Troop 1999 combined troop of Brownies and Girl
Scouts planted this beautiful flower garden beneath the Celtic Cross on
our front lawn to honor our beloved Rector Emeritus Fr. Rob
Bethancourt. Thank you Scouts.
Family Fun Friday
Congratulations to Autumn Nick who was
promoted recently from 8th grade. She was the keynote speaker at her
graduation ceremony. She will be going to Valencia High School next year
and has been accepted into the ValTec program. Another Emmanuel
Superstar! We are so proud of you Autumn.
cross making, marching in the parade, and working the Episcopal booth
at the Pride Festival last Saturday, made a difference. Here is a story
shared by the mother of a teenager that is an example of the miracle of
love that was shared at the booth.
teenage daughter had recently revealed to us that she is gay. She
wanted to go to the Pride Festival though she did not know what to
expect and felt really depressed because of pressure from non-affirming
Christian teens. She went to the festival and visited the booths. At the
Episcopal booth someone approached her (it was the Rev. Kay Sylvester
from St. Paul's Episcopal in Tustin) , looked her in the eyes and
affirmed God's love for her just as she is. They gave her a necklace
with a cross and rainbow beads on it and she hasn't taken it off since
she received it."
there is a teenager (and probably many more people) who feel God's love
because our community reached out. Thank you for being ambassadors for
Getting ready for the parade.
Episcopalians from throughout the diocese marching in the parade
Bishop John Taylor riding in the parade.
The Episcopal booth where miracles of love happened.