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Emmanuel Family News
 May 5, 2016
Not only is today Cinco de Mayo, the day the Mexican people celebrate their David and Goliath like victory over the French, but it is also the Feast of the Ascension, when Jesus rose to the heavens--promising to be with us always through the presence of the Holy Spirit. In many ways, The Feast of the Ascension is our Cinco de Mayo--the hope of victory through the power of the Spirit. Let the celebration begin!

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

News Flash

  • Million Meals Ingathering
    Bring your buckets of coins, checks, and any other kind of contribution on May 29th at 9am. Each dollar provides four meals for those in need through the Orange County and LA County Food Banks. Our goal is to reach the 10 Million Meals Mark! (If you write a check, make it out to "Emmanuel" with "Million Meals" in the memo.)
  • Are you interested in being a LEV
    I want to invite any of you that are interested in joining the Lay Eucharist Visitor ministry.  In the last year, I have been blessed to be with many that are unable to attend church (due to being shut in or ill), by sitting with them, sharing stories and most of all sharing Eucharist.
    Many times I go thinking I may not know what to say or do with the person I am visiting, but the Holy Spirit always arrives just at the right moment.  I leave each time thinking what a blessing to sit, listen and be with those that can't attend church with us.  It's an intimate time, a gift, a double blessing for each person, you and them.
    If you are interested in being a LEV or would like to know more information, please contact me:, 714-446-9670. We will be having a class in the near future.
    Thank you, Jen Wagner
  • Helping the Homeless.
    Update: We will meet in the parish hall at noon on Sunday, May 15 to help Isabella with her project. Please bring some donations from the items on her list and we'll have fun packing and preparing. Here is a reminder of her vision:
    Hello, my name is Isabella Cirrito and I am a Girl Scout. I have been a Girl Scout since I was 5 years of old. Right now I am a Cadette and I would like to obtain my Silver Award. A Silver Award is the highest award a Cadette can get if they educate the community. For my Silver Award I want to educate the community of the growing homeless epidemic. To do that I need your help by donating and packaging care packages for the homeless. The donations I need are: toothbrushes, lotion, sunblock, wipes, hand sanitizer (NO ALCOHOL), $15-$20 food gift card (I will make sure the restaurant does not serve any alcoholic beverages), blankets, socks, jackets, sweaters, ponchos. To donate items, please bring them to Emmanual Episcopal Church. To donate  money for the food gift cards, please go to my Go Fund Me Page Have a H.E.A.R.T.

Photo of the Week

Nancy Shively Celebrates 20 Years!

Nancy's work as Preschool Director these past 20 years has been a tremendous gift to this congregation as well as to the children, parents, and staff of the school. Congratulations, Nancy, we are grateful for you!

(BTW we've also been celebrating the good news of larger enrollment in our school. The attendance has almost doubled since the beginning of the school year. Thanks be to God!)

and gathering for Bella's HEART project
May 15
8:15am 10am

with African Dancing
& Million Meals Ingathering
May 29 at 9am


10am: Prayer & Thanks
10:30am: Bible Study
11am: Communion

7am  Prayers and Communion
8am Breakfast afterwards 

Saturdays at 9am in
Havermale Hall

First Wednesday/Month
7pm in the Church

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