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March 16, 2023  Emmanuel's E-News

Children’s Church continues this Sunday

Calling all children! 
Come join us this Sunday, March 19th, at 10am.

We have planned another fun session together. 

Join us in the Art Room at 10am. Kids will be brought back out to the regularly scheduled service prior to Communion by one of the 
Feel free to reach out to any of us with questions or ideas! 

Mrs. Kathleen, Mrs. Katherine, Mrs. Danielle

Click HERE to Join Mrs. Kathleen, Mrs. Katherine and Mrs. Danielle for a Zoom session. For those in church, we'll see you in the Art Room!

Children’s Church will be offered via Zoom with Meeting ID: 832 105 1299 starting at 10:05am. The Zoom Passcode is: niYSy6. You must enter the passcode to get into the room.

Lent risen cross
Worship at Emmanuel

In-person Holy Eucharist is offered Sunday Mornings.

8:00am: Said Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00am: Choral Holy Eucharist Rite II
Sunday Online options:
  • 10:00 am to 11:00 am: In-person worship at Emmanuel
  • 10:00 am 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 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 Rev. Dave tonight for this brief lovely service?
Lenten Confession at Emmanuel

What is the sacramental rite of Reconciliation?

For the answer to this and more questions you may have, please click on the graphic above.
Christian Formation at Emmanuel
Christian Formation Continues after the 10am service

Lenten Formation Explores
New Old Ways to Know God

Come discover your new favorite way to imagine and experience God’s presence by learning time-treasured metaphors from ancient scriptures and historic theologians.

Loosely based on Lauren Winner’s Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God, our Lenten adult formation series will engage scripture, tradition, and our own experience.

This week's topic:

  • March 19th Wearing God: Touch
Upcoming Adult Ed Topics

Lenten Formation
Wearing God

Join us as we use our senses of:
  • Touch (March 19) and
  • Smell (March 26)

...to grow in the knowledge and love of God.

Note: no formation on Palm Sunday or Easter (April 2 and 9).

These programs will be conducted in-person after the service or over Zoom at approximately 11:15am. 
Click HERE to participate via Zoom.
Please note: ZOOM link for Adult Ed: <tinyurl.com/4cdd9drr>

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

Click the button below to view the available sessions:

Help Send Ailysh to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW)
Episcopalians have participated in annual sessions of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), along with their wider Anglican Communion family, since at least the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China in 1995. This year, our very own Ailysh Cooper has joined the Episcopal Church's official delegation, which is a huge honor for her and for our parish.
Ailysh has traveled to New York City to join the group, and will report back to our church and diocese on her experiences. Participants are responsible for their own travel costs, estimated to be around $5,500. 

We have raised about 50% of the funds required to send Ailysh to the UN. Please help us to cover the remainder of the costs. Make a gift to Emmanuel and designate "Ailysh" or "UNCSW" in the memo line of your check. You can also donate via Paypal or tithe.ly via your smartphone or through our website (Travel to the United Nations).

Thank you!

Click on the logo above to learn more about the Episcopal/Anglican engagement with UNCSW.
Easter Flowers and Music

Once again, plans are afoot for our Easter music program and floral celebrations. Holy Week is April 2nd to April 9th

We offer a dedication in the Easter bulletin to honor events or loved ones past, present or future. Donations are invited. Forms can be found near the church entrance or hallway or in your Sunday Times. 

Thank you!

Pray for those who have been commended to our prayers:

For the Sick and for those in any other need: Ailysh as she represents us at the United Nations, Andrew, Charlie, Chris, Claire, Hannah, Jeff, Jim & Sue, John and Christiana, Kurt, Laurie, Mahmood, Michael, Mike and Renee, Molly & Jim, Pauline, Richard & Connie, Steve, the family of Tessa

For the Repose of the Soul: Mary Jo Gore and Dorothy Conroy

Birthdays: Jim B, Delaney C, Cooper W, Giovanni R, Cooper B, Mathew G, Sue B, Patricia S and Andrea Bial S.
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

For more information

check out our GoFundMe page!
Saint of the Week

Patrick of Ireland

17 March 461
Patrick was born about 390, in southwest Britain, somewhere between the Severn and the Clyde rivers, son of a deacon and grandson of a priest. When about sixteen years old, he was kidnapped by Irish pirates and sold into slavery in Ireland. Until this time, he had, by his own account, cared nothing for God, but now he turned to God for help. After six years, he either escaped or was freed, made his way to a port 200 miles away, and there persuaded some sailors to take him onto their ship. He returned to his family much changed, and began to prepare for the priesthood, and to study the Bible.

Around 435, Patrick was commissioned, perhaps by bishops in Gaul and perhaps by the Pope, to go to Ireland as a bishop and missionary. Four years earlier another bishop, Palladius, had gone to Ireland to preach, but he was no longer there (my sources disagree on whether he had died, or had become discouraged and left Ireland to preach in Scotland). Patrick made his headquarters at Armagh in the North, where he built a school, and had the protection of the local monarch. From this base he made extensive missionary journeys, with considerable success. To say that he single-handedly turned Ireland from a pagan to a Christian country is an exaggeration, but is not far from the truth.

There are several legends concerning Patrick and serpents in Ireland, among which are:

There is a lake in one of the Galtee mountains where there is a great serpent chained to a rock, and he may be heard constantly crying out, "O Patrick, is the Luan, or Monday, long from us?" For when St. Patrick cast this serpent into the lake he bade him be chained to the rock till La-an-Luan (The Day of Judgment). But the serpent mistook the word, and thought the saint meant Luan, Monday. 
So he still expects to be freed from one Monday to another, and the clanking of his chains on that day is awful to hear as he strives to break them and get free. 

In another lake there is a huge-winged creature, it is said, which escaped the power of St. Patrick, and when he gambols in the water, such storms arise creating waves, the tumult of which no boat can withstand.. 

Almost everything we know about him comes from his own writings, available in English in the Ancient Christian Writers series. He has left us an autobiography (called the Confessio), a Letter To Coroticus in which he denounces the slave trade and rebukes the British chieftain Coroticus for taking part in it, and the Lorica (or "Breastplate" a poem traditionally attributed to Patrick), a work that has been called "part prayer, part anthem, and part incantation." The Lorica is found in many hymnals, and it is a truly magnificent hymn. It can be found today in the standard Hymnal 1982 as “I Bind unto Myself Today," #370.

Adapted from Justus Anglican.org anlibraryireland.com

Vestry Meeting -------March 21, 2023

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

7:30am Tuesday and Thursday mornings on Zoom.
Click on the graphic to join us.

Emmanuel Weekly Schedule



8:00pm: Compline

8:00am: Said Mass Rite I

Planning an Event? 

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.

Thank you! 
Compline takes place on Zoom at 8:00pm Thursday. Why not click on the candles and join Rev. Dave for this brief lovely service?
Baby Changing Table needed
We are looking for a second baby diaper changing table for our South Building, as we have many Dads needing to change diapers and currently having to go into the women’s restroom to do so! Thank you.
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

2023 Spring Events at Emmanuel
Fri Mar 17th 7:30pm
Illinois Wesleyan Collegiate Concert

    Sat Mar 18th 7:30pm
Matt Ulery’s Mannerist 11

Sat Apr 22nd 7:30pm   
Saint Charles Singers

Sat & Sun Apr 29th & 30th
7:30pm & 3:00pm      
Hinsdale Chorale Concert

Mon May 22nd 7:00pm
LT Madrigal Farewell Concert

Please mark your calendars and prepare to support our events and guests this season, as we present our beautiful acoustics and our presence in the community. Thank you.
The Illinois Wesleyan Choral Collaboration is a college choral event (they are on tour). Admission is free, but a freewill donation will be optional.
No tickets necessary. It is our understanding that it will have many LT alumni involved.
Click on poster for larger version.
The Last Word
In Memoriam: The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, III

The Rt. Rev. Frank Tracy Griswold III died on March 5 in Philadelphia at the age of 85.

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