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October 27, 2016

There will be a Single Service Celebration this Sunday at 9am! Although Bishop Jon Bruno won't be able to attend because of illness, we'll still have an awesome time together. We'll be dancing part of the service (for those who wish to join in) and a reenactment of the gospel. (Spoiler alert: If you're wondering how Rich Bronzellino would do as Zacchaeus climbing a tree, here's your chance to find out!) Afterwards we'll have a delicious BBQ and have a chance to hang out with one another. Come and be part of the celebration!

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

Trunk or Treat

Emmanuel is sponsoring a Trunk or Treat in our parking lot this Saturday (October 29) at 6pm. This is a gift for the community by creating a safe place for kids to Trick or Treat. There will also be hot dogs and drinks, a bounce house, and carnival games. Food and fun for both kids and adults. Come check it out!
News Flash

  • Is it pronounced FRANK-en-stein or FRON-ken-steen? Find out on October 28, 6:30PM, when Emmanuel Movie Night presents "Young Frankenstein"! Filmed in glorious black-and-white, Mel Brook's comedy classic brilliantly and lovingly spoofs the original in scene after scene. Gene Wilder, Terri Garr, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Peter Boyle, Kenneth Mars and Gene Hackman(!) deliver inspired performances. Admission and snacks are free, and the company is stellar!
  • Notes from the Garden
    • Poinsettias - It is time to place Poinsettia orders for the holiday season. The plants will again be beautiful and come from Armstrong Nursery. They are available in 6" and 8" in red only. We have to pay for the plants in advance so we thank you for paying in advance - bring your check book. This is also an opportunity to purchase plants for use in decorating the church for Christmas.
    • Thank you, thank you, thank you!
      Your response was amazing; within days the entire back corner of our Garden Hut deck was stacked about 4' high with 1 gallon nursery pots. These should last Charley and I a good long time. We can still use more of the smaller sizes - 3, 4 and 6 inch. At our next Plant Sale on November 19 we will have vegetables for your fall gardens. So be sure to come visit us.
      With grateful thanks, Lorra
  • THE LABYRINTH EYE MOVEMENT is offered at Emmanuel Church. It is a unique Therapy that relieves daily anxiety and stress and brings daily Peace and Direction. The next session will be held on Saturday November 12th from 10:30 till noon. Preregistration is required. Email  

Photo of the Week

Joe Cirrito at the Islamic Center
Here's the backstory from one of Joe's emails:
Hi Father Rob and Mother Lyn.
I have worked the last two Sundays and was unable to attend mass.
Hope all is well with you both. Last Sunday, I got the opportunity to be part of a forum concerning the homeless issue in LA at St. James Episcopal Church.  Bishop Catherine Roskam heard me speak at a town hall meeting and invited me to be a speaker. The Episcopal church is stepping up and trying to be a part of the solution to the complex homeless crisis. I was honored to be part of the forum.
Yesterday the Southern Islamic Center had an open house. I got to spend some time with a refuge family from Afghanistan. I noticed the teenage boy could not stand up to greet us. I learned he was struck by a bullet two years ago. I talked to the boy and his family and learned about the family's strength and courage to find safety and refuge in the United States. I was very touched by their story.
We do live in the greatest country in the world.
I am also being reassigned to the south part of my division that has many race and cultural differences. I am following God's path and will be taking on a very difficult area. Patience, listening to everyone, and the will to make change will be very important for me to bring this torn community together. My command staff believes this job has my name all over it.
I am so blessed to be given this path in life.  Spreading Kindness, Respect, Love and solving problems in a community that craves it will be a true challenge but I am up for it.  I will follow my Heart on this assignment and do my best to make this very diverse community a safe place to live and create a trust between law enforcement and community.
Stay Safe,
By the way, the running is coming along. 5 weeks away. This run has taken a new meaning for me. Our law enforcement agencies need encouragement to continue doing a job that not many people would do.  I am sending you some photos of the Afghanistan Refuge Family and a recent news clip.
Thank you both for giving me my faith in God back!  You are both very special people that have impacted my life.


October 29
6pm in the parking lot

October 30 at 9am
BBQ following!


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

7am  Prayers and Communion
8am Breakfast afterwards 

First Wednesday/Month
7pm in the Church

Third Saturday/Month
9am to Noon
Under the Pergola

Saturdays at 9am in
Havermale Hall

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