300 W. Frederick St.
Staff / Vestry
Sermon:Sermon: Bloom Where you are Planted
(by the Rev. Shelby Ochs Owen)
Oct 09, 2016
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
Other:Virginia Haiti Collaborative Staunton Music Guild Sarah's Music Studio Bluebird Beginnings Photography
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.
Our domain name emmanuelstaunton.org
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Sunday School classes this year are being coordinated by Katherine Turner, along with several assistants. For details, see the
Fall barbecue to benefit Haiti
On Saturday October 8, Emmanuel Episcopal Church held its annual pig roast, with proceeds once again being used to support the work of the Virginia Haiti Collaborative. Matthew Poteat, Colin Hester, and Randy Hamblett spent many hours preparing the whole hog pork and chicken barbecue, done in the authentic style of North Carolina. Folks had the choice of either enjoying dinner at church or taking it home with them. The funds raised from this event will primarily benefit St. Marks School in Haiti, with which our congregation and others have established a long-term partnership. That country recently suffered heavy damage and loss of life from Hurricane Matthew, making this event an opportune time to show solidarity and support with the people of Haiti.
After the late service last Sunday, Hannah Kivlighan gave a presentation on her experiences in Haiti last summer, showing photos of St. Marks School, the capital city Port au Prince, and other places her missionary group visited. It was a moving look at the daily struggles of the Haitian people to overcome poverty.
Interfaith picnic service
On Sunday, September 11, Emmanuel Episcopal joined with Allen Chapel AME Church in an outdoor worship service that blended the traditions of the respective denominations, and welcomed Jewish and Muslim members of the local community. Just as in the year before, the two churches held their joint service in a picnic pavilion at Montgomery Hall Park in Staunton. Rev. Shelby Owen and Rev. Edward Scott jointly led the service and administered the sacrament of Holy Eucharist. Afterwards, everyone shared in a bounteous picnic feast, prepared by members of both churches.
WE PRAY FOR: Alex Dana A. Bob A. Joan A. Frances C. Kit C. Hugh C. Meneta D. Virgil D. Laura D. Bob D. Henel F. David G. Jane H. Jean H. Eric H. Ernest I. Matthew H. Robert K. Jane K. Linda Norma L. Sam L. Mary Kay L. David L. Virginia B.L. Brandon M. Frances M. Lillian M. Hal M. Peter M. Camden M. John M. Christopher P. Ann R. Catherine S. Stephen S. Gabrielle S. Marilyn S. Sarah S. Steve S. Jean S. Elizabeth T. Eric T. Ethan W. Jan W. David W. Micheal W. Jan W. Kay W. For James R.missionary in Japan For the family of David W., brother of Phyllis W. who died recently.
NOTE: Please help the office by keeping us informed of the status of people you place on the prayer list.
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