Saying Goodbye to Old Friends is So Hard
I am so sad to let you know that our dear friend
Bobbie Lardie, an old-time member of Emmanuel has died. She had
recently been living in Vancouver Washington close to her daughter. She
is shown here, in this picture, with her husband Lew who died several
years ago. Lew was the person who began the Million Meals program here
at Emmanuel. Bobbie was an wonderful person. She was very gregarious,
always laughing, and had an amazing artistic flare. She made beautiful
flower arrangements for the foot of the altar. Even more beautiful were
her arrangements of fresh fruit and vegetables at the altar for
Thanksgiving. One of my fond memories of her is on the Fourth of July
weekend, wearing a baseball cap replete with bright red, white, and
blue, sequins. Lew and Bobbie would annually host an Emmanuel New Year's
Eve party at their home. Bobbie's contributions to the life and
ministry of Emmanuel cannot be measured. She was usually the first one
to greet a newcomer. In fact, she was the first one to formally greet
me, with a hand drawn card featuring a couple of silly looking crows!
Her greeting cards were legend and were sold in local dress shops. We
will miss you Bobbie, but I am picturing you and Lew together again,
dancing in the streets of heaven. God bless you beloved friend.
Ryan Hayward has died of the effects of Lou
Gehrig's disease. Recently he had lost his ability to speak and to move.
In earlier years he was often at Emmanuel's 5th Sundays helping his
Dad, George with the BBQ. George, too has died in recent years. I have
wonderfully fond memories of those BBQs. All during the service you
could smell the meat cooking, with both George and Ryan in attendance.
Then right at the end of Eucharist, they would both come in, wearing
their aprons, and kneel at the altar to receive the bread and wine. It
always touched me to see the two of them, working so hard to feed all of
us, being fed themselves. Ryan, you are free now, with a new body, and
with your Dad. And just maybe there are some wonderful BBQs happening in
heaven. Enjoy your new life dear friend. Say hello to your Dad for us!
Plant Sale Cancelled
This Saturday, March 10, due to a forecast of rain.
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
No art experience necessary!
To register go to https://www.paintnite.com/events/10056220
Deaneries 9 and 10
Annual Women's Lenten Retreat Day
Wisdom of the Ancient Celts
Saturday March 17th 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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.
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.
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!
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.