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August 8, 2019   Emmanuel's E-News
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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.

We look forward to seeing you in 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

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The Bishop Search & Nomination Committee Announces Listening Sessions

The Search & Nomination Committee invites all laypeople and clergy in the diocese to attend a bishop search listening session. Input from listening sessions will guide the committee as they write our diocesan profile, a detailed description of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago that helps applicants learn more about us. Sessions will focus on how you see God at work in the diocese, what challenges we face together, and what we seek in our next bishop. Join the conversation.

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Emmanuel Garage Sale

UPDATE: Help is needed with the Garage Sale proper - Friday and Saturday - please contact Ellen Busch: (708) 354-5847  

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!

  • Liturgy Committee Meeting         August 11
  • Vestry Meeting                               August 20
office hoursSummer 2019 

The administration and church office will be closed Friday, August 9th and Saturday, August 10th. 

If you need pastoral care please use the telephone numbers below:
The Rev. Ellen Ekevag  (630) 258-8882
The Rev. David Jackson  (810) 357-1019 
Deacon Bill Rimkus  (708) 705-5383
If you need to deliver items for the Garage Sale, Clarence's hours are Mon, Wed, Fri 8-1pm and Saturdays 8-4pm. 
Thank you.
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Emmanuel Weekly Schedule

7:15 am- Contemplation & Meditation

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Worship Schedule

8:00 am- Said Mass Rite II
10:00 am- Choral Mass Rite II

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Saint of the Week: 
Dominic, Preacher, Friar, Missionary

8 August 1221

Dominic was born in Castile, Spain, in 1170. He entered the priesthood, and eventually became prior of the canons of the cathedral chapter (the clergy who formed the staff of the cathedral and conducted the daily worship services) at Osma. 
The turning point of his life came in 1206, when he was chosen to accompany the bishop on a visit to southern France, to an area held by the Albigenses. These were a heretical sect more or less directly descended from the early Gnostics and Manichees. They were dualists, holding that there are two gods, one the god of goodness, light, truth, and spirit, and the other the god of evil, darkness, error, and matter. The material universe is the creation of the bad god. The good god made the souls of men, and the bad god kidnapped them and imprisoned them in bodies of flesh. On their first night in Albigensian country, they stayed at an inn where the innkeeper was an Albigensian. Dominic engaged him in conversation, they sat up all night talking, and by dawn the man was ready to become an orthodox Christian. From then on, Dominic knew what his calling in life was. 
Dominic continued to preach and to debate where he could, and in 1215 he founded an order of preachers, who were to live in poverty, and devote themselves to studying philosophy and theology and to combatting false doctrine by logical argument rather than by the use of force. He was convinced that a major obstacle to the conversion of heretics was the material wealth of some of the clergy, which made plausible the accusation that they were concerned for their purses and not for the glory of God. He therefore determined that the brothers of his order should live lives of poverty and simplicity, being no better off materially than those they sought to convert. 
When he was in Rome, seeking authorization for his order from the Pope, the Pope gave him a tour of the treasures of the Vatican, and remarked complacently, "Peter can no longer say, 'Silver and gold have I none.'" Dominic turned and looked straight at the Pope, and said, "No, and neither can he say, 'Rise and walk.'" He got the permission he was seeking, and the order grew and flourished. Officially known as the Order of Preachers (hence the letters O.P. after the name of a member), it was informally known as the Dominicans, or the Blackfriars (from the color of their cloaks). 
In later years, the Order forgot its commitment to "logic and persuasion, not force" as the means of bringing men to Christian truth, and many of its members were active in the Inquisition.
Dominic was three times offered a bishopric, and refused, believing that he was called to another work. He died in 1220 in Bologna, Italy, after a preaching mission to Hungary. His emblem in art is a dog with a torch in its mouth, a pun on his name (the Dominicans are sometimes called the "Domini canes", the hounds of the Lord), and a reference to his relying on the power of preaching.  

Adapted from justus.anglican.org

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UPDATE: Emmanuel Garage Sale
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UPDATE: Summer Office Hours
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