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


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Reflections on Science and Religion
(by Dr. George Sproul)
Aug 13, 2017

Sunday schedule:
Note changes for summer!
(beginning June 4)

  • 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
  • 9:00 a.m. Christian Education (Adult); There will be NO Children's Sunday School or Choir practice until September. in the Sanctuary
  • 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II;

    Nursery Care is available (ages 0-5) every Sunday for the 10:00 service.

Church Web sites:

Episcopal Church U.S.A. Episcopal Relief & Development Episcopal Diocese of S.W. Virginia Trinity Episcopal Church The Lectionary Page Diocese of Leeds, England

Our affiliate:

Stuart Hall School


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

Church directory:

Our 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

July, 2017

Interfaith picnic in Bridgewater

On Sunday evening, July 23, members of Emmanuel Episcopal Church gathered at a park in Bridgewater to break bread with people from Allen Chapel, the Temple House of Israel, and the Islamic Center of Shenandoah Valley. It is part of our congregation's "Know Your Neighbor" outreach initiative, aiming to build trust and understanding among various groups in our local community.

July 23 picnic 1
July 23 picnic 2
July 23 picnic 3
July 23 picnic 4

Pentecost celebration

Sunday, June 4 was the Day of Pentecost, when we celebrate the manifestation of the Holy Spirit among the apostles following the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven. Many if not most church members wore the "fire" colors of red, orange, or yellow to church. Afterwards the church's "birthday" was celebrated with a special Pentecost cake!

Pentecost cake
Pentecost celebration, Shelby
Pentecost celebration

New fellowship venue:
"Holy grounds"!

Emmanuel recently began a new coffee hour to encourage fellowship, called "Holy Grounds Cafe." It takes place between our two Sunday services, from 8:45 to 9:45. Beverages and food are provided. Please join us!

Holy Grounds Shelby
Holy Grounds Tidge, Mitzi
Holy Grounds Davenports
Holy Grounds

Youth Sunday

May 14 was Youth Sunday, in which the children of Emmanuel played a leading role in the 10:30 worship service. Thanks to Mary Evans Lott, June Steger, and Eileen Frueh for making all the arrangements for the service.

Youth Sunday

Prayer list


Dana A.
Bob A.
Joan A.
Virginia B.L.
Barbara B.
Donald B.
Kit C.
Paul C.
Alice C.
Hugh C.
Neil C.
Bunny D.
Virgil D.
Laura D.
Bob D.
Pete E.
David E.
Helen F.
Jane H.
Brandan H.
Jean H.
Mabel H.
Eric H.
Jane K.
Sam L.
Mary Kay L.
David L.
Chrissy M.
Maggie M.
Rocco M.
Linda M.
Frances M.
Lillian M.
Hal M.
Peter M.
Camden M.
John M.
William M.
Jean N.
Dell P.
Christopher P.
Ann R.
Abbie R.
Jim R.
Lynn S.
Gabrielle S.
Marilyn S.
Sarah S.
Jean S.
Eric T.
Helen T.
Jan W.
Jan W.
Kay W.

For James R.missionary in Japan


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