Look! It's Ken!
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Emmanuel Family News
September 20, 2018

This was an emotional weekend. Saturday we had the burial of the ashes of our dear friend and long-time member of Emmanuel, Al Perry followed by a memorial Eucharist. During the homily, I passed out copies of a recipe for the salsa Al would always bring to our Wednesday morning breakfasts. And during the service I wore my Cursillo cross in honor of Al. I never saw him at church or at any church event without his Cursillo cross. I think that for him it was an outward and visible sign of God's victory in his life. When he died, Al had 41 years of sobriety. In his sobriety, he had devoted a lot of time reaching out and ministering to others with addictions, whose lives had gone off the rails, or who were looking for God.  He served in Cursillo, Kairos at Terminal Island, and in prayer ministry here at Emmanuel. A number of us wore our Cursillo crosses on Sunday as a continued tribute to Al's life and ministry. Who knows? Maybe it will become a new tradition. The other touching thing was that at Sunday's Eucharists a number of people greeted each other at the peace with Al's regular greeting to us. "Love, Peace and Joy". What a wonderful community this is!


Mo. Lyn+

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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

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Photo of the Week

Our own Ken Peters played with the Americus Brass Band in a concert last Saturday night in Long Beach. He cleans up pretty good doesn't he? (The photo was taken by Gene Cantwell)
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10:30am: Bible Study
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