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February 7, 2019 Emmanuel's E-News
Greetings from
Emmanuel Episcopal Church!

This Sunday is the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Rev. Ellen will celebrate and Rev. Dr. Micah Jackson  will preach.

We look forward to seeing you in church! 

Prior to being called to lead Bexley Seabury Seminary, Dr. Jackson served as the Bishop John Hines Associate Professor of Preaching and Director of Comprehensive Wellness at the Seminary of the Southwest.  His academic interests include the spiritual discipline of preaching, homiletic form, the postmodern construction of the relationship between preacher and congregation, liturgical leadership, and clergy formation and wellness.
Dr. Jackson holds an MTS in Preaching from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, an MDiv from Meadville Lombard Theological School, and a PhD in Homiletics/Liturgy from Graduate Theological Union.  He is the author of a forthcoming book from Church Publishing, Preaching Face to Face:  An Invitation to Conversational Preaching.

We hope we see you all there to help us show off Emmanuel to the wider Episcopal Church.

Please feel free to bring cookies!!! 
The Mission Trip is an ALL CHURCH MISSION TRIP.  We will be sharing more about the trip, how to register, and fundraising.  
Hope to see you there!
Sunday Mission Trip Workshop

This Sunday During/After the Cookie Run Ben Nesler will be working with the youth group to cut out wooden Easter yard signs that will be sold to raise funds for the trip to Kentucky.  Ben is looking for a few volunteers to help with the sawing and nailing.  
Ben will also be doing a tool tutorial to help build some skills for the mission trip in July.  Any and all helpers (and saws) welcome!!  We will be in Memorial Hall or the Swamp.  
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. 


"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!

Teen Open Mic Showcase

To benefit the Emmanuel Episcopal Church 
Pipe Organ Project
Hosted by Hadley Weaver Rivera
Sunday February 24th 
7-9 pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Kensington Compass Center
Catherine Ave. Entrance
Doors open at 6:30
$5 Admission
Email  hadley19371@gmail.com  to sign up
Ages 13-19

Queen of Hearts Update
Queen of hearts raffles now happen Tuesday and Saturday eveningat 8 pm. 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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The pot increased to $6569 last Tuesday as the Queen of Hearts was not revealed by square 14. Jascia was not present so she did not win the $25 instant cash.
Last Saturday was #43 which revealed the 8 of Hearts.
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 available!
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, Stan, or Kathleen to buy some.
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!

Updated Emmanuel Annual Report

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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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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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Saint of the Week: The Martyrs of Japan

5 February 1597

The Christian faith was first introduced into Japan in the sixteenth century by Jesuit and later by Franciscan missionaries. By the end of that century, there were probably about 300,000 baptized believers in Japan.
Unfortunately, this promising beginning met reversals, brought about by rivalries between different groups of missionaries and political intrigues by the Spanish and Portuguese governments, along with power politics among factions in the Japanese government itself. The result was a suppression of Christians.  The first victims were six Franciscan friars and twenty of their converts, who were executed at Nagasaki on 5 February 1597.
After a short interval of relative tolerance, many other Christians were arrested, imprisoned for life, or tortured and killed; and the Church was totally driven underground by 1630. However, when Japan was re-opened to Western contacts 250 years later, it was found that a community of Japanese Christians had survived underground, without clergy, without Scriptures, with only very sketchy instructions in the doctrines of the faith, but with a firm commitment to Jesus as Lord.
The stained glass depicts the faces and praying hands of six martyrs of Unzen, now applying for beatification.
Adapted from: http://justus.anglican.org, http://www.unzen.org

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Joe Maddon Serves Dinner at St. Leonard's Ministries

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In This Issue
A Sunday with the Rev. Dr. Micah Jackson
Community Cookie Outreach & Mission Trip Information Meeting
Sunday Mission Trip Workshop
Emmanuel All Parish Mission Trip
The Four Tendencies
Teen Open Mic Showcase
Queen of Hearts Update
Emmanuel Annual Report
Listen to Emmanuel Sunday Sermons Online
Minutes of the Vestry
Emmanuel Weekly Schedule
Planning an Event?
Saints of the Week
The Last Word
News from the Diocese: Joe Maddon Serves Dinner at St. Leonard's Ministries
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