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

This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday in Lent. 
Rev. David Jackson will celebrate and Rev. Ellen will preach.

We look forward to seeing you in church! 

The Colors and Symbols of Lent, part 1
The color used in the sanctuary for most of Lent is purple, red violet, or dark violet. These colors symbolize both the pain and suffering leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus as well as the suffering of humanity and the world under sin.  But purple is also the color of royalty, and so anticipates through the suffering and death of Jesus the coming resurrection and hope of newness that will be celebrated in the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Some church traditions use grey for Ash Wednesday or for the entire season of Lent, or for special days of fasting and prayer. Gray is the color of ashes, and therefore a biblical symbol of mourning and repentance.
 The decorations for the sanctuary during Lent should reflect this mood of penitence and reflection.  Some Anglican churches use unbleached muslin, which can range from white to beige, with accents in red or black for Lent to symbolize this same spirit of penitence. Some churches avoid the use of any flowers in the sanctuary during Lent, using various dried arrangements.  This can be especially effective if a flowering cross is used for Easter. Other churches use arrangements of rocks or symbols associated with the Gospel readings for the six Sundays in Lent.
Adapted from: 
CRI/Voice, Institute-Dennis Bratcher, Copyright © 2017, Dennis Bratcher 

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

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 

  • Vestry meeting Tuesday March 20th
  • Kensington Market meeting
     March 21st
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Our very own Sarah Valeika has been named a National Merit Finalist!  
Congratulations, Sarah!

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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

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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

Drake University Choir to Perform at Emmanuel
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A year captive in Lebanon and a new way of seeing the world!

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March 14 Service of Lament at St. James Cathedral

"Death Shall Have No Dominion" 
at St. James Cathedral

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In This Issue
Find Your Passion: Learning Through Lent
Christ Church Cathedral Choir
The Kensington Market
Meetings at-a-glance
Short Takes
Emmanuel Weekly Schedule
Planning an Event?
TONIGHT: Drake University Choir to Perform at Emmanuel
A year captive in Lebanon and a new way of seeing the world
News from the Diocese: March 14 Service of Lament at St. James Cathedral
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For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son

This  Sunday is The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Lessons appointed for 
the day:
The Old Testament:     

The Response:     
The Epistle      
The Gospel:       

Meetings and Special Events  

March 8
March 25
  • Palm Sunday
March 29
  • Maundy Thursday
March 30
  • Good Friday
March 31
  • Holy Saturday- Easter Vigil
April 1
  • Easter Sunday
April 13
April 28
May 6
  • Bishop's biennial visitation


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