300 W. Frederick St.
Staff / Vestry
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
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 classes this year are being coordinated by Katherine Turner, along with several assistants. For details, see the
Church youth visit Boys Home
On March 14-15, the PAX Youth Group from Emmanuel Episcopal Church, along with their counterparts from Trinity Episcopal in Staunton, and St. John's Episcopal in Waynesboro, paid a mission visit to Boys Home in Covington, Virginia. It was dubbed a "Lock-in" event, with a variety of service projects, worship, and singing, as well as time for fun. The youth spent several hours working alongside Boys Home residents on service projects including painting a cottage basement, constructing raised beds for the garden, and building a greenhouse. Amanda Glover led the Emmanuel PAX youth contingent. Boys Home was founded in 1906, and "provides care for young men in a healthy, supportive environment." It includes a school, a vocational/technical center, a chapel, as well as recreational facilities. For more information, see boyshomeofva.org.
Bishop confirms new members
At the 10:30 Holy Eucharist service on March 8, Bishop Mark Bourlakas officiated in the rites of confirmation and reception into the Episcopal Church. The 2015 confirmation class was larger than average in size, adding to the celebratory atmosphere. After the service, there was a reception in Memorial Hall to welcome Bishop Mark and his family to Emmanuel.
Sign language interpreter
Many thanks to Ms. Pat Trice, who provided American Sign Language interpretation during the confirmation service. We hope to have ASL interpretation on a semi-regular basis in future months. Questions about this should be directed to our office.
Winter weather persists
Thanks also to those members who have pitched in and shoveled the sidewalks, enabling Emmanuel to hold Sunday church services in spite of the heavy snow storms of February and early March.
Season of Lent begins
Two services were held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Ash Wednesday, beginning the 40-day period of fasting and prayer in preparation for the Day of the Resurrection (Easter). The following is a message from Bishop Mark Bourlakas:
"The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places . . . and you shall be like a watered garden." (Isaiah 58:11 from the Propers for Ash Wednesday)
WE PRAY FOR: Lu S. Jean H. Meneta D. Ken B. Tina C. Iva M. Angela W. Connie S. Marilyn S. Michael Courtney Alex Laura U. Khloe B. Peter M. Connie H. Robert H. Jeff J. Barbara H. Brayden K. John M. Hal M. Graham P. Rudy M. John W. THOSE IN RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES: Frances M. Elizabeth T. Helen F. Ruth S. Kit C. Ann R. Kay W. Hugh C. Charles R. FOR OUR WORLD VISION CHILD Arianna Y. C. F.
NOTE: Please help the office by keeping us informed of the status of people you place on the prayer list.
Emmanuel "word cloud"