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Emmanuel Family News
March 26, 2015
 Dear   ,    
On this Sunday we begin our Holy Week journey, culminating in the great feast of Easter. We'll begin the journey with a feast and end with a feast. Check out the news below to find out more!

With love in Christ,
Fr. Rob & Mo. Lyn+

Ministry Mojo
The Secret of Doing What You Love

This week's speaker is Ron Suich. What gives him joy in the doing? Come and find out. With his wonderful and whacky sense of humor there is no telling what the evening might be like! Last chance to get some mojo and encouragement for your own delight ministry in Christ.

Tonight at 7:30pm in the SHACK room.



Holy Week Services
Holy Week

Holy Week is such a profound time in the life of a Christian. From the Hosannas of Palm Sunday, through the cross of Good Friday, to the resurrection joy of Easter, when we walk with Jesus we discover the secret of this season: the way of the cross is the way to LIFE!


Come join us for this transformative journey.


Palm Sunday will be this coming Sunday March 29th at 9am. Since it is a fifth Sunday we will all celebrate this day together with a procession, the passion gospel, and communion. Afterwards you are invited to share a BBQ compliments of Ernie Moran. Bring a side dish to share!


Taize will be celebrated next Wednesday, April 1, at 7pm. This service, which is celebrated the first Wednesday of the month, happens to fall in Holy Week this year. Taize worship is a candlelight service of scripture, chant, holy reading, and silence.


Maundy Thursday will be observed on Thursday, April 2. We will begin with an agape meal at 7pm (which includes a Mediterranean fare similar to what the disciples might have eaten with Jesus. Then the Maundy Thursday service will begin at 7:30pm where we will join with Jesus and the disciples in footwashing and communion. [Note: "Maundy" comes from the Latin word "mandate"  for the new mandate or command Jesus gave to "love one another as I have loved you".]


Good Friday services will be held on Friday, April 3 at 12-3pm and then later at 7:30pm. The 12-3pm service will be the stations of the cross, with worship music, and reflections by the clergy as we observe the three hours in which Jesus hung on the cross. The evening service will be an open time of participation available from 7:30pm until 9:30pm where you can come and choose any or all of the stations you would like to visit for self-directed reflection and adoration of Christ.


Easter Vigil is a time of devotion anticipating the dawn of the resurrection and acknowledging the light of Christ which is able to overcome any darkness. This service will be held at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 4. During this service we have a procession of the pascal candle, a candlelight reflection on the promises of scripture, renewal of baptism, celebration of the resurrection of Jesus, and communion. One of the most beautiful services of the church year!


Easter Services will be held at our usual Sunday times of 8:15am and 10am on April 5. Both services will have choir and communion. Bring your bells for the gloria (an ancient tradition), flowers for the cross, and eggs for the hunt (a dozen plastic eggs with non-melting goodies would be great!) After the service Patty and Jeff McDaneld will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on the front lawn for the kids. 


Together we will deepen our devotion to Christ and make room for the Holy Spirit to empower our lives for service as we remember the way of the cross and the power of the resurrection!





Emmanuel News Flash

  • There will be an assistants' training for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (our children's program) on Sunday, April 12th at noon.  Anyone is welcome.  We'll go over the history of the program both here at Emmanuel and internationally, look at the role of the adult in the Atrium and do some hands on work with some of the materials.  It will last 2-3 hours so participants should bring a lunch. Come find out if this is something you might like to do!

  • There will be a Faces of Fullerton celebration near the Fullerton Museum on April 11 from 10am until 2pm. We will have a combined Emmanuel Preschool/Emmanuel Church booth at this event. There are also openings for people who would like to help out with the event itself. What a great opportunity to let people know about Emmanuel! Contact Nancy Shively at 714-738-1541 if you are interested!

  • Have you noticed the beautification that has been going on at Emmanuel? Be sure to take a look at the succulent gardens that are emerging--currently in the entrance driveway triangle and the flower bed near the office door. A big thanks to Lorra and Gordon Dickinson, and Charley Julian, our chief horticulturalists.  


  Photo of the Week

Cursillo Trio

Our new cursillistas are so radiant you can see their glow! Thanks be to God for Pam Nottie, Ronnie Moore, and Judy Downey ... and for Cheri Collin who made the new shirts they are wearing!



Discovering what you love!
Thursdays during Lent
7:30pm in the SHACK

Galaxy Quest
Friday, March 27

Sundays from 12-1pm


Single service
March 29 at 9am
BBQ afterwards

Wednesday, April 1

Thursday, April 2
7pm Agape Meal
7:30pm Service

Friday, April 3
12-3pm Stations
7:30-9pm Self guided
Stations of the Cross

Saturday, April 4

Candlelight service of quiet reflection
First Wednesday
of the month at 7pm


Saturdays at 9am in Havermale Hall.



Parachute Group (support for those unemployed)

7pm Havermale Hall



10am: Prayer & Thanks

10:30am: Bible Study

11am: Communion



7am  Prayers and Communion

8am Breakfast at Coco's 



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