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Emmanuel Family News
 August 25, 2016
What an amazing place! So many interesting and warm hearted servants of God. I am especially grateful for the wonderful Altar Guild Brunch on Saturday and Gene's sharing on Sunday. The blessings keep coming!

With love in Christ,
Fr. Rob+
Altar Guild Brunch and Liturgical Legacy

A big THANK YOU to Lyla Merrell, Joy Jones, and the Altar Guild members who put on a delicious brunch and profound liturgical sharing last Saturday. After the meal together, Lyla explained the various liturgical items that are setup by the different teams in preparation for the Holy Eucharist. Afterward we celebrated Eucharist together as we gave thanks for the ministry of the Altar Guild. We had a great group and so many people commented on how much this added to the meaning of their worship. As a result, several new people decided to be part of the Altar Guild. Thanks be to God!

News Flash

    • NEW COURSE! -  Emmanuel Unplugged: Unamplified Sound Bites about the Difference that Makes a Difference
  • Why does the Episcopal Church in general and Emmanuel in particular seem different from other churches? 9 million meals, 13 sponsored clergy, and 500 pounds of grapes later Emmanuel (despite the size) is rocking our world. Come find out the behind the scene secrets that have made a difference. Everything you wanted to know about the church but were afraid to ask. This six week course starts on Thursday, September 15 at 7pm in the SHACK room. Highly recommended for those who are curious and a necessity for those who would like to be confirmed when Bishop Bruno comes on October 30th. Talk to Fr. Rob or Mo. Lyn for more information.
  • If you are interested in being confirmed when the bishop comes on October 30th, please contact Fr. Rob or Mo Lyn
  • In honor of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Emmanuel's Friday night at the movie presents "Chariots of Fire"! Please join us on Friday, August 26, at 6:30PM for this 4-time Academy Award winner (Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Musical Score, Best Costume Design). It's the true story of Harold Abrahams (a Jewish university student) and Eric Liddell (a Christian Scottish missionary), two outsiders who fight religious discrimination and the British class system while training to run in the 1924 Games. But as compelling as the racing scenes are, it's really the depth of the two main characters that touches the viewer, as they forcefully drive home the theme that victory attained through devotion, commitment, integrity, and sacrifice is the most admirable feat that one can achieve. As always, admission and snacks are free, and the company is stellar!

  • A Special Focused Mediation Labyrinth Walk Learn to walk the Chartres Labyrinth in your own home. A modified design covering over ninety-five percent of the Chartres Labyrinth will be taught on Saturdays at Emmanuel Church from 11AM to 12.  The teaching enables one to experience the spiritual virtues of the famous design daily.  Preregistration is required.  


Photo of the Week

Gene and  Jesus
Good portrayal in this picture of the sharing Gene gave last Sunday. Gene gave thanks for all the ways that Christ has been with him, even when he wasn't sure he was with Christ. He also gave thanks for a church where people actually come because they want to, and not because they have to. Thank God for Gene, thank God for Jesus, and thank God for Emmanuel!

September 9-11
Verdugo Pines


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