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February 28, 2019 Emmanuel's E-News
Greetings from
Emmanuel Episcopal Church!

This Sunday is the Last Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Rev. Ellen will celebrate and preach.

We look forward to seeing you in church! 


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

BuryBurying the Alleluia

Mission Trip Information Meeting


"The Four Tendencies" is a personality profile framework to help you understand how you and the people around you deal with their outer and inner expectations, so you can better manage your life, work and relationships. Knowing your tendency will also help you be more successful if you are endeavoring on taking on a new prayer practice, study, or any new habit.  
Ellen will be teaching about this framework for three Sundays after the  10am service in the Kensington Compass Center.  All are welcome! Feel free to invite friends!

Living Well Through Lent

Lenten devotional books are available.
Pick up your copy today!

The 12 Steps and Christian Spirituality

Tuesdays in Lent
(March 12th, 19th, 26th& April 2nd)
6:30PM Book Discussion
7:30PM Stations of the Cross
Snacks will be provided.
You can purchase the book from  Amazon or anywhere they sell books.
From Anne Lamott, the New York Times-bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow, comes the book we need from her now: How to bring hope back into our lives. Fantastic inspiration for the new year.

"I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen," Anne Lamott admits at the beginning of Almost Everything. Despair and uncertainty surround us: in the news, in our families, and in ourselves. But even when life is at its bleakest-when we are, as she puts it, "doomed, stunned, exhausted, and over-caffeinated"-the seeds of rejuvenation are at hand. "All truth is paradox," Lamott writes, "and this turns out to be a reason for hope. If you arrive at a place in life that is miserable, it will change." That is the time when we must pledge not to give up but "to do what Wendell Berry wrote: 'Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.'" 

In this profound and funny book, Lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined. Divided into short chapters that explore life's essential truths, Almost Everything pinpoints these moments of insight as it shines an encouraging light forward.
For our first meeting on March 12th we will be discussing chapter 1-3. 
I will hand out a discussion schedule at our first meeting.  
Hope to see you there! Ellen+

If you'd like Ellen+ to order your book please let her know by emailing her at rector@eeclg.org.

An Evening with Stirred not Shaken


It's La Grange Restaurant Week!
Please present the program when you dine at the Barrel House Social, 100 W Burlington, La Grange tomorrow (Friday, March 1st) and they will donate 15% of your bill to our Pipe Organ Project, Friends of Casavant 3062 Fundraiser. 

FOUND? Queen of Hearts News

Queen of hearts raffles now happen Tuesday and Saturday evening at 8 p m. Join the fun at 7 and get your last minute ticket purchases, along with good food and drink and fellowship at Barrel House Social (100 W. Burlington, LaGrange).  
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Tuesday Feb 26th results:  QUEEN was found! (but not the Queen of hearts)...that got your attention!

Now get in the game and buy some tickets. Someone WILL win this. Help make it an Emmanuelite!

For the 28th Raffle drawing sponsored by Friends of Casavant 3062, Matt H's ticket was drawn from the barrel. He was not present at Barrel House so we did not award the $25 instant cash prize. His card choice of square #6 revealed a Queen...of Clubs!

The pot rolls over and is at $8257 and rising!!!

Check the game board by Judy's office for the latest results.

Remember if you are present at the drawing and your name is pulled, you will receive $25 instantly. And if your square pick reveals the Queen of Hearts, you get 60%, not just 50% of the pot. Take a look at the board by Judy's office to see if your lucky number is still av ailable!
Tell your friends and neighbors about this opportunity to win some serious cash.  We put the FUN back in Fundraising!!!
Please patronize Barrel House any day of the week from 11:30 am 'til closing, as they have been very generous with helping us out. Great food and friendly service await!
The odds of finding the Queen get better each week. Get your tickets now! 
See Judy, Dan, Randy, Kathleen or Stan to buy some tickets!!! Or purchase at Barrel House at the bar, during business hours 11:30 am 'til 10 PM daily.
These are lots of fun and can run for up to 26 weeks with the pot rolling over again... and again... and again!  

Join us. You just may be the winner!

Emmanuel All Parish Mission Trip
Please join us for Emmanuel's "All Parish Mission Trip" on July 7-13th. We'll be driving to St. Timothy's Episcopal Outreach Center in the Appalachian Region of Kentucky. This will be a working trip where we will be asked to do hard manual work to improve the living conditions for a family in the area.
All parish members who will be in their 13thyear or older are welcome to participate. If you can't attend, but want to help support the trip, donations are welcome! 
Questions, or if you'd like to sign up, please contact Penny Longo at (708) 275-5028. 

NEW: Click on the Mission Trip graphic to view the information flyer

A quick thanks for all those who are leading and helping set up events.   Especially Hadley and her family for the Teen Open Mic Night (which was awesome!!!).  

I'm also very thankful to Dan, Randy, Kathleen, Cindy, Jamie and others who set up for and put on jazz and other concerts.  

Each of these events helps Emmanuel to be a creative force in our community!!   Ellen+

Upcoming Meetings at-a-glance

Mission trip meeting this Sunday March 3rd
POP meeting Thursday March 7th at 6:30pm
Vestry meeting Tuesday March 19th at 7pm

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

First Wednesday of the Month
9:30 am- Healing and Anointing service 
10:15 am (after service) Bible Study

7:15 am- Contemplation & Meditation
Worship Schedule

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

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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: Matthias the Apostle

24 February NT

Matthias (died c. 80 AD) was, according to the Acts of the Apostles, the apostle chosen by lot to replace Judas Iscariot following Judas' betrayal of Jesus and his subsequent suicide.  His calling as an apostle is unique, in that his appointment was not made personally by Jesus, who had already ascended into heaven, and it was also made before the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the early Church.
There is no mention of a Matthias among the lists of disciples or followers of Jesus in the three synoptic gospels, but according to Acts, he had been with Jesus from his baptism by John until his Ascension. 
In the days following, Peter proposed that the assembled disciples, who numbered about one hundred and twenty, nominate two men to replace Judas. They chose Joseph and Matthias. Then they prayed, "Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all [men], shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place." Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was numbered with the eleven apostles. Matthias was present with the other apostles at Pentecost.
Source: Adapted from Wikipedia

The Last Word 




For our Classical concert, we will be performing Dvořák & Pärt Masterpieces. Leading off our performance will be Pärt's "Salve Regina" (Hail, Queen), which was originally composed in 2001 for choir and organ. In 2011, Pärt arranged the composition for choir, celesta and string orchestra for the celebration of 150 years of Italian unity.  The second half of our concert will feature Dvořák's "Mass in D Major" which was originally intended for organ, solo voices and a small choir. The work was given its final shape in 1892 when Dvořák arranged his Mass for a symphony orchestra.

2 Performances
Mar 02, 2019, 7:30 P.M. and  Mar 03, 2019, 3:00 P.M.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
203 S. Kensington Ave., La Grange, IL

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In This Issue
Burying the Alleluia
Mission Trip Information Meeting
The Four Tendencies
Living Well Through Lent
The 12 Steps and Christian Spirituality
UPDATE: Lenten Book Study
TONIGHT: An Evening with Stirred not Shaken- SPECIAL PROMOTION
FOUND? Queen of Hearts News
Emmanuel All Parish Mission Trip
A Quick Thanks!
Upcoming Meetings at-a-glance
Listen to Emmanuel Sunday Sermons Online
Emmanuel Weekly Schedule
Planning an Event?
Saint of the Week
The Last Word
THIS WEEKEND: Tower Chorale at Emmanuel
News from the Diocese: Prayer in the Wake of a Mass Shooting
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St. Matthias stained glass window in St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk,  England

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