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March 2, 2017

Since it is Lent we have a true confession to make: We are making up our Thursday night program as we go along. Check out the article below to find out more.

May your Lenten journey be filled with the strength, encouragement, and spiritual growth that comes from the heart of God.

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

Lenten Series: Tales from the Madhouse
Tales from the Gladhouse 
This week: Jen Wagner

OK. True confession. We didn't preview the Lenten series videos until last week. Hmm .... different than what we expected. So ... we realized we needed something more ... and we got it! This week we will hear Tales from the Madhouse, in which we join with the widow of Nain as she rails at God because of the death of her son after his raising from the dead. AND we will also hear Tales from the Gladhouse as Jen Wagner shares her response and wisdom gained after going through the death of her first husband and son. Not a superficial "God needed another angel" kind of response, but a genuine working through grief as blessing is allowed in. More profound than anything you could see in any video. This compare and contrast will be a springboard to a discussion on what we have heard. Come and hear. Stay and share!

Memorial Service for Helen Seymour
March 4 at 4pm at Emmanuel

(This is from the order of worship that Jan Zonne put together for her mom)

Helen Bostic Seymour, 95, of Fullerton, CA, passed away on Jan. 14.  Born August 2, 1921 in Columbus, Ohio, Helen enjoyed a long, happy and adventurous life.  While studying at Ohio State University, Helen worked at Curtiss Wright where she met her loving husband, Ernie, when both were performing in a company musical.  Helen enjoyed a variety of jobs prior to answering her true calling as "Mom."  She served as a TWA flight attendant, having been selected as one of three applicants out of a field of 3,000. Upon their arrival in California in the late 40's, Ernie went to USC Law School and Helen worked at various clerical jobs, as well as running her own small dance studio.  Once her children were grown, Helen worked side-by-side with Ernie in his law office.
Helen's volunteer work included leadership positions in United Way, Alter Guild (St. Timothy's in Compton and Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Fullerton), Emblem Club (Elks), PTA, and Fish of Fullerton, to name a few.  Helen loved her church and especially enjoyed hosting a monthly gathering for an Emmanuel church group fondly known as the Early Birds.
She lived her life with passion, confidence and unbridled optimism.  Her devotion to family was unparalleled.  She spent endless hours watching her children and grandchildren play sports, perform in ballets and dance recitals, and any other activity no matter how minor.  She was "second mother" to her grandchildren.
Helen's and Ernie's marriage lasted almost 67 years until Ernie's death in 2011.  Helen is survived by her daughter, Jan; son, Mark; grandchildren, Melissa and Robert Zonne; and her great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Zonne (age 2 ½).
A private interment was held at Riverside National Cemetery on Jan. 27th.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans through DAV Memorial Program, P. O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

News Flash

  • Emmanuel Lenten Evangelists.
    Many find our current times to be stress-filled.  Some will use yoga and exercise to relieve this anxiety.  Our public parks are places they can come to work out, especially on Saturdays.  One stress relief exercise not available in our parks is a labyrinth walk.
    Emmanuel is looking for volunteers to help grow the Church by joining a Chartres Virtual Labyrinth Walk at 11 AM in Independence Park.  People walking in a single line together  attract attention, bring others in to join the line and offers a sharing time after the walk.
    This would be the first, only and ever walk held in any park.  It could bring new people interested to learn about Emmanuel and perhaps come and join with us.  We are looking for volunteers to walk one Saturday hour or more during Lent.
    To learn more please contact Fr. Paul at 714 879 6436 or


Photo of the Week

Welcome Baby Alice!
Congratulations to Kat and Christopher Robinson on the arrival of Alice Victoria Robinson into the world. She was born at  7:13pm on February 22nd, and weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces. Thanks be to God for such a beautiful and healthy baby!

Thursday nights
Beginning March 2
7:30pm - 8:30pm

March 4 at 4pm


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

Third Saturday/Month
9am to Noon
Under the Pergola

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