Emmanuel new logo   

(708) 352-1275
(866) 668-2086 (FAX)


April 12, 2018   Emmanuel's E-News
Greetings from
Emmanuel Episcopal Church!

This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Easter.
Rev. David Jackson will celebrate and Rev. Ellen will preach.

We look forward to seeing you in church! 

The Season of Easter

The Easter Season lasts until Pentecost Sunday, which will fall on May 20th this year.

The vestments and altar cloth during the Easter Season are white, signifying the joy of Christ's resurrection. Two symbols for Easter are the Paschal Candle and holy water, which represent the light and new life of Christ's resurrection and the water of our baptism and rebirth.

click on the poster for a larger version

Christ Church Cathedral Choir from Oxford, England will be performing at Emmanuel on Friday, April 13. When they came two years ago, the concert was a virtual sellout.
LAST CALL for tickets- get yours now! This is a fundraiser for the restoration of our Casavant 3062 pipe organ. Enjoy heavenly music while you support this great Pipe Organ Project project!  
Click on the Pipe Organ Project logo to purchase tickets online.

Special Choir Dinner April 13

Emmanuel is hosting dinner for the Christ Church Choir (and our choir) on April 13 at 6pm.
Last time, we ordered pizzas and salads.  That'll work this time as well.  We'll be needing a handful of volunteers to assist.  Please contact George or the church office if you can help. Thank you!

kensingtonThe 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 

Kensington Market Q & A

Q:  How can I support Emmanuel's Kensington Market this year? 
A:   Here's how! 
  • by way of The Giving Tree (which replaces the Patron's List) 
  • by helping with the volunteer efforts 
  • by coming to the event during the day and/or the Pub night to relax and unwind and enjoy the fellowship which we have created 
The Giving Tree will be at the back of the church along with the sign-up sheet for volunteering.

Thank you for supporting our Kensington Market!

Cradles to Crayons
click on flyer to view full size

Upcoming Meetings at-a-glance
  • Vestry Meeting Tuesday, April 17
  • Kensington Market meeting Wednesday, April 18

Short Takes Short Takes logo

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:
July- no meeting
June- no meeting
May 4, 2017 Special Meeting
February- Vestry Orientation

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.   

Click on poster for full information

The Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral, London In Concert
click to view full size poster

Alzheimer's Association, Illinois Chapter

Alzheimer's Family Education Retreat
Alzheimer's disease is becoming more and more prevalent as the elderly population increases, and many people are caring for a loved one with the disease, or they may be a caregiver. This is not a professional conference, but rather an education retreat.
Click HERE for the information about the education retreat that we are holding in Countryside on April 28th.

Pillars Community Health Seeking Volunteers for Sexual Assault Advocacy 

Attend a 40-hour training at Pillars Community Health to learn how to provide volunteer medical or legal advocacy to sexual assault victims and their families. During the training, you will learn about rape culture, emergency room procedures, legal rights for victims, how to help victims in a crisis, and more. Following training, you will be prepared to work Pillars Community Health's Sexual Assault Hotline (two shifts per month for 12 months). All calls can be answered from the comforts of home. By answering callers' questions and/or accompanying them to local hospital ERs or police stations when necessary, you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of sexual assault survivors.
Training Dates:  Orientation on Wed., May 16, 6 pm-8 pm; training begins Thurs., May 17, 6 pm-9:15 pm, and continues every Wednesday and Thursday from May 30-June 27, 6 pm-9:15 pm.
Location of Training:  Pillars Community Health, 
8020 W. 87th St., Hickory Hills, IL 60457
Cost: Training is FREE with a 6-month volunteer commitment
For More Information: Call (708) 745-5277.

Diocese of Chicago header
We're Investing in Transformation 

A message from Bishop Lee 

News from the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago

Click  HERE to read the latest issue of 
News from the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.

Sign Up to Stay in Touch

 Find out more about the wider Episcopal Church and exciting news and events from our Diocese!  Just click HERE.



Have Any News Updates?


All announcements and material for inclusion in the Emmanuel E-News, Emmanuel website and Facebook may be emailed to:



Deadline for E-News submissions: Thursday, 9 am.


Please send Sunday bulletin items to:


Need to subscribe or change your E-News subscription?

Just click the box below.

Join Our Mailing List
  Emmanuel Episcopal Church 
(708) 352-1275  
Helpful Links:

(The Episcopal Church's national website)

(The Diocese of Chicago's website)

(Emmanuel's website)
In This Issue
FRIDAY: Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Choir
Special Choir Dinner
The Kensington Market
Kensington Market Q & A
Cradles to Crayons
Upcoming Meetings at-a-glance
Emmanuel Worship Schedule
Planning an Event?
A Life's Journey: Hinsdale Chorale
The Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral In Concert
Alzheimer's Family Education Retreat
Pillars Community Health Seeking Volunteers for Sexual Assault Advocacy
News From the Diocese: We're Investing in Transformation
Sign Up to Stay in Touch
Have E-News, Website or Facebook Updates?
Meetings and Special Events

Stained Glass Window
Why are you frightened?

This Sunday is the Third Sunday of
Lessons appointed for 
the day:
The First Lesson: 

The Response: 

The Epistle: 

The Gospel: 

Meetings and Special 

April 13
April 28
April 29
May 6
  • Bishop's biennial visitation


Emmanuel Staff
STAY IN TOUCH  Like us on Facebook
Emmanuel Episcopal Church

If you have received this email and no longer wish to be on our distribution list, please click on "SafeUnsubscribe" below or call the parish office.  Note that this email distribution list is to be used only by Emmanuel Episcopal Church for the purpose of internal and parish-related communications.