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May 25, 2023  Emmanuel's E-News

Worship at Emmanuel

In person Holy Eucharist is offered Sunday Mornings.

9:15am: Choral Holy Eucharist Rite II
Sunday Online options:
  • 9:15 am to 10:15 am: In person worship at Emmanuel
  • 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?
Christian Formation at Emmanuel
Upcoming Adult Ed Topics

June Formation 
Who is My Neighbor?

When Jesus taught us to love our neighbors as ourselves, He was asked, “Who is my neighbor?” The same question echoes through our culture today. What does it mean to welcome “the foreigner residing among us” (Leviticus 19:33) and show hospitality to all? This four-week study, produced by Emmanuel ministry partner Exodus World Service, includes true refugee stories, an in-depth study of what the Bible says about refugees, and thought-provoking discussion questions.

Join us every Sunday in June to learn more. On the last Sunday in June, we will celebrate World Refugee Sunday and welcome a representative from Exodus as a special guest preacher and Bible study leader!

Note: No formation on 5/28.
Formation will be on break in July and August and will resume mid-September.
These programs will be conducted in person after the service or over Zoom at approximately 10:15am. 
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:
Emmanuel is Volunteering at Feed My Starving Children

  • When: Saturday, June 10th, 9:00am to 10:45am Please RSVP by June 4th at the latest
  • WhereWe’ll plan to meet at Emmanuel at 8am and carpool together. 
  • We’ll be volunteering at the Schaumburg location – 740 Wiley Farm Court, if anyone wants to meet the group there.
  • WhoAnyone over 5 years of age is invited and families with children are encouraged to participate.
  • WhatFeed My Starving Children packages provide basic nutritional meals that just need water to prepare. In the past, we’ve worked in teams to package meals that are sent to the neediest countries. It’s a fun and rewarding experience for all ages. Afterwards we’ll plan to meet for lunch in Schaumburg for those who are interested.
  • Sign Up: on the sheet on the table outside Judy’s office or call Judy to be added to the list. We have 15 slots reserved.
  • Questions? Contact Penny L at (708) 275-5028

If you can’t attend, but would like to support this effort, Feed My Starving Children has requested organizations to fund the meals they pack. This can be done by dropping a check made out to Feed My Starving Children at the church office. We will take any checks with us when we volunteer. Receipts will be mailed to anyone who donates. FMSC is a 501(c)(3) organization.
May 25, 2023

Dear Ones,

At the start of the Easter season, I asked you to join me in making a generous gift to the Bishop's Appeal to celebrate our first Eastertide together. With your support, we can do more to connect our communities and sustain healthy and vital congregations.

As we prepare to celebrate the birthday of the church at Pentecost and conclude our Easter season appeal, I hope you will support our ministry with a generous gift. Together, we can continue to serve God, share the good news, and ensure everyone is in the picture. 

The Holy Spirit calls us to action wherever God's people are hurting and in need. Thank you for answering that call.

Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

Peace and Blessings,
Bishop Paula E. Clark
The Wacky Weeders are back and need your help!

We began our weekly gardening gatherings a couple of Wednesday evenings ago at 5pm, and will meet every week over the summer and into the fall.

We get so much work done and we are able to enjoy some camaraderie too! Please bring your gloves, chosen tools and kneeler! There is no commitment, just join us as you are able. If you cannot make Wednesday evenings but know what a weed is, please come and do what you can, when you can.

We also need help with the grass; more specifically the dandelions in the grass. We know the bees love them, but the neighbors don’t! If you have an idea how to diminish them and have the time to dedicate, we would be most grateful. For more details on this or the overall garden plans please talk to Kim G. on tel. (708) 829-3463 or Kathy C.

Thank you!

Pray for those who have been commended to our prayers:

For the Sick and for those in any other need: Barb, Beth, Bill, Bill Jr., Bob Jr., Brenda, Brian, Charlie, Chris, Hannah, Jeff, Jen, Jim, Jim H, John and Christiana, Kurt, Larry, Leo, Linda, Mahmood, Martha, Michael, Mike and Renee, Molly & Jim, Pauline, Richard & Connie, Roy, Sandee, Sandy, Sandy D, Stacy, Steve, the family of Tessa

For the Repose of the Soul: Amy L. McDowell, Martha Bittner & Dr. Barbara Kardas

Birthdays: Pam D, Jim B, Jason P, Spencer C, Claudia R, Taft S, Kerry C, Kim G

Anniversaries: Janine & Ryan A

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.

Garage Sale

Emmanuel will again be having our garage sale on August 25th through 27th. The garage sale has always been a great contributor to the parish budget and a fun time to work together as a community.

We will begin welcoming donations on Sunday, July 16th. Please start collecting gently used items for the garage sale to bring in July. We especially encourage housewares, quality furniture, working appliances, puzzles, yard tools, tools, games, toys, books, bikes, linens, rugs, decorations, holiday items, jewelry, and crafts.

We are not accepting sports equipment, exercise equipment, plush animals, clothes, tvs, entertainment centers, stereo systems, china cabinets, or large bookcases. (Please contact Penny L. before bringing any large furniture items.)

If you have any questions, or need a pick up of donations, please contact Penny L. at (708) 275-5028. We look forward to another great sale this year!

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
Bede the Venerable, Priest, Monk, Scholar

25 May 735
Bede was a monk at the English monastery of Wearmouth and Jarrow, in Northumbria. From the age of seven, he spent all his life at that monastery except for a few brief visits to nearby sites. He says of himself: "I have devoted my energies to a study of the Scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight."

He was the first person to write scholarly works in the English language, although unfortunately only fragments of his English writings have survived. He translated the Gospel of John into Old English, completing the work on the very day of his death. He also wrote extensively in Latin. He wrote commentaries on the Pentateuch and other portions of Holy Scripture.

His best-known work is his History of the English Church and People, a classic which has frequently been translated and is available in Penguin Paperbacks. It gives a history of Britain up to 729, speaking of the Celtic peoples who were converted to Christianity during the first three centuries of the Christian era, and the invasion of the Anglo-Saxon pagans in the fifth and sixth centuries, and their subsequent conversion by Celtic missionaries from the north and west, and Roman missionaries from the south and east. His work is our chief source for the history of the British Isles during this period. Fortunately, Bede was careful to sort fact from hearsay, and to tell us the sources of his information.

He also wrote hymns and other verse, the first martyrology with historical notes, letters and homilies, works on grammar, on chronology and astronomy–he was aware that the earth is a sphere, and he is the first historian to date events Anno Domini, and the earliest known writer to state that the solar year is not exactly 365 and a quarter days long, so that the Julian calendar (one leap year every four years) requires some adjusting if the months are not to get out of step with the seasons.

Source: Justus.anglican.org

Vestry Meeting -------July 18, 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.
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Contemplative Prayer

7:30am Tuesday and Thursday mornings on Zoom.
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Emmanuel Weekly Schedule



8:00pm: Compline

8:00am: Said Mass Rite II

Planning an Event? 

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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 tonight for this brief, lovely service?
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

The Last Word
Bishops United Against Gun Violence in Washington D.C.

This week, Bishops United Against Gun Violence is hosting an advocacy gathering in Washington D.C.

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