Our Partner Parish has invited us to a concert and reception on June 23 at 3:00 p.m.

Special Summer Piano Concert
And Dedication of the Gift of a New Piano
to St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church

Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Reception Following


David Mascari, Music Director

The performance will include works by
Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev, and more.
Mr. Mascari recently graduated from Kutztown University with a B.A. in Music with a focus in piano. He has been studying music since the age of six, studying under Maria Asteriadou, Peter Isaacson, Gary Stokes, Kurt Nikkanen, and Lou Czechowsky. Last summer, Mr. Mascari traveled to Thessaloniki, Greece as part of an exchange program to study alongside several students at the University of Macedonia and performed in multiple recitals while at the University. David also attended the South Carolina Institute of Conducting, as well as the University of North Texas’ Conducting Institute, “Conducting Concerti.” Maestro-to-be Mascari will be attending Bard College Conservatory of Music in the upcoming fall season to pursue a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting.

St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
150 Elm St. Emmaus, Pa 18049
Diocese of Bethlehem
(610) 967 1450
The Rev. Jane Arrington Bender, Priest-in-Charge
The Rev. Canon Laura Thomas Howell, Obl. S.B.
[Free-Will Offering Accepted]

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Eid Mubarak to our Muslim Friends

We remember with love and prayer our Muslim Sisters and Brothers in the Lehigh Valley who complete the Holy Month of Ramadan. To learn more about Eid al-Fitr (the celebration at the conclusion of Ramadan) use this link.

We are reminded that there will be a joyous community and family celebration this coming Saturday. All are invited to attend.

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Please read in another language on the Day of Pentecost

Pentecost for CC

The Day of Pentecost
June 9, 2019

All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in other languages,
as the Spirit gave them ability.





To recall the wonderful way in which
all those gathered in Jerusalem
on the Day of Pentecost
were drawn together
by the Holy Spirit,
we have the custom at Trinity
of having people stand up
and read Acts 2: 4
during the 10:00 a.m. Eucharist
on Pentecost Sunday.

Are you able and willing
to read the passage in another language?
Please let us know that
we can count on you to read
by sending an email!
We will send you the text of the reading.
Please do not allow fears
of bad pronunciation to prevent you from
assisting at this Service!
(No one will know, we promise)!

If you would like to preview the reading in
several languages
(French, German, Greek, Italian,
Latin, Portuguese, Spanish
and Tagalog)
please continue reading.

The Acts of the Apostles 2: 4

4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in other languages
as the Spirit gave them ability.

French: 4 Et ils furent tous remplis du Saint-Esprit, et se mirent à parler en d’autres langues, selon que l’Esprit leur donnait de s’exprimer.

German: 4 Und sie wurden alle vom Heiligen Geist erfüllt und fingen an, in anderen Sprachen zu reden, wie der Geist es ihnen auszusprechen gab.

Greek: 4 καὶ ἐπλήσθησαν [a]πάντες πνεύματος ἁγίου, καὶ ἤρξαντο λαλεῖν ἑτέραις γλώσσαις καθὼς τὸ πνεῦμα ἐδίδου [b]ἀποφθέγγεσθαι αὐτοῖς.

Italian: 4 Tutti furono riempiti di Spirito Santo e cominciarono a parlare in altre lingue, come lo Spirito dava loro di esprimersi.

Latin: 4 et repleti sunt omnes Spiritu Sancto et coeperunt loqui aliis linguis prout Spiritus Sanctus dabat eloqui illis

Portuguese: 4 E todos foram cheios do Espírito Santo e começaram a falar em outras línguas, conforme o Espírito Santo lhes concedia que falassem.

Spanish: 4 Todos fueron llenos del Espíritu Santo y comenzaron a hablar en otras lenguas, según el Espíritu les daba que hablaran.

Tagalog: 4 Silang lahat ay napuspos ng Espiritu Santo, at nagsimulang magsalita ng iba’t ibang wika, ayon sa ipinagkaloob sa kanila ng Espiritu.

In Thanksgiving for Heroic Service–A Remembrance on Memorial Day

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O Judge of the nations, we remember
before you with grateful hearts
the men and women of our country
who in the day of decision
ventured much for the liberties
we now enjoy.

Grant that we may not rest
until all the people of this land
share in the benefits of true freedom
and gladly accept its disciplines.
This we ask in the name of
Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Book of Common Prayer, page 839.

The Feast of Thurgood Marshal

Thurgood MarshallToday, May 17th, The Episcopal Church commemorates the Feast of Thurgood Marshall. The Honorable Thurgood Marshall is best remembered as the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court and for his work arguing the groundbreaking, and unanimous, victory in Brown v. Board of Education. Over his career, Marshall would win 29 of his 32 cases argued before the Supreme Court – winning his first at age 32 – but it is his role in Brown v. Board of Education that has had the greatest impact on our common life. His work on this case began the long, and not yet finished, process of dismantling segregation and apartheid in America – the process of trying to become a nation where the law recognizes that God has created all of us with equal love.

Today, we call on Episcopalians to observe his Feast Day by studying his life and work. The Archives of the Episcopal Church provides a wonderful starting point with a biography on Marshall in their series, The Church Awakens. Marshall was a lifelong Episcopalian, attending parishes in Harlem and Washington, DC, and serving as a deputy to the 1964 General Convention. His life and work provide an example for all to follow as we strive to “obey God’s call to follow justice wherever it may lead.”Eternal and ever-gracious God, you blessed your servant Thurgood Marshall with exceptional grace and courage to discern and speak the truth: Grant that, following his example, we may know you and recognize that we are all your children, brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ, who teaches us to love one another; and who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.More from the Archives: https://episcopalarchives.org/…/show/leadership/lay/marshall

The Spring Food Festival at St. Nikolas Greek Orthodox Cathedral is the Weekend

Our Friends at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nikolas have sent us a reminder that this is the weekend for the Spring Food Festival.

Here is what they have to say:” It is that time of the year again, when Winter turns into Spring, and the best Greek Food can be found for only a few days at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Served by our volunteers fresh, hot and with a smile. And leave space for deserts! So stop by every day, and try them all. Bring your family, and your friends!”

Greek Orthodox Spring Festival 2019

Thanks for the Generous Donations!

Over the past several months, we have entered into a partnership with the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. In February, the Pastoral Care Committee awarded a grant from the Wilma Lewis Endowment Fund. About a month ago, Sue Becker reached out to the teachers at Thomas Jefferson to ask them for a list of items which they needed for the end of the school year. We published the list in our online announcements and in the bulletin. The generous response from our parishioners was quite astonishing. Here are a few words from Sue Becker: “We asked for donations to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, and were pleased and delighted at your generous response for the school supplies for them. Thank you for your kindness in this endeavor.”

Many thanks for your generous response!

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