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September 6, 2018   Emmanuel's E-News
Greetings from
Emmanuel Episcopal Church!

This Sunday is the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
Rev. David Jackson will celebrate and Rev. Ellen will preach.

We look forward to seeing you in church! 

The Sundays 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.


Please join us with friends and the whole family to celebrate the new academic year on Friday, September 7th, for an evening of fun, fellowship and games. Games will include bean-toss, egg races, water balloons, a ping-pong tournament for the youth, and the new game of Kubb. 
The fun starts at 6:00pm on the church lawn. We will be providing the hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, chips and non-alcoholic refreshments. You are welcome to bring your own wine and/or beer. 

To sign up, please click on the happy picnickers above.
Blessing of the Backpacks
Ministry Fair
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.  Click HERE for the full list.

MeetingsUpcoming Meetings at-a-glance
      Vestry Meeting:    September 18

West End Arts Festival
Sunday, Sept 9th, 11:30am-12pm

See Hadley Rivera-Weaver representing the Kensington Arts Center by playing the guitar during the LGBA West End Arts Festival at the Stone Avenue Metra Station Grounds (held over Sat & Sun, Sept 8th & 9th).
Upcoming Children's Art Programs
Hello Art Friends!
Hope you have had a peaceful and relaxing summer with your families. Check out our upcoming classes for young artists, ages 6 and up, at The Kensington Arts Center. http://www.kensingtonartscenter.org
New this season, we will be offering weekend and weeknight private and semi-private lessons. Or join us on Saturday afternoons, when the studio will come alive with mini-series classes focusing on exciting topics. (See a sampling below.)
As always at the KAC, kids will create with an amazing variety of art materials including acrylic and watercolor paint, oil pastels, colored inks, recycled materials, natural items, wire, decorative papers, and more. Kids will be encouraged to develop their unique style in a real art studio environment.
In addition to private lessons and classes, please keep our Kensington Arts Center Studio in mind for hands-on art programming for educator in-service workshops, birthday parties, and scout badge events. See the attached flier for more information, and/or like us on Facebook to stay connected. 
Thank you for your on-going support of our children's art programs. 
Art-Making-Mini-Series Saturday Classes
Click HERE for flyer
Girl FLOWER Power
for ages 6 and up
Saturdays 9/15, 22, and 29 4-5:30 PM
Get ready to explore what it means to be a STRONG girl. Delve into ideas about how to make true friends, avoid drama, and focus on kindness. Create friendship flower books, kindness charm necklaces, and mixed media self-esteem weavings.  Fee: $ 75
Spooky OCTOBER Extravaganza
for ages 6 and up
Saturdays 10/13, 20, 27 from 4-5:30 PM
Bring your scary imagination to create haunted 3D projects. Learn how to craft a groovy ghost town, sparkling pumpkin mask, and a mad scientist laboratory. Fee: $75
Gratitude with Attitude
for ages 6 and up
Saturdays 11/10 and 17 from 4-5:30
Prepare to jump head first into a discussion about why gratitude rocks. Learn about what you are thankful for while you create a happy-dancing turkey and a beautiful autumn symbol quilt that shows what matters most.  Fee: $50
Holiday Meaningful Magic
for ages 6 and up
Saturdays 12/1, 8, and 15 from 4-5:30
It's the season of light.... Spread joy, learn mindfulness, and practice peace as you make a marvelous mixed media angel, shimmering set of winter votive candles, and a Holy Family Clothes Pin People Nativity Scene.  Fee: $ 75
To ENROLL, Call or Text Instructor
Rachel Weaver Rivera, MFA, LPC at (773) 203-6659. 
The Kensington Arts Center
Housed in Emmanuel Church (Conveniently located a few blocks from downtown LaGrange)
203 South Kensington, La Grange, IL 60525
Kensington Arts Center $20 Annual Family Registration Fee
Siblings Welcome! Sibling discounts available. 
Rachel Weaver Rivera, MFA, LPC
Imagine Art Studio
Owner and Teaching Artist
Cell: (773) 203-6659

bookThe Man Who Never Met A Stranger

The Man Who Never Met A Stranger, by Deacon John R. Dolan
In his third book, The Man Who Never Met A S tranger , author Reverend John R. Dolan combines the love and spirituality that infuse his other works to create not only a n homage to his friend, Frank Nicholson, but also a model for readers who would love to succeed at their own endeavours. 
Available in Paperback or Kindle versions.

Click on the book cover to view and purchase on Amazon.com. If you have an Amazon Smile account, you can order through that to benefit the charity of your choice, including the Pipe Organ Project.

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Send us your news!  We would like to celebrate your and your family's achievements.  Did your child get into the college he/she wanted?  Did they make the honor roll?  Are they performing in a concert or play?  How about a work promotion or achievement for you or your spouse?   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

7:15 am- Contemplation & Meditation

9:30 am- Healing and Anointing Service 
10:00 am (after service) Bible Study

7:15 am- Contemplation & Meditation
Worship Schedule

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

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.   

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

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New Comma Baroque Presents:
The Twilight Kingdom: Waning of the Viol in Europe

Emmanuel Episcopal Church of La Grange's artists-in-residence New Comma Baroque return in a special program of rare gems from the twilight years of the viol: from well-known master Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach to lesser-known Johann Gottfried Mente and Christian Wilhelm Podbielski, to the so-called 'last gambists' Carl Friedrich Abel and Franz Xaver Hammer. 

Join New Comma Baroque's Phillip Serna and Emily Katayama on a virtuosic exploration of late repertoire for the viola da gamba - including the Chicago premiere of a newly-discovered work by Abel found in Poland in 2016!

New Comma Baroque at Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange, IL
Sunday, September 9, 2018 3:00PM
$20 General Admission, $15 Seniors, $10 Students, Free Under 18  
ScholaSchola Antiqua

Directed by Michael Alan Anderson, the early music ensemble Schola Antiqua honors the quincentennial of the death of Pierre de la Rue, prized composer of the early sixteenth century.
Sunday, October 21, 4:00pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church of La Grange
203 S. Kensington Avenue, La Grange
$25 General Admission / $10 Seniors and students with ID
This program is sponsored in part by the Lumen Christi Institute 
and by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council

Pillars Community Health Seeking Volunteers for Sexual Assault Advocacy 
Attend a 40-hour training at Pillars Community Health to learn how to provide volunteer medical or legal advocacy to sexual assault victims and their families. During the training, you will learn about rape culture, emergency room procedures, legal rights for victims, how to help victims in a crisis, and more. Following training, you will be prepared to work Pillars Community Health's Sexual Assault Hotline (two shifts per month for 12 months). All calls can be answered from the comforts of home. By answering callers' questions and/or accompanying them to local hospital ERs or police stations when necessary, you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of sexual assault survivors.
Training Dates:  Orientation on Mon, Sept. 10, 6 pm-8 pm; training begins Thursday, Sept. 13, 6 pm-9:15 pm, and continues every Monday and Thursday from Sept. 17-Oct. 15, 6 pm-9:15 pm. 
Location of Training:  Pillars Community Health, 8020 W. 87th St., Hickory Hills, IL 60457 
Cost: $50 fee for materials 
For more information:Call (708) 745-5277 or register online at www.pillarscommunity.org
The Last Word

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Annual Men's Pre-Lenten Retreat - News Flyer & Registration - February 2019
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Please click on the graphic for the announcement flyer and registration form for the 2019 Diocese of Chicago Men's Pre-Lenten Retreat.  
This annual retreat is increasingly popular. Those who want to attend should immediately send their completed registration form and check as explained in the flyer. 
Individual paid registrations will be confirmed on a first come, first registered basis, using postmark dates to determine the order in which they were sent/received. Room is limited so please do not wait.   

Register for Hispanic Youth Event 

Saturday, September 8 in Waukegan

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In This Issue
FRIDAY: Welcome Back Family BBQ
THIS SUNDAY: Blessing of the Backpacks
THIS SUNDAY: Ministry Fair
Upcoming Meetings at-a-glance
KAC: West End Arts Festival
KAC: Upcoming Children's Art Programs
The Man Who Never Met A Stranger
Emmanuel Weekly Schedule
Planning an Event?
Saint of the Week
New Comma Baroque Presents...
Schola Antiqua
Pillars Community Health Seeking Volunteers for Sexual Assault Advocacy
The Last Word
2019 Diocese of Chicago Men's Pre-Lenten Retreat
News From the Diocese: Register for Hispanic Youth Event
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Constance and the The Martyrs of Memphis
The Martyrs of Memphis

This Sunday is the Sixteenth Sunday after
Lessons appointed for 
Proper 18:
The Old Testament: 

The Response: 

The Epistle: 

The Gospel: 

Meetings and Special 

September 7
September 14th-16th 
  • Yearly Retreat with Rev. Ellen
September 18
  • Vestry Meeting
September 23
  • The First Communion Service
October 21


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