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May 10, 2018   Emmanuel's E-News
Greetings from
Emmanuel Episcopal Church!

Rev. David Jackson will celebrate  and Meredith Gebhart will preach.

We look forward to seeing you in church! 

The Ascension of   
Our Lord Jesus Christ
Feast Day: May 10, 2018
The Ascension of Jesus is the Christian teaching found in the New Testament that the resurrected Jesus was taken up to Heaven in his resurrected body, in the presence of eleven of his apostles, occurring 40 days after the resurrection. In the biblical narrative, an angel tells the watching disciples that Jesus' second coming will take place in the same manner as his ascension.
The ascension of Jesus is professed in the Nicene Creed and in the Apostles' Creed. The ascension implies Jesus' humanity being taken into Heaven. The Feast of the Ascension, celebrated on the 40th day of Easter (always a Thursday), is one of the chief feasts of the Christian year. The feast dates back at least to the later 4th century, as is widely attested. The ascension is one of the five major milestones in the gospel narrative of the life of Jesus, the others being baptism, transfiguration, crucifixion, and resurrection.
By the 6th century the iconography of the ascension in Christian art had been established and by the 9th century ascension scenes were being depicted on domes of churches. The ascending Jesus is often shown blessing with his right hand - directed towards the earthly group below him and signifying that he is blessing the entire Church.  
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Sunday school
Christian Formation Notes

We will have two final sessions of our formation programs before the summer. 

Both Sunday school and the Adult Forum will meet this Sunday and also Sunday the 27th at 9 AM. There will be no formation programs on the 20th because we will have one service at 10 AM for Pentecost.
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pentecostPentecost Sunday, May 20th
There will be  one  special service at  10am  with a 'fiery' theme that you will need to see. The service will be followed by a picnic and bouncy house. 
Joe Burgio has offered to perform a benefit concert for our Pipe Organ project to conclude the day's events.

Click on the Pentecost graphic to sign up for the picnic.
Pastoral Care
Dear Friends,  

As many of you are aware one of our own, Susan Cox, has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma.  In order to keep us up to date she now has a caring bridge site: 
On this site you can stay connected to the family, and learn about the progress of her treatment. 

The toughest part of her treatment (a stem cell transplant) will begin at the end of May- beginning of June. Penny Longo will be coordinating meals for the family. Please contact her at  pwlongo132@gmail.com to join in that ministry.

Please continue to surround Susan, Mike, Amanda and Jane with your healing prayers.  

In God's light and love,
Ellen Ekevag+  
ming Meetings at-a-glance
  • All Committee Night Thursday May 10th at 6pm
  • Vestry Meeting Tuesday, May 15th at 7pm


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

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

Emmanuel's Christ Church Cathedral Choir Concert in the news

Click on the choir photo to view the article in the Western Springs Journal.
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.   

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.

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Christian Formation Notes
Pentecost Sunday
Pastoral Notes
Upcoming Meetings at-a-glance
Vestry Minutes
Emmanuel Worship Schedule
Emmanuel's Christ Church Cathedral Choir Concert in the news
Planning an Event?
Pillars Community Health Seeking Volunteers for Sexual Assault Advocacy
News From the Diocese: Cultivating Hope and Warmth in Congregations
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