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What a joy it was Monday night to gather with parishioners, visiting clergy, and special guests as Bishop Lambert ordained our curate who is now Mother Marisa. Her first Mass will be this Sunday, May 1st at 
9 a.m. As May arrives, I hope you will also take time to read the May Messenger with its material about the gathering on May 7th, a possible summer Inquirers Class, and what would be needed for us to be able to return to two Masses on Sundays.
This Week's Highlights
The Requiem Mass for Michael Fisher will take place at Emmanuel at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3rd. If you would like to be part of the choir, the rehearsal is at 10 a.m.; please reach out to Choirmaster Nick Pothier for more information. We also want to give Mike's family the gift of a reception afterwards, which Lori Dobrik has graciously agreed to organize; if you will be at the funeral, please bring a sweet or savory ready to serve.  Also those who would be available to help set-up for the reception and/or clean-up following are asked to contact Lori Dobrik at 217-621-6649 or

Have you ever wondered what work goes on behind the scene to ready Emmanuel’s Sacred Spaces for worship each week and each season?  You are invited for coffee and an information/training meeting in the Great Hall on Saturday May 7th, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Contact Lori Dobrik, Craig Russell or Lynn Ryle with questions. Hope to see you there!

You're invited to our choirmaster's third DMA recital, Monday May 2nd at 4 p.m. Enjoy this afternoon of French chamber music, "Franck, Fables, and Fairytales," at Faith United Methodist Church or live-streamed on Facebook.

Young adults at Emmanuel! Pub theology returns in two weeks on Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. We will be looking at Luke 19-21 and will meet once again at the Blind Pig in downtown Champaign. Questions? Contact Marisa. 

Hoping to attend the Consecration of the Very Rev. Brian Burgess as the 12th Bishop of Springfield? The liturgy is Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Springfield, and due to limited seating, all attending MUST RSVP here. One person can complete the form as many times as they need to if they are registering multiple individuals. You will need to bring your confirmation email as your "ticket" to the Consecration. 

A reminder that Emmanuel  members can apply for scholarship aid for college, graduate, or seminary education until May 10th. Please contact the office for information.

The church office will close at 10:45 on Tuesday, May 3rd for Michael Fisher's memorial service.
Sunday 9 a.m.
Wednesday 12:15 p.m.

Weekdays 8 a.m. & 5:15 p.m.

Parish Calendar

IN A PASTORAL EMERGENCY - If you or a family member are in the hospital or have another personal emergency, please let the clergy know; they are ready to visit or assist. If the office is closed, please leave the information (including which hospital) in one of their personal office voicemail boxes or on a home phone. Emmanuel can also arrange to have meals provided; just ask!
Emmanuel's ministry staff seek health for both themselves and the parish culture by taking regular time off. MOTHER BETH is off on Fridays. MARISA CROFTS is off on Mondays. DEACON CHRIS is in the office Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Voice mail may be left in their boxes at any time.
The church office is open 9-12 weekday mornings, as well as by appointment. Our staff continue fulfilling their ministry responsibilities all day, including actively responding to email and phone messages.
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Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church
208 W. University Ave., Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-352-9827
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