| The Emmanuel Weekly Blurb|
|Emmanuel Family News|| May 12, 2016|
Pentecost is coming! One of the things I love about Emmanuel is
that we not only TALK about the Holy Spirit, but we EXPERIENCE that
reality. Please join us in praying for a Spirit-filled time this coming
Sunday as we invite the Holy Spirit to be with us in healing and
With love in Christ,
Fr. Rob+ and Mo. Lyn+
P.S. Feel free to wear red in celebration of the fire of the Spirit!
Come Holy Spirit!
Sunday, May 15th, we will be celebrating the feast of Pentecost.
Pentecost was originally a Jewish festival giving thanks for the first
fruits of the harvest. Appropriately enough, the Holy Spirit was poured
out on the disciples of Jesus on Pentecost and they became the first
fruits of the body of Christ!
have the wonderful opportunity to join with those disciples in both
celebrating and participating in that Pentecost experience. This Sunday
we will celebrate the ways in which the Holy Spirit is working in our
midst (so have your stories ready!) and will ask for our hearts to be
opened to ongoing adventures of God's anointing.
will be baptized at the 10am service which will be a great preparation
for his upcoming archeological dig in the Holy Land this summer!
Afterwards we'll get a chance to share our gifts in helping Bella with her Girl Scout project for the homeless.
The Spirit is a movin' all over this land!
- Million Meals Ingathering
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
, 714-446-9670. We will be having a class in the near future.
Thank you, Jen Wagner
- Helping the Homeless.
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 https://www.gofundme.com/heartproject
. Have a H.E.A.R.T.
Photo of the Week
Bill Donoghue is Celebrating!
is celebrating here with his beautiful granddaughters. Not only is he
celebrating his 84th birthday, but he is celebrating a big answer to his
prayers: He is up and walking! Thanks be to God for the light of Christ
in Bill and for all our faithful prayer warriors who are joining him in