August 17, 2017 emmanuel e-letter

e-mmanuel e-letter
August 17, 2017
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Nursery - Our nursery lovingly welcomes children under 3-years of age 10:00 am - 12:00 noon 
Adult Forum -  Embracing Interfaith Cooperation facilitated by Friar Brian, part 4 of 5. "Westminster"
Saturday, August 19 (5:30pm)
Altar Guild: Sue Boatright, Dee Forester
Eucharistic Minister: Karen Salamone
Lector: Weyman Johnson
Sunday, August 20
Acolytes: Betty Varnadore
Eucharistic Ministers: Stacy Mallet, Nancy McDuff
Reader: Bekki Wagner
Ushers: Gus Backelant, Linda Backelant
Vestry Liaisons: Rob Hoyt, Roger Lange
Acolytes: Tommy Hogan, Julia Say, Blet Say Htoo, Ehtaloe Htoo, Andrew Ehlers
Altar Guild: Betty Varnadore, Polly Connerat
Eucharistic Ministers: Andy Simmonds, Sue Holt, Mary Moore, Carol Bowles
Readers: Polly Connerat, Rebecca McCarthy
Ushers: Bill Fox, Gordon Sligh, Jerry Sullivan, Rhodes McLanahan
Vestry Liaisons: Brooke Stortz, Bill Fox
Wednesday, August 23
Altar Guild: Anne Brightwell
Eucharistic Minister: Sara Baldwin
**If you are unable to serve at the given time, please go to
and request a sub**
Saturday, August 20
  5:30 pm Eucharist "Chapel"
  6:15 Eucharist "Spanish"
Sunday, August 20
  8:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite I
  9:00 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
            Breakfast "Common Room"
  9:30 Faith Formation for adults
10:30 Holy Eucharist 
12:00 Atrium Material Making
          Natural Spirituality "Library"
Tuesday, August 22
10:00 am Natural Spirituality "Library"
  7:30 pm Al-Anon "Old Music Suite"
Wednesday, August 23
  1:00 pm Gentle Yoga "Old Music Suite"
  3:15 Summer Joint Freeing Yoga
           "Old Music Suite"
 5:30 Healing Service with Eucharist
 7:00 Vestry Meeting "Conference Room"
 7:15 Emmanuel Choir Rehearsal
Gabi York, Emma Clarke, Anna Alexander, Charlotte Surratt, Sumit Alexander, Patty Jones, Kim Green, Mary Palmer Roberts, Suzanne Lindsay, Samantha Ledford, Evlyn Pound, Mary Moore, Kerry Hogan
Emmanuel is hosting a CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD LEVEL I COURSE over the coming year. Under the guidance of certified leader Bobbi Brandenburg, this retreat-like course will give adults the opportunity to see all age appropriate presentations and materials given to children from the Bible and the liturgy. This opportunity is important for parents interested in bringing spiritual education into the home, all parish members willing to volunteer with our children's programs, and any adult seeking a solid and personal religious formation class. Contact Georgia at 706.540.8237 or for more information. The course begins August 26th.
Summer Joint Freeing Yoga and Yoga for Strength and Balance Begin - Our next yoga series runs through August 30. The Joint Freeing Series, improving joint health, returns with a course from 3:15 – 5:00 on Wednesday afternoons.
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. It will be held from 1:00 – 2:45 on Wednesdays. The course is held in chairs or standing. 
To register, please call Robin Johnson of the Health Ministry at 706-546-9778 before 9:00 pm – or if you have questions. 
Emmanuel prays for: Amie Arnold, Judy Catmur, Pam Cooke, Arthur Crapsey, Christine Dargie, Bibsy Gardner, Max Germain, Jim Griffith, Ellen Jones, James Judd, Cindy Sullivan, Gene Weeks   
The ATRIUM OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD lovingly serves 3-year-olds through 6th graders. If your child is new to this program, we would love to give you a personal introduction to the opportunities your child will enjoy in the coming year. Join us upstairs on August 20th following the 10:30 service for a short tour and time to receive answers to your questions. If a different time is better, contact Georgia at to make an appointment.
The new CHILDREN & YOUTH FORMATION year will begin soon! Mark your calendars for these important dates: Sunday, August 27th:  FAITH FORMATION KICKOFF and REGISTRATION SUNDAY 9:00 – 10:15am:  The Atrium, The Youth Upper Room, The Nursery - Meet your leaders, enjoy a breakfast bite, and register your child for the upcoming season. Sunday, September 10th: 2017 – 2018 FAITH FORMATION BEGINS - Join us at 9:30am in the Atrium and the Youth’s Upper Room. Let us grow together in Christ.
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Bill Fox and Lili Ouzts invite anyone interested in joining the Grounds Committee to attend the next meeting on August 22, 5:30 p.m. in the Emmanuel Library. This committee is for anyone interested in the maintenance and growth of the Emmanuel Campus. The more hands the lighter the load…all ages welcome.
COFFEE HOUR for ALL, but especially Newcomers! Please join us for Emmanuel Episcopal’s August Newcomer Coffee on Sunday, August 27 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 church campus. Families are welcome, but also the nursery will be available for children ages six weeks to three years old. Questions? Ask Katherine Byrne 706.296.7344 or  - Emmanuel Episcopal Welcomes You~
ALL SAINTS, THE MOVIE - Join with other Emmanuelites on Sunday, August 27 at 1:30 for the matinee screening of the movie, ALL SAINTS, at University Cinema 16 at 1793 Oconee Connector, off Epps Bridge Parkway. This is a true story based on the inspiring work of Episcopal priest, Michael Spurlock and his wife, who is the daughter of our own Claire Gaus. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online for $8.50. We will gather following the movie for about 15-20 minutes in the party room for Claire to give us some behind the scenes information. 
DUTCH TREAT DINNER - Please treat yourself to dinner out with other Emmanuelites on September 13 at 6:30 p.m. at George’s Low Country Table, 2095 S. Milledge Avenue in the private dining room. This time of fellowship is coordinated by the Elder Connection Committee and reservations can be made until Sept.11 by calling Merry Stovall at 706-546-9033 or emailing her at
SAVE THE DATE: POTLUCK LUNCHEON – Sunday, September 17th after the 10:30 services. Please bring a side dish to share, fried chicken will be provided! Also, please bring a gently used item to donate to our Thrift Store.
The EMMANUEL CHOIR is made up of dedicated volunteers who love to make a joyful noise on Sunday morning and on various special occasions during the church year. We are always looking for new members to join us. No audition required. We meet on Wednesday evening from 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m and on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.   If you are interested in learning more, please contact Michael Brewer at
BROTHERHOOD DAUGHTERS THE KING PICNIC will be Sunday, September 17th at 4pm. David and Sara Baldwin hope to see people arriving by 4pm. The address is 1010 S. Railroad Avenue Carlton GA. As before, spiral cut ham and refreshments (tea, water, coffee) will be provided. Please plan to bring a salad, casserole, or dessert and let Sara know what you would like to bring. Google Maps have been putting the address on top of the local Baptist Church,which is about a half block from the home. There will be plenty of parking space in the driveway. Most people pull right to the house. We are very excited about seeing you all again and any new folks and hope all has been well with you this summer.
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Celebration of the Eucharist
Rite I - 8:30 a.m.
Rite II - 10:30 a.m.
Celebration of the Eucharist
with Healing Service
5:30 p.m.
Celebration of the Eucharist
Rite II - 5:30 p.m.       
Holy Eucharist - 6:15 p.m.
Morning Prayer Monday-Friday
Mornings at 8:00 am 
The nursery is available Sunday
mornings from 9am-12noon (begins September 10)
Summer Schedule 10am-12noon

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