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February 6, 2020 Emmanuel's E-News
Greetings from
Emmanuel Episcopal Church!

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

The Theological Significance of Epiphany
As with most aspects of the Christian liturgical calendar, Epiphany has theological significance as a teaching tool in the church. The Wise Men or Magi who brought gifts to the infant Jesus were the first Gentiles to acknowledge Jesus as "King" and so were the first to "show" or "reveal" Jesus to a wider world as the incarnate Christ. This act of worship by the Magi, which corresponded to Simeon's blessing that this child Jesus would be "a light for revelation to the Gentiles" (Luke 2:32), was one of the first indications that Jesus came for all people, of all nations, of all races, and that the work of God in the world would not be limited to only a few. 

The day is now observed as a time of focusing on the mission of the church in reaching others by "showing" Jesus as the Savior of all people. It is also a time of focusing on Christian brotherhood and fellowship, especially in healing the divisions of prejudice and bigotry that we all too often create between God's children.

Adapted from CRI/Voice, Institute, -Dennis Bratcher

Difficult Difficult Conversations

Queen of Hearts News
The Queen is still hiding! 

No big winner last Tuesday, but we did have a $50 winner present. Card number 27 was the 10 of Hearts. The Pot grew to $17,190.  Lets grow the pot to $20,000 this month!!!
There will NOT be a drawing on Tuesday the 11th due to Barrel House's annual cleaning and employee party.
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
The Animals of Australia need our HELP! 
About half a billion animals have been killed in Australia's record- breaking wildfires so far this summer (it's summer there), and tens of thousands have been rescued. Animal hospitals are flooded with 4-legged burn victims and need our help keeping them comfortable while they recover.

An Australian woman named Morgan Leigh has started a Facebook Group with patterns for these items called Rescue Craft Co.  Can our community exercise its maker skills to support the animals of Australia?  Please gather with friends to make some items.  Refer to the Facebook page  Rescue Craft Co  for patterns.

Finished items can be dropped off at Emmanuel Episcopal Church at 203 South Kensington in La Grange.  
We have to move the deadline up to facilitate lower-cost shipping. Items will now be blessed on February 9th instead of the 16 th.

Donations to cover supplies and postage are gratefully accepted if you would like to contribute in that way towards this goal.  Donations for postage and supplies can be made HERE.

PS: Anyone who wants to cut, sew, stitch or enquire can find Kathleen and Dorren in Beaudway Hall between services next Sunday. 
Also, we have been given a lot of micro fleece which can be used to insulate the hanging bags. If you want some for your sewing, let Dorren know and it will be provided.  

3rd Annual Magdalene House Benefit

Upcoming Meetings at-a-glance
POP Committee                              Feb. 6th
Vestry Meeting                                 Feb. 18th
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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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

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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:
Agatha, Virgin and Martyr
5 February 251
Agatha (d. 251) was born of noble parentage in Sicily. When she refused the solicitations of the Roman counsel governor Quintianus, he had her imprisoned and tortured in order to get her to change her mind.

When that didn't work, she was sentenced to be burned at the stake, but an earthquake occurred and she was spared that fate, although her torture became even more henious. According to pious legend, she was miraculously visited by Saint Peter and an angel in the night and was healed. 
Agatha was subsequently "rolled" on broken pieces of pottery and then also on live coals, and yet she stedfastly refused to sacrifice to the idols as requested. 
Shortly after that ordeal, she died while praying.

She is the Patron Saint of her city, Cantania, bell founders, breast cancer victims and is also invoked against fires and earthquakes. 
Agatha is remembered most vividly for her desire to place Christ above all else.
Source: www.episcopalnet.org

Sounds in the Sanctuary: Ronnie Rice & El Rando

Notre Dame Concert Update
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!

  • 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.
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The Last Word 


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Episcopal Divinity School Welcomes Bishop Lee as Visiting Lecturer

Update from the Search and Nomination Committee


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In This Issue
Bonhoeffer- Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Difficult Conversations
Queen of Hearts News
The Animals of Australia need our HELP!
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 & El Rando
Sounds in the Sanctuary:Notre Dame Concert
The Last Word
News from the Diocese: Update From the Search and Nomination Committee
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