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On Sunday, June 26, Fr. Chris and family will be out of town celebrating his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. That same weekend is the Annual Niobrara Convocation held in Eagle Butte along with the ordination of Mikayla Dunfee (formerly of St. Andrew’s Episcopal, Rapid City). Because priests of the diocese are already engaged in that commitment alongside the bishop, next Sunday’s two services (8:00 and 10:15) will be Morning Prayer led by Deacon Virginia Bird. Although there is no Eucharist, Morning Prayer remains one of the most traditional forms of communal prayer. We hope that you will have a different experience of praying together through Morning Prayer. Also, our Adult Education time with Sr. Lorane Coffin will continue as planned from 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Please make every effort to attend as we learn more about monastic life and the Rule of St. Benedict!
The Hiking / Walking Group is planning two events during the month of June. You will want to mark your calendars and plan to participate.
The Crazy Horse Memorial Volksmarch will be Saturday, June 4.
This hike is 6.2 miles from the start to finish line. You can begin the hike anytime between 8am and 1pm. All hikers must be off the trail by 4pm. The hike usually takes about 2 hours. The cost is $3.00 per hiker. Also 3 cans of food would be appreciated for the entrance fee. This food is donated to the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.
We would like for a group from Emmanuel to go on Sat. June 4. We will be meeting at the church at 7a.m. and carpool to Crazy Horse. If you are interested in attending, please be in the church parking lot by 7 a.m. on June 4. Return time to the church will be approximately 12 noon. Any questions, please contact Mara Vucurevich (484-0660).
Galena Historic Walk, Saturday, June 11, 9am to 2pm.
This is a self-guided walk of 1 to 5 miles through the historic Galena Ghost Town. You can walk as far as you like and at your own pace. This is a free event. There is a charge for lunch.
A group will be meeting in the church parking lot and going to Galena at 8 a.m. on June 11. If you would like to go with the church group you can meet at this time or you can go directly to Galena and meet the group at 9 a.m. Any questions, please call Mary Parker (321-58030), Mara Vucurevich (484-0660), or Vicki Sweet (390-8558).
Adult Education Forum “St. Benedict, Monks and Nuns of the Above!”
presented by Sister Lorane Coffin
June 5: An Introduction to St. Benedict’s Life and Rule
June 12: No Class due to ‘Prior’ Commitment
June 19: Stability and Commitment to Community Life
June 26: 74 Christian Tools and Huge Hospitality
July 3: Praying Like Monks and Nuns
July 10: Benedictines of St. Martin Monastery in South Dakota
Long before the Christian Church split apart, lived a holy man in Italy named Benedict (480-547 ad). He did not ‘invent’ monasteries or monks, but his deep spirituality and keen insight reformed the way in which monks lived in community with one another. By the time the church in England fell away from Rome’s control, monasteries were deeply embedded throughout the countryside. Though nearly all of the monasteries were closed by Henry VIII so that he could plunder their land and riches, the influence of monks and nuns in the history of England and America continues to be felt today. The Episcopal Church has several Benedictine communities of men and women throughout America!
The Rule of St. Benedict is a valuable resource for all Christian living. Rapid City is blessed to have a Benedictine community of religious women who are committed to service, prayer and Christian hospitality. Emmanuel Episcopal Church is honored to welcome Sr. Lorane Coffin for an Adult Education Series titled: St. Benedict, Monks and Nuns of the Above! Please join us to learn more about how nearly 1,500 years later, Benedict’s legacy and lessons guide Christians of all faiths and walks of life.
Several Rapid City churches will be sharing the beauty of their stained glass windows during the Sanctuary Stained Glass Tour, from Noon to 4:00pm on Sunday, April 10. The public is invited to stop in at any of the participating churches to learn more about the beautiful windows, how they were made, and the scenes they depict. Admission is free. The churches may be visited in any order.
Emmanuel is one of the churches on the tour. Participating churches are: