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January 4, 2018

"The law indeed was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ." That passage from John's gospel was the focus of this week's sermon and, in particular, what we might experience in a faith based on the law in contrast to a faith rooted in grace. There is a world of difference between a spiritual journey that is motivated by oughts and shoulds and a spiritual journey motivated by love of God and love of neighbor. May we, in this new year commit ourselves individually and as a church community, to continue living a life of grace. May we continue to drink deeply of God's unconditional love. And may we continue to offer that unconditional love to others.

With much love,
Mo. Lyn+


Emmanuel News Bullets
Save the Date !!!
Bishop Diane is Coming
Bishop Diane
Bishop Diane Jardine Bruce will be making a visit to Emmanuel on February 4th. We will be having a single service at 9:00 am, followed by coffee hour. Then she will be meeting with members of the parish leadership. Please mark your calendars now. We want to have a nice turn-out to hear what she might share with us about our transition!

I am so sad to let you know that our beloved Canadian friend Yvonne  Conklin died December 26th. Yvonne had been in the hospital  but was home in time for Christmas. She had a wonderful holiday with her family and then died in her sleep sometime after midnight. Rest in peace dear Yvonne. We will miss your bubbly personality and your warmth as one of our greeters. Yvonne's memorial service will be sometime later in the month. I will let you know when a date and time has been chosen. 
De-Greening of the Church
Greening of the Church  
Debi Andreff is asking for help in taking down the greens in the church this Saturday, January 6th at 10:00 am. We are so grateful for Debi's artistry in decorating the church for Sundays and holidays. If you can spare even a little bit of time, Debi would really appreciate it!
The Profile Committee Needs Your Help
The Profile Committee is attempting to gather artworks that tell your story at Emmanuel. Any art form that you would like to share (music, visual art, poetry, scriptures)  that tell your story at Emmanuel (whether you are the author/artist or not) please send those things to Kathy Eppick @ These will be added to our profile as we seek a new rector.


Garden News

Mark Your Calendars

Spring is coming and that means it is time to prune the grape vines. We will accomplish this on Saturday January 13 at 9:00 am. This pruning of the vines is necessary for a good grape harvest next  September. Our goal is to get the whole job done in three hours, so we need a good sized crew. Everyone is welcome! 


The garden has acquired, on permanent loan, a heavy-duty chipper/shredder. So while we are here January 13th, we will be celebrating Compost Day. It is our intention to empty and shred all the material in the compost bins as well as what has been accumulated at the rear of the vineyard. This compost material, often referred to as black gold, is a very rich resource that we have been building for years. So come and prune and stay to shred!

Photo of the Week
Be sure to ooh and ahh at all of our beautiful, freshly trimmed trees. Great Scott Tree Services in Stanton, did a wonderful job of trimming them all after too many years of neglect. And be sure to thank your Junior Warden, Howard Minkley, for coordinating the whole project. We are so blessed to have him!!!

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10:30am: Bible Study
11am: Communion

7am  Prayers and Communion
8am Breakfast afterwards 

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Havermale Hall


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Under the Pergola

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