pets!

  Photo of the Week

Walkabout with Bishop Diane

Several of us--along with two young people from the Episcopal Urban Intern Program--joined Bishop Diane as we looked at the neighborhoods around Emmanuel and brainstormed ideas for the future. The bottom line was awesome program and ministries at Emmanuel, but low visibility. We're launching signage revision and increasing publicity to help people know we're here. Exciting potential!

Upcoming Eventsl.


Sunday nights in Sept

September 12-14
Verdugo Pines

September 26 at 6:30p
"Field of Dreams"

Saturday, September 27
4pm in the Garden


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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