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April 11, 2019   Emmanuel's E-News
Greetings from
Emmanuel Episcopal Church!

This Sunday is the Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday.

Rev. Ellen will celebrate.

We look forward to seeing you in church! 

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Holy Week begins at the Palm Sunday masses on April 14th and reaches a joyous peak at Holy Saturday evening on April 20th. Easter Day is April 21st.
Palm Sunday  
8:00am & 10:00am 
With bagpipe processional and passion reading
7:00pm Maundy Thursday Service
Includes the foot washing
9:00am  Good Friday Service 
7:00pm   Good Friday Service
9:00pm  The Great Vigil of Easter 
Followed by an appreciation champagne and chocolate strawberry reception
Easter Sunday
8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:00am Choral Holy Eucharist Rite II 
10:00 Service followed by Easter egg hunt and celebratory mimosa reception

Holy Week 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.

recoveryRecovery Eucharist

George and Annie Christian Scholarship Fund Awards 

Graduating High School Seniors -- it's that time of year again! As you may know, Emmanuel makes at least one monetary award to a graduating high school senior from our parish family through the George and Annie Christian Memorial Scholarship Fund. 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 on Consolidated Edison stock held in the Fund. 
Scholarship Fund applications will be available on Monday, April 8.  Email Marc O'Brien at neirbocram51@gmail.com to request an application by email, or pick up a paper copy in the church office. 
Once the awards are been announced, the Scholarship Fund committee will notify each recipient's 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 Memorial and Scholarship Committee who administer this fund. 

Please note that one section must be filled out by your school principal or college counselor, so please allow sufficient time to obtain that information.

Yard Sign Sale Appeal

Your front garden would look beautiful adorned with one (or more?) of these handmade wooden signs, in beautiful, fresh spring colors.  Get them before they are gone.- $30 each- All proceeds will benefit the Youth Mission Trip 2019 Fund Raising. Thank you!

Please see Penny at church or Judy in the office.

 Choose your favorite!  Mission Trip dates: July 7th- 13th.

We are looking for donations for the following:
  • Scholarships and assistance for our youth to go to the Mission Trip ($385 per person)
    • Contributions towards meals ($100 per meal)
    • Contributions towards the van rental ($1050 for the week) 
Donations can be given in the form of cash, check, or through tithe.ly.  Please make sure that you write "Mission trip" on your envelope, memo line, or in tithe.ly.   

Cinco de Mayo


All Committee Night Thursday May 23rd (moved from April 4th)


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:
July- no meeting 
May 29, 2018 Special Meeting

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

Planning an Event? Calendar


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.   

Queen of Hearts News: Another lucky winner!
Queen of hearts raffles now happen Tuesday and Saturday evening at 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 Queen is still in hiding! Last Tuesday the winner chose card no 35, and revealed the 3 of hearts, and she was present at the Barrel House to claim her $25 winnings. It was actually Lisa B, who is the manager at the bar!!

Pot should be around $14,000 for Saturday's draw at Barrel House Social.
Get your tickets today and join the fun!
Please buy a ticket and keep the prize in our congregation!!
The Queen Of Hearts is still at large. Pot has grown to around $14,000. WOW! The ODDS are IMPROVING!!!!!
Buy your ticket today at Barrel House or from Judy during business hours. 

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

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!

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Preparing for the Paschal Feast: April 16 at St. James Cathedral
Retreat program includes Bible study, Eucharist and renewal of vows 


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In This Issue
Recovery Eucharist
George and Annie Christian Scholarship Fund Awards
Yard Sign Sale Appeal
Emmanuel's All Parish Mission Trip
Cinco de Mayo
Meetings at-a-glance
Listen to Emmanuel Sunday Sermons Online
Emmanuel Worship Schedule
Planning an Event?
Queen of Hearts News
Jaz in the Sanctuary
Transformation: Eclectic Choral Artists
Hinsdale Chorale
News From the Diocese: Preparing for the Paschal Feast
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This is the Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
Lessons appointed for 
the day:
at The Liturgy of the Palms
The Gospel
The Response:
at The Liturgy of the Word 
The Old Testament: 
Isaiah 50:4-9a 

The Response: 
Psalm 31:9-16 

The Epistle: 

The Gospel: 

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