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June 7, 2018   Emmanuel's E-News
Greetings from
Emmanuel Episcopal Church!

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

We look forward to seeing you in church! 

Ordinary Time
Counted Time of the Church Year

Most of the Seasons of the Christian Church Year are organized around the two major festivals that mark sacred time, Christmas and Easter. The Christmas Season encompasses the time of preparation during Advent and the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas and Epiphany in early January (the 6th). The Easter Season encompasses the time of preparation during the 40 weekdays of Lent and Holy Week, and is linked with Pentecost Sunday 50 days later. While there are other individual holy days within the church year, these seasons mark the movement of sacred time within the church calendar. 

The rest of the year following Epiphany and Pentecost is known as Ordinary Time. Rather than meaning "common" or "mundane," this term comes from the word "ordinal," which simply means counted time (First Sunday after Pentecost, etc.), which is probably a better way to think of this time of the year. Counted time after Pentecost always begins with Trinity Sunday (the first Sunday after Pentecost) and ends with Christ the King Sunday (last Sunday before the beginning of Advent). 

The sanctuary color for Ordinary Time is dark green, although other shades of green are commonly used. Green has traditionally been associated with new life and growth. Even in Hebrew in the Old Testament, the same word for the color "green" also means "young." In Christian tradition, green came to symbolize the life of the church following Pentecost, as well as symbolizing the hope of new life in the resurrection.

Source: -Dennis Bratcher, Copyright © 2015

Community Outreach

Traditionally, the open plate offering on a Sunday in June benefits the David E. Weaver IV Memorial Fund.  This year that will be Sunday June 10th, as we remember the life and legacy of David.  
For newer members of our church family,  David E. Weaver IV was the son of our former Rector David E. Weaver III and his wife Sally,  who, along with his sister Rachel and her family, worship with us.  As his Dad was with us for 20 years, David grew up in our community. He was an amazing young man.  He passed away in 2003 and this Memorial Fund was established in his memory.
The David E. Weaver IV 2018
Memorial Committee

Pastoral Care
Pastoral Note

Evelyn Ebbert, a long ago member of Emmanuel, passed away on April 24th, 2018, aged 77. An interment service will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Hillside, on Saturday, June 30th at 1:00 pm, conducted by Rev. David Jackson.
Click HERE for more information. 

May Evelyn's soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of Christ, rest in peace.

Emmanuel Garage Sale

The Emmanuel garage sale is planned for Friday, August 24th  Garage Saleand Saturday, August 25th.  We began accepting donations the week after Memorial Day.

We will be looking again for any donated items; if you have a neighbor who is moving, please pass on our information. 

We are using the nursery for the first part of the summer to store any donations, except for children's toys, clothes and small sports equipment, which we ask that you take downstairs to the swamp. The nursery will not be in use for the summer. 
We are looking forward to another successful sale this year, so please start saving items that you think will sell well. If you need help bringing large items or other donations to the church, please contact the office to arrange a pick up. 
We do not want large sports equipment, adult clothes, or TVs, as they do not sell. 

Thanks in advance for your donations!

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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  
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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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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:

Columba, Abbot of Iona and Missionary
9 June, 597
In the troubled and violent Dark Ages in Northern Europe, monasteries served as inns, orphanages, centers of learning, and even as fortresses. The light of civilization flickered dimly and might have gone out altogether if it had not been for these convent-shelters.

Columba, a stern and strong monk from Ireland, founded three such establishments. He founded the monasteries of Derry and Durrow in his native Ireland, and the island monastery of Iona on the coast of Scotland. Iona was the center of operations for the conversion of the Scots and Picts, and became the most famous religious house in Scotland. There Columba baptized Brude, King of the Picts, and later a King of the Scots came to this Abbot of the "Holy Isle" for baptism.

[Geographic note: If you look at a map of Scotland, you will see a huge gash across the country from northeast to southwest. This has been slightly augmented by artificial digging to make a shipping canal. As you emerge from the southwest end of the gash, the large island of Mull is on your right. At the southwest tip of Mull lies the tiny island of Iona.]

The historian Bede tells us that Columba led many to Christianity by his "preaching and example." He was much admired for his physical as well as spiritual prowess. He was a strict ascetic and remained physically vigorous and unflagging in his missionary and pastoral journeys throughout his seventy-six years of life. The memory of Columba lives on in Scotland, and Iona, though desecrated during the Reformation, today houses a flourishing ecumenical religious community.

Source: justus.anglican.org

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