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October 5, 2017   Emmanuel's E-News
Greetings from
Emmanuel Episcopal Church!

This Sunday is the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Rev. David Jackson will celebrate and preach.

We look forward to seeing you in church! 

The Sundays after Pentecost

As on most Sundays during "Ordinary Time", the longest season of the church year, vestments and altar cloth are green, the color of growth and life. 

Sundays at 9am


Community Outreach
Hines Hospital Blind Center: EXTENDED ONE MORE WEEK

We had another opportunity for outreach arise from connections in the parish. One of Mary Pat Anderson's friends volunteers at Hines Hospital Blind Center. She realized new patients were arriving, still adjusting to their disability, and had forgotten to pack a few things. She is organizing a hospitality cupboard with requested supplies. Let's help them out this month!
This is the last week we will be collecting items for the Hines Blind Center.

Please click on the Hines Blind Rehab Center logo for full information and the list of needed items.
Receiving boxes will be set up at church.
Thank you so much for your support of our blind veterans!  
2nd Annual Coat Drive Partnership with All Saints in Western Springs
Give Warmth!
All Saints has invited us once again to partner to help provide much needed winter outerwear, accessories and boots to students and their families. Located in nearby Cicero, this campus serves over 1200 students and families who often struggle to make ends meet and go without adequate winter wear.
ITEMS NEEDED: Clean, gently used or new winter coats, jackets, boots, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves in sizes from infant to adult.
DATES: Now through Wednesday, November 1
  • All Saints Cloister & Brown Bin at Woodland entrance (24/7)
  • Help us cast our net wide by asking your neighbors, friends and work colleagues to make donations as they purge and clean out their closets.
  • Closets empty? Go to Goodwill and purchase items to support two good causes!
Click on the graphic for the Coat Drive flyer. 
Diocese of Chicago 
Episcopal Church Women's 
Fall Gathering & Retreat  

Nurturing the Spirit 
October 27-29, 2017  
DeKoven Retreat Center
Racine, WI

This second annual retreat for the women of the diocese and their guests promises to give participants a unique opportunity to step away from the ordinary and experience time for reflection.

Information & Registration 

Early Bird registration deadline is September 15, 2017.  

Please click on the graphic for the informational folder and registration form or click HERE for more information.

Church Picture Directories
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Our new photographic directory is available in several formats. A small pocket-sized picture directory is ready to collect at the office for all those who were able to participate with the photographs. If you were una ble to participate this time, don't worry- we'll get you next  time, and I have made a paper copy of the directory for you to keep. Please see Rev. Ellen or Kathy Lampert if you want to collect yours on Sunday.
Alternatively, the interactive directory is now available in mobile format to download onto your smartphone or tablet, which will give you directions whilst out and about. I can modify the directory to suit your family's privacy needs, if you wish. The mobile version will also be updated as needed, and so should always be current.
Once downloaded you will need to call the office for the password - or speak to Rev. Ellen, Rev. Dave, Cindy Mottl, or Sue Jasiak.
You can access the directory through our website under Connect, or click on the graphic above. Thank you!
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Send us your news!  We would like to celebrate your and your family's achievements.  Did your child get into the college he/she wanted?  Did they make the honor roll?  Are they performing in a concert or play?  How about a work promotion or achievement for you or your spouse?   Let us know so your church family can celebrate with you.

Vestry Minutes  
Click on the dates below to view the minutes of the respective Vestry meeting:

Emmanuel Weekly Schedule

9:30 am- Morning Prayer

9:30 am- Holy Communion/Healing Service

7:30 am- Contemplation & Meditation
Worship Schedule

8:00 am- Said Mass Rite II
10:00 am- Choral Mass Rite II

Planning an Event? Calendar


All event dates MUST be sent to the Parish Administrator so that they can be entered on the website calendar.  This is the master calendar.  If you are planning an event, click on the calendar graphic to find out if your event conflicts with other activities.   

Saint of the Week: 
Saint Francis of Assisi, Friar and Founder of the Franciscan Order
Feast Day: October 4

Saint Francis was born in late 1181 to a wealthy Italian silk merchant and his wife, who came from a noble Proven├žal family.Instead of Giovanni, his baptismal name, his father called him "Francesco," which means "French." Francesco, or Francis, grew up with every advantage, and as a young man, lived a high-spirited, carefree existence. But in his early twenties, he experienced a change of heart and decided to live a life of poverty, accompanied by a group of like-minded disciples as he traveled from place to place preaching the Gospel. 
With the approval of the Pope, he founded the Franciscan Order of friars. He also founded a religious order for women, the Poor Clares, and a Third Order  of Brothers and Sisters of Penance, a lay fraternity that lived according to Franciscan principles, without withdrawing from the world or taking religious vows. The Franciscans eventually became one of the largest religious orders.
Francis wanted to go to Spain and to the Holy Land to preach to Muslims there, but was long deterred by a shipwreck and by illness. Eventually he did manage to go to Egypt and Syria. His reverence for all of God's creation extended to birds and other animals, and even the sun and moon, whom he called his "brothers" and "sisters." 
Francis's years of poverty and wandering eventually ruined his health .and his eyesight. He died in 1226, at the age of 45, and was canonized only two years later. He is revered as the patron saint of animals and ecology, and also one of the two patron saints of Italy.

Source: The Epistle Saint Monica and Saint James Episcopal Church



BEDS is committed to helping end homelessness.  Our success depends on volunteers to provide basic services to people in need.
Come to one of our volunteer orientation training sessions to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
(708) 354-0858 ext. 3
Brew Moon

BEDS will be one of 2 beneficiaries for this years' Brew Moon Beer and Band festival being held in October.
BEDS is looking for cooks!
Do you have the first Thursday of the month free in the evening? BEDS is in need of an additional cook or two for that night. Click on the BEDS logo above for details.
Please let Dorren know if you are interested in this food ministry opportunity.
Chicago Model Engineers Association proudly presents their annual 

Model Show
Saturday, October 7th, 2016
10am - 3pm

At Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Free Admission & Refreshments

See incredible handmade working models of steam engines, tractors, carousels, helicopters, boats and much more!  
Click on the classic Chris Craft speedboat for more information. 

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Bishops United Against Gun Violence Stand in Solidarity with the Diocese of Nevada 

Bishop Lee and Bishops United Against Gun Violence at the Unholy Trinity Conference in Chicago in 2017

A coalition of 70 Episcopal bishops including Bishop Jeff Lee releases a statement in response to the Las Vegas shootings

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In This Issue
Living Compass
Hines Hospital Blind Center: EXTENDED ONE MORE WEEK
2nd Annual Coat Drive Partnership with All Saints
ECW Fall Gathering & Retreat
Church Picture Directories
Vestry Minutes
Emmanuel Worship Schedule
Planning an Event?
Saint of the Week
What does four hours a month mean to you?
Brew Moon
BEDS is looking for cooks!
Chicago Model Engineers Association Annual Model Show
News from the Diocese:Bishops United Against Gun Violence Stand in Solidarity with the Diocese of Nevada
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Meetings and Special Events

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St. Francis of Assisi

This Sunday is the Eighteenth Sunday after
Lessons appointed for 
Proper 22:
The Old Testament: 

The Response: 
The Epistle: 

The Gospel: 

Meetings and Special 

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