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February 8, 2018 Emmanuel's E-News
Greetings from
Emmanuel Episcopal Church!

This Sunday is the Last Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Rev. Ellen will celebrate and preach.

We look forward to seeing you in church! 

What is Shrove Tuesday?
The day before the beginning of Lent is known as Shrove Tuesday.  To shrive someone, in old-fashioned terms, is to hear his acknowledgement of his sins, to assure him of God's forgiveness, and to give him appropriate spiritual advice.  The term survives today in ordinary usage in the expression "short shrift".  To give someone short shrift is to pay very little attention to his excuses or problems.  
On Shrove Tuesday, many Christians make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God's help in dealing with.  Often they consult on these matters with a spiritual counselor, or receive shrift. 
Shrove Tuesday is also called Fat Tuesday (in French, Mardi=Tuesday; gras=fat), because on that day a thrifty housewife uses up the fats that she has kept around (the can of bacon drippings, or whatever) for cooking, but that she will not be using during Lent.  Anglican tradition has it that we must "Waste not, want not!" and is an old and famous family rule!  Since pancakes are a standard way of using up fat, the day is also called Pancake Tuesday.  
In England, and perhaps elsewhere, the day is celebrated with pancake races.  The contestants run a course while holding a griddle and flipping a pancake.  Points are awarded for time, for number and height of flips, and number of times the pancake turns over.  There are, of course, penalties for dropping the pancake. 
Adapted from: http://www.ccepiscopal.org/

ECW Winter Tea
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Valentine Winter Tea
Sunday February 11th
3-5 pm

All women are invited to warm their hearts and souls by the fireplace in Beaudway during our annual winter tea.

Tea Cup Please bring a finger sandwich or dessert to share. 

If you would like to dress a table, please let Stephanie  Morse know via email  morse.stephanie.a@gmail.com .

NEW: Click on the teacup to sign up.
Shrove Tuesday is Coming!

February  13th is Shrove Tuesday and Parish Life is inviting everyone to a Pancake Supper in Memorial Hall starting at 6:00. 

It is carb loading time with pancakes with assorted toppings, bacon and sausage.

Suggested donation: $4-individuals or $10 for a family.

February 14
Service times
  • 12:00 noon
  • 7:00 pm

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Pipe Organ Project

Join us to support the future of beautiful music at Emmanuel Episcopal La Grange.  Starts at 6:30pm with dinner, then the fun starts at 7pm.

NEW :  Babysitting now available!

Click on the Pipe Organ Project logo to purchase tickets online.

'Soaring architecture' puts La Grange church on National Register of Historic Places -
Chicago Tribune

On January 29, the Chicago Tribune ran a feature article on Emmanuel Episcopal Church's recent addition to the National Register of Historic Places. 

Click on the National Register plaque to view the Tribune Article

The Kensington Market

Emmanuel Episcopal Church is very excited to be announcing our new spring event, The Kensington Market.  Emmanuel will once again be filled with vendors, patrons and parishioners all coming together to enjoy the many beautiful artisan booths. 
Although we will not be hosting our annual antique show, we are proud of this new event and the vendors that will be filling our beloved space with their unique artisan goods!  One thing that definitely remains for this year's event is our delectable dining experiences and home baked goods.  
Market Dates & Times:
Saturday April 28th, 2018
10 am - 6 pm
Admission : $6.00 per person

click on the Kensington Market logo to learn more 

Upcoming KAC Programs Kensington Arts Center

Rachel Weaver Rivera, Instructor
SPECIAL OFFER FOR EMMANUEL FAMILIES- 50% off the cost of all registrations for the months of February and March.  

for ages 6-9
    Saturday Afternoons from 4-5:15  
Session 2 - 3/3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Like tapping into your imagination? Eager to bring wild ideas to life? Learn how to paint still life, animal portraits, fantastical landscapes, and moving figure drawings that reveal hidden meanings and profound character. Focus on experimenting with interesting material combinations and building compositional layers. Use fun materials such as liquid watercolor in spray bottles, tempera paint with hand-made brushes, and acrylic paint on canvas. New projects each session!
   Fee: $100 (5 weeks)
Fanciful Valentine Puppet WORKSHOP 
for ages 6 and up
 Saturday 2/10 from 1-2:30
Can you imagine a silly Valentine puppet? Would he or she have crazy red or pink hair? A wild smile and silly heart pants? Take some time to make a love puppet person for the one YOU love.  Use fabric, beads, jewels, and red, white, and pink embellishments. 
Fee: $30, Sibling discount applies
Crafty Leprechaun Trap WORKSHOP 
for ages 6 and up
Saturday 3/4 from 1:00-2:30
DON'T LET HIM GET AWAY THIS YEAR... Come prepared to make a super crafty leprechaun trap to finally catch that elusive character. Use a shoe box, green tinsel, decorative papers, wires, paper tubes, four leaf clovers, and GOLD COINS.  
Fee: $30, Sibling discount applies
To register, call or text instructor, Rachel Weaver Rivera at (773) 203-6659

  • TONIGHT: All Committee Night Thurs, Feb 8th at 6pm
  • Vestry Orientation Sun, Feb 25th at 11am (no regular Vestry Meeting in February) 
  • Kensington Market Parish Meeting Sun, Mar 4th at 11am 

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Emmanuel Weekly Schedule

7:15 am- Contemplation & Meditation

9:30 am- Healing and Anointing Service 

7:15 am- Contemplation & Meditation

9:00 am- Bible Study
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.   

Vestry Minutes  
Click on the dates below to view the minutes of the respective Vestry meeting:
July- no meeting
June- no meeting
May 4, 2017 Special Meeting
February- Vestry Orientation

Saint of the Week: 
The Martyrs of Japan

5 February 1597

The Christian faith was first introduced into Japan in the sixteenth century by Jesuit and later by Franciscan missionaries. By the end of that century, there were probably about 300,000 baptized believers in Japan.
Unfortunately, this promising beginning met reversals, brought about by rivalries between different groups of missionaries and political intrigues by the Spanish and Portuguese governments, along with power politics among factions in the Japanese government itself. The result was a suppression of Christians.  The first victims were six Franciscan friars and twenty of their converts, who were executed at Nagasaki on 5 February 1597.
After a short interval of relative tolerance, many other Christians were arrested, imprisoned for life, or tortured and killed; and the Church was totally driven underground by 1630. However, when Japan was re-opened to Western contacts 250 years later, it was found that a community of Japanese Christians had survived underground, without clergy, without Scriptures, with only very sketchy instructions in the doctrines of the faith, but with a firm commitment to Jesus as Lord.
The stained glass depicts the faces and praying hands of six martyrs of Unzen, now applying for beatification.
Adapted from : justus.anglican.org and unzen.org

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Christ Church Cathedral Choir from Oxford, England will be performing at Emmanuel on Friday, April 13. When they came 2 years ago, the concert was a virtual sellout.
Tickets are on sale now - get yours early. This is a fundraiser for the restoration of our Casavant 3062 pipe organ. Enjoy heavenly music while you support the Pipe Organ Project project!  

NEW: Click on the Pipe Organ Project logo to purchase tickets online.

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St. Helena/Santa Elena Burr Ridge Awarded Episcopal Church Evangelism Grant

St. Helena's ministry receives Episcopal Church grant

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In This Issue
UPDATE: ECW Winter Tea
Shrove Tuesday is Coming!
Ash Wednesday Service Times
Trivia at the Tabernacle
Emmanuel Featured in Chicago Tribune
The Kensington Market
Upcoming KAC Programs
UPDATE: Meetings at-a-glance
Emmanuel Weekly Schedule
Planning an Event?
Saint of the Week
Christ Church Cathedral Choir from Oxford, England
News from the Diocese: St. Helena Awarded Evangelism Grant
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The Martyrs of Japan

This  Sunday is The Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Lessons appointed for 
the day:
The Old Testament:     

The Response:     
The Epistle:     
The Gospel:       

 Mark 9:2-9


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