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As you read this, I am in Nashville. My father Bob died on Monday, and we are preparing for his funeral. I am grieving, though "not as those without hope do" (1 Thess 4:13) and extremely grateful that he no longer is subject to the bizarre ravages of Lewy Body disease. (If you wish to learn more about this common but underdiagnosed form of dementia, I recommend the brief documentary Spark which covers Robin Williams' battle with it.) While Dad was not a believer, I ask your prayers that God will show him the full measure of divine mercy. May light perpetual shine upon him.
This Week's Highlights
Over the summer, we're putting together a class that invites your questions about Jesus, the Bible, and things that matter, and is especially appropriate for those who are new(ish) to the Episcopal or Christian worldview and practices, or those who haven't examined their faith in a long time. At the end of the class you may choose whether you would like to be Confirmed or Received when our new Bishop visits (TBA). Speak to Mother Beth to learn more.

Young adults at Emmanuel! Pub Theology returns tonight! Join Marisa and a few other fine folks as we walk through Luke chapters 19-21. We will once again be meeting at the Blind Pig in downtown Champaign. Questions? Contact the curate!  

This May we are participating in the United Thank Offering, honoring a practice originally created by Episcopal church women. Through UTO, individuals are encouraged to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make a special offering to benefit national and international mission. UTO Envelopes are available at church, or you may give via Breeze; please note UTO in the comments.

Support Emmanuel's new partner DREAAM as part of our community's violence prevention initiative! Over Friday, May 13th (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Saturday, May 14th (9 a.m.-12 p.m.) the KKG alumnae association will donate proceeds of their 52nd Annual Flower Sale to the DREAAM program. The sale will be held at Indian Acres Swim Club, 1 Arrow Rd. in Champaign,

If you or a family member is graduating this spring, we would love to include your/their name, degree received, and future plans in the June Messenger; please share them with Mary in the office! 

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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