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May 24, 2018

Pentecost Sunday. We had a sea of red. Probably the most red I have ever seen at Emmanuel on Pentecost. Rev. Kathy MacKenzie preached a wonderful sermon on the word Spirit in both the Hebrew and the Greek languages. She talked about wind and breath and fire. Oh it was a wonderful and inspiring word from the Lord. Then we did the Liturgy of the Fire, after which anyone who wished to, came forward and Rev. Kathy and I anointed people for a fresh release of the Holy Spirit.  Just another boring Sunday at Emmanuel!!! The good news is that unlike one year when I used the wrong kind of rock salt for our fire, there were no popping hot rocks during the Liturgy of the Fire. It was a bit more tame this year!!! There was a little incident with one of the dove kites at the 8:15 am service. (See the photo of the week below). The day was full of surprises and unexpected events. Just like the movement of the Holy Spirit. Thank you God for a beautiful day and many wonderful blessings.

Filled with wonder, 

Mo. Lyn+ 

Emmanuel News Bullets

The Spirit Showed Up!

Almost everyone wore red!!! And there were fabulous Pentecost cakes at each service. Here is the one from the 8:15 am service.

Our Graduates

We are so proud of these two wonderful young people who have recently graduated. First there is Jeremy Dodds. He graduated from La Habra High School and got early acceptance into Humboldt University. Congratulations Jeremy!!!

And then there is Megan Ortiz who graduated from Biola University with a 
B.A, in English. Congratulations Megan!!!

If you know of any other graduates, email me their picture and some information and I will put them in the Blurb!
The Episcopal Church will be represented in the OC Pride Parade

When: Saturday, June 23rd
Where: downtown Santa Ana / Main Street

Worship: Eucharist will be held at the Church of the Messiah 614 N Bush St in Santa Ana. Eucharist will begin at 9:00 a.m.

We will be graced with the presence of our diocesan bishop, the Rt. Rev. John Taylor - excited to welcome him to celebrate with us! We hear he will also be riding on a convertible in the parade!

The parade: Our marching contingent will walk to our step-off place after worship. We'll have ribbon banners, parish signs, and a big wide Episcopal Church banner to carry in the parade. Parade march begins approx at 10:30 am.

Booth: Just like last year, the Episcopal Church will be represented at a booth at the festival. There will be banners, flyers, and distribution of rainbow cross necklaces. Staffing the booth will mostly involve offering necklaces to people; there may be a few folks who want to talk, and that's wonderful! A booth sign-up sheet will be at the Welcome Table on June 6 or if you prefer, contact Terry and Bernice.

Come Help Us!

We will be assembling rainbow cross necklaces to hand out at the booth. Last year 1000 necklaces were given away! Please consider joining Terry and Bernice after church to assemble 100 necklaces. All supplies are provided. 

When: Sunday, June 10th
Where: The Shack Room
After the 10 am service
Snacks will be provided


Meet Our Favorite Fullerton Policeman

This is Lieutenant Tony Rios who came Tuesday night to help teachers in the preschool and parishioners  prepare for and react appropriately to an active intruder either in the school or during worship services. We learned the principles of Run Hide Fight and when each of those principles should be used. Tony was a great teacher and his sense of humor helped us to laugh despite the very serious nature of the topic. 

Movie Night

Come see Katharine Hepburn as Jo in Louisa May Alcott's classic movie 
Little Women. It's this Friday May 25th, at 6:30 pm in the SHACK room. Come join us! Free movie, free snacks, and stellar company!!!
Photo of the Week

The Holy Spirit Decided to Hang Around!

In all the years we have flown the dove kites at Pentecost, we have never had this happen! The kite got hung up on a metal strip that runs down the side of the sanctuary light. Rather than getting the ladder out mid-service we decided to let the Holy Spirit "hang around" for a while!!!
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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