October 12, 2017 emmanuel e-letter
The chapel is open for Morning Prayer Monday through Friday
mornings at 8am. 
 e-mmanuel e-letter
October 12, 2017
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  • Nursery – Our nursery lovingly welcomes children under 3-
  • years of age 9:00 am – 12:00.
  • 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)
  • Women’s Book Study - meets in the library from 9:30 to 10:25 each Sunday following the Catechesis schedule. This fall we are reading Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Neiquist. Please contact Phyllis Niolon for more information and the schedule of readings.
  • Adult Forum – Embracing Spiritual Awakening with Diana Butler Bass facilitated by Friar Brian, Part 3 of 5 “Westminster”
Saturday, October 14
Altar Guild: Sue Boatright, Dee Forester
Eucharistic Minister: Karen Salamone
Lector: Naomi Norman
?Sunday, October 15
Acolytes: Allen Wagner
Eucharistic Ministers: Bekki Wagner, Sondra Lange
Reader: Roger Lange
Ushers: Linda Backelant, Sue Boatright
Acolytes: Clayton Dodson, Blet Say Htoo, Townsend Gray, Joseph Becker
Altar Guild: Claire Gaus, Judy Fox
Eucharistic Ministers: Carol Bowles, Polly Connerat, Claire Gaus, Mary Moore
Readers: Philip Bettendorf, Vince Howard
Ushers: Hank Seward, John Becker, Tom Odom, Tom Phillips
Wednesday, October 18(5:30pm)
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, October 14
 5:30 Holy Eucharist "Chapel"
 6:15 Holy Eucharist "Spanish"
Sunday, October 15
 8:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite I
 9:30 Faith Formation for all ages
10:30 Holy Eucharist with Baptism
12:00 Natural Spirituality "Library"
Monday, October 16
10:00 am Bible Study "Coventry"
Tuesday, October 17
10:00 am Natural Spirituality "Library"
 7:30 pm Al-Anon "Old Music Suite"
Wednesday, October 18
 1:00 pm Yoga for Strength and Balance "Old Music Suite"
3:15 Gentle Yoga "Old Music Suite"
5:30 Healing Service with Eucharist
  7:15 Emmanuel Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, October 19
11:00 am Eucharist at Lanier Gardens
 5:15 pm Finance Meeting "Vestry Conference Room"
 6:30 Stephen Ministry "Library"
Scott Shaw, Sara Baker, Camille Martin, Micaela Hobbs, Katy Hicks, Naomi Norman, Clara McLanahan, Emma Nicole Kraby, Amelia Kolodsick, Balfour Hunnicutt, Lucy Kemp, Stephen Bartlett, John Marks
BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW - Jay Shinn will host the meeting of the Emmanuel Chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew on October 22nd at 7pm in the church library. Visitors are welcome, and one may phone Andy Simmonds at 706-353-3422 for more information.
Emmanuel prays for: Amie Arnold, Judy Catmur, Pam Cooke, Arthur Crapsey, Christine Dargie, Bibsy Gardner, Max Germain, Jim Griffith, Ellen Jones, James Judd, Amburn Power, Cindy Sullivan, Gene Weeks
Please join us for "An Evening of Thanks" on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6-8pm in the Common Room. Please join us for a lovely evening as we give thanks for our many blessings and support to Emmanuel. $50 per person. Food from Lindsay's Culinary Market, Beverages and Silent Auction.
Please consider donating to the silent auction. Emmanuel depends on this annual fundraiser and your attendance makes a difference. Contact Crysty (cmodom55 or Brooke ( with any questions. 
Reservations due in office by November 11, 2017. 
MOVING BEYOND LIFE’S HURTS - The Elder Connection Committee invites you to a program on November 8 at 2:00 in the chapel with Tom Camp, pastoral counselor and spiritual director of Samaritan Center. Tom will be speaking about “Moving Beyond Life’s Hurts”. He is an ordained minister of The United Methodist Church, a professional counselor and certified Yoga Therapist. Following his talk we will all have an opportunity to walk the labyrinth in the memorial garden.
Gentle Yoga returns with a course from 3:15 – 5:00 onWednesdays through November 15. 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.
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. If you haven’t taken Emmanuel yoga this year, the first class involves some paperwork, so come about 10 minutes early
An Opportunity to Serve. On any given night during the past year, there were over 400 individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Athens-Clarke County. Despite the efforts of many organizations, over 200 families were left without a bed during the night. Bigger Vision was established in 1998 as a response to the needs of the homeless in Athens. This shelter dedicates its services to sheltering those individuals who lack permanent housing. Their mission is to provide for the individual who is temporarily homeless a warm, dry place to sleep each night on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Emmanuel has signed up to prepare a meal for 40 individuals for four winter Sunday nights. If you would like to be a part of a cooking team or deliver the meal and serve the guests, please sign up to volunteer. The sign-up sheets will be set up in the narthex in early December. The dates for volunteers to prepare and serve are:  November 5, January 7, February 4, March 4. For more information, contact Merry Reetz Stovall at
click on this link and consider scheduling an automatic, recurring contribution today. It's very convenient. You will no longer need to write out checks and prepare envelopes every week. Even when you travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, your electronic contributions will continue to be received on an uninterrupted basis. 
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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.
in Spanish - 6:15 p.m.
Morning Prayer Monday-Friday
Mornings at 8:00 am 
The nursery is available Sunday
mornings from 9am-12noon

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