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December 31, 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, January 3
Jeremiah 31:7-14
Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19a

Server Schedule
Sunday, January 3rd

Chalice Bearer:
John Atkins
Ushers: Shirley/Mark McCammish
Lectors: Carol Berry
Prayers of the People: Hub Spencer
Intercessory Prayer: Al Bonds
Eucharistic Visitor: Jeffrey Hale 
Coffee Hostess: Carol Berry
Counters: Hub Spencer/Mark Davis

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
 Update regarding Rev. Chana's Schedule
Rev. Chana will return to work on January 3rd with a part time schedule for January 3 through 16. She will be available to meet by appointment only in the afternoons. Please email her at revtetzlaff@gmail.com or call 859-652-3282 to set up a time to get together should you need pastoral assistance. Thank you so very much for your continued understanding and the gift of this time to heal. 

Parish and Ministry Events
 Celebrate the Epiphany
Join the Messy Church crew to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, the day when we recognize that Jesus is the Light of the world. All children and grandchildren and young at heart are invited to gather for an impromptu Epiphany pageant with costumes, fun, and learning about Jesus. Come at 5:00 to practice and dress up, then join us for family dinner at 6:30.

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

Learn about Islam
Join us on January 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.

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.

Community Events
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 January 3rd will be
Wednesday 9:00 - 4:00
Thursday 9:00 - 4:00 
 Parish Events This Week
Sunday: January 3
10:30A  Holy Eucharist
12:00P  Mission & Outreach
              (Bush Hall)

Monday: January 4
7:00P   NAMI
            (McCready Hall)
Tuesday: January 5
5:30P  Conversation &
            (Grace Coffee)
6:30P  Boy Scouts
            (McCready Hall)

Thursday: Jan 7
5:00P  Choir Practice
            (Choir Room)

Sunday:January 10
10:30A  Holy Eucharist
5:00P    Messy Church
             (McCready Hall)

Prayer List
This week we pray for:
Family and Friends:
Phoebe Louise
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 Aba Ngwa North

Diocesan Cycle:  
The Episcopal Youth Community: Mrs Cindy Sigmon, Youth Minister  
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