| The Emmanuel Weekly Blurb
|Emmanuel Family News
||July 13, 2017
Sunday we continue with the sermon series that Fr. Rob and I started
several months ago. We have been covering the principles by which we
live as community, to help us all in choosing someone who will be a
good fit to be Emmanuel's next rector. This week we cover the
principle of appreciative inquiry (focusing on what is good in our
midst). So come and find out what that is all about. It is important in
your understanding of who we are and what is important to us. And it is a
wonderful way to live our lives out in the world!
Save the Date!!!
Please mark your calendars now
Oct. 1st, 2017 will be Fr. Rob's last Sunday with us. We are planning a
wonderful celebration of his ministry/retirement party. More
information to come. Any questions, email:
e want to let everyone know in case some
of you may need to make travel plans. If you know anyone who would be
interested, please pass this on! Thank you!!!
Get Ready for the Country Faire Picnic!
Wear your shorts
to church and bring your folding chairs, lawn games and something to eat
to share. It is going to be a blast! And don't forget to bring an entry
for the brownie tasting contest. We have some cool prizes!
Come to Movie Night
what--animated movies aren't just for kids! Join us for Emmanuel
Movie Night on Friday, July 28 at 6:30PM, for the Oscar-winning (Best
Animated Movie) "Up" and you'll see what we mean.
adventures of an old man and a young boy, a flying house tethered to
countless balloons, a long-lost (and mad) explorer, a giant bird called
Kevin and assorted 'talking' dogs gets funnier and more exciting as it
goes along. Featuring stunning visuals, a moving story and the voices of
Ed Asner and Christopher Plummer, 'Up' is a summer delight! As
always, admission and refreshments are free, and the company is stellar.
Preschool Fundraiser This Sunday
Country Faire Picnic - July 30th
Patty McDaneld is busy putting together
another of our wonderful Emmanuel Annualish Picnics. It will be held on
July 30th after a single service at 9:00 am. Patty needs lots of help if
it is to be the success it has always been. She needs people to help
with both adult and children's games, organizing decorations,
coordinating the brownie cook-off, setting up and taking down, and a
variety of other things. If everyone helps a little bit no one will be
overwhelmed and everyone will have fun! Contact Patty at
email@example.com or on her cell
Story Day is Coming - Saturday August 12th
We all have stories about Emmanuel - how we
found Emmanuel, why we stayed, unforgettable Emmanuel moments . . . you
know - stories about the things that make Emmanuel the truly unique
parish that it is.
The first step in the process of calling a new
priest for Emmanuel is for us to get together and share all those
stories with each other and your Profile Committee so that we can weave
them into our Parish Profile. That Profile will become the "ad"
that will draw our next rector to us. Our Profile needs to
communicate the essence of who we are, and the qualities we're looking
for in our new Rector.
Please plan on joining us for Story Day - the
beginning of Emmanuel's journey to the future. More details will
be announced soon.
Walking together on this journey...
Would you like to get more involved?
I would like to invite any of you that
are interested to become a Lay Eucharist Minister. In this
ministry, we need Lay Readers and Chalice bearers for the Sunday
services. What a blessing it has been for me to read scripture and share
the blood of Christ, by being a chalice bearer.
I would also like to invite any of you
that are interested to become a Lay Eucharist Visitor. 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, them and me.
If you are interested in finding out
more information or being a LEM or a LEV, please contact me:
firstname.lastname@example.org, 714-446-9670. Mother Lyn will be leading a class on
Saturday September 16, 2017 from 9:00am-12:00noon
Thank you, Jen Wagner
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Two of our parishioners have art work displayed in the Orange County Fair.
This is one of three photos that were entered by Gene Cantwell.
And look for this painting by Kathy Eppick
We are so proud of both of them!