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January 19, 2023  Emmanuel's E-News

Worship at Emmanuel

In-person Holy Eucharist is offered
Sunday Mornings.

8:00am Said Holy Eucharist, Rite 2
10:00am Choral Holy Eucharist, Rite 2
Sunday Online options
  • 9:45am to 10:00am: Social time on Zoom
  • 10:00am to 11:00am: In-person worship will follow at Emmanuel
  • 10:00am service will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube
  • Click HERE for Sunday worship bulletin
Tuesday and Thursday mornings:
Contemplative Prayer 
(a time of Scripture and quiet prayer)
  • Beginning at 7:30am. Please join us for a time of centering. Click HERE to join us on Zoom on your computer or tablet.
Thursday Evenings:


The ancient office of Compline derives from a Latin word meaning "completion." It is above all a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day.
  • Fellowship begins at 7:30pm and prayer begins at 8:00pm. We're done by 8:15pm.

Why not click on the candles and join us tonight on Zoom for this brief lovely service?

The Pledge Envelopes have arrived, for those who have requested them. They can be found on the table at the back of the church.

Please remember that you can set up regular payments through our tithe.ly app. Thank you for your continued support!
Christian Formation at Emmanuel
Christian Formation Continues after the 10am service

Our topic is: Formation in Epiphany–
1/22, 29 and 2/12 & 19
How many of us have ever prayed, "Lord make me an instrument of your peace," then found ourselves in complex and polarized situations that made peace seemingly impossible? Join fellow Emmanuel parishioners to discuss how we can be peaceful and make peace in our lives and in our nation.

Designed by the Office of Government Relations of The Episcopal Church, "Make Me an Instrument" is designed to help us bridge the divides that keep us from moving forward.

This week's topic:

  • January 22ndMake Me an Instrument of Your Peace II

These programs will be conducted in-person after the service or over Zoom at approximately 11:15am. 
Click on the graphic above to participate via Zoom.
Please note: ZOOM link for Adult Ed: <tinyurl.com/4cdd9drr>
Annual Meeting
Save the date!
For our annual meeting on Sunday February 5th. We will have one service at 9:00am, with brunch and fellowship before the meeting begins.
If you have a report to create for the annual report, please do so as soon as possible, and send to Judy in the office admin@eeclg.org. Thank you.
Although we encourage people to attend in person, we will have our hybrid Zoom setup for an immersive remote experience. Click on the Bible to join us on ZOOM.

Have you signed up for the Annual Meeting brunch yet?
Just click on the graphic to view the signup sheet.

See you there!

Pray for those who have been commended to our prayers:

For the Sick and for those in any other need: Abraham, Alain, Andrew, Bill, Bill W, Bonnie, Carson & Mike, Char, Christiana and John, Chris & Sharon, Craig & Hanna, Heather, Howard & Susan, Jalyn and her baby, Jane & Jim, Jeff, Jim & Sue, Kerry, Kurt, Marie, Martha, Mia, Michael, Mike and Renee, Molly & Jim, Paul & Steve, Perry, Pierre, Richard, Sharon, Steve, Tom, Tove and Zach

For the Repose of the Soul: none this week

Birthdays: Bill L, Stephen R, C.J. A, Tom C
Anniversaries: none this week
O Lord our God, accept the fervent prayers of your people; in the multitude of your mercies, look with compassion upon us and all who turn to you for help; for you are gracious, O lover of souls, and to you we give glory, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. (BCP p. 395)
The Emmanuel Prayer List is kept in the Church Office and updated periodically. Call or email the Church Office to add someone to the list. For privacy, people will be listed by given name, and the reason for prayer will be kept generic.
The Emmanuel Pipe Organ Project

A New Challenge:

The Antiphonal

Click on the Antiphonal pipes to learn about this extraordinary opportunity

Saint of the Week

The Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle

18 January NT
When Simon Bar-Jona confessed, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God," Jesus responded, "You are Peter, and on this rock will I build my church." This rough fisherman and his brother Andrew were the first disciples called by Jesus. Peter figures prominently in the Gospel accounts, often stumbling, impetuous, intense, and uncouth. It was Peter who attempted to walk on the sea, and began to sink; it was Peter who impulsively wished to build three tabernacles on the mountain of the Transfiguration; it was Peter who, just before the crucifixion, three times denied knowing his Lord.

But it was also Peter who, after Pentecost, risked his life to do the Lord's work, speaking boldly of his faith in Jesus. It was also Peter, the Rock, whose strength and courage helped the young Church in its questioning about the mission beyond the Jewish community. Opposed at first to the baptism of Gentiles without their first submitting to circumcision, he had the humility to admit a change of heart, and to baptize the Roman centurion Cornelius and his household.

Even after this, Peter had a continuing struggle with his Jewish conservatism; for Paul, writing to the Galatians, rebukes him for giving way to the demands of some Jewish Christians (the "Judaizers") to dissociate himself from table fellowship with Gentile Christians.

As we watch Peter struggle with himself, often stumble, love his Lord and deny him, speak rashly and act impetuously, his life reminds us that our Lord did not come to save the godly and strong but the save the weak and the sinful. Simon, an ordinary human being, was transformed by the Holy Spirit into the "Rock," and became the leader of the infant Church.

Adapted from forallsaints.wordpress.com

Vestry Meeting             January 21, 2023

Annual Meeting -------February 5, 2023

Listen to Emmanuel Sunday Sermons Online 

If you were truly inspired by any of the sermons you hear, don't forget you can listen again to the sermons from Emmanuel. They are normally available on our website within a few days of the Sunday service. 
Short Takes

Send us your news! We would like to celebrate achievements made by you or members of your family. Was your child accepted by the college he/she wanted to attend? Did your child make the honor roll? Is your child about to perform in a concert or play? Have you or your spouse been promoted or received accolades at work? Let us know so your church family can celebrate with you.
2023 Vestry Nominations

The vestry is the leadership council of the parish, and new vestry members are elected at the January annual meeting. They work closely with the Rector and the Wardens to define the mission and direction of the parish and manage the parish's operations, finances, and property. Vestry members are an example of commitment, participation, and support of the life of the parish.
Over the three-year term, their responsibilities include:

  • Representing the congregation as the fiduciary decision-making body of the parish
  • Serving as a council of advice and support to the clergy 
  • Serving as liaisons on commissions and as members of assigned committees
  • Attending monthly and special meetings, as well as retreats and training sessions. (Vestry meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7pm)
  • Assisting the clergy to seek out and promote lay leadership for present and future needs of the parish
  • A nominee for vestry must be a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, a faithful worshiper and communicant, a pledger, active in the life and mission of Emmanuel Church, and cannot be a person rotating off the vestry or the spouse or partner of a person remaining on the vestry.
If you feel called to serve in this ministry, or would like to nominate someone else, click on the Vestry pin graphic for the nomination form.  Forms can also be found at the table outside the church office.
Vestry Minutes- UPDATE
Click on the dates below to view the minutes of the respective Vestry meeting:
Contemplative Prayer

7:30am Tuesday and Thursday mornings on Zoom.
Click on the graphic to join us.

Emmanuel Weekly Schedule



8:00pm: Compline

8:00am: Said Mass Rite II

Planning an Event? 

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. 
Compline takes place on Zoom at 8:00pm Thursday. Why not click on the candles and join us for this brief lovely service?
Emmanuel COVID-19 Policy

  • Pursuant to CDC Guidelines, wearing of masks is optional but strongly recommended at Emmanuel
  • People may share the Peace in whatever way is comfortable for them
  • Socially-distanced seating will still be maintained in the rear one-third of the church
  • The distribution of Communion will continue for now as it is currently being practiced: at stations with disposable cups

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The Last Word
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an ecumenical Christian observance in the Christian calendar that is celebrated internationally. It is kept annually between Ascension Day and Pentecost in the Southern Hemisphere and between 18 January and 25 January in the Northern Hemisphere. It is an octave, that is, an observance lasting eight days.

Source: Wikipedia

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