NEWSLETTER

March 16, 2017 emmanuel e-letter
e-mmanuel e-letter
March 16, 2017
FAITH FORMATION for
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Nursery - Our nursery lovingly welcomes children under 3-years of age 9:00- 12:00 noon. 
 
Level I - 3, 4 & 5 year-olds - Atria - Third Floor
Level II - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd graders - Atria - Third Floor
Level III - 4th, 5th, & 6th graders - Atria - Third Floor
7th through 12th graders - The Upper Room (Youth Center)
 
Adult Formation - Come and join us for film and discussion on The Divine Dance. God is not - an angry, distant, moral scorekeeper or a supernatural Santa handing out cosmic lottery tickets to those who attend the right church or say the right prayers. God is One, belovedly in communion, as All-Vulnerable, All-Embracing, and all-Given to you and to me. Can we come to know God as Community...as Friendship...as Dance! "Westminster"
CATHEDRAL BOOK STORE this Sunday, March 19th
Please join the Cathedral Book Store this Sunday in the Narthex starting at 9:00 to make purchases and will be here until after the 10:30 service.
SERVING THIS WEEK
 
Saturday, March 18
Altar Guild:   5:30 pm   Sandy Jarrett, Crysty Odom, Susan Tuggle
 
Eucharistic Minister: 5:30 pm  Karen Salamone
 
Sunday, March 19
Acolytes: 8:30 am  Allen Wagner   10:30   Amy Porter Kemp, Kate Kleiber, Joseph Becker
 
Altar Guild: 10:30 am Anne Brightwell, Naomi Norman
 
Eucharistic Ministers:    8:30 am  Bekki Wagner, Sara Baldwin   10:30 am   Sue Holt, Anne Brightwell, Carol Bowles, Claire Gaus
 
Readers: 8:30 am David Baldwin   10:30 am Ben Ehlers, Janet Robertson
 
Ushers:  8:30 am  Butch Bush, Walter Jarrett   10:30 am Bill Rockwell, Jud Doherty
 
Vestry Liaison:  8:30 am Crysty Odom, Roger Lange   10:30 am  Brooke Stortz
 
Wednesday, March 22
 Altar Guild:  5:30 pm Anne Brightwell, Amburn Power
 
Eucharistic Minister:  5:30 pm Polly Connerat
                                                                                     
THE WEEK AHEAD 
 
Saturday, March 18
  5:30 pm Holy Eucharist
  6:00 Holy Eucharist "Spanish"
Sunday, March 19
  8:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite I
  9:00 Cathedral Book Store "Narthex"
  9:30 Faith Formation for all ages
10:30 Holy Eucharist
12:00 Natural Spirituality "Library"
  5:30 pm Sunday Evening Live
Monday, March 20
  8:00 am Men's "Spirituality Group "
10:00 Bible Study "Coventry"
  2:00 pm Emmanuel Pictorial "Common Room"
Tuesday, March 21
10:00 am Natural Spirituality Group "Library"
  2:00 Emmanuel Pictorial "Common Room"
  7:30 pm Al-Anon "Old Music Suite"
Wednesday, March 22
  7:00 am High School Lenten Series
  2:00 pm Emmanuel Pictorial "Common Room" 
 
5:30 Healing Service with Eucharist
  6:00 Lenten Supper & Program "Common Room"
  7:00 Vestry Meeting "Vestry Conference Room"
  7:15 Emmanuel Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, March 23
  2:00 pm Emmanuel Pictorial "Common Room"
 
 
PRAYER LIST
Emmanuel prays for: Amie Arnold, Pam Cooke, Arthur Crapsey, Christine Dargie, Keith Dix, Helen Dixon, Bibsy Gardner, Jim Griffith, Ellen Jones, James Judd, Jim Kall, Cindy Sullivan
 
HIGH SCHOOL LENTEN SERIES
7:00am - 8:00am - High School students enjoy breakfast at the Waffle House in 5 points as we explore the 5 Marks of Love and reflect on our belovedness.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS
Join us for our WEDNESDAY NIGHT LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS: Our program this year will be: The God we can know - Exploring the I Am sayings of Jesus. Soup Suppers will begin right after our 5:30 Healing Service.
 
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WINTER GENTLE YOGA AND YOGA FOR STRENGTH AND BALANCE
Gentle Yoga returns with a course from 3:15 - 5:00 on Wednesdays from April 5 through May 10. This is not studio yoga, but a therapeutic class that safely and gently introduces mindful movement with the breath for strength; improved flexibility; and relaxation. You do not have to be flexible - the course will take you from where you are. Each class includes deep relaxation.
 
Even gentler, Yoga for Strength and Balance is a course that focuses on building arm and leg strength for daily function; improving balance and body awareness; concentration; and relaxation. The course is conducted in a chair and standing.
It will be held from 1:00 - 2:45 on Wednesdays from April 5 through May 10. The course is held in chairs or standing.
 
Beginners are welcome in both classes - previous experience is not necessary. Wear comfortable clothes, and we have yoga mats if you are just checking us out. You may want to bring a light cover for deep relaxation - we have a secure place to store them between classes.
 
To register, please call Robin Johnson of the Health Ministry at 706-546-9778 before 9:00 pm - or if you have questions. Suggested donation is $35, but please come whether you can contribute or not. Make checks payable to Emmanuel. The first class involves some paperwork, so come about 10 minutes early.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
  
 
Welcomes all and invites you to Come and See and Share
the Gift of Holy Week
A time to remember and celebrate God's unconditioned love for us
Palm Sunday: April 9th - 8:30am, 10:15am 
(Blessing of the Palms)
Maundy Thursday: April 13th - 7:00pm
Good Friday: April 14th - 12:00 noon,
Stations of the Cross: 6:00pm
The Great Vigil of Easter: April 15th - 8:00pm (incense used)
Easter Sunday: April 16th - 7:15am, 9:00am, 11:15am

 
EYC LENTEN CAMPING TRIP
12:00pm - 3:00pm-March 25-26. Take this adventure to the Wilderness of Panther Creek for a weekend reflection during this season of Lent. Join us as we explore and make memories together. Please RSVP with Megan or Ben youth@emmanuelathens.org by Monday, March 20 in order for us to prepare the proper amount of equipment.
EYC BIGGER VISION
3:00pm - 7:30pm April 2. Middle and High School Students please help prepare and serve a hot meal for our homeless brothers and sisters in the local community. We also need 2 parents to volunteer to help with this mission endeavor. Parents please contact Fr. Chris associaterector@emmanuelathens.org if you are interested in helping. Students please RSVP with Megan or Ben youth@emmanuelathens.org by Friday, March 31.
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David Harvey, Merri Davis, Bryan Barnes, Calvin Nimely, Mervin Nimely, Rosevin Nimely, Cecil Cooke, Jeff Ball, Scott Moore, Cal Terrell, Brenda Magill, Merry Stovall, Judy Fox, Chris Evans, Elaine Carleton, Stephan Germain, Ava York, David Lindsay, Sam Carleton, Kevin Marshall, Charles Barrow, Sarah Cofer, Cory Tillman, Anne Brightwell, Ham Magill
PICTORIAL DIRECTORY IS HERE
March 20 thru March 25 and March 28/29. Each family photographed will receive a free directory and a free 8 by 10 portrait of their family. We need everyone to be in our new pictorial directory. Thank you for your cooperation!
 
THRIFT HOUSE NEEDS
furniture, XL and plus size clothing, men's shoes, baby clothes, swimwear, albums, CD's and DVDs and VOLUNTEERS!
 
GARDENING TOUR AND TIPS WITH HAL COFER
 Please join us on March 29, 2017 at 10:00 am at Cofer"s Home and Garden Center, 1145 Mitchell Bridge Road for a garden tour and tips lead by Hal Cofer. Learn the correct way to re-pot and re-plant your plants. Everyone is invited to attend this fun event. Please RSVP to Dee Forester (deliahf@bellsouth.net or call 706-207-1849) by Friday March 24th to reserve your spot. Let's get growing!
VOLUNTEERS: DIRECTORY ASSISTANT
 If you would like to volunteer the week of March 20-25th and March 28-29th to assist Melissa during "picture taking" Hours are 2 until 8pm. If you can spare 1 hour or 2 that would be appreciated. Please contact the church office at 706-543-1294.
NEWCOMER COFFEE 
Emmanuel Welcomes You! Parish Life hopes you can join us for our next Newcomer Coffee on Sunday, March 26 at 9:30 am in the Narthex. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Parish Life and Vestry members will be there to answer questions. Please let us know if you'd like a tour of the campus. Children and Youth are welcome to attend, but they are also invited to the Atrium and Upper Room youth space respectively. The nursery will be available for children ages six weeks to three years old. Questions? Ask Katherine Byrne 706.296.7344 or krbyrne49@gmail.com.
EASTER LILIES
easter lily If you would like to provide Easter Lilies to adorn the altar Easter Day, in memory of or thanksgiving for a loved one, please complete the insert and send a check for $15 each (payable to "Emmanuel Church" memo line - Lilies for Flower Guild), 498 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601, or you may go online to our website at www.emmanuelathens.org. Please include the full Christian name of those to be remembered and/or honored to be printed in the bulletin. The deadline for receipt in the office is Monday, April 10th
SUNDAY EVENING LIVE
5:30pm - 7:30pm March 19 Middle and High School students please join us tonight for Game Night and Dinner.
BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW
 Jay Shinn will host the meeting of the Emmanuel Chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew March 26th at 7 pm in the library.  Visitors are welcome, and one may phone Andy Simmonds at (706) 353-3422 for more information. 
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SUNDAY MORNING
Celebration of the Eucharist
Rite I - 8:30 a.m.
Rite II - 10:30 a.m.
 
WEDNESDAY EVENING
Celebration of the Eucharist
with Healing Service
5:30 p.m.
 
SATURDAY EVENING
Celebration of the Eucharist
Rite II - 5:30 p.m.       
 
CHAPEL OPEN
Morning Prayer Monday-Friday
Mornings at 8:00 am 
 
NURSERY SCHEDULE
The nursery is available Sunday
mornings from 9am-12noon
 
 
 
 
 
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