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 Bradford, England

Our affiliate:

Stuart Hall School


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

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

April, 2014


Allelujah! The Lord is risen indeed!

Easter Sunday marks the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who conquered death upon the cross and thereby gave hope of eternal life to all who believe in him. This greatest of miracles was first witnessed by Mary Magdalene, who then brought the good news to Saint Peter and the other disciples of Jesus. See Matthew 28: 1-8, Mark 16: 1-8, Luke 24: 1-12, and John 20: 11-18. Once Jesus himself appeared to them, their deep sorrow was transformed into supreme joy. This was the beginning of their mission of building the Christian church and spreading the Gospel throughout the world.

Easter flower cross

Easter flower cross, after the Holy Eucharist service on Easter Sunday.

Easter egg hunt, columbarium

The Easter egg hunt for the younger children took place in the columbarium. The "main event" was held across the street on the lawn of Stuart Hall School.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, from Stuart Hall

Church-goers departing from Emmanuel, after the Easter service.

Palm Sunday 2014

Palm Sunday in Staunton was celebrated, as has become the custom, with an ecumenical procession including members of several churches, along the streets of downtown. The celebration began at Trinity Episcopal Church, followed by a march along Frederick and North Augusta Streets, culminating in a blessing on the front steps of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Palm Sunday at Trinity Church

The Palm Sunday procession began in front of Trinity Episcopal Church.

Palm Sunday procession

The procession participants walking uphill on North Augusta Street.

Palm Sunday musicians

The musicians in the procession included our own Matthew Poteat on the mandolin.

Palm Sunday clergy

The Palm Sunday procession concluded at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. The clergy included our own Rev. Shelby Owen and Rev. Paul Nancarrow from Trinity.

Prayer list


Lu S.
Herbert W.
Jean H. 
Meneta D.
Alexis W
Ken B.
Tina C.
John M.
Bill C.
Iva M.
Don P.
Mike M.
Jerry C.
Diane B.
Andrew B.
Brooke D.
Mary E.
Bruce E.
Inman M.
Agnes M.
Amber C.
Sarah P. 
Bill T.


Frances M.
Elizabeth T.
Helen F.
Ruth S.
Kit C.
Charles R.

Arianna Y. C. F.

FOR Andrew B. and the U.S.S. Truxton ship and crew


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