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November 30, 2017

Last Sunday we learned about Jesus' use of hyperbole in his teaching. And then since he had our attention with the threat of eternal fire, we looked at what the real message of the gospel was for this week. We were reminded that there are over 300 admonitions in scripture to care for the poor, 100 of them coming from Jesus. And there was the thought provoking suggestion that given the present political climate, with social welfare programs being cut in many areas, the members of the church might have to become what they were taught by Jesus to be....those who care for the poor, the marginalized, the widows, the orphans and those suffering from injustice. Finally we remembered the tune from My Fair Lady and thought it might be a theme song for the church..."Don't Talk of Love, Show Me!"

With much love,
Mo. Lyn+


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Look Out For the Advent Shoes

Twenty one years ago the gospel reading for the first Sunday in Advent was the same one we will be hearing this coming Sunday. It speaks about a time when the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. In November of that year, a catalogue arrived in my mailbox and in it, an amazing pair of shoes for sale, complete with moons and stars and purple shoelaces. I just had to have them. I preached that first Advent Sunday on the gospel wearing my "Advent shoes". And I have worn them every Sunday of Advent since. Don't miss their reappearance for the next four Sundays! It may be your LAAST chance to see them!
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Wednesday December 6th

Wednesday December 6th at 7 pm, amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays,  there is a wonderful opportunity to give yourself an Advent gift of an hour of beauty, inspiration, and peace. Our Taize service this month features the theme of Advent, with readings, among others, on Advent Longing, and Pregnant and Waiting. We will chant Taize songs including Wait for the Lord, I am Sure I Shall See, and Within Our Darkest Night. Come and join us for this deeply moving time.

Las Posadas 
Sunday December 10th at 6:00 pm

Las Posadas has become an Advent tradition at Emmanuel. First there is the journey around the campus by candlelight knocking at the doors of different inns looking for a place for Mary to give birth to the Christ child. At the last door we are welcomed by a friendly inn keeper and we have an amazing tamale feast hosted by the Ortiz family. Then there is the fun of the pinata enjoyed by the children. Come and join the fun!!!



Alice Robinson is always such a happy baby. Except when she is teething. Poor baby! Celebrating her ninth month of life and it hurts Mommy and Daddy. It hurts!


Sunday, December 10th 6:00 pm
Meet in the sanctuary

Sundays 12noon to 1 pm until Christmas 

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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