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Emmanuel Family News
September 13, 2018

In this week's sermon, I brought back four spiritual "snapshots" from my vacation. There were stories that went with each of these spiritual lessons that I learned. These are things we already know, but they were wonderful reminders shared with me by God in new and unique ways. Here they are:

(1) Don't live life following the "I've always done it that way" theme. If you do, you may miss something wonderful and new that God wants to share with you or teach you. This is true in our personal life as well as in the life of the church. We are at a time in Emmanuel's life when this will be an important thing to remember!

(2) Within each of us is the presence of God. We just need to take the time to sink into the silence. We need to give ourselves a time (even if it is a short time) every day with no distractions so that we can discover this is true. It doesn't take a process to get there. There is no need for a stack of books or instructions. Just give yourself a time of quiet every day and just be. Resist the temptation to fill the silence with noise. You will find Joy!!!

(3) You have to get rid of the trash in order to make room for God. In this case I was dealing with physical trash in order to hear God speaking to me about mental, emotional, and spiritual trash. In other words we need to let go of any hurt, anger, resentment, guilt, blame etc. in order to make space in our spirit for the Presence of God. (see #2 above).

(4) In life always balance work and fun. We need both. In other words don't take yourself too seriously and don't forget to have fun. It seems God wants us to know that we were created for that and all of creation is there to assure that we will relax and enjoy!

Thank you all for giving me the gift of this vacation. I am so glad to be back with you. I missed you all!


Mo. Lyn+

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I Am So Sorry to Share With You..

Our beloved friend Al Perry died just a few days short of his 92nd birthday. Please join us as we give thanks to God for his amazing and miraculous life 
                        this Saturday, September 15th at 4:00 pm.

We Are Starting Tai Chi Classes in the Garden!

A little about the instructor:

One day in the spring of 2017 Ed Chu was seen wandering around our garden (he lives in our neighborhood). Since then he has joined our Wine Guild, participated in numerous vineyard work days and has a garden plot where he is currently growing corn. We are delighted that Ed has graciously agreed to offer Tai Chi classes for us in the garden under the pergola. 

Ed was born in 1949 in Taiwan. He was trained as an engineer and worked in the oil industry until retirement. He has been an avid Tai Chi practitioner for 40 years and has been teaching for 30 years. 

Ed's Tai Chi study came from a long lineage of distinguished Tai Chi teachers traceable to the roots of the great grand master Yang Cheng-fu. He began his studies of the Yang style of Tai Chi in the late 1970s with Master Wu in Toronto, Canada. He started teaching 10 years later in Calgary, Canada. He has also taught in Corpus Christi, Texas, Rome, Italy. and Fullerton including the Fullerton Chinese School as well as the Fullerton YMCA, 

We are delighted and blessed to have him as neighbor, garden supporter, and now as our Tai Chi teacher.

Plant Sale This Saturday! 

Come see the beautiful offerings under the pergola,  9 am - 12 noon.

_ Please Take Part in the Memorial Walkway

Wouldn't You Love to See Your Name or That of a loved One on One of the Bricks?

Photo of the Week

Ted Jones, our Senior Warden and his wife Joy enjoying their trip to San Francisco for a wedding. Hurry back you two. We miss you!
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