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September 22, 2022  Emmanuel's E-News
Christian Formation at Emmanuel
Opening the Prayer Book: Series Continues after the 10am service

There’s more to worship than Sunday morning! The 1979 Book of Common Prayer is a treasure trove of resources for personal and community prayer. 

Join us as we explore the prayer book from a user’s perspective. Bring your questions and opinions as we explore the book by sections and mine its potential for everyday faith and prayer–and bring your BCP! Don’t have a prayer book? No problem! We’ve got copies to give out and annotate.

Upcoming topics will include:

  • September 25th: Reading and writing a collect
  • October 3rd: The Daily Office

These programs will be conducted in-person after the service or over Zoom at approximately 11:15am.
Click on the graphic above to participate via Zoom.
Were you unable to attend last week's Adult Ed session?
No worries! Recorded sessions will now be available online for 1-2 weeks following the original date.

Click HERE to view the 9/18/22 ZOOM session: A Prayer Book Overview
Click HERE to view the slides used in the 9/18/22 session

Worship at Emmanuel

Sunday Mornings- in-person 
Holy Eucharist continues:

8:00am Said Holy Eucharist
10:00am Choral Holy Eucharist

Sunday Online options
  • 9:45am to 10:00am: Social time on Zoom
  • 10:00am to 11:00am: In-person worship will follow at Emmanuel
  • 10:00am 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 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?

Our continuing EfMers are joining with a Zoom EfM group Based at St Mark’s in Glen Ellyn. It will meet late Wednesday afternoons online only (save for a party now and then!). This group will start October 12th. If this option suits anyone’s schedule better than Thursday in-person did, please contact Dorren ASAP for registration information.

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. 

Click on the round EfM logo to learn more about this unique program.
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Brotherhood of St. Andrew- update

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is a men's ministry in the Episcopal Church which was first founded in Chicago in 1883 and has spread across the world since then. In 1887, Emmanuel established a chapter and was given chapter number 0090. When we reestablish our chapter we will retain that number. 

There will be a chapter organization meeting THIS Saturday, September 24th at 10am in Beaudway Hall. Call John Lansing (630) 886-5206 (corrected number) with questions. The Brotherhood is open to all men. Come and learn more about the Brotherhood.

Thank you,
Rev. Dave+
Welcome Joy Rogers!
Emmanuel is happy to welcome Joy Rogers as Guest Preacher on October 2.

After almost 30 years in parish ministry, The Very Rev. Joy Rogers retired in 2014 as Dean of St. James Cathedral and discerned a call to ministry beyond the doors of the church. She became a board member of ARISE Chicago and found a way to work with people who did not worship the way she knew or speak a language she understood or faced challenges that she could not imagine. 

It has been a time of gift, of learning, of an awakening of spirit and conscience. ARISE Chicago is a multi-faith organization with a mission to partner with workers and faith communities to fight workplace injustice through education and organizing and advocating for public policy changes.

Come hear more about Joy's mission and ministry, as well as the work of ARISE, at the 8am and 10am services on Sunday, October 2nd. A special collection will be taken up for the work of ARISE Chicago.

Pray for those who have been commended to our prayers:

For the Sick and for those in any other need: Andrew, Carson & Mike, Christiana and John, Claire, Heather, Howard & Susan, Jeff, Jim & Sue, Kerry, Jalyn and her baby, Kurt, Michael, Mike & Renée, Molly & Jim, Richard, Roger, Sandy, Tom

For the Repose of the Soul: none this week

Birthdays: James W, Richard O’D, Susan V

Anniversaries: Wishing Ellen & Michael B, Danielle V & Terry O’N and Kelly & Michael C a very Happy 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

Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury

19 September 690

When the pagan Anglo-Saxons invaded England, they drove the native Celtic inhabitants north into Scotland and west into Ireland, Wales, and Cornwall. The Anglo-Saxons were subsequently converted to Christianity by Celtic missionaries from the north and west, and Roman and Gallic missionaries from the south and east. As a result, they ended up with two different "flavors" of Christianity.

The difference was expressed mainly in the form of a disagreement about the proper method for calculating the date of Easter, a disagreement which we may suspect was a stand-in for other disagreements a little more difficult to articulate. In 663, a council was called to settle the dispute, the Synod of Whitby. It decided in favor of the Roman or continental way of doing things.

Soon after, the Archbishop of Canterbury died, and the English elected a successor, Wighard, and sent him to Rome to be consecrated by the Pope. Wighard died in Rome before he could be consecrated, and the Pope (Vitalian) took it upon himself to choose a man to fill the vacancy. He consecrated Theodore of Tarsus (the native city of the Apostle Paul), a learned monk (not a priest) from the East then living in Rome, 65 years old.

This surprising choice turned out to be a very good one. Theodore was (as Bede put it in his Ecclesiastical History) "the first archbishop whom all the English obeyed." Having made a tour of his charge, Theodore filled the vacant bishoprics and in 672 presided over the first council of the entire English Church, at Hertford. He established definite territorial boundaries for the various dioceses, and founded new dioceses where needed. He found the Church of England an unorganized missionary body, and left it a fully ordered province of the universal Church. The body of canon law drawn up under his supervision, and his structure of dioceses and parishes, survived the turmoil of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and are substantially intact today.

He founded a school at Canterbury that trained Christians from both the Celtic and the Roman traditions, and did much to unite the two groups. The school was headed by Adrian, an abbot born in Africa but later resident in Italy, who had been the Pope's first choice for Archbishop, but who had refused and recommended Theodore instead.

Adrian was learned in the Scriptures, a good administrator, and fluent in Latin and Greek. The school taught Bible, theology and sacred studies, Latin and Greek (Bede alleges that some of the students knew these languages as well as they knew English), poetry, astronomy, and calendar calculation (of some importance for political reasons, as stated above). Adrian died 9 January 710.

Theodore died 19 September 690, being 88 years old.

Vestry Meeting             October 18, 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
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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

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In addition to providing a hot meal on a monthly basis, Emmanuel is planning to provide shelf-stable meals to the BEDS-Plus program when we deliver the hot meals. 

Donations of any quantity will be appreciated. Please place your donations in the Beaudway Kitchen with a note that says "for BEDS-Plus."

The following are the suggested items:

  • HMR Entrees (available on Amazon.com)
  • White Chicken or flavored tuna in pouches (Tuna Creations/Chicken Creations)
  • Lower-sodium chili, such as Hormel chili no beans w/less sodium, Hormel vegetarian chili with beans, Bean VIVI organic 3-bean vegan chili, Ben's original ready rice pouch whole grain or brown.
  • Fruit cups packed in their own juice or water
  • Small, bottled water, carbonated water, or 100% juice
  • Low-sugar breakfast bars
  • Frito-Lay Baked & Popped Mix
  • Individual low-sugar cereal
  • Quaker Instant Oatmeal, lower sugar

If you have any questions, please contact Penny L. at 708-275-5028.

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The Last Word
Ordination and Consecration Video and Photos Now Available

The Ordination and Consecration of the Rev. Paula E. Clark as the Thirteenth Bishop of Chicago was held September 17 at the Westin Hotel in Lombard.

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