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March 8, 2018

Because of the gospel this week in which Jesus throws the merchants and money-changers out of the Temple in Jerusalem, the sermon addressed the issue of anger. We looked at the differences between anger that can separate us from God and others and how to deal with it, and righteous anger, which is an appropriate response to mistreatment, insult, malice, or disrespect of another. It is a response to injustice. We recalled that the prophets spoke with righteous anger. Jesus acted out of righteous anger. And our own Fr. Paul marched in Selma and with Cesar Chavez here in California, because of injustice. We heard J. Wallace Hamilton's wisdom that anger is not the opposite of love; often it is love's clearest expression. And we were somewhat startled at the words of Methodist Bishop Melvin Wheately who said, "There are situations in life in which the absence of anger would be the essence of evil." We decided we needed to think about that! And then we heard the story of Stokely Carmichael and his activism and learned about the incident of injustice and disrespect of his 6 year old niece which thrust him into the life of activism. We looked at the events of our own day and prayed that Emmanuel never forgets to take redemptive action when it sees injustice. 

With much love,

Mo. Lyn+


Emmanuel News Bullets

Oh No! It's Time to Spring Forward!

Don't forget to set your clocks an hour forward before you go to bed this Saturday night. Otherwise you are going to arrive at church smack dab in the middle of the liturgy. Embarrassing!!!


Plant Sale
This Saturday, March 10, under the pergola.

Take the time to stop by Charlie Julien's plant sale in the Emmanuel garden this Saturday. It is held once a month and Charlie always has some interesting plants for purchase. He may have vegetables, he may have some unusual flowering plants. Whatever he has it is always fascinating. And Charlie is a plant expert and an excellent resource for help with your gardening.

Emmanuel Episcopal Preschool Paint Nite

April 7th 7:00 pm in Edwards Hall

We had so much fun we are doing it again!!! 

At paint nite a local artist will assist and inspire us all while we socialize, sip wine and eat snacks for a great cause. We'll end up painting fond memories and a priceless masterpiece. 
No art experience necessary! 
To register go to

Deaneries 9 and 10 
Annual Women's Lenten Retreat Day

Wisdom of the Ancient Celts
Saturday March 17th 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Please join the Rt. Rev. Diane Jardine Bruce and the women of Deaeries 9 & 10 for their annual Lenten retreat to be held at 

St Paul's Episcopal Church, 1221 Wass Street, Tustin. 

The retreat leader, Dr. Rebecca Prichard has taught theology, worship, and spirituality in a variety of congregational and academic settings. Rebecca has served as a Presbyterian minister for nearly thirty years and is now a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Tustin. 

The retreat will explore the wisdom of the ancient Celts and of Celtic Christians in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Workshops include one on Celtic Art including copying and coloring some Celtic designs, which can become a way of praying for us, as it was for the Celts. The other workshops are Celtic Spiritual Practice which invites us to see the light of the Holy in all things and includes a walking meditation, and A Celtic Way of Praying which will include writing and sharing our own prayers. What a wonderful way to spend the morning of St Patrick's Day!

Registration is due on or before March 10. The cost is $25.00 and includes lunch and art supplies. Childcare will be available for children ages 5 and under. Registration forms are on the counter in Havermale Hall.
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Photo of the Week

Those of us who attend the 8:15 am service are blessed to have Mike Oates as the pianist. His beautiful, sensitive, playing is such a complement to our worship. Mike has faithfully served in this capacity for decades. Thank you Mike for saying yes to God's call and offering your gift of music.
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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