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November 20, 2014
 Dear   ,    
One of my favorite hymns as a kid was "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" (which we happen to be singing this Sunday--thank you, Jennifer!) During this season of Thanksgiving, we wanted to take a moment to say how thankful we are for all of you, and for the beautiful, faithful ways in which you seek to grow in Christ and share the love of God with others.

With gratitude for you,
Fr. Rob and Mo. Lyn


Covenant Players Appearing at Emmanuel



We will be blessed to have The Covenant Players appear at Emmanuel during our fifth Sunday single service on November 30th.

Covenant Players is an interdenominational drama ministry based in Oxnard and founded in 1963. The founder of the organization, Chuck Tanner, was filled with a profound vision of the power of drama to communicate the gospel. Chuck wrote over 3000 plays. He died in 2006 but his legacy lives on through the members of the group. For a number of years, our own Scott Buehler was a part of this ministry. To this day he still supports Covenant Players in many ways. This weekend he is housing the actors who will be with us on Sunday.



A Note About Stewardship


As we come to the close of stewardship month, we are ever so grateful for the willingness of a number of our parishioners to share about the reasons they give to support the ministry of Emmanuel. A great big thank you to Cheri Collin, Michael Bahinyoza, Bernice Lomheim, and Ron Suich for their touching and very helpful sharing.


During a "tag-team" sermon last Sunday, Fr. Rob and Mo. Lyn spoke of their commitment to the tithe for their own personal stewardship. If you are considering the practice of tithing in your own life, the following chart may be helpful. If you were tithing (donating 10% of your income) here's what your offering would look like every week. The first column is "yearly income" and the second is "weekly offering."


$10,000                $20

$15,000                $30

$20,000                $38

$25,000                $48

$30,000                $58

$35,000                $67

$40,000                $77

$45,000                $86

$50,000                $96

$55,000                $106

$60,000                $115

$65,000                $125

$70,000                $135

$80,000                $154

$90,000                $173


May the Holy Spirit continue to guide us as we prayerfully make our stewardship decisions.


Emmanuel Bullet-Ins

  • FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: Join us at Emmanuel's monthly 'night at the movies' on Friday, November 21, 6:30PM, for four-time Oscar winner "Friendly Persuasion"!  Set in 1862, the movie tells the story of a loving Quaker family, the Birdwells, dealing with the heart of family, faith and pacifism as the Civil War inches ever closer. It's warm, charming and beautifully made!  As always, admission is free, refreshments are available, and the company is wonderful!

  • CHRISTMAS CHOIR BEGINS NOVEMBER 23. Contact Georgia Atkins if you would like to sing in the choir. Her number is 562-889-1469 and her email is


Photo of the Week

Compost Squash
Here is what "abbondanza" looks like! A little seed from a squash plant found its way into the compost heap, and look what happened! Definitely a lesson on the abundance of God!

Upcoming Eventsl.


"The Religious Potential of the Child"
Started: October 16, 7pm
 6 Thursday evenings

Friendly Persuasion
November 21 at 6:30pm
Havermale Hall

Sunday, November 30

Second Saturday of the month 

First and Third Sundays
in November
Edwards Hall


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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