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December 17, 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 20
Micah 5:2-5a
Hebrews 10:5-10

Server Schedule
Sunday, December 20
Mary T. Yeiser
 Ushers: Carson/Janet Miracle
 Lector: Janet Miracle
 Prayers of the People: Hub Spencer
 Lay Eucharistic Visitor: Carol Berry
 Coffee Hostess: Sarah Atkins
 Counters: Therese Smith/John Atkins

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
Chana's Schedule
Rev. Chana will be on sick leave/vacation Dec. 16th to January 2nd. Please call the pastoral care phone (859-652-3282) if you need assistance during this time.

Parish and Ministry Events
Learn about Islam
Join us on January 3, 10, 17, and 24 at noon for a 4-week learning series about Islam with Dr. Nadia Rasheed. Please purchase and read this resource
For more in-depth reading, see this resource.

 Conversation and Communion Update
Conversation and Communion will not be meeting until January, 5.

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.  We would appreciate if members could pick up flyers and post them in their offices, other community gathering places around town.

Christmas Schedule
Greening of the Church will be the afternoon of December 20 at 3:00p.
Christmas Eve December 24: Choir Cantata at 4:30p followed by Traditional Eucharist at 5:00p.
Lessons and Carols will be held December 27. 

Vestry Retreat
The Annual Vestry Retreat will be held Friday, January 22 through Sunday January 24th. 

5th Sunday
We will host the next 5th Sunday Service with Trinity United Methodist at Emmanuel on January 31st. Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for activities! 

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
Operation Happiness
Today is the Day of Giving for Operation Happiness being held at Emmanuel!

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

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. 20th will be
Tuesday 9:00 - 4:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 1:00 
 Parish Events This Week
Saturday: Dec 19
9:30A Choir Rehearsal
           (Choir Room)

Sunday: Dec 20
10:30A Holy Eucharist
 3:00P Greening of the Church

Monday: Dec 21
7:00P NAMI
           (McCready Hall)
Tuesday: Dec 22
5:00P  Choir Rehearsal
           (Choir Room)

6:30P  Boy Scouts
            (McCready Hall)

Thursday: Dec 24
4:30P  Choir Cantata

5:00P  Holy Eucharist

Sunday: December 27
10:30A  Lessons and Carols with Choir Cantata

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

Anglican Cycle:  
Diocese of Yewa

Diocesan Cycle:  
 The Church of the Nativity in Maysville, and the Rev. Michael Henderson, their Rector 
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