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Pentecost no bkgrnd

July 4, 2019   Emmanuel's E-News
Greetings from
Emmanuel Episcopal Church!

This Sunday is the Fourth 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.

We look forward to seeing you in church! 

Pentecost: Liturgical colors

Green   (the color of new growth and life) is the color symbol  for Ordinary time (from after Pentecost to the beginning of Advent).

But "Green" is also the color used for Epiphany.  Why is that?  

Although Epiphany is considered a "Church Season", it is also considered part of "Ordinary Time" because the Sundays in it are not named, as they are in all of the other Church Seasons. 

From Rev. Ellen

Dear Friends, 
 I hope to see you all on July 7th as we commission our mission trip folks and baptize Laura Kucik and Dominic O'Neill.  Directly after the service please join us for a baptismal celebration in Memorial Hall.  Meanwhile, we will be loading up the cars and hitting the road for our mission trip to Irvine, KY.  Please keep us in your prayers.  We return on July 13th and I will be at church on the 14th.
Starting July 15th thru Aug. 3rd I am taking some much needed time off.  The Rev. David Jackson and Deacon Bill Rimkus will be available for pastoral care.  For any other issues please contact Rev. David or your wardens, Andrew Dolliff and Kathleen Valenta.
I hope everyone is having a good summer filled with activity and some rest and recuperation.  Remember wherever you go God is with you, and Emmanuel is waiting for you when you get home!
Much Peace, Ellen+

Get your chance to grab a goodie from the "Awesome Bucket of Candy!"
All Together Under the Son 2019

Education for Ministry
EfM is for those who want a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Bible, church history and theology. EfM is for anyone over the age of 16  to deepen their knowledge, faith, and spirituality.  
EfM meets Wednesday nights from 6pm-8:30pm and runs from September to May. The cost for the year is $375.  Some scholarships may be available depending on how many participants we have for the coming 2019-2020 year.
To register fill out a registration form which is on the table outside of Rev. Ellen's office or email her at rector@eeclg.org Registration Deadline is Sunday, July 14th.
The Program of Study
It takes 4 years to complete EFM, however, you only sign up for a year at a time.
Year One: The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
Year Two: The New Testament
Year Three: Church History
Year Four: Theology, Ethics, and Interfaith Encounter
For more information about the scholarships or EfM talk to Rev. Ellen. or Drew Beyer.  
Emmanuel Garage Sale

The Emmanuel garage sale is planned for Friday, August 23rd  Garage Saleand Saturday, August 24th.  

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

We are using the nursery for the first part of the summer to store any donations, except for children's toys, clothes and small sports equipment, which we ask that you take downstairs to the swamp. The nursery will not be in use for the summer. 
We are looking forward to another successful sale this year, so please start saving items that you think will sell well. If you need help bringing large items or other donations to the church, please contact the office to arrange a pick up. 
We do not want large sports equipment, adult clothes, or TVs, as they do not sell. 

Thanks in advance for your donations!

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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:
7:15 am- Contemplation & Meditation

First Wednesday of the Month-  Healing and Anointing Service
Summer schedule - there will be no Wednesday Service until the 1st Wednesday in September, September 4th.

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.   

Independence Day (United States of America)
Feast Day: 4 July
On 2 July 1776, the Continental Congress, comprising delegates sent by the legislatures of the thirteen colonies, voted to declare complete independence from British rule, and on 4 July the formal wording of the declaration (principally the work of Thomas Jefferson) was approved and the document signed.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for One people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are
Created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with
certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty
and the pursuit of Happiness.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted
Among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of These ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation upon such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long Established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are long accustomed. But [our grievances are neither light nor transient, and a list of them follows....]
We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good people of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
The decision to seek independence rather than simply a restoration of the colonists' traditional rights as British subjects did not come readily or suddenly. Armies had been in the field for more than a year before the Declaration, and for another two years afterward, the officers of the Continental Army drank his Majesty's health at every mess. But the Declaration was rightly acknowledged as crucial. It speaks in terms of the Natural Law and God-given principles of justice and right, in language that, as one (British) writer has said, combines great prose, great politics, and great theology.

source: justus.anglican.org

We invite you to become a part of the Bishop Anderson House Spiritual Care Visitor Training Program!

Spiritual Care Visitor Training Initial Workshop for Summer
Saturday, July 13, 2019

Application period is now open for the summer online session of Spiritual Care Visitor Training. This session begins with a full day workshop at Bishop Anderson House, 707 S. Wood St. Topics at the workshop include Active Listening and the particular concerns of providing spiritual care with those who are dying.

Lunch is included.

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From Rev. Ellen
All Together Under the Son 2019
Education for Ministry
Emmanuel Garage Sale
Emmanuel Worship Schedule
Planning an Event?
Independence Day
Bishop Anderson House Spiritual Care Visitor Training
The Last Word
News From the Diocese: Succession Plan
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