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September 17, 2020    Emmanuel's E-News
Greetings from
Emmanuel Episcopal Church!

This Sunday is The Sixteenth 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 20 is the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

As on most Sundays during "Ordinary Time," the longest season of the church year, vestments and altar cloth are green, the color of growth and life.
This is a period in which the liturgy Sunday after Sunday leads us into a serious consideration of the content of Holy Scripture in an orderly way. This time in the Church Year is a time to build on the growth and renewal of grace we experienced in the first half of the year, a time to prepare ourselves to celebrate more fully when we come around again to the seasons from Advent through Easter.

In-Person Holy Eucharist at Emmanuel- 9am
Formation- 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!

A Letter from Bishop Lee


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

10 weeks to reinstallation!

The POP committee is working hard to secure some fund-raising events, but Covid restrictions are not helping us. If you have any talent or idea which we could share via zoom, and which we could charge a small fee to join - it could be anything (painting class, gardening tips, fall decorating ideas, auto oil changing, scrap-booking, book club, baking, bible study, guitar lessons, choir sing along requests)  The possibilities are endless from the safety of our own homes. Please contact the office or Sue Jasiak with any thoughts and ideas. We will try to help you organize it. 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!

Blessing of the Animals
9am Sunday, October 4th
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange
Blessing of the Pets
Emmanuel Garage Sale

Due to the Coronavirus, we will have mini-sales outside of the church before and after the Sunday service (inside in inclement weather).  
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: 

Bill S, Sandy R, Caroline R, Joshua L, Bill O

Wishing also Bill & Margaret Coffee a very happy Wedding Anniversary! 

And very special congratulations to Mike & Ellen Busch on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary!

Saint of the week:    
St. Hildegard of Bingen
17 September 1179
Hildegard of Bingen, Visionary
"Listen: there was once a king sitting on his throne. Around Him stood great and wonderfully beautiful columns ornamented with ivory, bearing the banners of the king with great honor. Then it pleased the king to raise a small feather from the ground, and he commanded it to fly. The feather flew, not because of anything in itself but because the air bore it along. Thus am I, a feather on the breath of God."
Hildegard of Bingen, 1098- 17 September 1179, also known as Saint Hildegard and Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, and polymath. She is considered the founder of scientific natural history in Germany and has been called by her admirers "one of the most important figures in the history of the Middle Ages," and "the greatest woman of her time."
When Hildegard was eighteen, she became a nun at the monastery at Mount St Disibode. Twenty years later, she was made the head of the female community at the monastery. The community of nuns at Mount St. Disibode was growing rapidly, and they did not have adequate room. Hildegard accordingly moved her nuns to a location near Bingen, and founded a monastery for them completely independent of the double monastery they had left. She oversaw its construction, which included such features (not routine in her day) as water pumped in through pipes.
Hildegard travelled throughout southern Germany and into Switzerland and as far as Paris, preaching. Her sermons deeply moved the hearers, and she was asked to provide written copies.
She left us about seventy poems and nine books. Two of them are books of medical and pharmaceutical advice, dealing with the workings of the human body and the properties of various herbs. (These books are based on her observations and those of others, not on her visions.) Some modern researchers are now checking her statements in the hope of finding some medicinal properties of some plant that has been overlooked till now by modern medicine. 
Her surviving works include more than a hundred letters to emperors and popes, bishops, nuns, and nobility. (Many persons of all classes wrote to her, asking for advice, and one biographer calls her "the Dear Abby of the twelfth century.") 
She wrote 72 songs including a play set to music. Musical notation had only shortly before developed to the point where her music was recorded in a way that we can read today. Accordingly, some of her work is now available on compact disk.
Her writings bring science, art, and religion together. She is deeply involved in all three, and looks to each for insights that will enrich her understanding of the others.  Her use of parable and metaphor, of symbols, visual imagery, and non-verbal means to communicate makes her work reach out to many who are totally deaf to more standard approaches. In particular, non-Western peoples are often accustomed to expressing their views of the world in visionary language, and find that Hildegard's use of similar language to express a Christian view of reality produces instant rapport, if not necessarily instant agreement.
Hildegard wrote and spoke extensively about social justice, about freeing the downtrodden, about the duty of seeing to it that every human being, made in the image of God, has the opportunity to develop and use the talents that God has given him, and to realize his God-given potential. This strikes a chord today.
Hildegard wrote explicitly about the natural world as God's creation, charged through and through with His beauty and His energy; entrusted to our care, to be used by us for our benefit, but not to be mangled or destroyed.
Adapted from Justus.anglican.org

Upcoming Meetings at-a-glanc
Vestry Meeting                                 October 20
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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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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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In This Issue
In-Person Worship at Emmanuel
A Letter from Bishop Lee
UPDATE: Emmanuel Pipe Organ Project Countdown
Emmanuel Garage Sale
Emmanuel Special Days
Saint of the Week
Minutes of the Vestry
Emmanuel Weekly Schedule
Dog Training: Here Now!
BEDS Plus: A message from Susan Valentine
The LeaderShop: Volunteers Needed!
The Last Word
Jubilee for the Earth- Season of Creation Prayer Service: News from the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago
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