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

March, 2014


Lenten season activities

This year's observance of Lent at Emmanuel has been especially busy, beginning with two services on Ash Wednesday, March 5. On each Wednesday since then, there has been a noon Holy Eucharist service at Emmanuel, and a Lenten service project in collaboration with Trinity Episcopal Church and Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church during the evening. Each week, the location rotates from one church to another. Following a potluck supper, there is a special group service project, concluding with a Compline liturgy.

  • Mar. 12 -- Birthday in a box for Valley Missions, at Trinity.
  • Mar. 19 -- Women's Shelter care packages, at Allen Chapel.
  • Mar. 26 -- Food pantry items (spices, things they don't usually give out), at Emmanuel.
  • Apr. 2 -- Care packages for service personnel, at Trinity.
  • Apr. 9 -- Tied fleece quilts (no sew quilt) for children in foster care/CASA, at Emmanuel.

In addition, on March 28-29, the PAX youth group will be holding a 30-hour fast, "Release the Feast," to help raise awareness about hunger at home and abroad.

Because of the harsh winter weather, the Shrove Tuesday pancake supper was rescheduled for Sunday, March 9, as a "Pancake Luncheon" after the 10:30 service, in lieu of the usual Second Sunday Soup. As in years past, the PAX youth group served sausages and fried apples along with the traditional pancakes and syrup.

Epiphany pageant
Epiphany pageant

The Shrove Tuesday pancake supper First Sunday in Lent pancake luncheon.

Bible study resumes

In January, members of Emmanuel began studying the Book of Acts, the "sequel" to the Gospel According to Luke. It describes in dramatic detail how the Apostles of Jesus began organizing the church after the Crucifixion and Resurrection. The Bible study group meets every Wednesday at 1:00. During Lent, the group will be studying the issue of forgiveness. As part of this, the group watched the movie, "The Way."

Epiphany pageant

The Bible study group.

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