Emmanuel new logo   

(708) 352-1275
(866) 668-2086 (FAX)



January 9, 2020 Emmanuel's E-News
Greetings from
Emmanuel Episcopal Church!

This Sunday is the the First Sunday after The Epiphany: The Baptism of our Lord.

We look forward to seeing you in church! 

The Season of Epiphany:  Wise men Still Worship Him 
Epiphany  means "manifestation" and is the official Season for proclaiming the identity of Christ.  Epiphany begins at sundown the day before January 6, the day commemorating the Wise Men coming to Bethlehem to worship the Baby Jesus (in the Western Church -- the Eastern Church commemorates our Lord's baptism on January 6).  Epiphany is a season of worship, as the whole world follows the Wise Men to find and honor Jesus.  The color of Epiphany is green.
Today we tend to celebrate our Holidays (Holy Days) as individual days, and so we like to celebrate the Magi as part of the Christmas Nativity---why single them out again in early January?
In previous times (and still in some countries, such as Mexico) it was "the twelve days of Christmas" (like the Song), and then the Wise Men "arrive", and while they are "here" it is the Epiphany Season. 
  • The Baptism of Our Lord, on the Sunday after the Epiphany
  • The Presentation
  • The Last Sunday after the Epiphany is Transfiguration Day
Source: www.prayerfoundation.org

J ourneying Through the Holy Land
Annual Meeting

There will be  ONE SERVICE ONLY  that morning, at 9:00 am, followed by breakfast and the Annual Meeting.  The meeting will be called to order at 10:30am. 
If you haven't received a loan packet in the mail by Saturday and you think you should have,  please contact the office.

2020 Pledge Envelopes are here!

For those who requested pledge envelopes, the 2020 envelope books will be at the back of the church on Sunday. If your envelopes are not there and you would like a book of envelopes, please see Judy in the office. Thank you. 

Queen of Hearts News

Queen of Hearts Drawings are back! 

We have reached $15,085 for Tuesday's first draw of the New year -  our 13th draw of this game. Our winner was a Demi D., who was sadly not present. She chose card number 31, which revealed the Jack of Clubs. Had she been there she would have won $50 plus another $50 because it was a picture card.

PLEASE buy some tickets, and give as a gift, or encourage a friend of neighbor to buy. Remember to remind everyone that we (Friends Of Casavant 3062) are a registered 501c3 not for profit. All the net proceeds (we keep half) go only to the PIPE ORGAN PROJECT.
And it's FUN...we put Fun back in Fundraising.

Our next drawing of this season's Queen of Hearts Raffle will be next Tuesday, at 8pm at Barrel House Social, who also live streams the drawing to their TV and FB page!
Barrel House Social is located at 100 W Burlington. Plenty of free parking in the Calen dar lot. 
Tickets are available anytime at the bar at Barrel House or from Judy, Dan or Stan.
Click on the heart for the new rules.
Remember: You can't win if you don't play!  
Or call us at:  Pipe Organ Project
(702) 292-7250

In-depth recycling at Emmanuel!
We have joined forces with the Green Team of the First Congregational Church to try and do some in-depth recycling. Look for bins in the glass corridor to collect corks, Styrofoam, used shoes, and more!

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

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:

Emmanuel Weekly Schedule

7:15 am- Contemplation & Meditation

7:15 am- Contemplation & Meditation

9:30 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.   

Saint of the Week:  
William Laud, Archbishop and Martyr 
10 January 1645
William Laud, born in 1573, was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1633 to 1645 in the days of King Charles I. It was a turbulent time throughout, one of violent divisions in the Church of England, eventually culminating in the English Civil War.
stained glass window
An example is the surplice controversy. In the late 1500's and early 1600's, there were Christians in England who objected to the garment called the surplice. When participating in the services of Morning and Evening Prayer in Church, clergy, including choir members, normally wore a cassock (a black, floor-length, fairly tight-fitting garment) covered by a surplice (a white, knee-length, fairly loose garment with loose sleeves). The Puritans objected to the surplice (a) as not mentioned in the 
Bible, and (b) as something that the Roman Catholics had worn before the Reformation, which made it one of the props of idolatrous worship, and marked anyone who wore it as an idolater. 
Archbishop Laud regarded it as a seemly, dignified, garment. The Puritans thought differently, and violently interrupted services at which the surplice was worn. On one occasion, a group of Puritans broke into an Oxford chapel the night before a service and stole the surplices, which they thrust into a the dung-pit of a privy. Again, a woman marched into Lichfield Cathedral, accompanied by the town clerk and his wife, and ruined the altar hangings with a bucket of pitch.
Under English Law, it was part of Laud's office as Archbishop to maintain order and to punish offences against the peace of the Church. He made it his practice to proceed not only against poor and obscure offenders, but also, perhaps especially, against rich and powerful ones. It is well that men should be equal before the law, but his integrity on this point ultimately cost Laud his life.  
In 1637 an attempt was made to introduce the Book of Common Prayer into general use in Scotland, and it immediately caused rioting. In February of 1638, Scottish leaders signed the National Covenant, by which they pledged themselves to uphold the Puritan position by force, and by the end of the year they had voted to depose and excommunicate every bishop in Scotland. The unrest spread to England, and in 1640 Laud was arrested on a charge of high treason. He was kept in the Tower for four years, and tried in 1644, at the age of seventy-one. He was found guilty, not because there was any evidence of his guilt, but because the House of Commons was determined that he should die. 
On the scaffold he prayed: "The Lord receive my soul, and have mercy on me, and bless this kingdom with peace and charity, that there may not be this effusion of Christian blood amongst them." 
Adapted from Justus.anglican.org

  • Pat Mallinger & CoThursday, January 23 @ 7:30pm
  • Ronnie Rice and El Rando Friday, March 13 @ 7:30pm 
  • Cathedral Choir of Notre Dame, Paris- Sunday, April 19 @ 3:00pm and 7:00pm 

Click HERE for more information or to purchase tickets.

click for full size poster

The Last Word 


Diocese of Chicago header
"God Surprises Us"

Bishop Lee's 2019 Christmas Message


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.


Click the button below to forward the E-News to a friend.

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 renew 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
Journeying Through the Holy Land
UPDATE: Annual Meeting
2020 Pledge Envelopes are here!
Queen of Hearts News
Listen to Emmanuel Sunday Sermons Online
Emmanuel Weekly Schedule
Saint of the Week
Sounds in the Sanctuary: Pat Mallinger & Co.
The Last Word
News from the Diocese: "God Surprises Us" - Bishop Lee's 2019 Christmas Message
Sign Up to Stay in Touch
Forward the E-News to a friend

This Sunday is the
First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of our Lord
Lessons appointed for 
the day:
The Old Testament: 

The Psalm:

The New Testament: 

The Gospel: 

Meetings and Special Events  

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.