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June 6, 2019   Emmanuel's E-News
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This Sunday is Whitsunday, the Day of Pentecost.
 
On the Day of Pentecost in the church year, fifty days after Easter and ten days after the Ascension, the clergy wear RED vestments to signify the work of the Spirit. It is also a custom in many churches for the people in the congregation to wear RED on the Day of Pentecost as well. We wear RED to remind us of the fire of the Spirit.

We look forward to seeing you in church! 

The Day of Pentecost

T en days after Jesus ascended into heaven, the twelve apostles, Jesus' mother and family, and many other of His disciples gathered together in Jerusalem for the Jewish harvest festival that was celebrated on the fiftieth day after Passover.
 
While they were indoors praying, a sound like that of a rushing wind filled the house and tongues of fire descended and rested over each of their heads. This was the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on human flesh promised by God. The disciples were suddenly empowered to proclaim the gospel of the risen Christ.
 
They went out into the streets of Jerusalem and began preaching to the crowds gathered for the festival. Not only did the disciples preach with boldness and vigor, but by a miracle of the Holy Spirit they spoke in the native languages of the people present, many of whom had come from all corners of the Roman Empire. The apostle Peter seized the moment and addressed the crowd, preaching to them about Jesus' death and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins.  The result was that about three thousand converts were baptized that day. The account can be found in the Acts of the Apostles 2:1-41.

The feast of Pentecost is often referred to as the birthday of the Church. It is called that because Pentecost is when the apostles went out among the people and began spreading Jesus' message, thus establishing the beginning of the Church.
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Emmanuel Church Wide Garden Clean-Up Day 

Mission

Emmanuel is sending 20 people to St. Timothy's Episcopal Outreach Center in Irvine, Kentucky from July 7th to July 13th.  We will be doing construction work such as repairing a roof, replacing a floor, doing electrical work or digging a waterline so that a family will not have to carry water for drinking, doing dishes and bathing.  We have 11 adults and 9 youth attending the trip. 
 
Car Wash!
There will be a car wash fundraiser on Sunday, June 23rd during both services. (More details to follow.) Donations for the cost of the trip (we pay for all the building supplies as part of the cost) are gladly accepted.

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.

  • Vestry Meeting              DATE CHANGE: June 11th
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Vestry Minutes  
 
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July- no meeting 
May 29, 2018 Special Meeting

Emmanuel Weekly Schedule

Tuesday
7:15 am- Contemplation & Meditation

First Wednesday of the Month
9:30 am- Healing and Anointing service 
10:15 am (after service) Bible Study

Thursday
7:15 am- Contemplation & Meditation
Worship Schedule

Sunday 
8:00 am- Said Mass Rite II
10:00 am- Choral Mass Rite II
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SAINT OF THE WEEK Boniface, Bishop, Missionary, Martyr

5 June 754
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St. Boniface

Wynfrith, nicknamed Boniface ("good deeds"), was born around 680 near Crediton in Devonshire, England. When he was five, he listened to some monks who were staying at his father's house. They had returned from a mission to the pagans on the continent, and Boniface was so impressed by them that he resolved to follow their example. Although his father had intended him for a secular career, he gave way to his son's entreaties and sent him at the age of seven to a monastery school. He eventually became director of the school at Nursling, in Winchester, where he wrote the first Latin grammar in England, and gave lectures that were widely copied and circulated.

At thirty, he was ordained and set out to preach in Friesland (overlaps with modern Holland), whence he was soon expelled because of war between its heathen king and Charles Martel of France. Boniface, after a brief withdrawal, went into Hesse and Bavaria, having secured the support of the Pope and of Charles Martel for his work there. In Hesse, in the presence of a large crowd of pagans, he cut down the Sacred Oak of Geismar, a tree of immense age and girth, sacred to the god Thor. It is said that after only a few blows of his axe, the tree tottered and crashed to the ground, breaking into four pieces and revealing itself to be rotted away within. It was the beginning of a highly successful missionary effort, and the planting of a vigorous Christian church in Germany, where Boniface was eventually consecrated bishop. He asked the Christian Saxons of England to support his work among their kinsmen on the continent, and they responded with money, books, supplies, and above all, with a steady supply of monks to assist him in teaching and preaching.

Boniface did not confine his attentions to Germany. He worked to establish cooperation between the Pope and others in Italy on the one hand and Charles and his successors in France on the other. He persuaded Carloman and Pepin, the sons of Charles, to call synods for the reform of the church in their territories, where under previous rulers bishoprics had often been sold to the highest bidder. He never forgot his initial failure in Friesland, and in old age resigned his bishopric and returned to work there. Many Frisians had been converted earlier by Willibrord (another Saxon missionary from England), but had lapsed after his death. Boniface preached among them with considerable success. On June 5, the eve of Pentecost, 754, he was preparing a group of Frisians for confirmation when they were attacked and killed by heathen warriors.

The historian Christopher Dawson estimates that he has had a greater influence on the history of Europe than any other Englishman.

source: justus.anglican.org

Time to replace your worn out flag?

 Summer is coming and Memorial Day is almost upon us. It's time to retire your tattered, torn, and worn American and POW-MIAflags and replace them with a new one. But just not
sure how to retire them properly?

Well, we can help with that. Just deposit your old flags (large or small) into the box located in the breezeway, and let Boy Scout Troop 111 and VFW Post 2868 take care of the retirement. Flags will be accepted until June 14th which is Flag Day.

Please, no holiday or sports team flags (especially White Sox flags).
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Emmanuel Church Wide Garden Clean-Up Day
Emmanuel Mission Trip
Listen to Emmanuel Sunday Sermons Online
Upcoming Meetings at-a-glance
Emmanuel Worship Schedule
Planning an Event?
Saint of the Week
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News From the Diocese: Chicago Pride Parade on June 30
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