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February 13, 2020 Emmanuel's E-News
Greetings from
Emmanuel Episcopal Church!

This Sunday is the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany. 
We look forward to seeing you in church! 


Ash Wednesday
Difficult Difficult Conversations

Pastoral Care
Pastoral Note

Rev. Ellen will be out of town starting Feb. 13th and returning on Sunday, Feb. 23rd.  If you have a pastoral care need or emergency,  please contact 
The Rev. David Jackson (810) 357-1019 or Deacon Bill Rimkus (708) 705-5383.

Queen of Hearts News
The pot continues to grow approaching $20,000! 
Help make it happen. We attract more outside players when the prize is 5 figures, 
i.e. $10,000.

Our friends at Barrel House Social are offering a new gin based drink special called Queen's Bees Knees with Lavender bitters! Sounds delish...and a donation to POP of $2 for each sale makes it so much more attractive! Join us Next Tuesday at 7 for the 8 PM drawing!
Weekly Drawings will resume Tuesday, February 18th, at 8 pm
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 501(c)(3) 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 Ra ffle will be at Barrel House Social, w ho 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!  
Pipe Organ Project

Community Outreach
3rd Annual Magdalene House Benefit

Upcoming Meetings at-a-glance
Vestry Meeting                  Feb. 25th (date change)
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.   
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Vestry Minutes  
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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

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Saint of the Week: Valentine

14 February 300?

Around this time of year, many persons ask:

"Who was St. Valentine, and what does he have to do with sending romantic cards and messages?"

St. Valentine is a martyr from before 312, commemorated on the 14th of February. Probably he was martyred on that date, but nothing else is known of him. (A Valentine, priest of Rome, and a Valentine, bishop of Ternia, are both commemorated on 14 February, and now generally assumed to be the same person.) In many parts of Europe, it was once said that birds began to pair off for the nesting season in mid-February. Since our forebears often spoke of a given day by naming a saint connected with it rather than by giving the month and the number of the day, we find them saying that birds choose their mates on St. Valentine's day. That is all. If a major earthquake took place on Columbus Day, it would probably be known to future generations as the Columbus Day earthquake, but it would be a mistake to try to connect it with Columbus.

There are several stories making the rounds that try to explain the connection between valentines and Valentine. Every one that I have heard sounds like an explanation made up after the fact, probably by a Victorian clergyman lecturing to children. There are other explanations attempting to connect it with various pagan festivals of the early spring. Again, I am not impressed. That young men should send romantic messages in the springtime both in 90 BC and in 1990 AD does not require a conspiracy theory to explain it.

Afterthought: The chief authority for the statement that 14 February is the date when birds were thought to pair off is Chaucer, who writes of "Valentine's day, when every fowl doth choose his mate." However, it has been pointed out that in addition to the two obscure Valentines commemorated on 14 February, there is a still more obscure one associated with 2 May, and that Chaucer may have had this date in mind. 

Condensed from Justus.anglican.org


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Notre Dame Concert Notes
Ticket sales for the April 19th concerts are selling well, with over $12,000 sold so far. Help us make these concerts a huge success so we don't have to borrow as much! We are actively soliciting Corporate/Business/Private sponsors to pay for the choir expense. Sponsors will receive some tickets, and get advertising/recognition space in the programs and in the church if so desired! Please consider sponsoring or asking your neighbors' and friends' businesses to buy ad space that reaches our 600+ concert attendees! Coupons, discounts, rebates and well wishes from local businesses do encourage concert attendees to patronize these establishments. 
Contact Dan or Stan or Kathleen or Judy for a Notre Dame Sponsor Letter if you don't see one on the table in the hallway. (We are also looking for Ronnie Rice/El Rando program sponsors starting at $100) Law firms, dentists, investment firms, real estate offices, car dealers and jewelers are some good candidates.
Thank you!

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In This Issue
Bonhoeffer- Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Ash Wednesday at Emmanuel
Difficult Conversations
Pastoral Note
Queen of Hearts News
3rd Annual Magdalene House Benefit
Upcoming Meetings at-a-glance
Listen to Emmanuel Sunday Sermons Online
Emmanuel Weekly Schedule
Saint of the Week
Sounds in the Sanctuary: Ronnie Rice and Notre Dame
The Last Word
News from the Diocese: Presiding Bishop's Call to Prayer and Repentance on Ash Wednesday
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