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April 29, 2021  Emmanuel's E-News

Christian Formation at Emmanuel

We will be continuing our formation programs this coming Sunday. We will spend 1-2 weeks on the following questions: Did Jesus have to die? Why? What happened on the cross? What difference does it make for us? We will be using a video series by David Lose, the author of Making Sense of the Cross. You're invited to join us in person or via Zoom.

These programs will be conducted in-person after the service or over Zoom at approximately 10:15am. Click on the graphic above to participate via Zoom.

We will continue our new venture of Children’s Church this Sunday.

We invite the kids of the parish (up to about fifth grade or so) to join us either on a special Zoom link or in person in Beaudway Hall at 9:15am to work on a fun activity while parents are either in church or at our online service.

If possible, please equip them with paper, crayons (including at least one blue crayon or marker), and age-appropriate scissors.

Click on the graphic above to Join Miss Katherine and Miss Danielle
for a Zoom lesson. For those in church, we'll see you in Beaudway Hall!
Emmanuel Pipe Organ Project 

Music Notes

Our Casavant 3062 is finally complete.

Our Casavant 3062 organ repair is finally complete! It sounded so beautiful during Holy Week; we hope that everyone has had a chance to hear it, either in-person or via live-streaming.

POP “Show & Tell” Celebration 
June 6th, 2021 2- 4pm.

Please plan on attending the POP “Show & Tell” Celebration.

We will have light refreshments in the garden, weather permitting, some fun trivia games and socially distanced fellowship. Party planning is underway; we will be asking for volunteers to donate food, help with plating, set-up and clean-up. 

George is preparing a demonstration program that will last 20-25 minutes and we will provide appetizers and beverages. If anyone has any other input or ideas or would like to volunteer, please contact Sue Jasiak at (708)267-2547 or suzannej17@comcast.net.
Sounds in the Sanctuary Series 2021-22 Concert Schedule: 
  • Clive Driskell-Smith - Saturday, 9/25
  • Jay Warren (the silent movie guy) – Friday, 10/29
  • Patricia Barber (Jazz trio) plus LT Big Band - Friday, 1/21/22
  • Kaia string quartet plus LT Chamber Group – Friday, 3/11/22

Please click on the photo to the right to view the full list of concerts on our website. 
Thank you
Thank you again for your generosity and for making this project possible!
We do now owe money to the bank so donations are still very much needed.

The Pipe Organ Project has earned hundreds of dollars from your Amazon Smile purchases!

Thank you to all who have made these purchases with Friends of Casavant 3062 nominated - literally every penny helps! Don't forget to continue to use Amazon Smile and add Friends of Casavant 3062 as your chosen charity.
SPRING GARDEN CLEAN-UP- Sunday May 16th after the service.
The gardens look wonderful after all of our efforts last summer and fall. However, as will happen, the weeds keep-a- comin! Please join us to keep on top of the weeds and to finish the flower bed on the corner.
Please bring your own shovel, trowel, gloves and knee pads! Thank you!
Garage Sale
Garage Sale

The Garage Sale is scheduled for Friday and Saturday August 27th & 28th.

Items are being accepted, but we ask that you keep any donations for as long as you can, due to limited space. However, if you are moving and need to bring donations then please do.

Thank you!

Please contact Penny if you need any help.

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

T. J. O’N, Jack B, Alex K

Wishing also Linda & Larry B. a Happy Wedding Anniversary

Saints of the Week: 
St. James and St. Philip

Feast Day: May 1

James, Son of Alphaeus: We know nothing of this man except his name, and of course the fact that Jesus chose him to be one of the 12 pillars of the New Israel, his Church. He is not the James of Acts, son of Clopas, "brother" of Jesus and later bishop of Jerusalem and the traditional author of the Letter of James. James, son of Alphaeus, is also known as James the Lesser to avoid confusing him with James the son of Zebedee, also an apostle and known as James the Greater.

Philip: Philip came from the same town as Peter and Andrew, Bethsaida in Galilee. Jesus called him directly, whereupon he sought out Nathanael and told him of the "one about whom Moses wrote" (John 1:45).

Like the other apostles, Philip took a long time coming to realize who Jesus was. On one occasion, when Jesus saw the great multitude following him and wanted to give them food, he asked Philip where they should buy bread for the people to eat. St. John comments, "[Jesus] said this to test him, because he himself knew what he was going to do" (John 6:6). Philip answered, "Two hundred days' wages worth of food would not be enough for each of them to have a little [bit]" (John 6:7).

John's story is not a put-down of Philip. It was simply necessary for these men who were to be the foundation stones of the Church to see the clear distinction between humanity's total helplessness apart from God and the human ability to be a bearer of divine power by God's gift.

 Source: American Catholic.org

Regular Vestry Meeting           May 11
Voting Vestry Members Ministry Pre-Review Meeting May 18th
Ministry Review Meeting June 1st
Regular Vestry Meeting June 22nd

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



8:00 pm- Compline


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. 
Compline takes place on Zoom at 8:00pm Thursday. Why not click on the candles and join us tonight for this brief lovely service?
Dog Training is Back! 

Deborah Plowman of Dog Training by Deborah, will be using the church lawn for the upcoming dog obedience classes. Classes are scheduled to start again on Saturday, May 1st.

Deborah Plowman 
Dog Training by Deborah 
Positive reinforcement trainer  

  • All classes are on-leash and proof of vaccinations are required. 
  • Social distancing required.
  • No prong or choker collars and no retractable leashes in class, please
  • Discount available for Emmanuel Church members 

Contact the trainer (Deborah Plowman) with any questions or to register for a class or workshop. Call or text (630) 828-6773 or email DTbyDeborah@gmail.com

Click on the graphic for Spring Session information
The Last Word
 St. Swithin's by the Rev Jay Sidebotham © The Church Pension Fund
Bishop-elect Clark's Consecration Rescheduled for June 12

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will attend in person and serve as the chief consecrator.


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