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April 12, 2018

What a wonderful sermon we heard this week from Rev. Kathy MacKenzie! Her message focused on the place of doubt in a healthy spiritual life. 

Here is a quote from her sermon taken from the book Lent is Not Rocket Science by Bishop W. Nicholas Knisely, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island:

"As we learn more about the quantum realm of physics . . . , we are learning that emptiness and vacuum just don't exist.  When we peer all the way down into the very smallest scales of the universe, instead of finding a true negative, a place of nothing, what we find instead is a teeming foam of constant improbable creation.  At the smallest scales we speak of something called the quantum foam.  The foam is a place where there is constant creation out of nothing . . ."  For us as Christians, that place of creation in the quantum foam is where God dwells. So, even when our hearts may seem empty, filled with nothingness and doubts, God dwells there waiting for us and what we might create together."

Thank you Kathy.  And thank you to all who showed up in church on what has traditionally been called "Low Sunday". It sure was good to have some company!!! Interestingly, we had 4 newcomers at the 10:00 am service. So the Spirit is doing her best to fill the pews. Are you? Who might you invite to be a part of the Emmanuel community? Did you know that most new people come to church because they were invited by someone they know and trust? So think about that. Who in your circle of friends would you like to invite? It is part of your calling as a Christian to invite others to meet Jesus. Just say to them "Come and see!" 

With great love and dreams for this community,

Mo. Lyn+


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Movie Night

"Let us now praise famous men...."

Friday, April 27, at 6:30PM, 

Emmanuel Movie Night presents Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne as Professor Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything". The timeline covers Hawking's life from college and the beginning of his physical challenges, to his celebrity as author of "A Brief History of Time". Adapted from wife Jane Hawking's own memoir, this beautifully realized film is by turns insightful, romantic, charming, tragic and triumphant. T
The relationship between "intelligent atheist" Stephen and his deeply Anglican wife Jane gives a very human dynamic to his world of quantum physics and relativity. As always, admission and refreshments are free, and the company is stellar!
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