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November 17, 2022  Emmanuel's E-News

Worship at Emmanuel

In-person Holy Eucharist is offered
Sunday Mornings.

8:00am Said Holy Eucharist
10:00am Choral Holy Eucharist
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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 its name 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?
Christian Formation at Emmanuel
Christian Formation Continues after the 10am service

Join us as we meet with clients, former clients and staff from the amazingly successful St. Leonard's Ministries program.

This week's topic:

  • November 20th: Saint Leonard’s Ministries visit

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: <https://tinyurl.com/4cdd9drr>
Upcoming Adult Ed Topics

Nov 27 - Experiencing Advent through Art

Were you unable to attend a previous week's Adult Ed session?
No worries! Recorded sessions are now available online for several weeks following the original date.

Click on the button below to view the available sessions.
St. Leonard's Ministries visits Emmanuel - Hear More about their Extraordinary Ministry on 11/20

Since 1954, Saint Leonard’s Ministries (www.slministries.org) has provided holistic reentry services to men and women exiting Illinois jails and prisons. With access to safe housing, life skills training, behavioral and physical health care, and workforce development training, Saint Leonard's residents are empowered to lead whole and productive lives. 

Saint Leonard's recidivism rates average 23% for men and 9% for women, compared to the state averages of 45% and 36%, respectively. 

Saint Leonard's holistic services work!

Click HERE for details of the Saint Leonard’s Ministries visit

Lawrence Hall Christmas Presents
It’s that time of year for Emmanuel to collect gifts for Lawrence Hall Youth Services students ages 13 to 21.

Trees will be up in the church with tags including gift ideas. If you can’t pick up a tag, you can still drop off a gift at the church any time, or I will be glad to pick up your donation from your home. UNWRAPPED gifts are due by Sunday, December 11th, and you can include wrapping supplies if you like.
Suggested gifts for boys and girls include: bath, beauty and hygiene products, arts and crafts supplies, sports equipment, games, books, warm clothes, and gift cards.

Students live full time at Lawrence Hall and your gifts are very much appreciated by these children.

Thank you so much to everyone for your continued support of this worthwhile Episcopal charity.

Please call with any questions,
Ellen B (708) 354-5847.

Pray for those who have been commended to our prayers:

For the Sick and for those in any other need: Andrew, Bill, Carson & Mike, Char, Christiana and John, Claire, Heather, Howard & Susan, Jalyn and her baby, Jeff, Jim & Sue, Kerry, Kurt, Maria, Michael, Mike & Renée, Molly & Jim, Perry & Mia, Richard, Roger, Sharon, Steve, Tom

For the Repose of the Soul: none this week

Birthdays: Althea M, Lisa S-R
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


We would like to thank you for your continued generosity and donations for making the window repairs possible.

Please click on the windows to view the current progress report.
Emmanuel’s 3rd Blood Drive
Can you help? We need a couple of volunteers to guide visitors through the building during the event if needed, and to lock up afterwards.
Please contact Judy in the office if you can help;
tel (708) 352-1275. Also, of course, we need blood donors–there are still spots available–please use the QR code below, or call 1(800) 786-4483 (1-800-7TO GIVE). Thank you.

Saint of the Week

Hugh of Lincoln

17 November 1200
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As a sign of his remorse for his role in the murder of the Archbishop Thomas Becket, King Henry II founded the first house in England of the strict monastic order called the Carthusians. Difficulties arose with the first two priors, and a French noble recommended Hugh de Avalon, who at that time had been a monk at the motherhouse of the order for 17 years.
On his arrival in England in 1176, Hugh found that the building of the monastery had not begun. Worse, no compensation had been paid to those who would have to lose their lands and property to make room for it. Hugh refused to take office until these persons had been paid "to the last penny." King Henry loved him for his plain speaking. "I do not despair of you," Hugh said to him at their first interview; "I know how much your many occupations interfere with the health of your soul."
Henry, impressed by his frankness, swore that while he lived he should not leave his kingdom, and took so much pleasure in his conversation, and paid so much heed to his counsels, that a rumor arose that Hugh was his son. Hugh's biographer wrote, "of all men only Hugh could bend that rhinoceros to his will."
Riots against the Jews broke out in England at the time of the Third Crusade. In defense of the persecuted, Hugh faced armed mobs in Lincoln, Stamford and Northampton and compelled their submission.
Hugh refused to raise money for the foreign wars of King Richard the Lion-Heart, calmed the king's rage with a kiss, and persisted in his refusal: this was the first clear example on record of the refusal of a money-grant demanded directly by the crown, and an important legal precedent. Richard said, "If all bishops were like my lord of Lincoln, not a prince among us could raise his head against them."
Devout, tireless, and forgetful of self, Hugh also had wit, a temper that he described as "more biting than pepper," and a great love and concern for children and the defenseless. He visited leper-houses and washed the ulcerous limbs of their inmates.
He was fond of animals, and they of him. Birds and squirrels came readily to his hand. He had a swan that would feed from his hand, follow him about, and keep guard over his bed, so that no one could approach it without being attacked.
In 1200 the king sent him on an embassy to France. His mission was a success, but he took ill and returned to England to die on 16 November 1200. John Ruskin called him "the most beautiful sacerdotal (priestly) figure known to me in history."
Source: Justus.anglican.org

Vestry Meeting             December 20, 2022

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.
Vestry Minutes
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Contemplative Prayer

7:30 Tuesday and Thursday mornings on Zoom.
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Emmanuel Weekly Schedule



8:00pm: Compline


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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

The Last Word
185th Annual Diocesan Convention: Bishop Clark to Preach and Give Convention Address

The 185th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago will be held Saturday, November 19 as a virtual gathering on Zoom.

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