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

June, 2014


2014 mission to Haiti

Three members from Emmanuel Episcopal Church and three members from nearby Trinity Episcopal Church are traveling to Haiti to help with St. Marc's School at Cerca-la-Source, which is led by Rev. Noe Bernier. Our priest-in-charge Rev. Shelby Owen, her husband Steve Owen, and Matthew Poteat will be joined by Rev. Paul Nancarrow and his wife Lee, along with Michele Edwards. We are proud to be an active part of the Virginia Haiti Collaborative. Prayers from all for a successful and blessed mission are most welcome.

Among other summer activities, donations of goods and funds are being asked to benefit the Episcopal Boys' Home, located in Covington, Virginia. Al Dahler is playing a lead role in this effort. Also, on July 13 we are having a "pulpit swap" with Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church under which their pastor Rev. Dr. Edward Scott will preach at Emmanuel, and Rev. Shelby Owen will preach over there. Finally, there is a T-shirt sale to benefit the Helping Hands Day Camp, a cooperative Vacation Bible School. Orders should be placed with Mitzi White by July 6.

Clean-up day at Emmanuel

Inspired by the thought that "cleanliness is next to Godliness," a large contingent of Emmanuel members showed up early on Saturday morning, May 31, to dust and wipe and scrub and mop and otherwise clean our house of worship. It is now looking much nicer. A big part of that effort was trying to dispose of unneeded items that have accumulated over the years: books, dishes, kitchenware, etc. There will be a sale of the surplus goods this coming September.

Kitchen cleanup crew

Birdie Hadfield, Tidge Roller, Sue Buerkel, and Sharon Sproul were among the kitchen cleanup crew.

Carter Hopkins, Matthew Poteat

Carter Hopkins and Matthew Poteat take care of gardening duties in the columbarium.

Youth 30-hour famine

From Friday, March 28th at 6:30pm until Saturday, March 29th at 6:30pm, the PAX youth group undertook a 30-hour Famine, along with other members from the Augusta Convocation. It was in part a fund-raiser aimed at helping hungry people, and in part a consciousness-raising experience. Amanda Glover coordinated this very successful and meaningful event.

PAX 30-hour famine

The timeline recording the PAX 30-hour famine. Click on that image to see it full size.

Prayer list


Lu S.
Jean H. 
Meneta D.
Ken B.
Tina C.
Iva M.
Agnes M.
Marilyn S.
Illa J.


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

Arianna Y. C. F.



prayer list

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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