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April 1, 2021  Emmanuel's E-News
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Holy Week begins at the Palm Sunday service on March 28th and reaches a joyous peak at Holy Saturday evening on April 3. Easter Day is April 4.

7:00pm Maundy Thursday Service

7:00pm Good Friday Service

9:00pm The Great Vigil of Easter 

8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II with music

NOTE: Please check availability for Easter Sunday 10:00am, as registrations are very fluid at this time.
Walk the Way

................. of the Cross

Click on the graphic to join Rev. Dave as he follows the stations of the cross.
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An Easter Message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
In his Easter message, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says, “Our work goes on. Our labor for love continues..."
Click on the photo to read the message or watch the video
Easter Services

Don't forget! Click on the post-it to register on-line for the Easter Sunday services.

Thank you!
Calling All Emmanuel HS Seniors!

Time to Apply for a Scholarship Award from the George and Annie Christian Memorial Scholarship Fund

If you or your child will be graduating from high school this year and wish to apply for a scholarship award from the George and Annie Christian Memorial Scholarship Fund, please let Rev. Dave (revdave@eeclg.org) or Marc O'Brien (neirbocram51@gmail.com) know and you will be sent an application by email. The due date for submitting the application is Friday, April 23, 2021.

The fund was established in 1972 by Evelyn and Kickhapoo Johnson in memory of her parents. Evelyn's father was a longtime warden of this church. The scholarships are funded by dividends received on Consolidated Edison stock.

Consideration is given to the candidate's academics, extracurriculars, and their service to our Emmanuel family. Once the award has been announced, we notify the high school's communications department so that the information can be included in the graduation program. The application must be turned in by the due date in order to be considered by the members of the Scholarship Fund Committee.
Emmanuel Pipe Organ Project 

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Our Casavant 3062 is finally complete.

Did you know…
The Schulmerich English Handbells played during Sunday’s service were purchased for us by an Emmanuel family in the late 1970’s. At the time, the Youth Group, led by John Barr, played the bells from the balcony for the congregation.
Handbells were first developed in England in the 17th century. They were first used to practice church bell change ringing in a way that would avoid disturbing church neighbors. Click on the bells to the left to read a short history of hand bells.

Save the date:  
June 6th, 2021 2- 4pm.

We will have a celebratory Pipe Organ Show and Tell party, using our lovely gardens (weather permitting) to socially distance but be together. If you would like to bring something to share or help in any way please contact Sue Jasiak. More details will follow as available. Thank you!

We have rescheduled the Clive Driskell-Smith concert for Saturday, 9/25.

Thank you again for your generosity and for making this project possible!
We do now owe money to the bank so fundraising and donations are still very much needed.

The Pipe Organ Project has earned a total of $268.96 from Amazon Smile!

Thank you to all who have made these purchases with Friends of Casavant 3062 nominated - literally every penny helps! As we count down to our Organ completion don't forget to use Amazon Smile and add Friends of Casavant 3062 as your chosen charity.
Online Pledge Form

Please click on the POP Pledge Form at right to download a copy. The downloaded form may be filled out and emailed to Judy in the office, or printed out and mailed.

Donations may also be made online at: https://emmanuel-lagrange.org/donate_77078
Easter Flowers and Music

Once again, plans are afoot for our Easter music program and floral celebrations. Holy Week is March 28th to April 3rd. 

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 click on the flowers above to download a copy which may be filled out online and emailed or printed out. Thank you!

Wishing the following a 
very Happy Birthday 
for this week in April: 

Rob E, Aidan R, Joyce G, Susan R, Wendy D, Jenn B, Kate L

Wishing also Tom & Kathy L. a Happy 57th Wedding Anniversary on Easter Sunday!

Vestry Meeting            April 20, 2021

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 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:

7:30 Tuesday and Thursday mornings on Zoom.
Click on the graphic to join us.
UPDATE: Emmanuel Weekly Schedule




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. 
The Last Word
We Are God's Light: A Greeting from Bishop-elect Paula Clark

"I am honored and humbled to serve as your next bishop and I'm eager to roll up my sleeves and minister with you," said Bishop-elect Paula Clark in her video greeting to the diocese. 


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