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September 10, 2020    Emmanuel's E-News
Greetings from
Emmanuel Episcopal Church!

This Sunday is The Fifteenth 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. 

September 13 is the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The most notable feature of this period is that we finish reading substantially all of one Gospel each year, having begun this in Advent and Epiphany. The three-year lectionary appoints one of the three "synoptic" Gospels- Matthew, Mark, and Luke-for each year. John's Gospel is used throughout the three years for certain Holy Days, Lent, and Easter, and in filling out the Gospel of Mark, which is considerably shorter than the others, in Year B. We also read several of the epistles each year during this period. Finally, the Old Testament readings are chosen to complement the Gospel reading each Sunday. Most often they are events or prophecies which point to the work of Christ in the Gospel passage they accompany.

The color for the season after Pentecost is green to symbolize the growth and life of the church. It is the longest season of the church year, from Trinity Sunday until the first Sunday of Advent.

Don't forget the 9am Service start on Sunday! Formation at 10am
9:00 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
Online Options
  • There will be an online option for those who are unable to attend. Click on the reminder note above for more information
  • Fellowship will be available on Zoom from 8:30- 8:55. The service will stream live on Facebook at 9:00
  • The Facebook live stream typically begins a minute or two after 9:00. If you only see last week's service at the upper right of the Facebook page, watch for a "New Notifications" box to pop up at the lower left of your screen. Click on the box when it appears, and the service will begin streaming at the upper right of your screen. When the video window appears, click on the lower right of the video for the volume control if needed
  • Additional information, including a link to the Sunday Bulletin, may be found HERE.
NEW: Formation Program
  • For those joining remotely, the formation program will be available via Zoom. Feel free to use the first 15 minutes or so after the service for online fellowship while we get ready to start the program. 

We look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Education for Ministry
Emmanuel's EfM Seminar Group looking for 2- 3 "Year-One" Participants

Education for Ministry (or as it's better known, EfM) is a program for adults who desire to grow deeper into scripture, church history and theology in a small group. Definitely not your grandmother's Bible study program, EfM understands that adults are responsible for their own learning and that bible study is more than reading scripture and being "taught" what it means.

Each EfM seminar group is comprised of six to twelve adults, led by a mentor (or two) who guides and administers the group; each group covenants to meet weekly September-May for 2-3 hours in person (or via Zoom) for prayer, discussion, and theological reflection.

Developed by the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, EfM groups currently meet throughout the world.

Emmanuel's EfM group is beginning its fourth year and is looking for 2-3 individuals to join the "year 1" group. The annual fee is $375 (scholarships may be available.) Tuition includes course curriculum and supplementary books.

The following is the yearly schedule for the EfM curriculum:
* Year 1: Hebrew Scriptures
* Year 2: The New Testament
* Year 3: Church History
* Year 4: Theology, Ethics, and Interfaith Encounters

Please contact Penny Longo or Drew Beyer if you are interested in joining us this year.

Emmanuel Pipe Organ Project
***The Countdown***

11 weeks to reinstallation!

...and our loan has been authorized by the First National Bank of LaGrange. We will only borrow the money we need! If you wanted to send an extra gift, or pay your organ pledge early, now is the time so that we borrow as little as possible. Thank you!

As we count down to our Organ return don't forget to use Amazon Smile and add Friends of Casavant 3062 as your chosen charity.

The Pipe Organ Project has earned $100.54 from Amazon Smile between April and June this year!

Thank you to all who have made these purchases with Friends of Casavant 3062 nominated - literally every penny helps!

We love the engraved Emmanuel Tribute bricks!

Our newly repaired brick walkway is now completed for the 

If you missed out on this opportunity - it is never too late! If you would like to order a brick for your family, or event, we have ordered spare bricks and will get more engraved when we have enough to warrant engaging the engravers. We still have plenty of space. The cost is $200 per brick.  
Please see Judy in the office, or Kathy Lampert.

Emmanuel Garage Sale

Due to the Coronavirus, we have decided to postpone the Emmanuel Garage Sale until 2021.  We will have mini-sales outside of the church before and after the Sunday service (inside in inclement weather).  This week, we are continuing to feature lawn sprinklers, hoses, puzzles and books.
We welcome donations of puzzles and books, which can be left in the breezeway.

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 this week in September: 

Tori L, Lucas N, Reynar M Jnr, Leslie A, Martin N, Joseph M

Memorable Christians of the Past: 

Constance, Nun, and Her Companions: The Martyrs of Memphis

9 September 1878
In 1878 the American city of Memphis on the Mississippi River was struck by an epidemic of yellow fever, which so depopulated the area that the city lost its charter and was not reorganized for fourteen years. Almost everyone who could afford to do so left the city and fled to higher ground away from the river. (It was not yet known that the disease was mosquito-borne, but it was observed that high and dry areas were safe.) 
There were in the city several communities of nuns, Anglican or Roman Catholic, who had the opportunity of leaving, but chose to stay and nurse the sick. Most of them, thirty-eight in all, were themselves killed by the fever. 
One of the first to die (on 9 September 1878) was Constance, head of the (Anglican) Community of St Mary.
 Source: Satucket.com

Upcoming Meetings at-a-glanc
Vestry Meeting                                 September 15
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.  

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Vestry Minutes
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Emmanuel Weekly Schedule

Worship Schedule

8:00 pm- Compline



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.   


At The Kensington Arts Center Children's Art Studio

  • Fab, Fierce Fall 
    • Saturday, October 3 
  • Make it Mask-tastic
    • Saturday, October 17 
  • Beautiful Witches, Bad Dude Wizards!
    • Saturday, October 24 
  • Pop Up Sparkle Haunted Houses 
    • Saturday, October 31 
  • Radical Rainbow Unicorn Art 
    • Saturday, November 7 
  • Terrific Turkeys 
    • Saturday, November 14 
  • Felt Gratitude Quilts! 
    • Saturday, November 21  

Click on the Creation Space graphic for full information >>>

To ENROLL, Call or Text Instructor 
Rachel Weaver Rivera, MFA, LCPC at 773-203-6659

Dog Training: Here Now!
Does your new family member need training? Deborah Plowman, associated with the Hinsdale Humane Society, will be offering lessons for your furry friend.
Deborah Plowman 
Dog Training by Deborah 
Positive reinforcement trainer 
  • All classes are on-leash and proof of vaccinations are required. 
  • Social distancing required.
  • No prong or choker collars and no retractable leashes in class, please. 
Contact the trainer (Deborah Plowman) with any questions or to register for a class or workshop. (630) 828-6773 or Deb.plowman@yahoo.com.
Click on the graphic for full class schedule

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Hello friends,
I'm on the Board of BEDS Plus and am hoping you'll consider my request to support this very worthwhile organization.  I think a little history is important -- as most of you know, Emmanuel was among the first churches to support BEDS ("Building Ecumenical Discipleship through Sheltering") when it was founded more than 30 years ago.  A few years ago when BEDS moved its administrative offices out of Emmanuel and into its 9601 Odgen facility, it was also required by the Village of LaGrange to reduce the number of nights BEDS churches could house emergency overnight shelters.  At that point, Emmanuel was no longer housing BEDS offices or its clients, and it feels like we lost our connection to BEDS.  We also stopped the Brat Trot for BEDS 5K.  
Now that we are in the age of COVID, emergency overnight sheltering is no longer viable.  BEDS succeeded for several months in providing congregate housing for approximately 30 clients, and is actively trying to place clients, especially families, in apartments it leases.  The rest of the clients we serve are currently in motel rooms supplied by BEDS.  We are in dire need of meals to feed these clients.  It occurred to me that this is a terrific way for Emmanuel to become re-engaged with BEDS.  I've attached two flyers that explain ways we can help BEDS through our outreach efforts.  I'm hopeful that I've included enough people on this email that I will generate interest in this cause. 
Thank you so much for your consideration!
Susan Valentine

***Please click on the BEDS logo above to view the flyers***

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Summer Read 2020 Flyer

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In This Issue
DON'T FORGET: The 9am Service Start on Sunday!
Education for Ministry
UPDATE: Emmanuel Pipe Organ Project Countdown
We love the engraved Emmanuel Tribute bricks!
Emmanuel Garage Sale
Emmanuel Special Days
Upcoming Meetings at-a-glance
Emmanuel Weekly Schedule
Planning an Event?
Unity Rally 2020
Need to subscribe or renew your E-News subscription?
Meetings and Special Events
The Martyrs of Memphis
The Martyrs of Memphis

This Sunday is The Fifteenth Sunday after

The Lessons appointed for 
Proper 19: 

The Old Testament: 
The Response: 
The Epistle: 
The Gospel: 

Meetings and Special Events 
September 13
September 15
  • Vestry Meeting
September 16


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