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August 10, 2017   Emmanuel's E-News
Greetings from
Emmanuel Episcopal Church!

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

We look forward to seeing you in church! 

The Sundays after Pentecost

As on most Sundays during "Ordinary Time", the longest season of the church year, vestments and altar cloth are green, the color of growth and life. 

CommitteeTONIGHTCommittee Night
6pm Thursday,
August 10th
Dinner will be provided.  Suggested donation of $5

Sunday School Parents' Meeting- THIS SUNDAY
As we look to the beginning of another program year, the Formation Committee is hosting a parents' meeting to discuss the Sunday School (roughly grades K-5) program. We would like to hear about what you and your children have liked or not liked in the past, as well as your thoughts and expectations moving forward.
The meeting will be on Sunday, August 13th at 11am in Beaudway Hall. If you are not able to attend, please feel free to provide your feedback to Rev. Dave either in person or by email at assistant@eeclg.org. Hope to see you there!

Get your chance to grab a goodie from the "Awesome Bucket of Candy!"

garageEmmanuel Garage Sale

The Emmanuel garage sale is planned for Friday, August 25th Garage Sale and Saturday, August 26th.  We will begin accepting donations the week after Memorial Day. This year, we'd like toys, games, and any type of sports-related items to be left in the nursery and other items put in Memorial Hall.  We will be doing the general pre-sale staging in Memorial Hall.
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 Penny Longo at (708) 275-5028 to arrange a pick up.
As in the past, no exercise equipment, clothing or electronics.  Thanks in advance for your donations!

NOTE: The residents of Catherine Avenue are to hold their street party on Saturday, August 26th from 12pm; therefore the Catherine Avenue side of the church will have limited access. We will work with our neighbors to ensure the residents safety and access to our parking lot.

EFM is Coming to Emmanuel! 
Education for Ministry (EfM) is a Program out of Sewanee that invites us to le arn and encounter the Bible, Church History & The ology. While you only register for a year at a time, it takes four years to complete the program.
Year One: The Hebrew Bible (The Old Testament)
Year Two: The New Testament
Year Three: Church History
Year Four: Theology, Ethics, and Interfaith Encounter
Information and Registration Forms are in the back of the church.
If you have any questions talk to Rev. Ellen+   

Summer Coffee Hour

Thank you for helping with coffee hour over the summer months! Owing to its success we have extended our request for the months of August and September.

You can sign up at the back of the church or call the office, (708) 352-1275. The office will send a reminder for each family that signed up.

The Emmanuel Episcopal Church Pipe Organ Project
Phase 1 Progress: We have now surpassed o ur $30,000 deposit goal set by the Vestry!
Our next fundra ising goal is May 1 of 2018 for an additional $120,000.  Many great fundraising ideas have been submitted and sub-committees are in the planning stages. Our Facebook and website pages continue to provide up to date reports as news becomes available.
Click  HERE to view the Pipe Organ Project introductory flyer.
Read all about our magnificent organ  HERE. (Don't forget to check out the details of the possible monkey adoption.)

NEW: New 16 ft. Pipe Donors or more will be presented with   this beautiful book on the designer of our organ, Lawrence Phelps:  The Organ Builder.

Click on the "How to Help" organ pipes to view and download the P.O.P. Donor and Mailing List form

Women's Book Study
Get grounded for the fall and the new school year

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Please join us to explore our spirituality and life experiences, expectations and empathy through topics such as Joy, Fear, Adjustment, Letting Go, Limitations, Forgiveness, Faith, & Agelessness, to name but a few.

Amazon review: 
Not only accepting but celebrating getting old, this inspirational and illuminating work looks at the many facets of the aging process, from purposes and challenges to struggles and surprises.
Other reviews include: "the book is divided into short chapters on given topics, allows the reader to take on the topic in small pieces" and  "a good, all around book for those in search of a spiritual, thoughtful old age."

We will meet at Penny Longo's house  (132 Blackstone Ave.) on Mondays; August 21st & 28th, then September 11th & 18th at 7pm. 

Please order your book and read through to page 58 for our first discussion. The book is just $7.79.
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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  
Click on the dates below to view the minutes of the respective Vestry meeting:

Emmanuel Weekly Schedule

9:30 am- Morning Prayer

7:30 am- Contemplation & Meditation

9:30 am- Holy Communion/Healing Service

7:30 am- Contemplation & Meditation
Worship Schedule

8:00 am- Said Mass Rite II
10:00 am- Choral Mass Rite II

Contemplation & Meditation
Summer Mini-Retreat

If you wish to discover some inner calm, with meditation and contemplation over the summer for any reason, please call or text Mary Borge (630) 886-4447, who would welcome the opportunity on Wednesday Evenings, hopefully in the church gardens weather permitting. 

You must call or text to arrange this. 
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.   

AidWhy take Mental Health First Aid?
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Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
In the Mental Health First Aid course, you will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
Learn more about Mental Health First Aid USA HERE.
Click HERE to sign up for the MHFA Course at Emmanuel on Sep. 23, 8am- 5pm.

Saint of the Week:

St. Laurence, Deacon and Martyr
10 August 258

Laurence (or Lawrence) was chief of the seven deacons of the congregation at Rome, the seven men who, like Stephen and his companions (Acts 6:1-6), were in charge of administering the church budget, particularly with regard to the care of the poor. In 257, the emperor Valerian began a persecution aimed chiefly at the clergy and the laity of the upper classes. All Church property was confiscated and meetings of Christians were forbidden. The bishop of Rome, Sixtus II, and most of his clergy were executed on 7 August 258, and Laurence on the 10th. This much from the near-contemporary records of the Church.

The accounts recorded about a century later by Ambrose and the poet Prudentius report that the Roman prefect, knowing that Laurence was the principal financial officer, promised to set him free if he would surrender the wealth of the Church. Laurence agreed, but said that it would take him three days to gather it. During those three days, he placed all the money at his disposal in the hands of trustworthy stewards, and then assembled the sick, the aged, and the poor, the widows and orphans of the congregation, presented them to the prefect, and said, "These are the treasures of the Church."

The enraged prefect ordered him to be roasted alive on a gridiron. Laurence bore the torture with great calmness, saying to his executioners at one time, "You may turn me over; I am done on this side." The spectacle of his courage made a great impression on the people of Rome, and made many converts, while greatly reducing among pagans the belief that Christianity was a socially undesirable movement that should be stamped out.

Source: justus.anglican.org

Shop Here for Emmanuel Wear
Polo shirts, hoodies, and vests are amongst the items that can be emblazoned with the Emmanuel Episcopal Logo. All sizes available to order, in red or blue.

Order forms can be found in the church hallway or click on the Emmanuel logo. 
Need more information?  See or email Dorren Gertsen-Briand. 

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In This Issue
TONIGHT: Committee Night
Sunday School Parents' Meeting
Emmanuel Garage Sale
EFM is Coming to Emmanuel!
Summer Coffee Hour
The Pipe Organ Project
Women's Book Study
Emmanuel Worship Schedule
Contemplation & Meditation
Summer Mini-Retreat
Planning an Event?
Why take Mental Health First Aid?
Saint of the Week
Emmanuel Wear
News from the Diocese: What We Pay Attention to Grows
Have E-News, Website or Facebook Updates?
Meetings and Special Events

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St. Laurence, Deacon and Martyr

This Sunday is the Tenth Sunday after
Lessons appointed for 
Proper 14:
The Old Testament: 
Genesis 37:1-4,12-28

The Response: 
Psalm 105:1-6,16-22,45b

The Epistle: 
Romans 10:5-15

The Gospel: 
Matthew 14:22-23

Meetings and Special 


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