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July 30, 2020 Emmanuel's E-News
Greetings from
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This Sunday is The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.

This is the longest season of the church year, lasting from Pentecost Day until Advent. The year following Epiphany and Pentecost is called Ordinary Time, and includes no major feasts. But it is a time for learning and reflection. The color of the season is green, symbolizing the life and growth of the church.

The Colors of Pentecost

The sanctuary color for Pentecost Sunday is red, the color of the church.  While traditionally red is used only for the Sunday of Pentecost, some churches use red for the Sundays between Easter and Pentecost Sunday. The red symbolizes both the fire of Pentecost as well as the apostles and early followers of Jesus who were gathered in the Upper Room for the empowerment from God to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world.  

Some church traditions also use red for Maundy Thursday and All Saints Day or Sunday.

Excerpted from:  CRI/Voice, Institute, Dennis Bratcher 
Copyright © 2018 CRI/Voice, Institute

Weed Wars!

A very big thank you to Kim, Katherine, Penny, Susan, Rachel, Kathleen, Randy & Jeff for their valiant efforts in combating the weeds and borders in the gardens!  It is an ongoing effort at this time of year. 
You are still most welcome to help us out on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Our weeding parties will continue each Thursday until we can declare victory over the weeds. We won't just be weeding, but it will be the priority. Be sure to bring your garden hand tools, gloves, something to drink and a mask. 
 We will stay six feet away from each other, but just in case you may want to have your mask. You can come anytime between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and stay as long as you can. 
We hope you can join us. We could really use the help.
Thank you!

I n-Person Holy Eucharist at Emmanuel
10:00 a.m. Sundays- Rite II 
  • Weather permitting, the service will be held on the west lawn- otherwise we will be inside
  • Please plan to enter from the Kensington side of the church- doors on the east and north sides may be locked
  • Please bring masks and chairs for each person, hand sanitizer and a pen
  • We will be practicing social distancing. Ushers will be available to assist with seating arrangements
  • Please click on the reminder note graphic for additional information
  • There will be an online option for those who are unable to attend. Click on the reminder note for more information
  • Fellowship will be available on Zoom from 9:30- 9:55. The service will stream live on Facebook at 10:00.
  • Additional information, including a link to the Sunday Bulletin, may be found HERE.

We look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Emmanuel Garage Sale

Due to the Coronavirus, the Emmanuel Garage Sale is tentatively being moved to October 2nd and 3rd.  Please continue to hold items for the sale until September 1st, when we will begin welcoming donations. 
We encourage the following donations:  Furniture in good condition, good quality housewares, working appliances, yard tools, puzzles, games, books, jewelry, linens, bikes, toys, tools, crafts and holiday decorations. Garage Sale

We will be looking again for any donated items; if you have a neighbor who is moving - please pass on our information. 

We are looking forward to another successful sale this year, so please start saving items that you think will sell well. 
Due to the Coronavirus, this year we are not accepting:  Plush animals, clothes, shoes, sets of china, lamps, dolls, ice skates, sports shoes of any kind, helmets, and skis.
Please contact Penny Longo at (708) 275-5028 with any questions.

Thanks in advance for your donations!

Emmanuel Special Days
Wishing the following a very Happy Birthday for the first week in August: 

Larry B, Virginia B, Bill C, Michelle A, Penny L, Michael B, Janine A, Charlotte N, Lauren P and Ian D

Saints of the Week: 
Mary and Martha of Bethany
29 July NT

Mary and Martha lived with their brother Lazarus at Bethany, a village not far from Jerusalem. They are mentioned in several episodes in the Gospels. On one occasion, when Jesus and His disciples were their guests (Luke 10:38-42), Mary sat at Jesus' feet and listened to Him while her sister Martha busied herself with preparing food and waiting on the guests, and when Martha complained, Jesus said that Mary had chosen the better part.
When Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha, had died, Jesus came to Bethany. Martha, upon being told that He was approaching, went out to meet Him, while Mary sat still in the house until He sent for her. It was to Martha that Jesus said: "I am the Resurrection and the Life." (John 11:1-44) Again, about a week before the crucifixion, as Jesus reclined at a table, Mary poured a flask of expensive perfume over Jesus' feet. Mary was criticized for wasting what might have been sold to raise money for the poor, and again Jesus spoke on her behalf. (John 12:1-8)
On the basis of these incidents, many Christian writers have seen Mary as representing Contemplation (prayer and devotion), and Martha as representing Action (good works, helping others); or love of God and love of neighbor respectively.
They see the same symbolism also in Leah and Rachel, the daughters of Laban (Genesis 29 and 35). Leah was dim of sight, but had many children. Rachel had few children, but one of them saved the whole family from destruction. Leah represents Action, which is near-sighted and cannot penetrate very far into the mysteries of God, but it produces many worthwhile results. Contemplation has fewer results, but one of those results is Faith, without which it is impossible to please God." (Hebrews 11:6) Yet, there is a sense in which Action comes first -- "If a man love not his brother, whom he hath seen, how shall he love God, whom he hath not seen?" (1 John 4:20) So it is that Leah must be wed before Rachel.

 Source: Justus.anglican.org

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Summertime is here and golf season is underway!
We're happy to announce the 20th Annual La Grange Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Classic will take place on Monday, August 10, 2020 at the beloved La Grange Country Club!

Who You Will Help
Through a collaborative partnership among AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange's residency program, BEDS Plus and Pillars, event proceeds will be used to begin a program to provide nursing support for our homeless community. Your participation will support the health and safety of this vulnerable population, further strengthening and coordinating the housing, mental health and medical services they receive in our community.

How to Participate
  • Support the event through sponsorship or by purchasing a foursome or individual golf spot.   Register Now
  • Make a direct donation to help begin a program to provide nursing support for our homeless community. Make a Donation 

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In This Issue
Weed Wars!
Holy Eucharist at Emmanuel
Emmanuel Garage Sale
Emmanuel Special Days
Saint of the Week
Upcoming Meetings at-a-glance
Listen to Emmanuel Sunday Sermons Online
Emmanuel Weekly Schedule
20th Annual La Grange Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Classic
The Last Word
Witnessing to the God of Life: News from the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago
Forward the E-News to a Friend
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Jesus in the house of Mary and Martha
Jesus in the house of Mary and Martha

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