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


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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

November, 2014


Annual Bazaar & Bake Sale

Emmanuel will hold its annual Bazaar & Bake Sale this coming Saturday November 22, from 9:00 AM to noon in Memorial Hall. A wide variety of handcrafted goods, artistic creations, photographs, and baked goods will be for sale to the public. Once again, Mary Evans Lott is coordinating this big fund-raising extravaganza. All proceeds from the Bazaar & Bake Sale will go to our Outreach fund.

In conjunction with the Bazaar & Bake Sale, for the first time this year, we will be offering guided tours of our church building, in which the various expansions and embellishments that have been added over the years will be explained.

Quilt raffle

Our own Phyllis Whetzel has sewn together a beautiful handmade quilt which will be raffled off on December 14. One ticket costs $10, two tickets cost $15, and three tickets go for just $20. The quilt (pictured below) is on display in Memorial Hall. For more information, please contact Mary Evans Lott or Meneta Deaton. All proceeds from the raffle will go to our Outreach fund.


Harvest Day is celebrated

On Sunday, October 26, Emmanuel celebrated its annual Harvest Day, beginning with a potluck breakfast with tasty treats prepared by members. Offerings collected were put into the Emmanuel Discretionary Fund, the purpose of which is to help needy persons in our community. The Holy Eucharist service featured special joint performances by the Harvest Band and the Emmanuel choir. Church members turned in their 2015 Pledge Cards, which are an essential part of setting the church's budget for the upcoming year. Special thanks go out to Elizabeth Cianciolo for organizing the breakfast, and to our organist Sarah Grove-Humphries for arranging the music for the service.

Harvest breakfast

Harvest Day began with a breakfast in Memorial Hall.

Emmanuel bell tower, people

Emmanuel members left the Harvest Day service to find a gorgeous fall day outside.

Male boarders at Stuart Hall

Our neighbors at Stuart Hall have welcomed 18 male boarding students for the first time in the school's history. The school's headmaster Mark Eastham was interviewed by the Staunton News Leader, and talked about the unique challenges of managing residential life at this venerable institution. See newsleader.com.

Prayer list


Lu S.
Jean H. 
Meneta D.
Ken B.
Tina C.
Iva M.
Agnes M.
Marilyn S.
Laura U.
Khloe B.
Peter M.
Connie H.
John M.
Robert H.
Jim H.
John G.
Merri K.
Jeff J.
Barbara H.

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

FOR THE FAMILY of Marcia C. (aunt of Stephen O.) who died recently

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