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 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 empowering ways.

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!

Pentecost Prayer

This 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!

We 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. 

Christopher 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!

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

Bill Donoghue is Celebrating!

Bill 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 prayer!

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

with African Dancing
& Million Meals Ingathering followed by a BBQ
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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