Emmanuel E-News (6/22/17)


  • June 24: Memorial Service for Sandy Hoon with reception following, 2 p.m.
  • July 6: Heron Point Eucharist, Fr. Frank St. Amour officiating, 2 p.m. Quiet Room
  • July 16: Vestry Meeting, 12 noon
  • July 21: Horizons Lunch

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR ALEXANDER “SANDY” HOON, SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2 P.M.:  Please join us on Saturday, June 24, at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel for a service of Thanksgiving for and Celebration of the Life of Alexander “Sandy” Hoon, who died on May 14, 2017. Sandy and his late wife Ann Wilmer Hoon were longtime members of the Chestertown and Emmanuel communities.  A reception in the Parish Hall will follow the memorial service. To read Sandy’s obituary, please go to http://www.fhnfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Alexander-Hoon/#!/Obituary

MANY THANKS . . . . . . to all who helped with the National Music Festival lunches, especially Nancy Dick and Pam Abler, who planned the menus, did the shopping, organized the volunteers, supervised all the food prep, and were there every day for two weeks! Thank you to all who contributed baked goods, financial support, or helped in any way. Special thanks to George Shivers, who set the tables and helped with the clean-up every day!  We served more than 1,000 lunches over the two week period. Great job everyone!

 SOUTH KENT CLUSTER WILL PROVIDE LUNCH FOR THE HORIZONS PROGRAM ON JULY 21:  Cluster representatives, Lynn McLain from Emmanuel and Becky Taylor from St. Paul’s Kent, will again prepare and serve lunch to the students, teachers and volunteer counselors for the Horizons program on July 21. We are looking for 10 people total from the three Cluster parishes who will be able to help prepare the food, pack, deliver, serve, and clean-up the lunches on July 21. The time commitment is 8:45 a.m. until about 3 p.m. on Friday, July 21. If you are able to help please contact Lynn McLain at lmclain@ubalt.edu or or 410-778-4515 or cell 410-967-8240.

DID YOU KNOW? . . . Debra Donnelly-Barton is a spiritual director and is offering an online series of daily mediations this summer (July 1 through August 15), “Light on the Waters: Notes from the Shore”. To learn more about this series and other workshops, or to register to receive these daily email reflections, go to http://www.csdonline.org/workshops/

THE FARM TABLE AT EMMANUEL – WEEK 4!   This Sunday will be the fourth installment of Emmanuel’s share of Colchester Farms CSA (consumer supported agriculture).  Help yourself to farm fresh produce; leave a free-will offering in exchange. Proceeds will be given to the Community Food Pantry

 WE NEED YOUR HELP:  The Garth Committee and the Altar Guild are both looking for new members.  Recently, several members of the Garth Committee and several members of the Altar Guild have resigned, some for health reasons and some due to moving out of area.  The work is not hard but the rewards are great. To learn more about, or volunteer for, the Garth Committee, contact Mackey Dutton. To learn more about, or volunteer for, the Altar Guild, contact Mary McGinnis.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS NEEDED:  Many thanks to Sally Bitter, Barbara Fertig, and Joyce Symington for hosting Coffee hour last week. We are still looking for hosts for the rest of the summer.  Please sign up on the board near the kitchen, by the Farm Table.


  1. REDNER’S SAVE-A-TAPE PROGRAM.  The 1% rebates go to the Food Pantry.
  2. JUNE FOOD PANTRY DONATION REQUEST.  Hunger does not disappear with warmer weather. Please place your nonperishable food donations in the blue container in the Narthex.
  3. CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS.  Recycle your cell phones through the church to provide cell phones and pre-paid phone cards for our military personnel. A collection box is in the Narthex.
  4. TERRACYCLE. Prevent your empty plastic cereal bags and the plastic bag liners from cereal and cracker boxes from becoming trash – bring them to the drop off box in the Parish Hall each Sunday.

Collect for June 25: O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving­ kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings for June 25: http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Pentecost/AProp7_RCL.html (Track 1)

Hymns for June 25: Praise to the living God! (372); They cast their nets in Galilee (661); Spread, O spread, thou mighty word (530); Christ for the world we sing (537).  Service music for summer: S86 (Kyrie); S124 (Sanctus); S161 (Agnus Dei)

Events next week:

Sunday, June 25: (Third Sunday After Pentecost)

  • Holy Eucharist, Rite I (8 a.m.)
  • Holy Eucharist, Rite II (10:30 a.m.),
  • Coffee Hour (11:30 a.m.)

Monday, June 26:

  • Knifty Knitters, at Edith Grassi’s (2 p.m.)

Tuesday, June 27: no events scheduled

Wednesday, June 28:

  • Bible Study (10:30 a.m.)
  • Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing (12 noon)
  • Yoga (5 p.m.)

Thursday, June 29:

  • AA (8 p.m.)

Friday, June 30: no events scheduled

Saturday, July 1: no events scheduled

Sunday, July 2: (Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 8)

  • Holy Eucharist, Rite I (8 a.m.)
  • Holy Eucharist, Rite II (10:30 a.m.)
  • Coffee Hour (11:30 a.m.)

 Prayer Requests:  I ask your prayers, as I do every week, for all those on our parish prayer list:   Baylin, Corey, David, Debbie, Frank, Gracie, Helen, Joan, Kathleen, Kevin, Lillian, Mark, Mary, Megan, Pat, Ryan, Susan, Tyler, Margie Abler, Edna Abler, Carol Bain, Connor Campbell, Michael Chauvenet, Kim Christopher, Jed Deppman, Kim Devlin, Herb Friedman,  Bill House, Lottie House, Chris Hunsicker, Norman King, Bob Kursch, Annie Lavin, Bishop Santosh Marray, Myrna Olsen, Mary Deringer Phelps, Philip Rosenberg, Harry Schreiber, Peg Schreiber, Bette Smith, Cheryl Smith, Mark Smith, Anne Ward, Bill Weingarten, Traci Weingarten, Todd Wiggins.

Please know that you are always in my prayers and that I give thanks for your ministries in our parish community, in Chestertown, and beyond.    ~~~   Darcy+

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