Holy Week and Easter 2014 + Semana santa y Pascua 2014


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Interim Food Pantry Director


We are happy to announce that Brian Gaeta-Symonds will be stepping in as interim Food Pantry Director! Brian has helped keep the Immanuel Food Pantry running for several months while Nancy Spear was out on medical leave. He brings great energy and compassion to the pantry, continuing the ministry of accompanying the hungry in our community. Welcome, Brian!


¡Nos da mucho gusto de anunciar que Brian Gaeta-Symonds va a asumir la posición de Director del Banco de Comida interino! Brian nos ayudo a mantener el banco de comida por varios meses en que Nancy Spear estaba fuera por días de permiso para ausentarse por razones médicas. Brian trae mucha energía y compasión al banco de comida, continuando el ministerio de acompañar a los hambrientos de nuestra comunidad. ¡Bienvenido Brian!


This Sunday + Este domingo: 4.13.14


This Sunday + Este domingo
April 13, 2014 + 13 de avril de 2014
Palm/Passion Sunday + Domingo de las ramas y la pasión

10:30 am:  Procession of palms and reading of the Passion story +
Procesión de las ramas y lectura de la historia de la pasión

12:00 pm:  Convivio

William Hemmerling Palm Sunday

Reflection 4.8.14


We mostly spend [life] conjugating three verbs: to Want, to Have and to Do. Craving, clutching and fussing, on the material, political, social, emotional, intellectual, even on the religious plane, we are kept in perpetual unrest: forgetting that none of these verbs have any ultimate significance, except so far as they are transcended by and included in, the fundamental verb, to Be: and that Being, not wanting, having and doing, is the essence of the spiritual life.

~Evelyn Underhill

Reflection 4.3.14


Although the Gospel invites us to stand with the blessed and become one of them, who among us wants to be poor, hungry, weeping, or persecuted? Who does not aspire to be rich, well-fed, laughing, and popular? Who dares love our enemies, bless those who persecute us, and do good to those who hurt us? This is the discipleship challenge of Jesus.

~John Dear, from Transfiguration: A Meditation on Transforming Ourselves and Our World

Women’s Gathering + Reunión de las mujeres: 4.5.14


Saturday, April 5
Parlor, 6 pm
All women in the Immanuel community are invited to gather for an evening of sharing dinner and reflection.  Invite a friend and bring a dish to share for the potluck.  We will be praying with our lives for our community.

sábado, 5 de avril
Parlor, 6 pm
Todas las mujeres de la comunidad de Immanuel están invitadas a reunirse para una noche para compartir una cena y reflexión.  ¡Invite una amiga y traiga un plato para compartir en la cena de traje!  Habrá cuidado de niños disponible.  Para mayor información, por favor comuniquese con la Revda. Elizabeth Gibbs Zehnder al 213.389.3191 x 101 o elizabeth@immanuelpres.org.

Easter Lilies + Lirios de Pascua


You are invited to contribute to the lilies that will decorate the church on Easter, April 20. You may offer them in memory or honor of a loved one or in celebration or thanksgiving for a special occasion. If you wish to contribute, please click here, use the “Special Offering” category. Afterward, please email Hector Figueroa athector@immanuelpres.org, with the name of the person you wish to dedicate the lilies to.


Usted está invitado a contribuir a los lirios que decorarán la iglesia el día de Pascua, 20 de abril. Usted puede ofrecer en la memoria o el honor de un ser querido o en la celebración o acción de gracias para una ocasión especial. Si usted desea contribuir, por favor escriba “Lirios de Pascua” en el sobre de la oferta e incluir el nombre de la persona que desea dedicar los lirios a.


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