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December 10, 2015

We're so glad that you subscribed to our weekly newsletter and want to know more about Emmanuel's parish life. Read the articles below to see what's going on and for opportunities to get involved! If you are interested in joining an activity, ministry, or team please call our office assistant to be put in touch with the appropriate contact person.


God's peace and blessings be with you,


 Reverend Chana Tetzlaff


Don't Miss This!
Must-Knows for the Coming Week
Lectionary Texts
Sunday, December 13
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Philippians 4:4-7

Server Schedule
Sunday, December 13
 Ushers: Sarah/Riley Crews
 Crucifer/Chalice Bearer: Mark/ Connor Davis
 Lector: Linda Bridgewater
 Prayers of the People: Therese Smith
 Intercessory Prayer: Carol Berry
 Lay Eucharistic Visitor: Jeffrey Hale
 Coffee Hostess: Shirley McCammish
 Counters: Therese Smith/Mark McCammish

The current server schedule may be accessed  here . 
Please be sure to check your dates and email Carol Berry with any changes. The highlighted dates have yet to be planned and are subject to change. We will inform you ASAP when the liturgies are planned.
From the Church Office
Parish and Ministry Events
Christmas Schedule
Greening of the Church will be the afternoon of December 20.
Christmas Eve December 24: Children's Eucharist at 4:30p, Choir Cantata at 9:30p followed by Traditional Eucharist at 10:00p.
Lessons and Carols will be held December 27. 

Conversation and Communion
Conversation and Communion will meet at Grace Coffee Shop, 740 Bypass Road on the following Tuesdays: January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, March 1, 8, 15, 22. Light soup/salad/sandwiches available from 5:30-6. Discussion from 6-7 followed by Holy Communion for those who desire to participate. 

Learn about Islam
Learn about Islam: Dr. Nadia Rasheed has graciously offered to teach us about Islam and her experience as a refugee to this country. If you are interested in participating in a January, 4-week class please sign up on the sheet in McCready Hall.

Partners In Education
These are drop-in times and teachers names:

Betsy Clark (Special Ed.) 9:00-10:00
Tammy Purcell (3rd) 10-11:20
Jackie Weber-Johnson (4th) 10:30-11:30; 1:10-1:40
Danielle Keeton (1st) 8:00-10:00 M-Th

Reminder: Volunteers must have gone through the POSM training. If your name is not on the approved list, the school may not admit you.

Diocesan News
Art at the Cathedral
Each Church in the Lexington Diocese is invited to participate in an art exhibit "Sacred Sites - Art of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington" at the Cathedral from January 10-March 16. The Exhibit will be on display for the 2016 Diocese Convention in Lexington in 2016, and will be featured at Gallery Hop at the Cathedral on January 15, 2016. If you are interested in participating in this exhibit please contact Rev. Chana.

Upcoming Diocesan Events
Dec 27-30: A New Year in the New Spirit (Cathedral Domain)
Community Events
Bible Drive
The Cairn and Grace coffee shop are collecting Bibles to hand out to prisoners in our local jails. If you have new or used Bibles (leather or paperback only, no hardback) that you would like to donate, please drop them off at either Grace (740 Bypass Road) or the Cairn (17 S Main) during the day, or after hours in the Bible Dropbox. Bibles will be collected through Dec. 18th

Operation Happiness
Our emphasis on hospitality starts with the new church year! We really need Emmanuel members to sign up to help with hospitality - greeting people at each door, showing people where to go to the next building, making sure that every person is met with a smile, helping to carry coats and bags if needed. This is one of the MOST important ministries of the day. Please sign up on the volunteer signup sheet in McCready.

Home for the Holidays Collection Drive
Help spread the Holiday Cheer! As the Season gets colder, warm your heart by donating to the Clark County Homeless Coalition. From now until December 31 you can drop off any of the below items to: 19 Wainscott Avenue.

Bleach, Disinfectant Wipes, Kleenex, Lotion, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Hearty Meals in a Can, Insulated Gloves (Men's & Women's), Twin Blankets (New/Semi-New), Warm Scarves, Women's Socks

New Mothers Group

A psycho-educational group to provide nurturing and support to new mothers with at least one child under a year old. Facilitated by Elizabeth Davis Morton, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Meets 7:15pm-8:45pm: December 5, December 19, December 30, January 7, January 22, February 4
Topics of discussion include physical and emotional recovery from delivery; baby schedules vs family schedules; return to workplace or work at home; financial adjustments when a baby arrives; changes in sex lives; post-partum anxiety and depression; faith, healing, celebrating, and mourning; self-care. $35 per session.
Please call today to reserve your spot.
Meetings will take place at
Flourish Counseling and Consulting 
1414 W. Lexington Avenue Suite B
Winchester, Kentucky

This Week's Highlights:
Quick Links
Office Hours
Office hours for the week of Dec. 13th will be
Tuesday 9:00 - 4:00
Thursday 9:00 - 4:00
 Parish Events This Week
Saturday: Dec 12
9:30A Choir Rehearsal
           (Choir Room)

Sunday: Dec 13
10:30A Holy Eucharist
Tuesday: Dec 15
5:00P  Conversation &
            Communion (Chapel)

 5:00P  Choir Rehearsal
           (Choir Room) 

Thursday: Dec 17
10:00A Day of Giving
            Operation Happiness

Prayer List
This week we pray for:
Family and Friends:
Janet M.
Carla V.   
Sarah A.
Bill D.
Kirt Yeiser
The sailors of Strike Force Squadron VFA 83
USS Harry S. Truman Crew

Anglican Cycle:  
Diocese of the Winward Islands

Diocesan Cycle:  
Emmanuel Church in Winchester, and the Rev. Chana Tetzlaff, our Priest in Charge.  
Our Community Partners: 
National Alliance for Mental
The Boy Scouts
The Girl Scouts
Community Education
Conkwright Elementary School
Our missionary, Fran, her assistant Margaret, and spiritual protection for the community of believers she works with in a hostile environment.

If you have prayer requests, please add them to the red folder at the back of the church or send us an email. Names will remain on the prayer list for one month, unless requested otherwise. If you would like to extend the time period, please indicate that in your request.  E-mail Parish Prayer List

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
2410 W Lexington Road | Winchester, KY 40391
859-744-4889 | emmanuel_eec@bellsouth.net