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January 7, 2016

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 10
Isaiah 43:1-7
Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Sunday, January 17
Server Schedule
Sunday, January 10th

Chalice Bearer:
Therese Smith
Ushers: John/Sarah Atkins
Lectors: Carol Berry
Prayers of the People: Carol Berry
Intercessory Prayer: John Atkins
Eucharistic Visitor: Danita Weir 
Coffee Hostess: Carol Berry
Sabrina Puckett/Mary T. Yeiser

Sunday, January 17th

Chalice Bearer: Mark McCammish
Ushers: Sabrina Puckett/Sue Noble
Lectors: Linda Bridgewater
Prayers of the People: John Atkins
Intercessory Prayer: Mary Jo Bonds
Eucharistic Visitor: Carol Berry  
Coffee Hostess: Linda Bridgewater 
Counters: Sabrina Puckett/Mary T. Yeiser 

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.
Learn about Islam
Join us beginning this week and on the 17th and 24th 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.

 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. Anyone wanting to participate just needs to show up for our 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.

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.
Beginning on January 10, Chana's Sabbath time will be Monday and Tuesday, instead of Friday and part of Saturday. Please do not call her unless it is an emergency on these days. Thank you so very much for your continued understanding and the gift of this time to heal. 

Parish and Ministry Events
 Opportunities for Christian Travel and Learning
Christian fellowship and education are very important, and there's no better way to do both than to visit with other Christians around the world. There are several opportunities coming up to partner with other congregations and denominations, and even other faiths. Please let Rev. Chana+ know if you are interested in participating on any of the trips listed below, as space is limited. Some scholarship funds may be available to offset costs.

Living Water for Our Souls and Bodies:
Empowering Female Leadership and Well Installation
Dates: September 3, 2016 to September 10, 2016
Location: Iglesia Restoracion Casa de Alfarero, Chocola,
               Suchitepequez, Guatemala

Age range: 5-80
Activity level: Light (teaching) to heavy (installation)
Approx. cost w/ airfare: Approx. $1,000.00
Duration: 7 Day
Sponsor: Living Water World Missions 

 - AND/OR -

Abraham and His Children: An Interfaith Dialogue between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
Dates: April 19, 2017 to April 28, 2017
Location: Jerusalem and surrounding areas, Israel
Age range: 8-80
Activity level: Light to Moderate, walking
Approx. cost w/ airfare: Starting at $3,310.00
Duration: 10 Day
Sponsor: St. George's College, Anglican, Jerusalem 
Call for Volunteers
Dear congregation of Emmanuel,

I, Mary Terry, am heading up a mission with KRM and am looking for a participants. The Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. (KRM), a non-profit organization, helps refugees in various ways. I have included their mission, plus some web links for your information.  I would like for Emmanuel to set up an apartment for a refugee family. I have attached the set up information for your reading pleasure. As you look over the process I am sure you will agree it is a big undertaking.  I'm trying to gather as many Emmanuel volunteers as possible and am hoping we can enlist one or two other churches to make the process a little easier. I have volunteered to oversee the entire project and promise to make it as easy on you as possible.

I am meeting with the KRM coordinator later this week to get all the details. Part of setting up an apartment is setting up a kitchen. I have partnered with pampered chef to set up a "party" more like supply order books and a wish list and website for electronic orders. If I can get another church or churches on board soon we could do the pampered chef orders in January which is the month they give double points. This would mean twice as much free stuff, so it is an excellent opportunity. Although I do understand the time frame is a little tight.

Please look over all the information and let me know if you are interested in joining this mission.  Also if you have any questions I will do my best to answer them. 

Thank you for considering this opportunity,
Mary Terry

Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. (KRM), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith- and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community. KRM is committed to offering access to community resources and opportunities and to promoting awareness of diversity for the benefit of the whole community.

  • To compassionately welcome and serve the world's displaced people.
  • To encourage the hope that lives within each human being by providing an atmosphere of hospitality, responsiveness, mutual respect, trust and tolerance.
  • To be known for our reliability, resourcefulness, partnerships and comprehensive services.
 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.

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! 

Women's Bible Study
The next women's bible study meeting will be January 51, 5-7pm at Mary T. Yeiser's house. Please contact Holly at hjonesdavis@gmail.com with any questions!

A Special Thank You Note
My family and I would like to thank everyone at Emmanuel for the out pouring of love and support at a very difficult time.

Many thanks to those who brought food for the reception following Jim's funeral!

-Joyce Fehr

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 10th will be
Wednesday 9:00 - 4:00
Thursday 9:00 - 4:00

Office hours for the week of January 17th will be
Wednesday 2:00 - 5:00
Thursday 9:00 - 5:00 
 Parish Events This Week
Sunday: January 10
10:30A  Holy Eucharist
12:00P  Adult Education: 
             (McCready Hall)
5:00P    Messy Church
             (McCready Hall)

Tuesday: January 12
5:30P  Conversation &
            (Grace Coffee)
6:30P  Boy Scouts
            (McCready Hall)

Wednesday: Jan 13
5:30P   Finance Meeting
            (Bush Hall)

Thursday: Jan 14
4:30P  Girl Scouts
            (McCready Hall)

Sunday:January 17
10:30A  Holy Eucharist
12:00P  Adult Education: 
             (McCready Hall)

Monday: January 18
7:00P  NAMI
            (McCready Hall)

Tuesday: January 19
5:30P  Conversation &
            (Grace Coffee)
6:30P  Boy Scouts
            (McCready Hall)

Thursday: Jan 21
6:30P  Vestry Meeting
            (Bush 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 Agra

Diocesan Cycle:  
St. James Church, Prestonburg
The Rev. Sister Judy Yunker, 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