Emmanuel Gothic Emmanuel Episcopal Church
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300 W. Frederick St.
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 886-8172


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Sermon: Trying to Love
(by the Rev. Shelby Ochs Owen)
Oct 04, 2015

Sunday schedule

  • 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
  • 9:00 a.m. Coffee and Fellowship in Memorial Hall
  • 9:30 a.m. Christian Education (Children's and Adult); also Choir practice in the Sanctuary
  • 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II;

    Nursery Care is available (ages 0-5) every Sunday from 9:30 on.

Church Web sites:

Episcopal Church U.S.A. Episcopal Relief & Development Help the people of Haiti! Episcopal Diocese of S.W. Virginia Trinity Episcopal Church The Lectionary Page Diocese of West Yorkshire
& the Dales, England

Our affiliate:

Stuart Hall School


Virginia Haiti Collaborative Staunton Music Guild Sarah's Music Studio Bluebird Beginnings Photography

Church directory:

Our new Church directory is now available online, but a special password is required to open it. For security reasons, passwords will be changed from time to time, and must be not be made available to anyone outside of the congregation. Any questions should be directed to the church office.

Domain name:

Our domain name emmanuelstaunton.org
went into effect in September 2011.

Got news?

Do you have any news items or announcements of interest to our congregation? If so, please contact the church secretary, Lucy Dennison. To submit photos or to ask questions about the Web site, please contact the Webmaster, Andrew Clem (clickable e-mail links).

Sunday School

Sunday School classes this year are being coordinated by Katherine Turner, along with several assistants. For details, see the
Sunday School Calendar.

For a list of upcoming special events, see the Calendar page.

Parish News

September, 2015

Rev. Shelby Owen becomes Rector

In a special worship service held on Wednesday, September 2, Rev. Shelby Owen was officially recognized and welcomed as the Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. For the preceding two years since coming to Emmanuel, Shelby has served as "Priest In Charge," and her new office confirms her long-term status with our parish. The Bishop of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, the Rt. Rev. Mark Bourlakas, presided over the service, "The Renewal of Ministry with the Welcoming of a New Rector," also known as a "Celebration of New Ministry." Rev. Paul Nancarrow from Trinity Episcopal Church also participated in the ceremony. A reception with food prepared by Emmanuel members followed the service.

Shelby becomes rector procession
Shelby becomes rector
Shelby becomes rector cake

Shelby becomes rector procession. (Photos by Mia Kivlighan)

Prayer list


Jean H. 
Meneta D.
Ken B.
Iva M.
Connie S.
Marilyn S.
Laura U.
Ed W.
Connie H.
Jeff J.
Edna M.
Linda W.
Brayden K.
John M. 
Graham P.
Jeff S.
Jerry C.
Bunny D.
charlie N.
Kate T.
Bob D.
Maggie M.
Barbara B.
Rebecca V.
Miranda P.
Alicia H.
Doug D.
Allen H.
Kate T
Peter M.

Frances M.
Elizabeth T.
Helen F.
Ruth S.
Kit C.
Ann R.
Kay W.
Jane K.
Hugh C.
Jane H.

Arianna Y. C. F.



prayer list

NOTE: Please help the office by keeping us informed of the status of people you place on the prayer list.


Emmanuel "word cloud"

world cloud

Thanks to Steven Cox for soliciting from parish members words that they thought best described our church congregation, and then compiling all of them into a "word cloud." Click on the image to see a full-size version. If that doesn't work, click here instead

Wordle: Emmanuel3