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August 11, 2022  Emmanuel's E-News

Worship at Emmanuel

Sunday Mornings:
9:15am in-person Holy Eucharist
Our in-person worship will continue on Sundays with one service only for the summer at 9:15am.

Sunday Online options
  • 9:15am to 10:00am: In-person worship at Emmanuel
  • 9:15am 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 its name 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 (optional) begins at 7:30pm and prayer begins at 8:00pm. We're done by 8:15pm.
Why not click on the candles and join us tonight on Zoom for this brief lovely service?
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From Bishop-elect Clark: Discovering Where the Holy Spirit Will Lead Us
"I write to you from Canterbury, England, where the Lambeth Conference has just concluded..."

Click on the photo to read Bishop-Elect Clark's letter.

Would you like to explore new ways to live your faith in every day life? Do you want to reflect on where God has been present in your life, and where He might be leading you now? Do you want to learn more about the Bible and its history, or just read it in its entirety? Do you wish to delve into the meaning behind our beautiful liturgy? Do you enjoy sharing connection and deep conversation with fellow classmates? Education for Ministry classes, held on Thursday evenings during the academic year, will delve into all these areas and more. 

If you are curious, or you know someone of any faith who would enjoy these discussions, please have them contact Dorren at (630) 215-5905 or Drew (630) 606-1586. You could also inquire of previous graduates Penny L, Andy D, and now Kathleen V.

Click on the round EfM logo to learn more about this unique program.
Garage Sale

Emmanuel's Annual Garage Sale will be held August 26-28th. 
 The garage sale has always been a great contributor to the parish budget and a fun time to work together as a community.
Garage Sale Help!
Thanks again to Anita, Ellen and Penny, our garage sale preparation is well under way. We will need volunteers to work the sale, help with set up and packing up afterwards on Sunday. If you are interested in helping, please call Ellen on (708) 354-5847. Thank you!

Donations are now welcome!

Please bring gently used donations to the church and leave them in the large classroom. 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.)

Thank you, in advance, for your support of this important Emmanuel Ministry!

If you have any questions, or need a pick up of donations, please contact Penny L at (708) 275-5028.

We look forward to a successful sale this year!

Community Outreach

Emmanuel's Exodus World Service refugee family welcome project

Click on the EXODUS logo to view Emmanuel's "Welcome to America Pack" delivery.
Click HERE to view the thank-you note from EXODUS. Thank you to all who participated in this wonderful project!
The Leader Shop has asked Emmanuel to help provide school supplies for needy children in the La Grange area.
Please bring your supplies to church by Sunday, August 14th so that we can deliver them to The Leader Shop for sorting well before their event on the 20th.

Please click on the stapler for more information.
Thank you for supporting this ministry!

Pray for those who have been commended to our prayers:

For the Sick and for those in any other need: Andrew, Bill, Bonnie & Martha, Christiana and John, Claire, Diane, Heather, Howard and Susan, Jeff, Jim and Sue, Kerry, Kurt, Martha, Michael, Mike, Renée, Richard, Sandy, Tom, the Penn family and the people of Ukraine

For the Repose of the Soul: Bennett Penn

Birthdays: Char VT, Gordon R, Toni M, Chris C

Anniversaries: We wish Maria & David L a Happy Anniversary and Char & Rob E a very Happy 56th Wedding Anniversary!
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.
Saint of the Week

Clare of Assisi, nun

11 August 1253
Clare Offreduccio, born in 1194, was the daughter of a wealthy family in Assisi. When she was eighteen years old, she heard a sermon by Francis of Assisi, and was moved by it to follow the example of the Franciscan brothers and vow herself to a life of poverty. Her family was horrified, and brought her back home by force; but one night, in a gesture both tactical and symbolic, she slipped out of her house through "the door of the dead" (a small side door that was traditionally opened only to carry out a corpse) and returned to the house of the Franciscans.
Francis cut off her hair, and placed her in a nearby convent. Later a house was found for her, and she was eventually joined by two of her sisters, her widowed mother, and several members of the wealthy Ubaldini family of Florence. Clare's best friend, Pacifica, could not resist, and joined them, too.
The sisters of her order came to be known informally as Minoresses (Franciscan brothers are Friars Minor = "lesser brothers") or as Poor Clares. When the order was formed, Francis suggested Clare for the Superior. But she refused the position until she turned twenty-one. They devoted themselves to prayer, nursing the sick, and works of mercy for the poor and neglected.
They adopted a rule of life of extreme austerity (more so than of any other order of women up to that time) and of absolute poverty, both individually and collectively. They had no beds. They slept on twigs with patched hemp for blankets. Wind and rain seeped through cracks in the ceilings. They ate very little, with no meat at all. Whatever they ate was food they begged for. Clare made sure she fasted more than anyone else. Despite this way of life, or perhaps because of it, the followers of Clare were the most beautiful young girls from the best families of Assisi.
The community of Poor Clares continues to this day, both in the Roman and in the Anglican communions.

source: justus.anglican.org

Vestry Meeting             August 16, 2022

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.
Vestry Minutes 
Click on the dates below to view the minutes of the respective Vestry meeting:
Emmanuel Weekly Schedule



8:00pm: Compline

9:15am: Mass Rite II

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. 
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
Bishop-elect Clark Reflects on the Lambeth Conference
Bishop-elect Paula Clark wrote this message as the Lambeth Conference of Bishops concluded on August 8

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